Thursday, July 26, 2012

A productive but Accident Prone Day

I had a list, I really did... you know, one of those "To Do" lists. I vowed to stick to it to accomplish a lot before company comes to visit this week end and we have a bridal shower for my oldest daughter. Well, things did not go as planned. First, I decided to water the plants. Yes, a typical morning routine for me, I got started a little late this morning (about 10 a.m.) But one thing led to another and about 4 p.m. I finally came inside. I don't know what came over me but I trimmed rosebushes, fertilized plants, repotted some ferns, pulled weeds, etc. The yard sure needed it but it WASN'T On The LIST. Oh, and I ended up with scratches all over due to trimming those rose bushes! A friend came by for a little visit and I wanted to show her the bedroom I'd been working on, so I pulled up the blinds and they totally fell apart! So after she left, I had to clean up that mess.... that wasn't on the list either. Finally, late afternoon, I start to do the chores on "the list" most related to updating an upstairs bedroom. I'm going to show you some picture of that shortly. But since I had the ladder in the house, out of it's usual storage spot in the garage, I decide to change a blinking recessed light in the kitchen. Wouldn't you know it, I now can not get the fixture reassembled! GRRRR... Ok, on to the bedroom.
Here's what it looked like before. Bright pink walls & flowered border.
Here are a few pictures of what it looks like now.The walls are now gray and this is a new comforter on the bed. I went for the Shabby Chic look. I've been collecting ironstone platters so I decided to hang a few over the bed. I did buy a king sized headboard at a recent auction. I'm trying to decide if I want to use it as is (natural wooden color) or paint it to match the vanity and chest.
These are some valances I made last night.
I finished the bench to go with the vanity. I upholstered it with the same fabric that I used for the valances. Oh, yeah, another accident happened while I was upholstering this bench. I was using my pneumatic staple gun (which I just LOVE) and it broke! The spring that is inside, where you insert the staples, came apart. So until I can get a replacement, no more upholstery jobs.
This is a little table that has been in my husband's family since 1910. I just couldn't bring myself to paint it. So it's staying as a natural wood. It's plenty chipped too. That's an old child's chair sitting on top: I bought the chair at an auction and I love its chipped up paint. It's holding a child's tea set that belonged to my mother. I can remember getting to drink tea from it on very special occassions when I was a little girl.
For now I just sat this collection of purses on the window seat. I'm trying to decide if I should hang them on the wall.
A close up look at that child's tea set I mentioned. I also redid the bathroom adjoining this room. But that post will wait for later. Thanks for taking a look at the updated bedroom. Linked to:
Totally Transformed


  1. This sounds exactly like the types of days I've been having lately Kim!!!
    But look how lovely everything looks in the end!
    Love what you've done

    1. Thanks Suzyq. My work did get done and luckily none of these accidents were very serious.

  2. Absolutely love the remodel! Great results for a crazy kind of day. I've been contemplating a pale gray color for the master bedroom - now that I've seen yours and how nice it looks, I may take the plunge and go for it!

    1. I really like the light gray. I bet you will too.

  3. Thanks so much for linking up last week at Totally Transformed Tuesday. I love the remodel especially that vanity. Don't forget to drop by and link up this week. :-) Peggy

    1. Thanks for the reminder Peggy. I'll get over there and link up.