Tuesday, January 5, 2010

my favorite spot of the house

This is the before picture of my bedroom KINDA before… I was excited about my fabric, so I had already made my shams and new pillows for the bed and bought the quilt.Picture this bed with the same coverlet and shams, a green quilt at the bottom of the bed, and the pillows shown below in the rocker. This is exactly how things were hung furniture was placed. And that half naked kid??? She’s usually that way too. ;)


Feature 1: Capri pant curtains from my last house shown with the pillows that were on my bed…. Not bad, but I was tired of it. (Before you gasp, I KNEW the curtains were horrible, just not the bedding).


My dresser…


This side of the room was HORRIBLE…. That humongulous computer and the huge TV in that tiny space between Andrew’s closet doors….


See?? Horrific. Not you Nikki and Victor. I’m describing the TV and chest.


This is the view from the doorway today….


All the photographs are down and have been placed in other parts of the house…. I have my lurverly monogram above my bed and touches of blue here and there.


My new drapes…. Made from painter’s drop clothes for a big whooping price of $8.67 each. They’re plenty long and wide enough to cover both windows at night… I love them. Don’t judge me for the messy sewing space… I wasn’t even going to fake clean it up…It’s always messy. Deal with it. I have to have SOMEWHERE in this house to keep my machine….At least it beats the living room where it used to be. I am going to cute that desk up some though.


The antique computer was replaced with this antique chest that belonged to my great uncle. See the itty bitty teeny tiny TV? I decided that our room wasn’t going to be ruled by TV placement any more. This table is small enough that I can scoot it in one side of Andrew’s closet if I need to. I started to put it up for this tour, but I decided to show you my fix for my TV problem.


More of the chest with this mirror



This is my funky element in my room….Everybody needs a little zebra. Andrew is going to build a tall thin armoire with doors to hide the TV….. right after he builds a bed with a trundle, a new nightstand, and an armoire for the girls’ room redo. Yeah, won’t be anytime soon.


Mammy’s shelf redone…in between my closet and bathroom doors.


The dresser now….I redid that urn: My grandmother made that clock...That is also her jewelry box.


Andrew’s side of the bed…..My sister Lee covets those monkeys...Isn't that a sin?


My side of the bed… That lamp isn’t quite as green as it looks in this pictures…. The colors compliment each other….They don’t match, they COMPLIMENT. ;)


That is my favorite picture of ALL TIME of my boys…. Those candle holders?? Less than $10 for the pair at TJMaxx.


Another view of Andrew’s side…..


View from my side of the bed…..


This room was TOTALLY redone for around $175 give or take a couple bucks…. I think it looks like a million bucks, and it sure feels like it…. I still haven’t decided what I want to cover that white pillow with, and I want to do some kind of fun fabric treatment on the chair.

This room is my sanctuary…. the only place I can come for some quiet time. I love coming in here now and am just filled with peace when I’m here…. I’m here right now writing this post, the doors locked to keep toddlers and teenagers out. It beats hiding in the bathroom! Speaking of bathrooms, that post is tomorrow. I redid my ENTIRE bathroom for $100. I gave myself a challenge, and I stuck to it… Come back tomorrow for that tour.

Love you my peeps,


A second time around
and Thrifty Decor Chick.


Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

I. love. it. If I could copy the whole entire thing, I would. ;) Even your "before" is better than what I have now. Our room is most definitely NOT a sanctuary right now, and I would like it to be. You've given me some inspiration here. Thank you! :)

PS. I love the colors you chose for your bedding/pillows. So pretty!

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Sweetie I am clapping, clapping, clapping, please take a bow. This room is so serene and beautiful. I could rest in this room. I love your patterns, textures and colors. So very beautiful. I love it.

I love the way you arranged the furniture and everything. It is so very pretty.

Thanks for sharing, and a job well done sweetie.

Country hugs...Sherry

Lou Cinda said...

