Sunday, February 1, 2015

Featured!

Just popping in to share Alice's awesome Link Party, Sundays at Home. My bedroom reveal is one of her features today! I love Alice's blog and I've gotten all kinds of ideas from her, head on over and enjoy the party!


Thoughts from Alice


Saturday, January 31, 2015

Master Bedroom Redo - The Details Part III

Today I'm showing you the last of the details in my new master bedroom!

This green dresser has been with me for many years... 46 to be exact! My mom bought this dresser unfinished when she was pregnant with me and painted it green and it has stayed this color of green. It has served as my dresser growing up, my daughter's dresser while she was growing up, craft room storage, and now my dresser again! It was also one of the inspiration pieces for my new bedroom color scheme.
I may change out or paint the knobs and pulls but for now this is how it looks, don't you love that little curvy bottom edge? :o]


I found this silver cup at the thrift store and now use it for a few of my necklaces. The two balls of crochet thread hold pins (it's actually not done, I want to add some sort of stand to the balls) Check out {this Pin} and you'll see what inspired me.

This mirror stand is a combination of an old craft item I made and a vintage piece... The area where the mirror is used to be my initial, the mirror (which fit perfectly by the way) is from an old broken hand mirror, I love that the mirror backing has come off in some places showing the burlap that the initial was painted on!
 You can see I have a collection of vintage mirrors, I love them!
And I also love old bibles... and I'm not even religious, I just love them! I told you... I can't explain my attraction to certain things! The bible on the very bottom was my mom's and the one 4th down from the top (with the electrical tape, lol!) was my grandma's and was about to be tossed out after she passed away.

It kind of ticks me off but that side of my family started taking things of hers before she even passed and after they went through it all and took most everything that had any value... sentimental and monetary both... what was left and was about to be donated was what I got to look through :o(, it's ok though, it's not the things that matter to me just the memories. Anyway, this bible, her wedding gown from her 2nd marriage (which wasn't a typical wedding gown and that's why no one else grabbed it, they didn't know!), her sewing basket, and a couple of tables was what I ended up with.

Later my cousin gave me one of her rings which made us both bawl :o)

Ok... back to the bedroom!

I found this adorable little green Buddha at the thrift shop, he now sits on top of my bible collection... please don't tell me this is some sort of sin to mix up religions or something.

I found a couple of pretty little vases that now hold my cuff bracelets. My mom painted the little oil tin ring holder years ago.

I stuck this little framed print right on one of the mirrors with some command hooks. I love those things!

In part one of the bedroom details I told you that I had reused some of the frames from my old bedroom wall collage. I put some small cup hooks into this one and it's now a necklace holder!

And this is one of my favorite things! I saw something similar {here} so I used a couple of flowers from my vintage plastic flower collection and dressed up my antlers!

Now if you look over to the right of the dresser on the wall... see the picture collage? Right next to the doorway that goes into the bathroom...

I found this idea on Thoughts From Alice. Here is {another example} if you don't like them randomly on the wall! I used some old family photographs.

This is my dad!!!! Bahaha! Isn't he cute?! You're welcome dad!!!

This is my grandma... the one I talked about above... I love this picture.

Pearl, Leni, and Emil are from my dad's side of the family, I can't remember the relation exactly but they are cute aren't they?

This is Pearl again... look at that cute little face!!!

This is my old door turned coat rack (and now robe hooks) on the wall opposite the photo collage.


This is the view into my bedroom from that 1/2 bath... see the robe hooks on the left?

One of the very last things I did was paint my ugly old gold door knob. I used one of the hammered metals spray paints (I'm too lazy to go find the can right now, I'm sure you know what I'm talking about). So you don't have to spend any money on new door knobs... just paint them!

In the beginning of this post I said the green dresser and one other piece of furniture was the inspiration for the green in the color scheme of this room. This is the other piece. It was only $8 at a garage sale!
The guy selling it started to go on and on about how he was going to reupholster it, blah, blah, blah... and when I said "OH, I love this color, I'm leaving it!" he looked at me like marbles were coming out of my nose... HE obviously doesn't get my weird attraction to things either! lol!

Well, that's it! Did I miss anything?

You can see all the posts of the room redo below. Soon I'll show some before shots of the main bathroom that I'm tackling next!



Thursday, January 29, 2015

Master Bedroom Redo - The Details Part II

I'm back to show you part two of the details of my master bedroom redo today! After this there will only be a part three then we're off to another project... the main bathroom.

So come on back into my room and I'll show you the corner next to my bed.

This where the little pieced together hutch resides. I'm enjoying adding knick-knacks to the shelves and the little bit of height it added to the furniture pieces in the room.

On the top I propped my yard sale find vintage picture. This is exactly how I found it, frame and all, and it matched my bedroom nicely! The little galvanized bucket is full of lavender and it is sitting on a couple of old books.

This little owl cup was a thrift store score, he was unfinished ceramic so I gave him a coat of turquoise paint, isn't he cute?! That little book is someone's old address book held together with some kind of tape. I found it at a garage sale and I love it for some strange, unknown reason... I cannot explain my attractions to things sometimes, it's weird :o/

The dried rose is something my daughter got from one of her many suitors! lol! If you look at the photo above there is a funny little square basket... it was in my grandparents things we went through when my grandpa passed away, I have no idea what it was used for but I just think it's kind of cute!

This little basket was a thrift store score that I found at the same time I found the one over on the fireplace. I hung one of my old earrings from it. I don't even remember where I got that cute mirror! The little angel is from the thrift store too. She has little wings on the back and one was broken but I don't even care, I love her!


I made these jars by just doodling on an old pickle and salsa jar with a Sharpie paint pen! It was fun!

This little table was something in my grandma's estate. It was a little beat up so I painted it back when I had my old house and it is now serving as my night stand. The lamp was a $3 thrift store find and there's one of those upholstery samples under my alarm clock! You can also see here that I added pom-pom trim to my curtain tie-backs!

This old locker basket holds some books and magazines for bedtime reading! I need to do something about those cords hanging behind the table!

This little domed, dried flower wall hanging is one of my favorites.

This is my "instant art", it's a screen door insert that I spray painted green and hung up on the wall!

This little silver tray holds a cute little mirror and two turquoise Christmas ornaments that are staying year round!

Hope you enjoyed these little vignettes, next time I'll show you my dresser and some stuff on that side of the room!




 See all of the master bedroom projects here: