Thursday, August 5, 2010

Bedroom Before and After

Two years ago my husband and I moved into an old Victorian style house built in 1910. Many of the rooms had already been updated when we bought the house, others still needed a little work. Here are a couple of photos we took as we made our first walk-through of the home.




We fell in love with the house on our very first visit, but we have slowly been making some changes that fit our style a little more. There are still some finishing touches we need to make on the bedroom so don't look at the photos too closely!


We found some old doors in the rafters of the garage. All they needed was a good scrubbing, a coat of paint, and some new door knobs.


I found this adorable two-tiered table at a thrift store. It had some serious water damage on the top tier, but it wasn't anything some sand paper, stain-blocking primer, and a coat of paint couldn't fix. Sorry I don't have any before pictures on that piece. The chairs were a cheap find at an antique store, visit this link for details.



Check out that amazing quilt, it was made by my great-great aunt. My grandma gave it to me the day we moved into our home.






This is a tea cup from my great-grandma's china and a couple of doilies given to me by my grandma.


Don't you just love this little jewelry box? I found it at an antique store for 3 dollars!


My mom painted this china for me because I fell in love with this china and couldn't afford it.



The new room makes me feel like a granny, and I LOVE it!

118 comments:

  1. Gorgeous Room! Well done :o)

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  2. wow, looks great! I love it

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  3. You did a beautiful job. I love the bed and old doors and your headboard=)
    New Friend Friday Party=)

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  4. gorgeous!!!
    lifeofperks.blogspot.com

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  5. It's beautiful~I love all the personal touches.

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  6. Love your room! And I love that headboard! How nice that you have your Aunts quilt displayed in your room. Its so pretty!

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  7. Love the doors! I LOVE them. Your style is excellent. I'm enjoying the tour immensely!

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  8. What a GORGEOUS room! I'd just like you to know, I'm soooo tempted to go run out and get two identical doors and do the same. So few build up the height of their headboards and I love that you have. Beautiful room that landed on the sidebar. :)

    Donna

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  9. Wow, this is really beautiful. I could sit in a room like that all day! I featured this on my blog.

    http://thespeckleddog.blogspot.com/2010/08/weekly-faves.html

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  10. Don't look too closely? Why not!?! Your room is absolutely beautiful! The headboard is fantastic! I have seen 1 door turned on it's side before, but your version is breath taking. :) Your room color sometimes looks green, and sometimes turquoise... can you share the color?

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  11. The room is so light and airy! Amazing job on the little sitting area and headboard!

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  12. Shanarun, thanks for the delightful comment! I'm glad you like the room. The paint color is called Gossamer Sky (Valspar). I had them cut the color in half though because I felt the color was a little too intense at full strength.
    --Leigh

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  13. SIMPLY GORGEOUS, anything with Aqua... IN LOVE! WELL DONE, THANKS FOR LINKING TOO! jenn

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  14. Leigh,
    What a gorgeous room! You did a fantastic job and I did look at the photos VERY closely and couldn't find anything but perfection!!!
    Would love to know more about ALL of the beautiful accessories in the room like the jewelry organizer and the artwork on the bed wall... and the night tables... and the chandelier!!! Don't leave anything out because it all looks fantastic!

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  15. Wow, I am impressed!
    This looks terrific!
    Thank you for sharing!
    Leticia

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  16. This makeover is fabulous! I love the headboard, the chairs and little table...it's all adorable. Lisa~

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  17. What a pretty bedroom! I love the doors-turned-headboard. Even better that it was free!

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  18. wow this is such a beautiful room! You've done a fabulous job! I LOVE it!

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  19. What a gorgeous room, and how clever is your mum!

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  20. You made this room so pretty! Great job!

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  21. Thank you for getting back to me so quickly! Our master bath is getting a bit boring, and I am looking for a change. :) I forgot to say last time, what a wonderful gift your mom made for you of her time and talent in creating those plates!

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  22. So pretty, I love the doors behind the bed, fabulous!!
    Tracey

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  23. Just LOVE before and after photos! Your bedroom is gorgeous now!

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  24. Wow!!!! What a beautiful room... I'd love to do my room like that

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  25. Beautiful! I LOVE the door headboard!

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  26. Your Mom is quite the artist!
    The entire room is serene and restful, a perfect bedroom.

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  27. I am seriously in LOVE with this room! So gorgeous! I love the airy feel and the vintage touches! Very nicely done!

