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About Me: I am the creative person behind Ribbonwood Cottage. A mother, wife and grandmother. My goal in life is to leave a lasting legacy to my family that life is incredible. God gave us this one life and it is worth the journey! A believer. A pianist, church music and worship director. Focused on intentionally living the best life possible.

February 5, 2012

Aqua and White bathroom, armoire, and lots of quilts!

A bit ago we built on to our home to move my parents in with us.  It allowed us to help them navigate their lives from here on out.   It caused us to move upstairs, and we gave them our bedroom downstairs....we headed into worlds unknown into the boys' rooms.
Smelly, stinky, sock stench...yes it was truly a thrill.  Hubby gave me his word, he would take care of me. And to inspire me, he said I could get some new (thrifted...my favorite) furniture and paint all of it white. We painted the upstairs bedroom and bathroom...
 a peaceful aqua/green...
I don't remember the color... 

 and everything got painted, hutches, shelves, candlesticks, all sorts of things!
 I added old dishes, vintage bowls and vases, fresh flowers...
 candles, and candle holders, old baskets,


I spray painted the clock below and then sanded the edges to give it a worn/distressed look.   But it doesn't work....I'm going to go to Michael's to get new clock parts and replace the inner workings.

found shutters, old iron pieces, and gave the room a garden feel.   Then I went through the house and found all my quilts that were in several different bedrooms and closets,


and put them in my thrifted armoire...
 quilts that were given to me from my grandmother, aunts, relatives, and there are  a few that I made too...
It just seemed to make the room complete.
Peaceful, serene, with a vintage feel.
Oh and by the way, we are starting lambing season at our farmhouse...
we had three this weekend.
We had to keep one in our bathroom overnight because it was so cold outside and the mama wasn't too interested in her.  Sometimes it takes a few hours for the mama's hormones to kick in for them to
feel motherly.  The little lamb is with its mama now and seems fine.
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Blessings,
Debbie
"I am the good shepherd, and I know My sheep..." John 10:14

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

How fun! The bath make over and lambing! I miss having baby goat kids. ♥

~Sara said...

What a nice post. I just love all of the decorating you have done. Everything looks fresh and definitely "not smelly". The color is so soothing, and what fun to re-do so many fun pieces. It all looks wonderful. The quilts are amazing. Blessings ~Sara

Marilyn said...

Beautiful, calming, and refreshing!♥♫

Ceekay-THINKIN of HOME said...

What a precious lamb...you have a good life girl!
The quilts in the armoire....well, just too beautiful!!

The Old Parsonage said...

Debbie

Your home always looks warm and cozy to me. But I really love seeing all those quilts stacked together. Something so simple and yet beautiful!

Enjoy your week!
Leann

Special 'K' said...

what a lovely post and your beautiful armoire is to die for. I will follow on my way out because I am sure I will enjoy engaging and supporting your special place now I have found you. I hope you will find a little time to come visit me soon. Cheers SpecialK XoXo

Sarah said...

I'm so very happy to have found your post. I'm looking to convert an old entertainment center into an armoire for our bathroom remodel in order to save money. I was starting to get a little nervous thinking it wasn't going to turn out well, but your pics prove otherwise. Thanks!