Hope you're all having a wonderful new year! Winter has come roaring into Michigan and we are now living in a winter wonderland. It's beautiful! And cold.
And I just try to stay indoors! lol
I'm taking advantage of being snowed-in and have been working on a new project!
Our master bedroom and bathroom are both upstairs. I had mentioned during the summer that we were wanting to re-do our bathroom
. Well, we've made no progress at all.
Not even an estimate.
Not that we haven't tried. *sigh* I still have hope!
But in the meantime, I decided I would like to change our bedroom. I redecorated it a few years ago when I was transitioning out of my reds and golds but I went too 'contemporary' and not enough French Country and I haven't liked it.
I made the drapes and the dust ruffle in this room and they are going to my daughter. She and her husband bought a house last year so she's been a great person to 'donate' to! I will repurpose the dust ruffle into a matching valance and she's planning on using these in her home school/play room.
We've also given her this rug and put another in our room since this photo. I am hoping to find some new chairs for our bedroom and give her these since I slipcovered them to match.
But here's the awful truth...
We've lived in our house for twelve years now and all of our bedrooms have popcorn ceilings.
If you look closely at these pictures, you can tell. I'm just embarrassed to confess this.
And I decided that before I did another thing, I was going to remove them.
If you read my other blog, Summits of Rubies
, you know that I have been on a 40 day Word fast. So when my mind starts to overflow with all the reading I'm doing, I'm scraping my ceilings!
I don't want to say it's the worst job I've ever done, but I honestly think it's the messiest! But I have a goal.
These are my inspiration pictures.
I've bought new bedding in a neutral instead of pure white and some beautiful faux silk in 'Bluestone' to make new drapes. The color and texture is very similar to the above picture. The walls are also going to a neutral and then....
|Eleanor Cummings/Cote de Texas|
...my husband said we can some rustic 'boards to emphasize the slope of the ceiling. That's the part I'm really excited about!
|Cote de Texas|
I've cleared about two-thirds of the ceiling and will try to get it finished tomorrow. Then I plan on painting the ceiling and walls and sewing the drapes. Then I need my sweet husband to help me with the boards.
So, stay tuned and stay warm! I'll keep you updated as I go!
love and blessings~
"Can you bind the chains of the Pleiades,Or loose the cords of Orion? "Can you lead forth a constellation in its season,And guide the Bear with her satellites ? "Do you know the ordinances of the heavens,Or fix their rule over the earth? "Can you lift up your voice to the clouds,So that an abundance of water will cover you? "Can you send forth lightnings that they may goAnd say to you, 'Here we are'? "Who has put wisdom in the innermost beingOr given understanding to the mind ? "Who can count the clouds by wisdom,Or tip the water jars of the heavens..." Job 38:31-17