Monday, July 28, 2008

My Daughter's Bedroom, Tweaked


I've been doing a little rearranging in here, this is Kandace's room. First of all it was a mess, and I cleaned it, and it kind of escalated from there. What I ended up doing is adding the sconces, that shelf, and the little white table by the window. I ordered the sconces to go in the den but found out when they came that I really didn't need anything else there. The shelf came from the country den, and the little table I had already.

The pictures turned out dark because I was facing the light from the windows. If I had thought about it, before I got started I would have taken before pics, that is before the clean up, I don't think Kandace would have been to happy about that, but I actually didn't think I would go this far, not today anyway.

There was a mirror over the bed, I bought this picture about a month ago, and I'm just getting around to putting it up. The little thingy above the picture is from the country den. What's that sitting on the shelf? Why that's the birdhouse I won at Rue's giveaway! It's perfect for in there. You are probably wondering what's black on the wall to the left.

Well, it's a huge black board area that my husband and I put together a few years ago when this was the room for the grand kids. I painted it, and he bordered it. As the number of the grand kids grew, we asked Kandace's if she didn't mind swapping rooms as hers was larger and she didn't mind so the black board is still in there. She even writes on it from time to time, but the grand kids missed out because my husband said, no we're not going to have black boards in both rooms. Plus there's no room for one, in the room with the two sets of bunk beds.

The little bear is mine, his name is ping. I bought him while on a singles retreat with our church years ago. He was in the gift shop at Shocco Springs Conference Center here in Alabama. I really enjoyed that weekend, they had paddle boats and other fun things to do. And the and teachings were divine. It was about living Godly lives as singles. We stayed overnight as they had accommodations for that.

The wing chair you see belonged to my daughter that passed, it belonged to a living room set that burned when I had a house fire in 2002. I was able to save only the chair and I try to incorporate it into my decor, so I'll always make a place for it.

This is the full view of the black board, you can imagine the problem I had with chalk shavings on the floor, one of the main reasons we don't want another one. The covered shelves you see are full of Kandace's over flow of shoes and photo albums. That's some of the gingham fabric I bought at Wal-Mart for 2.00 a yard. I had almost 12 yards, and it's really gone a long way. I've made some of everything with it, curtains, seat covers, etc.

I know it's little girl furniture but Kandace doesn't want me to change it, there's a grown up bedroom set in the garage but she says no, I think she just doesn't want me in there doing anything that's why I did this while she was at work. She'll be surprise when she gets home, and will probably ask me what was I doing in there. But she ought to be glad I picked up all the clothes that were thrown around. And besides I can go in there whenever I want to, it's my house.

I left all the stuff that was on the desk just as it was. It was a lot of earrings, bracelets, a couple of watches, bobbi pins, and phone numbers, etc. I moved in the candle holder on the top shelf of the hutch, it was going to be sold at the yard sale if I ever get it together. I'm trying to make sure that I don't need the things because as sure as I sell everything off I'll think of some place I could have used it.

I couldn't get a good picture here, because of the sun on the windows but, my friend Connie at Living Beautifully will get a kick out of the lace curtains. Connie I have the same curtains in each of the bedrooms, I got them from Family Dollar for 5.00 a window so I thought why not use them in each of the bedrooms they let in a lot of light.

I've had this little white table packed away for such a long time so I dug it out and it looks great here, I think. The little candle holder was from the country den, it was on top of the little shelf that was on the fireplace stoop. That picture on the table is one I bought for Kandace's when she was 11. It has a picture of a bouquet of roses tied with a ribbon and it reads... If I could wrap love in a ribbon, it would be my gift to you.
Well, I hope you enjoyed the tour....... Deb

23 comments:

Connie said...

My sweet chickadee, that is one delightful room with the black board! It's a HUGE one also!! If that is Kandace in the pix on the nightstand then ya got a real "looker", honey! Wooooohoooo! I truly believe a child should have a say in their room (within limits, of course). It's their only little "spot" of privacy. Of course, many kids have to share but it should still be for the individuals living in that room. AND you are RIGHT, it's YOUR house! Never relinquish that to anyone.

Aha!! You were thinking of me, sweetpea!! LOL. I think of you frequently also, my lovely alabama friend! Isn't that funny.......miles apart, different states, different upbringings, different circumstances but a love for God's creatures - ME and YOU and the love of making our homes a celestial place while on this earth and we become "kindred spirits"!! I'm proud of those lace curtains also, lovey!! I think Kandace should be down on her knees kissing your toes for having such a wonderful mommy!!!

Smoochies my friend,
Connie in Ideeeeehooo................

Toia said...

