My favorite post from: February 2, 2009
It's Met Monday & Blue Monday....
Hello my friends! Welcome to "Met Monday" & "Blue Monday"!
This is my second time to participate in "Met Monday"...it has been so much fun! Hosted by our very own "hostess with the mostest"...Susan over at Between Naps on the Porch! Please do stop by her place and see her beautiful porch transformation! Also you will find a list of blogs that are participating in "Met Monday"! Ahhhh...to create and transform!!!
Whew...talk about squeezing things in...hehe! It is also "Blue Monday" hosted by Sally over at Smiling Sally! She has some beautiful blue going on over at her place and you will also find a list of participants there! Go...go...go and check it out!!!
Before beginning, let me just apologize for the very poor quality of these "before" photos...bad camera and very poor photographer (that would be me!)
In the beginning...there was decor...it was a small step, but nevertheless a step ahead! Our master bedroom has an adjoining bath that is open to the room. I know...I know...this concept has freaked alot of people out...hehe! But let me assure you, we do have a lock on the bedroom door....so if privacy is an issue for you...no problem! I used burgandy to decorate the master bedroom in the beginning. This is a photo of my first attempt at decorating our tub area. Note the white walls and terra cotta border tile.
Yet another small step forward...my "ode to decorating"! I decided to try to add a little seperation between the bedroom area and bath by adding burgandy and gold shears! I also painted the terra cotta tile border a very pretty burgandy color. One of the largest transformations to this room was the faux wall treatment that I did....an antique gold....done in a Venetian plaster effect!
This next photo was taken during the same time period...just a different view. Note the vanity!
Total rennovation...Our new blue and brown master!
I enjoyed the burgandy, olive green, and gold...but it was time for a change! So during the summer of 2007, rennovation began!
Besides changing the colors of the room to blue and brown...we updated our bathroom. We tore out the carpet and added an old looking Venetian tile to the floor....and put in a new vanity! I just love my new vanity...love the "Old World" look of it! We also added an oil rubbed bronze faucet.
As you notice, I changed the burgandy and gold shears to a plain soft gold shear...hung straight down instead of swagged. I just like the feel of the shears...not only does it offer a bit of privacy but it really softens the hard lines of the columns between the bath and bedroom area!
Just another view of the bath area....a few new accessories!
A view of the little iron shelf that I added above the toilet...
Full view of the bedroom....
New seaside blue drapes....I purchased the drapes from Penneys, they're called Panache and made of taffeta...they are some of the most beautiful drapes I've ever saw! They hang so beautifully!!! I added new bedding, also purchased from Penneys..it's a very heavy comforter and just perfect for the cold Colorado winters. It's done in a soft chocolatey brown and seaside blue.
Close-up of the new bedding
A new dresser and accessories. I also added new wall art! Oh yes, I forgot to mention that we also replace the carpet in the bedroom area...you can kind of see it in this photo.
Close-up of the new wall art. I found the pretty plaster panels at Hobby Lobby for just $4 each...on sale, of course! hehe!!! They have a touch of seaside blue on them...can you see?
I also wanted to change out the art above my bedside cabinets. I used pretty blue and brown scrapbook papers, arranged them in a frame...sooo easy and really inexpensive! I was happy with how they turned out!