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Sunday, September 5, 2010

sweet dreams....baby....

Back in the late winter, I re-decorated a tiny guest bedroom...

I did it in just my colors...White, with touches of black and red.

(The chalkboard up there on the wall says,

"NIGHT NIGHT..SLEEP TIGHT..DON'T LET THE BEDBUGS BITE"

I am still very happy with this sassy little room....
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This is my little PITIFUL PEARL other guest bedroom that I am planning to CHANGE...
(and, YES...that's a BORDER up there...*shame-faced and wringing hands..)
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I've enjoyed the summery comforter and pillows but......
I know EXACTLY what I want to do in there now...
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As some of you know, here at SWEET NOTHINGS, we do things
on a strict budget..
a SOCIAL SECURITY budget.
soooo...
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For the last few months, I have bought
ONE THING AT A TIME
for my DREAMY ROOM for our sweet cousins, when they visit...
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New checked bedskirt...EBAY

Scalloped white coverlet...Penneys

Checked Euro shams...Linen Source

Red fabric...Joanns (I can make plain, simple pillows but not with a coveted RUFFLE..:(
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I am just putting everything into my BIG RED BASKET........
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Basically the same look....
I actually COVET the one on the right...I call it's name in my dreams...want it really BAD.....
I just need to SAVE a little more money for that
AWESOME
Red floral coverlet with black and white check on the other side....
$119.00....but it will go on SALE sometime and maybe I can snatch it !
( know what else I LUV in this photo....? Those creamy white painted WOODEN walls. YUM)
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In the meantime...
the look on the left is good for me, too....;-))
altho........
I haven't found the big checked coverlet/throw they are showing across the foot of the beds.
MAYBE I can make one...*cringe and swallow hard....
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I DID find a comforter at *GULP...the thrift store that I bought a few weeks back...
I washed it, lots of fresh sunshine softner and dried it and it looks great...
Not anywhere NEAR what I want but.....you know....I can fold it across the foot of the bed.....
it will FILL IN until ............
just say'n....
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My full size vintage iron bed is WHITE...
these photos are showing BLACK beds..hmmm....I'm not sure about that yet...
I have a white wicker loveseat that will go in there...black, white and red pillows ...
*just daydreaming here...
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*heavy sigh and swoony face.....it's just so stinkin' cute ~!
*i also love the casual way it is "made up" rather
than the stiff, everything perfect bed....
am i just a slob, ya think?
i luv things that aren't all stiff and everything in it's place...
weird, i know....but.....
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You know what I just LOVE...
I love the fact that I'm an OLDEN woman and still get excited about a pretty bedroom!!
AIN'T LIFE GRAND !!
hugs and kisses to all of you!!

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41 comments:

Thoughtfully blended hearts said...

Just goes to show that there's lots of wonderful life to live...when we get excited about something, it's showing our "youth"...I love your dream room and I'm betting yours will come out even better than that one!!!

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh you have gathered so many gorgeous things for the bedroom. YOur red, black and white one is just perfect and the new one you are doing will be so stunning. Just a thought, maybe look for a flat sheet in one of those fabulous florals and then put a comforter inside it all sew up like a pillow case. That could be doable on a budget. Mine is SS too, so I really do have to improvise. Hope you have a super day and can't wait to see the room all done. Hugs, Marty

Carol said...

So much of the fun of it is planning and daydreaming and enjoying the process of the transformation!
Beautiful rooms, looking forward to seeing yours!

Sarah said...

BJ, life is garnd, and you know that all that black and white check goodness going on is making my heart swoon. I've always dreamed of a black and white room with touches of red. Don't have one in our home and not sure where I could. But you have me dreaming! Dreaming BIG!
This is going to look fabulous. ~ sarah

Kathleen Grace said...

You could open a bed & breakfast with rooms like these BJ! And you found the beautiful checked bedding you needed, yay! It's all coming together so beautifully, I can't wait to see it finished:>)

sissie said...

Hi BJ!
Your bedroom is going to look so pretty with the black, white and red color scheme. I love it.

