Thursday, March 22, 2012

Our Bedroom Makeover

Hello Everyone,
      We have enjoyed the most amazing weather here the last few days. It was sunny and 25 degrees celsuis here today.The past two days were record breaking temperatures and wiped out a lot of our snow.
  Anyway, I have pictures to share of our bedroom makeover today. It was a big change for this room and for awhile I wasn't sure if it was going to come together or not but now I love it!
    The toile Mare Antoinette quilt I had for a few years but used it in a different room and even in our little cottage at Christmas as some of you may remember.The gauzy cream curtains I made from fabric I bought at a thrift shop a few months ago. I love the romantic look they give the room.The gothic style mirror I bought at Homesense.
This lingerie dresser came from Coulson's in Summerside and got a few coats of paint over the brown stain that it was when we bought it.

There are lace curtains on the window but They are washed out in my photo. Our bedroom is upstairs so the door leads out onto a big balcony that you can see here.
The brass on the fireplace is going to get a couple of coats of black heat resistant paint tomorrow so it will blend in.
This is before the mirror went up.
This was the look yesterday and I still have a little teaking to do.
The pine armoire to the left has been painted too.


The dresser was pine before and we had it for several years.I think it was a good change.
If you would like to see the bedroom before check it out here.Where I enjoyed the warm cozy look for awhile-it started to look to busy lately-must be the influence of so many beautiful calm white rooms I am seeing around blogland.!.The color on the walls is Cottage White by Behr in case you are interested. I have had a few people lately ask about pinning my pictures on pinterest and yes that is fine with me as long as they link back it is all good!

  Well,what do you think -do you like it?

I am joining French Country Cottage for Feathered Nest Friday and My Romantic Home for Show and Tell Friday today.

Thank you for visiting,

Carolyn

52 comments:

Shabby chic Sandy said...

Wow--you do not disappoint! It is just as beautiful as I imagined it would be. It looks like heaven!

Millie said...

It looks very romantic! Lovely....

Rita May said...

It's a beautiful bed and breakfast. Do you take reservations? Enjoy!

Deserae said...

Your bedroom is just beautiful and so romantic!!! Your gleaming hardwood floors are gorgeous too! Love it all :o)
~Des

PS. I am now following you on Google...hope you will follow me back :o)

Judy at GoldCountryCottage said...

Carolyn: Beautiful transformation. So quiet and romantic. It's lovely to have a change..Happy Tomorrow and weekend..Judy

Amy Jo said...

Very Beautiful! I can almost feel the breeze through the open door....

Blessings,
Amy Jo

Gardening in a Sandbox said...

Your bedroom makeover is just lovely. I love the coziness and old world feel of it. Great job. V

hand painted by cheryl said...

It looks so pretty.I know you will enjoy it.

Anne said...

Carolyn,
Love the soft romantic look of your bedroom.You must never want to leave it.Looks beautiful.

Linda said...

Your bedroom is lovely. So peaceful and calm and beautiful. I love whites and creams and taupes in a room.

Linda @ Truthful Tidbits

sissie said...

I love your bedroom. It's romantic, charming and looks so comfortable. You have so many lovely details.

hugs
Sissie

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

I like it all very much! I've been loving the white look for ages, but it takes so much work that I haven't done much about it. You have some wonderful features in this room. That screen door is one of them. Love your gauzy curtains, and the new mirror too! You must be so excited for spring!

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

BRAVO, dear Carolyn!

What an AMAZING transformation - you have done an absolutely wonderful job with this gorgeous room.

WOW!!

Seriously, I am already packing my bags.

Extraordinnaire, je pense! Tres magnifique!

Linda said...

Hi Carolyn,

Welcome back! I'm so glad you're doing well, my friend. It's still winter here. Ugh!

Love the new look - so fresh and it makes the room seem even more spacious. What did you do with the 2 doors that were behind your bed - the ones from Restore? Send 'em my way, would ya?! Ha! Now, is that a painting of Andrew on the tile on the fireplace? Lol I know how you like your details, so I would not be surprised! :-) The painted white pieces unify the room and I think it is all gorgeous. For some reason, I am craving a marshmallow...Dreamy! Sigh.

Hugs,
Linda

Linda said...

Wow I love your bedroom makeover it is just beautiful, I would love to have a fireplace in my bedroom, we have one in the formal lounge but it is not very common to have a fireplace here let alone in a bedroom.

All Things Chic 2 said...

I love it !!! Your bedroom is gorgeous...Don't you just love coulsin's I was in S'Side today and didn't even get there , maybe next time...Blessings Lori

The Country Nest said...

Carolyn,
Your bedroom was pretty before, but wow it is so stunning now. I love how it came out. I don't know if I would have had the courage to paint the pine, but love how yours came out.
Hugs,
Donna

Revi said...

Lovely. Your textural mix of whites is exactly the look I love most!
-Revi

Wild Oak Designs said...

Very cozy! Yes, romantic and love it...
Nancy
wildoakdesigns.blogspot.com

chateau chic said...

Oh my, Carolyn, your bedroom is so lovely, beautiful, dreamy, and romantic!
Mary Alice

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Carolyn, your room looks so light, airy, and fresh. Romantic too. I love the painted furniture and a change is always a good thing! Thanks for sharing and enjoy the weekend.

Blessings,
Sandi

Gail Purath said...

