Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Before and After... still a work in progress!

Well look who's trying to figure out why everything looks so different!

Things are still being changed around on a daily basis. In this AFTER photo, the hamper is over by the window.

In this AFTER photo the new headboard has been attached to the bed and the mannequin is temporarily taking the place of the hamper until my office gets organized!

I really like this headboard. It has an old fashioned feel to it, just what I was looking for.

This is where the mannequin was before being moved over by the window. Hopefully before week's end it will be back in my studio office.

The boudoir chair is a great place to read.

There's light from the window... 

... and from the floor lamp that I moved in from the living room.

The white kitty from the living room also found his way down to the bedroom. And the same day I found this $4.00 hamper at Savers...

... I found these lace curtain panels for $4.99. They have a rose pattern that's very similar to the pattern in the boudoir chair.

Speaking of the boudoir chair...

.... it's become a favorite place for Baby to hang out...

... and entertain us with her antics.

While doing this post, I came across a post from 2008 (my first year of blogging). In that post I talked about this very chair and how anxious I was to give the bedroom a makeover! Well, SEVEN years after writing that we have finally gotten around to it! Here's a link to the BOUDOIR CHAIR post if you want to travel back to 2008!

So that's what's been done so far. I still have to paint the two small tables that we use as end tables. I also want to put a couple of bookcases beside the headboard and maybe even one on each of the side walls up toward the head of the bed. Once I have all the furniture in it's "forever" place, then I'll decide what to hang and where to hang it! I have several favorite pieces in mind, but I don't want to start banging a bunch of holes in the wall until I know for sure where I want to place things.

Oh, and I also want to replace the curtain (sheet) on the closet with mirrored closet doors (this photo is from before the makeover - old wall-to-wall carpeting, wallpaper border, and pencil post bed). Our bedroom has only one window facing east and I'd love to reflect more light coming in from the window as the sun moves during the course of  the day. But all in good time!

I hope you all have a wonderful week!

Donna

12 comments:

Betty from My Irish Cottage Home said...

I love what you did to the room. I love how everything looks so light and cheery. You have done a great job.

Marilyn said...

The transformation is very pretty.
Baby is a beautiful kitty. :)
Marilyn

Claudia said...

It's looking so much more spacious and bright, Donna! Good work!

xo
Claudia

Samplings from Spring Creek said...

The headboard is awesome--looks like the room has met the cat seal of approval

Greg_1948 said...

Very interesting. Quite an improvement. My bedroom is stuck in the 90's, but the waterbed looks like the 70's. I am chicken when it comes to painting old furniture. I am afraid it will look worse when I am finished. (There are precedents for that!) You did a lot of work. I think I am too old and lazy to change anything--I will just close my eyes and go to sleep! Then I won't see it.

Kc W said...

I love the headboard, too! Your idea of using mirrored slider doors for the closet really will help give you more light but without the added heat! I bet Baby has just been going crazy with all the changes. Cats just don't do change very well.

Shabby chic Sandy said...

Love the transformation. Is so much more relaxing looking now...like a bedroom should be. I am in love with your cat :)

June said...

What a beautiful retreat you have created Donna! It's beautiful!So light and airy, and I think kitty approves!

Susan said...

Hi Donna....It looks absolutely lovely---cleaner, neater, nice and simple. I loved the old bed but the new look is quite lovely. More light, too. GREAT JOB. Thanks for sharing it with us. Susan

Cathy @ My 1929 Charmer said...

Oh my goodness, you have such a big bedroom...not me...but, with head hung, I am happy for you! What a lovely room, and the new bed frame really make the space open up...not that you have a problem with that. if you should find that wicker hamper missing, don't look my way...just saying!

Rue said...

Donna, it looks fantastic! Exactly what I pictured you'd have as a bedroom :)

I looked at that old post and saw so many old friends.... where does the time go?!

xo,
rue

Jan said...

Your room looks lovely. I was pretty convinced that Baby was working out the best place to sleep and supervise the world. Jx