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Saturday, August 4, 2012

Pennies On The Dollar Bedroom.


Welcome to my French inspired shabby chic bedroom. 
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It all started last Saturday morning when Butchy and 
I went for a walk to the mailbox,
and spied this at a neighbors yard sale.
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When I got back home I told Steve that I needed 
his help to pick up a piece of furniture that I just bought.
When he saw it . . . his eyes rolled back 
(I could read his mind . . .what does she want with this thing 
and where is she going to put it) with that not again look. 
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He just can't see the finished project in his head.
Looks a little different now, don't you think?
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Well, I just couldn't paint the dresser.  I had to paint the walls, too.
Then I made a curtain valance and a curtain for the closet door, both from a queen sized sheet that I purchased with a dust ruffle for $3.99 at the Goodwill store. 
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While buying my paint at Home Depot I also purchased eleven pre-cut picket fence boards and made this easy built headboard. 
When I get an idea ~ there is no stopping me.
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The little garland is something I had back in the closet . . . I purchased it at a yard sale a couple years ago and put it up in the entry way for Valentine's . . . now it has a permanent home over the bed. 
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The decorations are other finds that I have purchased through the years.  The lamp was a yard sale find, that I covered with fabric and made a little paper heart to hang on the side.  The lamp shade (with the help of my handy dandy hot glue gun) is decorated in silk flower petals.  The daisy basket was a Goodwill 99 cent find back at Easter.  The flower prints were a garage sale find at $1.00 each, this spring.  My motto is if you love it and the price is dirt cheap, buy it.  You'll find the right place for it and if not, sell it at your next garage sale. 
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These little angels are from the Dollar Store.
Aren't they adorable! 
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I painted this ceiling several years ago and I love it, 
but I did do a cheap-o Connie style crown modeling effect.  
(notice I haven't given the paper doll mobile to my granddaughter yet . . . they are too busy moving and haven't gotten around to deciding how they want their new bedroom)  When they see it, if they like it, then it's theirs . . . 
if not I think it looks pretty here. 
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This is not the best photo, but you can get the idea of what I did here.  I purchased two small trim boards a quarter circle for the top next to the ceiling.  Then a few inches down I put a small very plain piece.  I left wall space in between and painted it white.  I wanted something different for the corners of the room.  The corner trims at Home Depot started at $10 each (not in my pennies on the dollar budget).  When I was headed to the check stand I saw this end rack of 2 X 2s  for 98 cents each.  I purchased one, cut myself four (one for each corner) 8 inch pieces, then I glued a wooden ball on the end.  I have bags of wooden balls in my craft room, that I bought at another yard sale last year.
You just never know what you might use them for.
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Just another view of the room.  
Steve built me these bookshelves a few years ago for my birthday. 
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Hat racks are nothing more than re-purposed candle holders and chair legs.  
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I love my cowgirl boots!
I've got them all broken in and comfy.
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Notice the little desk.  It is an old sewing machine table that my neighbors had out in front of their house with a $15 sign on it a few years ago.  
The top was veneered and peeling off, 
so I just peeled it off and sanded down the wood that was under it.  
Stamped the same design that I have on the front in each corner 
and varnished over it.  
A little white paint, and little black paint around the edge and little gold to highlight ~ you have it . . . it makes a great little desk or table. 
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All three of these items were garage sale finds.  
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I hope you like my little spare bedroom . . . 
I painted this door back when I did the ceiling.
I was on a trumpe loeil kick for a while.  This room also had some bees buzzing around some topiaries. I should have taken before photos.  It was just time for a change and this old dresser was my inspiration.  If you were to lay down on the floor and look under the bookshelves you would find one more thing that I left from the last time I did this room . . .under there you will find 
Mademoiselle Fifi's little mouse hole, 
with flower pots and topiaries.
She is a very fancy mouse. 
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I hope you have fun here . . . I had fun putting this post together.  
It has been a week of hard work, but now I'm enjoying this new room.
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Come again, and be sure and leave a comment,
I love hearing what you think.

Bonne Soir'ee,  Connie :) 
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127 comments:

  1. what a beautiful room, I just love what you do, the way you do it and the way you write about it.You make everything seem so easy, ( I think its not though) and you have such a good eye for finds and good buys, I just love it!

