Monday, May 17, 2010

Bedroom Reveal... FINALLY!!!!!!

 
I cannot believe it's been almost 5 months since I first shared you the beginnings of my bedroom re-do. I swear they speed up the clocks as we get older!!! Anyway, I couldn't wait any longer. There are still things to do like replace the old carpet, scrap the nasty popcorn ceilings off and put in a few more shelves, but for the most I am content.



The old room was just to dark and I have been slowly changing it over.


 
You can read about the pillows on the bed here. I brought the old window that was hanging outside on my porch and used it for a funky wall decoration. Old book pages were hung in the squares. The recliner was a garage sale find that I covered with a loose slipcover. It will work for now until I can have it reupholstered or replaced with something better. The panel hanging behind the shelves is an old lace tablecloth. If you want to read about how to make the music sheet wall plaques, you can find that tutorial here.



I am very lucky to have a fireplace in my bedroom, and although it doesn't get as cold in the winter here as it does in the rest of the country I sure enjoy a good book and a nice fire in the winter. I needed the fireplace to have a little more cottage-y detail so I took a couple of wooden posts and a wall shelf and fashioned a mini mantle.



Its kind of hard to see with the light coming through the window, but I hung the picture frames in front of the window and draped them with strands of pearls. I did a tutorial on the lampshade a while ago and you can find it here.



My furniture is a hand-me -down from a great Aunt. It could use a little refinishing but that is going to have to wait... I just don't have it in me right now!!! I like layer things in front of mirrors. Quite often it winds up being more mirrors!



Mr. D.C. and I finally finished painting the old stained doors this weekend. It is amazing to me what a difference it has made. The room feels so much lighter and cleaner. It was a lot of work because they were never sanded and just sprayed with stain. It took 2 coats of primer and 2 coats of paint to cover them properly!



The before shots don't even deserve the pretty border around the pic!!! I am so glad tose ugly doors are no more!



This is part of my office on the other side of the fireplace. I used the same drapery panels from The Great Indoors, only for this window I added shirring tape and hung them with clips. I'm saving the rest of this room for part of my Where Bloggers Create party post since it does seem to be where I spend most of my creative time these days!



Before... Once again, too dark!!!!



Well that's it! I'm sorry it took so long to post these. I know we lost all the fun momentum of the project but better late than never right????


89 comments:

Kiki said...

Wow..Super gorgeous.. so charming and beautifully inspiring! Fabulous work!

Ticking and Toile said...

Hi Karen,
Wow is right!! Your bedroom is absolutely gorgeous! I love the big clock hanging on the window....love the pillows on your bed & all the dreamy textures. Love all the chippy pieces too. You did a great job!

xo,
Shellagh

Crystal Rose Cottage said...

Karen....Your bedroom looks terrific! I love how it turned out! You are so creative!~Hugs, Patti

Leah C said...

It looks so lovely & light! Love the details like the clock & window:)

Raspberries and Rose Petals said...

Karen, your bedroom is so dreamy! Love all the light-ness you added! It was well worth the wait!

Daphne Nicole & Lynda Cade said...

Karen, your bedroom is gorgeous... I love your pillows,and that clock is fabulous!!! You have done a wonderful job. Blesssings~~~Daphne

Sandy said...

Oh my! Your room is so romantic and I love it all!
I have been thinking of my redo in the bedroom, for several months and I think I just got my first real inspiration! Only one problem,, I don't think my HOA will let me build the fireplace...
Thank you!
Sandy

http://thewondersofdoing.blogspot.com/

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

It's beautiful, Karen, and it definitely looks more you. Can't wait to see the area where you create. I was noticing your dust ruffle because I want to do a new one for my bed. Did you use the existing one from the old set? I'm thinking something along the tan to brown lines.

Blondie's Journal said...

Lovely job, Karen! I love all the different textures in white and cream and your drapes are fabulous. I don't mind spreading out a project because I am always coming up with new ideas to add. This is really and truly inspiring!

xoxo
Janie

stefanie said...

I love it...it looks so much bigger! and the mantle is just perfect.

Thespa said...

It's so beautiful! Can I come stay? It just looks so soft and restful. So so lovely! You're hard work is showing.

DeeDee said...

Wowsers..this is LOVELY in capitol letters...very nice job and so very cosy too..I bet you ar glad to be so close to done..Great job..now sit back by the fire and enjoy a book....

