Wednesday, April 14, 2010

almost there...

Do you remember this post when I was trying to decide if I should go with these lovely sconces... Or these fabulous cabinet doors... The cabinet doors stayed as they filled in the space better. So many of you suggested that I use both, layering the sconces right on the doors. I thought it was a great idea but the sconces were too heavy. So with the layering look in mind I hunted for just the right accessory. One of my favorite sellers on ebay, Amy of itsallaboutjack, had these great frames with the lovely script up for auction and I won... I just love them ~ even though one of the scripts was inserted upside down! I do not think anyone will notice but me. Thank you Amy!! How do you think it looks...
I finally got to Ikea and bought another pair of drapes to match the ones in my living room... The den opens up into the living room so I thought I should have the same look and I love these curtains. Light and airy with a bit of texture to them. They are sooo long but they give you some tape to iron on to hem them to size then you just cut off the excess. I like the puddled look though. Still looking for a little something to hang above each door. See the pillow on the chair... I have been wanting to get a monogrammed pillow so when I saw this I had to get it. The "F" works for us and I figured the "X" could stand for all of us or a relative that has passed it along. Yes, my family is still laughing at me. The other monogram they had was "MO". The bin was filled with just those two, guess I missed something. The little makeover my den has been getting is almost there. My love seat was covered in a blue twill slipcover from Pottery Barn that I need to list on ebay... I bought this lighter, softer one at Bed Bath and Beyond... I got the wonderful vintage mantel mirror on ebay... Look at the shade on this vintage oil lamp... I kept my eggs out for some spring touches. I love the colors which are in the pillow too...
While I like the little cabinet I have my printer on... The desk has got to go...Look what I found to replace it... I love this! Of course it is going to get a dreamy white makeover. I am hoping that Jim will be able to do something so we have the sliding drawer for the keyboard. Just look at the detail... I am joining Faded Charm for White Wednesday today, thank you Kathleen for hosting! While I am almost there with my little den makeover I am sure I will get some more inspiration peeking at all the other posts. I know you will be inspired too! Thank you for stopping by...see you soon!
















18 comments:

Jane said...

The room is looking great. I love the layered look and the picture frames really added a lot to the windows. Great curtains too!
Jane

Nancy said...

I love your home so much and how you decorate! You have excellent taste! Those frames hanging on the cabinet doors look really good. Thanks for sharing your lovely home!

Nancy

Polly said...

Hi Sandi! I LOVE the puddled drapes! IKEA you say? I must get there soon! I have never been...it's a couple hours away!

I also love the layered look on the doors! It really looks great!

Polly

One Cheap B*tch said...

Everything looks fabulous, really fabulous and those mirrors from Ebay are to die for. Thanks, now I have to go look them up! =)

Jeanine

Paula said...

Sandi the room looks awesome! love drapes that pool on the floor...my husband fusses over them & I just giggle..he'll never get it! :)

Sandi said...

Gorgeous Sandi!! I LOVE your puddled drapes! I have never been to IKEA! Maybe a road trip is in order soon. I think the one nearest me is two hours away.
Blessings~

Victoria said...

Your doors look wonderful with the sconces on them and I would never have noticed the writing was upside down!

I love your drapes, I'm looking for some for my giant sliding doors so maybe I'll check out Ikea!

Vintage Rose Collection said...

Hi Sandi,
WOW, everything is really coming together nicely! Love the doors with the scripted frames, the perfect marriage. And the drapes, gorgoues. I have to make it to Ikea one of these days..
Hope to see you in the shop in the next few weeks.
Jo-Anne

Passionate for White said...

You're pulling things together wonderfully. Can't wait to see how the desk turns out!

Sandy said...

Whoa - nice changes! Congrats!

Thank you for your kind comments on my blog!

Tootles,

Sandy @ My Shabby Streamside Studio
http://myshabbystreamsidestudio.blogspot.com/

awal.ny said...

Very pretty, I think the desk has great bones and is going to look awsome white.

Kansas Amy said...

It's all just beautiful!!!

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

I love white. LOVE it and yet I don't do it. I go to other blogs and sigh deeply at the beauty and simplicity of it. How versitile...how ..how...anyway..you get the point I'm sure. Everything looks wonderful in your room..

Faded Charm said...

Your room is coming right along. It looks wonderful and I love the cabinet doors on each side. Thanks so much for sharing what you decided to do.

Hope you enjoyed your Wednesday.

Kathleen

ALso, I really like your header and background.

Dee@FrenchBleuVintage said...

HI Sandi ~ Great job on the re-do. I would do bad things for that mirror too. Love it! Can't wait to see the desk after its makeover.
Dee xo

Jennifer said...

Well haven't you been a creative busy bee - but everything looks perfect! I especially love the framed items in the framed items on the walls - great description huh! Glad I stopped by, Jennifer jennsthreegraces

Jodie (everything vintage) said...

sniff sniff!
I am LOVING that mantle mirror! oh...dear! You are lucky you saw it first! ;)
(I don't think you and I could ever go shopping together, haha) ;)

Thank you for lending a hand to the new bloggers. Your comment was so sweet!

As for those frames, they are perfect for the cabinet doors. Don't they have a bubbled glass in them? I think I have some identical to those! :)
(like i said...it's not a good idea we shop together :)

Have a wonderful weekend girlie!

Victoria said...

Hi Sandi! I just put 2 sconces under my beautiful cherub sign:) I love how it looks!

You asked if I'd been to the Cats Meow in Venice, FL...that doesn't sound familiar but we only stayed one night in Venice. It's such a cute little beach town!

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