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    1. Thank you Laurie, you are such a sweetheart. I am very pleased that you like my new bedroom re-do. I enjoy seeing how far I can make a penny go . . . I truly believe that you do not have to be rolling in the dollars, to have a stylish and lovely home. Have a restful weekend, and know that you and your husband are in my prayers. He is blessed to have you as his mate, our a darling. Connie :)

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  2. You have been working VERY hard Connie. I think you deserve a good rest now! You have some lovely ideas here. I especially like the hat stand idea - using candle holders and old chair legs and the bedroom drawer unit looks great transformed by your magic touch! Enjoy the rest of your weekend and your new room.

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    1. Hello Jacqui, I'm very happy that you like my ideas. Yes, I am tired and need a rest. The older I get the more time it takes to re-coop after a project like this. Are you a hat collector? I have so many in hat boxes, but I love to have some on display, too. If you nail or glue a square block of wood to the base of a section of chair rail and a smaller square or circle at the top . . . you have a hat stand. Also if you find a dowel the size of a candle and glue it into a candle holder, then glue a square or circle of wood on top of that, you have another hat stand. It's simple and can be gorgeous when you keep your eyes open for lovely thrift store candle holders and broken cheap or free chairs. Have fun with it! Have a great week, Connie :)

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  3. I would love to stay in your pretty spare bedroom. I love the way you have done it, and the chest that you found looks amazingly different now.

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    1. Hi Elizabeth, I am very happy that my room looks comfortable and pleasing enough for a visit. I should have taken a before photo. I liked it the way it was, but sometimes you just want a fresh new look, and if you can pull it off for pennies, why not. Thank you for stopping by and for your gracious comment. Connie :)

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    1. Wooooooooooooooooow! You are going to give me a big head and I do not want to look like the Red Queen in that Alice in Wonderland movie. Thank you for the lovely compliment, Connie :)

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  5. Looks very nice,what a change a bit of paint can make,hubbys dont seem to see what we see do they.Love Jill xx

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    1. Hi Jill, Yes, a little paint and a bunch of thrift store finds . . . when you put them together it is like the little fairy godmother's magic wand. Bib-itty-bob-itty-boo! Of course it told a lot of elbow grease, too . . . that is why I'm spending my week-end, feet up and resting, LOL.
      Have a great week, Connie :)

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  6. Hi Connie,
    I didn't recognise the furniture what a transformation! I love your bedroom so pretty and the ceiling and door with views of Paris are amazing!
    Sarah x

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    1. Thank you Sarah, it was a lot of fun re-doing this bedroom. I say, if you can't visit Paris . . . then let Paris visit you. Have a great week, Connie :)

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  7. It is such fun to see what people do with their creativity, and your little guest bedroom is no exception. I do love that ceiling! And the door too. And bookshelves are favorites of mine...love to see what other people put on their bookshelves. Your room is very feminine and fun.

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    1. Hi Sara, Thank you for the sweet visit to my blog. I am thrilled that you like my French inspired bedroom. The ceiling was fun to paint, as well as the door. It's fun to add a little whimsy to a room . . . something that adds a little bit of you and your dreams . . . especially in a bedroom . . . after all isn't that where we dream. Have a great week, Connie :)

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  8. Connie, Thank you for stopping by Quilts & Other Good Things! I love your use of picket fencing for the headboard in this room! Also the "sky" ceiling is great. A little idea and a little paint can make all the difference in the world!

    Lois

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    1. Thank you Lois, I have been wanting to do a picket fence headboard for sometime now. I agree paint is a wonderful thing. It is cheap compared to other design elements and it does make the biggest impact. Have a great week, Connie :)

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  9. Connie: You have created quite a sweet room. Any guest would be honored to stay there. I especially love, love, love your painted ceiling. It looks so realistic and just like what I had in mind when I painted one in my grandson's baby room years ago (which is soon to be my sewing and craft room whenever we get those soon-to-be OTHER projects out of the way.) Anyway, mine does not look anywhere as pretty as yours. Yours looks very professional..Happy Weekend..Judy

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    1. Hi Judy, I just returned from visiting your blog and your entry way is absolutely enchanting. It is hard to say what I liked best, but I do love the bird-nest lampshades and that little pair of shoes are a perfect touch. You made me remember that somewhere in my hall closet I have my first cowgirl boots, I was around two or three years old when I wore them. I'm going to dig them out and put them on the shelf in my bedroom . . . thanks for inspiring me. Also, thank you for this lovely comment. I'm delighted that you like my ceiling. Have a great week, Connie :)