Sea Witch said...

Beautiful. I especially love the antique picture frames hanging from the window. My favorite thing you did. So cozy. Sea Witch

HappyScrapper said...

Karen! I love your room!! WOW you are so creative- can you come do mine now??
Great job!
Have a great day!
Lisa

Charlene said...

Wonderful makeover!!!!!!!! So worth the wait. And you were right about the doors. HUGE difference. I want to re-do so many things in my house. But, right now I am into trying to clean up my studio.... WONDER WHY? :) Hugs! Charlene

Flea Market Trixie said...

I love all the white and creams, it's so peacful

The Rustic Victorian said...

How Light and cozey! Well done Karen, it's is nice to have a change now and again. You are a great decorator!
Love
Marcie

Lori Katies Rose Cottage said...

Ohhh Karen ~ It is just beautiful ! I want to redo my bedroom into creamy colors soon ~
Thank you for the inspiration !
xoxo
Lori

Connie said...

Whooooooa, sugar, you really have done a tremendous redo there! I like the bed in the corner but the clock in the window is a touch of "elegance" I think. Good job, sugar.
xoxo,
Connie

Pat @ My Tattered Elegance said...

Got a little Tattered Elegance going on it that bedroom. Really Karen, it it AMAZING!!!! So very lovely. All of your work is amazing. I enjoyed every inch of it.
Hugs, Pat

MosaicMagpie said...

So Dreamy!!!
Debbie

www.MaisonStGermain.com said...

YEEEEAAA!!! It was so worth the wait. It is gorgeous! You did a great job:) And very romantic too;)
~Debra
Blog: Capers of the vintage vixens

Erika said...

Beautiful and stunning...so when you coming to Scotland to do mine?

Diane said...

Karen, it looks beautiful. Soft, cozy, inviting! You do what I do too, hang things over the curtains! It's a perfect spot for lovely things if it's a curtain you never open.
Lovely job!
Diane

Scrap for Joy said...

Hi Karen,
Like a page out of a magazine...Romantic Homes or Country Living...it all comes together beautifully. My favorites are the lace tablecover that you hung and the wing chair. I have 2 wing chairs that are dark navy and I hate to get rid of them becuase they are so comfy. I think I will try your idea...is it really a loose, infitted slipcover or just fabric draped on the chair? It looks great! I also love the painted doors. We have all stained woodwork and I hate it...would nevr have that again.
Bravo!
Joyce

Deborah Jeans Dandelion House ~ inspired living said...

Karin, What a wonderful transformation!
Great job mixing all those wonderful textures to create a light and lush look! My fav is the born again mantel piece!

Thanks for sharing your new- room with us!
Dandlion Wishes,
Deb~

Stephani said...

It's beautiful Karen!

Laura @ 52 FLEA said...

Hi Karen,
It looks lovely...clean, fresh, calm and relaxing...a perfect bedroom! I love your pillows and creative accessories! Great job!

sissie said...

Hi Karen,
Waiting to see your bedroom was well worth the wait. It looks gorgeous! Love all the whites and vintage pieces. So pretty.

hugs
Sissie

NicNacManiac said...

Oh it turned out so calming and dreamy!! Love all the pillows...well worth the wait...so inspiring!! xOxO

Norma said...

Worth waiting for Karen :) I so love the idea of the old window frame and book pages - that's what I call inspired!

Inspired-Simplicity said...

Karen,
I just want to go in there and sit in that comfortable chair and take it all in. It is BEAUTIFUL! I know you will enjoy it for a long time.
Great Job,
Carolyn

Denise said...

It looks beautiful. Well worth the wait!

Claudia said...

It looks fabulous, Karen. Lightening things up made all the difference in the world. What a nice retreat you have.

xo
Claudia

Atelier de Charo said...

So beautiful and cozy room, love the bed, pillows .... all, all.

Pretty!

Hugs
Charo

FrenchGardenHouse said...

Karen, it looks so wonderful! Just gorgeous. Relaxing, cozy, just perfect. xo Lidy

{Bellamere Cottage} said...

Yipppeee! Does it feel as good as it looks? Isn't it wonderful to get something completed? I wish mine was.....

Great job Karen...

Warm blessings,
Spencer

The Polka Dot Closet said...

It was worth the wait I can see why you are so content! Beautiful and romantic!

