Saturday, March 7, 2009

Bedroom make-over and appligue' project done.

Last week, Tidy Mom was saying that she was thinking of changing her bedroom to blue and brown. I asked her if she wanted some pictures from my bedroom and she said yes. Also, since I painted last fall I don't think I ever posted any pictures so here we go...enjoy.

I call our bedroom blue and brown but as I look at the pictures I guess the walls are brown and taupe and the only blue is just accents around the room. I am not a huge blue fan but the carpet has blue and brown in it so I can't change the colors to much until I change the flooring. We have lived here for 8 years and I have repainted this room 4 times. I just wasn't happy with it. Right now I think it looks okay and we are actually going to make some changes to our kitchen so I can't change the carpet just yet but believe's days are

The picture above the table was actually given to my many years ago by my mother-in-law. It has some of the same blue as in my pillow shams.

This is the right side of the bed. The side table actually belongs to my sister as does the large flower arrangement. She is often changing her home and then I borrow items from her to decorate my home...kinda like recyling! LOL The frames have blue in them and you can see that the next wall is a taupe color. It is a very calming color.

The fireplace is on one of the dark walls. I am not sure about the window frame so for now I is just leaning against the wall. If I decide to leave it I will then hang it up a little higher than it is in the picture. The two candlesticks I found on the 80% off shelves at Hobby Lobby. They seem to work.

This is the top valance of our battenburg lace...Tidy Mom was asking about them. They are a light tan and the lace matches that color. I really was not looking for curtains with lace but they seem to work.

This is the side view of my curtains.

Here is my basket with all the applique' done. I think that it turned out okay for my first try. I am not sure if I will frame it or make it into apillow. Any suggestions? I have another pattern that is a bee hive that I am wanted to try but first I have another punch needle almost done so I think I will finish that one first.


This Country Girl said...


Your basket applique looks great!

I think your bedroom is pretty! I love blue and brown together. For awhile, Joy wanted her room that color, then she decided to leave it as is and change accessories.

Have you done anything with your cafe doors yet?

Ann said...

Dianntha, Thanks for visiting my blog. I've enjoyed reading your posts and your basket applique is wonderful. One of my favorite stores is in Findlay - Early American Home. It's an hour and a half drive for me, but Barb is so nice and her shop is so neat. I'm a little more prim/attic surface finish than her shop, but I always come out of there with plenty! Have a great weekend. ~Ann

Tolentreasures said...

What a pretty bedroom and your applique is beautiful!


Farmchick said...

Just lovely!

Meggie said...

Hey Dianntha! Your applique looks fabulous for a first try. Your bedroom looks very cozy and comfy. Love your accents!

Picket said...

Hello friend...your applique turned out great! The blue color in your bedroom is very pretty against the brown and taupes. Thanks so much for coming by...hope all is well on your side of the mountain and that you are having a great week.

tidymom said...

Your bedroom is beautiful! thanks for posting the pictures for me!!


Linda said...

Hi Dianntha...I love your basket applique piece. It is very pretty and for your first piece it looks wonderful.
Your bedroom is lovely..the curtains are a perfect touch...hugs, Linda