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Friday, September 24, 2010

Mom Caves Challenge....

  Between Naps on the Porch is having a Mom Caves Challenge special linky party and a giveaway from Homegoods. Bloggers are posting links to their "Mom Caves", and there will be some great prizes awarded after the judging. If you want to enter, go to her blog and read the rules, and then link up to her post HERE
  I'm using the post I did a few weeks ago about my bedroom makeover. I would have used the same pictures, so I couldn't see why I would need to reload all of these pics. Most of you know how time consuming that is on blogspot these days.

    I actually did my bedroom makeover 2 years ago after I had my tongue cancer surgery (you can read about that in my archives - May '08. Let me also say I am cancer free!). I love my bedroom. It is the place I can totally relax, read, do puzzles, and pray every night before I fall asleep.

  This was my comforter I had from J C Penneys. (Pretty boring.)

  I wasn't able to really do much on the sewing end, and my DH was so supportive and helpful wanting to cheer me up. After I got a little stronger, he would take me to some of the local antique shops looking for things to use. I had already bought my Matelasse bedspread as I wanted to decorate with a shabby chic look.
  Let me back up from here and say that I had completely redone my furniture a few years ago. It was dark pine, and I wanted something brighter. It was too nice to chunk and start over. I went to Lowe's and got an antiquing kit. I think it turned out pretty good - considering.
  One thing I needed was a little nightstand. I found one chunked in the back room of an antique mall. I brought it home and refinished it (with the help of my grandson.)

This is the bedskirt I found with a crocheted edge. It was just perfect!
Now, let me show you where I placed the painting I won from Erin. I thought it looked best sitting on top of the chest. It's the first thing I see when I walk into the room.

I bought a beautiful quilt with a sweet rose print - the main reason I was so glad to win the painting. It just all goes together so well, and winning the painting sure wasn't planned.
View of the whole bed with quilt. (This pic was taken before I added the painting.)

Now the next item is one of my favorites. It is the top to an old fireplace that came from one of the older homes in our parish.

The wicker table underneath also came from the antique store where I got the mantle and the quilt. It was just perfect to hold my quilts and a couple of my treasures. The doll quilt is one that my grandmother made, and the piece of a yoyo quilt was made by my other grandmother. They are very old, and not in the best shape, but I cherish them.

Now I will finish with a few pics of the small pillows I made out of placemats.
That's it folks! I hope you have made it to the bottom of the post. I know it's long, but these things just take up a lot of space on here.
    One more peak. I love old cutwork and handmade linens. I try to use them around my home.

 While looking around Homegoods, I found some cute pillows that I think would also look neat on my bed.
  I could also use a couple more things for my walls. I thought this was interesting.

 I know the judges will have a hard decision to make. It was fun to participate, and to view all of the other entries.



Christie Cottage said...

It looks great!


Teresa @ Grammy Girlfriend said...

very did a great job

Deb said...

Oh, Ms. Shirley, it looks so beautiful...and calm and peaceful!!! It was a God-thing to win the fits perfectly!!!

The Painted Garden said...

Hi Shirely,

Your room looks wonderful - just beautiful. I love where you put the painting - it picks up the silver in the little angel.
Thank you for sharing and I am so glad that you liked your giveaway.

Kimberlee said...

That come out just wonderful!

Crystal said...

Love the decor, very vitorian country feel. Found you via blog hop and now following. Hope you can visit and follow me back

Anonymous said...

Love what you have done, the old Fireplace mantel is beautiful!
I am a new follower from the hop.
Living Out Loud

Cole's Corner said...

How pretty! I love it.

Annette said...

It's a beautiful room! Seems very serene!!

Brenda ~ Shabby Cats and Roses said...

Hello Shirley :) Wow, your bedroom looks just beautiful! You did a fantastic job with your makeover! And congratulations on winning that sweet's perfect for your room :) Have a great weekend!!

Warmest hugs, Brenda


I love before and after pictures. Probably because I don't have to see all the hard work in between :-)

Susan said...

Shirley, your bedroom looks so the shabby chic, my favorite too!
You did a great job on decorating!

From the Kitchen said...

Wonderful! It's amazing how you changed the look of the furniture. You certainly have created a great shabby chic look. The painting really pops and works perfectly. Thanks for sharing!


Rettabug said...

Your room is lovely, Shirley...very soothing & serene looking & congrats on winning that pretty was meant to be yours!

Terry @ La Bella Vie said...

Oh my well first let me say I am thrilled for you that you are cancer free! Really that's the only thing that matters anyway!
Then let me just say the room is adorable and I'm glad I got to share it!
Take care,

Amanda said...

What a beautiful room! I just love your window treatment...gorgeous! I am also very happy to hear that you are now cancer free - Praise God! Blessings!

Jane said...

What a beautiful, romantic room! I am drooling over that fireplace top.


Handy Man, Crafty Woman said...

Very pretty room ! Love the colors.

Prior said...

Love the furniture painted white and that quilt is beautiful! A wonderful retreat! Lezlee

Nancy said...

Oh this is beautiful...I love the soft whites and all the lace!


ButterYum said...

This room reminds me of home... perfect.


Roberta said...

First of happy to hear that you are now cancer free ;) Your room transformation is wonderful...I so love that bedskirt and the quilt is so beautiful. Love the white furniture and how fresh your room looks now. Best of luck in the giveaway, fondly, Roberta

Renee said...

very pretty! you have done a great job!!