Monday, November 8, 2010

Opening Doors/Update On Auction

Dear Ones...if you've placed a bid on the auction for our Valorie from Visual Vamp, please read this from Laura at Decor to Adore who is hosting this auction in her own words...

There has been such a tremendous response to the online auction for Valorie aka *VISUAL * VAMP* that I have extended the linky party to run for an additional week.

You may go to THIS POST to see all of the auction entries. Shop, bid, win!!!

Or, add your own auction donation!

You can also send a direct monetary donation to a special PAY PAL account set up for Valorie and Alberto.

So, I want to thank all of you who placed bids on my table runner as my contribution to help with a good cause for our Valorie and her husband Alberto from Visual Vamp. If you haven't heard of their tragedy you can go here to read it. Many many thanks goes out to our Dear Laura at Decor to Adore who hosted this event. Please pop by and thank Laura for doing this.

So, Dear Ones, you can keep on bidding! You'll be able to place bids until 9:00pm next Sunday evening, November 14th. If you want to bid you can go HERE and go to town! Thank you. :)


Okay, I have another makeover to show you today. A few weeks ago I showed your our master bath redo and we're loving it to pieces. If you look at the end of the bath you'll see a new door with frosted glass! We're going through that door today...

Before I show you the after I must show you the before. Now hold your tiny breath and don't laugh...

We affectionately called this the 'spa room'. Can you believe it? Well, Dear Ones, before you start getting funny ideas about me just know we didn't do this! Yikes! Would you? We did enjoy the hot tub for a few years after we first moved in but then the thrill was gone! Remember our house was built in 1970 and there are all those wall mirrors again.

Don't be scared, Dear Ones, this hot tub (nasty, huh?) had to literally be cut to pieces to be taken out of this room. Well, actually this was an upstairs outdoors deck and they put in the hot tub. It was the 70s and I'm sure the homeowners were really groovy and all and having a blast in the hot tub with their friends ~ so they decided to enclose it to be private from the neighbors.;0 So we couldn't have gotten that big old hot tub out without chopping it to pieces. Well, I didn't literally chop it! :)

Here I am in all of my ashamedness snapping so I wouldn't forget the 70s look! Did you get a gander at that most eye popping feeling groovy wallpaper and the two levels of floor? Now I'll show you the afters! I love this stuff. What a gas! :)

Ta Dah!! Do you love it? I love it!!

This was the before...don't you love my window coverings? I did do this many moons ago. Little shells at every poof! I'm so creative, you know. Don't hate me!!

Aww...I can breath now!

Here's the other side of the room and the door that goes outside to a deck. Another lovely window covering I made...I know, I know, just sayin'. :) I'm gonna miss that trellised wallpaper - not! :)

Here's the after. Again, I love it!

I had to show you this. Our home was filled with little intercom boxes in almost every room. Out here in the 'spa room' was where Mr. Precious lifted his little weights and would turn on the radio and huff and puff to the oldies! He would not take this eyesore out ~ he loves it! What am I to do with him!! Well, here sits the olden rock til you drop intercom/radio to keep our minds freshly reminded of all the parties that must have gone on in here! Lord, have mercy! I don't want to even think about it! :)

Now you can see the relation of our newsness of room to the bathroom! A tiny step down and there you are! At one time the bathroom had a window that peeped out to the outside deck. Well, as you can see they bricked it up and didn't do a very good job of it when they decided to wall in the party central room. :)

Do you love it? :)

There's the pretty little frosted glass door to the bathroom and the other side of the brick wall.

Got a new ceiling fan and light. Now this is Texas and it gets hot here, Dear Ones.

We got new bamboo floors installed. I love them and they're so pretty! Can you love newly installed bamboo floors? Well, you bet your little koala bears you can! We were told they do really well in a hot humid climate. Well, these little bamboozers came to the right place! This is the area where the party central hot tub was. The floor is now one level. Now I've had some fun out here. I put on some socks on my tiny feet and was scootin' and slidin' all over the place. You know me ~ I just never want to grow up! :) Those little discolorations you see on the bottom part of the wall are wall imperfections! I scars!! :)

Now here is our huge porthole window ~ nekked as all get out!! But I love it. You can see for miles, well, um, ten feet or so out into our most tiny postage stamp backyard.

Now, what am I going to do with this newly redone nekked room? Hum...time will tell! :)

Thanks for popping in today to see me. I just love y'all and you make my life so much happier! So comment away and follow me if you want to. I don't pay much attention to how many followers I have. Well, I looked and I have over 500! I can't believe it! Thank you, sweet marvelous ones for following my silly blog! I love you! I'll have to have a giveaway soon and give back some love...hugs to you all!

