Metamorphosis Monday and Blue Monday
















Headboard make-over and mini tour of my bedroom.
My favorite color is blue, but I also have some purple/lavender decor items that are sentimental to me, that I just can't let go of. I decided to keep my room makeover white and beige neutral with blue and lavender accents. The paint I used and always use, is free from the city recycling center. I've painted all of my furniture and my walls and kitchen cabinets with it! It has saved a bundle and helps the environment by not going in a landfill. The bedding and butterfly net were all free from Freecycle.org and match the ceiling fan shade I found at Goodwill. The beautiful dragon lily original oil painting I inherited from my parents as well as the side table underneath it. The blue and lavender peacock pattern stained glass lamp my husband and I picked from the swap-meet when we were first married and the print on the wall is our marriage license. I also showed close ups of the butterflies, some of which have blue rhinestones, and the pillowcase has a light touch of blue.

Thank you, Susan for hosting Metamorphosis Monday. Please visit Susan's blog at this link: Between Naps On Porch to see all of the talented Metamorphosis posts! :O)

Also, thank you, Sally for hosting Blue Monday. Please visit Sally's blog at this link: Smiling Sally to see all of the talented Blue Monday posts! :O)

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Sunday, May 10

Metamorphosis Monday and Blue Monday
















Headboard make-over and mini tour of my bedroom.
My favorite color is blue, but I also have some purple/lavender decor items that are sentimental to me, that I just can't let go of. I decided to keep my room makeover white and beige neutral with blue and lavender accents. The paint I used and always use, is free from the city recycling center. I've painted all of my furniture and my walls and kitchen cabinets with it! It has saved a bundle and helps the environment by not going in a landfill. The bedding and butterfly net were all free from Freecycle.org and match the ceiling fan shade I found at Goodwill. The beautiful dragon lily original oil painting I inherited from my parents as well as the side table underneath it. The blue and lavender peacock pattern stained glass lamp my husband and I picked from the swap-meet when we were first married and the print on the wall is our marriage license. I also showed close ups of the butterflies, some of which have blue rhinestones, and the pillowcase has a light touch of blue.

Thank you, Susan for hosting Metamorphosis Monday. Please visit Susan's blog at this link: Between Naps On Porch to see all of the talented Metamorphosis posts! :O)

Also, thank you, Sally for hosting Blue Monday. Please visit Sally's blog at this link: Smiling Sally to see all of the talented Blue Monday posts! :O)

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23 Comments:

At May 10, 2009 at 2:07 PM , Blogger marty39 said...

The headboard is just lovely. You have done a beautiful job of decorating your bedroom. All of the accessories are so pretty. I love that you recycle as many things as possible. Hugs, Marty

 
At May 10, 2009 at 8:37 PM , Blogger Kammy said...

I love it and even the cat matches !! The colors are so soft. I can't believe that you did everything next to nothing - great job !
Hugs ~ Kammy

 
At May 10, 2009 at 9:16 PM , Blogger Elizabeth said...

I'm impressed! I love the metamorphosis!

 
At May 10, 2009 at 11:33 PM , Blogger Mary said...

You've really done a beautiful job with your bedroom. You're a "green" example for the rest of us.

 
At May 11, 2009 at 12:08 AM , Blogger Marie Reed said...

The headboard is dazzling in white! What a great makeover!

 
At May 11, 2009 at 1:18 AM , Blogger abeachcottage@typepad.com said...

wow that is one good advert for recycling!

it all looks great

Sarah

 
At May 11, 2009 at 3:12 AM , Blogger Jeanne said...

Your headboard is gorgeous in white. I have never heard of paint for free. Lucky you. Your bedroom is lovely and I especially love the kitty.

Have a happy day.

Hugs...Jeanne

 
At May 11, 2009 at 3:50 AM , Blogger Becky K. said...

LOVE the white headboard!

Your touches of color look great against that backdrop.

Love the kitty!

 
At May 11, 2009 at 4:59 AM , Blogger Smilingsal said...

I'm so impressed with the idea of using paint from a recycling center; I never even thought about that! Thanks for sharing. Happy Blue Monday.

 
At May 11, 2009 at 5:08 AM , Blogger Barb~Bella Vista said...

Hi Mary, you have done a wonderful job....lovely!

Happy Blue Monday.

Barb

 
At May 11, 2009 at 5:47 AM , Blogger Knitty said...

You did a great job!

 
At May 11, 2009 at 5:51 AM , Blogger Candy said...

Fresh make over. Love the lamp and picture, they compliment one another very well.

Happy BLUE skies,
Candy

 
At May 11, 2009 at 6:57 AM , Blogger Charli and me said...

Good morning. You have many beautiful things posted here but I especially love the blue butterflies. So pretty ♥ I hope you have a wonderful day.

 
At May 11, 2009 at 8:06 AM , Blogger Joyce said...

I had no idea you could get FREE paint. I have to check that out today as that is such a wonderful idea. So often I would like to paint a small item but put off doing it because I don't want to pay for the paint. Thanks for sharing this with me.
Joyce

 
At May 11, 2009 at 8:41 AM , Blogger Christi said...

Very pretty and I love your colors. What a great deal to get free paint form your city!

Christi @ A Southern Life
http://asouthernlife.com

 
At May 11, 2009 at 10:17 AM , Blogger black eyed susans kitchen said...

Lilacs and butterflies? Gorgeous!

 
At May 11, 2009 at 10:43 AM , Blogger Susan @ A Southern Daydreamer said...

I hope you had a wonderful Mother's Day! Happy Blue Monday ~ Susan

 
At May 11, 2009 at 10:55 AM , Blogger Sandi@ My Yellow Door said...

Love the white headboard; very pretty bedroom.
Happy Blue Monday!

Blessings,
Sandi

 
At May 11, 2009 at 11:28 AM , Blogger Susie Q said...

Lovely! I have several pieces of furniture that I've gotten from freecycle but keep missing the bedding ;D

And all my paint comes from the dump too. Although I MIGHT break down and buy the gallon that I need for our bedroom...it's such a pretty blue/green

 
At May 11, 2009 at 12:36 PM , Blogger Melissa Miller said...

It is a really beautiful room!

Your white kitty is gorgeous as well.
~Melissa :)

 
At May 11, 2009 at 1:38 PM , Blogger ~ ~ Ahrisha ~ ~ said...

Great job! I love it that you use recycled paint. Sweet kitty kat too.~ ~Ahrisha~ ~

 
At May 11, 2009 at 6:58 PM , Blogger Joy said...

Beautiful job on the bedroom. Your kitty looks so cozy!

 
At May 11, 2009 at 8:37 PM , Blogger fitty's pinky rose cottage said...

love the bed.. you did such a good job and beautiful! happy blue monday!

 

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