Monday, July 9, 2012

Bedroom Reveal Redux

On Friday I joined
The Pin The Tail On The Bloggy Party
Thank you to all who visited me from that party.
I had many visiters that thought I was still
working on the bedroom. Maybe I should be, 
however I have been finished for a while.
Friday's post was a repeat. Since so many people
were interested,  I am also repeating the REVEAL!

Bedroom Reveal Redux!

              At last!!
More than two plus years!
The hand trimmed border was a big deal in the 80's. It was an even bigger deal to my daughters.
The oriental screen hides a window. The community architectural demons committee said it had to be there.
Be damned what you have to do inside, put that window where they say!!
Two years ago it looked like this! It was beautiful in the 80's but life goes on. Under threat of demolition from my daughters, I began the daunting redecorating project.
Remember I promised a new window treatment Here goes!
That "dang" window is still there!

There's that window again!
Remember this tease picture several months ago. Yeh, Yeh, I know. I told you it took two years.

Some years ago I invested in an air powered upholstery staple.
If you love to do this sort of thing it is a wise purchase!
Now, isn't that better than the screen!
I had our carpenter build the support frame and I had plywood cut to fit. It was then a simple thing to pad and cover the front and sides. I purchased several fabrics but everything I brought home screamed! Kim had a linen look curtain panel left over from something and it worked perfect. The lined panel has been up for some time. We hung the picture (had been in the master bath) yesterday.
If you don't like a window, make it disappear! 

Over the next two years:
I made curtains.

You can read about the curtains HERE.

I made a bedskirt.

You can read about the bedskirt HERE.

I made some pillows and a bolster.

I used an old Sarah Coventry brooch to add bling to the ribbon>

This was an existing pillow. I added roses made from the bolster fabric.

The decoration is another brooch. Since I have retired they don't get to come out and play often.
I am enjoying looking at them.
Boy, I have got to get a new camera. I thought I tweaked the colors. 

I have finally gotten around to adding accessories. I am going to be quiet, maybe, and just show you some pics.

My two daughters.

Waterford stingray! Ever swim with them? I did, creepy though.

My spot to rest!
The camera is really playing tricks. My son says the colors, which all really do match, show up differently because the varied finishes absorb and reflect color differently. Works for me but I don't like it. Maybe a better camera?

My spot for a little respite!

I made this pillow also.

I didn't make this pillow.

The picture frame.

A few textural closeups!

Obviously my side of the bed!

I used this new tassel instead of the one above.

Vintage twin bedspread.
If you want a window to disappear,
Whew, If you made it this far, you must be exhausted!
I am, but it took me two years!
If you still have it in you, Please leave a comment. Let me know what you think.

I will be partying here:

Blue MondayEye Heart

Making the World Cuter Monday

Sumo's sweet stuff

you are talking too muchMasterpiece Monday
mop it up mondaysMET MON
Mosaic Monday


Liz said...

I love your bedroom! Very beautiful! Liz

Unknown said...

Beautiful job - just love it -
and I would love to have that bedskirt - going to check it out further now

Unknown said...

Great job! It's stunning and looks amazingly better than before...I would guess you're glad your daughters got you to do it now?! you have to love going into your room! :) Beautiful!

Unknown said...

Ginger, I love it. The colors are just yummy and the curtains are fabulous, I am going to have to check out the detailed posts. I would be very at home in your room. It was worth waiting two years for.

Martha said...

I think it' s wonderful! Love your colors . . and my bedroom chaise is upholstered in a fabric that closely resembles yours!!! Love it! And love what you did to the window!

Linda said...

What a transformation, it looks beautiful! And what a great way to use costume jewelry! Love how you hid that window, as well!

HansHB said...

Happy Blue Monday to you!

NanaDiana said...

Well, I think it was worth the wait! It looks beautiful, Ginger. You did a great job on the whole room-xo Diana

Creations By Cindy said...

How beautiful! Love the colors! Hugs and blessings, Cindy

xinex said...

I am glad you showed us your bedroom again, Ginger, It is gorgeous, one of my favorites. I love the color and your handmade personal touches. And yes, I took pics on Lonbard St. I will post sometime, just too busy at the moment getting ready for 3 trips. I will try to post while I am away...Christine

Unknown said...

Beautiful! Love the colors! You did a great job! Wanta come to KY?

Maria Kitching said...

This is a lovely room, I love the pillows and all your accesories that really bring the room together. Seen you on DIY home sweet home.
Maria Crafty Chic

Gina said...

Your bedroom looks beautiful! The colors are wonderful and I love that bedskirt!

SmilingSally said...