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  28. Shanarun and Sjn, I'm glad you liked the plates my mom painted. My mom is the most talented and generous person I know!
    Shanarun, I think the color would be great in a bathroom. I think it is so calming and pretty.
    --Leigh

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  29. Hi Leigh! Amazing job - the entire room is simply gorgeous! Love the headboard. I am featuring this today {stop by and grab a featured button if you like} Thanks so much for joining the Sunday Showcase - I greatly appreciate it! Hope you have a wonderful week. ~ Stephanie Lynn

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  30. wow, what a great space. love your wall color and those perfume jars. stopping over from under the table and dreaming.

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  31. I really love your room! Thanks for sharing it with us.

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  32. Love the headboard and the room color!

    Michelle @ One Crafty Chick's Creations

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  33. Hi Leigh~

    I love LOVE love your bedroom! All of the touches you have added are so perfect! I have never seen doors used this way for a headboard, two of them standing side by side. They look AMAZING! I am so impressed...and inspired! I wonder if my husband would go for this. Right now we have an slipcovered/upholstered headboard, and I was going to make a new one. But I already have one door...

    If I do play copycat and use your idea, I will make sure to link back to you and let you know! :) I will definitely be following you! :)

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  34. Oh my, what a beautiful bedroom! I love the headboard. The whole room is just gorgeous. You've done a great job!

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  35. Beautiful serene room! I love the paint color that you used!

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  36. Beautiful! You have done such a nice job bringing this room together...love the vintage charm. :)

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  37. Oh my gosh, is this gorgeous! I absolutely love how you've transformed your space! It looks so light and airy -- it's perfection! :)

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  38. I love the paint colour. What a great space to crawl into at the end of a long day, or languish in on a Sunday morning.

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  39. love it! I'm planning my master bedroom makeover now...thanks for the inspiration. One thing on my list is to find a good quilt rack, b/c I have a lot of my nana's quilts she made, and her mother made. They need to be displayed instead of sitting in my attic! I love how a quilt just cozies up a room!

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  40. Absolutely love it!

    It has always been my dream to have a Victorian house, but alas, I am in a modern bilevel.

    I want to do my bedroom in similiar colours, except with a beach/water kind of theme.

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  41. I love what you've done with it :) It is beautiful and how precious having all those heirlooms around too. Gorgeous!! Good job!!

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  42. Very Pretty!! I love the colors!!

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  43. I am SO impressed with what you've done here!

    And talk about coincidences...we are about to move into a 1910 Victorian, too! Really!

    I'm so pleased to have found you and your lovely blog, very nice to meet you. :-)

    Have a great week!
    Hugs,
    Anne

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  44. Hi. Thanks for visiting. Your bedroom is lovely!
    I just love old homes. Looking forward to seeing more pics of yours.
    ~ Julie

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  45. I love those doors as your headboard! So pretty! I'm drooling!

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  46. Love it! I am usually not a blue girl, but this is so pretty. I would think about a blue room now.

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  47. I just found you at Frugal Friday and I'm now a follower! Love your bedroom...the doors, slanted ceiling, lamps and the white, teired table is just adorable. Thanks for sharing...please stop by when you have the time:)

    Rondell

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  48. oh my heavens, it's simply perfect. this reminds me of a room that you'd find in a charming B&B near some gorgeous wine country somewhere. oh yes, it's THAT gorgeous. :)

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  49. Looking good...love the headboard idea! Thanks for showing off your bedroom makeover at my NIFTY THRIFTY TUESDAYS PARTY...hope you are having a FUN time here.

    Blessings,
    Linda

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  50. Oh my goodness. I've had the entire summer off too and I did NOTHING!!! It's beautiful. I'm coming over to see it personally. I'll be home from London in a few days I'll see you then!

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  51. What a beautiful haven! So happy I stopped by!

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  52. WOW! You certainly have an eye for beautiful decor!

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  53. Beautiful! Very inspiring. I love all the little details!

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  54. WOW!!! I LOVE your room! The colors of blue and white are so peaceful! I am in the middle of our master bedroom re-do (I've taken a 6-month break), and I might just use some of your ideas for inspiration to finish it!

    I am sure you love being in your room--it is delightful!

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  55. I LOVE the doors you used for your headboard. The bedroom looks so much more inviting now than before. Very well done.

    Elisabeth
    http://homeschoolblogger.com/timbuck2mom/

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  56. What a beautiful room. I am especially loving the door headboard, the color scheme and that gorgeous chrystal chandelier.

