Friday, February 19, 2016

Room for Change, Decorating Cents

Do you remember these shows?
I enjoyed them both 
as they covered a large variety of styles 
and redesigns.
They've since long gone from TV
but they were inspiring while they aired.

I'm about to begin my own room for change
using my decorating cents!!!

If you visit me often
you know I'm always repainting something
when I can fit the process in 
after I tend to the store
 and fill the shelves with complimentary decor.

While I no longer sell my painted furniture pieces on line,
it gives me some new found time to 
paint my home ideas.
Finding the time can be a challenge!!
If something sits still too long,
it will get a makeover.
It's only paint right?
I've been swinging my paint brush
over the years to relove just about 
every piece of furniture in my Texas Cottage.

Years ago I shared these next two pieces
from the 1940's
This style is Art Deco
with a mix of wood design and modern drawer hardware.

In fact,
this bedroom set was my parents wedding set from 1945.
I did try and sell it at one time,
but pulled away from that idea 
just couldn't do it.

Look at the round mirror and rounded lines
of the style.

We've been enjoying this set
in a guest room for many years
and I left it alone.
Safe from my paint brush
thinking it must be left original.
It has begun to dry a bit from age~ 
so now it's time for a redesign
I know my mother would say.
Go For It!!

So after much thought
and keeping things neutral.

I will take inspiration from the
quilt I'm using for spring,
the chair I custom designed several years ago
replanted here in this quest room 
from the living room,
and more inspiration from
 the pillows I created and styled on the bed.

I'm really finding, keeping neutral backgrounds
throughout my home,
give room to change things up with accents.

Vintage bits and pieces will be a focus here
while I plan to leave the bed's
headboard and foot board
original for an anchor in the room.

Some time it's better~ not to paint everything.

Now the fun begins
I can't wait to share the completion soon.

Do you have a Room For Change
using Decorating Cents?

See you soon.

Celestina Marie


Anonymous said...

Ohhh this is going to be a great make over. I can just imagine how beautiful it will be!! Can't wait to see the transformation.

Debbie-Dabble Blog and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

I can not wait to see what you do with this furniture as I have a similar set in my bedroom. It was my mother's, bought for her by her parents when she was 16 years old ( 80 years ago as my Mom would have been 96 years old this year). It is called Water Fall because of the rounded edges. When I was a teenager and the rage was white French Provincial furniture, my parent's could not afford to buy me new furniture for my bedroom. The furniture in my bedroom at the time was my mother's set of bedroom furniture so my Dad refinished it to look like it was French Provincial. I have a wedding picture taken in front of the large rounded mirror of the vanity with my Mother putting my veil on. When my Mother died, I inherited this bedroom set and it has been in our Master bedroom for the past 12 years. I too will be refinishing this set this Spring/Summer. I wrestled with the idea for a while because I had a hard time due to my Father's gift of love in refinishing it for me as a teenager but I know that being a carpenter's daughter, my Dad would say "You go , Girl!!!
So I am excited to see what you will do with yours......


Unknown said...

Celestina Marie, Can't wait to see the "Decorating Cents" finished bedroom furniture. Your Mom will be proud of you!

The Bear's Blog said...

Lovely. Our master bath will be gutted right down to the studs two weeks from Monday and I can't wait.

Happy Weekend.

Denise said...

cannot wait to see the end result dear.

Rita C at Panoply said...

Yes, I certainly remember those shows. Love the lines of most anything Art Deco. Can't wait to see how you treat it!

Nancy Chan said...

I love all your lovely photos.

kitty@ Kitty's Kozy Kitchen said...

I can't wait to see the redo, Celeste. The furniture looks much like my late mother and father-in-law's bedroom furniture. Your pillows already look so pretty on the bed, and yes, keeping things neutral makes any other colors so simple.
Happy weekend, and painting, sweet friend! xo

Anonymous said...

HI Celeste! Oh, the suspense. I know this set will be so beautiful. I just love this style and I know your mother would be so happy that you'll be putting your personal touch to it! Have a great weekend, my friend.
be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Karen@Southern Gal Meets Midwest said...

I am super excited to see what you are gonna do to these pieces!!
Have fun :)

Valerie-Jael said...

I am sure you will do something really splendid with that room and the furniture. I don't have much scope for decorating in my tiny apartment here, so don't do much. Hugs, Valerie

Penny from Enjoying The Simple Things said...

