Friday, October 24, 2014

Black and White Master Bedroom

I've been adding a little black to our almost all white and tan interiors.
I read somewhere that every room should have a little black. 

I added some black transferware in the kitchen. 

I brought some into the dining room and the living room as well.

I was obsessed with the Ebola news coverage last week. 
In between the latest developments, I pinned black and white interiors.
You can see my board here.
At some point, I'd had enough bad news so I went to Walmart just to see if they had some black that I could add to the master bedroom.

They had an adorable little comforter for $21.98.

It's a Full/Queen and will only sit at the end of the bed. 
We can pull it up on chilly nights but we really haven't had too many of those so far this fall.


They had a little black pillow and some black pillow cases to put over my existing white lace cases. The pillow cases were $5.98 and the pillow was $9.98. A new look for less than $40.00? I'll take it.

I was thrilled that even though I knew the dog slept on my bed this past weekend, there was no dog hair sticking to the pillow cases.
Remember this black comforter from last year?

Ridiculous amounts of dog hair stuck to that thing so I washed it and gave it away.

The bed was pretty well dressed except for an accent pillow.
Kohls and eBay had an adorable black and white pillow by 
Ralph Lauren but it was $55.00. 
Ummm, No.
Hobby Lobby would have fabric for much less than that.

So I stitched up some pillows.

 I think this grounds the room a little for the cooler months. 

I love it.

Monday, October 20, 2014

Diminutive Door

I told you about a trip that Bill and I took to Arkansas this past summer.

We went to Mena, Arkansas.
The architectural salvage store was a pleasant surprise. 

I promised to show you my finds but I'm not sure I did.
One of them was an old door. 

It must have been on a little pump house or shed because it is smaller than a regular door.
It was a little more than I wanted to pay and the glass was broken, so I almost didn't get it. 
Then I realized how silly that would be.
I would have kicked myself all the way back to Texas. 
It still has remnants of original paint and the size is perfect for wall decor. We had some plywood that worked for the opening. Two quick cuts and a coat of chalkboard paint and it was ready to hang. It's taken two months to figure out where to hang it. 
My three dollar shelf display had to go to make a wall for the door.

I've been trying to figure out a message for the chalkboard. 
I thought of the following:
"Door to nowhere."
"Welcome to Narnia"
"I don't know what to say on this chalkboard."
In the end I decided on a picture of a bird similar to one I saw on Pinterest.

One of the shelves fit on the door.
I filled it with some of my favorite items from the old shelves.

A milk glass plate, 

a bank I've had since I was a child

and a picture of me in a playpen at the beach.

We had the shelf display in three houses throughout most of our marriage. I'm not sure we can cope with this new look.

There's some other stuff to show you in this room. 
I'd needed a distraction from all the bad news last week.
Decorating is a great escape.

I'll show the rest of the room in another post.

Hurry to Walmart. The Full/Queen comforter at the end of the bed was only $21.00.
It's perfect for these transitional fall nights.
See you soon,


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