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Thursday, July 9, 2020

Second Bedroom Re-Do


Some of you were surprised
that I built my own bed frames.

 
As you can see in these photos
it really wasn't that hard.
2X4 frames, then I covered the 
top with plywood, before putting
the mattress on.
They are quite strong.


Everything that I used to
decorate the room
came from our camper
and favorite things of ours
that hold precious memories. 
Lots of handmade items :)





Our cowboy hats. 


Here we are with our granddaughters
just after Steve retired.
We were taking them to their
first rodeo :)


A fishing trip worth remembering.


My first cowboy boots.


They used nails back then.


Steve's Dad's old camera.

 
This little candle holder
is from our camper.


This lampshade is actually
one of my Mom's 
old straw hats. 




I made this quilt for our camper,
as well as the pillows.
The sign and the oars I also
had made before and used here,
and the rocking chair has been
 around for a while.
It was in some things that I have
planned for a yard sale,
until I thought of adding it
to this room.


Steve's Dad's guitar.


Steve built this sweet shelf,
and I bought him the cedar flute
on a trip to Sister's Oregon
many years ago.

He would sit in the cockpit
of our sailboat and play it
in the evening when we were
anchored up for the night.

I have so many sweet memories.


This oil painting was done by
a very dear friend.





This one I swapped one of mine
for at a gallery years ago
after a showing.

 


This little fellow was a
Christmas ornament I purchased
a few years ago.
We have a tradition of adding
one new ornament each year.


Sock monkeys were a favorite
of Steve's since getting his
first one when he was a little boy.

That's our other bedroom . . .
like camping in a cabin in the woods . . .
instead of a farm cottage,
but I like it.

What do you think,
would you stay here?

Have a sweet day
&
God bless you all.

Your blogging sister,
Connie :)







31 comments:

  1. Yes I would stay here! 100% yes! It's just wonderful and full of so many happy memories for you. My son just left today.. I'm resting and recouperating from a VERY busy week! I'll be calling you either tomorrow or Saturday! I love the idea of being anchored in your boat, with Steve playing the flute. Oh my.. such memories. I love the red rocker! Glad you kept it for your room. Talk soon! Love, Marilyn

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  2. It's lovely filled with happy memories. I'm glad you kept the rocking chair 😊

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  3. Hi Connie- You are so gifted as a Decorator and Craft Lady. Well done there. Best Wishes. KEV. (Sydney- Australia).

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  4. I love it, I would definitely stay there. It is like being in a cabin. The idea of using the straw hat for lampshade was brilliant. What a great idea

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  5. All such lovely memories, Connie. You have been very clever putting them together in such a tasteful way.
    Yes, please, I'll come and stay!

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  6. Yes I would...so many lovely memories. I'd be peeking in that room everyday just to get those old memories back sort of like comfort in a room like eating comfort food eating everyday and no calories!!!!

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  7. Connie, you have been busy! What a fascinating room. I would love to stay there. Both bedrooms are wonderful, so creative. I love that you made your own bed frame. Well, why not! And I personally prefer a bed without the box springs. In my younger days, when my husband would go away on business trips, out would come his electric tools. I always had a (small) project or 2 in mind. Actually, he resisted the idea of an electric drill, so I bought him one for Christmas one year so I could use it when he went on the road. :-) Ah, memories. It looks like your memory book is full. What a blessing!

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  8. Connie, you have been busy! What a fascinating room. I would love to stay there. Both bedrooms are wonderful, so creative. I love that you made your own bed frame. Well, why not! And I personally prefer a bed without the box springs. In my younger days, when my husband would go away on business trips, out would come his electric tools. I always had a (small) project or 2 in mind. Actually, he resisted the idea of an electric drill, so I bought him one for Christmas one year so I could use it when he went on the road. :-) Ah, memories. It looks like your memory book is full. What a blessing!

