The Green Room at Lake Martin

The lake condo had to be decorated on a budget.   One of my go-to places for budget decor is Kirkland’s.  When I walked in and saw this picture, I knew it would be the inspiration for what became the green room…I did have to make a phone call first, because my daughter has this same picture in her kitchen.  I don’t know about you, but when I’m about to buy something, that someone I’m close to has, I have to make sure it’s ok with them first!


She calls it the Happy Pig, and I must agree!

The quilt is from TJ Maxx, bedding from Big Lots (it looks like the Grand sheets from Pottery Barn, the ones with the black embroidered stripes) and the curtains and throw pillow are from Ikea. I love that pattern and color of the curtains!

The headboard was bought at a Goree’s Furniture store in Opelika, for $199, it’s a king sized headboard only. I love it too!

The lamp was a wood and brass beauty from Goodwill, I think it was $3.99, after a Krylon paint job, it’s cheery, just like the pig!

The chair is from The Plunderosa, I knew it would be a perfect place to read a book or sit down and put your shoes on, second hand, but perfect condition!

Throw in a fisherman’s basket, fish on a stick and a place to hang your hat or wet swim suit and you have The Green Room!  (All items bought at the annual fall thrift sale for the Service League.)

And one of my favorite words!

This is how the green room came together, it’s a very Happy Room! What do you use for inspiration??

southern hospitality

The Cottage Chick



  1. 1
    SueAnn says:

    Fabulous room!! Love that chair…it is perfect!!
    My inspiration comes from a color or a pattern or a painting…just like you have done. But usually a single color change gets me going!!

  2. 2
    Vickie says:

    Love this room! The diving pig is too cute!

  3. 3

    What a fun room! I have loved those Ikea curtains for a long time now, great in that space. And your thrifty spray painted lamp is so cute.

    And I see you mentioned The Plunderosa! I’ve only been there once, but love, love that place. I want to go back. I did a blog post about it around 2 years ago. Fun place!

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    Martina says:

    What a pretty room, I would love to be your guest! Have a great week, Martina

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    Beth B says:

    I love this room, can this be the room I stay in when i come for a visit .. love the Happy Pig ..

  6. 6
    Vicky says:

    Lovely room! Will you be accepting bloggers as guest? I could use a getaway! I love the punch of color with the orange :) I really like the headboard would love to find one just like it . Stop by for a blog visit… follower!

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    Rene says:

    Love the curtain fabric from Ikea! Will have to look for it next time I go.

    Of course you can make the roller shades. I wasn’t the first :)

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    Dee says:

    WOW! I love it! It’s such a beautiful and fresh looking room. The colors are so cheerful.

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    It looks great- a good balance of pattern, color and of course- whimsy:) I love that print!
    I’m passing along the Versatile Blogger Award to you! See my post today for details.

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    debbie says:

    This is so fun and refreshing to see. I love lots of color and whimsy. You did a fabulous job. Thanks for sharing with my newbie party.

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    Anna says:

    I love this room, especially the green lamp and IKEA curtains and fun pillow.

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    Marcia says:

    Debbie, that diving pig is adorable. It put a smile on my face instantly and I could see how it would be an inspiration. I love it!!!

    Found your blog via At The Picket Fence. Looking forward to more visits.

  13. 13
    Mary says:

    Oh I love the picture and your room turned out great :)

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    Amy says:

    Love the happy pig! it came out to be a very happy room too!

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