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  57. I love your bedroom! I'll be featuring your romm at Life As Lori during my Get Your Craft on thursday party. If you would like to grab my I was featured button please do so.

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  58. i love the doors as a headboard! thank you for linking up to mmm! i am going to feature you next week :)

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  59. Oh I love this makeover! My favorite is definitely the headboard!

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  60. LOOKS FANTASTIC! I'M IN THE BRAINSTORMING PHASE OF RE-DOING MY BEDRM. AS IN I HAVE TO MANY OTHER PROJECTS TO FINISH FIRST SO ALL I CAN DO IS BRAINSTORM AND DAYDREAM ABOUT MY SOON TO BE NEW BEDROOM! I LOVE YOUR DOOR HEADBOARD, THE COLORS AND THE VINTAGE TOUCHES! BEAUTIFUL!

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  61. It is gorgeous! I especially love the doors and your grandmother's quilt. Nice job. I needed some inspiration for our bedroom.

    Thanks for sharing!

    Brittany
    http://www.prettyhandygirl.com

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  62. Oh this is just amazing! I love the after photos. I am featuring this on my blog tomorrow. Stop by for a visit.

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  63. Stopping by from the shabby chic party! Love this transformation! You did a beautiful job with this room. Very peaceful! I have seen two tier tables but just couldn't vision how they would work in a space. Very nice!

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  64. Every time I see a beautiful bedroom such as yours, I want to redecorate my bedroom! You did a fantastic job, well done! Marcia

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  65. Your stunning bedroom re-do has been featured at CraftOManiac.blogspot.com Thanks, Jen

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  66. I love it too! The blue walls are so calming and the birds on the chins are gorgeous. The doors are awesome!

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  67. What an absolutely fantastic makeover. Everything is SO Perfect. I love it. Especially those doors as the headboard. They are fantastic!

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  68. Your house is looking lovely! I am amazed that your mom painted china for you...what a treasure! I think my favorite things are your doors and two tiered table..so sweet!
    Thanks so much for linking up to my Treasures and Trinkets Thursday! :) Please link up again.
    Blessings & Hugs
    Missy

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  69. I love the doors as a headboard. Such a great idea!

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  70. What a beautiful room. I love your headboard made out of the old doors. Perfect. I've been working on my bedroom too. So much work but so worth it. Stop by sometimes. :)

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  71. Wow! this room is amazing. You are very talented. I just LOVE your style.

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  72. Wow, what a transformation! I love it!

    belle

    beautifulnest dot blogspot dot com

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  73. Wow! I love the use of doors as a headboard. Very nice, love your style!

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  74. Such a beauty of a bedroom. Great great job.

    Partying with you tonight.

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  75. I absolutely adore the doors as your headboard!!

    www.lisadphotos.com/blog

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  76. Your room turned out just lovely! I love that two tiered table... so cute!

    Thanks for linking my Flaunt it Friday party, come back soon! :)

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  77. You were very popular at last weeks "AP Tuesday" @ New Nostalgia. You are featured this week! Thanks so much for your great post..

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  78. absolutely beautiful transformation! Congrats on being featured on so many blogs this week, I've been seeing this room all over the place! ;)

    New follower, I look forward to reading your blog!

    -Ann Marie

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  79. lovely job!! I like all of the details and the history pieces that give you a homey, loved feel.

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  80. this is AMAZING!!!!!!! can you come decorate my house? hehe. And, I have that EXACT SAME pansy doily!

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  81. Wow! I love your bedroom! It's gorgeous!!! I really love the doors used as a headboard! Great job!

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  82. Okay, so I'm drooling. Seriously beautiful. I want this room! Love everything about it. Everything. You need to do this for a living, my dear!

    Hope you are well! I love peaking into your blissful life/ home. : )

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  83. Nice - love the doors! You've done a great job.

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  84. Hello Leigh....Your lovely post came right after mine on Susan's blog. Loved all your remodeling. Don't you absolutely adore your Victorian house? I love our 1935 front entry Colonial. I lOVE old houses. They have so much more character than today's cookie cutter homes. Everyone has her/his own preference, I'm sure. Anyway, great job! Susan

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  85. It is so beautiful. I love the blue you chose and all of the "granny" extras.

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  86. Oh how I love a good bedroom makeover and yours certainly qualifies. That those doors are such a lucky find, imagine finding them in you attic!
    You did a wonderful job and I love all the little sentimental family touches you put in there.

