I had a wonderful post planned. However, I don’t know anything that ruins a good before and after like losing the before pictures! I know that I took them and I have searched high and low but I cannot find them anywhere! It is so frustrating. You will have to trust me and use your imagination. Imagine a flesh colored room, trim and all with a 90’s floral wallpaper border at the top and bottom of the room. Now add some beautiful floral comforters and pillow shams and plaid bed skirts. I hope you get the picture. It was lovely at the time but severely in need of updating. Last year, on Wednesday before Thanksgiving, I decided to run everything through the washer to knock the dust off. Much to my dismay, the comforters came out in shreds! So, like any woman with a brain in her head, I made a mad dash to TJ Maxx to find a replacement. That was a no go. So I ran to Target. That also was a no go. I ended up purchasing new sheets and white down comforters to get me through the holiday until I had time for an all out redo. Last spring I found some fabric that I liked and sewed the duvet covers and pillow shams during the summer. Having my goal of completion by Thanksgiving, I used a steamer to remove the wallpaper borders last week and painted the room a fresh color, Coconut Milk by Valspar. I also painted the trim white this time. Now, I should be ready for company tomorrow!
The pencil post twin beds were made by a local craftsman and we purchased them about 25 years ago when we built this house.
It’s hard to get good photos because the bedposts are always in the way!
The fabric that I chose is by Braemore. The pattern is Wonderland and the color is Pearl. It has a lot of texture to it that I like.
It has a lot of color and coordinates well with the blue carpet that was already in the room and still in very good condition.
I tried to keep the bedside table uncluttered so that guests would have room for their phones, etc..
A small water pitcher sits on a vintage silver tray.
A few fresh blooms cut from the garden are always a welcoming touch.
I made this little lamp from a pitcher from my rabbit collection a number of years ago.
I found the yellow pillows at Stein Mart and used them for a little contrast.
Previously, I had a collection of hand painted floral plates hanging above the headboards, but they didn’t flow well with the new fabric so I made these mirrors for a little interest. I’ll do another post on how I made them.
There is a small sitting area with a comfy chair and another rabbit lamp.
I purchased this lamp in New Orleans about 25 years ago. It sat in our den for many years. It survived 5 children and only sustained one broken ear which has been glued back on. He’s almost like the Velveteen Rabbit so I can’t part with him now!
My original Cabbage Patch doll also lives in this room in an antique wicker stroller.
This oil painting is one of my favorite treasures. It hangs on the wall as you enter the room. My Aunt Grace painted it for my grandmother in 1968. The picture does not do it justice.
A year after I started, I’m checking this off my list!
On another note, there is a Thanksgiving sale going on at Bethlehem Christmas. Now is a great time for Christmas shopping.
I hope that you have a wonderful Thanksgiving!
I’m also linking to Tips, Tidbits, and Tutorials at Stone Gable.