Last Christmastime, we went up to Pennsylvania to visit my Beefcake's mom,
my dear mother-in-love, JoAnn.
Her husband, Jack, had just passed away in the Fall from brain cancer.
She had spent about 6 months just caring for him.
She was tired out and sad.
This was her first Christmas without him.
Jack was a simple man that didn't much care for painted walls
or fluffy pillows or changing "the way things are".
Which made JoAnn rather frustrated because she is a very vivacious, fun-loving gal.
Well, when Jack went home to be with Jesus, she decided
she wanted their Master Bedroom
redesigned, and she wanted me to do it.
So, I did!
It was my Christmas present to her.
I asked JoAnn to leave the decor the way it had been till I got there
so I could take a before picture.
She was so excited, she couldn't wait for me!
So, she laid waste the room of its lamp shades, tchotchkes and window treatments.
(If you wanna see the pictures REALLY BEEG- click on them-
I am warning you, they're BIG!)
We took a trip to Lowe's, TJMaxx, Target and shopped her home.
The carpet had to stay and so did the bed and settee.
Since I had to work with the deep red carpet,
I played up its color with the addition of red accents throughout the room.
I found art in her basement, shells in her Dining Room
(they are in the glass pedestal jar on the corner chest below and one HUGE one
on the desk holding old photographs next to the lamp),
a gorgeous vintage and antique perfume bottle collection
in another bedroom,
plates and a precious heirloom tea set from her dining room
(all on the shelf above the dresser below).
The bedding and window treatments are from Target.
The lamps from TJMaxx and More.
The Lowe's Valspar paint is a soft green with a silver glaze overlay,
and the brand/name escapes me at the moment, sorry.
This room took 5 days (mostly painting - I did it alone-because I wanted to),
and cost $800.
This room is now her guest room, and Mark and I get the honor
of sleeping in here when we visit her home.
Merry Christmas, JoAnn!!
See her Dining Room, which I also had the pleasure of redesigning for her, here.