Sunday, September 28, 2008

Show and Tell Monday ...

Today I decided to show and tell a room in my home. I absolutely adore shabby chic decorating and I always strive to decorate in that style in my home. Fortunately, my husband leaves the decorating to me and doesn't care if the house is all white and roses. Unfortunately, because I have two very busy and very dirty boys, I can't always have everything the way I would ideally like it to be. So .. my bedroom is the one place that I can really go to town with my love of shabby chic. The walls are light pink, the decor is flowers. I found the most amazing vintage bed a few years ago. It's chippy ivory paint with it's original embellishments. I still have a long way to go to really "fill" the space but I pick up pieces whenever I can. The tall chest is the very first piece I ever painted and distressed. (It's more crackled than distressed but I can't quite bring myself to redo it ... sentimental reasons).My father-in-law rescued it from the dump and I went to work on it. I love my daybed that I found years ago at a flea market. My mother convinced me to buy it even though it was a little over my budget. I even used it in a showhouse I did and everyone wanted to purchase it but I just couldn't let it go. I have a wonderful woman who makes all of my pillows and just does an amazing job. I have to say, I was on Jennifer of The Old Painted Cottage's blog a few weeks back looking at her "cottage of the month". She had her own house on one month and I was drooling over it. It is what I want my house to be someday. It inspired me to do a little rearranging and fluffing of my own. Maybe someday my small little cape will be the house of my dreams. For now, I'm relatively happy with the bedroom. (my pictures aren't too great. It actually looks better in person). Thanks for vising...












26 comments:

Susan said...

Love that bed...love that rug under the bed also...great show and tell!
Susan *dutchrose*

gail said...

Wow Jennifer, your room is amazing. I just love it. Its my perfect style. You have done a great job and you have alot of talent. Thanks for sharing the pictures. Gail

Susan said...

Hey, Jennifer!
All that I show is in my shop...and what has been neat...most of what I feature sells shortly after it has been on display!
Susan *dutchrose*

Marie said...

What a wonderful room. It has that shaby chic feel, but it is not over the top frou frou. It has a very fresh and inviting look. And comfortable, too.

sita said...

I love your room! Love the daybed too! I am thinking of turning my old iron crib into something like that. So glad your honey allows the pink! I tell mine to get over it and I guess he has!

debi said...

I'm green with envy!! Your bedroom is absolutely beautiful!!

Carrie Gonzalez said...

So pretty and feminine. I love the bed and curtains. What a beautiful room! Great show and tell.
Carrie

Carolee Crafts said...

The room is perfect and looks like a peaceful haven for you, thank you for sharing your boudoir.

SoCal Helene said...

Jennifer, your bedroom is beautiful! Just enough fluff, so soothing…….and I love your view!!!
;o) Helene

Lisa said...

Jennifer

Your bedroom is amazing, I love everything!

Lisa
www.palepinkandroses.com
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Patty said...

I love the room. I am truly inspired to get a room started just like that. I think You are my inspiration!!! Love it , love it, love it.

Shell said...

Love it Jennifer! Simply charming.
Have a great week.
Hugs,
Shell

Francie of The Scented Cottage said...

What a delightful room ! I am packing my bags now....you did say it was the guest room didn't you?

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Meadow Street said...

That's it, I'm moving in. love it all!

My Pink Boutique said...

What an adorable room! You've done a shabby chic-alicious yummy job! Very nice. Thanks for sharing w/ us.
Kimberly :)

Janet Bernasconi said...

Hi Jennifer,

What an absolutely gorgeous bedroom! It's so elegant and soft looking. So glad you shared it with us. Have a great day!
xo
Janet
Janet's Creative Pillows

Kiamyka said...

That room looks so beautiful it makes me want to dive onto the bed and snuggle down - and all the lovely greenery outside it looks idyllic
x Chris

Patricia said...

Your bedroom is lovely, the daybed is gorgeous. What a relaxing haven you have created, nice job.

Pat

Inka Thomas said...

You have some pretty things going on. Love the bed!
Inka

Debbie said...

Hi Jennifer....everything is so beautiful....I love shabby too and whites are my favorite colors! Thanks for sharing part of your home with us today. :)

Pink hugs,
Debbie

Shabby Shan said...

Hi Jennifer,
Your bedroom is beautiful!!! Thank you for sharing it with us.

Have a nice week!
Shannon

Silena said...

Hi Jennifer, your bedroom is absolutely delightful. Shabby Chic is really the best, isn't it? That is the way I love to decorate, but now you have given all of us a little inspiration. Thank you for the peek into your lovely space!!

Andrea-Brown Bee Studio said...

Jennifer, your room is any shabby gal's dream! You've done a beautiful job sweetpea! xoxoxo Andie

Susie said...

Hi Jennifer! Thanks for sharing your lovely shabby chic bedroom with us for Show and Tell. Beautiful!
Susie of The Polka Dot Rose

Lori @ Katies Rose Cottage said...

Jennifer ~ That is just gorgeous !!
Thank you for sharing your beautiful room ~
xoxo,
Lori

Priscila said...

looks great! So pretty!