Monday, August 15, 2011

My "new" room


While the transformation of this room will be ongoing for awhile, I am quite pleased with the way it looks right now.  There is a little distortion with the colors, using a flash is a must when you live surrounded by a forest.  :)

This room is actually the Master Bedroom for the house.  When we moved in six years ago, Christopher had a lot more stuff (mainly technology) than we did so we chose the mid-size room as our bedroom.



His former dresser now holds my favorite things as well as fabric now stored in a few of the drawers.  His things are all packed in the closet.

The antique cabinet above holds stationary, candles, etc. as it did before.  Moving it in here allowed us to make the dining table larger in the dining area.





This corner has also been made "all mine" with its' pictures, stack of pretty books to peruse, as well as a favorite dried flower arrangement.  It is not nearly as white as it appears using the flash on the camera!


Someone else has found her own space, too.  :)


It's nice having a permanent home for the laptop.  I plan to once again get started on the Recommendation List... as soon as things calm down a bit here.

Note:  All pictures can be enlarged by clicking on them.

22 comments:

matty said...

What a cozy space! It is warm, light, and spacious! What fun you will have creating in such a wonderful space! Enjoy!

Scrappy quilter said...

Brenda, it looks wonderful. Hugs

Anonymous said...

I have begun a bit with the room my daughter just vacated too. I am finding that tho I miss her a bit, it is ok and I am actually enjoying having a bit more privacy with my husband too. I think she is happy in her own little apt too. Alls well that ends well, eh?

Your room looks very nice!!
Elizabeth

Kimberly said...

So lovely! How wonderful to have a place. :) The top book looks interesting as well...

Storybook Woods said...

Looks like a pretty wonderful space to me!! Clarice

Echoes From the Hill said...

How nice to have a place of your own, to create, think, relax and write.
It looks very bright and welcoming.
I love the picture with the red door, flag and black shutters. Makes me want to go out and paint my door red!
nancyr

Mrs.Rabe said...

What a sweet spot!

I love all your nice touches with favorite books, and Victoria of course!

Deanna

theshepherdshouse said...

Just lovely, Brenda!

Blessings,
Sharon

Vee said...

It looks bright, cheerful, and cozy. How perfectly perfect and I see the bed is still there so it can be used as a guestroom when needed. I'm so pleased for you!

Ann said...

How lovely ... and so great to have a spot of your own. I hope you enjoy every minute there. Blessings, Ann

Lisa in Texas = ) said...

I love your new space!!
Lisa :O)

Jae-Jae said...

It looks wonderful & a very enjoyable room to call your own.

Anonymous said...

Nice! And trust a cat to claim a comfy spot for herself. It looks like Miss Victoria likes your room too.

Brenda @ It's A Beautiful Life said...

We like it..... glad you shared. And it looks like Victoria is happy with the new space too!

Anonymous said...

Honey, you might not think you can do that much now a days...but you sure do a lot! Even if it is just 10 minutes at a time! :) Enjoy your special Brenda room! :) It sure is purdy!!! Sarah

Kristi in the Western Reserve said...

Your "new" room is just wonderful! I need to work on cultivating your powers of organization. Of course I had to enlarge your books you I could read the titles. We are truly kindred spirits in what we like to read. Isn't The Scented Room and lovely book full of ideas! I bought it when it first came out, and I don't think I will ever weed it out of my gardening/herb shelves. I think you will pass many happy hours in this room where the sun shines.

Annie said...

Brenda:

Wow...it looks great! I can't believe you moved all that stuff around when you have so much chaos from the electrical problem. I love the sewing machine.

Bess said...

What a pretty sanctuary you've made for yourself! Hope you'll find it very refreshing and restorative to have such a special place to "retreat" to in your own home. I see we have several books in common, too! Bess

Debbie said...

Ahhhh! Spreading out. How wonderful! I'm looking forward to doing that some day! Nice room!

Cheryl said...

What a charming, cozy space you have created! I will picture you sitting here as I read your posts. :-)

Tracey McBride ~ Frugal Luxuries® said...

Brenda...Victoria looks so cute there...she's the perfect adornment for such a lovely sanctuary! :) I just love your creative, optimistic outlook on life...you never fail to inspire me.
Love,
Tracey
x0x

freetobeme - Anita said...

Everything looks so fresh and good! I love new beginnings. Thanks for sharing...