Thursday, February 13, 2014


It all started with these you remember when I bought them last Summer?  This is what I wanted to do with them originally but they weren't tall enough.  So, after sitting in the garage, I just couldn't take it anymore!

I sweet talked the hubster into making a cornice to sit on top of them.  So off to Lowes I went!

When we sat them at the opening to our bedroom area, I was thrilled at what I saw even before we were finished!

And here they are, all gussied up!  I have always wanted a cornice but had no way of attaching it to the drop ceiling.  We only had one wall to attach it to so we just never did it.

I really am HAPPY with how everything turned out!

But I am sure you all know when you start on something, you end up doing more than what you had planned on.

I bought this beautiful mirror knowing that I would paint it of course.  I know many think I am crazy because it was beautiful all on it's own, but I am not a gold lover.

This is so me....all white and distressed!

Now, where in the world was I going to put it?

I first thought here, but I knew it really would be beautiful as a floor mirror.  It was just way too tall for this space.

This is where it ended up....and I love it!

I needed something above it....I had just the thing!
An old chandy I made years ago into a battery operated one.  I added the crystal garland for some sparkle and it made me say ahhhh...

I had to move some furniture around, really I played musical chairs.  I have way too much stuff!

I moved this chair out a bit to make room for the mirror.  Thankfully the entrance is wide enough for all of my junk.

I absolutely love topiaries, so I had to put one here.  I had a chair sitting here before the columns, but I knew it wasn't gonna fit!

So, I put it here along with a little chest that I had in the garage.  I had to paint it first though.  I had to move the sofa and chaise, but I made room!

See?  It's so cozy here!  No wonder the hubby stays here when he's home.

There is plenty of room for all of my stuff!
And without stubbing toes!

Now I can get to the window a lot easier to pull down the shade at night without standing on the chaise to do it.

And the fireplace got an update too.

So for now, I think I am done with our bedroom.  Oh,  who am I kidding....


  1. Looks great, Melanie! There's always room for more stuff! :)

  2. Melanie,
    Oh love the posts being made into an entryway to your bedroom. That is killer. Love it. Very pretty and romantic. Ha ha I agree with Rita there is always room for more stuff!

  3. I love it Melanie! The drapes tied back behind the columns add so much....just gorgeous! Hugs, Penny

  4. The new entry way with the columns is just darling.

  5. Such beautiful photos. You have such a wonderful touch with decorating. There are so many things I want to copy in my own cottage.
    How is the water problem coming. Any solutions yet?

  6. It is really pretty. I really like the columns. Very romantic!

  7. Wow..the columns are amazing! And your home is fantastic

  8. What color paint is this from Lowe's? It's lovely.

  9. Melanie, you know as well as I do, we're never finished! LOL! Love the columns! They really look awesome - so glad you're getting to use them! The whole space is so cozy and cute! Thanks for sharing! Hugs, Leena

  10. Hi Melanie ~ you do have a lot of stuff, but the way you have it arranged looks beautiful. As long as you don't crash into anything at night when you're on the way to the little girl's room, you're doing alright! LOL! Nice job and beautiful columns!

  11. You know that I love everything you do, and adding the columns is no exception. I'm also proud that you weren't hesitant to show your unmade bed--makes the bedroom look lived in!


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