Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Finally ..A little rest.....

I am finally able to spend a little time on the computer. We have been remodeling our bedroom since the first of January. What a chore! We have remodeled it before, sort of. Well at least painted it. But we never seemed to finish. This time were determined. We have been in this houe for 24 years and it was about time! Here are some after pictures. I don't dare show you the before. It's not very primitive but I still have all the decorations to go so I may prim it up a little with that.

The bedding and actually the whole room reminds me of Charleston. The headboard is some bi-fold doors that we bought at the sidewalk sale at Lowes. I plan on hanging a boxwood wreath in the middle of it. In this picture you can see that we added crown molding and beadboard for the ceiling (to cover the ugly popcorn ceiling.

This is my little corner. A perfect place to do my handwork while watching tv. I still have some pillows to make for my chair and the bed. And the carpet is new. We had gold shag that was there when we moved in. Wasn't it time for some new??!!

This is a wallhanging that Dear Hubby bought for me years ago that was rolled up and stored in the back of our closet waiting for me to decide where it belonged. When I unrolled it, well the colors couldn't have been more perfect. I didn't even plan this. It's 100% wool. I will take more close ups of this one later. Does anyone have a clue about it? We were given no information.

This is the last picture for today to show you why I haven't done any quilting. I made the curtains. I never realized how hard it is to make lined curtains using the coffee table to measure. The dining room table was covered with the "sewing room" so I couldn't use that. This is also a better shot of the crown molding and the ceiling and the nice valance boxes that Dear Hubby made.

Now that all of this is finished, I can get back to the quilting and the blogging. And I now have a sanctuary to go to. I've waited a LLOONNGG time for this.

Blessings, Cathi


Carol in Rock Hill, SC said...

Great room. Enjoy it. You deserve it! Have a GREAT day!

Teresa said...

That is just so pretty. You did a great job on the drapes and hubby did too on the valences. Putting that bead board on the ceiling must have been a real chore, but it looks great. Using the bifold doors for a headboard is so creative and they look fantastic! Geez..if Trading Spaces ever comes to town, I want to trade places with you!

AnitaB said...

No, Monkey Mama doesn't mind if you show Monkey Business! Love your new room, what a wonderfully peaceful haven to rest, read, stitch and snuggle!

TAL said...

The room looks great. The crown molding really pops against the wall color.

Great job, what room to do plan on doing next?