Sunday, August 17, 2008

The Boudoir






This is our bedroom...still a work in progress but aren't all of us "decorating fanatics" always shopping, rearranging or otherwise "working" on rooms in our homes? We are always on the lookout for little trinkets to freshen up our spaces... much to our husband's annoyance. To a decorating fanatic ...a room is never DONE.




Oh there are a few things of this room that I am not fond of but I have to "make do" until the right item with the right price comes along! A few things in this room are castoffs from other rooms that my husband just doesn't see the logic in "it doesn't go".





To him a chair is a chair, a bed is a bed but a TV on the other hand is entirely different story. Thankfully we don't have a monster one in our "boudoir" . He does have his own space downstairs that I call the "Man Cave" with his lazyboy recliner that he ends up snoring in on Sunday afternoons.



The needlepoint chair & pictures above were a recent antiques faire find. I was THRILLED!





My darling Mother in-law ended up sewing the remaining four panels of draperies needed. I had only been able to accomplish two on my own (which took me days!) while she zipped out the remaining four panels in one day. (I got the job of hand sewing on the curtain rings which took me twice as long!) The headboard was a DIY project between my husband and I last winter in the garage. I am still begging the husband for crown molding but he won't settle for the fiberglass kind from the homecenter. No siree, he wants to put up real wood molding, problem is that we don't have the budget (oops! blame that on me!) nor the time to do that in the house. So nearly two years later of us building this home, I am still staring up at my "naked" ceilings!





But why is it that our "Boudoir's" are the last room to get attention? I stared at paper shades for a very long time before doing anything about it. Now when I wake up in the morning, I feel surrounded like I am in a cocoon and it's a very calming feeling provided that the kids aren't up first jumping up and down on the bed trying to wake us, which happens more often than not!

Just a few details....


Doesn't her expression just ooze patience with her 3 children climbing all over her? Either patience or defeat! :)
The cabinet was bought many years ago unfinished - I recently painted it this red color and penciled in a stencil before hand painting in the details with a few different colors. I didn't like the look of the stencil just dabbed on, when you do it by hand..well it just looks handpainted!






Next up...the bathroom!


29 comments:

nikkicrumpet said...

HEY LAURIE!!!!

I am so glad you found my blog! It's so great to see my favorites from RMS. I just scrolled through your bedroom and Of course I ADORE what you've done. But then you are one of those people whose taste I admire so much. I could easily move right in to your home and not change a thing! I'm adding you to my list so I can visit often. Take care!

Picket said...

Hey girl! Thanks for coming by! Wow girl where do I start in here? First off I love those drapes..man I wish I knew how to use my sewing machine..and that red cabinet is beautiful and that needlepoint chair..Oh my word that a treasure girl! Everything just looks so amazing and comfy and man you have a huge bedroom...oh and that little green bombay chest by the bed I have been looking at some just like that in the green paint look! lol Ohhhh I love your room and oh my word that is your bathroom at the end of the pics!!!!!? Ohhhh you so wrong for that! lol Can't wait to get a tour of it...have a great evening sweetie!

Picket said...

Are you kidding me!!!!! Girl I have fuind 3 or 4 that I like and one that I loved so bad I had to bite down on my purse to keep to squealing in the store but they want anywhere from $400-$600 dollars!!!!! Girl if I found one for $200 I'd sprawl myself across it in the store and scream it's mine...it's mine I tell you!!! lol lol

Picket said...

oops..should be f.o.u.n.d!!! I don't know what I was doing when I was fuinding!!!! lol lol

Twice as Nice said...

Just want to let you know we received our first blog award from Lisa at British Colonial Love Affair and we would like to pass that award on to you. I think you come to our blog to get it. To be honest with you my daughter has done most of our blogging for us as I still don't get all of this. I can visit other blogs just fine but putting one together is like Greek to me (LOL my husband is greek, but you get what I mean.) Absolutely love your room too!

SASSY said...

So, so pretty! I love the needlepoint chair and the pic with the woman and her children. You have such a pretty room!

Take care,
Sassy

janie said...

Another great room. Love the colors and fabric. Love the side chest. Janie

Karin said...

Oh, I remember some of your photos from RMS - such pretty rooms! I love your colors and style. Every thing is pretty yet comfortable and family-friendly looking. I'm so glad I found your blog! Hope you're having a great day!

Angie said...

Your room is beautiful! You had better attach that armoire to the wall because I may steal it if I can find out where you live! I LOVE IT!!! I have some similar stencils so maybe I'll do that on a small piece of furniture and see how it goes. Can't wait to see the bathroom!

KARIN said...

What a great room! Those drapes are perfect- everything is just fabulous! Do you have a post about your DIY headboard? I just bought a king sized bed (tired of fighting off the little ones ) and I want to make a headboard like yours. I love it!

