Well, it is official. The hyena is sick, which means I am soon to follow. He is actually so sick that I am home with him (rough night) I asked him if he wanted me to go to work and he shook his head "no" so who am I to argue? It is hard enough for Mr. Hughes to work with a well baby hughes, let alone a sick one.
We are slowly destroying our brain cells with multiple Thomas videos (we are taking a break from Thomas as I type with Finding Nemo, a personal favorite.) I did manage to sneak away during na ptime to take some photos... no, not THOSE kind of boudoir photos... silly, dirty minds *wink*
But, our finished (for now) boudoir.
It has been awhile since I posted any photos of this space, but with a recent sale of a piece that I really, really adored, I was forced to redo some things.
This piece (named Gillian) replaced the piece I really, really loved (named Erin)
But, by replacing that piece, I convinced Mr. Hughes that the armoire that is "his" (let's face it... all the furniture is mine... we all know that right?)
It works so much better and opens up the room
Here is a close up of one of my favorite details... if I was giving a snooty home tour I would put on the perfect voice and tell you that this is a pair of antique mercury glass tiebacks... excellent condition with no desilvering... probably dating back to the late 1800s....
and I scored the pair on ebay for like $20!
and here is another detail that I love (no snooty voice here.)
This is my Pine Cone Hill that I bought at Rebecca's
Mommy loves some rumply white ruffles
Oh yeah... there is a double ruffle on the box shams...
and a few grain sack pillows and some linen shams make it a very hard bed to stay out of (get your minds out of the gutter.... this is where we read Owl Babies and The Lorax every afternoon when I get home.)
Mr. Hughes hates, loathes, abhores these two little dolls (reproductions)
I am not sure how I truly feel about them. I like them no doubt, but because he is so against them... well, that makes them irreplaceable treasures *double wink*
Oh, and I got that sparkly, dangly lamp at Pottery Barn years ago when I was getting 40% off and after I fell in love with an original at a flea market.
These sconces... well, I love them. And while I would love to have $18 Edison type bulbs in them, I like them as they are now... I rewired them with vintage type sockets and twisted brown fabric covered cords with a repro plugs (which are sadly hidden behind the bed.)
This chest has been with us from almost the beginning of our marriage
It used to be blah boring oak
It looks so much better next to our blah boring carpet (hey, if I can't afford $25 Edison bulbs, I can't afford new carpet.)
Here is one of my quick projects that I completed during last Saturday's nap time
I just stapled a grain sack (that used to be on the bed as a makeshift body pillow)
into a vintage frame (that I painted, distressed and added a smidget of silverleaf)
and some pinchy hooks to hold and display my favorite necklaces
I stole the aqua table from downstairs and the little smoke stand from the library... small works since we don't have traditional lamps.
And, the photos over the bed? Well, I told Mr. Hughes that I wanted to wake up under beautiful live oaks dripping with Spanish moss in Savannah.
These were taken on our trip there.... so in a way, I do get to wake up under them.
These vintage suitcases hold many memories.... diplomas, notes from friends, coke bottle thick pink glasses from elementary school.... all those silly things us humans collect and can't part with.... well, I shoved them all in here.
Well, there it is... and in true Michelle fashion, I found a way to change it all when I found this today.
Love it, adore it, want to make it mine!
This room was a long time coming... I shouldn't have put off a space that we spend so much time in... I mean, I finished the laundry room before I "finished" this room. And who ever wants to spend time there?!?
Well, Nemo has been found, so I am sure we are up for more Thomas next....
Bye for now!