Sunday, August 8, 2010


I wanted my one hundredth post to be special so it took me some time to get to the point that I had the room completed enough to share. It is still a work in progress but I couldn't contain myself any longer.

We are not completely through with the painting but getting close. Probably in a couple of more days it will finally be done. Bead board is not easy to paint. It requires getting into the grooves and that requires a lot more energy than just rolling it on. Those of you who have painted it know what I mean.

As luck would have it, my next door neighbor was having a moving sale a few weeks ago and had a queen size sleeper sofa that he was not taking with him. I purchased it from him for $50.00 and moved into my room. I ordered a slipcover for it . I have loved the slipcovers from Spring Gard'n for a long time and finally had the perfect sofa for one of her wonderful slipcovers. I added some
pink check and pink rose pillows that I had made to complete the look.

I brought my old coffee table and drop leaf table back from my Mom's garage and proceeded to paint them white. The tool tray on the coffee table is from my favorite craft/antique mall. It doesn't look to bad in the red. What do you think??

In the next few posts I'll share other parts of the room with you. I'm still trying to decide on curtains . I am using some pretty sheers that I had in a previous house. I have more of the Ralph Lauren pink rose fabric that I am thinking of making valances for the windows. Any suggestions???


Anonymous said...

Oh your room is looking so very charming already!! I can hardly wait to see more!!!

That is a lovely slip cover. I have a twin sleeper sofa that needs a slip cover - do you have to take the whole thing off to use it for the bed or does the slip cover have slits of something so that it can be used?

bee blessed

Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

Your room is so pretty and I loce the red tool box...a splash of color. Can't wait to see the rest of the room!

Victoria said...

Oh goodness, that is spectacular!!! What a dream room that is, you've done a fantastic job. I love your slipcovered sofa and I think the tool box looks great in red:)

sissie said...

Your room is looking so sweet! The slipcovered sofa is so charming and shabby chic.

Congratulations on your 100th post.


Stacey said...

I love the way your room turned out! One of the first things I noticed was the pop of red on the toolbox. I think that looks great there. I love all the beadboard and the way you incorporated the TV. Way to go with the sofa and slipcover. Great room! :)

Beth Leintz said...

What a great room to relax in. I love the red accent and the bird cage chandelier holder.

Lezli said...

Oooh... I want to spend some time in that room! It looks so pretty and comfortable! Lovely, as is everything you do.

Jean Tuthill said...

Hi Sandy, your new room is awesome! It is so spacious and I love the decor. Your slipcover is so nice and I love the pink and red accents. You'll be settling in there in no time. You've done a great job and I'm sure you'll love "working" and spending lot of time in there.

Jean Tuthill said...

Oh, and congratulations on hitting the big 100th post! said...

What a cheerful, lovely room! I can just picture you and your daughter, lounging and talking about your day there in the evenings.

The pop of red on the tray is ideal!

Neabear said...

I love the red tray! The room looks great and very comfy. A great place to relax and do whatever you enjoy. Read, relax or whatever. Congrats on reaching your 100th post.


Lynn said...

I love the room. May I ask what color is on the wall? I love the color and totally love the slipcover. I am not familiar with the company you named. Do they have an online site? I have off white couches, one couch and one love seat size couch. Love them, but truly would love to have the more "romantic" look of your slipcovers. You did a beautiful job with the room. Now on to the next pages to what else you have done to your lovely home.