HGTV teases you with the idea that you can makeover a room in a day or 2. Some even take 3 or 4 days. I don’t buy it. Not truly.
In my world, makeovers take weeks. In the case of my own personal house? Months.
And if you count the fact that I came to hate this shade of green shortly after we built our house…YEARS!!!
This little roman shade measures 23.5″ x 23.5 and is one third of three identical windows in an upstairs bedroom set aside specifically for grandsons.
Instead of a traditional flat fold roman shade my client wanted the folds to show when the shade was completely down but also wanted the shades to be functional to allow in light.
The “twist” came about as we brain stormed which method to use to make the shades cute and functional.
The process of choosing a window treatment fabric and design can be a lengthy endeavor. It can take hours, days or even weeks.
In this case it took minutes!
I love it when that happens! The right fabric at the right time for the right client.
And my client Amy wins the award for “Fastest Decision Maker” on record!
Painting this bed crown was a treat! I love it when my job takes me a outside the norm. I work with fabric 90% of the time so it’s great when a custom paint project comes along.
Helping Michelle and Lily with this room allowed me to
paint medallions and tiebacks as well as this adorable bed crown.
When we began the process of designing the window treatments for Lily’s bedroom our plan was to also create curtains for a bed crown or canopy to hang above her bed.
The perfect solution came together with sheer dotted curtains and an unfinished wood crown we custom painted to match Lily’s room.
Do you ever dream about how you would decorate a second home if you ever had the chance? I do.
For instance, I often dream about how I would decorate a beach house if I ever had the chance. Or a mountain cabin. Or a lake house. Or a guest cottage.
This is one of those day dreams I hope to see fulfilled. One of these days.
In the meantime, I oooh and ahhh over the ones I see online.
And in this case… the one I got to sleep in.
Last week, after all the
wedding planning, company coming to town, long distance road trips and conference attending, we packed up the family and went to the lake for a few days.
We arrived in shifts and left in shifts, due to everyone’s conflicting schedules, but we managed to all be together at least part of the time.
Every time you’re able to get away with the family is a gift but the
unexpected gift came as everyone began planning the trip back home.
Today, I’m bragging on my friend Pamela’s master bedroom makeover. Pamela blogs over at
From My Front Porch to Yours and recently finished this portion of her new master bedroom retreat, of which I had a very small part.