Wednesday, April 6, 2011

My Mom Cave Room Reveal

While being a Mom can be one of the most exhilarating & rewarding jobs in the world, it's no secret that it can also be one of the hardest. I love my boys to pieces and truly believe that being their Mom is my life's purpose.

Making their spaces beautiful & comfortable & organized has been my priority from the time we moved into our home and now it's my time to create my own special room. Without further ado, I'm happy to show you my Mom Cave!

I've been working on this space for the past couple of weeks and it couldn't be more perfect. It truly is my retreat, my solace, my perfect little place. Best of all-I was able to pull it all together using things that we already had around the house. Thrifty, thrifty.
For starters, I created a Gallery wall using beautiful black and white pictures that I took on a few trips abroad-Istanbul, Sweden, Beijing & Poland. I plan to add many more
pictures and memories over time.

The animal print rug was a deeply discounted indoor/outdoor rug purchased at Walmart at the end of last summer (best time to score outdoor products for less). I have a slight addiction to purchasing beautiful curtains, so I pulled these faux silk luxury length panels from my stash!

In keeping with the whole thrifty theme-several of my favorite pieces in this room have been purchased at Goodwill over the years. My creamy, cottagey desk, matching chair, the mirror about the bookcase and even my computer screen are all Goodwill steals!! Love it!

The most precious thing in this room was a gift from my hubby. He surprised me with this gorgeous antique White model sewing machine & table. It's beautiful & I'm enjoying using it.

The lamp shade next to the table is the only item I purchased specifically for this room-I already had the lamp base and have been on the lookout for the perfect shade. This was a Clearance find-$12 at Target! I love the design.

Do you have a special place in your home? I'd love to hear all about it as well as what you think about my Mom Cave. Thanks for popping by!


I'm linking up to Inspired Room's Gallery Wall party and Debbiedoos Newbie Party!!


Anonymous said...

Your boys love you more than anything. We may not show it all the time but you are by far the most important piece to our family puzzle and we Love you. Great room by the way. I may be a bit jealous of your getaway. Your readers may be interested in how a desktop can have a wireless connection and be moved to any room in the house.

Anonymous said...

That is a great room. And I love that cream colored desk and chair... great bargain!

Carly said...

WOW!! This room is AMAZING!! Tauja! You are really something! Once we buy our first house, I plan to use all of your "thrifty" ideas to decorate as well!! I really admire all that you are doing!! Is that comment above from Tim?? If so, he is the sweetest!!! xoxo to you all!! Can't wait to see you guys again!!!!!

⚜ ↁℯℬℬᴵℰ⚜ said...

Hi Welcome to blogging and to my newbie party. Please add my link or button to your post. Great space you have here. Every gal should have one!:)

⚜ ↁℯℬℬᴵℰ⚜ said...

thanks...see you again next week:)

alison said...

What a great space! I am featuring in the Idea List tomorrow:
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luv2decorate said...

Hi so nice to meet you. Thanks for visiting my blog and your comment. Your blog is great. You have a great sense of style and you are so organized - I love it. Looking forward to reading more.