Sunday, August 8, 2010

Lighten Up...

...that's what I wanted to do to my bedroom, I mean. Well, it was green, black and white and even though I liked it - I wanted a breath of fresh air for summer - without painting. So like I told you all in my last post - I thought I'd bring in a lil' blue - so now I've got the blue of the sky and the green of the grass and for this time of year - it makes me feel happier. Now, y'all know - nothing 'bout my home is fancy or fussy - so this lil' reveal is just some simple things I thought I'd share with you. Sorry - it is a lil' picture heavy...enjoy!

I already had green walls - so no work to be done there - I did purchase a new bedspread - Target...

This is a quilt my grandmother made me as a lil' girl and it was my inspiration piece...

...two pillows found at the peddlers mall - can you believe they matched this perfect?

..."my all time - most favorite, makes me most happy" canvas (available at my shop - had to get that in there)

...my old picnic baskets that were red - I spray painted blue and green and paired them with an old globe and $5.00 topiaries bought at a local consignment store...

...my lil' blue bench - found at peddlers already painted that pretty blue...;-)

...just simple breezy panels that were to long - so I jus' turned over the tops and a lil' emblem I covered with scrapbook paper and paint and placed on an old painted coca-cola crate...

...pretty colored books bought at the local mission store - a dime a piece...


...perfect bed side reading and fresh flowers of course...

...this room is tiny but comfortable...

...my cabinet made from an old window - I've currently got one similar available at the shop...

...I wanted to give it a punch of color -so I simply taped a piece of scrapbook paper to the door...

...I hope I am a blessing to my family...they sure are to me...

...and of course, my lil' burlap pillow I made - with the one thing written on it that I'd like to do - REST!

Just sharing with you - hope you have a beautiful and blessed week!
Cathy
P.S. - Thank you all so much for your sweet comments on my last post - they made me very happy!

30 comments:

Farmchick said...

Love the pics. The room looks so light and airy. Great color scheme. I see that your husband does not like to pile his clothes up at the end of the bed! lol

Susie Homemaker said...

Your room is so pretty! I love the blue and green together! Great job!!!

Holly Hills Primitives said...

How restful and beautiful! What a great makeover for summer. Thanks for sharing, Dawn

Vivre Le Jour said...

Hell, simply lovely makeover. So fresh!Looks like something from Country Home or Country Living.
I want to make over my bedroom too, unfortunately I will have to paint it, which I absolutely dread because I am a very messy painter. LOL!

Kara
http://vivrelejour.blogspot.com

Country Dreaming said...

A very restful place indeed!
Changes are lovely.

Melinda

Cindy said...

Cathy the quilt as your inspiration piece is gorgeous. I too have some of those special quilts in my life.My Mema is gone now..but her art work is still visible to me.I love to wrap up in them!!

The room is so inviting..what you have done with limited funds is a true inspiration to us!!

Thanks for sharing this room. I wish I could take a nap in there..lol

Cindy from Rick-Rack and Gingham

Angie said...

I want you to know that every time I come over to see you and your fabulous home you make me rethink all my decor and want to change and copy you! I am totally serious!!! Your bedroom is so beautiful and cozy. Love everything!!!!!

Jennifer said...

Your room is amazing!!!! THe view when you first walk in is the ticket!!!!

Have a great day!!!
~jennifer

Brooke said...

I adore the colors! It looks great! So fresh and beautiful.

Lisa said...

Yaaay!!!!! I always look forward to your posts. I love your style. I want to visit your store where is it located? I really enjoy your blog and there is no such thing as to heavy on the pictures I love the eye candy(heehee) I get such great ideas from your pics. Thanks for posting your redo. Lisa in Ky have a blessed week ;)

Look beyond the picket fence said...

Where do I begin? The room has such a fresh look to it. It could be a bedroom on Martha's Vineyard. Are you sure you live in Kentucky? It has a lot going on and it all works! Love the white curtains and the curtain rods. I think I am going to go fluff something! This room is inspiring!
denise

american girl primitives said...

Just beautiful, great job!

Melody said...

Oh Cathy that room is so refreshing and cool feeling on a hot day like today! Love the colors.

Lindsey said...

Cathy!

Is that window cabinet still in your shop!? Ohhh, I want it and I NEED it! haha Let me know if it is, send me an email and let me know the price! If it is still there I will come by and get it!!!! lindseyhoward23@gmail.com, just in case you don't have it :) Love your bedroom. Beautiful!!

Blessings - Lindsey Howard

GardenofDaisies said...

Your room looks gorgeous!!! I love using blue and green together! And I have that exact same blue star, only mine is on the kitchen wall.

Elizabeth and Gary said...

Hi Cathy,
WOW! I love your bedroom and your dinning room! My goodness they are so lovely!. Your colors are perfect, and the RED hutch, well that just makes the hole room (my favorite color).
I love the way you used the old picnic baskets in your bedroom and the quilt your Grandmother made you as a little girl is so beautiful and full of rich color, a very special gift to still have.
Both rooms are just amazing!
Have a sweet day,hug~Elizabeth

Patty's Stitches said...

The room is beautiful and so inviting. I love your color choices. What a great job of putting it all together. Makes me want to get busy on my house!
Blessings,
Patty

Blueball Mountain Spindle and Needle Works said...

It's always so fun to come by for 'visit'....your colors are always so beautiful and soothing and your flair always inspires me. Your eye for making such simple changes make such a beautiful difference. Miss visiting the shop....must stop by to see you soon>

Luna

Farmchick said...

Beautiful....looks cool and airy...even though you say it is small. I love it. Hope you can stop by for a visit and say hi. :)

Beverly said...

I just love the soft blue you brought in to go with your green. Your quilt from your grandmother is perfect. It is all so soft and serene. Great makeover.

Kim~HomeIsWhereTheHeartIs said...

I absolutely LOVE the colors of your bedroom...was a cozy, peaceful place :)

Donna Lynn said...

WOW, beautiful room, so light and airy, great job!

Helen said...

Do you have an online shop? PLEASE say "yes".

Kristi Flanagan said...

Beautiful bedroom - just beautiful! I'm wishing it was mine!!

Kristi
Punkin Seed Productions

Farmhouse Country said...

What a pretty and peaceful bedroom. I love all of your touches! Thanks for sharing your creative new decorating, what eye candy!
Take care, Dee

Catherine said...

Very pretty room! and well decorated house , i like what you have done.

Maryjane-The Beehive Cottage said...

Darl'in Cathy, your talents are endless! I love your re~do on your bedroom and dining room! Your home is BEAUTIFUL and I hope it makes print someday soon! You are such a positive inspiration to all!

Hugs,
Maryjane

Deb said...

Love your bedroom and so gorgeous! It made me want to snug in ! :)

Lesa's Life said...

Your room is beautiful...very peaceful.

Yvonne said...

hoopromaThanks so much for sharing your make over photos. You have a great eye for color. Your bedroom and dining room are so cute!