Thursday, April 14, 2011

Bedroom Bliss

Hello, Dear Ones! This is a post I had ready earlier and my snaps weren't taken with Reba, just so you'll know.

Now did I get you with my post title? :) If you know me, I'm just a silly! About a year ago, Mr. Precious and I decided to paint! We painted his office and it's closet, we painted the hall, we painted our bedroom and it's closets! We even painted all the ceilings! Man, we're good! Now we have those nasty popcorn ceilings and I found a wonderful roller at Lowes just for this type of ceiling finish and it made painting all those little ceiling balls so easy. Whew!

I've been very slow in trying to get our Master bedroom together. So I thought I would show it to you today.

The walls are a creamy heritage color from Valspar and of course I've lost the name of it. It has more color than it shows in my snaps.

I didn't get new bedding just used this olden spread, which I love. I did buy and make some new pillows. That's Mr. Precious' side on the right. We love that olden looking phone we got a zillion years ago at Pottery Barn.

This is my side of the bed. I'm very short and our bed is rather high ~ so I have my own little individual step stool! I've slid off of it a few times when I would get up during the night! I seem to forget that little socks and that little stool do not mix! :) Reminds me of a song - Slip Slidin' Away! :)

Love my doggies! They seem to roam all over my house! The snap looks rather orangey under the lamp. Speaking of lamps ~ I love these, they're olden, and I need to recover the shades. That's a little project for another day.

I've shown you my bed pillows before. I've taken out that long skinny blue one and added another little rusty colored one with beaded trim.

This is my side of the bed looking toward the bathroom. As you can see, two louvered door closets and the little louvered doors going into the bathroom doesn't leave me much space for poking anything on the wall.

Our bedroom furniture is around thirty years old. I just love all the pretty detail in the headboard...

and the details on the footboard. But dusting it ~ I hate it!! If I let my dusting go too long, I will actually have to use a Q tip in all the little spots. Just sayin'...keeping it real. :)

This is the little art work on my side of the bed. She's so sweet with her little boy.

And here is the artwork on Mr. Precious' side. A manly man with his shotgun ready to defend his family! Or maybe he's going hunting! :) He's not sayin'!

This is a lovely piece by the Victorian artist, Harrison Fisher. He painted many beautiful ladies of that era. It belonged to my grandmother, she gave it to my mother and my mother gave it to me. Mother had the blue mat put around it (during my blue stage) because it had a little bit of damage on the bottom. I've always meant to take it off, but I'm SKEERT! You know me ~ Texan for scared. This is the original frame and it's over 100 years old! Under Mr. Fisher's signature is the date - 1910. Don't breathe too hard...let's ooze back a bit. :)

Here's the wall that looks down into the front yard (our bedroom is upstairs). I found the unlined drapes last year at JC Penny and just loved them. I even bought an extra pair so I could make some pillows. I only made two. But I love how the sunlight pours through the drapes. I used to think all drapes should be lined but in my olden days ~ I'm so easy and breezy. Hey ~ easy breezy cover girl! ;) Lord, have mercy! I didn't even vacuum!

I have two of these winged back chairs. I love them! Can you love your olden winged back chairs? Why you bet your tufted buttons you can! :) These have been recovered a couple of times and used to live in the living room. When they no longer matched anything ~ they tiptoed ever so gently up the stairs. I love them in here. They are olden too ~ Mr. Precious got these for me in the 1970s! More olden than most of you! :)

Here you can see the windows again with the armoire with mirrored doors in between the windows.

Here's the other chair and I have a little story to tell you about this one. You know how I love to tell you little stories! :) For a while I had these chairs in the dining room that has a wall with two windows just like this. So, one chair in each corner at each window, just like this. Chloe Dawn, my little mini Schnauzer, took up residence in this chair. She napped in it and guarded the house in it. She is always looking outside and protecting her family! When we brought these chairs up here, she would go missing. I would call and call her and she wouldn't come. Then I saw her little black head peep through the stair rails upstairs. So yesterday when I popped into the bedroom for something, there she was just a sleepin' up a storm in this chair. It just dawned on me, she was coming up here and taking her little tiny doggy naps in 'her chair'! Little stinker. :)

Here's the dresser that's located on the wall across from the foot of the bed.

Oh, my goodness! Look at that carpet again! I'm so ashamed. No vacuuming! No no Nannette, I did not! Well, to tell you the truth I never ever vacuum ~ Mr. Precious does! Oh, my tiny aching back! ;) Just keepin' it real!