Can't wait to see it.

hugs
Sissie

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Are you kidding, bj??? Yes, I know there are those that like things all perfect..but, I am not one of them..and to hear you say that..sob!...lets me know I am not alone...sob!...in this world!! :)
(tears of relief dripping off my tiny chin!) Ok, so it's a bit of a double chin, but it just feels so good to know others love that easy comfy style...
When I take pictures...I try to ..um fold the afghans instead of just tossing them...etc.
LOVED this post! The colors...sigh..all of it. Wonderful. My guest room is still in the pinks, rose reds etc, and like you, we are on a SS budget. I am pleased that we were able to do what we have just finished a few months ago.
So....is your NEW tablecloth out yet, hmmmmm??
Love and hugs,
Mona

Stacey said...

Hi BJ! Thanks for checking on me. :) School is going just great!

Now let me tell you, I have no doubt at all that you will pull that bedroom together beautifully. Everything you do turns out fabulous. There's no sign of a social security budget there. Can't wait to see it all come together.

Robin@DecoratingTennisGirl said...

Miss BJ,
It is ALL so beau-TI-ful!!! I love all the colors together. Stunning!
xoxo
Robin

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

I so dearly love your inspiration photos. It is so fun to see all that you have gathered together to create your room. I can't wait to see it all finished I know it will be fabulous!
xo
Penny

Annesphamily said...

BJ I love both rooms you did! So sweet and the color scheme is excellent! I am loving your decorating talent! Hugs to you and Happy Labor Day! Anne

salmagundi said...

I've drooled over your inspiration picture before - it really is yummy. The best things in life really ARE worth waiting for. Enjoy the new week. Sally

Kathleen said...

Oh it is going to look lovely! It is very sweet now, not pitiful at all!
Myself, I am looking for a nice bedspread with lined drapes to match. I am tired of the quilt, skirt, pillow look! I will keep looking!

Nana's Fun Stuff said...

I love what you've picked out and it is going to be so sweet and comfy. I just love it :))) I love to daydream though too, it is what makes us so creative :D Have a great evening sweetie.

Hugs,
Laura

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

I'm lovin' what you already did and think you're well on your way to what you want!

Susan (Between Naps on the Porch) said...

BJ, your future bedroom is totally dreamy! I LOVE it! I do love how it's a little messy and everything is all perfect. I wonder if I can pull that look off in my bedroom? :) You are giving me ideas...I'd love a new winter look. Now see what you've started!!! LOL What is about beautiful beds and linens that make us just swoon? I can't wait to see yours when it's all done. I'm betting it will be sooner than later. Perhaps you should hint to your wonderful family what Mom/Grandmother wants for Christmas...and they can all chip in...yep..that's a plan! :)

Annie Louise said...

I love your adaptation. You are doing a great job and on a strict budget---good job!
Jeanette

Vintagesouthernlife said...

Yes! Life is grand. Thanks so much for sharing your dream pictures. Looks like your a woman with a plan and I love it.I'm sure when you're finished you will put the inspiration pictures to shame. Can't wait to see it, Annette

gena said...

Sounds like you have it all planned out - can't wait to see it ! Your poor pitiful pearl guest room will soon be a diamond !

thanks for sharing,
gena
www.thehouseonlavenderhill.blogspot.com

Jennifer said...

I'm just in love with your dream bedding! Why does that junk have to cost so much? I don't work anymore so I know how you feel! I love that you have just been buying a piece at a time. I need to do that too. I bought a new set back in January. I paid way to much for it and guess what it's still in the pack and I have found another set that I liek now and it cost more! UGH!!!!

Good luck getting your bedding!!! I really love all the different patterns!

Edie Marie's Attic said...

Oh I LOVE what you've done!! And are going to do! THat's a fabulous look and you've got the eye to capture it. It's so fun creating on a budget. It makes us think about every piece and what it can do for our interpretation of "the look". Your cousins will feel very comfortable and pampered! I would!!

Big hugs,Sherry

A Cottage Muse said...

Can't wait to see what you pull together ~ I am sure it will be picture perfect!

Theresa said...

Love it BJ, all of it! I know that you will make it beautiful for your guests!