Brenda Kula said...

Well, thank you for the tour! I think your bedroom looks very restful. I don't know what I was thinking with bright yellow walls and red everywhere. But that's me. Now the bathrooms are being done. One down, one in progress. I love that chair!
Brenda

Brenda Kula said...

I'm sorry. I accidentally hit something and my comment went through before I was finished! I think when people are young and have children, the master bedroom is usually the last thing done. Don't know why...
Brenda

Donna Lynn said...

Hi Laurie,
Loved catching up on your posts, you have truly been through the "InLaw Fire", and you made it without losing your mind...I hope anyway!!!:)
I don't know how you did it, you may be put up for saint hood, your new saint name would be Sister Laurie Patience!

Loved the curtains, what a wonderful thing to have the help with them, the whole room looks amazing, great job once again!

Glad you will have some time to yourself (maybe?) when school starts again, our kids up here go back on Sept.3rd, how about you?

Take care and try and relax!
XO,
Donna Lynn

a day in the life of bella said...

Hi Laurie,

Your bedroom looks like a Bed & Breakfast! Wow, what a calm and beautiful room to rest your eyes.

Your armoire is gorgeous and has me thinking about my molding in my Dining Room...I am thinking of putting something in the moldings, but just not sure what.

I can't wait to see your bathroom, I already love the lamp :)

Bella
ps..you are right, our rooms are never done!

Gretchen said...

Your bedroom looks just perfect to me and that cabinet...I can't believe you hand painted it after drawing on the stencil. It is so beautiful. Love your draperies too.

Gretchen
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Marie said...

Oh my! That red cabinet you painted made my heart stop! It's gorgeous!! The whole room is beautiful, but that cabinet? WOW!

Meghan said...

WoW!

Melissa Wertz said...

What a beautiful bedroom and bathroom! You have done a great job. Seems like I have found your blog before. But now, I will bookmark it so I can find it again.

Beautiful job.

Annie said...

Hi,
I just clicked over from Happy Homebody, and my jaw hit the keyboard! Your home is -OMG- Gorgeous! I can't believe I've never saw it on RMS, but boy am I glad I found it now! I will have to come back and comb your archives. I love your style!

The Smiling Goat said...

Wow! Just came across your blog and I just love it! Love your RMS and the stories about your inlaws! I am adding you blog to mine so i can come back for more!

Kim

Sweet Designs said...

What a beautiful bedroom, I love the red accents! Your headboard came out great, everything about the room is inviting.

Screaming Meme said...

I love it! great job! I am going to get a cup of coffee and stroll through your blog! Nice to meet you!!!!

Susie Q said...

This is so beautiful it glows. I am so envious of your amazing talent and eye for detail.
Each piece is more glorious than the last and they way you have put it all together is, wel, truly magical. I love it all Laurie.

Love,
Sue

Bella's momma said...

STUNNING~ Okay I have to say that I am green right now~ A fireplace in your bedroom how wonderful!!! And the head board is gorgeous!!!

Mary said...

Oh Laurie, this is absolutely gorgeous!!! the needlepoint chair, the handpainted armoire, the upholstered headboard -- I LOVE THE UPHOLSTERED HEADBOARD!!! Love the little chest next to the bed, too. Oh, and the curtains are so lovely!

Thanks so much for voting for my pics in the contest. It made me smile to see "Decorating Fanatic" had voted for me! :)
xoxo,
Mary

decorator101 said...

Your home is absolutely beautiful.. I remember hitting it many many times on RMS and miss it over there.. So I'm glad to find you here with a blog..I love the chair you found.. oh my gosh what a treasure.. what a tease you are... to put the bathroom at the end... yepper I'll be back.. gotta see more of that beautiful space..
hugs ~lynne~

cpullum said...

Wow it's beautiful I keep dreaming of decorating but then never do it. You inspire me to get started!

Heather said...

My...jaw...is...on the floor.........can't...pick it back up........oh my goodness Laurie! Every room you decorate is a dream room for me! Please tell me you make housecalls- in Ohio!?! Seriously you have talent oozing from your fingertips. That is truly a gift that I strive to have but fear I just don't. Please tell me where you shop for your drapery fabric! The curtains in here and in your dining room are absolutely gorgeous beyond words! I am always trying to find fabrics like that but to no avail. Apparently I am shopping in the wrong store so please share your secret.......and then fly to Ohio and help me decorate. And that headboard! That is what I want for my bedroom! Maybe if I sweet talk hubby he will make on for me. The armoir is stunning! Is there anything you can't do?? Wow Girl! I am just blown away!
Heather :)

Jen r. said...

Love your rooms, very pretty!