Well, Happy Summer 2014! Is it warm where you are? It sure has been here, and not the usual heat, the "new" 'monsoonal moisture' as they've been calling it on the news. Between you and I, it's not my cup of tea. Or should I say Macchiato?...I have been very busy working on many things for myself, my family, church and home these last few weeks! Least of which, was finally finishing up my Bedroom the way I really wanted to!
Doesn't everything look just heavenly with a little sparkle to it?! I was actually editing this photo to share with you an accidently clicked this button, I'm not sure I could do it again, if I wanted to. But, I like it! Here is a look without the "magic". Isn't it still just heavenly?
I have been waiting for some time for two very important things for me to feel my space was the way I truly wanted it. The first one you are seeing....Ruffled curtains! Aren't they wonderful?! I had intended to make ruffled curtains myself, but had read from many bloggers, whose style I love, that they used bedskirts, dust ruffles and other things to achieve the same look for pennies on the dollar. Now your talking my language! So, as suggested by another Blogger friend, I checked out ruffles on Amazon! I'm not kidding! Unbelievably, they knew what we liked! I found these ruffled curtains already made! And, no they did NOT break the bank. But, with the money I saved on my New Desk, the second thing I needed to complete my room, It was a very do-able makeover! And, I am thrilled with the results. I couldn't wait to share with you.
Do you notice how you have never seen a picture of my desk?! Be thankful. An absolutely wonderful man, from long ago, bought it for me, and though his intent was so incredibly wonderful and generous, it was never 'my style'. I never had the heart to tell him. Well, if he's reading this post now, he knows, and I'm actually certain he would pleased for me.
This is my new desk!
I absolutely love it! Since I work in my bedroom, it was imperative for me to find a nice piece that would match the style of my room and be large enough and very welcoming to come to. I wanted a nice cherry wood to match my bed and I really wanted a front drawer that would drop open for my keyboard and mouse. I have been looking for about two and a half years. A couple of weeks ago, a quick pop over to my Mum's church for a rummage sale and there it was!
(These are some adorable little business cards my sister made for me. Thanks,Di!)
I absolutely love it! Did I say that already?! I do. It was exactly what I had wanted and get this, I'm not ashamed to dicker on price, I walked away with my perfect desk for twenty dollars!
Yes $20! So, now you see why I could afford to buy the curtains!
Different view (sorry about the light)
See the drop down drawer!!
When all is said and done, my room is, now, how I had always pictured it. Can you feel me smiling, because I am.
Dreamy Image here:
But, quite honestly even without the fun effect, I Love what I ended up with!
Thanks for coming along with me as I navigate through the Blessings and pitfalls of this life. You have all been so wonderfully supportive and kind. I hope you have a space that you have or are working on to call your own and that makes you smile. Have a wonderful week.
I'll be sharing this post with:
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