Sunday, January 27, 2008

Weekend Warriors


Look at this fantastic Valentine! I recieved this in the mail on Friday from my swap partner, Kristi. We were matched up for the Hanging Valentines Swap through Sweet Goodness Swaps. You were to make a Valentine using whatever medium you choose, the only criteria was that it had to be a hanging Valentine. Didn't Kristi do a spectacular job? I absolutely love it! It's hanging in my dining room window for my enjoyment and is going to move to my bedroom after Valentines day. Thanks, Kristi!


This is the Valentine that I made for Kristi. I used wool felt and different decorative stitches. Really simple and fun to make. Kristi and I were on the same wave length and both made fabric hearts with wool.


Before...


Riff, Brittany and Noah are gone this weekend. They went to Cody, Wyoming to visit family. Brittany and Noah were going to fly out but Riff was worried about her traveling by herself with the baby so he drove them out. (I think there was a bit of seperation anxiety from the baby going on also ~ LOL!) Anyway, I took the opportunity of a free weekend to transform our bedroom from blah to beautiful.

I'm always a bit worried when I choose my paint colors. Afraid that on the wall they aren't going to be what I have pictured in my head. Believe me, this has happened a few to many times! We have three big windows in our bedroom that look out into our lush and green backyard, so I had invisions of a green garden room that is an extension of what we see out the window. I choose a moss green for the walls with a extremely light blue for the ceiling. I'm tickled to death! The paint turned out just how I pictured it. I love how it looks next to the brick, which was another reason for picking this color. Yah me! Dustin, by the way, helped by painting the ceiling. He worked hard and gave it the first coat of paint~ Thanks, Dust!!

The after pictures aren't totally after yet. Much tweaking needs to be done. The ceiling isn't quite finished, but that Arthur-ritis that hangs out in my shoulders do to too many years carrying heavy steak-filled trays above my head has taken its toll. Riff will give the ceiling it's final coat when he gets home. I have curtains on the way, but of course, on back order. I went with shears in a rust color to reflect the brick. We need a new comfortor or quilt but I can't seem to find one that cries out to me (or that I can afford right now!). I have an antique rocking chair that sits in front of the fireplace that I'm going to try my hand at reupholstering. It will be my first attempt so wish me luck. Our bedroom was actually a family room in our basement that we decided would be a fantastic master bedroom but has no closets, so we are going to be building closets along the far wall with a built-in computer desk in the corner. Riff is building me built-in bookcases in the fireplace corner also. (Not sure if he knows this, but now he will!) We want to take out the middle window, put in french doors to lead into the backyard where our mythical hot tub will be. That project will not be anytime soon, but it's nice to dream, isn't it?


After ~ I love it!

I'm still enjoying my weekend of quiet, so I'm taking myself off to a matinee now. 27 Dresses ~ looks funny. I'll let you know...

May you all be blessed with a little quiet time....

16 comments:

Mimi said...

I love the bedroom... you did a fantastic job painting!!!

Susan said...

The green is perfect. I feel some inspiration coming on as I have some rooms which would truly benefit from some sprucing up. But, you know, if you paint the wall, then you must make new curtains, and it you make new curtains, then you definately need a new headboard . . . Hmmm . . . could get expensive
I am off to pull out my paint chips : )

Anonymous said...

u didnt even mintion how i help paint like the hole cieling how rude!

Paula said...

Dustin ~ go back ~ read it again. I think you missed something (0;

Terri said...

Paula,
The paint and the "re-arrangment" madeall the difference! That room looks fantastic!
Terri

LEArning4Him: Lea Family Homeschool said...

Wow, Paula. Great colors!!! It took me 5 years to pick the color for my living room. It is just about the color of your new bedroom color.

Sweet P said...

Wow! I love the colors you chose for your bedroom. Great job! I'm thinking of making our new master bedroom green too. Now I have some great inspiration.

Stacey said...

That is the perfect color of green!! I think I will use it in my next house.
I love my valintine Too. Thank you!
It was so great to see Noah Bean!!
He is such a sweety pie. I threatened to keep him, but his mom & Grandpa would have nothing to do with that.

Adrienne said...

Paula -
Just stopped by and looked at the pictures of your bedroom again. I really like the color you chose and can't wait to see the finished room. We are in the process of redoing our room. We painted a couple of years ago and never really finished up with the bed linens and window coverings done right. Now we're working on it and will share it soon. I didn't take any before pictures, though. Wish I had. ~Adrienne~

Melissa said...

First off, thanks for visiting my blog! :) Susan is so sweet!
Second, I love the colors in your room - very cheerful! When we lived in Oregon we painted our daughters room a similar color, only a little lighter. I loved to go and sit in her room :)

Heidi said...

I love the green! It really sets off the red brick of the fireplace, and it looks great with the wood trim. Great choice!

Mary said...

Paula,

Your green walls look very similar to mine. The room is beautiful. You did a great job.

Thanks for stopping by and commenting on my post. I am heading over to the Magic Bookcase to see what you've been reading.

Blessings,
Mary

Lynne said...

Hi Paula! The paint color is perfect! If you love it, then it is exactly what you should have chosen. The wool felt heart? Reminds me so much of a felt needle case that I made when I was a young girl. It was layers of felt hearts, with the prettiest embroidery. I had it until last year, and since we moved, I"ve not been able to find it. Your felt valentine is very sweet. Thanks for sharing!

Britt-Arnhild said...

A lovely green shade. Congrats!

catieann said...

oh paula
how fun. I love the two colors together they are so pretty. I never thought of making a family room into a master bedroom. That certainly gives you lots of room.
Hope the movie was good. enjoy the rest of your weekend.
catie

Shelby said...

I love the paint color!