Friday, January 22, 2010

Snippets of my home

This is an older post that I did of our Master bedroom.  Debra over at Bungalow is having a Parade of Bedrooms party and I thought it would be fun to join in. There have been a few changes to the bedroom since these pictures were taken. I have added a matching toile duvet cover folded at the bottom of the bed. There are also a couple of new pictures and accessories added. I will have an updated picture in a future post.

January, 2010

Over the last couple of months I have been showing you Christmas, silver and blue but very little pictures of the actual rooms. Today I plan on changing that with little snippets of  our master bedroom

Hubby and I moved to Virginia from Florida a little over a year ago and we brought only 4 pieces of furniture with us! No, this is not a typo! Who would have thought at my age (which we won't discuss here) that I would be starting over decorating a home. It's a long story and one I'll post about at a later time.

Anyways, we bought this new home in June and I had to start furnishing, and decorating, 4000 square feet from scratch. We didn't even have a mattress, lamps, cooking utensils ect.  On top of that we knew we were going to have lots of company visiting starting in just four months.

I was on a tight budget but I also knew I could be resourceful. I  am a strong believer that you don't have to spend a lot of money to have a beautiful home. Auctions turned out to be a blessing, Craigslist and I became the best of friends, garage sales, estate sales and thrift stores became my go to places.  That is not to say we didn't buy some pieces from furniture stores. You can bet I was able to negotiate some excellent prices.

Yes, the house was completely furnished and decorated within four months and I was able to stay within a tight budget.

Bed was bought on-line for almost half of the furniture store price. Two matching nightstands bought off Craigslist for $10.00 and I painted them to match the bed.

Toile bedskirt and shams bought new and still in the package for $12.00 from a yard sale. The owner told me they were purchased at Country Curtains so I was able to purchase matching curtains.

Country French dresser bought from auction for $175.

And here is his twin brother.

This French armoire is one of my favorite pieces in our home. When I purchased it from the auction the armoire was painted black and I painted and distressed the piece to match the bed.

I hope you enjoyed this little tour of our bedroom.  I'll be posting more pictures soon so please check back often.


Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Beautiful, Sherry! I love the toile and lucky the woman told you where she got the shams and bedskirt so you could get the drapes. Love the armoire ~ what great detail!

Marla said...

I love what you did, furnish your home on a tight budget. I love what you posted here. Blessings, Marla

Petit Coterie said...

Amazing! You did an incredible job in just 4 months. Thank you for stopping by my blog. Have a wonderful weekend!


Tammy at Tattered and Timeless said...

That is beautiful.. How fun to move with only 4 pieces of furniture and then fill a 4000 sq ft house..And honeslty it was probably more fun doing it the way you did - with the thrill of the hunt involved. I totally feel giddy when I get a great piece of furniture from an auction knowing I can make it way better than anything I buy at a furniture store - and do it cheaper.

Rene said...

I love that armoire!

bmabey said...

Wow! The two dressers and the armoire from the auctions are great finds. I love hearing about things like this it is so much more gratifying. You must have had a great time with this, even though you didn’t have much time. What gets me is that you were able to refinish the pieces as well!

I am in the home furnishings biz so I can really appreciate what you have accomplished. I am always amazed at what people spend. Congratulations on a beautiful room. I definitely look forward to seeing more of your home.

Diann said...

I so LOVE, LOVE, LOVE that toile in your bedroom!

Sherri Blum, CID said...

Your home is beautiful! And...I love your name, although you spelled it incorrectly! ;)

Nancy said...

Beautiful Sherry, as everything else is that I've seen of your home. I'm commenting again to enter your giveaway...I am a follower and I want those eggs! ;-) Smiles!

Nancy said...

I'm adding you to my blog list sidebar too...would love for you to add me to if you'd like.

Debra from Bungalow said...

Thanks so much for linking up and joining the parade of bedrooms!

I would love to hear the whole story of how and why you moved with only 4 pieces of furnitire.

You've done a remarkable job in a short time and on a tight budget and it looks beautiful.

Anonymous said...

Aren't auctions wonderful!! Great finds!