I think this is the most beautiful bedroom I've ever seen. I love everything about it, and the room itself is ideal for the decor...the screen door and the wonderful vintage wood floor. Beautiful! Thanks for letting us see it!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

It looks beautiful and so serene, Carolyn! I did like it the other way as well, but I can understand how you feel having lived with oak and pine for a long time. Our move was a great incentive to make a change to our decor.

Susan said...

I LOVE the look, Carolyn. Just love it. And that mirror! Wow wow wowsers. I would snatch that up in a minute. Great job! Susan

Heaven's Walk said...

Beautifully romantic, Carolyn! I love all the texture on texture you have in there. It must be so nice to have a balcony to welcome the day on! :)

xoxo laurie

Teresa@Magazine Your Home said...

Do I like it???? Are you kidding? I love it! It's gorgeous!

Wendy@Once upon a rose haven said...

Your bedroom looks gorgeous! Great makeover!

Grammy Lamb said...

Carolyn, it's amazing and stunning and creative and calm and the best little sanctuary I've seen, and, and, and.....Bravo! Thank you for always sharing the beauty.

Magdalena said...

Your bedroom is lovely! Wonderful makeover :)

jeanetteann said...

I think your bedroom is just so calming and gentle. I did go over to your other to have a look at what it was like before and I loved that so much too. Infact I thought I liked that more but on clicking back I love the new one equally as much.
xx jeanetteann

Passionedeco...perchè le case hanno un'anima said...

Don't even ask!
Of course I love it! It is so so chic, simple and relaxing.

Fra

~ ~ Ahrisha ~ ~ said...

Stunning! Spending time in your room would be heavenly.
~ ~Ahrisha~ ~

Lavender Cottage said...

Hi Carolyn
I love the makeover, it gives the room a dreamy look that is so appealing. It was nice before, but you've made it even better.
Judith

citicasita said...

Absolutely beautiful!

Michele and Todd said...

Oh your bedroom re-do is amazing and should be in a magazine. I am a little bit jealous. I would love to redo my bedroom over in white cottage style. Bravo to you and your blog is lovely too!

Margrethe said...

Hej Carolyn.

Hvor er det smukt.

Kh Matgrethe

lory said...

ciao Carolyn, la tua camera è un sogno...buon week end Lory

Elzie said...

And I thought your bedroom was lovely before - now it looks awesome!
Hope you'll have a nice weekend.
Love Elzie

Diane said...

Looks fantastic....well done! Very soft and romantic. I have the exact mirror from Homesense as well, I too have an ivory room and it hangs over my bed. Diane

dizzyizzy said...

This is an incredible makeover. I love it. I am so glad that you are back. I really missed you last week.

Rowan said...

Your bedroom looks lovely - perfect for hot summer days. You are so lucky to have that lovely balcony right outside - great place to eat breakfast or spend a summer afternoon with a book.

The Magical Christmas Wreath Company said...

Wow, what a makeover. It looks so romantic and ethereal Carolyn.

Paul

Sandy~Romantique Inspirations~ said...

Wow Carolyn, What a difference paint can do.... just a wonderful transformation. Your before picture was lovely but this is more me.... I love it!

Everything you touch looks like it came out of a magazine... I think you should have a book with all your photos for inspiration. Every post you do is so romantic and beautiful.

Have a Great Evening~

Cottage Rose said...

Oh Carolyn; what a gorgeous beautiful bedroom.. I just love it... so lovely.... and cozy,, romantic....
have a great weekend.

Hugs;
Alaura

Rosewalk Cottage said...

I love it Carolyn. Very pretty.
~Clara

lala said...

Simply delightful!! I am always amazed and oh so very impressed when people tackle entire room makeovers. Your bedroom is absolutely lovely and I am sure it is everything you envisioned it to be. Beautiful!!

Pamela Gordon said...

Hi Carolyn, I love the new look for your bedroom. It's very romantic, bright, fresh and airy. How's that for a description! I like that you painted the pine furniture white. Love the old commode stand by the bed! Hugs, Pamela

Sanna - My Blueberry House said...

Hi Carolyn,

The bedroom makeover is looking fabulous! I like the white shade of paint you´re using, it´s not too bright. The mirror over the bed is beautiful. Nice to do a room over and freshen things up. Although, I very much liked the "before" too ;)

Are you still having 25 degrees Celsius? Wonderful! We are having lovely spring weather around here, 13C and very sunny!

Have a great weekend,
Sanna

Karen Mary Butterfly said...

Beautiful. I love the the soft colors, bedspread and overall feel of this room! That screen door is to die for.

Deborah said...

Carolyn I love, love, love your bedroom!
It is magazine feature-worthy.
Just beautiful the way you have decorated this cozy haven.
I love all the whites too...simply beautiful.
The wood floor perfects it all!
It must be easy falling to sleep in that dreamy spot.
Blessings friend!

All my heart,
Deborah xoxo

Pam said...

Carolyn, I really like your bedroom makeover. It seems like it would be a wonderful retreat each evening and morning. I love your balcony off your room, too. How pleasant is that! Thank you for sharing. So happy to know you are feeling better.

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

Gorgeous. Gorgeous. Gorgeous. I love it! Thank you for sharing it at Feathered Nest Friday! (Did I tell you it was gorgeous yet? ;)