Tuesday, February 16, 2010

farewell to my white...


I have loved this room but it is TiMe for a change.
The winter has provided me a much needed rest
and the creative HoMe juices are churning once again.

My beadboard wall is just the beginning of my to-do list.

this is the mess I am in the *middle* of...

My inspiration is coming from some of my most favorite rooms ever
featured in Country Living

And how about this one?
Too far, maybe?
It reminds me of the condition of most of the houses
we have bought
when we bought them
when no one else wanted them...

my favorite elements that I will be keeping 

Wedding certificates

wedding shoes

and wedding photos

(Part of) My to-do list:
finish this off with a mirror or pictures
and some great old lace...better get shopping for that:)

to order and install the rest of the fixtures 
for my 4-foot soaking tub...
a 4 footer~just right for my almost 5 ft body.

to my new (WHITE) room
and my renewed energy!

I will keep ya'all posted on my progress.


Faded Charm said...

I can't wait to see the finished project. From the looks of these photos it's going to be amazing.

Take care,


Rochelle said...

Can't wait to see!

Anonymous said...

Oh I am so excited to see what you will do with this redo- You had a lovely room before so know the new look will be fabulous!!

I am still looking for inspiration pictures for my dining room redo- I better find some as the wallpaper is coming down and will need to get started !

Sandy~Romantique Inspirations~ said...

Rene, this was a great post with so many pretty whites, but just like the other girls.... I Can't Wait to See the Results.... you definitely have a Great Eye for style so I know I'm going to be inspired!!!!

Amy said...

WOW, I love the inspiration rooms you have chosen.
The second one for sure, not to far. LOL, I am not doing it. You look like you have a lot of work to do. Keep strong, cause I want to see the finished product.
I know it will be amazing just look at what you have in your collection.

Debra@Common Ground said...

I know your room will be gorgeous when your finished. you have so many lovely things you're working with. Oh my, those shoes, they are just darling. I'm crazy about the wallpaper in that 2nd. image from country living, sort of a white on off white. Looking forward to see how it turns out. isn't tearing off wallpaper such a bummer? yuk!

Sandi said...

Oh the anticipation...can't wait to see what you create!!

...Miss...Maddie's... said...

Lots of work ahead but beauty lies in the end as your reward...
Susan x

::cottage instincts:: said...

Oooo I can't wait to see! Your room was indeed lovely as is, but we all love a change :)

Lee Laurie said...

I can't wait to see it. I loved it this way too. I love how you decorate.

Lee Laurie

Sherry said...

I love old marriage certificates. I also have the marriage postcards framed, they are lovely. Such pretty photographs!

Claudia said...

I have saved many of the same photos from Country Living. I can't wait to see what you do with your bedroom.


Tammy/Yesterday's Cottage said...

Everything you touch turns to gorgeous! This room will be no exception and I predict - your masterpiece - as it will be done with love, love, love. Can't wait to see the results. Good luck with everything!

Rebecca said...

How exciting! I love to see everything you are doing! Yum!

Share more! Share more! PLEASE!


Cheryl~ZanyMayd said...

I Love all the Photos, Your Room, The Country Living Photos, The Keepers, everything is Beautiful, looking forward to the End result~

Anonymous said...

can't wait to see the beautiful finished project! :)

Anonymous said...

How exciting! I can't wait to see what you come up with - I know it will be gorgeous! :)

tarnishedandtattered.blogsot.com said...

OMG, Look at my post today! Of course yours look much better, but the content is scary crazy. Can't wait to see your finished room. Lisa

Paula said...

Dear Rene`,
I am so excited for you! It all looks so beautiful! I can hardly wait to see it finished. I love all of your pretties! Such a lovely collection of whites and old-fashioned sweetness!

Love, Paula

Sandi said...

Can't wait to see it done Rene'!! You redo rooms like I do...all my stuff is everywhere in the midst of a redo. lol I tend to do things backwards too, but I won't even go there. hee hee

Pauline said...

Dear Rene, I am so intriqued so will keep stopping by to in anticipation ;o)

God bless you

Peonies & Magnolias said...

Love your pictures and I can't wait to see your finished room either. Thanks so much for visiting and have a great week.


Marianne@Songbird said...

Looks like you have got your work cut out for you. But going by your inspiration pics, your bedroom is going to be fab.

Alice Grace said...

Love it! You scared me at first, saying "farewell to my white", but I see now what your plans appear to be. It is going to be fabulous!

PlantSomeRoots@Lakewood said...

Sounds like you have a wonderful plan for your room. One of your inspiration pictures is one I have on file. :)
Cindy at Lakewood

June said...

Rene I just know it's going to be great! Can't wait for the big reveal.

Sue said...

My first time visiting your blog, and WOW! I will definately be back! I just kept looking at your photos over, and over, again & again! I will definately be back, can't wait to see the "new" room!
Take care, Sue

Debbie @ ribbonwoodcottage.blogspot.com said...

Wow, I'm intrigued. Can't wait to see your progress and what you do. I love seeing what you are working on and your thought process...love how you explain it to. It is very clear...I like that. So lovely. Love your posts....I've spent a great deal of time on your blog and I just like LOOKING at your pictures! Big smile.

black eyed susans kitchen said...

It is all so very romantic. I can't wait to see what you are doing differently...the original room was gorgeous!
♥, Susan

Linda said...

You have some awesome ideas...can't wait to see what you do! Thanks for coming by for a visit...it's always great to hear from you:) Happy WW!


Just a little something from Judy said...

Visiting your blog is like me taking "a free and much sought after" decorating course. It seems to me, that the trasformations that abound here, are always done just like the magazine pictures. This post is another one of the ones that fit in my "beautifully done file". I can't wait to see what follows.

The Swedish Room said...

Hi Rene,
I love the white you chose, and your photography is great. I also can't wait to see your new room. BTW I love the items you have in the room and the inspiration rooms are great. Thanks for stopping by and thanks for your wonderful comment.
The Swedish Room


Your bedroom before was stunning.I can't wait to see what you do.

www.MaisonStGermain.com said...

Hi Rene!!!Can you pop over to my blog? I have a little somthin' to give you;)
Capers of the vintage vixens

Linda said...

I've just discovered your charming blog and I love it! Can't wait to see how this great room will turn out! Looking forward to reading more!

Kristen said...

I redid my bedroom with my little piece of the tax return. I bought a Shabby Chic ruffled duvet set and a ruffled bedskirt (Wal Mart). They are all white and I love them.

craftymarta said...

OMG! I'm not worthy. So surprised to find your comment on my blog. I have admired your work for quite some time. Your painted furniture and the way your house is coming along is amazing. It sounds like you have a great team work in place. Will continue to follow since your blog is one of my favorites. Blessings, Marta.

Rose Garden Romantic said...

How fun! What's more exiting than redoing a room? Everything you do is amazing, so I can't wait to see the room finished!!!

Rebecca said...

Wow! Makes my project fingers itch! I am really happiest when I am in the middle of a project! Don't you just love it when it starts coming together. Your room inspirations are wonderful! Can't wait to see the end result.

Patti's Artful Design said...

Oh my, I am so looking forward to "the reveal!" Keep us posted!

Carolyn said...

I know I will love it!!!


It's me said...

Wauww what a beautiful blog you have i will follow you now!

Thanks pearl for the tip !!

Greetz from Ria

Will you also see mine i 'am new !!

Bye bye

The Tin Rabbit said...

I know it will be gorgeous! Everything you do is beautiful~

The Rustic Victorian said...

Perfection!!!! The wall paper was dated...I am very impressed with the after shots,,,very magazine worthy,,yes very.