Molly's Country Memories

Molly's Country Memories

The memories and happening in the everyday life of a country girl

Sunday, August 30, 2009

Sunday Favorite Re-runs redo of my bedroom

It's time again for Sunday Favorite Re-runs, a new Meme hosted by Chari over @ happytodesign It is so much fun to go back and re-run some of my favorite post
This weeks rerun is the make over of my bedroom back in May, I redid the room and had to wait untill last week to get the flooring down as you can see here

Sunday, August 23, 2009

And the old is new again....

Hi y'all, If you remember I told y'all a couple of weeks ago that while I was sick and couldn't do anything, I was day dreaming about a total bedroom re-do, well I stopped day dreaming and have finally finished...DH was going to get my lamp finished today but has been sick with a bad headache, but he did help me hang my curtains ...he's such a sweetie. We will have a guy come by next week to measure and order our flooring put down, lordy, I can't wait to get this old carpet out and gone. But to start with I repainted some of the furniture, an old dresser that DH's Aunt gave us when we first married, she bought it in 1925 and it was second hand then.... We let DH's Brother borrow it during the 70's and He painted it red, bright when I got it back instead of taking all of that red paint off, I sprayed it white... I forgot to get a picture before repainting it... but it was white, white, the chest of drawers was white and the bed was white, the curtains were white, the trim was white, just tooooo much white going on in there, Well here's the finished product... I painted the chair to match...the little chair belonged to my MIL also,
I bought a chair cushion to match my curtains and bed cover. I loved the Toile print, but the tan and black checked stood out to me, I wanted that to be the main fabric. Next I painted a Chest of drawers that was my MIL's, black to match the dresser and chair, I painted the pulls a tarnished gold This is the after shot...
I hung a painting that I did last year over the COD's I thought it matched quite well, the little country girl in a country I put my Amish Doll that DH bought me for my Birthday several years ago in PA. in the chair that I painted the farm design on...since it was already black it matched perfectly. If you notice the Doll is holding Ugly Betty that I made several month's ago...yep, she's still ugly...

also repainted the bed that went with the chest of drawers black....
This is what the bed looked like before new bedding and dust ruffle The big rat on the bed is one, my Keiferman won at the State Fair when he was 8 yrs old...he won it by throwing the baseball and knocking over the bottles. I don't have anything in my house, just for decoration, it has to be important to me or have special the doll on my jewelery box in the corner, My DIL gave it to me for Christmas the year before she and Lance married. The mirror on the wall came from a stand mirror that my MIL had, we took it off the stand and hung it, we really didn't have anywhere for the stand, it was just in the way, but I couldn't part with the mirror. The Indian papoose was another Birthday Gift from DH when we went to Montana 2 yrs ago. I also used my redwork pillow cases on the bed, you can't tell it here but they blend perfect.I painted these 4 frames black to make them match better, the large picture is the first puzzle that Rissa and I put together when she was 3, she is good at putting puzzles together and I loved the picture. The largest picture on the bottom left is a picture of our house taken from a helocopter about 17 yrs ago. The other 2 are painting of old houses from our area that a friend painted 20 yrs ago.
At the foot of the bed I placed a little stool that DH built for BB when he was 2 and I painted his favorite design of Donald Duck riding a horse on it.
And this corner finishes my room, my DH custom made my desk for me when I purchased my
first computer 10 yrs ago. He made the bookcase for Lance to keep his Baseball and soccer trophies and his home run balls on, now I use it for my collection of figurines....
Also Lance's Stempy doll on the second just can't throw it out...the picture over the desk is my sweet Momma, she watches over me everyday.
Well that's my room make over, a little bit country and a whole lot of me.


  1. Howdy Sweetie
    This was so much fun.
    I love all the sentiment that you have collected over the years it certianly shows you have a big heart full of love and you are loved in return.
    Blessings and hugs to you and yours.
    Happy Trails

  2. I LOVE rooms that are a "whole lot of YOU." they are the best -- and your room is a charming reflection of your life and loves.

    And I LOVE the new black finish on the furniture, too. Very chic!


  3. Hello Molly...

    So happy that you joined in with the fun of Sunday Favorites again this week, my friend!!!

    Darlin', your bedroom is gorgeous!!! I just loved looking at all of your special pretties and hearing a little about them!!! I think it's important to surround ourselves with the things that we love and that hold special memories for us!!! My friend, I love that beautiful shade of blue wall color...soooo pretty! And I love the freshly painted black furniture against the blue! I have to tell you that I have "eyed" that same toile comforter set for some time now...hehe! I haven't purchased it because I would have to completely redo a room to use it! I just love the pretty black & cream toile with the black & cream checked fabric!!! You lucky girl, I'm green with envy! Hehe!!! It really looks beautiful in your bedroom! Beautifully done, my friend! Thank you so much for sharing this post with all of us today...I really enjoyed it!!!

    Warmest wishes,

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