Friday, June 19, 2009

Putting This Tour To Bed

I really appreciate your kind comments about the tour. My daughter is thrilled that you've enjoyed the apartment. But before we end, I must say a few special Thank Yous. First to my daughter and son-in-law for letting me show off their home. Also I must thank their good friend Ashlee (I made her the monogram M). Ashlee painted with me, drove me around and, most importantly, kept me sane while we painted practically the entire apartment in only two days. And a thank you to her sweet hubby for all of his help too!

Next on the tour is the second bedroom. It's being used as an office/guest room/bike storage. Their last apartment was only a one bedroom, so they are really enjoying this extra space.

Remember I told you that my darling daughter picked up some shutter doors for free. We also found an old door.
Both came in handy when decorating the master bedroom. The headboard is a pair of shutter doors hung vertically right onto the wall. The nightstands were found on Craigslist. She also picked up these brass lamps for free. They look great with a couple of coats of metallic spray paint and a new shade. They had the tall chest of drawers and the previous tenants left a low dresser for them. Amazingly all of the wood tones in the bedroom furniture are very similar.Leaning in the corner is the old door that's been turned into a practical and pretty jewelry storage solution.
Remember the mirror above the kitchen sink? We bought a large mirror at the home improvement store (in the glass aisle) and asked them to cut it in half. One half was hung above the sink and the other half was hung onto the old door.
We also purchased several door stops. We removed the plastic end of the stop and screwed them into the door for holding necklaces and bracelets. We added shelf brackets and a shelf below the mirror. The jewelry frame hangs below the shelf. Isn't it wonderful that everything my daughter needs for accessorizing is now one gorgeous accessory itself?

18 comments:

sherri said...

Wow! I just caught up on the tour for the past few posts...it looks wonderful! How fun it must have been to decorate your daughter & son-in-law's apt! With her sense of style and your talents you all created a masterpiece living space!

kimsilver said...

I think your shutter and old door ideas were ingenious. We have a salvage place fairly close to where I live, and they have a ton of old doors. I have looked on the internet for ideas for them, and have seen headboards, and wall art...but never a jewelry organizer! Great thinking!

patsy said...

My daughters & I have loved ooogling over this darling apartment!!
You are so amazing-
thanks for sharing :)
and for the sweet note the other day- I was over the top delighted to get a note from you!

Princess Ang-hamin said...

you're so crafty!!

off-note, do you have any patriotic home crafts tucked away that you can share?

Songbirdtiff said...

Everything looks great! The two of you really have a talent for creating a home.

I'm in awe of the clever use of that door!

Lazy Mom Leslie said...

Great! What a fabulous apartment. Creativity is the best form of decoration! Love it!

Miss(es) Canadian Pie said...

I think my favorite part of the tour was today. Wow wow wow!! I can't get enough of the jewelry door. How incredibly clever! I also love the lamps. I've been spray painting mine black...but I think I may look into other finishes now. Thanks so much for sharing this wonderfulness!

Candice said...

What great ideas! Your daughter's apartment is so nice! My first apartments never looked that good. :)

Sarah said...

Cool idea with that old door and using those shutters as a head boad!

bj said...

Oh,...this has all been so much fun. I adore what you did with the door...and the shutters, too.

Cottage Rose said...

Wow!! I am so sorry to see the tour end, I have enjoyed the tour so very much. My but you really did an amazing job. I love the door for the jewelry, so very cleaver. And the head boards I just love that,,, how chic is their little home... thanks for the wonderful tour.

Hugs
Alaura

Sheryl said...

Joy, I cannot believe how clever you are! Beautiful!

Paige said...

Beautiful! Thanks so much for sharing. You truly have a gift!

~Hurricane B~ said...

great, spectacular, amazing, creative and orginal is what I think of what your work. You are welcome for any kind words us readers have said and I know I can speak for more than myself when I say, THANK YOU for sharing it.

Ruby Red Slippers said...

I looked at the whole tour-Lovely! I love everything you all did-now when are you coming to MI and make over my house??
:)

Richella said...

This is wonderful! Thank you so much to your daughter and son-in-law for letting us peek into their beautiful home--and thank you to you for showing us your handiwork!

That old door jewelry organizer. . . now that is really something. Just wait, I'll bet you're gonna get people from all over writing to tell you that you've inspired them to do the same thing. Way to go!

Chanelle said...

I am amazed at all the neat things you did in that apartment. Did you accomplish all that in one weekend? You are wonder-woman! When are you going to start your own decorating show?

Amber said...

Looks great! I love the new look of the lamp posts!

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