Friday, June 17, 2011

A room with a view...

I've been seeking change for my upstairs retreat,
the farmhouse bedroom...
It's been this faded yellow for quite some time now
and you know me and how unsettled I am, I've been
wanting to paint it white...

But yesterday when I was putting clean, sun-dried
sheets and quilt on the bed, I felt a calm in the room...
the distressed yellow of the walls gave me that
comforted feel that any old(not)woman would get when
walking into her room...her sanctuary.
So I've decided to keep the faded walls as is,
to remind me of imperfection and to see the beauty
of just being able to climb those creaky old stairs
and to breathe another day in the life...!

My upstairs bathroom...
hey, back in the day there were no such luxuries!
You walked the walk to the downstairs(quickly)...
but I have modern conveniences...NO OUT-HOUSE...!
This lil' nook serves it's purpose well...in a pinch!!!

My love of Florida fills my room with dreams
and the sounds and smells of the ocean,
a constant reminder of the beauty and the peace
on Earth...and the struggle to keep it alive!

AND...thanks TOT, my bestest bud and partner
in crime...I LOVE MY NEW CURTAINS!!!!!
They totally finish the room in style and love...
ahhhhhh...

9 comments:

time worn interiors said...

Lovely! Show um the other end of the upstairs! lol!
tot

MARY PERNULA said...

I love it, and I am glad you kept the room yellow. I am into the white thing right now, but there is yellow in my main part of the house. What I have noticed about the yellow is that is has a very cozy feeling at night, and yellow brings out white and red real good, so I can add those two colors real well with out them jumping out at you. Have a great weekend. Hugs Mary

Vintage Green said...

I have lived in two different houses that had those sloping ceilings, so they bring back memories and I am partial to them.

I always start out with a nice calm pared down room like that and then before ya know it....
I JUNK IT UP!!!

~Sheri~ said...

does that chair lift up.....serve as a port~a~potty. Yes......i would b the one to ask that question...ha! ur room is serene and i love the wall color and the chippy ceiling.

suzeeez said...

I love your room, keep it just the way it is :o) Sue

Colleen - the AmAzINg Mrs. B said...

Oh it looks so warm and comforting! Like you could sit up there and write a novel..what a novel idea! {couldn't resist!)

I KNEW that was a potty chair!!

Sisters' Garden and Bloom said...

Your upstairs is adorable as is everywhere else at your chateau. So fun to see!! ...and...yes...we do have another potty chair just a-waiting for you at the store!
Hope you are doing good!!...barb

Ralph said...

The room appears (at least in my imagination) as if from a century ago. The low ceilings drape over the iron bed. Before A/C and inexpensive carpeting, the simpler room and style is actually fashionable - simple, not modern ornate, is easy on the eyes...

Anonymous said...

I love the room the way it is too. The yellow is very mellow and warm. Love the painted floor too.
Kathy