Master Bedroom Makeover Madness

I have completed my master bedroom makeover - at least for now.  I only have two projects left on my plate - to build a new headboard (can't do it until I can work outside again) and to find a new bedspread, duvet cover and/or quilt.  I had hoped to find a new bedspread right away, but I haven't seen anything that I liked yet.

What to do with a Cloche

My friend Martina who blogs at Northern Nesting gave me this gorgeous cloche and ever since then, I've been trying to come up with an idea of what to display...

At Christmas, I bought a whole lot of vase fillers that were on sale at Superstore.  I jammed as many of the grapevine balls into this cloche as I could, but something was still lacking.

Then I came across teeny, tiny battery operated led light strings and I was in love.  I wound the light string around the balls and sat the cage on a square of burlap.  I tied a teensie black lace ribbon around the base of the little bird and VOILA!  I have a little night light that is perfectly lovely.


Latest Painting & an Uplifting Quote

Today I came across a quote being shared on Facebook that really lifted my spirits.  I hope it does the same for you:

"People are often unreasonable and self-centered. Forgive them anyway.  If you are kind, people may accuse you of ulterior motives.  Be kind anyway.  If you are honest, people may cheat you.  Be honest anyway.  If you find happiness, people may be jealous.  Be happy anyway.  The good you do today may be forgotten tomorrow.  Do good anyway.  Give the world the best you have and it may never be enough.  Give your best anyway.  For you see, in the end, it is between you and God.

It never was between you and them anyway."

-Mother Teresa

In addition to this, I finally finished a piece of art that I started working on before Christmas.  It was another "healing" piece for me.  I am very proud of it and when I read Mother Teresa's words today, this painting instantly came to mind.  I think they belong together.

I am so in love with earth tones right now!  Glorious greens, yellows, grays and browns.
"Wind & Light"
24x24 Acrylic on wrapped canvas
Have a wonderful day!

Fleur de Lis Strikes Again!

OK, so I lied.  This week's post was supposed to be my bedroom makeover room tour, but when I was taking photos, I decided one of my nightstands still needed a little work.  It was just too bland.  I found a picture of a fleur-de-lis design on someone's blog (sorry, can't remember where I saw it now!) and printed a copy of it so I could trace the design onto the nightstand top.  Then I painted it in.

A little bit of France

More master bedroom makeover madness...

Still working with my Ikea nesting tables, I moved from the writing desk makeover to the two smaller benches.  I was growing tired of painting everything white, so I took a different approach with the larger of the two benches.  I chose the French postcard graphic from the Graphics Fairy website and enlarged it to an 11x17 size.  Then I traced the image onto the bench top, separating the postmark from the address.  I just used a sharp pen to trace through the paper and then a black Sharpie to darken the images.

A Little Writing Desk

I bought three nesting tables from Ikea several years ago.  I love them, but I was a little tired of the wood stain. The largest of the tables is used as a writing desk in my bedroom and during my master bedroom makeover project, I had to do something to freshen it up.  I was so happy with my dresser makeover, I decided to use the same look on the table and chair.  I also cleaned the stained wood with Murphy's Oil Soap, oiled it with mineral oil and buffed it to get a really nice sheen.