Friday, April 29, 2011

The Most Beautiful Bride in the World

My mother was the most beautiful bride in the world. I have looked at her wedding album often over the years and I am always stunned by how beautiful and classic the wedding was...just perfect.  My Mom and Dad will be married 50 years this year and they would look just as gorgeous if their wedding were today.
Kate Middleton made a very wise wedding dress choice - one she will enjoy for years.  In fact, when I have sketched my wedding dress it looks very much like hers, but with 3/4 length sleeves.  I am hoping her choice will bring more sleeved dresses onto the scene. Come on knock-offs.  Oh wait, I suppose I should let the groom find me first ; )
I love you, Mom and Dad!!!

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Pretty Things

Let's move beyond heartache to pretty things. I love pretty things.

I found this gorgeous orchid necklace on Etsy.  So feminine. 

I may decorate my backroom as a den in the colors of this vase from Anthropologie:
By the way, can I please share how genius it is that they create every picture so you can download it?  Talk about a blogger's dream...way to go Anthro. While I was there, I saw this outfit. I'm losing weight and in my mind, this is how I would like to be able to dress...

There are so many pretty things in this world, aren't there? 

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Guest Bedroom Reveal

It is the world's tiniest room, but cozy.  I hope they enjoy staying here!

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

The Mirror

I wanted you to see the mirror.  With a few coats of high gloss white spray paint, it is a new mirror.  By the way, I will be peeling specs of paint from that mirror for months - all of the detail made it impossible to tape and there was NO room between the mirror and frame to slide in a piece of paper.  C'est la vie.  The back of the mirror says 1971.  I can't reveal the finished room until my parents are on their way to my house. I don't want to spoil the surprise!

The room is coming together...although it is SO small that it is hard to capture in pictures.  Regardless, I think my guests will be comfortable.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Home Sweet Home

I have had this mirror stored at my best friend's house for over a year just waiting for the right space.  I absolutely ADORE it.  I wish my house was full of bright colors and I would leave it as is. Unfortunately, it is not so I will be painting it a white or soft cream color.  Regardless, it has finally found a home on a wall in my guest bedroom.  The pineapples, a symbol of hospitality, make it the perfect fit!  This mirror is HUGE and HEAVY!  It has to be 5 feet tall.  I am going to need some major reinforcements to hang this.

A big thank you to my friend Meredith who gave this mirror to me. GAVE it.  Isn't that amazing? I love it.  I can't wait to finalize the guest room and do the big reveal!

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Stuck: Help a Sista Out!

Alrighty...step 1 is done. The beds are in. I have to attach the they will be higher - right now they are just leaning.  I painted the night table teal and it was too much so I used ala mode (my bathroom color) to repaint it.  Now, I need your help.  What kind of lamp? I have been to every store this side of Texas and nothing is speaking to me.  Crystal bottom?  Silver bottom? Gold bottom?  How high?  What kind of shade?  That's the first place I need help.  I have more challenges, trust me. This is the first though. Help this sista OUT!

Thursday, April 7, 2011

The Beds are Coming, The Beds Are Coming....

I ordered the mattresses/bed frames for the guest room today.  I have everything all stacked up in the room and I am DYING to assemble it.  Disclaimer:  This room is not going to be how I want it to be long term. I want to paint the room a soft neutral and so I'm building my bedding around the future paint - probably in the Summer. As you can see in the picture below, it is yellow. Why in the WORLD did I ever paint walls yellow?  Who knows?!  It will be good enough for a visit from my parents.

I want to get it set up enough to take some pictures and ask for your feedback.  I need to buy some blackout drapes for the window..and I need to decide which way to go. I'm tempted to just buy the blackout backing and make some drapes in a print since everything else is so plain.  Hmmmm....we'll see.

Oh how I wish I was at home putting it all together right now! 

Sunday, April 3, 2011

One Headboard and a Bedside Table

One headboard has been sanded and glazed.

I have one more to go!  I bought a bedside table at a local flea market - it's a queen anne style - really would have prefered a straighter leg line..but I think it will be fine once I get the bedskirts on and the ruffled blankets... I am painting it a light aqua and will sand and glaze. I want to add a piece of decorative trim but I have searched everywhere and cannot find a piece. UGH!