More realness. I didn't tuck the bed pillows back very well under the shams. So now you know what color my sheets are! :) I'm still working on this room, I think. It still seems a bit nekked to me. Thanks for popping in to see me today.

Be a bunch of sweeties,
Shelia ;)

I'll leave you with a little Note Song~speaking of bedrooms, we must have a little Barry White ;)

You're My First, The Last, My Everything

The first, the last, my everything
And the answer to all my dreams
You're my sun, my moon, my guiding star
My kind of wonderful, that's what you are
I know there's only, only one like you
There's no way they could have made two
You're all I'm living for
Your love I'll keep for evermore
You're the first, your the last, my everything

And with you I've found so many things
A love so new only you could bring
Can't you see it's you
You make me feel this way
You're like a fresh morning dew on a brand new day
~ sung by Barry White


  1. Shelia, you could write a book! Your bedroom is beautiful. I always was a fan of Harrison Fisher - I had original postcards that I bought a long time ago in an antique store but when I moved they were 'lost'. Oh well....the ceramic doggie is quite cute. Thanks for your visit earlier today. xo,

  2. Thanks for sharing your pretty that 1910 picture! Love the bed too, is it new? Now don't be Slip Slidin Away tonight! Love it all :D

  3. Hi Sheila,
    Your master bedroom is lovely! Especially the gorgeous pillows on your bed, great colors! I also love your wall art and that precious little dog on your nightstand! Susie

  4. Shelia, your bedroom looks so pretty! I love all of your pillows! :)

  5. Lovely room, Shelia. Very pretty and comfortable and that's what a bedroom otta be!

    God bless,

  6. Hi Shelia,I love to visit Notesongs :) Your master bedroom looks so relaxing. I happen to work for JCP part time in both the home dept. and at times draperies.I love your idea for the pillows. For my full time job I work at Lowe's doing window treatments. I guess you could say I'm a lucky gal!

  7. It looks beautiful...Makes me want to paint. Love the colors in your bedroom...

  8. What a pretty bedroom....I very much like your curtains and your olden picture with the blue mat that mother fixed for you. I would be scared to remove it does goes so well with your curtains and other pictures. Trish

  9. HI!!!
    Great pics!!I love your bedroom and you did a great job on all those pillows. I wish I could sew!!I would be changing things all the time!!
    I love your little details you pointed out, makes it so interesting!!!
    So do you have a little doggie or are they all art???
    hugs 2 u,

  10. Your room is so pretty. It looks so calm and soothing in there. That big bed looks so comfy, just makes ya want to crawl up in it and go to sleep.

  11. Oh Miss Shelia, your master bedroom is gorgeous! I'm a fan of pillows on a bed so of course I was drawn to them! They look beautiful.

    Have a wonderful day,

  12. Very nice, Shelia. That bed is awesome. I love how you have tied the carpet, pillow and drapes together!

  13. Gorgeous! Love the color combo. So elegant and pretty. I'm not vaccuuming today either.

  14. Hi Kathleen! Thank you so much for popping in to see me. I was going to say it would be wonderful if you started a blog, but looks like you're the busiest one. But how much fun to work in the window treatments department! I'm afraid I'd get into trouble.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  15. What a pretty bedroom! I love that you have room to have those wonderful wing chairs in there too....

  16. Hi Shelia, Your bedroom is wonderful and that bed is absolutely gorgeous! I do like winged back chairs too. They are perfect for curling up in with a good book and a cup of tea. Chloe Dawn has the right idea. I'm laughing about the q-tip dusting. My Mom has all mid century danish modern in her house--she was a bride in 1956--and she used to say she like it because it was so much easier to dust than the heavy victorian furniture her mother had! Linda

  17. What a lovely and peaceful Bedroom, Shelia. I love, love, love the furniture and all of the detail. I can just picture Chloe Dawn sleeping in "her" chair up there in the bedroom...I'm sure she's tickled pink to have found "her" chair since it moved! LOL!! Those pictures on the wall...I recognized them even BEFORE you snapped larger pix of them. Love the center, Victorian lady picture!!

    I'm give the pups their baths!


  18. I just wrote a very long comment and blogger signed me out! I love all of it. The large bed and the antique picture over it. I think wing back chairs are so comfy. It is very blissful. hugs♥O

  19. Every little piece of your room is wonderful! I loved seeing it all. You've done a great job putting it together, my friend.

