Mermaid House reveal… November 8, 2014November 19, 2014 doodletVacation House With $4,000 for the paint, back-splash tin and contents, 4 days to complete, 1 husband, 1 wife and 2 kids, we designed and decorated The Mermaid House. Please come on in and take a look… Open concept living room – Couch, console, rug, gauze curtains by Ikea. Wood surfboard coffee table from One King’s Lane. …another look now completed by the Overstock leather bench and pillow pops of color from T. J. Maxx. Ikea perfection; love the lucite chairs and round table – a comfortable and clutter-free space. Master bedroom; Ikea bed, dresser, table, lamps, and curtains…hand made quilt. Master bath; OK, not loving the gold, but a silly shower curtain (from Fab) will have to do for now. Second bedroom; Ikea full and twin beds…more hand made quilts. Second bath with walk-in shower…good bye floral wallpaper. The kitchen; we breathed life and light into the space with tin back-splash, Ken-inspired Pool Blue cabinets, white uppers, and no ruffle curtains….great view of the pool. The Lanai and Pool deck; Target table and chairs. Love the ceiling fans – hey, this is Florida…it’s steamy! And all the details to add color and fun on a budget… Framed $1 Flip Flops…total cost $24…sized for each member of the family. 1950s tin toys… Sardines clock, with fish pendulum, on the fireplace. Beaded Pelican – hand crafted in Africa. He had to be shipped by Greyhound Bus, but he is worth it…such an attitude. Yes, these are pillows (from Fab). …thank you, Fab. Original oil painting (my first) and framed bathing suits….cost FREE. Mexican tin chandelier over the tulip table – creates magical light. …and an absolute necessity in a Florida Gulf Coast beach house…a glass jar for saving prehistoric shark teeth. Now that is MAGICAL!