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Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Country/Prim House Tour ~ Part Two

Well, I'm finally back to show you part two of my step~daughter's house. If you need to jog your memory, just click on the previous post. Amy recently re-did their b'room in a totally black/white color scheme. She bought new bedding, but then cleverly used contact paper on the wall instead of wallpaper to save on cost and added some sweet word phrases sprinkled around the room.
The quilt draped on the end of the bed was a recent b'day gift given to her from her paternal grandmother(my MIL). It does have just a bit of red in the border, but Amy loved it.
(Again, I will apologise in advance for some pics that are a bit blurry).
Close-up of the quilt design........
This is what the back looks like.........
I like the way she used painted wood letters to make the word stand out......
My hubby bought this fireplace mantel for her last yr. for a good price at her favorite junk shop. It's extremely heavy and we snuck into town and got it, brought it home w/us, and totally surprised her w/it when they came to celebrate Christmas w/us. She painted/distressed it a bit and anchored it to the wall.

She loves her sleigh bed...........
She also painted the 'his/hers' closet doors and trim.


This is on the wall opposite her bed. She uses cute '31' totes to keep all her essentials in. She also likes to switch this room around as well. ( I need to go back and take some more pics of a few other rooms in her house before they move), but I hope you enjoyed the little tour for now.

On another note, last wk. we got to celebrate my b'day in a very nice campground.........here's me w/my two sons. Oldest one on the left and youngest on the right.
This one is a bit foggy, sorry! As soon as we'd step out of the air-conditioned camper and into the humidity, my camera would fog up instantly!!
It's been crazy since we've been home....we don't just move furniture around in a room, we move ENTIRE rooms around!!! Our youngest son has a very good friend who'd been in foster care for several yrs. and needed a place to stay(he literally had no where else to go), so we moved him in w/us. Our son's room was way too small, so we moved him out to the downstairs part of the 'barn' and moved all my hubby's train stuff into his bedroom. What a mess for a few days, but it will give our son and his friend much more room and almost like an apt. (minus a kitchen and bathroom~LOL), but otherwise I think they love it out there for now. They both really wanted to rent an apt. together, but soon realised how expensive that would be, so I think they'll stay put for awhile, hopefully.
So instead of becoming empty~nesters, we are full~nesters again, but at least they have their own space out of the house, ha.

Anyway, I've been cross stitching once again, but nothing actually finished to show you this time around. I hope everyone is enjoying what's left of summer!

7 comments:

Christine said...

I love the quilt - in fact the entire room! Your DIL has a knack for decorating!
Oh and i love the mantel you gave her as a gift!
Happy stitching and belated b'day wishes!
Christine

cucki said...

Aww thank you so much for such a lovely tour..everything is so lovely.
Big hugs xxx

Parsley said...

I'm really loving this black and white theme!

Hillcresthome Prims said...

The bedroom is beautiful.....I LOVE everything in there.
I also LOVED seeing you with your big tall sons and you look so small, just like me when my sons and I get pic done by my husband.
My husband will say Mom looks so small, the pickle in the middle.
I loved your post.
Big Hugs and Kisses,
Tricia

Peggy Lee said...

Beautiful quilt!
We are adding a bathroom on to the house and plan on doing it all in black and white with a toile shower curtain and window curtains.

Well happy belated birthday! Isn't August 7th a great day to be born?

:o)

Patti said...

What a lovely room! Sounds like a nice campground, too. No camping for us this summer and I miss it.

So nice to put the etsy shop and the blog together :)
Happy Belated Birthday!
Blessings, Patti

Danice said...

Gorgeous quilt. What a great use of black & white with a bit of red.