It's cute I like what you done to your daughter's room. I like the picture and sconces over the headboard. My daughter is five. I am thinking about painting her room hot pink with dark pink as a contrast. My goal is to have it done at least by Thanksgiving no later than Christmas. Enjoy your evening!!!

Jan Parrish said...

Great colors. I love that hydrangea picture.

Picket said...

Great room Deb! I love all the shades of green in there and that picture over the bed is beautiful girl...I am sure Kandace will feel so pampered in her freshly cleaned room! lol Question for you girl...how did you get the slideshow to upload on your blog...I have went there and made my slide and it will post it on the blog but not on my side bar..please give me some plain talk on how you did that...thanks!

Allgrins said...

Your daughter's room looks great!
My oldest is 17 and it can be a real chore to get her room cleaned up. I will come back and visit soon. Jamie

Nana Trish is Living the Dream said...

This is my first visit. I come by way of Ruthie. I love your blog. Your daughter's room looks great. I love the green. You have done some really pretty things with the room. I'll be back.

Scooterblu's Whimsy said...

Deb, This is so pretty! ...you have such a good eye for decor! I love the bedding and that little white table in front of the window is FABULOUS! :) The sconces go great in this room with the picture! And I agree with Kandace on the furniture! I had my "little girl" furniture until it finally just fell apart. I carried the set to college with me, and then on to my first house! And I agree with you on your home being "your house!" I try to respect Ashley's privacy yo a certain extent, but it is very clear, this is her Dad and my home, and we can anywhere at anytime in it! :) Of course, she is fine with that!

The wingback is a pretty piece too, and even more special that it was you daughter's! You have certainly made your home a beautiful haven! If this were RMS...I'd give you 5 stars! LOL!

Hugs, Rhonda :)

Scooterblu's Whimsy said...

Oh, I meant to ask you...the bed is gorgeous! Is it an antique piece?

Mrs. B said...

Hi Deb! Kandace's room looks great! I love that soft green color. I've need to do an organizing overhaul in my 7 year olds room too. But it's such a big job! Your "tweaking" turned out great!

Life on Bonnie Lane said...

It looks so very pretty! I hope she appreciates all you did for her! The green is very peaceful and restful.

Kady

Deb said...

Thanks everybody for your kind comments, you have to know by now that green is my favorite color. I worked hard today and for once Kandace didn't question me about being in her room, she kissed me on the cheek and said thank you. Deb

Carolyn said...

What a great room!

carolyn at cranberry crossings: said...

What a pretty room! I hope your daughter loves it and appreciates everything you did in there just for her!

I am sorry to her of your father's passing. From what the doctors say, we will lose our father soon too. It is hard to even think about, especially ater losing our mother 7 months ago. :(

Please come abck and visit me again. I think your blog is so full of love. I am enjoying it s mcuh.

Monday through Sunday said...

So pretty! I love the colors. I was thinking of the blackboard idea..but seriously reconsidering! LOL

I tagged you sweets!

Bella said...

I love your daughter's room, wow!!! You have really got the knack for putting things in just the right spot! That is always the biggest challenge, isn't it?

I love what you did with her shoes!!! I am needing to post a WWYD blog about our shoe mess...everyone just sort of takes them off and that is where they stay...very annoying...

I am going to add you to my Blog List:) I found you from Rhonda Scooter Blu's Whimsey! :)

Have a wonderful day!

Bella
PS: If you ever post a tutorial on the shoe/fabric thingee, please let me know :)

Donna said...

Hey Deb!!!! What a beautiful job!!!!!!!!!!!!! :) I love that picture over the bed!!! Everything looks so dainty!!!! Great Job!

Donna

This Country Girl said...

Hi Deb!

Glad you got a laugh out of Liberty! I sure did!

Kandace's room is so soothing! I love the colors in there! It looks like she has a good bit of room in there too! Tell her I love her room!

Glad you stopped by today! I always enjoy your comments!

Tammy

Ruthie said...

Deb, Stop by and pick up a couple of awards as I consider you one of my great blogging buddies!
Smiles.

KKJD1 said...

Deb, the room looks great. I dont dare go in my boys rooms the have to much junk and I might get lost. lol So if you ever get board just give me a call. Blessings Karen

sheila said...

well, I just love that shade of green! and that monster-sized chalkboard is great too...

...and I'm glad for your being able to save that wingback chair...

French said...

Deb this room is just so cozy! Love the black board idea (puts it in my cap for later:) French

Rue said...

Hi Deb :)

I tried to leave a comment yesterday, but my computer shut down... poof! What is up with that?? LOL

The bedroom looks fabulous and I love the birdhouse in there :)

hugs,
rue

PAT said...

Beautiful room Deb!

Pat