Sunday, January 19, 2014

North Carolina Bedroom

Today I'm sharing the pictures of the master 
bedroom in our place in North Carolina.
 Last week I showed the 'bear' themed
 The master bedroom was put together with
things we had; some older pieces of furniture
 that were used in previous homes,
 and great sale and found items.
Very budget decorating.
 A Longaberger basket filled with colorful
yarn and knitting supplies.
 I'm still working on that chunky colorful scarf. 
That's the extent of my knitting skills.
All the bedding: matelasse' cover and shams, 
log cabin quilt and shams, pillows
  and lamps were found at the 
JCP outlet on sale for 80% off. 
The original watercolors were from Larry's 
parents. We had them reframed with new
 matts. They look better here than anywhere 
we've had them in the over the years.
 Now, the log headboard was a real find!
 It was a twin bed that was discarded in 
my Florida neighborhood on bulk trash day. 
You should have seen me trying to load 
these heavy pieces by myself into our van. 
They are perfect here. Larry joined the 
two pieces; the headboard and footboard 
(luckily they were both the same size) 
to make a king size rustic log headboard,
for FREE! The rest of the bedroom 
furniture were family pass-downs.
Drapery panels were $10/pair. 
The set of 4 oil paintings were also 
 found on sale
at the JCP Outlet store.
The colors work great in this room

The ceiling fan has a rustic mountain motif.
It has two lights and the top one 
can be used as a soft night light.
The wild oil painting above the mirror was
 from a church yard sale here. 
I got it for $4.   
Larry built the rustic wood frame from a
 discarded pallet, as he has done HERE
My other thrifted painting is HERE.
A Jack Schmitt watercolor is another one
we've had for years.
 It's great that our art works so
 beautifully with the decor we have here. 
Rustic frame I found on sale at Target and
an old lamp.
A collection of thrifty throws. 
I find these handmade afghans at 
the many thrift stores here. 
I wash and dry them, so they are 
fluffy soft to snuggle with.   
Some are stored in a Longaberger basket.
This branch ladder was found at a local crafts 
show. I've added a few lap blankets, 
a cowboy hat and rope I found in the garage.
The top of the dresser had an old oil lamp 
that I've added electric to, a dough bowl 
filled with sweetgum balls that I gathered 
on a road trip stop by a Florida forrest. 
That's a poster sized picture of me
 a few years ago....OK many years ago.
That was carved into the stone walls above 
the entrance of my junior high school in 
Florida, Robert E. Lee. 
I never knew what it meant, but I do now!



  1. Gorgeous and so bright! Loving the color burst!

  2. I always love seeing your NC home! Thanks for sharing!!

  3. This room look so warm and cozy, I love it. Hugs, Marty

  4. Your home is beautiful! That last photo is amazing!!


  5. Gorgeous room. I haven't seen an afghan in years - they are lovely. I really like the upper light in the fan - so useful. Love the story of how you got the headboard. I love a room that comes from the gathering of items over time as there is a history there. You must really enjoy that space.
    Patty at Home and Lifestyle Design

  6. So warm and cozy with all those wonderful colors!

  7. Rita,
    Your NC home is absolutely gorgeous! I love your rustic theme and the watercolor prints are so bright and beautiful! Thanks for taking us on a tour of your lovely home! :)

    Las Vegas

  8. So warm and cozy! Love your paintings, you have a wonderful collection and that picture of you is great!
    Thanks so much for sharing at AMAZE ME MONDAY...

  9. The headboard was such a clever idea!

  10. We love the ceiling fan - where did you purchase it and how expensive was it?