Monday, March 2, 2015

:: My Own Personal Touches

I wanted to take a minute to say THANK YOU SO MUCH!  to all of you.  Some of you left comments, and some emailed me directly—all of you warmed my heart with your thoughts, comments, and encouragement!  It truly does make me feel good to know that your warm expressions and prayers are being said for me.  {HUGS} TO ALL OF YOU!
Sometimes a girl just needs to let it all out.  So… I did and I’m done with that.  Now to the guest bedroom progress!
This room is definitely a mish-mash of furniture.  I didn’t take the time to paint any furniture, except for the mirror over the old Magnavox Stereo… which works, by the way!  The walls have been painted and let me tell you… MID NIGHT BLUE… is a real bear of a color to cover! 
 guest room bed-window- stereo
I’m a sucker for old lamps!  The little lamp on the table is one I picked up years ago—at Bargain land… you might recognize a certain settee and chair in that post!
I’m making notes about furniture, whether we move or not, the furniture needs updating  with paint or repairs. I’m also making notes about finishing up and considering added my own touches. With the hand me down furniture, bedding and things—it will be nice to add things of my own… things that I like!
midnight blue armoire guest bedroom
  • The bed came from my mother in law’s house; as did the quilt.  The frame is a bit wonky—and needs bracing with side rails between the foot-board and head-board.  I’m looking forward for the opportunity to use my Kreg Jig, jr on it.  I’m thinking of painting it too.  Though right now, I like the wood. We’ll see.
  • The armoire still Mid-night blue.  It will get new paint and I’ve got a water fall dresser, though not identical, they are close enough and from the same time period—they go well together.  It will be painted too.
  • As to finishes for the room. We have fans we’re changing out and of course trim/ molding where the ceiling and walls meet.
triptyche artwork
The walls are bare after taking everything down, and packing it up.  I did hang this triptyche… I painted it a few years back… it was a long work in progress and never had hardware on the back until now!

This is an ‘in progress’ picture, I wasn’t even finished painting the base-board; but, I wanted to show you  the last thing.  We took the carpet up. Wow! what a surprise.  The floors were in very good shape despite being covered with carpet. 

I still have more to show—as I get it completed.  (You can read: The Front Bedroom /before) 

Right now, the only signs a teen ager ever occupied  this room in the past 10 years—are the drums stacked in the corners.  Right now, we are storing 3 sets for my son.  He’s no longer a teen either… so don’t tell him I said that!
‘Til next time, Be Blessed~ and stay warm!
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Leslie said...

Wow Pat.. that floor is amazing!!! Love everything you've done with the room. I laughed at your bed being a bit wonky.. that's a good word for it and I totally understand. My bed, which also came from my mother in law, is also wonky. It is sooo shaky and noisy. We really need to do something to it.

Glad that you are feeling better. I don't know why.. but sometimes just letting it all go feels awesome. Last year was the toughest year of Paul and my marriage.. I hardly blogged because it would have been fake. Today however... it's like magic, and we are in the greatest place that we've ever been. It's weird how things work out.. but I do believe that things happen for a reason and that they work out for the best.
Keep smiling. : )

Ceekay-THINKIN of HOME said...

I am anxious to see what you do to your rooms. I love the quilt on the bed. I am still a warmy house lover and nothing says that more than a quilt!

Debbie said...

I also laughed at the wonky bed. That's a word I use! Glad you are feeling a little better today and feel free to vent on here any time, that's what we are here for. I love the quilt and what you've done so far. So much work! Keeps the mind busy and that's good :)

NanaDiana said...

It's looking really good, Pat. The floor looks perfect! Lucky you. No one will know it's a wonky bed but you. lol
I know you are going to hate leaving this when you are putting all this work into it. But you will...and you will do fine. xo Diana

Audrey said...

Nothing wrong with mish-mash of furniture. I thought that was the only way to decorate.
Audrey Z.

Debbie-Dabble Blog and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

Love this sweet room!! I too am a sucker for old lamps and yours is stunning!!

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Debbie-Dabble Blog and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

I also forgot to mention that I LOVE your word for 2015!! Mine is LIVE!!


Kristina said...

That room looks great! And yes, we sometimes just need to let it out. Hugs.

A Daughter of the King said...

I love old lamps too. MAN! you really don't waste time in the dumps do you? No! You jump right up and get working on your little masterpiece.