Taming the Shame

Taming the Shame
Uh oh, it looks like Alicia from Thrifty and Chic had a “Room of Shame.” What probably began as a temporary place to stash some extra furniture and craft supplies, had slowly morphed into nothing but a destination to avoid on home tours.  “What’s behind that door, Alicia?”  “What door?  Oh THIS door?   Um, it’s the basement.”  “But you don’t have a basement!”  “I know!  It’s … it’s, uhh, unfinished.  Just a dirt hole back there. Let’s move along, shall we? Have I shown you the coat closet yet?”  “But how can that be a basement if we’re on the second floor?”  “I SAID MOVE ALONG!”
At least, that’s how I imagined it.  Alicia, who is actually very nice and wouldn’t really yell at you on a home tour, was ready to reclaim this space.  She wanted to create a dually functioning office and guest room, and managed to do both perfectly.  The clever curtain system hides all her office necessities, and now it’s absolutely serene and dreamy.  And that headboard?  I’m a fan.

And now the office side …

 Great job Alicia!

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  1. February 22, 2012 / 3:25 PM

    Wow if that is her Room of Shame – I am in big trouble. I would like to get my ROS to that point! 🙂 A totally darling space and yes I love the headboard as well – rustic and romantic as the same time. Very nicely done with a lot of little lovely touches. Enjoy!

  2. February 22, 2012 / 4:19 PM

    I have a room like that. I love what she did with hers, especially the headboard.

  3. February 22, 2012 / 4:24 PM

    That gray and white rug is the best! I have it in my living room and paying $19.99 at IKEA for it was definitely worth every penny.

  4. Anonymous
    February 22, 2012 / 4:29 PM

    Wow, what a difference!

  5. February 22, 2012 / 4:50 PM

    Wow, what a difference! It’s so calming now and just uber chic

  6. February 22, 2012 / 5:13 PM

    *all I can think of is the wizard from Wizard of OZ*
    ‘Pay no attention to the man behind the curtain!’

    I do love the headboard…may have to copy that!

  7. February 22, 2012 / 6:25 PM

    great job, inspiring me to clean up my studio!

  8. February 22, 2012 / 7:41 PM

    I absolutely love that headboard! The finish is perfect, too. Great project. The Room of Shame concept could have been invented to describe several rooms in my house, also some closets and drawers…. I need to get going and start organizing….thanks for posting!

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