My Alpine Home

Thursday, December 19, 2013

I’ve Been Dreaming of a White (chippy bed for) Christmas!

Oh my friends, miracles never cease!  I finally finished painting my bed white.  Just in time for Christmas!

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What I thought was going to be a weekend project turned into a month ordeal.  That’s right, for the last month hubby and I have been going all feng shui and have been sleeping on our mattress on the floor.

I had been thinking about painting my bed for some time now.  Originally I planned on waiting until Spring.  One beautiful Saturday in November I decided to just go for it!  Thought I would finish it by Monday.  lol!  What was I thinking?  The bed had a lot of detail and it took me 4 coats of chalk paint to cover it like I wanted.  Of course, only to sand lots of it off.

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This is what it looked like last year.  I loved our bed for years, but it really was getting dinged up.  What do you think?  Do you like it white?  Be honest, I can take it.  Hee-hee!

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I must say, I am loving it!  After hubby put it back together last night I teased and said we’d better be careful and not fall out of bed.  After all, the last month we’ve just literally had to roll out of bed in the morning.

This year I used the dotty pillowcases and red euro shams that I bought a few years ago from PB clearance.  The toile pillow was one I had from Ikea and my ruching white pillow is my latest clearance find from Thanksgiving Point.  I had my eye on it for some time and was thrilled to find it marked down.

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I’ve shown my redwork quilt before because I made it 7 or so years ago.  In case you are new here I’ll show a few blocks.  I still love it for the Winter months!

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Now how about a peek at some of my bedroom Christmas décor.  A lot of it is just Winter themed and I leave it up until February.

After we bought our new sectional for the family room this rustic green door made it’s way into our bedroom.

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I found the little bottle brush wreath yesterday at a thrift store for 50 cents.  The French script snowman is new this year from T.J. Maxx.  Funny thing, I just gave a large tote filled with snowmen to my son and dil last year.  Trying to down size.  Mercy, here we go again!

I placed my tinsel tree from Smith and Edwards (an after Christmas find one year) on my yellow bench.  Notice we still have snow.  And were suppose to get more today.  Hasn’t happened yet.

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It has a bit of rustic charm in an old Coca Cola crate.  A few simple red ornaments and cardinals is all it needed.

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I hung the wreaths as usual from my white curtains.  Draped across the bench is a red and white throw I made and a ruffled pillow I bought from my hairdresser, Shalana.

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This year I rolled the extra ribbon on the top of the wreaths into a flower.

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I created a cottage vignette above the fireplace.  The little pom pom garland was another thrift find.

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This little fella is handy to have around after a big snow storm.  He shovels for only a quarter.

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The stockings were hung. . .

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And the red wicker chair was dressed up with a ticking pillow for a cushion and draped with a small Christmas throw.

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The top of the red cabinet got a Winter scene also.

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I still love my copy cat PB  linen advent I made three years ago.

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Yup, I think we’re ready for the big day.  Now that I finally got that bed painted.  Keeping it simple above the bed with a chalkboard canvas I painted last year.  I wrote one verse from the song, “Winter Wonderland’.

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Just a few little last minute things. . . off to wrap more presents!

Merry Christmas!

Jann

I will be sharing with these fun parties:

Common Ground for Be Inspired

Rooted in Thyme for Simple and Sweet Fridays

French Country Cottage for Feathered Nest Friday

Charm of Home for Home Sweet Home

Shabby Art Boutique for Shabbilicious Friday

The Dedicated House for Make it Pretty Monday

Kathe with an e for You're Gonna Love it Tuesday

The Scoop

Lavender Garden Cottage for Cottage Style Party

42 comments:

Coastal Cottage Dreams said...

Jann your bed looks great! I used chalk paint for the first time in one of my guest bedroom bed and it turned out fine. It also took many coats of paint. Your holiday touches around your home look wonderful, too!

Chel @ Sweetbriar Dreams said...

I must say I do prefer the bed with all your hard work. It looks very chic!! The bedding also looks perfect and shows this up beautifully along with your great festive decorations. Enjoy a comfortable night's sleep! xx

The Old Parsonage said...

Oh the beautiful details show up much more with the white!!! Mr Op would never have gone for painting it - he would have put up a fuss. I've tried to do it with a few of our pieces and I have to do it while he's away:)

Love the Winter Wonderland!!

Leann

Stacey said...

Your bed is perfect! I love all the red and white in that room.

Stacy @ Sweethearts + Sweet Tarts said...

The hard work you put into painting and sanding the bed was worth it! Thank you for hosting the party. Merry Christmas

Curtains in My Tree said...

I love your bed white
that little tinsel tree is adorable
Love all your red & white decorations

Merry Christmas

Junkchiccottage said...

Hi Jann,
Welcome to the "white side" ha ha!!! I love your bed in white it is gorgeous. Love all your touches of red in the Christmas decor. So pretty. Have a wonderful Christmas Jann. It has been such a wonderful pleasure to get to know you better this past year. Merry Christmas.
Kris

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Well, it looks as cute as can be. Worth sleeping on the floor for a cute piece like that! Love all the red and white touches for Christmas!

