Thursday, February 4, 2010

A little more teasing

 
This is the bedroom side table on my side of the bed. I made the lampshade and I love how it looks in the room.  The photo showing is of my mom when she was about 3.  If anyone wants a tutorial on how to make the shade just let me know.  The drapes are a new addition.  I've been searching everywhere I  could think of to find new drapes that look good in the room. Normally I make all my own drapes but I had no luck finding just the right fabric. I try and do everything as inexpensively as possible, so I tried panels from Target, Wal-Mart and TJ Maxx. I couldn't live with any of them.  All those years working for an interior designer really elevated my taste level. Finally I went to a store called The Great Indoors.  When I walked in I knew instantly that I had found my drapes.  They were a little pricier than I had planned on but I knew they would be perfect.  Fortunately, they were on sale so I saved a little bit.  They are hanging now and I smile every time I walk in the room.  Sometimes we have to spend a little bit more to get perfection.  I can't wait to show off the rest of the room.  There still more painting that I'd like to get finished before I unveil the rest.


36 comments:

Sophee-a Laroo Bijoux and Sheri too said...

OH....Please hurry and finish this weekend~lol

I love the lampshade...I have to bare shades in my entryway and I have clipped little Valentine's cards on them....I also have a bare on in my living room.....

My hubby does not get it...to top it off...I have a spare, bare shade in case I want to sell one.

I will be working on my room this weekend but...I can't buy anything new right now....just moving,fluffing and making it look as If I bought new things :)

Sophee-a Laroo Bijoux and Sheri too said...

Ok...I really mis ~spelled a few times....I meant TWO bare shades and I have ONE in my living room!

Blondie's Journal said...

The lamp shade is beautiful. I have to check out the technique!

I agree with you on the drapes. I had nothing on my living room windows except bamboo shades for the longest time until I found the drapes I now love. It IS worth the wait (and the bamboo shades looked pretty good!).

xoxo
Janie

Jodie LeJeune said...

Okay Karen, you ARE a tease!
That lampshade is the new love of my life! It's gorgeous and the best part is that it's so sentimental with a photo of your Mother!!!! Very sweet!!!
I can't wait to see what you do with this room...you are killing me. I'm going to have to forward you my hospital bill...
;)
everything vintage

Terri Gordon said...

Oh how beautiful. Can't wait to see the rest of the room. I love your style.

Pat @ My Tattered Elegance said...

Your shade is so creative and holds great memories. You did good girl!!! Sometimes we have to splurge on one thing, then save on a bunch of others and it will all even out. And you save on a lot of things by making them yourself. Keep it up, we love what you are doing.
Hugs, Pat

maryboys said...

karen - this looks wonderful. i'd love a tutorial on the lampshade - i have an empty, ghostly frame awaiting attention:)

mary

Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

I enlarged the picture, but I can't quite figure out how you did the shade...so I guess you better to a tutorial...for all us want to know girls!! Waiting for that whole room!

Charlene said...

You are such a tease!!!!!!!! If friends didn't call & stay on the phone with you for over 2 hours you could get more done couldn't you???? :) Love the drapes & lampshade. Of course we would love a Karen Tutorial! I am making a lamp at my Art Event I am going to this weekend. I know I won't finish it in class but, when I do we'll have to compare. I have had some nice comments on my changes we made. Thank you again. Have a great weekend. HUGS! Charlene

love lives in the kitchen said...

it's simplybeautiful! i love the lamp and the picture!
have a great weekend,
justyna

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

I would love a tutorial, it looks gorgeous! Cindy

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

That peek looks great, Karen! I have a shade I need to work on, but I know it's going to be difficult to get the fabric I hot glued on there several years ago off. I have a feeling I'm going to have to buy a new one.

Can't wait to see the rest of the room ~ before I crack from anticipation!

sissie said...

Ok, enough teasing already! Just this little peek is enough to make me swoon. I love the draperies, they are so lovely.
Can't wait to see the finished project.

Sissie

BellaRosa said...

Karen amor, I love your lil teases :) That lampshade is gorgeous and I would LOVE a tutorial on that, I have some lampshades in my shed that I have been saving for just such a treatment...I can't wait to see your bedroom reveal! Besos, Rose

Karen said...

