Sunday, September 23, 2012

Sara's New/Old Bed

This is that beautiful bed after painting!

I found this lovely on Habitat for Humanity Restore in Huntington on their page.  I knew she had to be mine!
So I called my dear sweet Mama and aksed her if she'd meet me since she lives close to Huntington and lead me there after calling Habitat to make sure they still had this gem.  It was on!
The very next day I got up at 6, the store didn't open until 9.  It takes about an hour to get there, so I had plenty of time.  I ended up at the store before they opened and am so glad I did.  There were two people that came in wanting the bed as we were carrying it out after purchasing.  Not to mention several on the "fan" page responding to their photo like I had done.
Then when I got her home I began painting!
She then sat in the garage over night!
The very next morning I started in...Sara didn't want to , but I made her, lol.  We set the bed up and I went to add the slats...they were too short!  Oh how my heart sank!  My first thought was that it was a queen...but I knew that couldn't be since it looked like a full.  Then I got my trusty tape measure...guess what?
It was in between!
Well, that called for some quick thinking and a trip to Lowes!
I made a frame from 2x4's and legs to take the pressure off of the rails.  Sorry I didn't take a photo...but it is solid as a rock now and a jiant could sleep on it!  Still having plenty of storage underneath, she turned out perfectly!
Sara was thrilled, even more so after learning that the bed was "really" old!  She tends to like the older days just like her Mama!  She wouldn't admit it, but she's a lot like me.
Beatle's, Elvis and Jimmy Page(guitarist for Led Zeppelin) are her loves....she calls them her babies.
I hung this one here so  right before she closes her eyes at night she'll see her "babies"...
I love all of the detail!
The black in the posters and frames just add the right vibe to her room...especially being a teen.  But still having the right amount of vintage/shabby chic without losing it.
She decided that she wanted the wing back that was in the spare room to be in her's since she said it was so comfy.  I added a little table for her drink when she's watching tv.  Or for when her sis comes in for a visit "to bug her" as Sara would say...No really I am blessed to have two wonderful daughters that absolutely love eachother!  They spend most of their time together every day...little spats here and there, but they always want to be together!

So there you have it!  Sara's new/old bed....and it's mine when she leaves!



Monday, September 10, 2012

I've died and gone to Heaven

"I've died and gone to Heaven" were my exact words when I opened a package that I recieved in the mail.....

I met a lady on Rate My Space many years ago...we shared the passion for Shabby Chic and so when I finally made a facebook profile, we became friends on there as well.  We began talking on chat and let me tell ya, those conversations went on and on.  Finally we swapped phone numbers and we began calling eachother.  The first time I spoke with her was wonderful...she had the most southern accent(which she probably thought I sounded just like a hillbilly).  We talked for hours!  And here she is....

This is none other than the sweetest lady ever....Bonnie!
Oh I wish I could just give you the biggest hug ever!!!
Bonnie sent me her Bristish Rose duvet...can you believe it?  She could have had a slipcover made from it, but no!  She sent it to me!
I am just in awe!
I have it laying at the foot of our bed for now...but my mind is racing with all of the possibilities.  It is gorgeous!   I may add a fluffy comforter inside it and use it on our sofa, or I may hang it up with clips at my window or heck I don't know, I'm just so excited to have this!
Last year when I became deathly sick, Bonnie really seemed to care.  She did a blog post about me and called me Sweet Melanie.  Something she never knew that my husband called me.  So as you can see, Bonnie is a very dear frined of whom I have never met in person.... but one day Bonnie, one day! 
And when we do, watch out world, we are gonna have some fun!  Probably look through our shabby mags and talk until the sun sets and rises, lol!
Love you Bon, and if I haven't said it until now....
Check her blog out...

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

My spin on a chaise lounge

I bought a chaise lounge from facebook yardsale the other day and I have to admit, I thought it would match perfectly with our downstairs retreat.  By the photo it looked as if it were a silver/blue color but after bringing it just didn't match.  Well of course I knew what I had to do...slipcover it!

The back pillow was attached, so I decided to cut it off since I had done it before with a chair of mine.  I don't know why they make them attached like that!
I had some sheets that belonged to my oldest daughter that had seen better days...speckled with holes.  I have loved them with their little blue paisley print and thought what the heck!  I had a little bit of a "British Rose" shower curtain left and some left over gimp.  I went and bought a dust ruffle since I was feeling a little lazy.
I think it all goes so well together and ties in with the rest of the fabric I have used in this space. 
The dust ruffle really helped on not having to hem and make a ruffle.  My kind of job...EASY!
I took off the fabric that was on the chair and saved it for my Mama since it's the perfect shade of blue for her.  She wants me to either slipcover or upholster a chair for her so I thought it would work and save her a few pennies.
The chase is filled with down and after taking off the fabric, it is so soft and cushy...perfectly shabby comfiness!
I think this will be my spot since the hubs loves to lay on the sofa.  I love propping my feet up, so this will work so much nicer than that hard coffee table.....
I purchased an armoire some time ago and recently painted it.  I put it upstairs and brought the one from there to here.  This one is much taller than the original one here which  means I didn't feel the urge to add things to the top(nothing but a dust magnet).  Lot's of moving heavy things in two days, but so worth it!
We spend lots of time down here, so I want it to be comfy and the slipcovers are perfect for throwing in the wash since we snack here.  This space has one window, so all of the white works wonders!
Well, I'm off to take a shower and pop some popcorn...I'm gonna enjoy that little chaise tonight, so sweet dreams ya'll!