Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Master Bedroom Office Area

The pretty part of our Master bedroom was revealed in my last post.  Now I'll show you the area that functions as our office.  We live in a small Cape Cod style house, so this room has to serve a dual purpose.  The computer, printer, file cabinet and desk are needed here.  The not-so-pretty black bookcase is necessary, too, although it will be replaced eventually.  It's too small to hold all my husband's books!

This white wardrobe is great for holding my sewing machine, fabrics and craft necessities.  Thought it was good to share again for Kathleen's White Wednesday party: 

It stands next to the desk, for easy access:

Karen's pretty heart hangs on the knob:

Above the wardrobe sits this framed flea market print, which has such sweet words on motherhood:

I've shown this curtain over the desk in a previous 'sneak peek' post.  I stenciled the fabric with a '1939' design, which is the year our home was built:
Cheesecloth wrapped around the lampshade, and flea market frames hanging on thrift store shutters I painted light gray:

Desk inspiration:

Despite the office space, this room is much more peaceful than it used to be.  Bonne Nuit!
We celebrated our little girl's 4th birthday today!!  Seems like yesterday she came into our lives, and we've been so blessed ever since.  :)

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Master Bedroom Done....(for now)

Hello friends!  We just spent a week visiting our dear BIG clan in Dallas and it was fabulous.  My husband is one of 7 children, and there's nothing like sitting around the table with everyone just talking, laughing and tickling the little ones.  Heavenly. 
We're back and unpacking.  Tired. 
But I did get to take lots of promised photos of our master bedroom changes before we left for Dallas.  I haven't much energy for words, but will try to post more soon.  In the meantime, I'm enjoying catching up with your blogs. 

My bureau is one of a vintage set.  I'll show my husband's in another post...

Love this closet door and dormers...

The other side of the room works as an office.  The black bookcase, file cabinet & printer are not ideal but functional for now.  It's a work in progress.  I'm loving my white wardrobe used for sewing & crafting.

That's it for now.  I'll show more pics & write details later.  Tonight I'm linking to Show and Tell Friday, then getting some sleep.  :)
I'm also linking to the Metamorphosis Monday party, although I don't have 'before' pics - trust me, it was a big change for the better. 

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Living Room Whites and Master Bedroom Updates

Ahhh...summer and whites blend perfectly together.  Simple, easy, calm...
I thought I'd share some whites in our living room today for White Wednesday, as well as give you another sneak peek into the master bedroom transformation.  I wanted to take lots of photos of the master, but the sun has not been shining.  It will have to wait...

This interesting shelf/display piece was found at my local thrift store recently.  The metal 'F' letter is from talented Tracey's store French Larkspur

I love the detail and chipping on this old frame:

The Santos cage doll has been moved to the white desk:

I think she prefers her simple unadorned summer look:

A view of the living room through the looking glass...

I've been busy painting this bedside table and covering our lampshades with vintage monogrammed towels in the master bedroom:

The David Austin 'Secret' rose just bloomed in our garden and smells delightful.  I love how Karen's glittered star looks on this old bottle:

No surprise - I went with a blue/white/cream color combination when making our bed pillows.  The blue fabrics are from the Shabby Chic line, which I was lucky to find on Fabric.com a couple of years ago. 

I'll post the big master bedroom 'reveal' once I get a lot of sun (and time) to take the photos. 
Until then, happy White Wednesday!

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Summer Dining Room

Summer is just about upon us, and our dining room is getting its' simple summer makeover.  Seashells, peonies, roses...and some shabby chic style.  I'll keep the words in this post to a minimum, since there are many photos to share:

The rustic with the elegant...

Inspired by Jeanne D'Arc Living, but holding onto my shabby chic roots...

Keeping it simple with peonies..

...and roses.

Ready to grab this wicker basket for outdoor entertaining...

...and this caddy for dining al fresco!

What a great time of year - I've been enjoying seeing your summer changes as well.
I'm sharing this post with these link parties:  Feathered Nest Friday, Show and Tell Friday, Vintage Inspiration Friday and Pink Saturday.
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