Friday, January 4, 2013

Project Check List and All it's Parts~

January brings lists for me. Lots of "to do" lists with home projects to start or complete.
 
Once the Christmas decorations are put away, all the dozens of plastic tubs full, labeled and neatly stacked in the attic,  I pull out my list and begin.
 
Before the holiday, I finally repainted another room.  I love the color I used called Heirloom Lace and after two coats with primer, it was complete.
 
Now was the time to decorate. The fun part. Using what I have part. Repainting some treasures part and reflecting on the past as I remember where and when I found some of the pieces that will continue to live in this room part.
 
First off,
this room has been cottage white for many years,
but I went a bit lighter for the walls and lightened up the accessories too.
 
 
 
 
 

The dresser was a great find from an antique shop in Indiana.
 
I have always loved the tilted mirror and the distress.
 
The weather is really cold,

 but the fresh linens give inspiration for

 warmer days to return.
This wardrobe was found in an old downtown antique shop in the early 90's.

I loved that shop, but it has gone out of business.
 
I painted this treasure an antique ivory white and added a cascade of roses.
It's all in the details for the cozy part,
 
 and reflecting on wonderful memories for the
 
 heartfelt part.
Now I want to be a guest in this room.
 
Do you?
Are you working on a project check list?
 
You probably realize by now, I am never finished with my redesigns. I know you do the same!
 
But that's the fun part right?
 
 Let's see, what else is on my list?
 
Oh yes, can't wait to start some more painting.
 
What are you working on this winter?
 
  I have more to share while on my shoppe break.
 
So much for the rest I thought I would take.
 
See you soon.
 
Have a great weekend.
 
Celestina Marie

30 comments:

Jennifer said...

Hi Celestina! Happy New Year! :o) Have a wonderful year of creativity. Hugs Jennifer

Art and Sand said...

Your guest room is lovely. As I was making my bed this morning, I thought that I might want to do a redo.

But, I just talked my husband into putting a butcher block top on a cabinet in our kitchen (he does the cooking so it is for his benefit) so I am looking on-line for scrolled iron brackets to do some shelves.

Isn't it just fun to have a project in the works?

cynthia lee designs said...

Oh yes...I want to be a guest in your beautiful room!!
Now that our kitchen is pretty much done...we are ready to tackle the living room. Painting some pieces white in there and putting up a new wallpaper board that looks like white weathered wood.
hugs,
Cindy

Old Time Cindy said...

So picture perfect. I could be very comfortable in your guest room. New profile pic? Very pretty!
Farmhouse hugs,
Cindy

Createology said...

Your room is just dreamy and delightful. I would love living with this room in my home. Always a work in progress...if not then boredom would set in. Creative Hearts are Happy Hearts...

Susan said...

Oh Celestina, your room is just beautiful! I love your hand painted furniture, you have such an eye on how to decorate your treasures.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Your photos make the room look ever more dreamy and beautiful! I love it! And yes...I have lots of projects on the list for this year! Top of the list...a blue bathroom! heehee! Sweet hugs!

Little Miss Maggie said...

I would love to come visit and stay in your guest room. So inviting and comfy just like a soft spring breeze. I love your photo effects too.

DeeDee said...

I would love to be a guest in this room.. word of warning thou.. I might not ever leave... :D

My list is huge.. going to a spa retreat soon and on my list is... complete many started items.. and come home with many of them all done... :D

I wish you luck on your list.. I marked one off mine today.. I am right on track,,,

Stay warm..nicer weather coming soon.

Donna said...

What a gorgeous guest room, Celestina! You really have accomplished alot! Love all of your beautiful linens, and the wardrobe you painted is amazing! I also really adore the framed Eiffel Tower, and all of the soothing and oh so romantic colors of this lovely space!!

Lynda said...

Absolutely gorgeous!! You did a splendid job and yes I would love to be a guest in such a lovely setting.
Oh, have been meaning to say I think the new photo of yourself for your blog is beautiful.
Happy new year. Looking forward to more of your future projects.
God bless and keep you.

Sherry "Edie" & Marie Antionette said...

I do ! I do!
I want to be a guest in that room.
DROP DEAD GORGEOUS!!! All of it.The colors are warm and loving,just like you.O love the wardrobe and dresser.You really did a wonderful job Celeste.
And by the way.Please email me a copy of the picture on the left side of the page. You are so bright and pretty.I'm going to call you bright eyes...
my village is down and put away.
so I'm ready to begin creating.
Love you Bright Eyes,
XXOO Marie Antionette

The Polka Dot Closet said...

Yes, I want to come stay in your guest room!!! Oh it is so pretty! I am going to reorganize my craft room, but I am thinking of painting it, not that I don't like it, I am just looking for a change. I will probably be asking your advise!

Carol

NanaDiana said...

Oh= I don't know about your list but I do know that everything you have worked on so far is absolutely beautiful!!!
My post tomorrow is about the scary nightmare waiting for me in the basement and it "ain't purty"..lol
You are like me-I think rest means that you spend time working on a blog!;>) xo Diana

Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Celestina Marie,
Any guest would feel pampered in that room. Love the armoire with the cascading roses. Very romantic and of course looking lovely by your hands.
Enjoy the cooler weather for this kind of projects.
Hugs to you,
Mariette

The Rose Room said...