I'm joining Our Dear Susan at Between Naps on the Porch for Met Monday,
Our Dear Cielo at The House in the Roses for Show Off Your Cottage Monday,
Our Dear Kim at Savvy Southern for Wednesday Before and After Party,
Our Dear Gina at the Shabby Chic Cottage for Transformation Thursday,
Our Dear Roeshell at the DIY Show Off
The DIY Show Offfor DIY Project Parade on Mondays,
Our Dear Cassity at Remodelaholic for Friday Remodelholic
Cindy at My Romantic Home for Show and Tell Friday.

I know, I know, I'm milking this. ;)

I'll leave you with a little Note Song~

Turn Up The Radio

Ooh yeah
Turn it up

Come on
I'm working hard, you're working too
We do it every day

For every minute I have to work

I need a minute of play
Day in, day out, all week long

Things go better with rock
The only time I turn it down

Is when I'm sleepin' it off
Turn up the radio
I need the music, gimme some more
Turn up the tape machine

I wanna feel it and you know what I mean

Now listen
I wanna shake, I wanna dance
So count it of one, two, three
I hear the beat,
I'm in a trance

No better place to be

Daytime, nighttime, anytime
Things go better with rock

I'm goin' twenty four hours a day

I can't seem to stop

Turn up the radio
I need the music, gimme some more

Turn up the tape machine

I wanna feel it and you know what I mean

Turn up the radio

I need the music, gimme some more
Turn up the tape machine

I wanna feel it and you know what I mean, yeah
~ sung by Autograph


  1. I LOVE all the changes!! I can't wait to see what you do with the room.

    When we moved from Texas back in the late 80's Hubby's company was purchasing our home. One of the comments on the appraisers notes was that my home was "dated." Yes I still had 70's wallpaper in my kitchen but who had time to redo the house when all the kids were so little??? I've had more time to decorate since my kids grew up than I was ever able to when they were all at home. Glad I'm not the only one :)

  2. That hot tub is the craziest thing I have ever seen! The transformation is just beautiful and I love the round window! I just know you have to be thrilled with the change!


  3. Oooh! I love that nekked room, Shelia. It would be perfect for my painting studio, heh! heh! Love the port hole and the floor. You did a great hjob. I can't wait to see what it ends up to be. I laughed when I saw your intercom. My house in FL was built int he 70's too and I have that ugly looking radio/intercom, lol. I think I still have it, someone's renting the house now and I haven't been there for a while now...Christine

  4. Do you have a craft room !? This would be perfect! You really did a wonderful job and i LOVE it !
    Thanks for saying hi :)

  5. Shelia, you are a riot! :=)
    This looks like a BIG project and I love the new clean look. Love that brick wall too. Oh, you will have fun decorating that. Be sure and show us what you do with this room.

  6. What a great thing to have...extra room!!! Great looking room to do something that you've always wanted to just have to decide what!!! Beautiful job Shelia!!!

  7. Wow, you found a whole new room. Can't wait to see what you do with it. Love the new floors too. Gorgeous. Hugs, Marty

  8. Fantabulous makeover, Shelia! Those 70's were something else, weren't they!LOL

    I love your "new room".

  9. Oh, Shelia, you did a super duper job! Love this. I looked at bamboo floors, and I love yours. Neat!

    Love that porthole window, too. And I can see that room being a BLOG ROOM for YOU! Oh, I can see it! Yes, I can. OR I can see it as being Mr. Precious' offie. Yes, I can. Maybe you two can share!


    Sheila :-)

  10. Hi Sheila
    Oh yes, the 70's was a hippy era with hot tubs in the home. :-)
    One of my friends years ago had her living room floor stepped down with a hot tub installed in the lower floor level.
    The place was originally a farm house I believe and the first time I saw this hot tub smack in the middle of the living area I thought it was so peculiar - but things were different back then I guess! Your reno is going to be nice when done.

  11. Wow what an amazing makeover. Love the new room! Enjoy whatever it becomes.


  12. Oh Shelia, I bet there were some interesting things going on it that room in the 70s! Of course I was just a kid then but I've heard stories...

    Even if it just becomes Mr. Precious's new workout room it's still a lovely new space.

    Hubby still has his recliner but we've got some work to do figuring out all this furniture. Something has to go. We just don't agreee on what!

  13. What a transformation. It all looks beautiful. I love the window without any covering. I know you will enjoy this new space.