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  87. Just wanted to let you know I featured you today on FTF! You can take a featured button if you would like! Thanks for joining in the party!

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  88. What a great room re-do! Love the doors/headboard ~ beautiful! You should totally link this project up over at my Favorite 2010 Project here
    http://charmbraceletdiva.blogspot.com/2010/12/link-up-your-favorite-2010-project.html
    Happy New Year! Kathleen

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  89. What a beautiful room! Love that you have many precious objects of your great grandmother. Happy New Year!

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  90. This room is gorgeous! I love the white and all the little touches that you took so much care to include.
    I can't help but be your newest follower!
    Cheers!
    Theresa

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  91. Hi! I found you thru the link party on Tater Tots and Jello. Your room is gorgeous! I absolutely love the plates that your mom painted, looks like talent runs in the family! I'm new to blogging, feel free to stop by! Oh, and the doors as a headboard? fabulous!

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  92. How nice that you have so many family things and pieces of history from the house. I know the room is very special to you because of that.

    BTW, if you can afford that china a little at a time, I've noticed recently that it's making it's way to Marshall's and HomeGoods. You might be able to collect a few pieces that way if you still want it.

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  93. WOW. I LOVE IT! you did an amazing job! FOund you thru tatertots! following you now...happy new year! :)

    michelle...xoxo

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  94. First of all, I had to laugh at the little teeny tiny piece of wall art the previous owners had over the bed.

    Second of all, wow....Your transformation is to die for! The doors as a headboard make a huge impact....

    I am all about sentiment, so I must say, the quilt is my favorite. Especially the fact that your grandmother gave it to you as a house warming.....

    Happy new year!

    Lisa

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  95. It's beautiful! My husband and I bought an old victorian home last year, it was built in the 1880's. Unfortunately we still have not moved into it yet, it needed a lot of work! We plan on moving around the time we first looked at it a year ago in March! We also found some old doors in our house in the attic and used them in the house! Wishing you a wonderful new year!!!!

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  96. Oh my! That bedroom makes me speechless! LOVE the doors, colours, bedding, the whole package. Lovely!

    Donna
    http://funkyjunkinteriors.blogspot.com/

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  97. Hi there~ Loving your bed with this doors- just beautiful! I love to use architectural elements too- it looks gorgeous and the whole room is very inviting and warm. Stopping by from SNS to say hello! Happy New Year!

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  98. What beautiful details, and so personal, too. Love the door headboard. Just a lovely room!

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  99. In case you are still interested in getting those plates, I just saw those Lenox Chirp dinner plates and dessert plates at TJ Maxx for a steal ($16.99 for dinner plates) here in Seattle. I'm not sure where you're located, but I hope you can find them by you too!

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  100. I'll check our TJ Maxx here. Thanks for letting me know!

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  101. Hi! I'm a new follower! :)

    http://livingwiththemartins.blogspot.com

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  102. Wow, now that's a whole lot of comments on those gorgeous decorations and rooms ;)

    I'm a new follower. I hope when you get a chance you will stop by and follow me back.

    While you're there, please enter to win this wonderfully comfortable (APR $99) pillow ;)

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    ~Steph

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  103. I am your newest follower!
    Please follow back, I would greatly appreciate it!
    Quick Tattletails
    :)

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  105. Great job on the room! I like the idea of having an attic room of even the ceiling.
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  107. I have been researching ideas on the net after work for a few months..at least an hour a night. Ive seen 100s of pages full of ideas. Your decor is by far the coolest I've seen. Im not very lucky lately at the the thrift stores. Im a block away from an antique store,im getting there! Awesome, beautiful work!

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    2. Thank you so much for your kind words. It is comments like this that inspire me to keep creating! Keep at the thrifting, you'll get the hang of it. Good luck with your own home decor, I'm sure it will look amazing if you are willing to put so much time and effort into researching.
      Leigh

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  108. I have been researching ideas on the net after work for a few months..at least an hour a night. Ive seen 100s of pages full of ideas. Your decor is by far the coolest I've seen. Im not very lucky lately at the the thrift stores. Im a block away from an antique store,im getting there! Awesome, beautiful work!

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  109. I have been researching ideas on the net after work for a few months..at least an hour a night. Ive seen 100s of pages full of ideas. Your decor is by far the coolest I've seen. Im not very lucky lately at the the thrift stores. Im a block away from an antique store,im getting there! Awesome, beautiful work!

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  110. In my house I decorated the whole design, but in the bedroom had to settle for a simple Plastic hangers

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