Oh man! I love this!! LOVE the colors!! Looks fabulous! I can't wait to see the bathroom!!

Sooooooo pretty!

Lou Cinda :)

Anonymous said...

I LOVE IT! First, can I just tell you how much I love that chest? Love it! The fabric, the plates, the monogram - it's awesome! Come do my house!!!

Anonymous said...

you picked such great colors. your wall color is similar to the color we used in our living room. You did such a great job with all the little details. I love it. Thanks for stopping by at Simply Modern Mom and commenting.

tiffany {Simply Modern Mom}

Kate @ The Gaines Gang said...

SO pretty! I just read that the "new" color is blue this year!

Ticking and Toile said...

looks so nice!! Very relaxing & serene.


Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Love your master bedroom! Great idea using dropcloths for drapes ~ I've seen that before and what a savings that is. The redone shelf looks great in that spot, too. It looks like it fits there perfectly!

Kim W said...

It's wonderful. I'm jealous of the size of that room! And you got me thinking about the drop cloths. Might work for my Funroom (used to be a sunroom, but was rebuilt with less windows. I don't think Sunroom fits anymore. But I think I would need white, hmmm). Can't wait to see your bathroom redo!!

Delightful Dwelling said...

It looks so pretty! I love the blue bedding and the monogram over the bed. I also really like the blue framed mirror and the plates on the wall.

Jennifer Paganelli said...

This looks amazing love the beautiful touches!!

Muriel and Jerry said...

I love it! Can you do my new one for $175! LOL

Kimba said...

It's beautiful! You've created a wonderful, relaxing bedroom. Great job!

Cha Cha said...

So lovely. It is so fresh and crisp, I love it. I love each of your pieces of furniture. Great job.

Jenne said...

It's beautifulQ I LOVE the momogram above your bed...did you make it?

Melanie said...

The plates above the sidetables are so pretty and clean! Very restful.

LouLou@thelifeofloulou.blogspot.com said...

I didn't realize that the links to the projects for this room weren't posted...Guess I had a mix up...They're on there now ;)

jona said...

What a beautiful, serene bedroom!! I love the colors you picked, so dreamy!

BabyKazfan said...

Very nice! you did a great job. You should be on Oprah. :) I love your blog. I didn't know you had this one. :)

auntrene said...

Hi, I love it..
Thanks for stopping over and visiting my blog.
I am Rene from Just me Aunt Rene..
ok... I have a confession my name is not Rene.. well not really.
My name is Maureen. So They call me Reen, or Renie, you are wondering about the Rene.... My auntie she always spelled Renie that way Rene and it stuck.
I love it.
STop by again someday who knows I am trying to get ambitious and post more often.
I love your bedroom and blog. I will be back!

sara said...

Nice Blog!! Metroloft is one of the Discount Furniture Store which has Huge collections of Discount Furniture.

Claudia said...

Fabulous! I really love it. Have you thought about leaving that white pillow white and just tying a big sash in that brown from the swirls around it to scrunch it just a bit in the center...you could make it a bow or a knot or put a beautiful broach whatever you like. Think of the sash on a beautiful chair at a wedding....Gosh! What a horrible description. I hope you know what I mean.

But great room! Thanks!

melissa * 320 Sycamore said...

It's beautiful! I love blue in a bedroom. Can't wait to see the bath! :)

Tara said...

I Love the after! The color is great. I think it is wonderful that you are able to work in things from your Grandmother. It just adds the special touch.

Porch Days said...

Isn't it wonderful when you really like a project you have done? Good job on keeping the cost down!

Anonymous said...

I don't know if you've done anything with your white pillow but you could have some white monogram of your last name initial put on it in a matching blue and brown!!

Mrs.B said...

Looks great!

blesid said...

I totally agree with you ... EVERY room needs a zebra print! jules

Lena said...

I love the fabric you chose for the pillows! You have really made this into a great space.


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