  14. Wow, that's a beautiful transformation!! I love the new light look and that floor is gorgeous! ;)

  15. I bet you are so glad to be rid of that! I had a neighbor who had the same thing in her house, it about ruined the house. I love the window, one of those see forever ones...And I want to see what it will be too :D

  16. OH wow Sheila!
    What an amazing transformation!
    And I would milk it too!
    And her commentary is hilarious!
    You should be a writer, you would have quite the audience!

  17. We've remodeled several 70's homes so I know that was a lot of work but it sure looks amazing now.
    Now you have a beautiful clean slate and I know whatever you do will be amazing...

  18. Hi Shelia
    How exciting to have so many lovely changes to your home. I do love what you've done to the bathroom...that little round window is so cute! Now you have a new room too...hmmm...I can't wait to see what you do with that room.
    Have a wonderful Monday!!

  19. Amazing clear-out of that spa room! Now have fun deciding what it will be and what new pretty things you will buy for in there!
    Best regards,

  20. Shelia, the bamboo floor is so handsome and I adore the lunette window as well. It's almost like being in Japan via Texas! Thanks for stopping by. Big hug to you. Jane F.

  21. You have clearly brought this space up to date! Love all the changes. Great job!
    Thanks for stopping by and leaving a sweet comment. Come by any time!

  22. Wow! You have been really busy recreating rooms in your home! Love the transformation and the round window as well as the frosted door!
    Can't wait to see what you do with it!

  23. Hi Shelia,
    I also have a 70's home its a ranch style. Your spa room was so groovy! I love how you have opened the room up with fresh paint and new floor. The round window is lovely! I will look forward to seeing what you use the room for..may a workout room or craft room...
    Have a sweet day and hugs~Elizabeth

  24. Now that's a transition! Can't wait to see what you do with it!

    - The Tablescaper

  25. Oh my goodness what an amazing transformation! Well done.

    Thank you for the auction update. Although my auction has ended as I will be going out of town, I have wanted to extend the auction linky to go on another week for those who are a bit late but still want to come to the party. :)

    No thanks for me though. All the glory goes to God. Through Him all things are possible. :)

    But I must say thank you as you are such a good friend to me and I treasure you. (Eyes welling up...)

  26. Girl now this is a GROOVY lookin pad now ha ha!! do you remember when we use to call our rooms pads..Oh maybe not I'm way older than you girl..Now is this going to be a dance room for you and Mister to get it on ha ha!! Love ya my Dear friend..Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

  27. Shelia, what a great room - and what a transformation. Can't believe the hot tub had to have a hatchet job! You could have your own home office there now! Wonder whatcha 'goin to do? Linda

  28. Hi Sheila,

    Your blog is awesome! I added you to my blog list and your sweet list of other people's blogs on my website too. I think that we have some similar interests. I can't wait to explore the rest of your website.

    Thank you so much for coming to visit me through MM.

    Have a great week!


  29. I cannot imagine having a hot tub inside. Ours is outside and is still a lot of work. The nekkid porthole is dreamy dahling:-}

  30. A blank canvas, great! Now what will you do with it? I like the window bare, lets so much light in!
    Have fun with your new project, S!

  31. Wonderful! The huge porthole window is so stunning. It will be fun to see what you'll do with it. Blessings, Kim

  32. Wonderful Sheila. What a difference in everything. I love the open feel of the window.

  33. The room is very nice, Shelia and you are so generous to help out Valorie and Alberto. I won Bill's auction...Christine

  34. Oh my Goodness Shelia - this really IS a metamorphosis! What a wonderful room you've created. The floor, the walls, the brick - all of it looks beautiful! That window with the view of the tree is spectacular. I can't wait to see what you're going to do in here. (I'm thinking it's not going to be what the previous owners did in this room!!!) laurie

  35. that round window has captured my imagination! ooo yes it has!

    and goodness, your room has been visited by the fairy godmother of REDO...
    a phenomenal transformation....
    i am sure you are GIDDY !

  36. Shelia! This is fantastic!! You are so funny! Had me laughing all through this post!! I love the window...even in all of is nekkid-ness!! I cannot wait to see what you decide to create in there....but you have done an absolutely outstanding job!!

    Lou Cinda :)

  37. Shelia ~ These are the kinds of transformations that I love to create, too. Yours is awesome. Pat yourself on the back, my friend.

    Have a great eve ~
    TTFN ~ Hugs, Marydon

  38. Sheila--what a find--a new room in your own house!! You have done a wonderful job choosing the flooring and clean look of your new room . Can't wait to see what you do with it! You know, we have that intercom system in our house too, which was built in 1987, and when we moved in a few years ago I had the panels changed by the company that installed it originally! If you just change the panels and don't update the system(if you can with yours) it isn't too costly! Maybe Mr. Precious could be convinced....Linda

  39. Sheila, I love your newly redone room. Yes, that tub of the seventies had to go. That is funny that it had to be cut. I love that port hole window. I really like the exposed brick, too. Can't wait to see what you do with this room. It would be an extra closet for us. OUrs is too small. Thanks so much for joining my second party!

