Making it My Style


Maine bedroom“Mom, this room is so not you!”  So said the daughters when they first glimpsed my bedroom.  Their comment was likely in response to curtains, ruffles and gingham check, none of which is typically my style.   This time, however, I wanted a room that reflected the warmth of summer color and warmed a frosty landscape in winter.

Maine bedroomYou may not believe this, but the flowers reminded me of Georgia O’Keeffe, not because they are her style but because they are big and bold much like summer blooms in Maine.  I got very carried away with the idea of flowers and glued artificial ones on the lampshades which were then trimmed with decorative braid.

Maine bedroomFor the bases I found flower buckets at World Market. The hubby drilled a hole in the bottom through which the electrical wire is run.  The hardware for the lamp was gotten from a lighting store where I told a helpful salesperson what I was doing and he provided me with all the right parts.  Finished, the lamp is placed on a little pedestal which allows it to sit more level.

Maine bedroomIf you’ve read many of my posts, you know that for me things don’t have to match as evidenced by the side tables.

Maine bedroom I got them because I liked their details.  They were a little beat up, but spray paint and sand paper fixed them well enough.

Maine bedroomThe same is true for the used-to-be china cabinet, now used for extra storage,

Maine bedroomand the rattan magazine rack.

Actually, putting this bedroom together turned out to be great fun.  You might say this is a do it yourself project as most of the furniture except for the Maine Cottage headboard required a little TLC.  Though I would like to take credit for all the sewing, all I am responsible for is the dust ruffle.

Maine bedroomAnd, you know what, the room is now my style!

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26 thoughts on “Making it My Style

  1. I love it. I especially like the way you’ve tilted the left night stand and when you look at the night lamp shades they coordinate, but the flower pattern is not an exact match. I think the headboard was worth all of the TLC it required. Bravo!

    • As different as this is for me, I feel a little bounce every time I enter this room. It’s not just the room though, it’s the whole picture.

  2. One of the things that is so refreshing about you, Linda, is that there is no such thing as ‘you’ or ‘not you.’ You are always a wonderful surprise!

  3. If you did it…it is your style only different. It is so much like the colors in our cottage in Maine. When I was ordering furniture from Maine Cottage, I kept telling the designer I was afraid of color but I did it and I’m glad. It adds to much fun!

  4. I think it is just like you! Brave and outspoken, cheerful and bright! It may not look like other rooms you have done, but that is the beauty of it, it is a side of you that isn’t always apparent but is always there to surprise 🙂

  5. Loving what you did here, Lulu. Beautiful! Btw, are you located in Maine? My boyfriend and I are taking a trip there this May, and I wanted to get some tips.

  6. Just read your about page.. Maine, indeed! And you live in the exact town we are visiting. What are the odds? Could I drop you a line? Looking for restaurant recommendations and more…

  7. I love your blooming lamps Linda! So clever and cheery married with your yellow gingham! I love the details on your white painted tables too 🙂

  8. Your room is beautiful, I love the colors and what a clever idea for a lamp! Thank you for sharing it at SHOW-licious Craft Showcase!

    Happy New Year,
    Marti

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