Making Beauty Anywhere

Making Beauty Anywhere
Live with what makes you smile

Sunday, July 10, 2011


I moved into a new room for my bedroom about 2 months ago and I finally finished it today.

Sometimes a large space is harder to decorate and this is large and awkward in places.

There is an area in the room which I treated as an office area.

This was my first ever foray into garage sales.  I traded an ugly pair of curtains for this, it's a fish tank holder.  I painted it, added a mirror to the top and glass to the bottom.  I have had it for about 15 years and it always works itself into a room (and looks good despite it's pedigree!).

My favourite Sid Dickens tiles, on top of a shelf that looks better on a table than on a wall.

I wasn't sure what to put above my bed, but the yard long Paul deLongpre won out.

I needed some Anthro pizazz to shake the room up a bit.  I found an amazing lampshade at winners that looked like Anthro without the high cost.

It's not crewel work, just the pattern so it wasn't so expensive.

I added a shelf with some treasures.

I added a few blue crystals to the chandelier which was in the room before me.

It's large which stumped me, but it's finally coming together. I know
 curtains would soften the space, I'm planning a trip to the states this summer and I think the Simply Shabby Chic drapes at Target will work. This room is soft, light and not cluttered which is what I always need in my bedroom.

I will keep working on it, but at least now it makes me smile.

Until next time,

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  1. It looks so pretty! I love that great is that!

  2. Hi Patricia,
    I like how you re-purposed your fish tank holder. Thank is really creative.

  3. I've been shopping around your blog... beautiful!!

  4. Your room makeover is awesome! I love that little wall where you have the shelf. Cute! It looks so calm and peaceful...very dreamy! Happy White Wednesday!

    Waving from Our Back Porch,

  5. Your bedroom looks lovely.

  6. You have the Sweetest room, I love all the Pretty touches~ hope you get to stop by my blog too....

  7. Love the room. I expect you will have sweet dreams there. Found you on White Wednesday.