Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Where have I been......?

For over two months! Obviously I've been too busy to blog! My poor, neglected blog! I guess we were so busy trying to finish the house before Christmas that we didn't have time to do anything else! Speaking of the house....IT'S FINALLY FINISHED! All remodeling is done (for the time being) Ha Ha! I would eventually like to update our kitchen but I'm not sure that my husband shares my sentiments. Now for a little before and after.....this is one of our guest rooms before.....

And more before..........

Now how about a little after......

I wish I had a more detailed picture of the ceiling. It turned out so well! The Mister did a beadboard paneling with trim and it is exquisite! You would never know that there is ugly cottage cheese ceiling under there. Not that I hate cottage cheese because it's in most of the rest of the house.

This collage of vintage portrait prints is one of my favorite parts of the room. I was a little nervous putting nails in the freshly painted wall but it was well worth it! And this little lady....well, her name is Josephine.

I found her at a local consignment shop. I paid around $30 for her. My mom told me I was crazy but how could you not like Josephine?

I found the drapery panels at the thrift store. Both pieces for around $17.00. They retail for around $200.00! Actually I think they have been discontinued. They are Croscill in the Napoleon pattern. I was able to have the ascot valances custom made by woman that sells on eBay. The huge silver mirror above the bed is a Goodwill find. I paid $25 for it. That's more than I would normally pay but when I saw it I new it would look perfect above the bed.

Have I told you lately that I HEART THRIFT STORES?