I'm back to decorating in the Master Bedroom.
When we were last here
I had put in new hardwood floors,
painted a new neutral color,
painted my side table a Frenchy Blue,
bought a new headboard,
all new bedding,
switched out the lampshades,
and a sweet little Estate Chair
came to reside next to my new bench.
That's a lot of changes!
Makes me as sleepy
as that puppy up there on the bed!
We went to Colorado for some downtime
which was just the rest I needed to get back at it.
There is a whole other side of the room
that I haven't shared with you all.
This is how the room looked
the massive changes came about.
See the large window wall?
I had that cornice made about 11 years ago
along with the Dupioni Silk side panels.
We took the cornice down to paint
and I decided not to hang it back up.
My original plan
was to order new curtain panels
for the window
and re-purpose the old ones somewhere else.
I started pricing out new panels
and found that even with my discount
they were too expensive for now.
The ceilings are 10 feet in this room
which makes it hard to buy something off the rack.
So, I resigned myself
to using the side panels without the cornice.
I felt that the cornice
was making the room look smaller
and throwing too much gold into the room.
The only problem was
that the side panels were on a cheapy drapery rod
that I would have to replace.
Remember my cute little Estate Sale chair?
Well, at that same Model Home Furniture sale
I found two heavy duty decorative rods that would be
perfect for my side panels.
I couldn't believe that I found them
at the perfect length with pretty finials and everything.
I grabbed them and put them on the hold table.
I have been to a million Estate Sales
thru this company and I am friendly
with the lovely ladies that run the sales.
I was just about ready to check out
when I saw that my rods had disappeared
from the hold table!
And there she was,
a lady walking around with them in her arms.
The gals and I worked it all out
and she felt badly that she didn't realize
the hold table meant
"hands off my merchandise"!
Purchasing four finials,
four brackets, the pole and the rings
would have added up to a couple
of hundred dollars at least!
I got the poles and the finials for $20.00 each!
YAY, I love a bargain!
Mr. Beaux hung up the brackets for me.
We had to buy longer extending brackets
to clear the Silhouette shades.
They are the perfect length, just breaking on the floor.
I love my Silhouette Shades.
They are perfect for bedrooms
because you can roll them all the way up
and they just look like part of the window trim.
Or you can partially close them
and still see outside.
It's kind of a hazy view
which is soft and romantic.
Or, you can close them all the way
and have total privacy.
So my old friends are staying for now.
They are the kind of quality
that you don't find off the rack,
felt lined, weighted, and
hand crafted of expensive silk.
Yep, they can stick around
until I find the perfect replacement!
Until Next Time,