Sweethearts by Frederick Morgan
I can't believe it but I've actually got my guest room primed and I've carved out a little time this weekend to put the first coat of COOL ELEGANCE paint on the walls! I keep telling myself that Thanksgiving will be here in not much more than eight weeks and our out of town guests will need a place to stay! This one simple thought is helping me to pace myself.
I once LOVED to paint walls.
Now that I'm, umm OLDER---
not so much!
~COOL ELEGANCE WALL PAINT~
Available at Lowe's - Valspar Paint
One thing I love about the paint color chosen for the guest room makeover includes the picture you see above. I once carried a line of framed goods in my shoppe many years ago and this one has hung somewhere in my home since the mid 90's. Since pink will not be a part of this room (did I say that?) I know for certain the vintage repro print will look smashing against the soft blue ground!
~RALPH LAUREN DUST RUFFLE~
Scalloped Edge Bed Skirt
The mat-board has been changed out and her once cherry wood frame was long ago painted and lightly distressed. In the corners there are applied applique motifs (like old carvings). I think the blue on the sash of Miss Sweetheart will really stand out once the walls are repainted.
~ORIGINAL BED SKIRT PRICE~
$175.00 - Are You Kidding Me?
Something else I came across this week as I thought about the bedding for my pretty ALMOST antique bed...
~HERE SHE IS AGAIN~
So Pretty Painted
Several years ago I found a queen sized bed skirt by Ralph Lauren at ROSS for $8.99 ( I know...don't faint!). I didn't need it at the time for my own bed and the other bed in our home already had one. Still, I don't pass on such finds because at the very least I can use the fabric for pillows or other things. So, I tucked her away until I rediscovered her a few days ago.
Can you imagine paying $175.00 for a non-custom dust ruffle? Too rich for my common blood I'll tell you that! Since my new-old bed is full-sized and the RL bed skirt is queen sized I'm going to have to modify it. I'm also going to gently tea stain it as I'm going with a natural white and not white-white! Unlike most bed skirts I'm going to attach this underneath the wood slat runners.
~SIDE OF VINTAGE BED~
That's how the bedding was made when I found the bed at an estate sale a few weeks ago...I loved the look! This also means I'm going to have to invest in a box spring cover since the sides of the mattress will show...
I've had a busy week working in my studio and last Thursday (our anniversary) my Mr. AGPMan had a class final (one of MANY down!). So...we've put off our out-of-town getaway celebration until next weekend when we can actually relax and have some fun (we'll be living on Tulsa time!) I'm hoping I have most of the backdrop of the new guest room finished by the time we back out of our driveway so my mind will be free and clear (???)...
Hope you all have a wonderful weekend. I'll be watching coverage of the ten year anniversary of 9/11~
Praying all goes well for our country as we honor the lives lost once again.
Love and peace to you...