Sunday, February 17, 2013

~Something New in the Bedroom~

 Happy Monday! I am so excited to share with you  my Christmas Present from hubby Gary and daughter Desire' boyfriend Paul. The first time I saw this hardboard was on Jennifer Gray's blog The Old Painted Cottage. I fell in love with it and have dreamed of one day re-creating it for our bedroom.
We have a California King and finding the right headboard was always a hard thing for me, since I'm a cottage kind of girl and everything I saw was just to modern for me.
I knew we would have to have something hand crafted and designed. I have talked about Paul before and how he has designed all  the wood moulding's in our home and  our kitchen banquet. Paul is a master wood-crafter.
I showed him Jennifer's blog and photo's of what I wanted and had pictured in my mind. Gary told me he had spoken to Paul and he was going to build the headboard for me as a Christmas gift.   I was so delighted! and could hardly wait.
I love my new headboard  the look is exactly what I had hoped and dreamed of.  Thank you Paul xo and Gary xo. My heart is so happy because of you. I adore my gift made with love.

 We had the padded headboard made by our local upholstering shop. I had the perfect piece of fabric left over from a chair project I had worked on a few years ago. Thank goodness I had kept the leftover fabric it just happened to match the pleated blinds perfectly and there was just enough to use on the headboard. A little savings here and there is always a good thing. Right.

 I ordered the appliques from do it yourself Chic.

 We recently added the pleated blinds to the french doors that lead out of our bedroom to the back yard pool. They have also added some warmth to the room. Remember the quilt I showed you that I was working on I posted about here, its done and I am so pleased how it turned out.



 We had the headboard painted in swiss coffee from Kelly Moore, swiss coffee is always my go to color for trim and moulding's.
 A few week's ago while driving back from shopping I spied a huge sign that read Estate Sale, my car makes fast and quick U-Turns when ever I see an Estate Sale sign. So anyway like any curious antique and anything vintage lover I parked my car and run ok, I walked inside and found this sliver bowl. Well you know the rest of the story this little sliver bowl was calling my name "Elizabeth buy me, take me home". I brought it home and shined her up and  put one of my sweet little teacups inside and covered her with a little glass dome. My Brother and Sister N law bought this little tea cup for me at an Estate Sale and surprised me with it.
 The quilt ~ I love the two star patterns and had so much fun playing with color and design for this quilt. Gary was such a sweetheart he took it over to my quilter while I was at work and he chose the design that was stitched on top. I think he did a great job choosing the perfect design.

 The back, such a fun pattern and so cheerful. The Fabric is called Turn of the Centry by Exclusively Quilters.
 Home made goodness, you know I adore anything home made, blankets to cuddle under and a home made headboard I couldn't be happier and I feel like a Queen sleeping in my big bed with the beautiful headboard "designed by Paul". Thank you Jennifer for your inspiration and the amazing headboard you made, that is what I love so much about blogging its the sharing of design and having someone take your idea and make it their own.
 The little sitting room in our bedroom also received a new window treatment. I think things are coming along splendidly. Only a couple more little things to do in this room. We have a new light fixture on order for over the bed. I will show you all just as soon as its installed.

Enjoy your week, may the week bring you happy memories that warm your heart.


Sharing today with the following Blog Parties;

Mary-Boogieboard Cottage Masterpiece Monday


Susan-Between Naps on the Porch metamorphosis Monday

Kathryn-The Dedicated House Make it Pretty Monday

Alderberry Hill Make the Scene Monday

Heather & Megan Quilt Story Fabric Tuesday

Judy DIY by Design Winter Blues Wednesday

Kim-Savvy Southern Style WOW us Wednesday

Jan-Have Daily Cup of Mrs. Olson Share you Cup Thursday

Courtney- French Country Cottage Feathered Nest Friday

Sherry-The Charm of Home Home Sweet Home Party Fridays

68 comments:

Barbara F. said...

Elizabeth, this headboard is absolutely gorgeous, you couldn't find this easily in a showroom, how sweet of your family to do this. And the quilt! Beautiful. I love red in the bedroom after reading this post and your lovely photos. Blessings to you, xo

The Comfort of a Safe Place said...

