Monday, August 16, 2010

Wow, it's been a long time...

...since I've posted anything here.  Life has just gotten in the way (imagine that).

Been doing a lot of work in my house.  And thanks to my son and grandsons, I have new laminate flooring in my bedroom and office, the two rooms I spend the most time in.  So, of course, that "required" a total re-do of both rooms :-)  I know, a picture is worth a thousand words, so while I don't have my new headboard made yet, here's the bedroom.

First picture is after floor, but before any other re-do.  This is my massive, king size bed.
Took up LOTS of space and made the large room look small

New low, full size platform bed - I LOVE IT!

The iris pictures over the bed are high, in anticipation of the headboard I'm going to make.

Looking from the corner where the secretary is

The floors were sort of a necessity.  Very old carpet with lots of pet dander and dust imbedded in it.  I had bronchitis all winter long and just never seemed to totally shake it.  In March the doctor decided I had developed chronic bronchitis and asthma and said I needed to rip up all my carpet.  Well, that's bit easier than said, but I did have some hefty workers and they did a great job.  Of course, my house was a total wreck for awhile.  They did my bedroom while I was in Texas in June at another grandson's graduation, and the office just in the last few weeks. 

So, really I didn't change any furniture except the bed- which I'd been considering doing for quite awhile, and painting a few things white and moving them around a bit - and of course, draperies, curtains, & pillow covers.  Yeah I know, according to HGTV, I'm way too cluttered - but it looks so much less so with the new floor and bed.  And, "I" like it, and that's what matters.


Wanda @ Just Vintage said...

That's a large bedroom! The floors look great, Iris. It all has a cleaner feel to it, doesn't it? And I love the smaller bed. I know my opinion is contrary to most everybody I know, couples especially, but I don't like a king size bed. We've slept in my grandparents' full size bed all our married lives and just can't imagine it any other way. Not to mention, if we had a king, that's all our bedroom would be. A bed.

Suzie Eads said...

It looks great! I like the little sitting area there!


missb@dragonflyvintage said...

Hey, Wanda beat me to the comments. That IS a large bedroom, lucky you! And to heck w HGTV, *I* think it looks fresher and cleaner. I also moved to a full-size bed when I moved (from a lifetime of queen), and it's just the right size for me. and a 65-lb dog. and two cats :-)

Country Cottage Chic said...

It's a fabulous room Iris & it looks lovely.


Iris said...

Thanks guys. It does look a lot fresher & cleaner (and actually IS a lot cleaner). It's a pretty big room (14x21). I can sit in my comfy blue chair and watch TV, read, or in the winter, watch my cozy electric fireplace.

I seriously didn't need a king size bed with only me - even me and the furkids.

Dixie said...

I love it!!! Glad to see some photos :-)

Anonymous said...

Considering the fact that Frosty is a little guy, you probably could have gotten away with a TWIN! lol Looks very comfortable. I think I'd be holing up in there if that's where the computer is! Great job!

Anonymous said...

I'm new here, but just wanted to comment on how nice your bedroom looks. I love the wood floors. I just recently had the laminate floor installed in my living/dining room, and it has so much easier to keep clean. Anyone with lung problems should get them, if they can. It helps greatly keep the dust and dirt down.