  40. Oh boy that was a fun project! Pretty window...will be fun to come up with something for this new lovely room. Hope all is well Miss Sheila!!~

  41. What an amazing transformation, Shelia! I love those floors! You have done a fabulous I can't wait to see what you do with it! Happy week!...hugs...Debbie

  42. Shelia, I'm back to say that you have got to tell us what you are going to do with the room. The suspense is terrible!!! Enquiring minds...

    Love you!


    Sheila :-)

  43. Wowsers!!!!! That is one neat room now. It was a bit groovy but I am so loving the new look. I feel like I'm back in the 60's...hehe.(((hugs))) Susie~

  44. Shelia, I'm still lovin that big oval window! ;-)
    ~ Sarah

  45. You have a port hole because you want to feel like your on a cruise ship, that it isn't it??? lol
    I LOVE it. LOVE the Groovy room now.
    You milk it girl for all it's worth, cuz your worth a million.

  46. What? You're not going to tell us what's up next with this room? Well, it looks great! I mean GREAT! And, I think the sky is the limit! Can't wait to see what you'll come up with!

  47. Hey there~ love your groovy hot tub room, man... it is Awesome!! :) Oh my, You had me laughing!! What a great post and a FANTASTIC before and after! Can't believe you had to break that humongo hot tub apart to get it out! You did an incredible job with the redo- you should be proud~ it is beautiful! :)

  48. Shelia, I would just be in heaven if someone put an empty room in front of me and told me I could do what I wanted with it. And it has a magical round window! I love that. Oh, I would be thinking a little library room or craft space or sewing. Oh, the possibilities are just endless! Love the floor. We're looking for something for a master bedroom closet, and as you know, we're quite humid here.

  49. Hi Shelia,

    Well this is truly a dramatic transformation! You were so brave to reveal the "before!" Your "secret room" could surely have qualified as one of those "if walls could talk" spaces!!!

    I do love the "afters!" The bamboo floor is just beautiful, and I love the wall color and the unadorned round window. I wonder if there might be a way you could install a painting on canvas (gallery wrapped or with a simple strip frame, with a space behind the canvas) to hide the intercom controls? If it's used often, and it's too much trouble to take down and put back up, perhaps it could be hinged ... like the paintings that covered wall safes in old movies! Just a thought ....

    Warmest regards,

  50. Wow! Sheila, your before pics were "something" else.. lol I'm loving the after pics, Looking forward to seeing what your going to make this special room into. Girl you haven't said one thing to offend me, not at all. I've been "super" busy trying to get the shop ready for it's open house and dealing with a few other details... I think of you often and that new grandbaby that has to be growing leaps and bounds... many hugs to you and yours and of course a pat on the head to our favorite 4 legged animal in your home.... hugs ~lynne~

  51. Hi Sheila
    I always enjoy the glimpses of your lovely home that your share on your blog. Maybe it's because I am a child of the 70's but it always feels like somewhere I would like to live. I loved seeing your party central room being transformed. The wallpaper was amazing! I especially love the port hole window and the new bamboo flooring. Can't wait to find of what your new room is going to be used for.

  52. WOW, WOW, WOW!!! What a wonderful space "AFTER' I am trying to imagine what you will do in that awesome space. My sister had bamboo floors installed in her home and she LOVES them. So do I! Give us a clue PLEASE, BIG smile.

    I'm so glad the auction is a success. What is better than helping someone in need.I love this post Shelia.
    Love you too, Jeanne

  53. What an amazing transformation. Love the end result, just a beautiful job!!

  54. What a difference! 70's decor cracks me up. My parents still have 70's wallpaper in there house. How funny that your husband wanted the wall radio.

    Thanks for checking out my bedroom.


  55. Hi Shelia,
    That is a great transformation- look forward to the rest of the story!


  56. What a stunning transformation, Shelia!

    And wow....groovy decor y'all used to have! ;-)


  57. I love your new room! Thanks for the sweet comment on my new window treatments. I'm a new follower!

  58. Hi Shelia, I just came by to see if you have a new post. Nope, but I was hoping you might reveal some plans for your new room. Smile.

    I was looking at your followers and I couldn't remember if I ever did that. Surprise I didn't. I can't believe it! I am now dear friend.
    Love Ya, Jeanne

  59. What a great transformation! Love the bamboo floors, everything came out wonderful :)

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