Elizabeth -

Your new headboard is just the most gorgeous thing I've ever seen - and handmade with love by your hubby...oh, that touches my ♥ No wonder you love it!!

Everything is just coming together beautifully.

Jan

Meadowsweet Cottage said...

I loved that headboard when Jennifer showed it and it looks wonderful with your quilt. I love the direction you're going with the master!

Monica said...

That quilt is just glorious, dear Elizabeth! I meant to say thank you, because I've discovered that in England long arm quilting service is available (nothing like that in Italy but I'm not surprised!), and with my poor hands that will be useful for sure! Thanks for mentioning it. I started making another lilac quilt before moving (so it's in storage now), and I think I will make more. They are so lovely! You are a real expert and yours are wonderful. I should challenge myself to do a star...
Oh and I noticed my framed photo in your living room! How kind of you to have it displayed in your home! Totally happy and honored.
xoxo

Melinda said...

Your room looks so cozy.
Nice looking headboard.

M :)

sissie said...

Hello Elizabeth,
Your Gary is so talented and you are a lucky girl! The headboard is the prettiest one I've ever seen and making one for a king size bed had to be a real undertaking effort. I love the entire room, all the colors, the quilt and your window treatments.
I know you will enjoy the loveliness and coziness of your room for many years to come.

hugs
Sissie

Little Bitty Damn Houze said...

L.O.V.E. the headboard! FABULOUS!!

Tanya Rachelle said...

Lovely!!! Really nice, very cozy and shows a lot of personality! Beautiful.
~Tanya

Anne Marie said...

just beautiful!! wow...perfect!

Vee said...

Very pretty custom headboard. It looks marvelous as does your exquisite quilt. You are a master with fabrics, Elizabeth!

Catherine Holman said...

What a beautiful headboard and the quilt just sets off the whole room. I also love your treatments on the french doors. I have a single door off our bedroom onto a balcony that this would be perfect for!

debra @ homespun said...

oh my what is not to love about that room. The headboard is a masterpiece, I love the quilt, the color scheme of the room is just wonderful, and the little sitting area is wonderful!

Best of all between the quilt and headboard you have so much craftsmanship / labor of love / tremendous talent! :)

Miss Jean said...

Your bedroom is just beautiful! That Paul! I would seriously love to adopt him so he could make stuff for me. I love the quilt and the colors you chose. I'm hoping to find the magazine so I can make one for myself.

Enjoy your room - you must feel the love every time you walk in there.

Miss Jean said...

I looked in my massive collection (LOL!) of quilt magazines and, EUREKA, I found it!!!

Amber Maureen said...

Auntie - Another showpiece! Kudos to Uncle and Paul for such a lovely and thoughtful gift. It's perfect for the room. The upholstery shop did such a perfect job on the tufted insert. Love it!

Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Elisabeth,
You are a lucky girl for getting this dream head board done so perfectly!
Also the many hours on your quilt show sheer beauty - enjoy your perfect room.
Hugs,
Mariette

Terry Moore said...

So beautiful. It looks much like an old fireplace converted into a padded headboard. Well done. Everything I see is candy for my eye.

Gina said...

It's gorgeous, you lucky girl! I have dreamed of that headboard for years!

Judy K said...

That is the most beautiful headboard. Absolutely gorgeous. I would love for you to come and share this at my Winter Blues Wednesday party that opens each Tuesday evening at 8pm EST. Hope to see you there.

NanaNor's said...

Hi there, Oh what a beautiful master bedroom you have! I love your new headboard but oh girl, I love, really love, your quilt. You did a wonderful job picking out the perfect fabric; the machine quilting is just perfect! I'm so impressed. I've got to get some new blinds for our house this summer too. Also make some window toppers for our living room-but will need a friend to help me(cause I quilt but don't sew window coverings). Have a great evening.
Noreen

BECKY said...

Wow Elizabeth! Your headboard is stunning and I know it just makes your heart sing! What a fabulous addition to your bedroom! Just gorgeous!

Have a lovely week!
Hugs,
Becky

Phyllis @Around the House said...

wow your headboard turned out so beautiful, I love the wood on the sides, and the little mantle is so darned cute. thanks so much for sharing it...I bet you love waking up in such a lovely room...

Coastal Cottage Dreams said...

