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Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Master Bedroom Redo July 2009

We now come to the new painted bedroom. As I said before I had the walls filled with "fluff" because I didn't like seeing the beige color but with loving the pink so much I've pared down the wall "fluff" this time.

I took about 20 yards of pink tulle netting and draped it above the bed swagging down with bouffant poofs tied with organza ribbon and topped off with pink paper roses. Lovely I think but then it's MY bedroom. :-)

A closer view of the wall behind the bed shows you a canvas painting I purchased and what I did with it. It isn't very big at 8" x 10" but when I saw it on Gail's website I knew it was mine. I snatched it up surprisingly quick! I didn't want to frame it because the last picture I had framed was $350.00 after a 50% discount. Love Bunny almost passed out from that experience. So I decided to be creative. (Shopping at my own house again.)

I couldn't find a mat in a 22" x 28" without getting a costly custom one so I decided to just put another picture frame around it inside of the larger frame to "frame" it. Then since Gail sent me 2 printed pictures of more of her art I "fun-tac-ed" it to the wall. A snippet of leftover pink garland and it was finished. Then a sign I bought last year from Catherine was put on one side and an embroidered piece I did about 25 years ago went on the other side.

I had 5 pom-poms in the bedroom but only hung 3 back up. One in this corner and 2 on the other side of the bed wall. I added a pot of violets on the little corner cabinet I confiscated at my daughter's last year and painted shabby white. Instead of the Paul deLongpre prints thumb tacked to the walls in this corner, I added 2 cottage prints. The roses curtains are some that I had in the family room but replaced with white ruffle-y ones in there now. (See post from a few days ago.)

Decisions for this wall were the hardest to decide on. I have several message boards on which I display tags and gifts from my sweet ebay group and I wanted them in this room. Also my wedding dress, the news clipping from our marriage that my sister had framed and gave to me many years ago, some vintage baby clothes (mine!) and my doll clothes from when I was a child are hanging on that wall. Boxes of ephemera, photos and stationery are stacked in here and on the chair I refurbished a few months ago.

A shelf remains but the vignette is a tad different. I added a scarf, poofed it out, added the faux greenery, 3 crowns I made and some cards my hubby gave me. The letter "C" was a gift from another woman on my ebay group. I love that hand painted wood letter and since my initials are both"C" it can be used as a family initial also.

My side of the room with the 2 pom-poms in pink.

And lastly, a close-up of the painting over the bed.

I've decided to show you my message boards up close. Birthday greetings, tags from sellers, pretty calling or business cards, "just because" tags, beaded fripperies from Berrtie, tags that simply say they love me and cute pictures I've collected from various places, just anything I think is beautiful and worthy of being pinned to my boards. I even have special thumb tacks on which I've glued ribbon roses onto their heads. Nothing and I mean nothing goes on there that isn't beautiful!

Middle message board. Embroidered and painted hearts from my sweet ebay group chicks. There is so much love and support in there it's a miracle. I love them all and I think the feeling is reciprocated. ;-) We truly do lift each other up above the fray and hard times in life.

Third message board. Old ephemera, hand painted cards, note cards collected over the years, a little hanging heart hand painted by Celeste, just lots of flouncy stuff.

And this. You wonder what it is? Well, it's a bath "puff" that has come unraveled. It is such a bright pink fuchsia color that I can't part with it and besides, I use Oil of Olay bath/body wash and it smells so wonderful that it fragrances up the entire area in which it hangs. Yummm...... Sigh........


  1. To die for OMG, to die for!!!

  2. Hi Connie
    Here I am visiting you at last, my computer wouldn't let me open up your blog for awhile there - not sure why?

    I LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE what you've done with the painting - who needs a proper matt when you have your own wall to use - the way you've layered the frames, fantastic - it all looks stunning - clever cookie, I really felt quite emotional when I saw your bedroom

    sorry listen to me going on!!

    So glad "The Shabby Chic Bedroom" has gone to a good home


  3. What a beautiful home you have Connie.

  4. Connie you have so many pretty things in your room. Gails work is sensational

  5. awww Connie huneybun.. now you make me want a pink bedroom too! I love love love your new bedroom.. look so cozy and comfy.. and one can sleep like a baby in this kindda pretty room.. I also love the painting you bought from Gail. beautiful. and the best thing I like about your room is the message board full with pretties! my kindda of board too! hehehehe.. I think I drool too much.. I got to stop and plum myself at your new living room too! :P hehehehehe

  6. Connie, your room looks so pretty. I really like that you have surrounded yourself with pretty things that have a special meaning to you.

  7. Dear Connie,

    Your bedroom redo is gorgeous!!! I can just see it in Romanic Country magazine! You did a fantastic job! Love your pretty message boards. The family room redo is so beautiful, too! You have been a busy chickee!!!

    Love, Paula

  8. And you wonder why my daughter thinks your home is Cinderella's castle?

    Thank-you, thank-you, thank-you for thinking of Miss Is and those tissue puffs and my lack-luster try at being "elegant" with those beautiful amber crystals. Hopefully everything will come together as I see it in my pee-sized brain. lol


  9. Such a lovely place to slumber! You've truly made it your own!

  10. Dear Sweet Connie, Really quick like: Update on Amy. She has PASSED the test. Yes, she has PASSED the test. The Dr. said her little vessels looked so good and she had such a wonderful blood flow. While the balloon was inflated she showed no signs at all of a stroke. They injected some die at the time the balloon was in there, and she is on her way for a scan of sorts to double check the brain and make sure there is no sign of a stroke. This is more or less a double check. She told Debbie, "No more tests Mom, no more tests." The Dr. said he saw no reason why she should not have the surgery, but would talk with them after this scan. Debbie did get to see Amy on her way to the next test, and she was teary eyed but glad it was over, and Praise God she PASSED. Keep up the prayers as they are so working. God Bless you, Love Sherry

  11. Hi Connie! I haven't been in blogland much lately with all the summer activities, but what a pleasure to visit you today!! Your master bedroom is so very pretty! I love everything and you did such a great job displaying so many pretties! Now I'm off to read about your family room redo. Do you ever stop???

  12. Hey Connie; Wow I just love your bed room, it is so beautiful and chic. Love all the pretty pillows on your bed. and how you keep all of your sweet gifts on the memory boards... you did a wonderful job.... thanks for sharing...


  13. Hi Connie! I looked at all the posts I missed of yours and all I can say is....Beautiful, Beautiful and Beautiful!! I love all your pink and you are such a wonderful decorator...Hugs to you! Jennifer

  14. Connie
    You did a wonderful job! So ,amy special spots. I love the pale pinks and your great frame idea! Now if I only could declutter mine I would be thrilled! Lori

  15. Oh my how pretty! I was just going to come over and check on you as I hadn't seen you around- again I come over and you have been posting by my dashboard is not showing them! Darn!! Well I am glad you are ok and it looks like you have been a busy bee!!! Off to read the other posts I missed!


  16. Hi Connie,
    All your rooms turned out beautifully! Every room has been decorated with thought and love. Its nice to have the things we love surrounding us in our home. I really love your pink and green plaid curtains they look great in your front room and your memory boards are just lovely.
    Take care and enjoy your day,

  17. So pretty!
    The message boards look wonderful! I love the wall with baby clothes, and wedding dress.


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