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Thursday, April 22, 2010

THE PARADE OF BEDROOMS....




G'morning, bloggers...

Altho I have posted my bedrooms a lot lately..I want to play in
SHOW OFF YOUR BEDROOM today.

This little bedroom went through some changes in 2008...
one of our guest bedrooms on your left...my inspiration room on the right..
.......
This little tiny room is now dressed TOTALLY DIFFERENT...
AS SEEN BELOW..
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As you can see, I tried several different LOOKS above the bed...
...ending up with the signs from KIRKLANDS
that I just love.
They have the same colors as in the room and it just all "came together" when I
added them.
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I do like CHANGE so I am loving the creamy whiteness of the walls..
allowing me to add any color under the sun that I might want to add later...
plus...I am just partial to CREAMY WHITE WALLS...:))
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THEN CAME THE YELLOW ROOM....
The poor, pitiful room, top left, WAS my master bedroom...
sooo sad and neglected forEVER...
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The photo on your right, top, is THE INSPIRATION photo of
a darling bedroom at CHERRY HILL COTTAGE .
Sooo,
after stripping a HORRIBLE, STUCK-TO-THE-WALL border,
I painted her in a light sunny yellow..
a wonderful color...love it..
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Then, I bought the to*die*for red and white quilt from J.C. PENNEY
and my dream room took shape...
This was a year and a half ago and I am still
IN LUV...
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Usually, in the hot summertime...
I strip off the QUILT and change things out a little.
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Just a light weight coverlet..less pillows to worry with.......a summer time look....
summer time...
when the livin' is eaaaasy....
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My second LITTLE TINY guest room is
UNDER CONSTRUCTION...
I go to bed in my YELLOW room every single night and
DREAM of the little room becoming THIS above room,
when it grows up..
and...it IS growing...piece by piece..IT WILL GET THERE.
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"As God is my witness, I'll never go CUTELESS again!!"
Well, SCARLETT COULD have said that !

35 comments:

Blondie's Journal said...

You really have the creative touch when it comes to bedrooms. Your guests must be thrilled when you show them their room.

I love creamy walls, too and then I got brave and did my family room in pale yellow. It was the best thing I have ever done! I don't think I can get any braver than that!!

Love your quilts!! Everything coordinates so well. I also love your wrought iron bed! Beautiful!

This looks like a fun party. You did great! :-)

xoxo
Jane

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Really pretty! What a difference a wall color changes makes! Your master bedroom looks just wonderful to retire to at the end of the day.

Debra from Bungalow said...

The mix of patterns on your bed is very appealing. Thanks for sharing your inspirations and your rooms. They all look very inviting. I'd love to be a guest.

Thanks for joining and linking up to the parade of bedrooms.

Kissed by an Angel said...

Wow! You have great taste!! I love everyhting you have done!!
xxxx

Wendy said...

Your taste is exquisite! All those cheery colors. I wish I could come over right now and slip away into the sweetness there. Or perhaps you can come and meet me here at my home for a makeover? ;)

Michelle said...

Love the wall color and the quilts! Very nice room to fall asleep in...:)

...... Kristina ...... said...

Why Grandma!
You have pulled some really great rooms together! love the red quilt so much and a pretty cute bunny cushion too! hehe.
Lots of love to you and your loved ones Kristina xxx

Stacey said...

You amaze me! You create the best rooms in blogland. :)

Lou Cinda said...

I love it all! The black and white and the red!! LOVE the quilts!! And the rabbit pillow!! LOVE IT!!

Beautiful! Can't wait to see the other one when it grows up!

Lou Cinda :)

Queenmothermamaw said...

Well BJ what beautiful pictures. I guess my house is all grown up. I don't imagine I will do any more painting of walls at this point. Too darn expensive to hire someone and can't do it ourselves. But I can change the bedding and such. I so admire your energy and of course your creativeness. blessings
QMM

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Your bedrooms are looks wonderful. I love them all. Your choices for linens are lovely and the rooms are so inviting. Just beautiful. Hugs, Marty

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

I love how you have turned all of your inspiration bedrooms into your own wonderful version of them. All of your special little touches, make all the difference in the world.
xo
Penny

Beansieleigh said...

Oh BJ!!.. "never go cuteless again".. I LOVE your post today, which brings me a perfectly timed smile!!.. It seems a coincidence to see your beautiful rooms, as my room looks like a tornado hit it, right NOW at this very moment! I am just taking a small break from tearing it apart! Ever since the move, in OCTOBER, I have not been able to set it up in a way that WORKS for me!.. So "try, try again"! Now I've come to a point where I'm stuck till I can get what I need at the store... UGH!!.. But here you provide the most timely inspiration for me! Love your your pretty quilts and pillows! Everything looks absolutely as CUTE as can be! Just the refueling I need to get back to work! ((hugs)) ~tina

nancy said...

BJ, Love the look of your seasonal rooms. Very pretty quilts you got there. You sure do got good taste on beddings. Have a good week. Nancy

Lisa said...

