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Saturday, February 19, 2011

A Frugal Country Bedroom Fix-up..

Hello my dears...
Good Morning to you .. Just wanted to share my weekend project with you all..
I love our bedroom... Oh.. there are bigger and better but this one is ours and it is one of my favorite rooms here at home.
HOWEVER, it needs a little fixing up.. Kinda stuck in the the same rut for a few years so yesterday and today I am striving to give it a facelift.  A frugal one....lol...
Here is what it looks like before I started working on it yesterday.. I guess you could call it the BEFORE pic...
Remember I am not doing major reno... just a bit of tweaking...lol
I still love the paint and the border that Shonda (our daughter) did a while ago...She stamped on the border with 3 square sponges..And it only took her a couple of hours.. The DEAR girl...
The candle chandolier needs a little tweaking as does the old rocker.. 
And some new or different bed coverings..
 It is a water bed as I had mentioned before..Remember? 
Terry built a base for it so it quite high.. I love it.. But it requires king size bedding..


This is an old wardrobe that Terry redid for a quilt cupboard.. I love the country look but I think this needs another coat of antiquing and redone some to look more prim..
I am not sure what to do with it..
New drawer pulls and knobs...
Right?  We shall see...

A small corner wall that I love and  won't change..
It is a sweet reminder that I wake up to each day..
But some other wall changes are needed...
Then...



Perhaps change some chairs around..
I did not take any more pics of the dressers and such for now..

Anyway... this is what I am working on and you can check back on Monday or Tuesday to see how I make out... ok?
Hopefully, I  will complete my weekend project..

With that in mind I did a little surfing the web and found some inspiration the other day..


These pics are mostly country style... I love prim but there are some wonderful ideas here..
Most are from the Country Living Site

The old pieces here are beautiful..
I love old quilts and antiques...


I love the bookshelves which I need ... I picked an old one up at the thrift the other day... It is only small but I want to paint it and fill with books.. I have books everywhere..
Do you girls have a lot of books?

In this I loved the old planter at the foot of the bed..
My mother has one... maybe she is tired of it, eh?  lol...
No.. I don't  have room...
Nice, though...

Lots of pillows .....


The little stand.... the old trunk...

Another old stand, books, old white porcelain pieces. pics on a rack...

My friend Tammy's bedroom.. I love the bedding and the cushions..

I love her fireplace, too... Tammy is very  prim..
Also.. she is very talented and does most of the renos herself..
I am not that smart .. I NEED Terry for anything of major redo.
But this time I am just wanted to give it a bit of a facelift and am on my own.. smile.. 

Our bedrooms should be sweet and cozy and clean, of course.
Now I must confess that if there is any room in the house that needs constant attention it is OUR ROOM...
I was wondering why that was as I am dusting down the spider webs and picking up books and stuff..
Then it came to me... This is a room that I live in... I use it a lot..
Not only for sleeping but relaxing in.. 
Therefore, I need to give it more attention in the future.. So if I get it all spiffed up I will be more motivated.... smile...
I hope so anyway.. 
I wanted to thank all you sweet ones for commenting on my last posting.. I appreciated it.. And I called my Mom and read them all to her.. She really enjoyed that so thank you so much.
Also... I would like to welcome any new followers...
If you have a blog please let me know...
Don't forget to check in next week for the AFTER pics..lol..

Have a wonderful blessed weekend and don't forget to take your families to church tomorrow...

Blessed be the Name of the Lord...
Faye

Ps... I posted  a breakfast recipe on my other blog last nite.. Just in case you are interested...

10 comments:

  1. I'm looking forward to seeing what you do, sometimes just a few little touches make a big difference. I went back and read the post about your Mother and Father. I thought it was beautiful and I loved your own thought that your husband is God's plan for you. Happy Saturday morning from Michigan.

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  2. I so enjoyed the bedroom pictures you shared tho' it gives me too many ideas! LOL! I love all your quilts too and am looking forward to seeing how you tweak things!
    Have fun!
    Christine

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  3. You'll be busy! Can't wait to see the end result! We are also doing a few little things around here today... slowly but surely we'll get it all done!

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  4. I know what you mean! I am itching to do a spring makeover of our bedroom, too. Last night, I gave it a good looking over and found little cobwebs in several places! I was mortified! Hubby said to get in bed and forget about them. Bless his heart! Well, I am going to get them knocked down and a spring comforter on the bed and maybe some other changes as well!
    You have me inspired and I will definitely be back to see your redo!
    ★Linda★
    BTW~ I hate word verification!

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  5. So many pics and styles to think about there Faye. Good luck with it all and can't wait to see your tweaking :-)
    I think we are removing floors this week !
    :-) xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

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  6. Ooooh, Faye~ those are some gorgeous bedrooms!! I could really get inspired to redo mine too after seeing those. I love the black wrought iron beds the best... they are just so so pretty.
    By the way- I love the little angel you have hanging on your wall!
    Now I'm off to check out your yummy recipe!
    ((HUGS))

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  7. LOVE ALL THE IDEAS I AM GETTING FROM THIS SITE.
    THANK YOU FOR SHARING.
    GRACE...

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  8. Beautiful photos and rooms. I just love the hand made country quilts and country decore. Have a great day !

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  9. I adore the windows in your bedroom. If I had them I would sit there everyday for a bit just for the joy of it. Dianntha

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  10. I can't wait to see what you come up with, I know it will be something that I will love. I just realized the thing that I need to upgrade is my computer, it is so SLLLLOOOOOOOWWWWWWWW. LOL! After you are done with your place, I will have to get you to come and give me ideas for mine. lol!

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