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  9. What a beautiful room, and full of so many sweet memories. You did a great job fixing it up and using things you already have and cherish. I would definitely enjoy a stay in that room and a visit with you. It's good that you are keeping busy, it helps with the healing process. Sending ((hugs))

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  10. If you ask if we would stay there....you better know we'll be lined up for a visit! heehee! I love it and the colors really come together to make it warm and inviting. How nice to have so many treasures with memories to go along with each one. Your home is special and I know it gives you comfort! Hugs!

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  11. So many wonderful memories contained in your redecorated bedroom. You have done a wonderful job indeed!

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  12. What a lovely happy memory room.
    We made our bed pretty much the same way you did!

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  13. Looks like you have a full house, well make room for me! I just love it and I am so glad you kept the rocking chair.
    Love everything about it. Tried to pick a favorite but to many to chose from so I pick the chair.

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  14. I just love it! It's great that you used things from the camper, it's like camping at home. And all those special things from past good times makes it a room full of good memories. When I saw the hats, I knew that was the hat Steve was wearing in the photo, and then I saw yours too. It's just perfect.

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  15. Such a wonderful collections of memories and family heirlooms to create a wonderful room for your guest to enjoy! Good thing you hesitated to get rid of some of the things they worked perfectly in the room!
    Have a great weekend!

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  16. You've filled that room with wonderful mementos that no doubt bring back so many happy occasions. You've been keeping very busy. I hope you're keeping safe and well.

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  17. Connie, thank you for sharing your sweet memories with us..
    We see a lot of advertisement for Moses Lake (saw your poster) over here in Spokane.. One of these day's I will get over there.
    Have a relaxing and Blessed weekend.

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  18. Yes I would, such a welcoming space and so inviting. It must be a comfort to have so many treasured memories. Take care.

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  19. Connie, I love what you have done. Yes, it's like a lodge setting. Totally wonderful too that you used loved things from all the family it seems. You are an amazing lady. Sweet but strong. I bet your bed frame holds up better than box springs...my gosh bedding is expensive and poorly made in the factories any more. Blessings to you my friend, stay safe. xoxo,love, Susie

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  20. Beautiful,beautiful post..so full of cherished memories..and yes, I sure would stay there! :)
    Blessings, Linda

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  21. Hi Connie :) I love the sock monkeys and the candle holder! Good for you on your carpentry skills! :) The room is beautiful and YES, I'd stay there! xxx

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  22. Oh my! I for sure would stay there , love the frames you built. All the decor tidbits fit the theme. Theres something so fun and inviting about a cabin room. I see a mini pine tree with white lights in there for Christmas lol great room, wow you stepped your foot off of the sewing machine peddle and put a saw in your hand and created something beautiful! Can't wait to see whats next.

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  23. I am amazed that you make your own bed frames even though you say they're simple! That is not simple to me, lol. I love how you have this room decorated with things that are meaningful. Of course I'd love to visit you and stay in that room! :-)

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  24. Thanks for sharing your precious memories with us;) I especially love your flannel quilt from your camper. So beautiful and cozy. I've never thought to build a bed frame as we usually just use the metal ones. Good to know though! Stay safe and find the good in every day♥♥♥

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  25. What a precious memory-filled 'get-away' room. I would find myself sleeping there often when feeling melancholy. You're doing great, Connie.

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  26. Hi Connie, Thank you for your kind comment on my blog, it is sure good to hear from you. I did leave a reply for you on my blog and hope you will click by and take a look. Your post here on Second Bedroom Re-Do is, as always, putting a smile on my face. You have so much creativity! Thank you for sharing your ideas. Have a great day and stay safe! John

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  27. Hey, Connie, what a very sweet and sentimental place you've created. Yes, I'd enjoy staying there, for sure. Take care.

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  28. Connie, SO thankful you won the book! I just emailed you privately, so if you can email me back with your address, we will get your book in the mail to you right away! I love your blog. I am trying to find a way to subscribe via email and can't find a place to do that. That is the best way for me to keep up with blogs, it seems. I do follow through google+, but it is hard for me to keep up that way. God bless you!

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