The Master Bedroom Makeover for Fall

The Master Bedroom makeover for Fall is always on the agenda

when decorating my home for Fall.

I looked in the linen closet where I store my duvet covers and shams

and chose the Maya Bird pattern by Pottery Barn.

The colors in the design were perfect  for Fall

still maintaining the blues and apricots l (or should I call it blush)

that are the constant colors in the room.

I switched the pillows around a bit for another look.

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How To Makeover a Winter Bedroom to Spring

The news lately is all about how awful the winter storms are . . .

Places like Boston with record breaking snowfalls and here this week we are dealing with a winter storm

with mainly ice . . . hate ice, would rather have snow!

While hunkered down in the house with a driveway like an ice skating rink,

I decided to make over my bedroom from Winter to Spring,

as I am officially tired of Winter and do not want to embrace it anymore!!

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Master Bedroom Makeover Reveal

OK…I have teased you enough with my “sneaky peekies” of my bedroom.

You have seen a “sneak peek” of the fabric and pillows . . .

~ ~ some of which were made by my friend Linda.

So without further adieu . . .

Here is what I have been doing in the master bedroom.

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I found the duvet cover while at the Pottery Barn in Atlanta . . .

~ ~ it was on super clearance and it had to come home with me.

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Sneaky Peekies of a Bedroom Makeover and Farmer’s Market Love

No…it is not my granddaughter’s space…still working on it . . .a slow process.

It is “MY” bedroom . . .

~ ~ while in Atlanta for the Haven Conference, Kim and I went to Pottery Barn . . .

~ ~ ~ ~ no surprise on that!

I found bedding that was on super clearance.

I have had it for a while; however, I needed to find some coordinating fabric for pillows.

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So my friend Linda to the rescue…making the euro shams and 2 pillows for me.

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There are a couple of additions in the room from HomeGoods.

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There will be lots of changes coming up next week, like this area in my sunroom.

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I made a trip to the Farmers’ Market yesterday to gather items for my front porch area.

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And guess who I met there???….the pretty Lauren from The Endearing Home…

~ ~ She did a post today on beautiful pics of the Farmers Market . . so hop over and see!!

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My friend Sherri took a pic of us….

~ ~ we were on a mission to get as many items in my van and do it in 2 hours.

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We filled every inch of the van with 18 large mums and countless pumpkins.

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This weekend I am decorating my porch for Fall . . .

~ ~ for the upcoming Fall Porch Linky Party!

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So link up your wonderful Fall Porch to this great party on Monday, September 22nd!!

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Happy Fall decorating!!!….and have a wonderful weekend!!!

Flower Plate Wall Garden

I asked my granddaughter what she would like to have on the wall over her bed.

I showed her some inspiration pics that I had . . .

~ ~ and she was leaning towards a mural of a tree.

I am not an artist by any means . . . but wanted to see what I could come up with.

I had some “flower plates” in my dining room that I purchased from Arhaus.

I thought hmmmm . . . this may work.

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I arranged the pattern on paper to make a template . . . marking the spots where the nails would go.

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Then taped the paper to the wall and placed the nails in the wall.

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Gathered my materials . . .

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Then started to paint and connect the “flowers” . . .

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Added a ribbon to “tie it together” . . .

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My “sweetie’s” favorite color is red . . .

~ ~ and since there is no red in the duvet cover . . . I thought I would choose the coral shade . . .

~ ~ ~ ~ for one of the ribbons, rather than the yellow.

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My “sweetie” has given it two thumbs up !!!

We are still working on her space . . .

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We are adding some “Fairies” . . . that I first saw on Mary’s (Home is Where the Boat Is) blog . . .

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And a “place to hang her hat” ! !

Hope you enjoyed my little “DIY” project today . . .

~ ~ I do not get a chance to do many of these, but it is so much fun creating things for our “sweetie” !!

Have a fabulous day!!! . . .

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Between Naps on the Porch for Metamorphosis Monday

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A Little Girl’s Room ~ ~ “Sneakie Peekies”

The reason for moving 12 pieces of furniture around the house . . .

~ ~ was to create a “room” a space, for my granddaughter to call her own.

I have been working on it and want to give you a few “sneakie peekies”

Graylyn's room

With the exception of the sheets and mattress pad . . .

~ ~ I used bedding that I already had on hand.

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I purchased the duvet/shams on clearance (super clearance) at Pottery Barn in Atlanta. . .

~ ~ while attending the Haven Conference last year.

I will have the product source list in the final reveal.

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She shall always have fresh flowers, that she has come to love . . .

~ ~ like these that my hubby surprised me with after I sent him to the grocery store . .

~ ~ ~ ~ what a guy . . and “pop” too!

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We will fill it with her favorite things of toys, dolls, and photos of family.

When the room was filled with the furniture and the bedding . . .

~ ~ we revealed it to “Miss Gray” . . . she loved it!

At this point, she will be totally involved with the decorating of her new room/space.

How much better can this get for Grandma!!!

And if you are wondering what was in this space before . . .

Craft Room Sitting Area

The sofa . . . that is now in the master bedroom . . .

~ ~ if you missed that post, you can see it here.

I will be working on many projects this weekend . . .

~ ~ and hope you all have a wonderful weekend filled with things that you love to do!!!

Holiday Guest Room

Over the holidays we usually have many guests…

…..so it is appropriate that I also decorate that room in the spirit of the season.

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I try to have a tree in every room in my house…including the guests rooms..