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  10. I LOVE the Dresser painted white, I LOVE the DOOR and CEILING~absolutely beautiful! I LOVE your little PRETTIES and I REALLY LOVE that CHIPPY WHITE MIRROR above your dresser! The Room is "PRETTY IN PINK" and the fence headboard is ADORABLE! And BEST of All...didn't cost you your ARM and LEG! You're my kind of shopper! AKA...junker, thrifter, decorater on a dime~~~From one sweetie to another~~~Roxie

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    1. Hi Roxie, you have made my day . . . hearing this sweet and fantastic review from someone that I hold as a true junking sister has set me over the moon. It's very rewarding when you can take someone else's old junk and create something that you are proud of, but even more rewarding when others like it too. Thank you, Connie :)

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  11. Connie- You did a wonderful, wonderful job on the whole room...starting with painting that ceiling (what a lot of work) and ending with that dresser make-over. I just love the whole thing. GREAT POST! xo Diana

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    1. Hi Diana, I am overjoyed that my bedroom re-do is so popular. I had a lot of fun doing it, but it was a lot of work and the older I get the longer it takes to re-coop afterwards. You know, by the time I was finished with the room, I was behind on the laundry, and cleaning. My the time I got all that caught up I was dead to the world. I have this strong willpower that keeps me going until I get everything completed, but my body is getting older that my will power. It's hard to make the changes that are necessary as we age. Slowing down has never been in my vocabulary . . . but my Steve is trying to put it there, LOL. Have a wonderful week, Connie :)

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  12. The door and ceiling are very cool! Great job on all of it!

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    1. Thank you Beth, I am thrilled that you like it. Have a great week, Connie :)

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  13. Wow, Connie! You are so creative! I love all the little details and special touches you put in to make this room feel cozy. I can't wait until I own my own home so that I can decorate it and have some fun. As of now I live in an apartment so I haven't really bothered to do anything because I know it's only temporary! :)

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    1. Hi Jamie, Thank you for the lovely compliment on my bedroom re-do. Someday you will have your own home and hopefully you will have lots of ideas by then for making it your perfect space. Have a healthy, happy week, Connie :)

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  14. I love the painted ceiling! When I get to the point of decorating the barge, I think you are going to have to give me some ides. I'm thinking beach hut for the wheelhouse.........xxx

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    1. Hi Fran, Oh you are going to have a ball decorating your barge. I can not think of a more lovely place to live than right on the water. It is going to be a dream come true. I'm happy that you like my ceiling, have a wonderful week, Connie :)

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  15. Absolutely beautiful! Love the door and all the small details that make the whole room complete. Thank you so much for sharing :).
    Maria

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    1. Maria, Thank you for the lovely comment you left about my bedroom re-do. I am thrilled that you like it. These pillows in the post just before this one are adorable. Great job!
      Have a wonderful week, Connie :)

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    2. Thank you so much, I'm really glad you like them. They were fun making and I will probably make more for keeps :). I wish you a wonderful week also!
      Maria

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  16. Wow, you have been busy, Connie. What a fantastic room! I am sure that anyone who sleeps in it will have sweet dreams.

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    1. Hi Jackie, Thank you for the lovely compliment. Sweet dreams is the perfect thing that I would wish for my guests. Have a wonderful week, Connie :)

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  17. A lot of work going on here but oh so worth the outcome. Thanks for showing us. xx

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    1. Hi Bron, thank you . . . I am happy with the results. My granddaughters will be delighted when they visit to see that I painted the room pink . . . their favorite color of course. Thank you for stopping by and have a great week, Connie :)

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  18. Connie, what a beautiful space! It all turned out wonderful, and I love it. The door is so cool; and the dresser so changed. I love the ceiling. How fun! Thanks for showing us.

    Kathy M.

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    1. Hi Kathy, I am thrilled that you like my bedroom re-do. It is fun to put a room together on a penny budget. Being on a budget can be a great muse, it certainly gets your creative juices flowing and I love the challenge. Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful week, Connie :)

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  19. You constantly inspire me with your finds and your talents! This is simply delightful!