Carol

Karen said...

Oh Good Girl!
I've been wanting to change my master bedroom . . . I just haven't had any time lately!
The heck with 5 months - what happened to last week?!?!!!!! I honestly don't know where the time is going . . .
Very fun. I love my fireplace in my bedroom too. It sure does help on our chilly So Cal winter nights. :)
Have a great week! Karen

love lives in the kitchen said...

oh wow! i'm wordless! it's so beautiful now!
have a sweet day and enjoy this lovely place!
justyna

Debby said...

HI Karen,
Your bedroom looks so beautiful, so worth the wait. I love everything about it.
Debby

Lululiz said...

Great transformation, it looks so deliciously romantic and dreamy now.

Miss Sandy said...

STUNNING! I love the light and dreamy air the room transformation has, great redo!

Cyn said...

Your bedroom looks wonderful! I love how your bed is at an angle with things behind it.

Dorthe said...

Dear Karen,
this is a most wonderfull bedroom,
so beautifull, and full of gorgeus things, I so love the use of the old wondow, and the frames hanging in the window, and all the other dreamy decorating things you have there.So great with the fire , and your pillows loks so lovely.
Thanks for showing, dear, I relay enjoyed it.
Hugs, Dorthe

Liz said...

Looks just wonderful! Well worth the wait. I love it that you have a fire place in you bedroom. How dreamy is that?!

Very very pretty!

~Liz

the gypsy said...

Your room looks so fresh and garden-y, much better without the dark colours. It will be a nice, cool place to spend the hot summer.

debi said...

Your bedroom redo is beautiful! I love your mini mantle and the soft, dreamy colors. I could spend alot of time in your chair reading.

Melly said...

Oh Karen, your bedroom is delightfully dreamy!!!
You've done a great job and I can't wait to see the rest at the "Where Bloggers Create" party.
Have a lovely day!
Hugs
Melly:)

Jodie (everything vintage) said...

Awesome re-do Karen!
I could certainly go for curling up by the fireplace and reading a book in your comfy recliner! Would it be terrible to never get out of that beautiful bedroom? ;)
Love all the details...the lace, the frames, the old window...{sigh} you just make everything look so easy!

Beth A. said...

Oh Karen it is so pretty! I just love the old window hung on the wall and my favorite is the big clock in your office. So nice!

Debbie @ ribbonwoodcottage.blogspot.com said...

OH Karen it just looks beautiful! What a great job you have done. The funny thing is I like the before pictures too because you decorate beautifully. It is just different and lighter, the way you want it. but both ways are wonderful. You just have that special touch of putting things together. I bet you are so happy just to walk in there and look at it. Love it. I loved all the p ictures!
Blessings,
Debbie

Karen Gladys Henry said...

I love what you've done with your bedroom! Nice white matelesse bed cover, i think! I have two of them. I really like the frame you used on your pics too. I wish I could come to your blog party, but I'll be at my niece's wedding! I look forward to checking out all the wonderful blogs and creative ideas. Thanks so much for sharing!

deco-Latifa said...

boskie!

Myrna said...

Stunning, Karen! Just stunning~ SO beautiful, serene, calming..a sanctuary!! Beautiful job!!
Blessings,
Myrna

peggy aplSEEDS said...

wow, wow, wow! i love it! your bedroom looks so wonderful!

Cullen said...

I found my way to your wonderful blog via the new issue of Where Women Create. There are so many things to investigate, I know I'll be here for a while. But I had to comment on your sweet Jasmine. I have two grandpuppy corgies, Bella and Bobke, so I'm very partial to the breed.

LC David said...

Nice its Beautiful.

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Suzie Button said...

Karen, Can I come stay for a while in your guest room?! So peaceful and beautiful! I love the artistic touches like the clock on the window! I see too a snippet of your dog, could he be a Springer Spaniel, by chance? I have two lovely Springers who are the love of my life! Gorgeous re-do! Suzie

Pam @ Frippery said...

Beautiful!

Le Chateau des fleurs said...

I have had my where bloggers create post up since the 18th...Putting a link on my right side bar for you to see it :)
XOXO
Frenchy

Lisa said...

What a gorgeous transformation! Your bedroom looks romantic and restful. And I love your mantle!
PS I would love to come to the blog party but can't seem to leave a comment on that post. Am I too late?

