Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Cottage Linen Bedroom

Whew!!!  I am done and I am back!

This has been a crazy busy last week, but very worth the time and energy.

If you have followed me for very long, then you know that my master bed and bathroom were very dark.  Take a look here if you don’t believe me…BEFORE

Now, check out what my walls look like painted Cottage Linen by Olympia…

full bed 2

Is that not an amazing difference.  Can I just tell you that I sleep so much better in there now?

small lamp 1

Her side…

small lamp 2

His side…

I covered these two lampshades with strips of blue and white ticking that I purchased at the flea market. 

cabinet 1

I picked up this great little cabinet at the Nashville Flea market.  I know it’s got some major stuff going on with it,  but I just love it.  Every flaw adds character in my eyes. 

I know the Lord sees beauty despite all of my flaws.

chalkboard 1

I love these quilts and blankets stacked up on top.  Such softness.

chair 2

I threw my Ikea blanket over a chair I already had.  It gave it that just right feel. 

I know you noticed my metal #9 has moved again.  That number is kind of like Where’s Waldo?  Yes, you know that’s my favorite number.


I wanted to show you my little shoes that are sitting on my grandfather’s old Bible.  I love the symbolism there.  “Go into all the earth and share the Good News”!

dresser 2

I still have a very dark piece of furniture in my room because it’s a very nice piece and because my mom gave it to us. 

I have tried to lighten it up a bit by using a light colored vintage runner on top.  I also added the old window pane in front of the mirror and also added lighter accessories.  Make what you have work…that has become my motto.

trophy 2

I snatched this 1959 American Walking Horse trophy up as soon as I saw it.  I never expected to find a beauty like this at the yardsale I was at.  Great find!

dresser 5

ladder 2

I’m just not going to tell you how many ladders I have in my house now. 

Do you see that little leg peeking out there on that table?

light 2

My oldest daughter built me this little table out of pallet wood.  Didn’t she do an incredible job?  I was totally impressed and knew that our little tv would fit perfectly on there. 

I know that people say you shouldn’t have a tv in your bedroom, but we enjoy it on the few occasions that we can lie in bed and watch a movie together.  What a better way to hold that television that on this gorgeous handmade table??

Did you look up and see the lamp up over the television?

light 4

A $2 bushel basket turned into a lamp.  Isn’t that a brilliant idea that someone came up with?  Such fun!

So thankful to have this done so I can lay my head here at night…


(so sorry to leave you with that horrible glare)

Thanks for sticking around for all the photos.  I’ll let you get back to what you were doing now.  Have a great rest of your week, my friends.

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Olive Cooper said...

Amy, all the textures and vintage items make for a very happy and restful room. I love the ladder. Joe has sheds full of old ladders-you would enjoy them. hugs, olive

Alabaster Rose Designs said...

Gorgeous Amy!!~
Your room is so tranquil and lovely, you did an amazing job!!~
I love the lamp shades!
Have a wonderful night.

Chrissy...The Apothecary Shop said...

Looks soooo good Amy...love every little detail!!! Now relax and enjoy it! x0x0

Kristin @ Simply Klassic Home said...

So beautiful Amy! You did a fabulous job, and I love it!!!

Doreen said...


So fresh and beautiful! Sweet dreams!


JoAnne Weisser said...

This is a truly wonderful transformation, Amy! I see your special touches throughout the entire room. I think my favorite thing is the trunk at the end of your bed. Great job!

Keeping it Cozy said...

It is beautiful, Amy! I love the paint color... what a fresh and restful update to your room. My favorites are the bushel lamp and cabinet... and your daughter did an amazing job on the table!

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Great color and super accessories. Love your room. Hugs, Marty

Debra @ Common Ground said...

Amy it all looks wonderful, so light and bright and fresh. Yep, us two gals feel so much better with our bedroom re-do's! LOVE your door as a headboard!

blhitchcock901 said...

What a peaceful place! Love it! I am in the process of doing on of my bedrooms over. How did you attach the door for the bed? That's what I want to use for my headboard.
Love it!

chateau chic said...

Hi Amy, You chose a wonderful color for your bedroom. It makes your room look so large, fresh, and bright. That trophy cup you found is amazing. It's gorgeous!
Thanks for stopping by, Mary Alice

melissa said...

Ohhhhh my my my!!!

