Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Joining Kim's Savvy Southern Style Before and After Party

We live in a 1917 (we've been told 1917 and 1913; there is some research to be done some day when there is time) Craftsman Bungalow.  Her name is Tallulah and we love living here.  The streets are still brick; the porches are still easy sitting and the East Texas beauty still surrounds us.

In the beginning...

                         

We ripped up the emerald green plush carpet and found paint, tin nailed down over large holes and what would look like hopelessly ruined heart pine floors.  Come in: The Floor Guys.  Sand.  Stain.  Polyurethane.  Incredible transformation.  Like dummies, we did this BEFORE we painted.  Lesson learned.



This is the After.  I wanted very simple and clean lines.  The bed is mesquite.  It was custom made for a woman in Dallas and then it wouldn't fit into her house.  The platform is one piece and very large.  Heavy.  Heavy.  Heavy.  The dresser on the left is my favorite piece of furniture we have.  It was a floor sample that I had been admiring for months at Restoration Hardware years ago.  I STILL love it.  The ceiling fan and fixture are VERY OLD.  I'm not sure they were original to the house, but the fan still works like a charm (go Hunter).



The giant amoire: an essential in an older home with limited closet space!


The windows are fabulous.  Most of the panes are the original wavy glass.  I would never even consider changing them out.

The bedside tables came from The Canton Trades Day.  A touch of Oriental.  The lamps, I don't know what style they are, but I liked them.






31 comments:

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Tanna, having blogging troubles are we? I will comment again so no one will think I didn't care. I love your bedroom. I wish you would share more of your beautiful home.

Solar Powered said...

I love the room, the bed, the dresser...oh I love the dresser. It looks so inviting. I want to crawl in that bed and read bestsellers for a week before I crawl out.

Lauri said...

Gorgeous bedroom! Looks so inviting and comforting, just like a master bedroom should be. I can't imagine all that work. Great job!!

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

What a beautiful bedroom...love your bed!!! I also see you shop at Canton Flea Market...LOVE that place!!

Blessings,
Linda

From the Kitchen said...

Don't know if I've mentioned it but we live in a 1921 Craftsman bungalow. Our bedroom color looks about the same as yours. So does the woodwork. The windows, however, are "six over one" and are original to the house. Our next big project will be to start replacing them.

Vickie said...

Tanna, this bedroom is just lovely. I love the old Craftsman style homes - my favorite! I always look at your front porch pic on your sidebar every time I come here. A very unique bedroom to be sure and a great look. I don't think I'd ever come out of that room!

Susan said...

What a beautiful bedroom. I love how you have the perfect eye for placement of furniture and choice of furniture and fixtures, etc. Just beautiful. Now, to get a pick at the rest of the house.....you think..... ;-)

Diana said...

Oh my Tanna! I love it..absolutely love it!!!

Artist Terri Smith said...

Dearest Tanna..My Sweet Friend..your bedroom is delightfully GORGEOUS!

I'm in love with every single piece you put together in that room. (Big Sigh Over That Stunningly Beautiful Bed). I too enjoy simplicity..especially is a room of rest.

My absolute favorite portion was the space dedicated to the Cross. That spot for sure must offer such serenity first thing in the morning..and just before falling to sleep.

I've decided when I redecorate, I need to beg you to be my designer. :)) Yes..You are definitely blessed sweet lady! Hugs of Love & Georgia Sunshine, Terri

Pat said...

Absolutely gorgeous!

Fabulous B&A.

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nanny said...

Your bedroom is wonderful. I love all of it but that bed is a treasure!!!

podso said...

What fun to see this. I love the windows! The floor is so beautiful...the colors... the furniture...such a cheery room with all the light!

Karen said...

What a beautiful room, and you have decorated it so tastefully an elegantly. I've spent some time reading your delightful blog, and I will continue to 'follow' you. Thanks for visiting me and I will send you an email answering you questions.

Sherry said...

Tanna,
What a beautiful home! Love what you have done. I grew up with a Tana. I love the name but don't see it a lot! It was nice to meet you. Thanks for stopping by.
Sherry

Dana said...

I'm not sure I've ever seen just how much work you guys did. Your bedroom is beautiful. LOVE it!!!

Teri said...

Wow! Your bedroom doesn't even look like the same room! You did an aweseome job! =)

Brenda Kula said...

I love those old houses. What character! They sure don't make them like they use to, do they? Yes, so nice to find someone in my locale. I'm just across town from ya.
Brenda

Amanda said...

As usual, pictures don't do the before and after justice; the before doesn't show just what you really had to work with, and the afters don't quite reveal how wonderful you've made her look. But, my goodness, how ol' girl has changed. She's splendid now. Next up on your B&A should be your bathroom. Now THAT is a dramatic change!

Christine said...

Lots of love went into this room and it shows. Your pictures are wonderful, especially framed with the brown from your blog.
Thanks for sharing.

Tara said...

Love it, love it! I know you enjoy it so. I agree with Vickie about the front porch. I always look at that on your side bar too. Love to see more of your lovely home.
hugs,
tara

Jill said...

So beautiful! I just love your lovely home! You must share more!

Katherine said...

Wow- what a transformation! It's stunning and looks so soft and comfortable! You definitely have an eye- exactly where Amanda gets it! :) Love it!

Along A Widowed Road said...

Hi there!
I found your blog on my blogger friend LindanJake. I love love what you've done with your house.

I look forward to continued reading of your blog.

I'm Viola from Poway, CA. My blog
is about my journey as a widow starting over with a young child.

Drop by and visit!

www.alongawidowedroad.blogspot.com

♥Sugar♥Plum♥Fairy♥ said...

Absolutely elegantly and excellently done!!
Loving it!

The Little Adventures of LueLee said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY AUNT TANNA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I LOVE YOU SO MUCH!!!

Stacey at Living by Faith said...

That is quite the transformation! Your room is beautiful. I had to do a double take between the before and after picture. I agree with the others about wanting to see more of what you have done.

Debbie said...

Ok...That's it! I'm coming down there...You threw out the hook and I bit! The wavy glass got me.

Janean said...

AWE-mazing!!!!!

nannykim said...

Very serene. Love the display of the crosses too!

Velva said...

Absolutely stunning! Thanks for sharing it with us.

Cheers.
Velva

Donna said...

I love it!! I know I am gushing but I feel like I have found a cousin I didn't know about!! Love this room, this house...all of it. I am having a party tomorrow for my daughter, she is graduating from high school, and I wish you were here to help me!!

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