Wednesday, March 3

White Wednesday/Bedroom secrets!

I got your attention, huh?
You know how all of the decorating shows on HGTV say to start your makeover with the grunt work?  The painting, lighting all the hard boring stuff? Well, my decorating style is a little backwards. I always start with the small stuff, the details because that's what inspires me. So for today's White Wednesday I'm showing you some of the details for my new bedroom.

I found these great alabaster lamps at my fav resale shop, it was 1/2 off day so they were only $30! 
This is my bed, I've had it forever.  I bought it because of the perfect chippy paint, check out that crackle.
But this is the bed I covet.  Yep, Debbie at Curious Sofa has my dream bed. I wonder if she'd sell it?  I'm thinking about making one. I have a husband who can build anything, I could cover & tuft it. Hum...
This tole lamp is my latest acquisition, it came from my sweet friend Carolyn, I just love the cream, gold, tan paint on it.
I'm taking this chair out of my living room, look closely at the pillow.  Look framiliar?
Look again, it's Sissie's pillow. I saw it on her blog & snatched it up before anyone else. It is so beautiful, thank you Pillow Diva!

Then I bought this chair for $20. I loved the french provincial style, but not the finish.
A new finish & some fabric fancied it up, not sure about the fabric yet. 

I don't think I've shown you this manni before, isn't she cool?

Her name is Model 1935, I know because it's tattooed on her.
It's always a good idea to have some cherubs watching out for you, so my collection will stay.
Hopefully soon I'll show you the finished room, if I can ever get it painted! But in the mean time, check out Faded Charm & see what other white lovelies are out here today.  Thanks Kathleen for
keeping the party going!
One more white thing.  A new tag I'm working on.

I used a transparency, made it into a pocket to hold beads & tatting.
Have a happy 'hump day'!


T said...

Oh my, I love that chair you recovered! I can't WAIT to see the finished bedroom!!!!! I say MAKE that bed, it's gorgeous, and then let ME have yours!!!!!! :)
Have a great day!!

Diane said...

This was one wonderful post--Thank You!!

Lori said...

Lisa, with so many beautiful things going into your bedroom, it is bound to be stunning!!! thanks for sharing!!! said...

Wow, I don't know where to start. Your bed is great as are your lamps (good deal). I love what you did with that chair!!!! And yes, you are right, we all need some gorgeous cherubs watching over us:) Love your tag too!!! Your bedroom is going to be gorgeous. Great White Wednesday!
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Julie said...

So many beautiful elements for your bedroom, Lisa--it will be a glorious, restful retreat! I LOVE your current headboard for your bed--that's exactly what I'm looking for! I'll keep my eyes peeled!

Hope you have a glorious day working on your room!

Beth Leintz said...

$30 for those lamps- you didn't buy them, you stole them. They are GREAT! I love all your shades of chippy white- and the chair makeover is fantastic. I would love a Miss Model 1935- I want a dress form with a little "metal" on her. At one time, Deb of CS did have your dream bed for sale- I think I remember seeing it at a Miss Frenchies sale.

Yvonne said...

This will be a very restful bedroom! Love it! Excited to see it finished.

Lafe's Hidden Treasures said...

You left me yearing to see more. Love it all. Have a great Wednesday.

Claudia said...

I'm going nuts here looking at all this beauty! Those lamps are fantastic, the bed is gorgeous, love Sissie's pillow and the tole lamp.

Oh, and I have been wanting a mannequin like that with the wire cage forever!

Beautiful post!


Miss Gracie's House said...

It's the little things that count! We are so on the same track:)...I think I like your bed better than the curious sofa...the vintage chippiness...yummy!
Keep showing us more...

sissie said...

Hi Lisa!
I am sitting here devouring your post today. Your bedroom is going to be the most beautiful ever and should be featured in the Jeanne d Arc magazine!
I love the chair redo and the fabric is wonderful!
I also love how the pillow looks on that comfy chair. And thank you for the compliments. I'm blushing!

You are so creative girl, do you know it? Of course you do.

Can't wait to see the finished room. Did I say that? There is no such thing as a finished room with us!


Peridots Garden Blog said...

Oh my goodness, I love everything! So beautiful! Where do you find your fabrics? Can you share your painting technique for the chair with us?

Now I'm just going to pop back up and look at your beautiful treasures again and then seriously and I mean seriously WORK on how much I am struggling with coveting everything you have shared with us!



Diva Kreszl said...

oh my, it's all so have some wondeful treasures there! I can't wait to see it all together!

Ticking and Toile said...

Oh my goodness.....your room is going to be phenomenal! I love all of your gorgeous details....every single one of them! Love the lamps, the beds(both of them!), the tole lamp, both chairs are awesome....I can't wait to see it ~you are really quite amazing!:)


Karen said...

