I spend so much time in my bedroom that I wanted it to be a special place that I absolutely love to be. Besides sleeping there, I do almost all my homework in bed, I watch TV in bed, and it's where I do all my sewing for my
window treatment customers. So ~ when I'm not at my
full time job, I'm in my bedroom (especially in the winter). I spent
a year decorating the room, mostly due to finances and it is a
hodgepodge of pieces collected over time and from various places.
The first piece I worked on was the sewing table. This is where I make all the pretty things for my window treatment business, Curtain Call. I haven't been very busy this year with sewing, but there were times when I spent all my free time at this table. I wanted itto be a pretty place to work.
Next is the armoire. It came from The JC Penney Outlet and was originally purchased for the lake house I almost had. It is where I store all my
It has such pretty details.
The headboard was also a great find from Penney's Furniture Outlet. It was
a bargain at only $29. I painted it to match the other furniture and
covered it with a beautiful duvet and lots of pillows.
The headboard is topped with a familiar sign that used to hang over my daughter's bed when she was younger. When she grew
out of it, I couldn't bear to part with it.
The nightstand is pretty nondescript, but holds a picture of my daughter
and a few other pretty things.
My dresser was found at another outlet store and fortunately was
the perfect color and the only piece I didn't have to paint.
My vanity was a desk I found at a yard sale. It was a surprise
of sorts, because after I purchased it and was loading it into my car, I
discovered the top was totally ruined. The lady had set a large
box of books on top of a bad spot to hide it. So I had to purchase a piece of
oak veneer to recover the top with. The chair was another
yard sale find and the mirror is from Lowe's.
To add more structural personality to the room, I topped off one wall
with a shelf that runs from one end of the room to the other.
It adds some extra storage space.
My most recent purchase and splurge is my beautiful
chandelier that I found at a store that repairs lighting fixtures.
It was a "hole in the wall" kind of place with paper
covering all the shop windows, but was full of treasures and run by
a very kind and lovely Christian couple. Imagine my surprise
when I discovered that it is exactly like a chandelier I saw Tommy
eyeing on a farmhouse episode of "Sarah's House".
It's a pretty small room and packed with probably way too
much furniture, but it is cozy and has everything I need to
I'm a mother of one "out-of-college" daughter, inheritor of one cat,a dog and four chickens, full time medical secretary, gardener, painter of furniture, fixer-upper and handy woman around my house, passionate about decorating, lover of flea markets and yard sales, restorer of old things, but most importantly, a daughter of God. Blogging is a way to journal and share my life, passions, and journey with anyone interested enough to follow along.