I am itching to change things around here too! I have a gorgeous white bedspread that I bought at an Estate Sale recently. I am gonna work on adding some things "a little at a time"! Makes it like putting a puzzle together:) Have a blessed day down there, hope you get some cooler weather! HUGS!

Shelia said...

Hi Dear BJness! I do love your red/white/black bedroom! It's lucious! How wonderful that you're getting things together for your dream bedroom. Now don't sale yourself short! Everything you do turns out wonderful!!
Thanks for popping in to see my kitchen and have a Happy Labor Day.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Tommie Jo said...

Oh, Miss BJ, I love that black & white quilt! (And the rest of the bedroom ain't half bad either! (; )Did you make that yourself?

Scribbler said...

I can't wait to see the finished room -- you do such creative clever things for so little money.

Dena said...

Oh BJ I am in love with your dream room! I also think it is really inspiring that you are adding one element at a time, keeping your dream in mind and working toward it. I'm going to take this advice!

XOXO,
Dena

AshTreeCottage said...

I think that your bedroom will be even better than the one in your inspiration photo. Isn't it fun to put things together especially when you have to HUNT for just the right items! You go girl!!

Love,
Susan and Bentley
xxoo

Kathy said...

This going to be a lovely transformation! It is fun playing in our houses - like grown up doll houses :)
I like your inspiration!
Can't wait to see the end result!
I am with you on the coverlet - it is gorgeous!
Kathy

SmilingSally said...

You are so talented, and I really do like the way you decorate.

Happy Labor Day, BJ.

Jan n Jer said...

I just love your sassy little guest room. You did a great job. Maybe you could come and decorate mine!

Sue said...

Looks so lovely; love the XO!

S
xo

Sue said...

BJ- Your room looks fantastic the way it is! You can finish it gradually, adding more as you find it. The inspiration pic is truly comfy- I like "messy" - simply because I can never achieve a smooth looking "perfect" bed. LOL
Yours will get where you want it- just give it time, my friend.
hugs, Sue

Chic Creations said...

Oh, BJ, you do such cute things. Love the Black and white and touch of red bedroom you are dreaming about. Very pretty and nice. Thanks for sharing.

xinex said...

So much inspiration here. Love your guest bedroom and what a nice personal touch on the chalkboard...Christine

Susan L (lily40au) said...

your bedrooms are so beautiful ... comfortable and stylish. black, red and white is my favourite combination ... that's the colours of the bedlinen i bought for my oldest daughter and i'm planning a quilt in those colours too.
My Ruby Redness

HOOTIN' ANNI said...

It's beautiful B J!!! And I know just what you mean...we too are on a retiree's budget.


Ruby Tuesday KACHINA DOLL

Aunt Amelia's Attic said...

That tiny guest room which you did, is a dream! And the next one will be too!

"You know what I just LOVE...I love the fact that I'm an OLDEN woman and still get excited about a pretty bedroom!!AIN'T LIFE GRAND !!"

And your Readers love it, that you share your sweet zest for life, with us, on your blog. You are always a JOY to read and to look at. You inspire those among us, who don't seem to be able to keep Joyful Thoughts uppermost in our minds, at times.

THANK YOU! We LOVE you!!!

Elizabeth and Gary said...

Hi BJ,
I love all you have purchased for your guests to have sweet dreams!
Anything with a touch of red just sings out to me....
Its all so pretty!
Have a sweet day, Hugs~Elizabeth

Sweetladyelaine said...

Your bedroom is beautiful! I love the checks...and red. I am so glad you said you are on a budget and get one piece at a time...it makes me feel so much better! Thank you so much for sharing! I LOVED YOUR POST!

Maura @ Lilac Lane Cottage said...

Ya BJ!!! I love that messed up bed look too...makes me want to crawl right in rather than pry those stiff looking sheets apart...don't you think? I love your inspiration room and the other one too. You've got a good start on your new room and you did it in such a frugal way too. It's come to the point where hubby and I need to start doing things like that...save and buy things as they come on sale only when we can afford it. Time to put the old credit card away and use it only for emergencies. I guess that's part of living the simple life that I think most of us are striving for. You're a good example BJ! Have fun gathering your things to 'feather your nest' and have a wonderful day.
Maura :)