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Friday, December 7, 2012

Upstairs Bedroom!

Hello! How are You? Are you ready for Christmas? It sure is getting here fast.
As promised I am sharing with you my upstairs bedroom that is finally coming together.

Months ago I showed you how I papered the ceiling by buying just a big roll of rose colored paper from Home Depot and tearing the paper into whatever size I wanted to use and then smother it with wallpaper paste before placing it on the ceiling. This paper comes either in brown or rose. Since it was for the ceiling I chose the rose color.
My sister-in-law Linda did a bedroom in her home in the brown. I was amazed at how beautiful her room turned out so of course I had to try it. The reason I used it on this ceiling is because there was paper up already but it had been torn in a lot of different places and I had too much trouble trying to remove this old paper so I could not figure out what to do. Hiding it with this paper seemed the easiest and cheapest way to go.

It's not hard to do but time consuming if your doing it yourself. Especially in a room like this that is all ceilings.


My bed belonged to my Mama who I adored! Last year when Christi was living with me I painted it and the dresser to match black. We also did an antique bed of Christi's too. Her's turned out really pretty.

Not sure if I will keep mine black.




As you can see by this picture I am not near finished with decorating the room.
All my wicker up here is different colors. So my hold up now in painting the wicker is trying to decide what color I want to paint it. Of course you know I want your ideas.

I spent hours today trying out different materials for the wicker couch and chase but not sure what I will end up using to cover their cushions. Maybe I should wait til I pick the color of the wicker first.

I do love my new comforter. It is from Target and since it was pink and green it goes prefect with this room.


See how the ceiling comes down almost to the floor on this side of the wall. If I had a nickel for every time I have bumped my head I could buy some more wicker. lol
Excuse the big ladder. It is not part of my decor. Too heavy for me to move downstairs so when my son's come for the Holidays I will have them take it to the barn.
Here is an old pink chase that needs some tender loving care. Before the new roof I had problems with leaks and this poor piece was dripped on one night. So I am trying to figure out what to use on it to remove the stains.

I brought this bookcase upstairs from my closet. It has to be painted also. Again not sure what color.

The dresser fits between the two little windows and beside it I have a mini microwave for my hot chocolate and a small refrig for my drinks.
Behind the screen is Tinkerbell's litter box and my porta potty. Yep I share to much with you.
My granddaughter had a fit when she saw the porta potty. She told me Grandma Yellow Hair don't you dare use that thing. You go down those stairs take a left and walk down the hall and take a right. There you will find your bathroom.
I told her when she gets 64 years old and needs to potty during the night and has to stumble down a flight of stairs walk through two rooms and a hall then let me know if she makes it on time. lol
She told her Dad that I could not do this because there was no sink to wash my hands. I told her I will put a bottle of hand sanitizer up here by the potty.
She then remarked well then I know what I am getting you for Christmas A Years supply of hand sanitizer. lol  Love that girl!

When you walk into the room this corner is to the left. It is the only space in the room with a full wall. Sorry not sure how to explain it. I bought this closet from Wal Mart to use as a closet...lol....but it is too big. Clint put it together for me when they came after Thanksgiving. It's a great piece for a room without a closet but I am not sure if I will keep it. Since it is so tall this is the only place it fits.

Everything seems to be pushed to one end of the room so that is one reason I might take this closet down and use this corner for a sitting area where I could read or write.

On the right side of the pink chair is where the bed is located.

This room is still a challenge to me but it is slowly falling in place. I chose to stick with the same colors through out the house my pinks and green. Yep I know too much pink.

Hopefully soon I can finish it and boy will that be a good feeling.

My Candy giveaway ends tomorrow at midnight. If you have not put your name in the hat be sure and scroll down to the post before this and leave a comment so you can be entered for your choice of Fudge or White or Milk Chocolate Peanut Clusters. Good luck to everyone.

I am leaving in the morning for my neice's wedding near San Antonio so I might be late announcing the winner but I am hoping my Sunday night.

Sorry these pictures are not that great. I hope by clicking them on you might can see the room better.
I hated showing it to you before the final touches but I wanted to show you what I have been doing in my spare time.

Enjoy your weekend! Don't over do it with shopping and getting things done for Christmas. As always I appreciate you visiting me and letting me know how you are doing. Cause you mean a lot to this old Grandma Yellow Hair.

Sweet Dreams
Maggie







25 comments:

Kim said...

Maggie, I love your big bedroom. And that chaise looks so comfy. That would be my reading spot. Maybe you could get a slip cover to hide the water stains.
The porta-potty story cracks me up! Lol

GerryART said...

Well, gal, you've done it again.
What a great room! Every thing a gal could ask for. Wonderful hideaway/getaway.

When I saw your wicker,
I thought, "Why isn't every piece pink?"
Hmmmmm

Love you wallpaper idea.
Hubby and I DO NOT LIKE WALLPAPER
we had had to remove so many rooms of wallpaper
In houses we've had. It's near impossible to accomplish the task w/o tears and curses
Your solution solves that problem and it's super creative to boot.

Love your posts

Hugs

Julia said...

Maggie, your bedroom looks very feminine and you did a fantastic job. You have done a lot of work and have made a very cosy place for yourself. It's beautiful. Thanks for sharing your space with us.

