Sunday, August 8, 2010

My Favorite Room

Why is our Master Bedroom my favorite in our home?
At this moment in time it is clean, organized and
peaceful to be in.  
How did this come about?
I had a day off from work and had a brilliant idea.  If I took the time to get our room in shape I could write a blog post about it. 
 A few months ago when I started blogging one of my thoughts was "blogging would be a motivation to complete projects, I would then have something to write about".

The Master Bathroom is my second favorite because we have completed changes there also.  Look here to see our bathroom update.  Another room in our home that is now organized is my Sewing Room here, completed for the "Where Bloggers Create" event. 

  I will show a couple of before pictures of the dresser and table tops first.  These two pictures should give you a general feel of the room.  The pictures make me cringe.  I would rather forget how it looked before I de-cluttered and organized.

My bedside table - ugh!

The top of my dresser, just looking at it is stressful.
On to the new clutter free room!

Enter the room through french doors and look to the right

Looking a little further to the right

This is a picture of the bed before I finished making it.  Notice the lovely chocolate brown sheets.  They are what I purchased with the CSN gift certificate I won from Anne's giveaway last month at Fiona and Twig.

I tried the pillows several different ways

This has my hand embroidered pillows in the back

This is what I settled on with my lovely new pillow in the middle, $2 at my great garage sale shopping day.

Side table top on his side

My grandparents old bedside cupboards

Side table top on my side

It is free of clutter so there is room for the book or sewing project I am working on.

Here is the wardrobe closed, it sits across from the bed. Our little guy with his arms open wide is one of the first gifts given to husband while we were dating. It spent several years in a box but now sits where we see it every day. It says,
"I Love You This Much"

Wardrobe open, TV and extra blankets

Looking back the other way, here is where the pillows ended up.

My chair and dresser

I still love violets

Tray made by my Daughter-in-law Lyndie, gifts from friends on it

Dishes holding jewelry and of course more violets

His desk and desktop

Violet stitchery I did several years ago, just to the right of the french doors.

It is great to have a room that is calm and uncluttered, at least for the time being. 

I will link to Show Off  Your Cottage Monday at The house in the roses , Metamorphosis Monday at Between Naps on the Porch and Make it for Monday at Cottage Instincts.


  1. I am going through this same process right now. Got the closet done - mostly. Just finished the top of the dresser. Now thinking about changing my nightstand for something else. Your room looks so welcoming and peaceful and relaxing. Charming!

  2. Yes, it is charming and peaceful. I do love looking at all of your little treasures. To me, those things are what personalizes a room and makes it so cozy.

  3. Nice job! Looks very cozy ad restful.

  4. Great motivation to all of us.

  5. Your master bedroom looks very relaxing. A perfect hideaway after a long tiring day. Doesn't it feel great to get rid of clutter once in a while??? Stopping by from SOYCM.

  6. Very pretty... and soothing rooms! Thanks for participating in our "Show Off Your Cottage Monday" and letting us into your lovely home...



  7. That's a beautiful transformation! The violets embroidery is gorgeous! Good night!

  8. Your bedroom looks so nice and inviting! Doesn't it make you feel wonderful to get everything in order! I think your new sheets are so lovely and your bedding and pillows are very pretty.
    Thanks for popping in to see me.
    Be a sweetie,

  9. Very cute Sherry and cozy.I love the chair, and the pillows too.

  10. Great job! Thanks for sharing this great transformation. Your room is so inviting looking, but I won't ask to be invited... well, maybe just to see it in person some time. I do not have a favorite room in my home now. The master bedroom in my old home was definitely my favorite. It was like a castle bedroom and I always felt like a queen in there. It made me feel so relaxed and removed from everything domestic. Now, my whole home makes me feel relaxed and comfortable.

  11. Stopping by from Met Monday!! Doesn't it feel great to get things organized and clean? I have been trying to do that lately myself!! Everything looks so nice in your bedroom!

  12. I came over from Cottage Instincts. Lovely! Pansies are my favorite--closely followed by violets. I love the lavender and purple. I was amazed at your husband's bedside table. My husband allows it on MY side! :-) I love your stitchery and pillows too. Very nice room.

  13. Congrats on getting your room the way you like it. That feeling is what makes me feel comfortable too. So glad for you. Great job.

  14. Hi Sherry! Popping in to let you know I'm matching up swap partners now! : ) Also, I agree that an uncluttered master bedroom makes for a much more relaxing and stress-free environment. I can't tell you what a difference it made in my own bedroom once I got rid of a lot of "stuff".

  15. How did I miss this post? BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!!