Thursday, March 13, 2008

now I lay me down to sleep!

I'm finished my bedroom projects for the time I'll take you to their final resting place.

When we moved here three years ago, I co-ordinated the bedding and the paint colour and that it was it for bedroom decor. Some time later I found the two bedside lamps. We had no headboard...but I had a headboard in my mind, and knew it would eventually come to be! It finally happened last spring...and it sure is wonderful to have a padded headboard to lean up against. I had a plywood base cut from 5/8" plywood...4" wider than the bed and about 28" high. I covered the entire thing with 2" foam, cotton quilt batting, and used a soft suede fabric as the 'top coat' (stapled on the back). The head board is attached to the wall with a cleat made of 1x6 (cut diagonally) can be removed anytime. I made one in chocolate brown for my daughter-in-law last year as works great!

We have a soaker tub in the bedroom, and the alcove around it was looking pretty bare.

I found this print done by a local artist that fit the bill perfectly...and came in the right colours. Since everything in the room was in creams & golds, I thought I would pick up a little of the seafoam blue/green in the picture and add a few accents.

I found this chair at the thrift store awhile was the perfect size for this corner. I was looking for a low chair, since it would sit in front of a low window. The colour was actually OK in our room, so I haven't been in any hurry to re-cover it. However, it's soon time to garden, so I decided to complete my bedroom projects.

I bought a curtain panel on sale at Fabricland...along with a pattern for making a slipcover. The pattern was of no value, since the slipcover would have fit someone elses chair...but not this one! So I spent a lot of time trying to create a pattern...and then the actual sewing was easy. It turned out fine...pulls off for laundering...and I now have a pattern, so I can make more dresses for this chair if I so desire!

I was hoping to have enough fabric left to cover a stool which sits in our ensuite (also from the thrift store), but my remaining scraps wouldn't stretch to fit..., after another trip to Fabricland, I got the stool covered last night and my projects are done for now. I quite like the new look!

There are no projects on the menu for today...since we are heading out of town for a funeral.

Have a great day!


  1. What a calming space, Judy...very pleasing. Love the colors and the projects. Wow! You could do a tutorial on any or all of it. ;> Super job!

  2. Hi Judy....I love what you have done with your home..The bath is quite lovely and I do indeed like the painting you selected...Hope for you a wonderful day...You live in such a beautiful part of the would be hard not to...the views are awesome... Dee Dee

  3. Thanks for the refresher on how to make the headboard. I was going to call you with the instructions, but this is a lot easier. So quickly before we get spring I'll maybe get my headboard done. Thanks... the recovered chairs turned out get.

  4. It looks wonderful; I like the simplicity and the soft color scheme...and the architectural features of your home are really beautiful!

  5. What a nice way to re-do items and now they are like new!

  6. Judy,
    Thats a pretty swanky final resting place! Looks so calming and cozy!

    I came by to drop you an invite to a blog event I am hosting on Thursday, March 20, 2008,An Easter Parade, in celebration of the first official day of Spring and Easter. A give away will be held in conjunction with the event. For full details, see todays blog post. I hope to see you there!

  7. Hi! Judy nice to meet you. Thanks for your visit and comments.
    It was a pleasure to visit your home today.
    A soaker bath - that's an expression I have never heard before.
    And to see an eagle's nest, that's quite something too for an Englander.

  8. How peaceful & lovely! I'd never want to leave!

  9. Oh Judy, I love that print! Perfect!
    And the chair... so peaceful next to the fireplace!
    Such a dreamy space Judy... mmm... makes me want to soak my cares away...
    Great job.


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