Have you tried an upholstery cleaning solution on that stain or an upholstery cleaning machine to get the stain out? You may be able to rent one but I'm not sure if the stain will be lifted.

I had my whole house except my bedroom wallpapered but I've removed most of it. I still have the downstair bathroom and some small sections in the kitchen. that has wallpaper. Never again...

I'm a do it yourselfer like you.

Have a fun time at the wedding, you deserve a bit of time away.
Hugs,
JB

yaya said...

Love that room! I have slanted ceilings in my bedroom also but my bedroom isn't as big as yours! (I do, however, have a bathroom!) I couldn't hit the stairs and all those turns in the middle of the night either! Thanks for sharing your home and have fun at the wedding!

Susan said...

Like that room! I'll bet you enjoy it a whole lot more, now.
I just redid my bedroom and I actually enjoy being in there now, to read or listen to music.
That ceiling looks great! That job must have been hard on your arms!
Hugs

Shirley said...

Maggie, I love your room and what you have done so far. We lived in a house with a room like that. Us girls got it for our bedroom because we were shorted then the boys. Your porta potty gave me a chuckle and how you answered your granddaughter. Have fun at your wedding. Are you taking a camera so you can have at least one picture of the bride and groom. Take care. Hugs and Prayers from Your Missouri Friend.

JaneT said...

Love that upstairs room. What is that space in the corner with the Walmart closet? I wanted it to be something with a door,but since I did't see a door, I can't figure it out. Love that chaise!!!

Grandma Yellow Hair said...

Jane
The space is just indented because of the way the stairs are

I will have to take a pic without the closet
and from the other end of the room to show u where u walk into the room.
Sorry these pics are confusing.
Maggie

Grandma Yellow Hair said...

Yes I am hoping to remember my camera. The wedding is at a wild life resort. Should be interesting
Maggie

acorn hollow said...

the room looks good to me I would keep the wicker white since the room is a bit dark.
I put in for your giveaway I still have my fingers crossed.
Cathy

Paula said...

You do the work of a woman half your age and everything looks so pretty and femnine.

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

It seems like you've got a nice size space here, Maggie! It always takes awhile to get things the way we like them and now you've got some extra pieces to work in. Have you tried the bed over by the windows? It might open up the room more and keep you from bumping your head. : ) I realize you need the height for the mirror on the dresser but if you take down that portable closet, maybe it could move to that wall.

HOOTIN ANNI said...

Oh boy....this looks absolutely FABulous Maggie!!! Seems you've been carzy-busy in the recent weeks. Lots o' work involved.

Sweet thing...enjoy your weekend in the Hill Country. It's one of the best parts of Texas in my opinion. :o)

Marla and Steve said...

I love what you've done to that room and I couldn't believe what I saw when I opened this post. You and I have a very similar room, ours over the garage.

We obviously are both wicker lovers. I wish I had more. It's very expensive now to buy real wicker so you are blessed to have such a great collection.

Jacqueline said...

Love your room.. seems like you have thought of everything you could need to have in one room.

I would keep all the wicker white..

thanks for sharing

Olga said...

You have quite the project going there, lady. You have a good eye so I am sure the finished room will be gorgeous. My dream is to have just one room that is that full on girly.

PEA said...

OMG, Maggie....you know the comforter you bought at Target? Well...we crossed the border into Niagara Falls, NY last weekend and we went to the Target there...and I bought the same comforter!!! lol We sure do have good taste, don't we? hehe

I'm loving how your ceiling turned out, such a fantastic idea to do it that way. A lot of work, I know, but so worth it. Your whole bedroom is looking fabulous!! If it was me, I would paint all my wicker white...it would compliment the pink so much, kind of Shabby Chic:-)

I giggled when I read about your granddaughter being horrified that you used a potty...just tell her that's what everyone used before toilets were invented! lol

Love you to pieces!! xoxo

alicia kassis said...

wicker white to accent your potty chair!

Whimsey Creations said...

I think you're doing a wonderful job with that room and it looks lovely. I'd probably stick with a white or cream color for everything (furniture and wicker) so it will give as much light as possible up there. So pretty. Be sure to let us see it when you're all finished. And I don't blame you about the porta-potty! LOL

Firecracker Kid said...

Hi Maggie :) Long time no comment. I have been following you though and you have been a busy gal with all your comings and goings :)
Wow, your bedroom is a wonderland in itself. I'd love to have one like it. You can get your chaise fixed right up with a stain remover or if not that, a pretty cover.
Wishing you a wonderful Christmas holiday!

Hugs~Carol

Cro Magnon said...

That's a beautiful room; very relaxing. And I love your bed!

My name WAS Female, I shit you not! said...

Whats not to love!
It's your Happy Place. :0)
(((hugs)))Pat

A Tale of Two Cities said...

Love what you've done so far--can't wait to see your final touches!

Sue said...

What a great room!

And I'm still chuckling about the porta potty! Gotta love it.

=D

Jennifer Richardson said...

every year i tell myself i will not wait until the very, very last and every year i collect treasures
and then give them
before december!
i don't know how to help myself
....there must be some kind of
support group for people like me:)
i am choosing to be peaceful about it even tho i'm a busy elf these last days!
those last lines you wrote were
such an elixer to this eager soul...thank you:)
beautiful creativity in that bedroom, by the way.
-Jennifer