I love it!


You sure know how to do it up right!

Heaven's Walk said...

Beautiful job, Amy! What a gorgeous difference! You have styled it so sweetly and creatively! I'll bet you have a tough time getting up in the morning! :)

xoxo laurie

Becky C said...

The color is so fresh and light, Amy, it looks beautiful! I really love the green cabinet with the light walls...it is such a great contrast. Love your new bedding, too. That trophy is to die for :) Great spot for it. And what a little handy-gal you have to build a TV stand! "Uncle Buckets" will be so proud! LOL
I know you are thrilled to have the painting done. It really all came together nicely, and is a calm, pretty place to rest :)

andrea@townandprairie said...

The vintage styling of this room has all the right touches. I love it! Right down to the little tv corner, which never seems to go well in a bedroom but does here!

raggygirlvintage said...

Love how you've pulled it altogether Amy, so many interesting pieces in there. That wreath is gorgeous, I must have missed that in another post, did u make it??
PS. Love the wall color! My sage green bedroom walls will get the lighter touch this summer, last room to fall!!

Debbie said...

If God wants me to have a wonderful piece like the trunk at the end of Amy's bed, He'll give it to me.

(Just trying to be Debbamiah the Prophet again. I really love that piece.)

And I also really LOVE the linen color of the room. I'm on a crusade to lighten up around here, one room at a time. I love that one, and you never cease to amaze me at the accessories you can find and put together. Doesn't it feel wonderful to lie over there on "her" side and look around the room?

mississippi artist said...

Very cool and relaxing looking.The basket lamp is very clever-I like it.

pballard said...

Very pretty. I love it. Makes me want to rearrange mine now... Love the lamp idea too.. Thanks for sharing..

Robin said...

Amy I just love the new wall color. it's so pretty. I swear EVERY room in your house is fabulous! Don't you have a overflowing closet or something to show us so we don't feel we have to keep up. LOL! Seriously, goregous room!

On Crooked Creek said...

This is just gorgeous! I adore how you've mixed all the furniture together...even your dresser!!! Oddly enough, I feel a nap coming on!

A Thrifted Market said...

Love the color, the trophy, the green chest, well...all of it!! Great job!!

Stephanie said...

Oh, love the new color Amy!! It makes a huge difference! And I adore that trophy you found - lucky!

lynn said...

very charming, amy! love the ladder, basket light and your new wall color:) oh, and that sweet chalkboard!

Elizabeth (Blue Clear Sky) said...

So pretty, Amy! Your daughter did a great job on the little TV table too.

helen tilston said...

Hello Amy
I just stumbled upon your blog, through a mutual friend's blog.
I immediately signed up and as your new follower I look forward to your visit

I love your home and in particular how you made the dark piece of heirloom furniture work for you

Ruby and Arthur said...

Amy, I love the green color of the cabinet, it is one of my favorites. I also love the old door for a headboard. I need a new headboard and this is such a neat idea. Thanks for sharing, Jean

Tricia said...

Looks beautiful, Amy! I really love that bushel basket light fixture :)

Bonnie and Trish @ Uncommon said...

So many beauties all in one room! Thank you so much for sharing this with us this week... it was a joy to have you!

Take care,


~Kristin~ said...

Amy~ Your room is beautiful!
Love the colors and the warm feel of old things.
The bushel basket light...so cool!
And I love how you finished your little lamp shades! Maybe you can do a tutorial for me? ;o)

I bet it feels so good to be all done!
Happy Monday!

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Amy, your bedroom looks great. Love the old sign over the bed and really love that trophy. What a great find at a yard sale. Thanks for joining Wow.

Melissa said...

What a beautiful transformation, Amy!!!! I love the new wall color and all the vintage touches are perfect!! Tell your daughter her pallet table turned out amazing! Love it all!!!

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Your bedroom looks outstanding! Please tell your daughter that her table is very charming.


LLH Designs said...

AMY!!! I skipped the paint store. This is WAY more fun! I love how creative you are!!! And I'm dying over the horse trophy!!! I have been wanting one (either horses or sailing), but haven't found a good enough deal yet. I'll be keeping my eyes peeled! Big hugs to you my new blog friend! xoxo!

suzeeez said...

I love your bedroom !! Love the bed with the signs hanging over it :o)