Hello Karen.
I'm sad because our Great Indoors went out of business a year ago. I LOVED that store!
Love your lampshade!
HAGD! Karen

Crystal Rose Cottage said...

Karen....Very unique lampshade! I love how it is so personal too! I know what you mean about trying to save a few $ and decorating on the cheap but sometimes you just have to splurge on certain things. looking forward to seeing the whole room!~Patti

Lisa said...

I love the rose print, it's beautiful! We used to have a Great Indoors in Las Vegas, but it closed. I was so sad when it happened. It's a great store.

Kelly Berkey said...

Love the darling shade! What a great idea!
I'm having a giveaway intil noon Feb 8th for two sterling silver necklaces if you'd like to stop by and enter to win or let your readers know!
Hugs,
Kelly
http://kellyberkedesigns.blogspot.com

June said...

Hi Karen,
I know this room is going to be beautiful. I love the shade and the fact that your mom's picture is there makes it even more special. I love it when people use old family photos in my their decor. It is an instant warmth in any home. Thanks for the teaser. I can't wait to see the rest.
hugs

tarnishedandtattered.blogsot.com said...

Karen,
I want to see more of those drapes, and cannot wait to see the rest. Love it so far. Yes, please I'd like to know how to make a shade like that. Tutorial post is in order I think. I'll check back this weekend to see if there is more. Lisa

Wanda said...

Hi!

I love the lampshades. Can you do a tutorial? I'm working on decorating my office and I need to work with the lampshades. I've being following your blog since last year. I live in the desert as well(Oro Valley, Tucson) and I LOVE the vintage, shabby chic of your house.
best regards,
Wanda Contreras

renata said...

Hi karen
i just read your note for me to contact you, sorry been a bit busy, but this was the only way i could see to send a message, your bedroom is coming along nicely,

Denise said...

Oh it's looking wonderful! LOVE what I can see of the drapes. The lamp shade is tooooo cute! Right up my alley as you can probably see from my last post.

ProudNana said...

Absolutely love the lamp shade!!!

Rustique Gallery said...

YES, Yes! I want a tutorial on how you did that shade. I love it! The room as coming together and looking delicious! You go girl!
Sherry

Lynn Richards said...

O.K. this is SO fun to follow your progress. You have the patience of a saint for waiting for just the right thing...
Lynn

DeeDee said...

I cannot wait to see it all...the parts we have seen are just lovely...

Myrna said...

Just that photo alone could be on the cover of a magazine..and knowing how great things are happening for you, it probably will! ;-)
Love your 'vignette'..and PLEASE do a tutorial on that fabulous lampshade!!
Blessings!
Myrn

julie Haymaker thompson said...

Hey I found my drapes there too. ( bedroom ) I am redoing my aunts house and we are on to the living room. I am sewing her drapes .I buy my fabric at Interiorz on Indian school they have great prices and are right next door to Calico Cupboards .Love that store too but that was another life when I was queen of a "larger domain" I am STILL queen but somehow the domain got MUcH smaller, but my taste as not .YIKESSSS . My place is so tiny I found myself at a doll house shop the other day what does this mean!?!?

Jamey said...

I absolutely love your blog! I look forward to visiting here. Have a great day!

The Rustic Victorian said...

Knowing you, it will be fabulous! I think the curtians are wonderful, and the lampshade is fun.I think I have the very same container,,does it have a mirror under the silver lid?
Beautiful Karen
oxo
Marcie
ps...
We are moving the end of the month.

Judy said...

Hi Karen! . . . You mentioned a tutorial on how to make the shade. I would love to learn how to do that. I just bought 3 very vintage lamps at Goodwill and they all need shades. Since I don't have a stockpile of "skeleton" shades like yours, I am willing to tear up a couple "new" ones and redo them. So, yes, I am very interested in the tutorial!

Let me know!

Love what you have done with the bedroom!

Judy B.
Chandler AZ
www.myartisticside.blogspot.com

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Cyn said...

Karen your room looks wonderful so far. I can't wait til you get finished and show the rest.

yvonne said...

Love the shade and would love a tute. I have a floor lamp I would like to redo. Love your idea.

Lori @ Raspberries and Rose Petals said...

Oh, I would LOVE to know how you made your lampshade! Do tell!

Everything looks beautiful so far! Can't wait to see how it all turns out! Thanks for sharing!

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