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Tuesday, June 22, 2021

Summer Bedroom


I have had a ruffled black and white buffalo check comforter on our bed for quite a while now,   so I moved it into a guest bedroom and replaced it with a lighter more summery spread that I've had for a long time.    Still one of my favorites...lol!


 
The only new item I used to freshen up our bedroom is a set of pretty Laura Ashley sheets I found at Burlington the other day.    I loved them so much that I bought 2 sets.....one for my bedroom and one set to make slipcovers for the family room sofa and love seat.


Here's the new slip covers for the family room and a link to that post if you want more details.....http://penny-pennystreasures.blogspot.com/2021/06/cottage-slipcovers-layered-rugs-for-our.html 


Just changing out the linens lighten up our bedroom a whole lot!     And,  the spring linens gave a guest room a fresh new look as well!


I wanted the summer bedroom to have more of a Cottagey look instead of the Farmhouse look I had for spring.


I've had this pillow for years and was happy to bring it out of retirement for a while.


The artwork I had over the fireplace mantel and on this side of the bed found a new home in another guest bedroom that I've been giving a makeover recently.     It's the bedroom that our grandlove Kyleigh uses when she's here and it had a Boho theme that she picked out a couple of years ago.    She's a teen now and has her mind is on other things,   so she didn't help with her bedroom make over this time.    I can't wait to share what I did in her room.....all by myself....lol!


Like I said earlier,   the artwork over the fireplace moved into Ky's bedroom and I replaced it with a simple floral design and a couple of canvass pics......


 
I had this chair slipcovered in material from the sheets that I had on the Spring bed.        I didn't make a new slipcover for the chair this time,   I covered it with a small quilt that I used like a throw.     This may be the last appearance of this particular quilt as it is pretty much falling apart.    I've had it a long time and it's one of my favorite so I will use any of the good pieces that are left for other projects.


I decided to stack some of my quilts on top of the old radio as decoration in a simple cottagey vignette.


I've been cleaning out my closet and donating a lot of my clothes......I've lost quite a bit of weight since Oct 2020.    I was diagnosed as pre-diabetic and the weight loss did the trick! 
 Anyhow,   I had this doll house that I made for my mother one year for Christmas stashed in the bottom of my closet.    I thought about sending it to the studio and put it in storage for a while.....


I opted instead to put in on top of my dresser and enjoy seeing it everyday for a while


I took down the ladder that I had on the wall you see in the background and sent it to the studio.....


I made a trip to my art trailer and brought in this vintage Home Interior picture that I love,    My Grandmother had one that hung over her TV for years and when she passed her son wanted it.   So,  I kept an eye out for one and found one at a yard sale.    I think of my Nanny.....that's what we called her.....every time I see it!


I hope you enjoyed my tour of our Summer bedroom and will come back soon to visit again!

 

11 comments:

  1. Penny,
    I love the cottage look for Summer in your bedroom...I love the doll house and I also have the same Home Interiors picture and I have it in my Craft Room.....Glad to see that you are bringing out some of your "older" but much loved things!!
    Hugs,
    Deb

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  2. Your bedroom is so lovely. Love the doll house . Very pretty summer room.

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  3. It's really amazing how small little touches (like changing out the linens) makes such a big impact. What a lovely summer bedroom.

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  4. I love the lamps on both sides of the mantel. Everything looks fresh and fit for summer.

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  5. Love the make over touches! Wonderful to look at!

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  6. You Summer Bedroom is beautiful.

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  7. Penny, This is a lovely room to just do nothing in. I love the pillow with the sweet little Pom.
    It such a happy little dog. Thanks for sharing.
    Keep up the great work and take care of yourself.
    Happy Trails to You. Dale Evans tribute.

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  8. I love your little house. AWESOME!

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  9. Love the peaceful and airy look of a 'cool' bedroom, and I mean temperature. Summer is so hot---we need an oasis to end the days with. Mission accomplished here! gorgeous, thanks for making me go straighten the bedroom, lol. Sandi

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  10. I love the little doll house - reminds me of one my Dad made me for Christmas when I was little - There were no Barbie Dream Houses back them - - - and thank goodness - mine was much nicer ! Have a nice day ! :)

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  11. I love how light, bright and airy your summer bedroom feels, Penny!! It's so nice to change out the bed linens, isn't it? So many pretties you've shared about ~ it's nice to hear all the memories behind each piece... <3 I'm that way, too.

    Happy 4th of July weekend to you and I featured your post at this week's Share Your Style #308 for you,
    Hugs,
    Barb :)

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