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    1. Hi Linda, what a lovely thing to say. I'm thrilled. Thank you and have a marvelous week, Connie :)

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  20. Connie what an amazing talent you have!! A lot of hard work but the finished result is an enchanting bedroom. Love it! Hugs xx

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    1. Hello June, it is great to see you here. I just came from your site and I am amazed at your talent.
      Thank you for this sweet comment. I'm thrilled that you like my bedroom.
      Have a great week, Connie :)

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  21. Wow! Amazing work, Connie!! The dresser is so beautiful now and so is the whole room!! So beautiful!!

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    1. My dear Anne-Elise, Thank you for visiting my blog and for your very sweet comment. I am thrilled that you like my french inspired bedroom re-do. Have a wonderful week, Connie :)

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  22. Oh you do give me inspiration Connie. What lovely things you've done to your room. It looks amazing and I'm so in awe of your talent.
    Patricia x

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    1. Wow! Patricia, I have never had anyone in awe of my talent. My head is getting bigger as I type, and I do not want to look like that Red Queen in the Alice in Wonderland movie. POP! There, I'm back down to earth, thank you . . . it does thrill me that you like my bedroom. I just wanted to show all my blogging sisters that you don't need a lot of money to make your home pretty and fun. This was a fun project and one that I (and hopefully my guests) will be enjoying for several years to come. Have a wonderful week, Connie :)

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  23. Hello Connie...thank you for your truly lovely comments on my blog, and very pleased to have you 'on board'!
    I think what you've done in the spare room is great...I wish we hd more room to do some changing around, but our little 2-bedroomed cottage is a bit limited in that respect! (It was a tight squeeze when we had my son and his family to stay a month from their home in New Zealand, but you may have read back as far as that in my posts.)

    Love your so colourful journalling, really love that saturated colour you use. Oh, and I'd have those cowboy boots in a heartbeat!!

    Just about to check out your other blog - I do love a bit of music, as you know! The I will do the following thingy. Great to meet you! Lx.

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    1. Dear Lynne, I am so excited to count you among by lovely followers. You are so talented . . . love, love, love your journal pages. Welcome, Connie :)

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    1. Thank you, that is a kind thing to say, I do hope that I can inspire some of my readers, because you all certainly inspire me. Have a wonderful week, Connie :)

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  25. Connie, I love everything you did to the room...but I have to say the door to Paris is may favorite. Smiles, Susie

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    1. Hi Susie, thanks for stopping by and thanks for the sweet comment. I had a lot of fun painting that door. Most people that visit our home never see it . . you have to be staying over night because it is on the inside, so you see it as you close the door behind you. Just a little surprise, behind the door. Have a marvelous week, and thank you again for popping in, I adore company. Connie :)

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  26. Good morning Connie!
    What a darling room!
    You've got such an imagination, and you are so creative!

    Love your motto too!
    Mine is 'coulda-shoulda-woulda'
    I think about that before leaving something that might be terrific at a yard sale~~~LOL!
    Better to buy it, than to regret not getting it!

    Smiles :)
    Kerin

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    1. Hi Kerin, I only buy if I love, love, love it, or if I like it a lot and the price is cheap. It really surprises me sometimes how cheap somethings are at yard sales, and then the next one you hit the prices are almost as high as brand new items in the stores. I shop yard sales for great buys and quaint stuff. Sometimes I'll go almost all summer without finding anything, then I'll hit a sale that makes me dig deep in my purse, because everything is a treasure and it's priced right. Sometimes I can get Steve to do with me on a Saturday, but Friday's I'm on my own. Most of my friends, just don't get it . . . they like to travel out of town to the cities and shop the malls. Then they come to my house and ask, "Where did you find that?" I almost always answer, a yard sale or thrift shop. Thank you for your sweet comment on my bedroom, I'm happy that you like it. Connie :)

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  27. The molding really adds a lot to the room - and I do love the ceiling. It would be fun to wake up to.

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    1. Hi Karen, I'm delighted that you like my re-do. The ceiling was fun to paint and the modeling is not bad, for a pennies on the dollar version of crown modeling. Thanks for stopping by, and have a wonderful week, Connie :)

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  28. this bedroom is absolutely to die for! excellent, excellent taste Connie!!!!

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    1. Hi Sarah Jane, thanks for stopping by and for the marvelous compliment. Have a great day, Connie :)

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  29. Hi Connie, I have a picket fence headboard in our guest room!!! I love your French-inspired decor. Yes, I'd love to follow you back. I love making new friends.