Looking forward to seeing them painted! I loved those two shows you mentioned! I miss the old HGTV.

craftyles said...

It's a beautiful bedroom set and so much meaning since it was your parents. I can't wait to see what you do with your paintbrush.I love the lines on that deco style. I've been up to my own changeover here too-I guess I'm doing a Decorating Cents. Have fun painting away!

Julie's Lifestyle said...

Me too Celestine, I can't wait to see the redo. I too love the pretty pillows. Wishing you a wonderful day and weekend.
Hugs, Julie xo

Anna said...

I well waiting.....I love art déco !!!!
Have a creative weekend !

Conniecrafter said...

I like to keep a neutral base too, then when I change things from season to season it is easier to do. Oh my how exciting to take this project on and I can not wait to see what your very creative mind comes up with, you are so very talented and I am sure your mother would be excited to see what you would do with them too, so great you decided to keep them :)

Jill said...

Can't wait to see how you will transform it. I just love the beauty of antiques and all the stories they tell. Have a wonderful day.


Dorthe said...

I know your mothers furniture will get a new and most beautiful life after you have used your paint brush and your sense for making everything lovely.
I love the art deco style, but think I would have painted it ,all the same...mind you, not as artistic as you are able to !!
It will be such a wonderfully and lovely guest bedroom when you are finisged in one of my favorite ,romantic, styles.
I wish you many great hours with this new work of art, dear Celeste .
Dorthe xxx

Row homes and Cobblestones said...

Celeste I love your "go for it" decision and leaving the bed frame as is makes contrast and will anchor the room. I think many would be afraid to paint Art Deco style and I applaud your new project, Looking forward to seeing it. I too am doing a "decorating cents" change in our living room but this one doesn't involve paint. sAy wHat??? Nope, no paint... Hard to believe but this faux painter is just moving things around and layering a bit more. It all started with a rug ... Adding the warmth of rust color to add warmth and well you'll see soon enough. i hint at changes in my post later today.
Celeste I really like your choice of textiles for Spring and your guest room will comfort and impress. I agree with you lots of the fun DIY decorating shows not spending much money have been taken off HGTV in favor of more flip and renovations shows, I love all their tops watched shows and Fixer Upper is as far as I am concerned their most inspirational decorating show to date. Every show Jo Jo sparks interest and new possibilites in our home. Reuse and restyle is key.
Have a fun weekend sweet friend,

Debbie said...

I'm sure the furniture will look absolutely beautiful when it's finished, Celestina. Anxious to see the room when it's all complete.
Have a fun weekend.

Cindy Lou said...

That was one of my favorite shows along with Kitty Barthalamew and Mary. Emerlings country show! They took the best shows off the air! Tooooo bad! Your guest room is charming! Great job!

Dreaming of Vintage said...

Looking forward to the redo Celestina! I do remember Decorating Cents. That was a fun show to watch. Have a wonderful weekend!

Rose L said...

Now waiting to see the final results!!!

Debbie Harris said...

I will look forward with anticipation to your new look.
My parents had that same furniture that belonged to my mother's parents and my husband and I purchased it at their estate sale. My hope and plans are to (with my husband expertise) make a sweet cottage guest room out of our adorable and well built (by my dear husband) shed. I have always said it would make for a darling guest cottage, and that furniture will be prefect size to use. We shall see if it ever gets done. Ha!!
For now~~I have been adding yellow to our kitchen and changing out simple things making it seem new and fresh. Yellow is such a happy color.
I love the way our home is decorated, but simple changes can make such a difference.
As always, you are a joy to visit, Celestina.

Have a beautiful and blessed day.

Daniela said...

I feel always so amazed by every decorations of yours, my darling Celestina, every time I come and visit you here it's such a a pleasant surprise to me !
I thank you with all my heart, it's a so big joy to my heart !
Sending blessings on your weekend,
with much love

Town and Country Gals said...

your bedroom set will look great when it's done, can't wait to see it finished! I loved watching Decorating Cents with Joan, one of my favorite shows!

Donna said...