Your bedroom is so blue-tiful! I'd never be able to close my eyes in that room; it's sooo pretty. What a talented one you are!

Happy Blue Monday, Ginger.

kristi@ishouldbemoppingthefloor said...

This is just gorgeous. So many unique touches and beautiful details. Definitely worth the wait!! I'm sharing this on my FB Fan page...thank you bunches for linking up at Mop It Up Mondays!


Miss Merry said...

Gorgeous and worth alll the hard work!

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Beautiful makeover! I love your color palette for this room. Your attention to accessories is amazing. Great Job!!
hugs, Linda

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Your bedroom looks beautiful Ginger and so elegant! LOVE your new wall color and what a pretty solution to hide that window!

Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Ginger,

You are a decorating wizard. How genial for hiding that window, the way you did. Lovely room and I LOVE your handmade roses on the pillow. Okay, for your age, you even earn MORE credit! Now sit tall and take it all in...
Love to you,


Unknown said...

Wow I so love that shade of blue. Wish I could do like what you did. You are very creative and a very good one.

Mary, MI

J.Rylie.C said...

So very pretty!

My BLUES please come and see. Have a fabulous Monday!

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

Your room turned out beautifully, restful and did a wonderful job! Thanks so much for stopping by my entryway post, too!

Wende said...

Fantastic job!

The Rickett Chronicles

Mary said...

Very nice. I love the luxury, satins and fringe. I'm joining you back. Mary

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

I love your furniture....I have a window behind my bed too...actually I placed the bed in the bay window seemed to work better there....I placed plantation shutters over the windows and hung artwork in from of the similar to what you have the "new look"...your bedding is beautiful....a great room...a beautiful retreat!

cassandrasminicorner said...

Looks like a hotel bedroom. Neat and beautiful:)

Visiting for Blue Monday- hope you can stop by..

Chubskulit Rose said...

Deluxe makeover.

Visiting from Blue Monday, here's my lovely BLUE. Your comment will be greatly appreciated!!

Unknown said...

I LOVE your bedskirt and pillows. Your an awesome sewer!

Unknown said...

Hey Ginger. It never matters what you do - it's always so special! I know you and Bob are enjoying all your hard work. I'm relaxed just looking at the pictures. I'm worn out just thinking of all the hard work. That makes for some restful sleep, which I hope ya'll are doing at this time of the morning.

Best to you both...Tracy @ Cotton Pickin Cute

Suzy said...

Your bedroom is so lovely and serene, Ginger. I really enjoyed seeing it again.

Ann said...

You are one mighty talented seamstress--that bedskirt and pillows are so dynamic and beautiful. The colors you chose are so soft and dreamy. It was worth all the hard work.

Retirement... said...

Wow!! Your room turned out amazing!! What a great idea for hiding that window! Love your bedding and that gorgeous white club chair! Really, really nice!

NIXNAX said...

What a wonderful inspiring space, i love it and your hard work has really paid off. You have great style.

The Polka Dot Closet said...

Oh Ginger, I love your bedroom, the colors are so soothing. I love the bed skirt and bolster pillow...I love all the pillows! All of your accessories are dead on gorgeous and perfect!


LindyLouMac said...

What a clever idea you had to hide an unwanted window.

thistlewoodfarm said...

What a beautiful, beautiful transformation! I love the colors and textures you use in the room! Thanks for sharing and thanks for the inspiration!


Debbie said...

What I think? I think the room is gorgeous! The colors are just lovely to me so if you say they are even lovlier in person, then they must be beautiful! I love what you did to camouflage the window too. Perfect!

Debra said...

beautiful bedroom ! alot of work but well worth it, I'd think ...

What a great idea to just cover the window that you didn't want! :)

Helen's Decor said...

Hi Ginger, I was just thinking, "send me that window" as I read your beautiful blog. I need one of the North side of our master bedroom...but not over the headboard. Remember our beds are alike. I love the new look and you're inspiring me to go for it. Thanks, Helen

Sharon @ mrshinesclass said...

What soothing, restful color palette. I have always loved dark wood against a blue backdrop. Your respite spot is my favorite part of the room. It just beckons to sit and rest.

Sharon @ mrs. hines class

Be Colorful Coastal said...

Very impressive. I was going to list every thing I liked and then decided really, it needs to be featured so I am highlighting your post tonight on this week's Motivated Monday at BeColorful.

Debbiedoos said...

Look at you sweet lady just as busy as a bee. I LOVE your bedroom. The colors could not be more fantastic. I love blue. You are so talented with your sewing, curtains and pillows. LOVE it Ginger!!~ 23 more days til the big day for sissie.

Ron said...

Love your bedroom. Great changes. I love the colors. xo, Ron

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