Judy said...

WOW, Karen! Absolutely fabulous change!! And I love that huge clock face! You rock!!

SherryRoseBella said...

Your bedroom makeover is so beautiful. I love the soft and dreamy look it evokes! Also, I just signed up as a follower of your blog!
hugs,
Sherry

Sabii Wabii said...

Isn't it amazing when you come across a blog and can't believe you haven't been there before? Just when you think you have been everywhere on-line then find a new treasure. That's how I feel here. So glad to meet you.
Terisa

Melissa said...

Wow. This is so beautiful. You put so much into every detail. Love it!

Lisa Viger said...

Very well done ... what a peaceful room to relax and rejuvenate in ...

Yes, they DO speed up the clocks as we get older ... no fair!

tarnishedandtattered.blogsot.com said...

Ok Karen, when did you have time for that?!! With the millions of things your doing now. LOL, I LOVE IT! Of course I told you long ago how I feel about your awesome home. Just love your style. I could really see our home like that. Love all the frames & arcitechtural pieces, fireplace...lucky girl. Very romantic. Well, now you have somewhere to colapse after the WBC Party! Lisa

Francie of The Scented Cottage said...

Light and lovely ! Isn't it great to get something done...even almost done ... I am working on several spaces too. For me it seems not only has time sped up but ummm I have slowed down :)
(())
Francie

Mollye said...

Karen I love the way you've pulled all the elements both new and used together to create "your" look. The frames with pearls are awesome and I adore the lace table cloth and also the window hanging on the wall. Just really adorable and well put together! Mollye

Rustique Gal said...

Gorgeous, Karen! It's funny how these projects take on a life of their own! You have made a lovely room!
Sherry

Donna said...

Your bedroom is so lovely and serene! Great job!

Donna

Lynn said...

Your room is beautiful Karen, light and bright just the way I like things too :) My favorites are the old window frame on the wall and what you did for your mantle.
My new home will have a gas fire in the bedroom, one of my wishes and it will be just wonderful in winter.
Wish I could do the bloggers party but we move in 3 weeks and 5 days.

Off to check out the links you shared,
Lynn

Tracie~MyPetiteMaison said...

Ooh, Karen I love it. I may have to try your clock hanging in the window somewhere in my home. Love the picture frames in the window too. You've got great ideas as always!
I've got something on my blog I found at the flea market that I think may be right up your alley. Know you're swamped, but if you get a chance ;)
xo

Gracefully Vintage said...

Karen it looks amazing as i knew it would- what a room to go to sleep in, like a princess..
Great job- i needto get to cracking on mine.
Karryann

The Blackwood Cottage said...

You have a wonderful home...beautiful! Machelle

Monica@The White Bench said...
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Monica@The White Bench said...

Just fabulous, Karen! I'm a fan of white too, it's pretty amazing how it changed the look of your room. Love each detail of it!
Monicax.

Donna, The Decorated House said...

Hi Karen~
Oh, it's easy to see why you are so happy having your bedroom done!
It's so pretty.
Have a wonderful weekend,
Donna

justagirl said...

Oh my goodness! What a room!

Debra@Common Ground said...

Looks beautiful, I've been lightening things up at my house too. Sometimes we gals just need to change things up a little. Your bedding is gorgeous.
Hope you're having a great weekend,
Debra

Lorraine said...

Wow, you sure know how to bring Light to a place, congratulations, it's heavenly!

Calico Petals said...

Wonderful idea!
Please include me.
Thank you,
Jill @ Bittersweet and the little soap company
& Calico Petals

Storybook Woods said...

Just beautiful, so many inspiring ideas. I will have to look at your photos in detail. Clarice

Valerie said...

Karen - I'm envious - what a gorgeous, cosy, comfy looking bedroom you have created!
I've included you in a blog award if you are interested - see my blog to copy the jpg pic. Val (discerningchichi)

Kimberly said...

You have done such a lovely job redecorating, I especially love the vintage picture frames hanging in the window. Thanks for sharing and inspiring!

Nishant said...

love the pillows on your bed & all the dreamy textures. Love all the chippy pieces too. You did a great job!
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Cathy said...

Hi Karen, where owh where can I find those fabulous picture borders.
Kind regards
Cathy

Plant Nsy said...

I love your country French design. It's pleasing to the eye and I too love the lighter colors.

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