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  30. I hope I'm following...I don't see my little pic in the box!! :(

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    1. Yea . . . you are there and thank you. Now I'm going back to your blog to see if you have photos of your picket fence headboard. I'm looking forward to becoming great blogging sisters. Connie :)

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  32. I love, love , love everything you have done in this room! It's a great inspiration !

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    1. Thank you Myrna, I am head-over-heels in thrilledness (is that a word . . . well it is now) that you like my bedroom re-do. Have a great day! Connie :)

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  33. Hello ! wow you are a human dynamo !! love what you did with the chest of drawers...true that "husbands" can't visualise the finished product but good job we don't let that stop us !! Gail x

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    1. Hi Gail, it is so good to see you visiting my blog. I adore company, and wish there were a way to have a dish of warm cookies waiting as you opened my door (post).
      Thank you for the lovely compliment.
      Have a wonderful day, Connie :)

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  34. i must tell you that i love the dreaminess of your bedroom ceiling! and what a great redo with those drawers you made white-i have yet to get the courage to actually do something like that, but it's definitely something i want to try! and i LOVE the drawings in that book, it's so positive!

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    1. I am very happy that you like my ceiling paint job. It is one of those projects that really gets to your neck and shoulders, but when it is finished you have something unique. Have a great day and please come again, Connie :)

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  35. wow..What an awesome room. I love what you did with that door.

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    1. Hi Becky, it is so good to see you. Thank you . . . the door was fun to paint and now I can look out my window and see a little bit of Paris, LOL.
      Thanks for your sweet visit and do come again, Connie :)

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  36. Connie, I love your room and you've given me so many ideas that now I'm planning some more projects!!

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    1. Hi Janet, This is music to my ears . . . I love it when I can be an inspiration to another blogging sister. You have made my day! Connie :)

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  37. Wow, Connie! I am speechless. Such a beautiful room. You really put your heart into decorating your bedroom. My favorite is the painted door.

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    1. Hi Brandi, I am delighted that you like my bedroom re-do. It is always fun to dive into a new project. That door is probably the closest I'll ever get to Paris . . . but at least I can go there anytime I please, just by entering my room and closing the door, LOL. Thank you for your very sweet comment. Have a great day, Connie :)

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  38. Dear Connie,
    A lovely makeover. I have become one of your new followers.
    June

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    1. Hello June, Welcome, I am very happy to see you here, and looking forward to becoming great blogging friends. Connie :)

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  39. Gee whiz, Connie. You have endless creativity. I love the headboard and ceiling. Great job!

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    1. Hi Denise,
      I am very happy to see you and thank you for the lovely compliment.
      You are a sweetie pie :)

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  40. Hi Connie,
    What a sweet blog you've got and you've done wonders with that chest of draws too. Well done !
    I'm following now to read about your future projects.
    Have a lovely weekend.
    Joasia x
    Ps. I love the beautiful visitor from your previous post !

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    1. Hi Joasia, It is so good to see you and I am delighted that you are now following my blog. The sharing of creative ideas between blogging sisters is a new adventure to me. I've only started blogging this year. Not only are there tons of thousands of marvelous ideas, but it has saved me $$ in magazine subscriptions. The ideas and tutorials that I find on blogs are so much better than any magazine was ever giving me. The personal touch of getting to know the artist and become friends through blogging is priceless. I am looking forward to getting to know you better and to enjoying your creative journey. By the way, you have a beautiful name . . . your Mom did good.
      May your weekend be blessed, Connie :)

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  41. This is such a sweet room, & your wonderful dresser makeover looks like the perfect fit! It's wonderful how you painted the ceiling in there. You are quite the artist! I'm your newest follower!

    CAS

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    1. Hi Cas, I am very happy to have you on my list of followers and I am looking so forward to getting to know you better through blogging and the exchanging of ideas. It is very funny that you said that the dresser was a good fit. I'm not sure if you meant is style or in size . . . but if you will notice the door is not completely open in the photos. I needed about one more inch of floor
      space ( six would be great). So, I'll live with it . . . I can do a lot of re-dos on my own, but adding square footage to a room is way out of my ballpark, LOL.
      Here's wishing you a spectacular weekend, Connie :)

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  42. Connie, it's fun to see your creativity. You have been a busy girl! Glad you left the door. It's one of my favorite details of this room. ;-)

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    1. Thank you for the lovely compliment on my bedroom re-do. I'm glad that I left the door, too. Thank you so much for following my blog, I truly appreciate the encouragement and support.
      Connie :)

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  43. Thanks for stopping by my blog and following along. I'm glad you did because it led me here! I especially love the door you painted. Following you too!

