Tuesday, February 17, 2009

~ Our Little Make-over ~

Well, I am just so excited to share this little makeover with ya'll! The genius and I had a total blast re-doing this room.

Here are a few 'before' pictures~ this room is tiny, it's 10 x10.

Sorry this pic. is a little dark~

The writing desk was in here until we moved it into the l/room~ this picture was
taken right after we purchased it ( because there wasn't anything on it, yet :)

I just love this little pillow, it's now in our bedroom :)

As I mentioned in my previous post~ we had to do a little shopping. We bought new curtains, a bed skirt & a few accessories~

I found this blue bowl @ Michaels~

I call it faux vintage :)

We bought the lamp @ Walmart and added the trim~

Note: the picture on the left is Mammaw at the age of 12 & the young girl on the right is My Misters grandmother ~ age 4.

We put a handerkerchief in the oval frame, added ribbon and a sparkly broach.

I also framed some of the pictures I've taken. I uploaded them to Walgreens.com and edited them into black & white pictures. All of the pictures below where taken on Mammaw's property.

It's the road to the lake and the little john boat~

I also framed a few of my sunrise/sunset pictures and one of the lake~
I was trying to bring some 'blue' in the room.

Shelia has been telling me to frame some of my photography forever :) Thank you, my friend!

Now, this BY FAR is my VERY favorite purchase ( and project. ) I found this velvet pillow and the turquoise beads at Walmart ( Friday during lunch :) and I had just oohed and awed over Queenie's monogrammed platter (earlier that morning ) You need to go see it, it's F-A-B! I was so inspired.

Isn't it de~vine?
Gracie has claimed this as "HER" chair~

One more small project and then I'll show you the room :)

The frame & the felt flowers where purchased @ Michaels~

Okay~ here it is~ TADA!!!

I didn't change out the artwork behind the bed~ with the furniture color I thought ( hoped ) it still looked nice~ all 3 of those pieces where bought at Kirklands well over a year ago and I just love them.

I'm still playing with the pictures to the right of the window

Oh, one more little project. I found this picture frame at Target and added black & white pictures~

Isn't it sweet?

The chair is what I call an 'ice' blue~ We brought some turqouise in and black, I think it works. This is a little beyond my normal style~ I'm all creams & browns. Traditional is my usual style.
Well~ I would love to hear what ya'll think about this little makeover~

Have a beautiful day!

Hugs~ J
P.S. Mammaw loves the fact that the chair was able to find a good home and she loves the pictures of her place of course. But I formally had a TON of family photos all over the wall, behind the small desk. I toned it down ALOT~ she wants it back. :)


~♥~ Monica S said...

I think it looks absolutetly beautiful!!! Love the colors... and your photos and all of your ideas!! Great to get ideas and motivation on other blogs isn't it??YOUR Mammaw will love it!

Have fun!

Queenie~ said...

Good Morning Jessica!
What a fun post!Everything looks beautiful! Your make-over was so fun to see! You have added such a special touch to every area of the room....your Mammaw is gonna love it I'm sure. I love all of the black and white pictures in those pretty frames, girl you and your Mister make such a perfect couple. I just love all of the blue touches that you added around the room too, to incorporate the vintage chair of your Mammaw's.
The monogrammed pillow and the framed H is so pretty! Girl, you and your genious did soooo good!
I love it all....and that hanky in the oval little frame is precious...I am gonna be taking that idea and running with it! LOL! oh, and one more thing... you know I'm loving that blue bowl...
I hope you had a wonderful Valentine's Day too and hope you have a great day!
Big Hug,

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Jessica, your room looks fantastic. I love that you've framed some of your own pictures.. The road to Mamwaw's the john boat are awesome.. Loved how you did your monogramming. But the hanky in the frame.. that stole my heart.. I have many and this is a great way to have them out and displayed..I'm going to have to borrow this one.. hugs ~lynne~

onlymehere said...

Vintage faux/faux vintage....I love the sounds of it! I think you were right to keep the pictures you bought at Kirklands too. I do love the pictures you've taken and the blue that they bring into the room. You know what I love best don't you?....the fact that you brought your grandmother's chair and pictures into the room. She'll certainly feel at home! If she wants more pictures back and you like it that way, I say bring them back! Family is everything and how comforting for her to have their pictures around. You and the genius did a fantastic job on the room. I liked it before but I really love it now!

Happy To Be said...

Oh Girl this looks just beautiful now...WOW!! I love that you framed your art work...yours pictures are always so Beautiful..thanks Picklepoo or Shelia..dang I still want to call her Pickel..Now girl I got that desk..do you know about the one little drawer in it?? Love that chair and I can see why grandma wants it back now..Girl we have been busy painting the wall go up are stairs...of course we had the paint for months and as soon as I get sick Len decided now the time to do it haha!! and of course every time he does a project it because a project for me to clean up after...does it ever stop?? hope you have a great day dear friend and thanks for the unveiling..hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Shelia said...

Oh, Jessica! How beautiful Maw Maw's room is! You've done a great job on it. The day bed is beautiful and I love that lovely blue color on the pillow and chair. Oh, I'm so glad you did frame some of your beautiful photos! See? How pretty! I know Maw Maw will love this room.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia :)

sue said...

J the room looks so beautiful! I love all your family pictures, I have a picture by our bed of my Mom at age 3, so precious! You did good girlfriend!! xoxo

Queenie~ said...

Good Morning Jessica!
I'm just dropping by to say thank you again so much for the surprise package that you to sent me!
I'm taking another look at your pretty guest room too, what fun...and I love seeing your black oval framed hanky again...gosh...I can hardly believe I've got one too...made by your sweet little hands! I appreciate everything you sent sweetie! Hope you have a beautiful day!
A Big Hug,

beddow said...

I love it! I am sure you don't mind but I put some of your ideas in my idea file. I love that you used your photographs. Such wonderful details throughout the room.
I love having family pictures about, it makes everything seem right to me.
Have a great day.


Cami @ Creating Myself said...

Found my way here via Queenie's. Loved your idea to frame a portion of the hankie & had to come say hello!

Your room looks great! I'm making one of Queenie's monogramed pillows too...love yours!

Tootsie said...

just so beautiful....as usual! love the room...the frames..and the genius and her mom!

Happy To Be said...

Jessica thanks for coming by and seein my Yard longs girl..now do you know about the little drawer in your desk yet?? hope you have a great day dear friend...we still have a foot of snow here..I finally got out on Monday an got a camp stove, lantern, and old coffee pot as my house is all electric and we go without power for days sometimes and I can't cook so I will be camping now in my own house..hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Nancy said...

Jessica, Do you hear me...I am screaming with excitment! This is gorgeous...all the little projects you did make a huge impact! Loooove that frame with the hankie and the frame with the H and am I using too many ands...the frame from Target...how did you do that! And ( I had to say and one more time..hee hee) the frame wiht the H...how did you do that??? Please do tell all these secrets!
You should be very proud of your self! and (OOPS) Tell your Mister he should be proud too! Blessings to you, Nancy

bmwgal1948 said...

It turned out so warm and cozy! I love all your little touches. I may have to steal some of your ideas!Hope you are having a good week. Linda

nikkicrumpet said...

You really did an excellent job! It is fresh and beautiful. I love the light airy feel of the room. Not that it wasn't pretty before too! You just gave it an updated boost! Great job...I bet you grin everytime you walk in the room now....YOU SHOULD!

Barb said...

I love all your new decor.
Will have to see if i can find that blue bowl at Michael's. Love that color.
Bedroom is beautiful, and the idea of the hanky in the frame is great!!

I just happen to have hankies, and frames... =0)

Barbara Jean