Welcome to the 38th "Sunday Favorites"

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Hello my friends!

Welcome to the 38th run of "Sunday Favorites"!!!

** I hope that our new year has treated you great so far! I have been busy, busy...just trying to get all of the Christmas put away! Of course, we all know what that involves...lots of cleaning and reorganizing too! Hehe! Anyway...I'm about to get it finished! I'm sooo slow!!!
We have been having very cold temperatures here in Colorful Colorado! I know that many of you are in the same boat...or should I say sled? Hehe! Stay warm and enjoy your weekend!!!
Well my friends...have a super Sunday! Thank you so much for coming by today!


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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!!!

Blue Metamorphosis in the Master Bedroom

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!

and there you have it, my friends! The story of our master bed and bath "blue metamorphosis"!!!
I'm so happy that you stopped by for a visit...I love to read your comments...so talk to me...hehe!!!
Have a marvelous Monday!*


Alicia said...

I'm First!!! A New Year and I'm First! I love your bedroom. You did a really great job. I love the wall treatment and the turquoise candles.

Thanks for sharing and Happy Sunday!

Diann @ The Thrifty Groove said...

Hi Chari!

Very pretty redo of your bathroom and bedroom! Love the colors! Since I never saw this post, I'm glad you chose to repost it!

Hope you and the Hubs are keeping warm and cozy!

Have a wonderful week my friend~!

Diann :)

Remodelaholic said...

Wow! Looks like a ton of work Great job!

I just found your party and decided to hop on. I also became a follower and would love it if you checked out my blog at www.remodelaholic.com (one follower closer to 300, hope you meet it soon! I am trying to hit 290..urgh)


Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Oh girl I loved seeing your bedroom again...I think this was the first thing you posted on RMS after your light post outside ha ha!! I just feel in love with it and you about the same time...Your decorating skills are just awesome my friend...I wished you would ship me a bottle of whatever you take ha ha!! You really should be a designer my friend....would be so great at it...I sure hope your feeling better today my friend...Hope your doing something fun with honey bun....Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Bargain Decorating with Laurie said...

Chari, I don't remember ever seeing this post. Your bathroom change is so dramatic and beautiful! Love your walls. And OOOO, that bedding is gorgeous! Also love that vanity and dresser in your bathroom. Both rooms turned out great! laurie

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Hi Chari, I remember your bathroom make over as well as the bedroom. Both are so rich. I love the color combo. I hope you're staying in warm and cozy. We have -10 below zero... yes you read that right.. man alive is it ever cold our way. They say we're due to warm up starting tomorrow.. everyone in our area is sure ready.. hugs to you darling.. ~lynne~

Little Lizard King said...

Very elegant! Such nice detail.

The Muse said...

NICE...oh my ... like a resort in Tuscany.

We forget (most) of the headaches of a re-do when we are at last in the finished, beautiful spaces don't we?

Kranky Granny said...

Wow! Will you come work your magic in my bedroom.

Love the colors you choose. Believe it or not I purchased that same pair of drapes for our guest bedroom that we also use as our office. I paired them with micro fiber bedding in a soft brown.

Thanks for starting this meme. It is so nice to get to visit post that I missed the first time round.

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Hi Chari,
Oh, I love the Master and the gorgeous bath area! It reminds me of a elegant hotel with all the amenities! The colors are so rich and you have such great skills at putting it all together! I bet hubby is always amazed by your transformations! Great Job my dear! We are cold,cold,cold, here too, I am dreaming of Spring already. Hope all is well, come by and see me when you can. Love Ya, Cindy

Theresa said...

Oh Chari! Love it all, AND I mean ALL of it! The bath, the bedroom with the wall art... purchased and the framed scrapbooking papers. Girl, you are so talented. Happy to see it all turned out so gorgeous! Have a restful Sunday and keep warm!

Anonymous said...

Hi Chari. Oh, my! You're decorating talents are just beyond anything I've ever seen from a designer. I'm so glad you reposted this one. I thought the before was gorgeous. The after is drop dead gorgeous. I love every detail. And that dresser....sigh..... If you ever make this far east, you must stop by and give me advice. I am humbled at your talents. Rosie

Maggie said...

Hi Chari,
I missed this great post the first time around, your makeover is just stunning. Such beautiful colours you chose. I learn something new with each visit.

Unknown said...

You did such a beautiful BEAUTIFUL job - I just love it. It looks like it is right out of a magazine for decorating you did so good. The technique you used on the walls is wonderful.
Would you believe I went through the list of Sunday Favorites and was so proud of myself for making it to the end (it's usually soooooo long) and I realized I didn't leave a comment, which I usually do first. Sorry about that Chari and yours is always so interesting!!!

BonjourRomance said...

Bonjour Chari,
Everything looks so beautiful! Love the sheers you used to seperate the areas, I also love to put poufy drapes in doorways, it's actually a very Fench style.
THank you so much for stopping by to tell us your romantic story. It is so wonderful how things wwork out when it is meant ot be!
Have a good week Chari!

Cass @ That Old House said...

Chari, it is all just lovely!
Thanks for hosting Sunday Favorites; it's fun to see past posts that I have missed.
Blessings ... Cass

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Gypsy Heart said...

Chari, you are a pro! I love the changes you've done, the colors and wall techniques, the sheers and drapes...all of it. :-) I'm hoping you're a bit warmer there in the mountains. It's been bitterly cold here and I am so tired of it! Hope you have a wonderful week ~ take good care.


Melissa Miller said...

It is a gorgeous blue bedroom Chari. Love it!

I hope you are feeling better and getting everything done like you wanted.

Stay warm! ~Melissa :)

Nancy said...

Chari, I'm catching up on lots of posts and had to STOP here to comment! WOW! I just love what you did. The sheers on the tub are my faves because I keep thinking about doing the same!

Gorgeous, all!