Thursday, February 25, 2010

A Transformation, Tiffany Princess style

I'm back! Well, sort of.....

But, I am joining several parties this week to show off my bedroom transformation.

The room started out like this:

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Kind of boyish, don't you think?

My step son was in this room, so it was decorated for his taste. (he has since moved into our FROG, aka Finished Room Over the Garage incase you hadn't heard the term)

More of the room:

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I know, I know...yes, there is really a strand of lights around the window. Happened around Christmas and just stuck around for several years.

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The room is actually pretty large so he had a sitting area in there.

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Here is the room now!

Transformed into my daughters Tiffany Blue bedroom. Pictures don't do it justice (taken at night-shame shame), but I just love how it turned out.

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My wonderful husband made those wooden boxes that the lights are hanging from. I painted them white, added a tension rod to the inside and hung white lights and tulle from the rod. I wanted a canopy feel, but not round and over the beds. Make sense?

And I haven't finished accessorizing it yet. I have a stained glass piece (made by a friend of mine) that I am going to hang in that window between the beds and I am not crazy about that desk there either. Maybe if I add a little stool? Suggestions are welcome!

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This is the wall where the TV was in the last 'before' picture.

I found the shelf months back at Goodwill and painted it, put her monogram on it (LOVE vinyl letters!) and hung her hospital going home outfit on it. And the picture is from her newborn photo shoot and the matte has all her hospital visitors' signatures (and notes to her), even my doctor!

I love this little corner so much!

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Monday Links

Between Naps on the porch

It's So very Cheri

Tuesday Links

A Soft Place to Land

Wednesday Links

Show and tell

The Power of Paint

Thursday Links

The Shabby Chic Cottage

Thrifty Thursday

Strut your stuff

Friday Links

Show and tell Friday

Creative cats Friday

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

I got a Sunshine Award!

I love being appreciated!

I received the Sunshine Award!

I received a message from Sarah at The Byrd Nest letting me know she appreciates my blog and has given me the award. Sarah is one of the thriftiest people I know. She can find a free/good deal anywhere. Don't believe me? See this post, and this post.

So, I am honored that she loves my thrifting because she is the Queen of it!

I haven't been doing much of revamping lately because of the weather here, but I HAVE still be thrifting so be on the lookout for some of my projects very soon.

Now, back to the award. The rules of the Sunshine award are that you have to award 5 other blogs. I don't mind doing this as I can share with you some lovely bloggers that I love to read on a regular basis.

1. I love checking in on Connie from Shady Creek Lane. She has some great craft ideas and I loved when she did her January pantry challenge. You can see her 'findings' here.

2. Gotta love Michelle's finds at Vintage Junky. She has an amazing eye for refabs! Just check out what she did with this coffee table. And I love the beds that her husband just found for her. I have similar ones and will be posting about them this week.

3. I also love Sarah's blog, peweter+sage. I just love her style. She also does fabulous work with invitations and such. You can see an example here.

4. I can't give out awards and not mention chesteranddonkey. I also love her style and she's recently started her own shop in Etsy. Go check her out!

5. Last but not least, I want to mention Embellished Bayou. Here recent post about redoing her bookshelves has inspired me to dip into some more color! I love her use of purple!

Thanks again to Sarah who has given me this award. I just love being recognized! :)

Friday, February 5, 2010

It's So Very Cheri GIVEAWAY

I know I have been MIA, but I can't resist the urge to tell you about Cheri's giveaway(s).
She is a wonderful blogger and does some fabulous giveaways. Please go here to see her latest and you have until Saturday to enter this weeks' drawing. She has a giveaway going on all this month too, so please check back with her to enter!

While I am here, I want to promise you that I will return to regularly blogging soon. Our weather has still prevented me from doing much crafting, but I can promise you that I have done alot of thrifting. I have a garage full of projects to tackle as soon as the weather warms up some. My spray cans have missed me and I them.

And because I love pictures with blog posts, here are a few.
Since my last post, my daughter turned 3.....

And my son turned 2......
Yes, I've still been busy.
It's my husband's birthday Monday so after all the dust settles, I will return to blogging more! That's a promise!