Tuesday, September 27, 2011

{Sophie's Room}

 ...ruffles, book paper and gesso...these are a few of my favorite things.

When an older sister made the move upstairs, a shared room becomes {Sophie's Room}. It is
 sweet and white and so, so Sophie. A strict budget meant a careful planning, and lots of creative decorating.

The new {OLD} chippy iron bed instantly became the focal point of the room. Adorned with recycled bedding from Camille's room, a few new vintage pillow cases and an old grain sack, it is absolutely charming.

I was able to find interesting and unique art through the less obvious...a castoff frame that had lost its' luster makes a simple and unobtrusive center piece....paired with a milk glass lamp and a simple lampshade frame it is the perfect duo....the old primitive angel dolls keep watch over Sophie, day and night.
 Remember I mentioned I was working on a french market sign..well it is complete and I love it.

An old canvas gets a new facelift with vintage book paper and some beautiful hand made silky rosettes.
I had so many compliments on these, they are now for sale at {seventwothree}, along with coordinating vintage cigar boxes.

An old woven green footstool gets a coat of soft white paint and hand painted wording...a bit of muslin adds a touch of textile.

A tiny chair, a treasured and timeworn piece that belonged to my Angel son, gets a facelift with new fabric. {sending out this week for an upholstery job...will post better photos later}

An old ladder gets some white paint and a good sanding...I love the {galvanized rungs}.
Nice of the lightbulb to burn out just in time for photographing this room...which I must add at this point...indoor lighting stinks! I DO have a big flash and tripod, but I was lazy and in a hurry, so I did not take it out...the lighting is really much more beautiful than these photos depict.

Old yellow dressers are repainted...I love the way the detailed grooving on the fronts have a silver patina...

A few simple props add to the old world charm of the room...a vintage bassinet, an old picnic basket and a white enamel bucket, a shabby linen apron, are all sweet and simple pieces....

...simple tulle curtains complete the picture. {Sweet and Simple}.

{This is Sophie}.

I will be linking this room redo up here: Please hop over and check out all of the other wonderful inspiration that is to be found!


Blondie's Journal said...

Simple and beautiful...Sophie must love it!! You did a wonderful job on the sign, on everything! The bedding is gorgeous! Well done, Rae!


Sandi Keene said...

What a gorgeous room! Fit for Princess Sophie.

Lynn Richards said...

Oh, MY!!!! I think I would cry if someone gave me a room so beautiful!!!

A Cozy Cottage in the City said...

Hi Rae,

I am hopping on over from Faded Charm, and so glad I did! I've loved what you've done to this room - so beautiful! I have two boys, so I dream one day of decorating a girls room too (God-willing). Anyway, your blog is very uplifting & inspiring, and I am enjoying going through your posts. :) I am your newest follower. Take care & have a blessed day!


Jenny said...

This is absolutely beautiful. I love it all, especially that sign above the bed. Amazing!


Shay said...

I love it!

A Cottage Muse said...

So happy I stopped in from WW...this is beautiful! Looking forward to catching up!

Janel@hatingmartha said...

the bedding is beautiful! This room has a very simple elegance...love it!

Lorraine Bell said...

I could just curl up in that cozy bed and dream old fashioned dreams. So perfect for Sophie! Beautiful job, Rae! xoxo

Gretchen said...

Sophie's room is beautiful! Especially the bed area, as I just love it...
Interestingly, Sophie was my favorite name and I used it for my only child which at the time was a 4 legged friend. When I later actually had a child and wanted to use the name, my husband said "no", we aren't naming our daughter after your dog. lol Thus, I have an Emily instead of a Sophie. Love both names equally..., but Sophie is less common and more special.
I hope you're doing well. Life has been crazy for me, and I apologize for not being in touch.
Gretchen in Minnesota

PS... would love to chat someday about your "BRAVE" girl camp experience. Love that whole concept!

Little Vintage Cottage said...

OMG!!! This room is SO beautiful! I love it all! The cigar boxes are lovely as well ;)


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