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    1. I love this table and your recipe for chalk paint is a lovely bonus. Thank you so very much for following my blog . . .
      I truly appreciate the encouragement and support.
      Have a wonderful weekend, Connie :)

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  44. Connie, thank you for dropping by my blog... and for leading me here! Love what you did with your room!

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    1. Hello Susan, thank you for stopping by and for this gracious comment. Congratulations on your latest commissioned work. Have a great day, Connie :)

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  45. Connie, this bedroom is awesome!! love all the little details :)Thanks for visiting my blog and for your very sweet comment.
    ~Lorrie

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    1. Thank you, I am delighted that you like it, Connie :)

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  46. it's a fabulous room, connie! you have some awesome talents-love the ceiling, headboard, dresser and door!
    happy weekend!

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    1. Hello Lynn, I am delighted to see you here. I have been trying to follow your blog and for some reason it doesn't want to accept my entry. Thank you for the lovely compliment, I am overjoyed that you like my room. Connie :)

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  47. Connie, thanks for such nice comments on my headboard. I'm impressed by your bedroom makeover=and love that it's on a budget. Love the ceiling and crown moulding and the pickets. I could go on and on. Well done. I'll be following you too.
    Leslie

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    1. Hi Leslie, It makes my day to see you here and to hear that you like my room re-do. It looks like we both have been busy with bedroom projects. You have so many clever ideas, it will be fun following along and see what you do next. Have a great weekend, Connie :) P.S. Thanks so very much for following.

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  48. You are my kind of girl, love everything, but I am totally blown away by your faux crown molding, I had to look really hard and the wood with the ball....Pure genius!

    Carol

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    1. Thank you Carol. I am over-the-moon happy that you liked my fake version of crown molding. It was a fun project. Thanks again, Connie :)

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  49. Dear Connie, You are inspiring with your ideas and your get up and go. But mostly you are inspiring because you connect in such a lovely way with every single person who drops by. I can understand why I was follower number 50 only a short time ago, and now look how many lovely people visit you! It's not only because of what you do but because of who you are:) Bye for now, Jane

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    1. Dear Jane, you say the sweetest things, and it just encourages me to do my very best. I appreciate your friendship and will never forget how happy you made me the day you became my 50th followers. You are the best! Connie :)

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  50. Connie dear!

    THANK YOU....MERCI BEAUCOUP for following me! I so appreciate your visit and leaving a comment! I am really away from my computer at the moment and am not able to visit my friends much due to having a visitor from out of town, but I wanted to thank you. LOVE THE FRENCH INSPIRATION!

    I will be back in "business"in about 3 days. ENJOY! Anita

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    1. Hi Anita, it is wonderful getting a visit from you. Sounds like your life is pretty busy at the moment, have fun with your out of town company. I'm looking forward to getting to know you better through blogging, Connie :)

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  51. Hi, Connie!! You are amazing! I didn't even realize, right away, as I scrolled down that it was the same dresser! Great transformation! I love, love, love the trompe l'oeil on the door and clouds on the ceiling! You are so talented. The corner pieces are so cute!!!! Thanks for the great comments on my blog. I am so happy to following you now!!

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    1. Hello Karen, you have made my day . . . it is so nice to check your blog just before bedtime and have such a sweet comment left there to read. Thank you for that, and most of all for deciding to follow my blogging journey. I am looking forward to getting to know you better through blogging. Have a great day, Connie :)

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  52. Hi there - I think its great that you can pick up stuff and give it a new life.

    Stewart M - Australia

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    1. Thank you Stewart and thank you for visiting. It's always good to see you. Have a great day, Connie :)

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  53. So much love in this wonderful room.... GREAT!

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    1. Thank you so much! I am very happy that you visited. Connie :)

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  54. Dear Connie...your creativity is beyond inspirational! I am in love with your "view of Paris", and the ceiling!
    Gorgeous room...
    Wishing you a beautiful Sunday!
    Hugs,
    - Irina

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    1. Hello Irina, it is so nice to get a visit and I am delighted that you like my new bedroom re-do. Have a wonderful day, Connie :)

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  55. What a great room and I love those two angels.
    Well done and enjoy the room!
    Henny

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    1. Hi Henny, thank you for this sweet comment. I am glad that you like my room re-do, it was a lot of work, but also a lot of fun and a rewarding project. Come again, Connie :)

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  56. What a pretty and whimsical room - I like the cow girl boots thrown in the midst!

