Busy weekend here!
A flea market purchase
brought about some necessary changes
in one of the bedrooms.
I decided to pull together things
we had and create a cozy plaid
Here is the room before the pieces were added:
Just so you know...
the parts aren't exactly perfect --
but I worked with what we had
around the house
swirling things around
to see what might work.
Yesterday, I went to a huge flea market
out in the country west of Chicago
that is held monthly at one of the county fairgrounds.
I unexpectedly came across two
plaid twin upholstered headboards
for sale --$55 for the pair.
So I brought them home.
The price was right but the plaid was a bit crooked
and as it turned out did not match with the existing
plaids I had collected. So I stripped one of them down
and recovered the headboard frame with some
red ultrasuede I had in my stash.
So it went from this:
Then I brought in some lamps
(i know, they need new lampshades )
but I did not have matching side tables
or bedside stands.
So pulled in a pine trunk
and nightstand but the heights were off.
So I stacked some vintage wicker storage suitcases and I was able to get
the lamps to sit at the same
height -- which is important to me!
|Blurry photo - oops. Need to stand STILL!|
Next ... I decided to take another
flea market find ...
original pastel drawing of a horse
(that I LOVE)
but needs to be reframed,
and used it as a focal point
above the new red headboard.
|Isn't he handsome?|
It looks so much like a photograph,
I wish I could find the artist
who drew this! Very talented person. :)
I flanked it with two old
framed horse tack prints
started layering in the
|RL wallpaper in attached bathroom coordinates|
with the plaid bedding.
|The ultrasuede duvet cover is a dark navy but in the sunlight it appears bright blue. Odd!|
|My baby boy used to sleep in this room! It is sad to think he is grown|
and gone from our plaid nest. Miss him terribly but he still has a place
to rest his weary head when he comes to visit. :)
|(His baby shoes are still in a drawer|
in the room! They make me smile.)
Thanks for stopping by today.
Always nice to see you.