Monday, August 10, 2009

Curtains add color…

I swapped bedroom curtains. I had these blue curtains in my room and thought they would look better in my green guest bedroom. I struggled with getting a good photo of the blue curtains. Since I had three curtains and two windows I decided to put two curtains on the window with the AC unit (yes, I have AC units as my house is 103 years old and I didn’t want to cough up the $35K for central air). I thought it best to put two curtains on the AC unit window so they could drape around the AC unit when it is running. I am happy I did the curtain swap. However, my bedroom continues to cry out for help…not sure what to do to it to make it the space I want it to be.
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You know who, yes Miss Lollie, had to get into the photo (see below). The scarf in her mouth is suppose to be around her neck…she had just come back from the beauty shop and wasn’t happy about the scarf.
By the way, the rug Lollie is on…I hauled home from British Columbia. I wrapped the rug around a paddle and check them as luggage (back in the old days before you had to pay to check your luggage). The art on the wall was painted by my mother’s best friend when I was born…so they are over 50 years old. And the rocker I have had since I was a baby…not sure where it came from.
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The wooden clothes rack on the far left (picture below)…I bought for $2 when I was 14 and sanded it down…one of the few things I own that I haven’t painted.
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BEFORE WITH ‘WHITE’ CURTAINS
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This is my favorite bedroom in my home. I have often thought about making it my room…now that it has the blue curtains…I just may do that. If your new to my blog…please note that the headboard was free on the side of the road. I am constantly changing the quilt that I keep on the bed and rocker.
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Blogged for Between Naps on the Porch’s Met Monday,  and I am also tagging onto Southern Hospitality's Thrifty Treasures since I shopped in my own home...can't get much more thrifty than using what you already own.


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Renee

20 comments:

My name is PJ. said...

The blue curtains look even nicer than the white did. It's a sweet room; if I was you, I'd make it my room too!

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~*~Kate~*~ said...

What a beautiful room. I think I lke both the white and the blue curtains. I can't decide. I really love the pillows on the bed.

Rechelle ~Walnuthaven Cottage~ said...

I'm liking the blue, but I liked the white too :0).
One thing I really like is how you always change the coverlet/spread on the bed. It just seems to keep things happy.
Enjoy your day!

Pam @ This Humble House said...

I think the blue looks fancier, great job! Love your bedding, too!

Maya said...

I like the blue, ties it all so nicely together.

Nell Jean said...

I loved your remark about shopping in your own home. After a certain number of years, and a tendency toward forgetfulness, I do that with aplomb. If I liked it then, I still love it, and discovering packed-away things all over again is a thrill.

One Shabby Old House said...

I love blue and I can see why you want to make that your room now. It is beatiful
Come visit.
Becky

Cass @ That Old House said...

Like the white curtains, love the blue! I also like the nice guest-friendly touches in your guest room, like a TV and the suit hanger -- so nice for travelers. Lovely room!
Cass

Susie Q said...

I really like the blue curtains in there...totally changes the room! And I know the feeling about getting your bedroom just like you want it!

Kelly Shults said...

Gorgeous! Those blue curtains really make a world of difference! It was pretty before, but I think the blue makes it feel a bit softer.

Bonita said...

What a beautiful room! I can't believe how much difference the colored curtains make. Who would have thought it? Well, obviously your decorating mind thought it, but I'd never know to do that.

What is the wall color? I absolutely love it.

Joyce said...

Lovin the blues:)
Joyce

Sue said...

Love it all. I think if anything I would make the art work more pronounced...the frames are so thin. Either add a more distinctive frame on them or even paint a squeare of olour behind them? Just a thought!
The dog is adorable :-)
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