Holly- Cutie Pie Cottage said...

I love your decor, Jann!
And of course your bed is better white!
I've wanted a white bed since forever!

Jeannie Marie said...

I've never used chalkboard paint, but the bed looks great. I love it dark, but updating it really makes your room pop! Your snowman decor is so fun!

Robin Johnson said...

Your whole room looks so pretty and festive but the bed takes the candy cane I think. It looks amazing all painted up and distressed. Plus I love, love, love all the red and white you've pulled together to make it look so cozy. The quilt on the bed is amazing too!

Linda @ A La Carte said...

I love the bed painted white Jann! The whole look is charming! Your home is so ready for Christmas!

camp and cottage living said...

Oh, I do like it, Jann!
It looks especially decorated in Christmas red and white.

mimi_62 said...

LOVE YOUR BED!! You did a great job. I also love all of your decorations. You rock, girl. No one does it better. Now you can rest.

Gina said...

I love all your pretty red & white décor, Jann, but honestly...I adore your bed!! It's beautiful in white. I think it was an excellent move to paint it.

Tanya Rachelle said...

Love your redwork quilt!!! I am a huge fan of redwork. Cheerful and just a wonderful showing on your new bed!!!
~Tanya

Karie's Chic Creations said...

Love, love your bed, and your beautiful quilt. Oh my we have got to get together my blog friend over the mountain. Beautiful decorating!
Hugs, Karie

priscilla said...

Your bed turned out fantastic Jann ! Love the white ! Your bedding is beautiful :)

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cynthia lee designs said...

Love the bed painted white!!
Cute snowman!! Love your advent calendar too!!
Hugs,
Cindy

Sue @ A Colourful Canvas said...

The bed looks beautiful painted white. I have a very similar bed, and have many, many times contemplated painting it white like you have done. The problem is I also like it the way it is, and I'm afraid I would make a mess of it. Maybe I'm just not really ready for a change. I've had the bed about seven years.

Di said...

The bed is beautiful and it looks totally different. Have a wonderful Christmas, I miss the snow.

Betty@SouthernGrace said...

I do love the bed white! I have a similar sleigh bed that I've considered painting white too. Now I'm really scared! haha.. Merry Christmas, Jann!

Rose L said...

I adore that quilt! Your decor looks so cheery and unique. I wish you a memorable Christmas and many wonderful experiences in the upcoming year.

lynn said...

i love your bed white, jann--but, your quilt is the show stopper for me-beautiful:) merry christmas to you!

Maria Elena said...

Love, love the new look of your bed! Your home looks so pretty all decorated for Christmas. Just wanted to stop by and wish you a very Merry Christmas! Enjoy this special time of the year! Hugs, Maria

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Pam~ Virginia Retro said...

Beautiful Jann! RED, my favorite color, and you use it so beautifully. I love your white bed, more beautiful red and white!

lynn cockrell said...

Everything is so beautiful, Jann! That advent calendar is just great and I do, seriously, love the "new" chippy white bed! Merry Christmas!

Nancy said...

Enchanting! I love all of it, Jann. The bed has so much more character now. Good job. I adore your quilts. That redwork is amazing. Love your fabric selections: the red ticking, the toile, and all the rest. Your decorations are so charming. Ooh, I just love it all. (Did I already say that? Well, it bears repeating.) God bless you and hubby, and may He give you a happy Christmas! :)

Art and Sand said...

LOVE your bed painted white and of course with red accents on the bed.

Everything is great, but what I pinned was the Be Good stocking. I might make some today for the flatware on the Christmas Eve table.

FABBY'S LIVING said...

Oh Jann, I love it all!!! Your bedroom is gorgeous, so warm and cozy! What a great island you have in your kitchen with the snowman dispenser which you will have hot chocolate in it...how fun! Merry Christmas to you and yours sweet lady.
FABBY

Magali@TheLittleWhiteHouse said...

It was so worth sleeping on the floor! Your bed os gorgeous. For some reason, every time I begin painting something, it turns out to take a lot longer than what I thought first! I love your Christmas bedroom: sleep tight in your white bed!

Jeanette Ann O'Donnell said...

Jann,everything is perfectly beautiful. I was so admiring your quilt,you are so clever to make it so beautifully. Merry Christmas,sleep tight tonight in your gorgeous bed. x

Susan Clayton said...

Did I mention I purchased the same snowman! He went to live with my daughter.

Fran said...

Okay, I'll be honest: I LOVE the white bed! You did a fabulous job (FOUR coats of paint?). Although I was still a fan of the "before" pic, the white really makes the red linens pop! Now I'm wondering if I should paint my cherry 4-poster! I don't think I'd have the patience, though. Happy New Year! :) --Fran

Fran. said...

LOVIN the bed white!!! Jann your house loks like a magazine!! I love your energy!! I would love to come over and have a cuppa coffee and just look at all your awesomeness!! THANKS for sharing!! XOXO Love Fran.

Katie Mansfield said...

Love the bed white. So cute with your winter quilt. I bet it feel great to have it done by Christmas.

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