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Cozy Bedroom Decor

Suite 2

My favourite thing about Suite 2 is definitely my bedroom setup. It started out as my living room space, but after 6 months I decided to change up the decor in the whole apartment. So this is now the bedroom. Super cozy with built in white drawers, bench seat at the window and a sage green feature wall painted by yours truly. Commissioned my father to construct this beautiful DIY headboard out of recycled stairwell posts. Love it!

The turquoise shimmer bed topper was $7.99 from Value Village, sadly only a double size and my bed happens to be a queen! The matching pillow cases and accent pillows were also from the same place, found randomly over the summer months. I bought my first shower curtain at Walmart in my first Kingston apartment because I fell in love with the design. I hate to admit the silly thing cost me $24. Such a crazy price for something that hangs outside your shower that serves very little purpose except aesthetics I suppose. After a year it was not in the greatest condition and I didn’t want to use it at the new place (Suite 2) when I moved so I discussed altering them into decorative pillows with my mother, to which she said yes of course!

Suite 2We combined two fabric shower curtains (beige waffle on one side, floral decal on the other) into a variety of unique throw pillows that sat in the window sill. On either side I placed a bunch of assorted vases I had collected over the years all surprisingly in the same colour palette!


Reconstruction

Dress ReconstructionI often sift through the dress rack from large to small, no particular reason for starting at one end over the other it’s just an interesting observation. I live to reconstruct dresses to it me so I suppose it comes from the simple fact of not being able to adjust dresses that are too small to begin with.

I found this dress at a half price sale as I was digging through the racks. I was completely intrigued by the print, so vibrant and unlike any I’d seen before. The Value Village tag guessed that it was a size 14… Let me just say there’s no way that dress was that big. It was a terrible style, boxy and shapeless. It appeared to be handmade based on the finish of the lining and no label.

I paid about $5 for it with the intent to redesign it. The project was relatively simple, I cut the sleeves off and repurposed them as a flare down the sides of the dress around the hip. The neckline was truly unique and I made light of it by folding the rough cut edge and creating a nice finish.

The dress is not finished to professional standards but no one (except you!) has any idea that it was once a gawdy dress from the 80′s. It is now one of my most appreciated pieces, paired with bronze strappy sandals and gold accessories for that extra pop.