Wednesday, August 26, 2009

~ Makeover time ~

"WHEW" is all I can say, it's been so long since I did a post. I try and get on at least weekly , but this summer has been a whirlwind here ! I hope everyone is enjoying a lovely summer! I decided to re-do my Bedroom this August but even that is proving to be a "little here, little there" project. I cannot wait to finish the room, but right now it's half the old yellow/gold and half a new blue I'm in love with. I managed to get in a few small makeovers so far , so I finally had something to post about.... I can't wait to share the whole room when it's finished, with the humid weather we are having , the painting and other things are slower than I'd like :) But here goes... This dresser below was my lingerie chest as a child, but I remember stuffing it with crayons and barbies back then. :) It's pretty hideous looking and I had really "let it go", it was distressed naturally over the last 40 years, lol. But I gave it a new coat of paint, sanded off a bit to let the red peek through , and now I'm pretty happy with it. Hopefully I will get to finish the rest of the room in the next couple of weeks. :)

Pretty bad, huh? :)


Now a new coat of paint, in pretty Cornflower Blue .... and new crystal knobs of course :)

These were the walls before, Tuscan Gold...

And now..... Sparkling Spring , a pretty cottage blue by Behr Paints...

This lamp below was kinda new, from my Tuscan phase :) But it needed to fit the Simple Cottage "softer" look I am going for , so out with the brushes again and some left over fabric and it was given a whole new look...

I painted it creamy white and took some fabric that I had laying around and made new shades for $1.99 :) I picked up the shades for that price at Micheal's and just glued the fabric on them... I like the soft sage green and roses playing against the blue..

I also bought lace curtains on sale and hung them last week. I had lace curtains years ago in my room and had missed them, so out with the heavy yellow I had before and in came the light again :)!

I just adore white eyelet!!...., this pillow below was the inspiration I wanted to use for the entire room, and a pretty shabby chic quilt.... So I'm on my way.... More white eyelet to come, lots more paint, some more pillow and quilt hunting and I will be done! Now I just have to get the kids off to school in a week so I can finish it :) I'll post pictures of course when it's all done :)

I hope all you are having a wonderful last few weeks of summer! I am looking forward to getting back to blogging on a much more regular basis in a week or so! Once that big yellow bus comes, I'm back to some "me" time, lol...

Enjoy your week girls! and btw, I picked some flowers for you all , I hope they brighten your day! :)

With Hugs and Gratitude for your friendship as always!

Love,

~ Cynthia ~

36 comments:

Pink Roses and Teacups said...

Hi Cynthia,

Oh, your home is such eye candy to me. I will often click on your blog, just to look at your header!
Looking at your home makes me happy, and I come here when I need inspiration. I get fond memories of my grandmas house, when she made pies, and did canning. I am slowly trying to get that look in my home, after having mostly a victorian feel. Have a great week!

Debbie

Anonymous said...

Hi Cynthia...
I think your little chest looks great with the redo. It reminded me of a chest my daughters had for their Barbie stash!!!! I stumbled on your blog in July and have enjoyed dropping by. I loved the bread baking with the cloth bread bag. WOW!!!! My mouth was watering. You are a great photographer and I felt right at home in your kitchen. Thanks for sharing your ideas.

Katherine Slocum

Love the Decor! said...

Beautiful! Don't you just love paint?

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

Oh, this room is just going to be yummy, I can tell! Love the lingerie chest makeover, the new color on the walls, the lace curtains, & the newly redone lamp!

Big Hugs,
Stephanie
Angelic Accents

Holly said...

Mmmmm... crystal knobs, pretty blue colors, sunlight through lace and eyelet! Yum! So pretty, Cynthia!

stefanie said...

super cute, love it!!!

Amy said...

Everything looks so pretty. I love the blue on the walls and dresser. The glass knobs are so sweet. I can't wait to see everything finished! I hope you too enjoy the last few weeks of summer. It's gently fading away.

The White Bench said...

Love your chest of drawers, so pretty in that soft blue shade!
Hugs,
Monicax

The White Bench said...

Love your chest of drawers, so pretty in that soft blue shade!
Hugs,
Monicax

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Everything is so fresh and pretty! It brightens your life to change things up! It's nice to see you here today!

Lou Cinda said...

Good gracious! I love it! Can't wait to see it ALL!! The fabric on the lampshades is perfect!!

Lou Cinda

Gary and Elizabeth~ said...

Hi Cynthia,
I am re-doing our Master bedroom too. We are doing just about the same thing. I have been working on it for the last two weekends and I still have a lot to do, I am changing it from the golden yellow tones to blue and white. I have purchased all my linens, area rug and curtains. I will be painting this weekend.It was hard for me to find the perfect blue for the walls.
I can't wait to see your finished room. Heck, I can't wait to see mine too.
Enjoy your day,
Elizabeth

marty39 said...

Cynthia, the dresser, lamp and wall color are all just wonderful. I don't know why, but I am all of a sudden in love with blue too. Your eyelet, lace and fabric look so pretty from what we can see. Look forward to the finished room. Hugs, Marty

Tricia Anne said...