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    1. Thank you for the sweet comment. Those cowgirl boots get wore a lot . . . It is fun to dress western when I perform. We have been having a huge heat wave (along with most of America) and next week we have a three hour performance at our local county fair. I'll be drinking a lot of water during our breaks, LOL. I'm happy that you like the room re-do. I love walking in there now and just looking around. It's nice to have a change.
      Have a great week, Connie :)

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  57. Wow, beautiful job on the dresser and the rest of the bedroom! Love your "back door"! Very creative!!

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    1. Thanks for popping in to visit. The door that you mentioned is the inside of the bedroom door, you only see it when you are in the room with the door closed. I'm delighted that you liked my re-do. Have a great day . . . and do visit again. Connie :)

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  58. Hi Connie,

    Your spare bedroom is so cute!! You are one clever gal. I'm reining myself in from the thrift store and garage sales as I really don't have the space -- but then I remember that I rent out a storage unit and it has space...... tee hee I love your painted ceiling and the door - especially around the door knob that has the lock. I've been wanting to paint my house but I'm afraid I'll have to hire someone to do it for me as I don't have the energy.

    I love those cowboy boots too!

    Thank you so much for you sweet comments on my blog. I have really enjoyed it and meeting people like you really is what it's all about. Thank you for your lovely support! I will probably post my blog candy on Wednesday. Be sure to pop on over and see what's up for grabs. One item will be one of my canvases.

    Hugs,
    Kay

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    1. Hi Kay, thank you for your gracious comments. You are very right about blogging being about meeting people. I have met so many lovely people. People who are not only creative but also warm and caring.
      I'm glad that you like my cowboy boots . . . you live in New Mexico, I'm sure you have a pair, too. How do you hike around the desert taking photos, without them?
      Wednesday is going to be a very busy day for me. I will be out at our county fair most of the day, but I am excited to see what you have planned for your post. Have a very nice day, Your blogging sister, Connie :)

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  59. Hi Connie,
    The dresser turned out beautiful! I love all of your handpainted details, you are very talented:)! THank you so much for visiting my blog & your kind words.
    Have a wonderful Sunday,
    Jen

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    1. Thank you Jen, for popping in and visiting and thank you, too, for the sweet compliment. I appreciate it.
      Have a great week, Connie :)

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  60. hi connie.....wow the dresser came out really nice! i love how the room turned out....i'm workin on my sewing room myself....just cannot get motivated! lol......you are one lucky gal.....so talented.....love the paintings....love the faux door! :) hugs to you and i know you will SO enjoy your new room! can't wait till mine is done......run and give myself a much needed "time out!" lol kat =^.^=

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    1. Hi Kat, thanks for stopping by and for your sweet comment. I hope that you post photos of your sewing room where you have it completed. I'm here to encourage you . . . just commit to working on it an hour a day, you will be surprised how quickly it gets done. Usually when you get started, it's hard to stop. Have fun!
      I can not wait to see it. Connie :)

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  61. Thank you so much Connie!
    I'm so glad that I found my way back to you :)
    xoxo,
    - Irina

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    1. Hi Irina, I am so glad that you did, too! LOL. You are a sweetie pie. Connie :)

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  62. Hi, Connie
    Love what you have done for your spare bedroom. Looks like the sky is the limit! As you did paint the ceiling too!
    Thank you for stopping by my blog!
    ; ) Smiles
    Teresa in California
    http://amagicalwhismy.blotspot.com/

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  63. Hello Teresa, I am "Over-The-Moon", delighted to see that you are now following my blog. I have been enjoying your posts for sometime, and I am quite the Alice fan myself. My husband and I were in Seattle when the movie came out and we saw it in 3-D on an I-Max screen. You could said it made quite an impression.
    Thank you again for following, I appreciate the encouragement and support of my wonderful group of blogging sisters.
    Have a great week, Connie :)

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  64. I love everything about this room, you you have great imagination!

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    1. Thank you little blue mouse, you're a sweetie pie. Connie :)

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  65. What a wonderful room redo! That ceiling is amazing!

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    1. Thank you so much . . . it was fun to paint, but a little hard on the old neck and shoulders, LOL. Connie :)

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