Thursday, August 18, 2011

A Work in Progress

For those of you who remember I painted my bedroom walls sometime last year. Well, at the tail end of my vacation I was cleaning my basement again and found my yard sale goods. I then decided it was time to put stuff on the walls in my bedroom. For me, the bedroom is the most difficult to decorate. I can never decide what I want. I just don't get the "vision" like I do in many of my other rooms. I asked Steve to hang a little shelf on the wall and it all unraveled from there. Steve was pulling things out of the basement and hanging them for me because I couldn't decide. I then knew I better get my behind in gear and start decorating. So, this is as far as I've gotten on my bedroom.

The curtains on the corner were Goodwill finds. They are actually tab tops, but for now they tabs are just tucked in.

The curtains on the window were Goodwill finds too. They had the pom pom fringe on them. I also ended up not dying my curtains at all. I had thought I either wanted to coffee stain or RIT dye them. But I think it lightens it up in my room since that is my only window.

I'm thinking of hanging the wood box on the shelf under this stitchery... still not sure yet.

On the wall above this shelf I think I'm going to make a little log cabin quilt to hang in this spot. I also need to look and decide what I want on the shelf. Like I say this is a work in progress. And the candle holder down in the corner will be moved. lol

Other than that I am back at work at getting absolutely nothing done at home. Grrrr... why can't I win the lottery???? lol I have started a new stitchery from someone elses pattern this time. I also got a request from my friend Leslie to design smaller samplers that don't take as long to stitch. Along the lines of my free pattern. So I am going to start working on that. After my last pattern I had already thought of doing it she just said it out loud to get me moving on it. :)

Yesterday my daughter and I went for orientation at the Career Center. I think I am more afraid of her starting than she is. I admit I broke down and cried when we were in the intervention specialists office. I need to let go and let her find her own way, but it is difficult when you've advocated for her for so many years. We have a busing issue we are working on to make her and me feel a little better. We have 3 days and counting until she makes the first step towards a career and her independents from me if it is possible. We have a long road ahead of us, but she is taking life skills Math and English which is more geared to everyday situations instead of geometry and algebra and those types of classes. Come Monday I will be a nervous wreck until she comes home and says she did great.

Well, since this my only day off this week and I have a couple more things on my list do I better get cracking. Thanks for visiting and I'll talk to you soon.
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Leslie said...

Looks great Mary! In fact you have motivated me to start working on my bedroom! The edroom is definitely the hardest room for me to decorate too!
I know how hard it is to have a special needs child and the fear of letting them go on their own. My son is special needs and although he is my oldest I know I baby him. Just hard not to when all you want to do is protect them from the cruel outside world. I know she will do great though! I need to tell myself this with Jakob too. Hope you get all you want to get done on your day off!


Penny said...

Your room looks wonderful!! What a great job you are doing on it.... I know what you mean about the bedroom being the hardest to decorate.... I have the same problem with mine. It seems to just be a mish-mosh of stuff.......

Good luck to your daughter -- I'm sure she will do great! Good wishes going to you, too! I know how hard it is to let go....

Green Creek Primitives said...

Hi Mary, I love how you decorated your bedroom, my favorites are the white shelfs, love the little chair. I don't know why the bedroom is the hardest, it is for me to. Wishing your daughter much success. I know we want to win the lottery also, this working stuff just gets in the way. Have a great weekend. Vicky

Deppen homestead 1862 said...

Your bedroom is pretty~ very cozy & warm~
Best of luck to your Daughter!!
I am right there with you~ would love to win the lottery & have more time at home~giggles~ but I never want to spend the $$ on a ticket~ giggles!!!
have a nice day~

Leslie said...

I left a comment not sure where it went but everything looks great! I agree the bedroom is definitely the hardest room to decorate!

good luck with your daughter! I am sure will do fine!

Misi said...

So Ab-Fab Mary!! Serene Prim Colonial!!..You have inspired me pull out some goodies i've bought & stashed
Wishing the best for your daughter, You will always be her advocate...time for her to lead her way

annie said...

I really like it, love what you're doing. You are a great Mom. Time will help you both, hope all goes well for her & you!

kym said...

You have a great start on your bedroom. Your daughter will do just fine I'm sure!

Raymond Homestead said...

Your room looks very nice. I know what you mean though, I'm always trying to figure out how to decorate our bedroom. Best of luck to your daughter!

renee said...

I love it! I too find it hard to do the bedroom. Also the bathroom!
We will see what I get done on my break coming up.

TheCrankyCrow said...

Your bedroom is serene and wonderful - it's the hardest room because there's always that huge piece of furniture to decorate AROUND - the BED!! ;o) Best of luck - good wishes, and heartfelt prayers going up for you and your daughter's new transition...never an easy time - but change has to happen....Smiles & Big Hugs ~ Robin

A Primitive Homestead said...

Prayers lifted for your daughter & you. Wonderful bedroom. I enlared the photos. Love the sampler above your bed. I am thinking you stitched it yourself. You have done a beautiful job making a wonderful home. Blessings!

priley65 said...

Good luck to you & your daughter. I love what you're doing to your room. It looks beautiful. It's really nice to be able to go online and look at photos of all these wonderful primitive homes. I started a blog if you get a chance stop by I need followers.


~Jess said...

It looks awesome!