October 7, 2008

I'm In Headboard Heaven!

Today my headboard finally arrived from Ballard's! I ordered it back mid-August and while I realize that "custom orders" take some time, I was getting a little tired of waiting. But it was worth the wait as you'll see further down.



First up, let me show ya'll another project I'm working on. Shannon has been looking for an armoire type cabinet for Taylor's room for her TV....not too big and not too expensive! I stopped in at the Goodwill last week and found this little cabinet for $50! It appeared to be a new piece that someone had painted over (not a very good job either) and made this little louvered door and cut out a hole in the back for all the cord things to run through. I called Shannon and she said to go ahead and get it. Started painting it over the weekend but ran out of time and paint so I'll get it finished up this coming weekend (I hope). We are going to use the gel stain on top to give it a dark wood finish instead of painting the top of it. For $50, I thought it was a pretty good deal.


There are two drawers that go in that space at the bottom which will be great for storage.





Now for more stuff I'm working on STILL in the kitchen. It has been real slow coming together because the look is new for me and I'm taking it one step at a time, not rushing and making sure everything that goes in there makes me happy. My decorator friend Linda was here recently to help me a little because her house is real cottagy and she has an eye for that kind of design. I had dug out lots of things I found in storage or around the house to see if we could use what I already had. This was a gold frame that I put a little mirror in. I had some Oops paint in a deep turquoise that I base coated it in before glazing it with Ralph Lauren Tobacco. I'm really not sure I like it but here's what it looks like before the glazing...



...and here it is after glazing. I'm using the aqua/turquoise color as an accent so that's why we did it this color.

Now for the big news......THE BALLARD'S HEADBOARD WAS DELIVERED TODAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!! It's upholstered in creamy pintuck. I was afraid it would be too yellow-y with my white bedding but it works out beautifully. Here is how the delivery people left it, upside down, but you can see how pretty it is.



The bedroom and bathroom were painted Sandy Hook Gray last Friday and I've taken two euro shams to be monogrammed in a color similar to the wall color. I'm trying to talk hubby into letting me order plantation shutters for the windows and then using a billowy white drape over those. I have some beautiful linen fabric that I will use to sew a wide band at the bottom of the drapes to puddle on the floor and make a dust ruffle using a standard white dust ruffle adding the linen band at the bottom. In the bathroom there will be white shower curtain which I might have monogrammed, and fluffy white towels, and chunky white candlesticks with white candles. I'm planning on making a white roll up shade for the narrow window and will use white ribbon to roll/tie it up. Okay, by now, you know everything will be shades of white!!!!


I'm sure ya'll can't wait to see how this turns out (ha ha) and neither can I! If only there was more than 24 hours in the day, I might get all of this accomplished in the near future.


Now for some non-decorating news: We just booked our Mexican cruise for February 16, 2009! My sister and her husband are going with us and I can't wait. We are going to have so much fun.




21 comments:

Me said...

go girl!! and don't forget to update us with pics! sounds like a dreamy and romantic room :)
have a got a fire lit under Shannon yet to post a few updated pics of the twins?! ;)

jill said...

You have been quite the busy lady! I'm right there with you on having more than 24 hours in a day. Hope you don't mind, I tagged you for Six Things About Me.

Janera said...

I can't wait to see what you're doing in there. It sounds so pretty! Keep us posted.

And, come visit and sign my guestbook. Haven't seen you around in a while.

justabeachkat said...

Love, love, love the new headboard! Gorgeous.

Hugs!
Kat

PAT said...

The cabinet is wonderful. Great deal.

I love your new headboard. Can't wait to see your "new" room.

Kristi said...

Ok, I love the cabinet (I would have so bought that...) and I love the headboard, but I LOVE the frame! That is my new favorite thing - chunky frames for anything. I can't wait to see the finished product of it...

duchess said...

The headboard is beautiful. Can't wait to see it in it's new home and I love the frame. I think the glaze really brings out the details.

bj said...

ummmm...everything looks just great. Love your new headboard.

A cruise !! oh, boy....I am going on my very first ...leaving this Sat. for port, ship leaves out on Sunday, 7 beautiful days at sea...just can't wait.

Come over, see my ship and hear my music....it will get you in the mood !!!
love, bj

Suzann @ Lavender and Roses said...

Everything looks amazing! I can't wait to see more!!!! I started my bedroom too, but I've got a LONG way to go.

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

Hey, Judy! I love the new headboard, glad the color worked after all. And yes, I can't wait to see this room all done. I love rooms done in neutrals too (even though I love color), so this is gonna be a fun transformation. Do you think you'll start changing your other spaces too?

Sher's Creative Expressions said...

Beautiful headboard . . . worth the wait. I also love how you refinished your picture frame. Very, very nice color.

We too are in the process of our master bedroom re-do. Had a little side-trip to the hospital Sunday when I hurt my back. . . so after a time of rest, I hope to get the OK to get back to finishing this room!!! It's hard to recouperate in a room that you have been working on. . . so it's all torn apart. Driving me NUTS!!

Blessings,

Sher

Heidi said...

Can't wait to see the completed pics.
What a great deal on the cabinet too....
I have absolutely no decorating since, wish I did....

Melissa Lester said...

It looks like you are in decorating project heaven! I love the Ballard catalog; your headboard looks just dreamy!

Picket said...

Hey Judy!!! Ohhhh I love this...that cabinet with the shutter doors calls me! lol lol Can't wait to see that headboard place. Thanks for such a precious comment about baby Isabella...it has been a glorious week! Take care and have a great weekend1

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Southern Lady said...

Judy, I love your headboard ... it was certainly worth waiting for. I know your bedroom is going to be elegant and can't wait to see it.

Your cruise sounds like fun and I hope you will take lots of pictures to share.

Sincerely,

Janie

Hooked on Houses said...

Ooh, I love Ballards and love your new headboard! Can't wait to see how it looks in the room. -Julia

Sincerely Yours said...

Hi Judy! I've not visited in a while and see you have been very busy as usual! Love your new headboard, exactly what I'm lookin for!!!I adore white bedding/rms. Love how the frame turned out and the little cabinet is perfect for tv and all the uglies that go with it!! I'm trying to achieve a similar look in my kitchen as you and it does take a very very long time!!! If only I had a PotteryBarn store of my own! A cruise I've never taken but it sounds like a great thing to get you through the winter months! Have a great weekend. Sincerely, Jeannette

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