Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Many 'MINI' Distressed White Frames!

I am redoing our bedroom one small step at a time. I am so NOT ready to be displaced for months as happened when we redid my bathroom. Every single thing we do takes so much TIME. And the Texas summers are so hot it is hard to stay motivated long enough to tackle the hard stuff! I can do quite a bit of the work on the bedroom myself....unlike the bathroom!
I actually have TWO walls I COULD go ahead and wallpaper!
 That is just as soon as I ORDER the paper.

After careful consideration I have decided on this one!
I simply LOVE it! It is a little pricey but I am saving so much money in other areas
(like refinishing a chest, tables and mirror frames I already have!)
I am going to go for it! I will have this paper the rest of my life....perhaps!

You can see the existing paper behind the bed. I hung this in 1983!
Of course you could not even SEE this wall until recently when we hauled the large bridged headboard with side chests out of there! That was quite a job! I have tucked the mirrors behind the bed and after papering will hang them above the headboard Louis Dean and I are making together.

My granddaughter, Faith, helped me paint the many frames I had hung across the wall above my closet.

I plan on putting sepia tinted photos of family in them.
This will look nice against the new paper.
I fill just about every available space on a wall with something!
I always have and I guess I always will.
I love to VISIT homes decorated with less clutter.
I simply can't LIVE in one like that myself.

I have a large chest to refinish in the same manner as this Ethan Allen piece....

When I am daunted about starting such a BIG refinish project.....
I tend to find something smaller and more manageable like this coat rack!
Hence, the MANY mini frames!
I DO have three large framed mirrors that went with the dresser I pitched.
Maybe I'll knock those out next week!

Little by little......I am getting it DONE!


Dawn said...

It's going to be so pretty! Love the wallpaper!

Linda Chapman said...

You and I are doing the same thing....blogging! I just saw your new post!!

Carla said...

I really like that wallpaper. Looks vintage and romantic.

Aunt Amelia's Attic said...

Oh gracious me oh my, I love that wallpaper!!!!!!!! :-)

Do you really want to cover all of it? Wouldn't it be lovely to leave one wall, with just the pretty new wallpaper on it? :-)

I know. Our home, like our blog, should be just as it feels best, to us! :-)

Ohhhhhhh... -clapping hands- I have an idea! Could you distress a nice big frame? And put a lovely big piece of the wallpaper, in it???????

Orrrrrrrrrrrrr, just hang a lovely distressed big frame, with nothing in it... And the wallpaper behind it, will be the "picture." -giggles-

Please don't mind me. I don't re-do often, so I guess I get kind of carried away, when someone else is redecorating. :-)))))

Happy Summer Solstice!

Deb said...

you are a busy lady....it's looking really good...

Blondie's Journal said...

This sounds like a challenging but fun redo! It's good to take baby steps, I remember being without a kitchen for weeks. My bedroom...no way.

I love the wallpaper and the idea for the frames is wonderful! Best of luck!


Pondside said...

You're doing a terrific job! I don't know where you get the energy to do so much. The wallpaper is lovely - I can understand why you're willing to splurge a little on it!

Flora said...

Oh what a task you have!! I don't know if I would have the patience to do all those frames! I sure it will look beautiful when it is all done!! Can hardly wait to see!!!

Nita said...

I love your bedroom, has a beautiful charm. Just like you!

Linda said...

Oh Linda, could you not just pop over here after you're done and get going on our house? We are starting home improvements so that we can do more home exchanging for holidays in a year or two. There's a BIG list of tasks pinned up on the fridge door, and some of them would be just right for your creative flair!