So many things to talk about! LOVE YOUR BED! Oh my! and the chair from the living room . . . I could spend some time reading there! Isn't Sissie the sweetest thing?!!!!
The tag is to die for. What a great idea!
I can't wait to see how you pull your room all together! Now that we are all waiting - you just HAVE to get it done soon!
Have a great day!
:) Karen

vintagesusie said...

Sweet Lisa,
I ADORE your room friend & I LOVE the chair fabric, I want to buy some!!! Where did that fabulous fabric come from? It must be mine, I can think of all kinds of things I'd like to cover in that. And Model 1935, fabulous...yes, I'm not to proud to say I COVET her! lol
Wonderful post & wonderful bedroom...can we have a sleep over?

Cami @ Creating Myself said...

OMGosh...can't wait to see your finished bedroom Lisa! To be honest, I like your current bed better. I think the juxtaposition of the chippiness w/ the elegant, French look you have going on is wayyyy charming.

I cannot tell you how much I love your tag. It is absolutely, utterly jaw-dropping, breathtakingly beautiful. I love evrything about it. Your talent is simply amazing!

Cami @ Creating Myself said...

BTW I'm really digging the fabric on the chairs...I think it's perfect!

Debby said...

OH my, what a fabulous post, wishing it would never end. So many beautiful things.

junkdreams said...

Absolutely gorgeous whites Lisa. Your room is going to be amazing!
Happy WW!

Anonymous said...

Oh yeah, you've got my attention.
And oh dear, I know it's not polite to read a post with my jaw dropped, but here I am - jaw dropped. GORGEOUS!!! I follow your same approach - details first (after all, that's what matters most); paint etc last.

I think Debby put the bed in her shop for sale a while back. I wonder how difficult it would be to make one??? Love the lamps, chairs, Sissie's pillow, and your manni w/ a tattoo - hip&chic. Hmmmmm, new style name. Hip&Chic.

You inspire! You delight! And boy am I ever glad I poppped over to visit today! Wishing you a lovely Wed. Lisa!

A Cottage Muse said...

I can't wait to see the room all finished! Love the fabric on the chair!!!

Dorthe said...

Hi dear Lisa,

Wonderfull post,
love your lamps-small and tall, your bed, Sissies beautifull pillow, and the chair you made so much more interesting.Your little angels, you know I love, and the tag---oh sweetie, it is gorgeus, a,wonderfull idea, with the pocket.
Thanks for your great "White Wednesday"
Hugs, Dorthe

Tallulah Antiques Closet said...

The dress form is cool and I like the old headboard. with the chippy paint.

Amy said...

oh, your bottles at the top of the page caught my eye and I had to dive deeper into this blog, they are fantastic. what a great inspiration you are for altered arts.

Lori @ Raspberries and Rose Petals said...

I'm so excited to see your finished room! You have such beautiful "detail" pieces! And your tag is gorgeous!

Happy WW!

DeeDee said...

Just beautiful...I cannot wait to see your finished room.The accessores are awesome indeed...happy hump day..this is actually my friday...sorry had to throw that out there...enjoy your day...Love love love the manni..

Cheryl~ZanyMayd said...

I really Love Your Bedroom ~ the chippy head board is Beautiful.... but I think you could make a Tufted Headboard with just alittle effort~ I can't wait to see all the finished photos~ The 1935 Manni is Fabulous
Thanks for Sharing~

House and Garden Boutique said...

So love the what you did with the chair and the manni is fabulous!

Yitte said...

Oh my... it is all so beautiful. Lovely soft and beautoful white.

Have a nice day.

Nice and Easy Antiques said...

I love your bed...are you sure you want to exchange it for the other one??????

hope - haunted sparrow lane said...

I never thought about starting the room in a reverse order...that idea may actually get me to start...if I think about the paint and the boring stuff, I lose my motivation! I can't wait to see the finished product because all the pieces are so awesome!

Crystal said...

Oh Lisa, everything looks absolutely fabulous. I start my decorating in this same way, but then I get impatient to get the grunt work done :) It is a toss up between the two beds, they are both gorgeous.
I received a Miss Model 1965 #48, for Valentine's Day. She is just lovely.
Please stop over to my blog and give me your opinion on my room reno.

Have a blessed week.

BellaRosa said...

Gee thanks amor...I actually had to get my inhaler...your pictures took my breath away :) ok ok, so the cough started it...but your gorgeous pictures didn't help :)no really I loved them all! Your bedroom is going to look just beautiful! You have such a way with decorating...truly beautiful tastes my dear how I covet that new tag of yours...let me count the ways :) Besos, Rose said...

If you come to KC to buy a bed from my pal, Deb, you have to come and see me!

Marlene said...

Oh my I was DROOLING over all your pictures!!! I just love this post..I have not had a chance to do your photo transfers yet..but its on my list..I have several pictures seperated to copy..I love that pillow! And those lamps!!! The French style chair you are covering looks a little like mine dining room chairs.. WHERE did you find that fabric?? on line??
I think it would look great on my chairs...I just love everything you posted!

Melly said...