Happy New Year Celeste! Your room is beautiful, so serene looking and who wouldn't want to be a guest in it! I have a huge goal list for 2013 that needs to be broken down into "to do" lists, starting Monday when I am 'officially' back from my break! Take Care - Rachael xo

The Rose Room said...

Happy New Year Celeste! Your room is beautiful, so serene looking and who wouldn't want to be a guest in it! I have a huge goal list for 2013 that needs to be broken down into "to do" lists, starting Monday when I am 'officially' back from my break! Take Care - Rachael xo

Ingeborg van Zuiden said...

Dear Celeste,

Soooooooooo serene and pretty and foremost inviting this room looks! Yes I do want to be your guest LOL! It looks so shabby chic! I keep saying it........... you are a true brush fairy LOL. I love the wardrobe. Did you paint the roses yourself on the doors? So gorgeous! And that beaded pouch, so pretty too! No I don't make lists. I simply live one big chaotic life lately i'm afraid. So nothing on the list to do, except trying to become a bit healthier again and regain some strength and energy! So to see you have enough of the last LOL! Keep up the wonderful work Celeste! You're magical! OH, and I love love love your new picture! You're so pretty!! Wish I could give you a hug realtime ;-))
Love and blessings,
Ingeborg

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Just lovely, Celeste, and the white makes it feel so calm and serene! I was a blank on upcoming projects but they are starting to fill my head now. I've got a few thrift store finds from before the holidays that will be made over. Plus, I'd like to do something in our small entry.

Julie Marie at Idyllhours said...

Everything is so pretty Celeste!... I really love that ruffly pillow with pink roses... and your new profile pic... you look stunning!... I have alot of lists to do as well... as soon as I get over this darn cold!... love to you, xoxo Julie Marie

izary said...

Celest, przepiękny pokój, romantyczny, bardzo kobiecy, Uwielbiam róże, a szafa skradła moje serce, przepięknie :)

Dorthe said...

Celestina, oh such beautiful photoes, of your lovely home, -filled with wonderful furnichures and decorations, The wardrope with your painted roses is a gorgeous piece!
And I love the embroidered linnens, and laces. A very beautiful room, dear.
Hugs and happy weekend from Dorthe

Ginny said...

I would love to be a guest in your guestroom!! It is so soft and pretty! Love the linens...love linens anyway, but yours are so girly pretty..We are in the throes of cleaning, drawers, closets,cupboards etc. My major project is to make the basement kid friendly, so my grands can play down there. I am going to be moving some furniture to different rooms to create a new look without buying anything. Painting the kitchen and living room would be a maybe this winter also....Lots to do...would like to wrap it up by Easter! LOL!

1CardCreator said...

What a beautiful guest room you have designed Celeste! I love the dresser with that mirror, so unusual too! The wardrobe is stunning, love all the pretty roses all throughout. The only problem I see is getting guests to leave! With a room that beautiful one would want to stay forever, lol! Enjoy your time of rest. ~Diane

Draffin Bears said...

Dear Celestina Marie,

Your guest room is so beautiful and you would feel like a Princess staying here.
Like you I have all my decorations put away and must tell you I loved the gorgeous ones you gave me.
They looked so wonderful on the tree and want to thank you once more.
Hope that the new week will be lovely for you and you will have fun getting back into your painting.

Warmest hugs
Carolyn

Katherine Wolak said...

Ohhhh how absolutely lovely!!! Im in dreamland! :D

Hugs,

Ayu Maselli said...

Good Morning Celestina,
Here I am, how was your weekend?
Gosh, I am falling in love with this room.
The white linen,roses cotton cushions they are fabulous
Oh sure, I want to be the guest ;)
You've did a splendid job !
the wardrobe such a stunning with the cascade roses
very very stunning room, I love to make a room like this one day

have a nice week
love to you

Edie Marie's Attic said...

Hi Celeste!

I would sure love to be a guest in ANY of your guest rooms! Love how you painted your wardrobe. So fresh and feminine. And the dresser is wonderful, old mirrors are so cool. The details really make the room don't they? You are so good at it!

We are working on repainting our liv rm in the same blue as the din rm. I have a project list in my studio longer than the Dead Sea Scrolls. I'm going to plan much better this year.

I've been very bad over the holidays and had to do something so I joined Weight Watchers on line and have lost 6 lbs the first week. WOO HOO!! I'm celebrating but not with food.

Lots of love! Sherry

Yesteryear Embroideries said...

It's all so lovely! Yes, I would love to be a guest in that room........but I would not want to leave! Yes, I always have a list of some kind or another for things to be done or what I want to do. Hope you get your list complete and have fun doing so!

tina said...

What a gorgeous room! love it!

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Welcome To Rose Garden Market from Celestina Marie Design. It is so nice to meet you. My name is Celestina Marie named after my grandmother and my friends call me Celeste.My creative journey extends over 30 years enjoying the love of painting and redesigning vintage and new treasures. I love to go treasure hunting and the fun of finding great vintage pieces to redesign..