What wonderful transformations! I love all the different color schemes you've used and I love your interpretations of the different inspiration rooms! Great job!

Julie Harward said...

I think you have hit on a second career! You have quite the talent for this because you love it so much and it shows. Love all that you have done, you have a good eye for mixing...very beautiful. May I come stay now? LOL Come say hi :D

Aunt Amelia's Attic said...

Love your photos of your bedroom progressions. So great that you thought to take pics, each time! Smart you!

^_^

Kim @ Starshine Chic said...

Love your bedrooms. Can't wait to see the one you are currently working on. I loved the Gone with the Wind reference. Too funny! Thanks for sharing your rooms. It's fun to get inspiration from one another.

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

I love that first bedroom, it always makes me smile when I remember how you were posting all the "option" pictures. I also really love that red and black look you are working on for the next room. I can't wait to see how it all turns out.

Sue

Leslie, the Home Maker said...

Sweet room, now- I just love the mix of fabrics and textures on your bed, especially the bunny pillow!
It looks like a bed and breakfast!
Blessings as you make your home!

Nana said...

I love yellow!

Emily said...

I LOVE the red and white quilt. Your rooms are so comfy and inviting. Love the yellow walls too! I have to say, the bunny pillow is my absolute fave though!

Janera said...

Hi, Sweetie! Love, love, love every room in your house. Your talent inspires me.

I'm bringing The Cowgirl and a few of her 8th grade girlfriends to Lbk. tomorrow (Friday night) for a sleepover, movie, and nail paintin'. Wanna play with us??

Debbie said...

BJ I love how you mix up the color and the patterns, it is very tastefully done! You are like me with all the bedroom changes....I love it!~

Chris said...

I love all the colors and quilts. And I'm so happy you are going to Alaska, wouldn't it be great if we could meet up there? But, I don't think we will be over on the side where the cruises go .I'll be watching your blog to see what you post about Alaska.

Love ya,
Chris

Jeanne said...

Hi BJ, love the tour of bedrooms. Your ideas and inspiration photos become a realty in a beautiful way. You are a wonderful decorator with imagination and the dedication to make it happen. You go girl.

Have a happy day tomorrow dear friend.
Love, Jeanne xoxo

Jeanne said...

Hi BJ, love the tour of bedrooms. Your ideas and inspiration photos become a realty in a beautiful way. You are a wonderful decorator with imagination and the dedication to make it happen. You go girl.

Have a happy day tomorrow dear friend.
Love, Jeanne xoxo

Sara's Sweet Surprise said...

Hello BJ~first things first...your new profile pic is gorgeous!!
Your banner certainly describes your tittle...a lovely "nesting place."
I'm still shaking my head over the great deal you got on the GW red and white tea set.
I'd love a wicker tea cart and set like yours. The dot accessories are the perfect compliment.

Your beautiful guest rooms are very charming and welcoming. I would like to know when I can make a reservation for your lil' B&B.
We've lived in our home for 28 years and counting. I'm finally at a point where I'm very content with our house's nips and tucks. Maybe it comes with age, like you said... time is precious and simpler pleasures are very satisfying and greatly appreciated.
My home has very small rooms and for that reason, I've tried to use the beds and bedding as the main focal point. My family teases me about A-L-L the decorative pillows. They say...it takes longer to remove the pillows then it does getting ready for bed.

Sweet wishes,
Sara

Shelia said...

Hi BJ! Oh, how I love seeing your bedrooms! You've created some gorgeous spaces! I'd be in hog heaven to stay there!
be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Kathleen Grace said...

Hi sweetie! I have a moment and thought I would come catch up with what you are doing:>) Your bedrooms are so pretty! I never get tired of looking at your decorating. I know the one you are redoing now will be gorgeous too.

Ginger said...

In the midst of a master bedroom redo myself. Might not ever finish.:)

Denise Marie said...

gorgeous!! love the lil rabbit pillow. Wish I had a whole big closet to store all my master suite ideas that are seasonal or don't go with current mode.

Maura @ Lilac Lane Cottage said...

You know I wouldn't be surprised if Scarlet did say something like that to Rhett! I LOVE what you did to all the bedrooms...there's something very calming about yellow don't you think? It's a cheery color too. Oh I can see why you dream about that model bedroom for your last room...WOW WOW WOW! Have fun putting your room together and we'll all be waiting to see how it turns out in the end. We all know it will be fantastic! Hope you have a wonderful weekend BJ...take care...Maura:)

Nancy said...

OH BJ! I love all the bedrooms! When do you have available reservations????? I can come anytime...lol ;) Nancy

Hi - I'm Connie said...

Oh, I almost bought that cute pillow, the heart one. It has the little house on the front. Now I forgot who posted it........

You place is so lovely. I will be back when it is a bit earlier. 2:30 here now. I have day, or nights, when I can't remove myself from the computer.....

Come by and see me. I m just getting started and things have to be tweaked and rearranged. I'll get there, tho. Love your space.....