Oh they are going to be so pretty, Celestina! I can not wait to see your transformation of the dresser and wardrobe! My parents had a set very similar that they purchased when they married in the 40's. My mom in fact still has it. Love your pretty bedding too. I know your mom would be happy to know you are still enjoying their wonderful bedroom furniture, and she would of course say go for it!

decorayadora said...

Hi dear Celestins !! Que bonitos muebles y espero que tenga un bendecido fin de semana

cynthia lee designs said...

Can't wait to see everything when you are done.

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Hello Celeste! Happy Saturday!

I think you are right; sometimes it is OK to not paint something, however, I've been having A BLAST painting my French chair! I think I mentioned it to you. It is coming out incredibly fabulous! And talk about change...that painted upholstery really has made a difference in my old front room. I even took out a rug that was in there, traded out my coffee table for a smaller, white one from my studio, and I am loving the change. Sometimes it just takes shifting the furniture around. I didn't cost a thing. GOOD CENTS!!!!!

Liz@ HomeandGardeningWithLiz said...

It will be fun to see how this comes out! I know you'll make it cute as can be :-)

Mrs. W. said...

I love the furniture and all the vintage details. It will be interesting to see what changes you make :)


Roosterhead Designs said...

Looking forward to your changes Celeste! I love neutrals; but my house is (unfortunately) more of an eclectic mix from every era! : J
Take care & blessings 2U Karen O

Betty said...

Can't wait to see what you have done. I am changing our bedroom and plan on painting our bedroom set, but not until spring when the weather is warm.

Eilis said...

I haven't thought of those shows in a long time! Looking forward to seeing what you do with your lovely pieces.

Createology said...

I love Art Deco and this set wth its memories are a wonderful backdrop for your talented paint brushes dear. The neutral background is looking so sweet with the Spring elements of decor. Lovely so far...

Jan Hermann said...

I can't wait to see what you've done with your furniture! Everything you touch turns out beautifully!


Kim said...

Oh, I am intrigued! Can't wait to see what you do! I remember those shows. I think they were better than 90% of the shows out there today. Thanks for the memories!!

Anne's Attic - Design said...

Hi Sweetie, you new changes are divine. So soft and romantic. Have a wonderful new week. xx Jo

Alessandra said...

I'm very curious to see the great make over and the room with the new look. The pillows are such romantic, i like them very much

Rue said...

I couldn't bear to paint that furniture, Celestina. I'm sure it'll be beautiful when you're done though.

hugs to you,

Deborah Montgomery said...

Like everyone else, I'm eagerly awaiting the result! I'm sure it will be beautiful. I love the round mirror, and the embroidery on the quilt, very sweet.

suziqu's thread works said...

Hi Celeste
I know whatever you do with this furniture it will be beautiful. You have such a lovely way of decorating! I love the neutrals myself with vintage and have similar colours.
Sorry for my absence but going through the stage of downsizing and moving home sadly away from our glorious property but the work is becoming a wee bit much for us. I haven't stated so publicly as yet but will soon!
Sending hugs and joy for you in your redecorating!

Red Rose Alley said...

Celestina, your parents wedding set is very nice, and how special it's from 1945. I've always liked the traditional wood, so I'm anxious to see what you will do with this. I'm glad you didn't give it away, it is lovely. Nel got my mom and dad's dresser and she still has it today in her bedroom.

Have a wonderful week, Celestina.

love, ~Sheri

Claudia said...

Hi Celeste, I love this furniture, and I myself, would them keep, as they are, I like this oldfashioned look ;O) But, I am looking forward to see, what you did in this room :O)
Wishing you a wonderful and happy new week, sending Love and hugs and blessings, my dear friend, Claudia xo

Gypsy Heart said...

Such beautiful pieces! I love to be reminded of the older styles and that mirror is a great reminder. Your Mom is most likely smiling and waiting to see the finished product. I know the pieces are going to be beautiful...can't wait to see! I think the pillows are so pretty...I absolutely love ticking fabric. I did have an oversize chair and ottoman with black and white ticking slip covers. There was really not enough space here for them, however, I do wish I had kept them. I was in such a state when was just a few days after losing Abby...and barely remember a lot of things. Oh well, someone else was blessed!


Ohmydearests said...

oh! how exciting! i love changing things! have a beautiful week!

Stacey said...

Oh girl, that looks like a big job but I can't wait to see how it turns out. Yes I do remember those shows and miss those old days of HGTV. :)

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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..