Your bedroom is gorgeous! Especially love the headboard and quilt, so beautiful!

Thanks for visiting me!

Cindy said...

Your bedroom and sitting area are very beautiful, Elizabeth! I LOVE that headboard! You lucky girl, how fabulous that you have your own "designer"! Your home grows more beautiful every time we see it.
Oh, and I adore the lamp on the pretty table with the gorgeous silver bowl.
Love and hugs, Cindy

Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Elizabeth,
Left you a reply on my post.
Hope it helps you out with your questions. If you click under my comment box on subscribe by email, you get the reply mailed to you. That works fine. You can find more tutorials on my side bar under blogger tips. Go ahead and use them.
Hugs to you and Gary,
Mariette

Kris said...

Hi Elizabeth! What a gorgeous bedroom! So soft and soothing, just what a bedroom should be. I love that quilt, and how special that your husband took it upon himself to choose the design. That is so neat!!!
My chicken coop, is actually made of wood and wire, but the play house is on the roof, for a second story. They can roost up high in the top of the house, and see out the shuttered windows, but will stay safe, should an intruder come in the night. I hope you come back to visit one day. I am loving your blog!!
XO Kris

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I've had your post open on my computer for a couple of days now. I just keep coming back to look at your quilt! It is just gorgeous and the colors and design that I love. Your hubby sure chose a perfect design for the quilting, too! I love your whole room...it's beautiful! And the quilt is the perfect finishing touch to make it warm and cozy. Hugs, Diane

Linda in Calif. said...

Beautiful headboard - very unique. And just perfect in your very beautiful bedroom. Love the curtains and the quilt too.

Marissa said...

I love your bedroom!!! I want a new bed now!!! and the quilt oh, I love that quilt!!!

Pammy Sue said...

My friend, Kris, told me she'd found a new blog and to come check you out. I'm having fun reading and looking at all your stuff. Beautiful headboard!

Suzan Sweatman said...

That's an amazing headboard - just gorgeous!!!
Your newest follower
Hugs,
Suzan

Diane Jordan said...

Hi lovely lady.
Your headboard is Gorgeous wow!! I have miss a lot by being a way from you! But Im back now doing my tablescapes. I hope you have a wonderful week with your family.
XXOO Diane

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Oh I am swooning with delight!

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Oh I am swooning with delight!

priscilla said...

Gorgeous bedroom ! Love your headboard ! New follower from Kris' blog :)

Ana said...

Oh Elizabeth,
I love, love, love it! Paul and Gary did good. Such a sweet and thoughtful present...you are one lucky ducky. Your bedroom looks beautiful. Sending you a great big hug.

Much love,
❤Ana

Lani Padilla said...

Elizabeth,

Your headboard is to die for and the quilt is stunning. The two bring out the best of each other. The whole room looks so inviting, comfortable and cozy. You are lucky to have such an awesome hubby!

Popping in from "The Charm of Home."

Hugs ...

Lani
www.simplyfreshvintage.com

Cindy @ Dwellings-The Heart of Your Home said...

Gorgeous, from top to bottom!!!
Blessings,
Cindy

Cindy @ Dwellings-The Heart of Your Home said...

Gorgeous, from top to bottom!!!
Blessings,
Cindy

Ineke van den Akker said...

Wow! SUPER ROOM! Just love it. What a wonderful Quilt!
Well done.

Ceekay-THINKIN of HOME/Doublewide Decor said...

That headboard is gorgeous! and what a wonderful and loving gift...I am so happy for you!

Kathryn Ferguson Griffin said...

It really is just gorgeous! You will be one of the features tomorrow at the Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. Pop on in and grab a feature button for your blog. Hope to see your prettiness again on Monday. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

Patricia Krank said...

Wow! This is a gorgeous headboard. I must say I am a tad bit jealous . . . sigh . . . but happy for you. What a blessing. Hugs, Patti@OldThingsNew

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

What a pretty bedroom! LOVE LOVE your headboard!!

Susie Q said...

This is beautiful dear lady! I am in love with the headboard and the entire room! Just perfection!
Love,
Sue

Felipa Barela said...

I love the padded headboard you added! It looks so dainty and matches very well with the bed, the quilt, and the rest of the room. I think it’s one of the things you’d first notice upon entering your bedroom.

