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Saturday, September 27, 2008

PINK Saturday ~ A Calm Master Retreat

Another PINK Saturday is upon us! Thank you Bev of How Sweet the Sound...our host, be sure to check out the other many PINK lover participants!

I can't believe how fast the week flew by. I have been very busy cleaning a dust bunny convention that decided to reside under my LARGE King Size bed...OH my!!! That of course inspired to me really look at our room and come up with a fresh new LOOK. With the help of some very dear on-line friends, my PRH group on ebay...I think I have come up with a calm, cool and cottage victorian retreat for my dh and I.

While our room is blues and whites...there are touches of PINK everywhere...and roses of course!

Two of the biggest changes were just changing out the cover on my bed and adding one to our sofa. Now this is a HUGE room with a cathedral ceiling. Our bed is king sized and it looks I have always had a challenge to make everything look comfy, cozy and not lost in the room.
Okay...I confess...we have a TV in our room and a treadmill ( I need 4 big strong men to move it the treadmill to the basement, which ain't happening soon!lol). So I am trying my best to work with what I have. Do you see touches of pink?
This biggest OVERALL change I made was to our curtains. I had a darker blue topper and matching side panels that I took down. I added a lacy topper and some sheers to even things out and I am very pleased with the lighter airy look it gives. But that makes it harder for me to get a good pictures, thus, my UGLY treadmill. But I do use it! lol
I almost forgot I had these shutters! When I angled this dresser it just needed a backdrop to help your eye rest, it does the trick. This was fun dressing up with a collar collection and all of my other goodies. I know, I do like my little STUFF!
Those are my chenille bedspread collection.
This is my wedding dress and hat. I also had some cute little hats that I redid with touches of pink to put on this shelf. The sweet strawberry sachet and purse were made by my dear friend Connie. This picture is a very pretty card that I added some lace to and then put it on a pale blue card stock with a painted frame.
As you can corner or TV is left bare....I am thinking of disguising this...any ideas? Also, the mirror is a wonderful old antique that has beveled edging, and real carving all around it. It has a neat story...many years ago my parents bought an old iron bed, dresser and this mirror. They had many coats of paint. My mom gave them to me when I was a teenager and we redid my room then. Well...many years later a friend who worked in the refinishing business took this and got all the paint off. He then got it to look like this! It is a prized possesson!
Oh..I forgot..that sweet handpainted rose plate was snagged for $4 on a junking trip with my mother last week in Seattle! What a steal that was!
A closer look of the shelf goodies.

I am so happy with the over all look of this room. Wish you could all see it! This room is very hard to get an overall feel for due to its size and the fact that I cannot get one picture of the entire room. So hopefully you can at least get a good feel for my PINKness that I dabbled around the room.

Happy PINK...Lorena


Connie said...

I'm so glad we were able to help you with that bedroom, sweet chick. It came out absolutely stunning. Especially the window treatments

Ele at abitofpinkheaven said...

Lorena, looking soooo good! It came out great. What a difference a few little changes can make!


Happy Pink Saturday!

Your bedroom looks fabulous, great PINK post!

~ Gabriela ~

fitty's pinky rose cottage said...

that is such a pretty bedroom. I love all the pinkies & roses you display in your romm.. Happy pink saturday!

Victoria Lynn said...

It was so much fun to meet you and your family! I wish we had more time to spend together...that darn traffic! You were absolutely beautiful and sweet! Hope your visit at home was wonderful. I had a great time with Donna, it flew by! I loved coming back home to Tennessee where my heart now lies. Your bedroom looks so peaceful and calming (that's a good thing in your bedroom!). Nice plate you snagged in Seattle! I can never have enough roses! Hope your Fall is a wonderful time for you. I'm planning a bunch of painting projects and maybe some yard work. Take care. Love and hugs, Victoria Lynn

Dolly said...

Ohhh its so warm and romantic!
I love it!
You did a great job!

I wish I had a room that big!

Hugz, Dolly

She'sSewPretty said...

I love the paint color in your bedroom. You have so many pretty treasures. I wish I had room for a treadmill in my room. That is a huge bedroom.
Have a wonderful pink weekend!

Katie said...

Happy Pink Saturday! The room is fabulous! Paint the teadmill! That's my idea! Paint it blue and use white to trim it in - that would be great. I still haven't painted roses on my air cleaner...oh no! Another item on my to do list!

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

Hi Lorena!! The bedroom is just yummy!! My favorite change are the lighter curtains & the sofa covering. I've always been partial to blue rooms. Our bedroom was blue up until 3 yrs. ago!!