Hi Cynthia,
Welcome back. I too have been on the busier side of life this summer. Isn't it nice that things will begin to slow a little bit. :o)
Your bedroom is precious. I am loving all the touches you have added, changed.
Sincerely ~ Tricia Anne

Gretchen said...

What a beautiful room you are going to have! I heart that lamp from your Tuscan phase. Your room looks so soft and sweet. I love it!

Gretchen

blushing rose said...

Oh, Cynthia ~ how absolutely lovely & feminine. Doesn't eyelet just add that special little touch! TTFN ~Marydon

ceekay said...

I am always amazed at what paint does to an old piece of furniture...your room looks like it is coming along nicely!

Shelia said...

Hi Cynthia! I love how that little chest turned out and those little glass knobs. Precious! I love your sweet blue color on the walls. I'd like to paint a guest bedroom that color. You're doing good!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Lisa said...

Awesome Make over! It all looks wonderful! Hugs, Lisa

Atelier de Charo said...

What a revamp!!! Everything is so beautiful.

fiberdoodles said...

It looks so nice. What a great job!

Sharon

Crystal Rose Cottage said...

Paint is the cure for everything I think! It's amazing what it can do! Looks great and I love the glass knobs!~Patti

Lee Laurie said...

Cynthia, It is going do be just beautiful! I love all of the colors that you have chosen! I'm re-doing my bedroom now too. I'm gonna leave it 'sage' green because I just painted it 2 years ago when I first got the cottage. I bought the prettiest quilt the other day. It is ivory with pink roses. I'm having to redo the bathroom also because it flooded this past week-end. I already pulled off the wallpaper. It is going to be a pale pink. I can't wait to see yours finished. You give me so much inspiration! I love how you use things that you already have and re do them to go with your new decor! Smart! Hey, I think I might need to go get my old lingerie chest out of storage! Thanks!

Renee DeLano said...

Your furniture makeover came out great! love the new blue for your bedroom! Hope you are doing well. xo

Suzann @ The Olive Cottage said...

oh delightful. I think the lamp looks perfect all re-done. LOVE the pale blue color.

Elyse said...

hi cynthia!

i am laughing about your note about the big yellow bus! that's me, too!

i love all of your changes. once you start painting things blue, it's not easy to stop. blue looks so nice with everything. the knobs on your drawers just sparkle against it!

looking forward to more when it's ready!

xo

Barb~Bella Vista said...

Hi Cynthia! Oh, I love your makeovers....especially the chest. Love, love!!

So glad you signed up for the Rooster party and thanks so much for displaying the Rooster button....so appreciate that! You are now linked up.

See you at the party and I hope you have a wonderful time!

Hugs, Barb :-)

Sandi@ My Yellow Door said...

Cynthia, what a lovely job you've done on the chest! I adore those crystal knobs! I really like your gold on the walls too. Love the eyelet and the lace. I can't wait to see your room. Thanks for sharing.

Blessings,
Sandi

LillySue said...

Your chest came out very pretty. I have been changing over to blues and a soft cottage style also. I do still love the look of yellow/gold on walls. Changing colors seems to comfort my soul. I am still working on our kitchen. Today is my birthday so I am lallygaging online for a change! I can't wait to see your room all done!
Blessings~LillySue

ROSE VINE COTTAGE said...

hi cyn, I know the feeling, busy,busy Summer! I have hardly posted anything or finished any projects all Summer. Your room looks like it's gonna be beautiful and I love that you used your childhood dresser, it turned out so pretty. I am in Atlanta right now my Mom is going to be having hip surgery so I won't be home for 2 wks, I hope to get back to blogging when I return home!!
Hugs~Kelly

Just a little something from Judy said...

You do pocess a magic touch. Love the transformation of the chest! Makes me want to load up some of my pieces and drop them off at your front door. They need a magic touch.

I like the soft, feminine additions that you add. They soften and add beauty. Really, your blog is calming and peaceful. Thank you!

Cindy said...

Hey Cynthia, so good to see you back! I love the look you are going after, so soft and romantic...I too love lace curtains, what do you do about the light? Very sweet lamp re-do and lovely bureau re-do. Can't wait til you can post more oftern. Hugs, Cindy S.

Storybook Woods said...

Just beautiful, In love what you have been doing. Boy do that chest look better. Can not wait to see more. Clarice

Sweet Cottage Dreams said...

Sooo, sooo sweet and soooo feminine! I love the lace curtains and the pretty shades you have chosen. Fresh and delightful.

hugs,
becky

Lillie Mae Acres said...

Wow Cyn, your blog is set up nice and your home is beautiful. I love the roosters. My mom collects country roosters in her kitchen, I'll have to show this to her. She'll enjoy seeing yours. Thank you again for following my new blog.

Elizabeth S said...

There is NOTHING like a fresh coat of paint! NOTHING at all that can quickly change a mood and take a space from here to there without physically moving anywhere at all!
Love it!

elizabeth