Felipa Barela

Judy K said...

What a gorgeous headboard. I will be featuring this tomorrow night at my Winter Blues Wednesday party that opens Tuesday evenings at 8pm EST. Please stop by and pick up an I've Been Featured button. Thanks.

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Elizabeth, this is fabulous. Wow, the tufting they did is wonderful. Pretty room and this will be featured at Wow.

Carlene @ Organized Clutter said...

Totally awesome!

Grace @ Sense and Simplicity said...

Your headboard is perfection - I love the wood embellishment and the tufted linen fabric. It fits with your room so well.

Jann Olson said...

Oh my gosh Elizabeth if I had that headboard I would have to get up and change the sheets three times in the night. Why? I would be drooling all over them. lol! I do not love our bed. I always get what I want when it comes to furniture. When we were shopping for a new bed hubby fell in love with our darker wood sleigh bed. I gave in and let him be the boss for once. Almost due for a new one. Wonder who will win this time? Thanks for sharing with SYC.
hugs,
Jann

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

I love this post! The headboard...amazing, the quilt you made, ....also amazing!
Her whole bedroom is warm, lovely and perfect!
Cindy

Robin said...

This is the BEST headboard EVER!
Kudos :)
xo
Robin
All Things Heart and Home

Carol said...

Your bedroom is G.O.R.G.E.O.U.S! I adore everything about it from the beautiful headboard, to the amazing quilt to the curio cabinet and everything in between!

Wild Oak Designs said...

Oh my goodness. What an awesome and delightful gift!
You also made a stunningly beautiful quilt! (You just have a longarm quilter)
Beautiful.
Nancy
come for a visit
http://wildoakdesigns.blogspot.com

Stacey said...

Oh my gosh, that is just perfection! The woodwork along with the upholstered part is gorgeous. It works so perfectly with the window above. I absolutely love red so your little touches here and they are lovely to me. What a wonderful gift!

Terri said...

Just beautiful.... My all time favorite color to decorate with ... Cottage styles reds!! thank you so much for sharing!!!!

Dayle @ A Collection of This and That said...

I love pops of red in my decor (married to a retired fire captain, so ... :)). Your room is lovely and calming. I'm a quilt-lover and love the quilt especially, and that window above the bed.

Jann Olson said...

Hi Elizabeth, I know that I just recently featured you but girl you did it again! I adore this bed and will be featuring you at Share Your Cup.
hugs,
Jann

Karie's Chic Creations said...

OMGosh! Absolutely gorgeous! Everything is gorgeous. . .You are one blessed gal. I love it all. Hugs Karie

Dawna (Stitches from the Tub) said...

Your room is lovely and your quilt is gorgeous. So much prettier than the one on the cover of the magazine. I am a new follower. If you get down my way i would love you to visit my quilt store - Bolts in the Bathtub.

Diana Newman said...

Hello Elizabeth I am a new blogger and I came across your site through DIY by design, I love your style and your bedroom, I am a new follower here, thanks for sharing.
www.lovingcaringandteachingmoms.blogspot.com

Kim @ La Belle Époque said...

Love the headboard and your room is beautiful. I'm your newest follower. Coming over from SSS.

pink*cherub*moon said...

Your headboard is gorgeous! I"vebeen thinking of making a padded and tufted one and yours is such a wonderful inspriation! It looks like an old mantel - love it! I also love yout quilt, which you did a fabulous job on! Just found you through Wow Us Wednesdays and will be following, looking forward to reading more of your great posts! Hugs, Leena

ChaChaneen said...

Lurve this too! You too have been busy this winter with the upgrades and the headboard really is gorgeous!! And your tea cup cabinet is pure EYE candy!

Beverly said...

Elizabeth, I have never seen a headboard like that. It is beautiful. You have made your bedroom and sitting area a perfect little retreat. Your special touches with the silver bowl and teacup make it cozy.

Patrick Tan said...

This is such a romantic room. Pink and white will always be a perfect combination. I can smell romance in this bedroom. Anyone will surely fall in love with this space.

The Old Painted Cottage said...

Elizabeth, your headboard turned out so amazing, I swear it looks better than mine! Ha!

Much love,
Jennifer