Thursday, April 14, 2011


I needed a little change in our bedroom. My comfy chair is in here, so I spend a lot of time here reading and watching TV. Since I also see our bed, I get bored with it fast. This is what it has looked like for the last year with the headboard covered in a multi-colored toile and a matching dust ruffle.

Time for a change of scenery. I recovered the headboard with osnaberg cloth and made a new dust ruffle.

I changed out the pillows and throw to plaid, the spread to beige matelasse, and hung a quilt behind the headboard.

The quilt is one of my all-time favorites that I made in the early 1990s called Park Lane Vista. It was a prize-winner at several exhibitions and was published in a magazine.

I'll be joining the following parties:

The Shabby Chic Cottage for Transformation Thursday

No Minimalist Here for Thursday's Open House Party


Marilyn said...

I'm waiting for a make-over when Sarah's house is finished so she can take some of my furniture to Denver and switch some around here at home. Right now everything seems to look like a storage unit! Your bedroom looks so calm and perfect for reading. ♥♫

bj said...

O, I love your makeover here, Sally girl. That quilt is beautiful. Bet it took a long time to finish that one. :)

Susie Q said...

This is SO pretty Sally! I love the colors and the fabrics. That quilt is such a WOW! You did good sweet lady! You did GREAT!

Anonymous said...

Sally golly gee am I behind in reading your posts! I can't get caught up on them all since our trip to Oregon and Washington. We had such a great time even if it did rain the whole time!

I love your spring look in your bedroom! That quilt is just gorgeous and I can see why it won awards and has been published! You are so talented with your sewing and quilting abilities Sally!

Oh Sally that chair is absolutely beautiful!! I am so glad your rescued it from the trash! Bob was just the person it needed to find it's broken self in the hands of! You 2 make quite the team in bringing this back to beauty!!

You know that cabinet of yours is one of my favorite pieces too! And your bowl collection- you have such great collections of things!!

I do so want to get together- we are in the middle of getting that front bedroom ready for the retreat next month. Started texturing it tonight and it is quite the job as it had little sand texture and I had the great idea of just doing something fast like using the hopper and spraying texture on. Well all I can say is it's just a room and it will at least be textured!

bee blessed

Ann-Marie ~ Brambly said...

I love your headboard. You did a terrific job both times. I love the combination of fabrics that you chose.


Shelia said...

Hi Sally! I love your changes to your bedroom. I see my fabric on your stool at the foot of the bed! :)
Love that beautiful quilt! You are so talented! I love the spread too and have a similar one that I love to use. Your headboard is to pretty! You've been a busy gal! :)
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Anonymous said...

It's beautiful Sally!

I thought of you when I took the photo of the brown transferware. I thought to myself...Sally will love this!

Erin said...

Your bedroom redo is fantastic! It's much less busy now. The quilt is gorgeous! You are very talented. :)

Tammy@Beatrice Banks said...

So pretty! I love your redo!

lvroftiques said...

Oh Sally I'm gonna cry!! It looks beautiful now for sure but I'm in LOVE with that toile! *sniffle sniffle* Your quilt is super fab!...I'll try to concentrate on that.... Vanna

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Hi Sally, The transformation is wonderful and your quilt is fabulous. Thanks for sharing your pretty bedroom at my party.

Janna Renee said...

It looks much better! great job!

Anonymous said...

i just found you and have been reading past posts,, I will have to be a follower so I can come back,,beautiful,, just lovely,,