Once upon a time, GMC Chris emailed me asking if I’d like to take part in a quest to find the best for a family in need, while cruising in brand new fabulous GMC Yukons, fully equipped with OnStar navigation.
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Short answer? YES!
Room: master bedroom
Resident: Alexcia, beautiful single mom of two adorable kiddos, loves purple, go for it. Fun!
We toured the south over with wild abandon and started to build on our own visions as we found the goods. There was no time to decide. You are on the ground running and your choices are yes or no, with NO time for maybe.
We met up for dinner each night approx a state away so there was no time to dilly dally. Snoop, grab and run.
And then you hope it all comes together in the end. And did it? See for yourself, my friends!
Watch the video above for the full story and reveal.
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My room: below
I’d hate for these stories to only remain within, so I’m going to share what went down.
Grab a coffee, it’s long!
The fact that I was able to decorate for Alexcia herself thrilled me to no end! I love doing romantic styled bedrooms so the challenge was on to find ‘upscale junk’.
The first piece was the dresser, donated from ReStore Detroit, and I purchased the adorable lamp. I knew right away I wanted the drawer fronts done in black chalkpaint to chime with the lamp.
I’m glad I had the dresser to start with because it was easy from there to build. I prayed the shutters wouldn’t be too tall to prop on the dresser and they were perfection. I wanted them to frame a pretty mirror and just bring white into the room. White shutters to me mean sunshine with windows open wide. I wanted Alexcia’s room to be sunshine and more.
The tackle box was a deep aqua, which chimed in with the colours we were using throughout the home. And it serves as Alexcia’s new jewelry box!
The sweet oar was found for $1.50 under the tall talking trees on the most amazing southern humid day ever. I’ll never ever forget the ambiance and the no nonsense vendor that assisted me.
“I just wanna get rid of my stuff, so it’s priced right.” Boy was it.
The vintage curvy mirror was attached to an older couple’s junk shed out back. It was like a hidden gem waiting to be discovered. They unscrewed it from the wall, but did so with the biggest southern warm smiles ever. They were delighted to hear why we were shopping and gave us a deal.
The mason jars holding the flowers were discovered in a big box for $12.00. A steal! The team bought them and shared the wealth. This was special because it was the first place all of us found each other on the road. We were actually shopping with our blog idols!
I am still counting my lucky stars for finding this sweet and simple side table for a whoppin’ $5.00 at the very end of our tour. It was the last thing I picked up. The vendors were packing up due to a rain storm heading in and they welcomed not having to move it another inch. Perfect! This was truly a screech and run pickup!
Lucky Alexcia gets to experience a little funky junk in her room so I hope she doesn’t mind a tiny bit of rust on her flower vase.
A darling little clock once wood was also hit with chalkboard paint so fun messages and designs can be had at a moment’s notice. What would you write on your alarm clock?
Twin white sheets with white twine sections sewn on became easy window treatments. The new curtain rod was picked up at Walmart for a song. Pretty, elegant, romantic.
A little bare corner received some layered woodsy relics so Alexcia can have some fun filling and placing them wherever she desires. This would make a nice place to stash some magazines and the barrel could be her laundry basket. I hope she’s reading!
Behind the door, two random planks with black and white hooks became the perfect little place to stash all kinds of things. Open the door and the clutter vanishes from sight!
Alexcia’s favorite colour was brought into the room through some fun accessories. She be stylin’!
An old door became the headboard. I knew it was ours the moment my eyes spotted it.
I didn’t care how dirty it was at the time. The layers of patina were amazing and it came out beautifully! The curvy little mirror was part of a dresser and the owners were happy to separate the pieces so I could team it up with the door. Perfection! The little mirror removes just the right amount of square from the door.
Alexcia already has a bed which wasn’t moved in yet, so two antique quilts were positioned waiting for completion. The colourful quilt was all hand made and was positively exquisite! It offered some soft colours to the otherwise tone on tone room so Alexcia can have some fun with some pastel pillowcases if she so desires.
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I so enjoyed building this room with Alexcia in mind. I truly hopes she loves each and every piece as much as I do. It was strange to leave something I did behind. It felt like ‘mine’. Which means, I gave the best I had to our girl. This room is proudly funky junk all the way.
Visit these other reveal posts to catch the entire stories!
Thank-you GMC for your never ending hospitality while on the road. You treated us so well, allowed us to indulge in amazing southern fare and you left me with the experience of a lifetime!
And bloggers, it was a privilege hangin’ and junk’in with y’all. Love you!
Brittany aka Handy, thanks for taking such good care of me. xo
And thank YOU dear readers, for sharing my exciting adventure with me!
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Disclosure: I was not compensated for this trip nor this writeup. GMC and OnStar sponsored our travel expenses only. My opinions are my own.
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