  20. Your bedroom is gorgeous Sheila. LOVE LOVE LOVE that furniture, WOW,is that pretty. Cute pillow too the blue one with the little flowers, really a nice added touch. Pretty victorian lamp too. Thanks for sharing, I do not recall ever seeing your bedroom!

  21. Hi Shelia,

    I l❤ve your bedroom, especially the touches of soft blue and blue/gray. That's just enough.

    I'm loving my Spring time/almost Summer time in Tampa, but I do miss my tropical South Florida breezes.

  22. I don't think your room looks nekked at all! And some of us, I ain't saying who...has her own "stuff" from the 70's. Just saying. Have you thought about putting a printed comforter on the end of the bed? Since your gorgeous bedspread is light, maybe that would make you feel less "nekked"!

  23. Loved the tour of your beautiful, restful bedroom. It looks finished to me. Enjoy the rest of the week. Sally

  24. What a lovely room Shelia! It is calm and soothing and everything a master bedroom should be! :-)

  25. A very classic, beautiful bedroom!
    I like you Sheila, you are a trip!
    By the way, yeah, Hush, Hush Sweet Charlotte, and Whatever Happened to Baby Jane - GREAT movies, absolute classics, just everything about them... it's true, they just don't make them like that any more.
    Sending hugs!

  26. Hello Shelia

    Oh what a wonderful bedroom... neat, clean tidy and so menaged ... I really like the clean lines of your room... everything is so perfect and sync with each other ... that I cant see anything that can be discussed for if and but... perfect... in taste and in arranging the things...

  27. You have a very beautiful bedroom. I love your gorgeous bed frame - very old fashioned looking. The antique print over the bed is sweet. You are blessed that Mr. Precious vacuums for you ;-) And sweet Cloe Dawn still has her favorite resting spot. She's a sweetie just like you! Have a great day. Pamela

  28. A beautiful room Shelia...Love the Chloe Dawn story!!!

  29. Your bedroom is lovely, Shelia! I've used many a Q-tips in tight places before. lol
    Love the two chairs and your furniture is very pretty!
    I love the way you made the little pillow!!

  30. See we have more things in common... I don't vac either, lol. What will I do when Colt leaves home : (
    Again, blown away Miss Shelia. BEAUTIFUL.

  31. Shelia, I love your room! Love it! You have done a great job making an oasis for you and Mr. Precious. And your pillows... girl, you are GOOD! That ruffly one makes my heart go pitter patter!

    I've got a video I want you to be sure and see. I want your reaction. LOL! Not saying another word, but I'm waiting. ;-)

    I don't think your room looks nekkid. I think it's perfect, and I love the fact that Chloe Dawn runs up the stairs to her chair to nap. At least she's in the right room! ;-)

    Love you...


    Sheila :-)

  32. Hi Shelia,
    Your bedroom looks lovely. I think "olden" is a good thing, especially now that everything is my home has become "olden."
    I love the colors in your bedroom and the design of the bed. Very pretty.


  33. Hi Shelia, nice job on the bedroom. I'm working on mine, too! Love the pillows you made, and I have a little step stool, too. I'd probably kill myself if I wore socks at night! Linda

  34. Sheila, your bedroom is really lovely! The paint color is perfect to show off your beautiful furniture and accessories! Love the Barry White song, too!

  35. Hi Sheila, What a pretty bedroom! I love the four poster bed and your art work is wonderful. Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful room at my party. Take care with those bed steps!

  36. Dear Shelia, I think your bedroom is beautiful. I love the Fisher print. I am very familiar with those vintage treasures. Your pillows on the bed look beautiful. I too, have a stool to get in my high bed. And I too have slipped a couple of times. Scary huh? I am very traditional when decorating and your bedroom is totally my taste, including the wing back chairs. I love your nice long windows with the pretty curtains. It looks very 'done' to me. smile.

    I sent you an email back. No worries my dear blogging friend.
    Love you,

  37. Hi! Your bedroom looks beautiful. I love your room. Great pictures.I like design of your bedroom.
    -Bedroom Furniture

  38. Love the living room with the hydrangeas and the brick wall outdoor(?) room. Don't get me wrong, they're all beautiful and I could live in any of those rooms but those two just took my breath away. Thanks for sharing!


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