08 June, 2010

Mirror Headboard



Once we'd taken care of getting #3 situated in her new apartment, I had this to deal with when we got home.
The room just needed a little TLC and straightening up.  I'm not finished yet, I have to pick up a few pillow inserts for the other two shams that I have.  It's so much better, and I feel like it's a part of our home again.  I found the little armoire at a yard sale last weekend and had to bring it home.  It was only $5.00.  It has some nicks and scratches, so I'm thinking of painting it. The previous owners retro fitted it with a few shelves for storage which will come in handy.  Or I might just sell it. We'll see. I also picked up this piece.


It was also retro fitted with drawers. In 1939. It started out life as a radio. I like that it has some history, and the gentleman that did the work wrote it all down on the inside.
After a few hours, I had the room looking so much better. I stole the drapery panels that were in my Dining Room (another project).
I needed a headboard, and after a little web browsing and shopping my storage area in my studio, I found what I needed.
I really like that it's different!


The dresser was here when we bought the house. She has seniority. The oil painting of the bluebonnets in that frame was found at a yard sale for $3.00. Couldn't pass it up.
So here's our new guest room, almost finished.
ann marie






24 comments:

  1. Everything I've seen about your cottage is so charming. And apparently you have a heck of an eye for marvelous bargains at yard sales. Bravo! Pam @ Sallygoodin

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  2. Very pretty room! You did a great job decorating and I know whomever sleeps there will have sweet dreams!

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  3. I've seen about your cottage is so charming.
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  4. Woah, that's awesome! Really great solution.

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  5. What a great before and after picture! The mirror looks perfect! I love the look it added to the room!

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  6. That's a great idea! I wouldn't have thought of that.

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  7. You should submit your work to the "Better After" blog. You do have the creative gene. Your guests will feel special.

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  8. Way to repurpose! Looks really good!

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  9. Wow that was a transformation in a half! I love the way we always end up with the leftovers when our kids move out. You did a great job on making that into a guest room.

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  10. OOO Love the headboard!! Really looks elegant!! Also, like the way you did those curtains with the hooks!! Very different but doesn't look extreme and trendy. You did a fabulous job on this room!

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  11. I LOVE the headboard!Thats an idea I dont think Ive seen before..Looks beautiful!

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  12. The mirrored headboard makes the bed go from plain to palatial in no time! Looks fantastic!

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  13. I've never seen a headboard like that before! How unique and gorgeous!!

    Hannah

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  14. That is seriously GORGEOUS. I found you on HoH.

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  15. The mirror for a headboard is fabulous! I love the hooks used for the curtains.

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  16. The headboard idea is terrific! I also love how you are hanging your curtains. It all has a very relaxed feeling which is great in a bedroom!

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  17. That made a huge difference! You have fantastic taste. I love the blue walls with the yellow floral details.

    Thank you for participating the Creative Therapy session at Life in the Pitts!

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  18. Wonderful job, the mirror really has presence.

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  19. I love the headboard! Great room...Lezlee

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  20. I love that headboard. I've been wanting to do the same thing...but haven't located a mirror yet. Love how your's turned out. All of your cottage is so cute!

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  21. I sure hope those kids appreciate you!
    Hey! I found a link to your blog (and mine too!) on a RUSSIAN website. I’m sending the site and I also translated it with Babelfish translator. Thought you might get a kick out of this. Too funny!
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  22. What a cool idea for a headboard!

    I'm curious what color the walls are? Thanks.

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  23. The headboard is gorgeous! What a great looking room! Thanks for linking to Tickled Pink.

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  24. Love your blog!
    Love your style.. love your name! :)

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