Saturday, July 18, 2009

I have been in the process - since Memorial Day! - of re-doing my guest room.
I got the curtain rod and curtains hung this week and I love them! I got rid of the levelors, finally - so, let the sun shine in!! The black drapes totally block out the light and the white curtains insulate to keep out the heat and cold, which is important since this window faces the west, they work great by the way! I still want to get some trim to put around the lamp shade. To the left in this picture you can see a hint of red...just wait until you see how this vignette turned out!!
A close up of the chest -
And here is my vignette...
I absolutely love how this turned out!! I actually have a collection of white plates and platters that I had intended to go here. After I got the walls painted the white just didn't pop! But boy,
do I love the red and black against this wall color! And, I love the different mediums - it's just not plates.
It is so funny how some things just come together! You have a little space.... and you find a little picture and there you have it!
Made these myself. Just printed these inspiring sayings on my computer and put them in a $3.99 Hobby Lobby Frame!
It never hurts to start the day out by being inspired!
Sometimes I really struggle and have to ponder awhile before I come up with a design layout. That is what I love about the blog world. I get so inspired when I visit other peoples blogs!
THANK YOU for inspiring me!


  1. And now you are inspiring others. How cool is that!
    How do you hang the plates on the wall?
    BTW I have a book called Small Batch Preserves where you don't have to turn it into a marathon of work. It has recipes that you can do in a short time with a small amount of fruit or vegies all year long.

  2. Awesome! I love the curtains with the scrolly thing on the wall above. Also, that plate vignette turned out just perfect! I was wondering where you found the sayings...aren't you smart!

  3. This room looks so fabulous! Love the plates on the wall, and the bedding is so pretty. Great inspiration. laurie

  4. Cindy, I just checked to see if you had a new post up and was looking at your comments. I could Have Sworn I left a comment on this post!!! I must have read it, got distracted and thought I'd leave one later (sometimes I do that). Anyway, I love your decorating, the touches of red and the inspirational quotes. It's a great guest room, maybe I'll have to 'virtually' walk to your house too! Twyla

  5. Hi Cindy,
    Your room is beautiful. How are you? How is Kale? I hope you are all doing well.

  6. Hi Cindy, I just wanted to let you know I was thinking of you and wishing you a happy weekend! Twyla