…..this tree is a gold metal tree decorated in the color scheme of the room.

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I added a twig garland to the trunk of the tree…

…..and antique fishing floats to the base.

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All of the ornaments and the tree were purchased after Christmas…love those sales!!

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I love these porcelain “flower petal ornaments”..and the “new vintage” blue ornaments…

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and there is always a bird or two in my trees…

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And across the bed is the dresser…our very first dresser…just waiting to be painted..

…..one day….

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Now….in case you are wondering how I attach these ornaments to the tree…

…..I will tell you my secret…I cut the wire portion of a wired ribbon…

……….they are like mini pipe cleaners!

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There are no birds in the tree, but placed one at the base!

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Bliss….a perfect, beautiful word…

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You will see Byers Carolers throughout the house…

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I placed my cotton grapevine wreath over the iron gate…

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A cotton arrangement made by Kristen sits on top of a wicker stand below the gate…

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A collection of ceramic angels adorn the other nightstand…

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A bit of my things on top of the lingerie chest…a rhinestone adorned clock I purchased many years ago…

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And now we move into the guest bathroom….

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Some quirky ceramic trees on the vanity…

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They all lean in a different direction….

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And what’s a tree without a bird?!!

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Here we are in the “loo”…

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Another wreath that I made….

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So I hope you enjoyed “the tour” of my guest bedroom and bath…

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Tonight our Linky Party of “Better Late Than Never” Christmas Inspirations…

It starts at 8 p.m. tonight, Tuesday, December 11th…

Hope to see you there!!!

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I am joining…

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Company’s coming…

The Haven Conference is drawing near…..

I will be picking up Barb from The Everyday Home at the Airport….

~ ~ ~ She will be staying at my home for one night.

While hubby will be staying behind….holding down the fort…

Barb and I will be heading on the highway at O’Dark Thirty the next morning……

But…in the meantime…..

~ ~ ~ I finally got around to doing this:

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Yes, they are drapes….

~ ~ ~ No more deer peeking through the windows….to say good-night….

While strolling through the aisles at Ikea….I spotted these beauties…

~ ~ ~ At the gorgeous price of $24.95 pair

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These were a great temporary solution….until I find the perfect treatment…for those windows.

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The other side ready to be “draped”…..

~ ~ ~ Draped with the Ikea Ritva….pretty linen-esque drape….with those great tabs.

The tabs that when sheered on the rod, fold to give you that pleated drape look.

They stack back beautifully…we did not want the drapes to overwhelm the window…

~ ~ ~ Just needed the privacy from the deer wanting to say “good night”….

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All done…finally up…until the perfect ones come along….

~ ~ ~ But until then…my total investment including the rod was $60.

GOTTA LOVE THAT IKEA !!!

Now….remember my deal of the century….the “one dollar frames and mirrors” ?

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I painted them with Annie Sloan Chateau Grey..using both dark and clear wax…

NOW WAIT A MINUTE….Chateau Grey…with an “E”….so do ya think the “E” is for the “E”nglish” version of GR”E”Y…

~ ~ ~ and the “A” is for the “A”merican version of GR”A”Y….hmmmm….may have come on to something here….

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Added a cute “initial” and done….Art for a total of $3.00…:)

I added a new “Welcome Plaque” to the door too….

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I placed a small silver tray on the door….

~ ~ ~ the great part of the silver tray is that you can remove what you write with a damp cloth and make changes…

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So the room is ready again for company…love company…

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So now I welcome company, good conversation, and fun…and headed to Haven….

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I am joining the following wonderful parties:

Company's coming…

The Haven Conference is drawing near…..

I will be picking up Barb from The Everyday Home at the Airport….

~ ~ ~ She will be staying at my home for one night.

While hubby will be staying behind….holding down the fort…

Barb and I will be heading on the highway at O’Dark Thirty the next morning……

But…in the meantime…..

~ ~ ~ I finally got around to doing this:

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Yes, they are drapes….

~ ~ ~ No more deer peeking through the windows….to say good-night….

While strolling through the aisles at Ikea….I spotted these beauties…

~ ~ ~ At the gorgeous price of $24.95 pair

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These were a great temporary solution….until I find the perfect treatment…for those windows.

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The other side ready to be “draped”…..

~ ~ ~ Draped with the Ikea Ritva….pretty linen-esque drape….with those great tabs.

The tabs that when sheered on the rod, fold to give you that pleated drape look.

They stack back beautifully…we did not want the drapes to overwhelm the window…

~ ~ ~ Just needed the privacy from the deer wanting to say “good night”….

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All done…finally up…until the perfect ones come along….

~ ~ ~ But until then…my total investment including the rod was $60.

GOTTA LOVE THAT IKEA !!!

Now….remember my deal of the century….the “one dollar frames and mirrors” ?

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I painted them with Annie Sloan Chateau Grey..using both dark and clear wax…

NOW WAIT A MINUTE….Chateau Grey…with an “E”….so do ya think the “E” is for the “E”nglish” version of GR”E”Y…

~ ~ ~ and the “A” is for the “A”merican version of GR”A”Y….hmmmm….may have come on to something here….

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Added a cute “initial” and done….Art for a total of $3.00…:)

I added a new “Welcome Plaque” to the door too….

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I placed a small silver tray on the door….

~ ~ ~ the great part of the silver tray is that you can remove what you write with a damp cloth and make changes…

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So the room is ready again for company…love company…

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So now I welcome company, good conversation, and fun…and headed to Haven….

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I am joining the following wonderful parties: