Monday, October 29, 2012

Remember Me?

Hello Friends! I've missed you!

I've started this post in my mind so many times over the last year and 3 months and being stuck inside waiting for Frankenstorm to pass seemed like as good a time as any to jump back in! 

 I've managed to get several large projects (and lots of little ones) completed that I'd love to share with you and I thought I'd start with my master bedroom makeover!

The humble before shots can be found in this post from a few years back...

And here's how it looks today...

I made the drapes out of DwellStudio's "Vintage plumes" in birch over a year ago.

 I can't wait to tell you about my new (to me) monogrammed Leontine(-esque) linens!

I reuphostered the settee (a $30 CL find) in a metallic tweed linen.  
Here's a before shot:

and after!

I'd be happy to give a tutorial if there's enough interest!

There are still some more changes I'd like to make (still not sure about that mirror, shoulda painted the base of the settee before I reupholstered, accessories...), but it's come a long way!
So, what would you like more details on?

More big projects I hope to share soon include:

  1. Overhaul of my foyer and adjoining powder room  including gorgeous wallpaper and a cheap and easy update for ugly floor tile.
  2. Basement Family Room makeover
  3. DIY storybook cottage bunkbed for my big girls' room
  4. Kitchen dining nook refresh



  1. Hi, Pam! It's so good to see you! I'd like to see everything you mentioned--I think you should do a separate post on each thing. I hope you're safe and well in this weather. I look forward to getting caught up with you!

  2. Pam, would you do me a favor and remove the word verification from your comments? I really, really wanted to leave you a comment, so I persevered--but it took me three tries to get the word right. Eeek!

  3. I'd love to settee tutorial. Be safe.

  4. So happy to see you posting again! I love your Settee. The wood would look amazing in ASCP Paris gray with that fabric.

  5. So glad you are back. Missed your posts. LOVE the settee!

  6. Glad to see you back! Your bedroom looks great and I look forward to hearing more about your other projects.

  7. Hi- I originally found you through Jenny & Little Green Notebook. Very glad to see that you're back.

  8. Yay! Glad to see you're back! The master is looking lovely. Can't wait to see what else you're up to!

  9. Nice to see you posting again! I check to see if you are back on occasion, and here you are!

  10. Psm! I replied to your ceiling fan comment on my blog, but I don't know if you'd check back there so I popped over here. Holy cow! A love list about your bedroom:
    1) Self-made curtains in that dwell studio fabric
    2) A coordinating throw pillow on the bed to pull it together
    3) Leontine-esque monograms. I dream about getting my hands on the real stuff one day :)
    4) Your upholstery skills! I would love love love to learn the art of upholstery. I've done minimal chair recovers, but we don't have a garage or other space for me to experiment with pulling apart full pieces. Your outcome is excellent, and that's a perfect spot for it, nestled in by the window.

    Kudos. Show us more :)

  11. Visiting from TDC. I am a BIG fan of that settee makeover. The nailhead is perfect. I'm SO glad you didn't paint the wood framing - it has a beautiful tone. (And not having perused the rest of your blog, I suppose I'm taking a risk with this one, but chalk paint has become so overdone!!!) And I think the fabric you picked is absolutely perfect. The canvas/plain linen/burlap trend accelerated by Restoration Hardware and its ilk is lovely, but also becoming ubiquitous. I think this material is the perfect departure - tweed has a timelessness that accords perfectly with the piece's formality, and the metallic sheen is the perfectly subtle current twist. And the nailhead trim is the perfect finishing touch. You have amazing taste, AND amazing upholstery skills! (Learned how to reupholster tufted furniture is on my bucket list - I just know it isn't going to happen this year!)

  12. I love every make over you've done, the results are indeed outstanding, I love the fabric choice too, they are well blended.

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  13. Love the tufted bench and would love to see the a tutorial! I'm attempting to update several pieces of my furniture with slipcovers and am so happy I found your site.


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