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Saturday, May 12, 2012

another room from the flood

When the flood came through my home this was one of the rooms that was injured the most.  This bedroom had the bed beneath the window and because the flood came through the windows the mattress acted as a sponge and then when that was full it overflowed onto the carpet.  There was a little water damage to the drywall beneath the window and we had to patch that a bit.  Pretty much this room was recreated from head to toe!  I started with a blank slate and this is what I ended up with!
We redid the floors with a wood laminate, painted the walls, furniture and bought a new bed.
The bookcase used to be black and so did the small hutch under the mirror.

I moved one of the recliners in this room and painted the star a cream color.

Here is the bed!  I decided on one that had some shelves in the top because there is not a lot of room for night stands when the bed is facing this way.

I made some new pillows. The sleep and dream pillows were actually some old pillows that I had and I took them apart and used this canvas which was the back of the old pillow.  I used a brown sharpie pen and just started writing all I could think about sleeping and dreaming onto the pillow..  I then embroidered sleep and dream over the top.  The small pillow is a Vera Wang knock off and is made by just sewing little circles to one end of the pillow.

I saw the book idea at Restoration Hardware and loved it.  Do your remember that I got rid of a bunch of books from my library?  Well, I could have used them for this project!  These are just some paperback novels that I ripped the covers off and tied a piece of twine around them.(WARNING) Don't do this to books that you want to keep because it kind of ruins the book, but it looks cool for unwanted books!

Here is a close up of the pillows.

See, just round circles sewn onto the pillow.

I had some old music that I framed to put above the bed.

The mirror is an old dresser mirror painted and distressed. 
Here is a better view of the wood floors, I am loving having them in my basement!

I'm loving the results!

The books on this table were wrapped in craft paper, so if you don't want to ruin your books just wrap them in any paper and tie them up with some twine.

We are using the book case for our DVD library.

It has been a long process getting my basement back to working order but I am loving the results!


Unknown said...

LOVE IT!! Can't wait to see it in person.

SV said...

This room turned out elegant and inviting! Looks very hotel chic too :-) I love how you ripped the book covers off to reveal just the white backing...I'm about to get rid of some books because we're moving so I might have to try this.

I would love for you to link it up at a party I'm co-hosting this week:

Take care,

Carrie @ My Favorite Finds said...

What a great reveal! Sorry for the circumstances under which you had to remodel, but it turned out great! Thanks for sharing at Handmade Tuesdays.

Jessica J. said...

FLOOD= Blessing in disguise. :)

DIYbyDesign said...

Looks awesome. I am so glad so much good came from something so bad. The new floors are gorgeous and those pillows are very impressive. Thanks for sharing at DIYbyDesign.

Mindie Hilton said...

Lovely, it looks like it would be a nice room to relax in. Very pretty.

Printabelle said...

Looks so beautiful! Thank you for sharing and linking up!

Rachael said...

Very pretty. I think I will come over and take a nap here. Nice job.

Annaliza said...

I love it! Where did you purchase the rug?

;sldjflsDKJflksdjf said...

So nice to meet you. Following you now via GFC from Friday blog hop.

I'm a grandma too...but I raise mine!!

Hope you'll stop by for a visit and follow me too.

Christina at I Gotta Create! said...

Everything is simply gorgeous! And I LOVE that vera wang knock-off. SWEET!!

<3 Christina
Thanks so much for linking up to the Wildly Original Round Up linky party!

Be Colorful Coastal said...

Such a pretty color palate and I love the rug and those pillows. Floods are such evil forces. I live in Cedar Rapids Iowa and it has been almost four years since our city suffered a horrendous flood. I had never seen anything like that up close. I think it is worse than a tornado or hurricane because the water is usually dirty and so few people have flood insurance. I hate hearing that you had to go through this. All of your hard work is really paying off though. Thanks for sharing this week on BeColorful

Liz @ the Brambleberry Cottage said...

You've created such a pretty, serene bedroom, Donene. I'm so sorry it took a flood - and its aftermath - to prompt the makeover, though.

Thanks for linking your lovely transformation to Time Travel Thursday.

Liz @ The Brambleberry Cottage

Christina at I Gotta Create! said...

You're starring tonight over at I Gotta Create! Thanks so much for linking up.
<3 Christina

Trish - Mom On Timeout said...

What a great room! It feels so serene and relaxing - I need some of that right now :) Thanks so much for sharing at Mom On Timeout!

cgammeter said...

Hi Donene: I'm a new GFC friend, I hope you will stop by, and be mine, too. Wow, is that you that lost all that weight on the side? That's amazing. Congratulations. You did a great job in this room, though I didn't catch the story about the flood, hurricane? It looks to be an active season, already. Thanks for sharing.

city said...

nice posting.. thanks for sharing.


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