Your bedroom will be soooooooo romantic and dreamy you'll never want to leave :) so many gorgeous treasures!
Have a wonderful day!

Linda said...

Ooh...Lisa, what fabulous goodies you have! Your bedroom will look gorgeous- I'm so looking forward to seeing it finished!

June said...

One great big huge SIGH... I'm speechless and that never happens. What a gorgeous WW post Lisa. Just gorgeous...every single thing!

Debbie~ said...

Wow...I looove everything you're putting into your bedroom, I have no doubt your hubby can make that dream headboard for you, I'd go for it!!! Keep us posted, I know I'm not the only one that wants to see the reveal! Debbie @ Cottage Hann~Me~Downs

Debra@Common Ground said...

I agree it's all in the details and all yours are wonderful. Love it all! The bed is just too dreamy.

Halo Hill said...

It's beautiful!

The Feathered Nest said...

Lisa!!! This room is going to be so gorgeous!! I love the pillow you bought from's perfect in your chair ~ each and every element is so beautiful!!! I love it that you got the lamps for such a great price too...unbelievable ~ please show pics after you're finished, OK?! Your son is so adorable with is skateboard too!! hugs and love, Dawn

Marlene said...

Hi Lisa..Thanks for stopping by..LOL my husband gave a really weird look when he saw that lamp come in the door..I'll let you know when I do my masterpiece hehe
No we do not have a Joannes, but I do have a Beverly.. I am going tomorrow to find it..I printed your chair as a reference!

Lou said...

Ohhh you have sooo many beautiful things to make up your new bedroom! I am sure it is going to look stunning! Cant wait to see... But everything takes time.. this I know well.... :)I absolutely looove the tag you have made also... Just beautiful and sooo soft and feminine!
Hugs Lou xx

Patricia said...

Ow my goed, love your bedroom!
The crackling of the bed and your new stuffed chair is absolutely gorgeous!!

Love Patricia

Cindy Geilmann said...

Hi sweet girl, I'm sorry I haven't visited you for awhile. I've been busy, we're moving our antic shop to Gardner Village.

I'm always so inspired when I visit you. I'm loving your bedroom. The lamps are perfect - I can't wait to see the shades. I adore that chair, and especially the material. I have an old french provincial dinning room set and hutch I would like your process done to. It's too big for me to tackle though. Make a tortorial for the process!

I am having a 50th follower drawing this sunday. Your in it!

Come visit.


cindy said...

So very pretty! LOVE your manni!!!!!!

yapping cat

Then and Now at Collected Treasures said...

Beautiful blog. I can't wait to see your awesome bedroom when you get it finished. It will have all the things I love. Glad you got my light. I've never seen another one like it.

Anne - Fiona and Twig said...

So much LOVE in this post!!!

I simply MUST have that new tag you're working on! Hurry up and list it. :-)

Hey, I saw the Paper Cowgirl button up top on your home page, there's a good chance I might be at the next retreat with Jan! Will you be there? Wouldn't that be GREAT????

Big hugs,

Tracy Suzanne said...

Hi Dear Sweet Lisa! I just received you great big box of giveaway beauties. I just couldn't be more excited. I had to try and stay calm and get the camera and get some pictures before I totally went crazy. Everything is just wonderful. I just wish my camera could do your items justice. I'll be posting about it tomorrow. You don't know how long I have been looking for some sweet baby shoes to make a pin cushion with. I could go on and on about every single item but I won't do that to you. I just hope you know how much I loved everything and what a wonderful presentation it all was.

Thank you from the bottom of my heart dear friend!!! xxxxoooo's....Tracy :)

Anonymous said...

Pretty, pretty, pretty! And I think that manni has a shape that's much more realistic than some of them! LOL!


Nishant said...

Those lamps are fantastic, the bed is gorgeous, love Sissie's pillow and the tole lamp.
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Sweet Cottage Dreams said...

Gorgeous!! I cannot wait to see the room completed. You have such great taste!

love ya,

Julia - "Vintage with Laces" said...

I love your chippy bed, Lisa and the lamp you bought from Carolyn is gorgeous! The chair was a great deal and you did a wonderful makeover! Ah, Sissie's pillow - very pretty! Your bedroom will look fabulous!
Julia said...

OMG Those lamps are amazing! Just what I need for my bedroom, too! We have a very similar one in the living room. So, where is your favorite thrift store? Now I need to check it out ocasionally for these treasures!
And thank you for the resin tutorial. Once I'm caught up on my projects, I'm off to Ace to buy the resin.

Storybook Woods said...

You sure did ;-) Gorgeous, are you sick of me telling you how talented you are xoxox Clarice

Alicia ~ time worn style said...

wow I really love your bedroom, especiall the mannequin. Oh and the gorgeous chippy bed!

Janice Selby said...

I relly like the material on the chair seat. The writing is wonderful. I just am wanting to know where you got the material. Also love your manaquein. All your cards pictures are great.