Big TX Hugs,
Angelic Accents

Miss Rhea said...

Lorena, It just looks GREAT !! I can see how soft and pretty it is now. All of your new touches are perfect in there. :) I love that you have your wedding dress hanging there as a reminder of what you both share. :) Looks Beautiful !!!!!! :)

Happy Pink Saturday !! :)

Smilingsal said...

You may see pink, but I see a lovely blue (my favorite color!). Try Blue Monday.

Meanwhile, Happy Pink Saturday!

Beverly said...

Happy Pink Saturday, Lorena.

I definitely see your love for pink roses in your room. It is wonderful that you have created a space that you love and makes you happy. Thank you for sharing it with us.

Judy said...

Hey Lady, Your room has turned out beautiful. Hope you are having a wonderful day.

bj said...

Your bedroom is stunning! So pretty and you have so many really pretty things!
Happy Pink Saturday..

Susan Hickam said...

What does PRH stand for? Your bedroom is very nice! You have so many personal touches in it. I hate a room that doesn't tell me anything about the person residing in it. Happy Pink.

Diane@A Picture is Worth.... said...

Hi Lorena,
Love the color scheme of the bedroom!

Hope you've had a wonderful pink sat.

Jennifer said...

Lorena I love what you did with your bedroom it looks so pretty.I love the kitty pics too!Happy Pink Sat,Jen

KarenHarveyCox said...

What a beautiful is HUGE! I especially love that corner with the rack and dress hanging from it. Your decorating style is lovely. Happy Pink Saturday. Karen

KatCollects said...

I love that you display your wedding dress and hat, so special. And your room is so so pretty, great job!!!

Lynne Laura said...

Hi & Happy Pink Saturday. Your master suite is lovely with all the pink touches and the darkest pink carpet.

Kindredly, Lynne Laura

Marina Capano said...

Happy Pink Saturday!so cute!

Lovely PINK post!


Shabby Kim said...


Your bedroom is just fabulous. I love it!! I'm so happy to have found your blog through Beverly's Pink Saturday posting list. I will definately come back and visit again. Come visit me when you get a chance.


Hi Lorena,
How nice that you have a large bedroom :) Mine is tiny 9 x 11 and we can't have 2 dressers in it..oh well, it's a place to rest our heads at night and I' thankful for that:) Yours looks lovely. I must admit..I won't have a TV in the bedroom. I'm a stinker about that. TV in familyroom in the lower level and 1 on the main floor in the little den :) I grew up with a Dad who had to have a TV on all the time and we had they everywhere..except in our bedroom, but Mom & Dad had one in theirs. Enough rambling...sorry..
Looks great and little things can make a big difference.

Nancy at ManicForMosaics said...

Lorena - The bedroom came out gorgeous! Just the right touches to make it a romantic retreat. Kitty looks happy with how it turned out too!

Somewhere In Time- Christie (yardsalequeen) said...

Oh this bedroom is so cozy and pretty! I love all of your treasures. I can tell that you put a lot of thought and love into all of the pretty little vignettes on your shelves and dresser. Oh and By the way.... everytime I go to cleaning I must always do a little just makes it so much funner... Hope you have a great week!

Margie said...

Your bedroom is lovely! I like how you lightened up the curtains, and your furniture, oh, it's so beautiful!

I wish I knew how to hide our tv, too. I didn't want one in the bedroom, but hubby wanted it, I don't know why, we hardly ever use it, but it must stay! I think the only time it gets used is if I'm that sick I can't get out of bed! Of course, then, I'm glad to have it there! tee hee!

Margie :)

Maryjane - The Beehive Cottage said...

Hello Sweet Lorena!

What a wonderful Pink Saturday post! I love your warm and cozy bedroom! Looks like your cat's favorite place to be! Have a wonderful week!


Sophee-a Laroo Bijoux and Sheri too said...

Your room gives me inspiration.....
I am struggling with my master too. High ceilings and a huge dog crate for our golden LOL
I want to incorporate more blue with pink but I also have black Toile, so this is where I am stuck!

Found you from Elle's blog :)

Mya said...

Looks beautiful to me. I could move right in. Happy Pink

Life on Bonnie Lane said...

My two favorite and blue! You have so many pretty things on display. I am also a lover of "stuff" and just not comfortable without my things around me. I especially love that dresser that was restored to its original beauty.


CC said...

Happy late pink Saturday

~~Deby said...

I love the look of your room...I think the colors and all the extras make it look like a retreat...
I am cottaging up my house as I have always loved the look...
Can I ask...
How do you all with all the cottage look things keep up with the dusting etc....this is a serious question