Sunday, February 24, 2013

Minute Makeover

Its a dreary day here in upstate NY.  Lots of sleet and freezing rain during the night and we woke to the sound of the town sander going down the street. The sun is trying to come out, but on the whole its a bleak kind of day. I decided it was just the kind of day to sit in a cozy space and read. I often read in my guest bedroom.  Its in a part of the house that is quiet and a great place to spend some alone time, reading a great book that I am enjoying, Fellow Mortals by Dennis Mahoney.  I was sitting in a nice comfy chair and I looked up and in an instant I decided to redo the bed.  I wanted to rid myself of the dark dank day outside and bring some brightness inside.

I walked around the house looking for some things that I could rearrange that would fit into my guest room.

I went to my living room and gathered up some pillows and a folded quilt.

I rummaged through my closet and came across some red plaid and check pillows that I usually decorate with at Christmas time and went to work on the bed.

This is the way it looked before my minute makeover.  A bit boring.

With a few tweaks that took a minute and $0 dollars I got a new bright sunny bed on a not so sunny day.

Mary Ann

I am sharing this post this week with  Brenda at Cozy Little House   Kathryn at The Dedicated House,  C.R.A.F.T  Sew Can Do Knick of Time   Savvy Southern Style Wendy at The Shabby Nest  Under the Table and Dreaming Sunny Simple Life   Lambaround  and DebbieDo


  1. it. I adore your headboard! So pretty and everything looks perfect with and colorful!
    New follower! Hope you come by and check out my blog too!

    1. Hi Karen did come by to visit and joined your site. The headboard is actually an old french provincial headboard that I got for $10 at a garage sale. I painted in white and glued on the medallion. Stop by anytime.

  2. What a beautiful little face lift to brighten your room on a dreary day! Lovely colors...

  3. Love it! I just bought one of the print pillows at Ikea, but waiting til my birthday in April for my husband to give it to me ;) Your guest room really does look sunny with the addition of bright happy pillows.


  4. Very oretty, so feminine and fresh!

  5. I love quick little fixes like this...that just brighten your day.


  6. Oh my gosh - I LOVE this! Such a cheery pop of color - and I am with you on the weather... ready for some sunshine! Hope you can stop by the enchanted oven.

  7. Visiting from your link on Brenda's your minute re-do! Looks so bright and cheery.

  8. Amazing transformation. I love it. I enjoyed my visit I am following you now.
    Thanks for joining the linky and luring me over.
    Have a great week,

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