I recently read on someone's blog the importance of taking care of the master bedroom first
before tackling major projects elsewhere in the house. So that you have a relaxing place to come to at the end of a long tedious day.
So, this is me for the last 5- 6 months...plugging along
...making the most of what I've been given-
Being happy in the moment.
Getting past the perfectionism of 'all or nothing' and just doing it-
to the best of my ability.
This is our bedroom about 1 -1/2 years ago.
We lived with the ceiling like this for 11 years!
I had stenciled the ivy and checkerboard pattern on the wall in 1996
-- that was the year we moved here.
Finally, after 11 years, I decided to do something with this tiny (9X12 sq.ft) space.
Please don't mind the plastic and newspaper...
to move all this furniture out of an all ready tight spot would have been awful.
This is the reality of it...
and it's how I work!
In a Frenzied, spur of the moment, with no plan...and finally dragging my feet to get it done kind of way.
Late in 2008 I painted the room... But that was it, my MIL came to stay with us
in what was the last year of her life.
So 'HOUSE-WORK' got put on hold.
Now I've been busy.
This is our bedroom today.
This shelf lining the wall is actually an old window casement.
This room was added on and there is a room behind that wall.
When we took the windows out, Honey built this instead.
I like it I have a place to display lots of little things I love.
I Love These Apothecary Jars.
I brought these back from my MIL home.
Didn't know what to put in mine at first.
Y'all put some interesting tidbits into your jars!
The middle one has bits of ribbon and lace
the other two on the sides...
all the cards that ever came with the FLOWERS
Honey ever bought me.
This little candle looks like a bell if it were upside down, but it is a wire basket
I screwed a little drawer pull into the shelf to hold it.
The Chanel No. 5---
a gift from Honey.
These little treasures are things that bring back memories for me
during my life ---I know when and where I got them.
Or who they might have belonged to before being passed down to me.
And By God's Grace
I am finally able to turn our shabby (not shabby in a good way,either)
little bedroom into a sweet little relaxing retreat!
Can you tell I've been trying to make it cozy?
This little frame and mirror are a new addition to this room.
For the sake of Love and marriage and a Newly Emptied Nest ...
(please tell me I'm not the only woman to ever wake up to a stranger the day after the last kiddo left!)
I understand now why the bedroom should be first on the makeover list.
So recently when I came across Our 'suitable for framing marriage certificate' (not the license)
and a gold heart shaped mirror packed away in a box ,for safe keeping no less!
I spray painted them both white added some burlap and an old earring
to the framed mirror
and hung them up in our bedroom.
I like the way it turned out.
There is no closet in this room.
For years Honey didn't have a dresser of his own.
He shared one dresser with me and had one drawer.
Finally, after the kids moved out, he got his own dresser-
shoved everything over re-arranged the furniture
and just last month moved a little chest of drawers into our room
for him for his clothes.
He loves it!
They don't match...
but I'm thinking of painting them both white,
what do you think?
You remember this little sign?
I think it is sweet and romantic.
It makes me think of Donna Reed and Jimmy Stewart
"It's a Wonderful Life"
...And then it makes me think how fortunate I am to be married 27 years today-
to such a patient, loving, and so VERY GIVING MAN. He swept me off my feet when I was just a girl, and He has been the best husband and Father ,to our children, a woman could ever want.
I can say that all these years no matter what has come our way--Truly
It's a Wonderful Life!
Happy Anniversary Indeed!
God bless you-
and as always
Thank You for reading.