Monday, August 30, 2010

The Tour..Part Two



Here is a look at the whole table and the window above it. This is the table that I salvaged from a cold death outside my Mom's house. The chairs are also cast offs from my Mom. Originally there were 4 but these 2 are the only ones that are all in one piece. Above the window is the cornice that I made from insulation foam. The fabric is a Ralph Loren fabric called Water Floral. I love the big pink cabbage roses and the touch of blue in the forget-me-nots. This fabric is a retired pattern and is hard to find. The only place I have been able find it is on E-bay and then you have to fight for it There are lots of others out there who want it too. I've gotten up to the last 5 seconds and had someone win it right out from under me. Grrrrrrr! Anyway that accounts for why I had to come up with a window treatment that requires a minimum of fabric. I did score the chair covers recently, but they are actually pillow shams that I converted.

I had purchased the shutters at a garage sale sometime back and though they don't fit exactly they are close enough for me and give some privacy if needed. Under the table is a decorative suitcase that I bought at Home Goods for $10.00 in the clearance aisle. It had fake travel stickers on it but I covered it with wallpaper and removed the leather handle and replaced it with a cream colored ribbon. I could use it for storage but for now it is just there to look pretty.



Here is the single french door that we added to the room when we found that the existing door and frame were rotted out. You can see a small cornice that I added to the top of the door. I put Velcro on the back and using a type that will adhere to smooth surfaces. The lower curtains are left over from a previous house. The rod is magnetic. I don't know if it is kosher to just drape the fabric over the rod but that way it is not sewn and can be used over and over. If you are interested in how to make these cornices you can go to the DIY.com website and find the instructions. All you need is the insulation, a utility knife, tape measure, hot glue, batting and fabric. I chose to put my fabric on with long pins so that I can change the fabric as needed. I have some beige fabric with the pink roses that I plan to use for the winter season.



Here is the door that originally led from the laundry room (which I made out of part of the original garage) On the backside of the room you can see the door that leads into the dining room. Also the computer armoire that I got at a garage sale, too. I used some of the same wallpaper that I used on the suitcase and in my bedroom. I'm not sure if I like the finish I have on it. I originally made it the plain white and my Mom said she thought it looked like a big white blob so I tried to tame it down some. Do you have any suggestions to improve it??? I would appreciate any feedback that might help me figure out what would look best.


9 comments:

Shabby Cottage Collectibles said...

Everything in your room is wonderful! You have such great ideas..and I love the screen door. Warm hugs, Esther

sissie said...

Your room looks wonderful and I wouldn't change a thing! I love what you did with the armoire using the wallpaper. The little suitcase is adorable.

hugs
Sissie

Debbi said...

I love it! The way you incorporated the darker pieces with the white and pink is very striking!

Victoria said...

Wow, I can't believe how quickly you pulled together such a beautiful space! Everything is gorgeous!!!

Mary Ellen said...

I do love your room!! The suitcase is such a neat transformation too with it's pretty wallpaper redo! I love the armoire also using that same great wallpaper!! I bet you are so enjoying that room!

karlascottage.typepad.com said...

That computer cabinet looks great to me. What a pretty finish! the whole room is delightful!

Lynn said...

What a charming home you have. Since I am now retired, you have given me lots of inspiration to make my home even more romantic. Love the armour. I am in love with "white" so perhaps I would personally have made it more white with the weathered finish. However, in your room I think it is beautiful. The wallpaper idea is a keeper. You are so talented. Thank you sharing with us.

Jean Tuthill said...

Your room is so beautiful and now you'll have to get busy and start crafting. I don't think I would want to mess it up! lol Everything goes together so well.....and I love the armoire just as you did it! I take Amlodipine Besylate, 5 mg. and Carvedilol, 12 mg, twice a day, and Crestor. So, it's one of those. I think it's probably the Carvedilol, he put me on that about 3 mths ago. We'll see.....

Penny For Your Thoughts said...

Hi there stranger,
I'm so sorry that I've been gone for so long. This summer has sucked up more of my life than I care to admit. Gardens are great until you have to deal with all the produce all at once. WOW!

I love your new room. It's so you... and simply stunning. You are the woman! Great job! Woo-hoo and big yays for you!

Miss you,
Penny Sue

PS - I will post again sometime soon. But enjoyed catching up again.