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Thursday, July 31

Ruffles & A Rummage Sale Desk Make My Room Complete

Well, Happy Summer 2014! Is it warm where you are? It sure has been here, and not the usual heat, the "new" 'monsoonal moisture' as they've been calling it on the news. Between you and I, it's not my cup of tea. Or should I say Macchiato?...I have been very busy working on many things for myself, my family, church and home these last few weeks! Least of which,  was finally finishing up my Bedroom the way I really wanted to!


Doesn't everything look just heavenly with a little sparkle to it?! I was actually editing this photo to share with you an accidently clicked this button, I'm not sure I could do it again, if I wanted to. But, I like it! Here is a look without the "magic". Isn't it still just heavenly? 


I have been waiting for some time for two very important   things for me to feel my space was the way I truly wanted it. The first one you are seeing....Ruffled curtains! Aren't they wonderful?!  I had intended to make ruffled curtains myself, but had read from many bloggers, whose style I love, that they used bedskirts, dust ruffles and other things to achieve the same look for pennies on the dollar. Now your talking my language! So, as suggested by another Blogger friend, I checked out ruffles on Amazon! I'm not kidding! Unbelievably, they knew what we liked! I found these ruffled curtains already made! And, no they did NOT break the bank. But, with the money I saved on my New Desk, the second thing I needed to complete my room, It was a very do-able makeover! And, I am thrilled with the results. I couldn't wait to share with you.


Do you notice how you have never seen a picture of my desk?! Be thankful. An absolutely wonderful man, from long ago, bought it for me, and though his intent was so incredibly wonderful and generous, it was never 'my style'. I never had the heart to tell him. Well, if he's reading this post now, he knows, and I'm actually certain he would pleased for me.

This is my new desk!

I absolutely love it! Since I work in my bedroom, it was imperative for me to find a nice piece that would match the style of my room and be large enough and very welcoming to come to. I wanted a nice cherry wood to match my bed and I really wanted a front drawer that would drop open for my keyboard and mouse. I have been looking for about two and a half years.  A couple of weeks ago, a quick pop over to my Mum's church for a rummage sale and there it was! 







(These are some adorable little  business cards my sister made for me. Thanks,Di!)



I absolutely love it! Did I say that already?! I do. It was exactly what I had wanted and get this, I'm not ashamed to dicker on price, I walked away with my perfect desk for twenty dollars!

Yes $20! So, now you see why I could afford to buy the curtains!

  Different view (sorry about the light)
See the drop down drawer!!

When all is said and done, my room is, now, how I had always pictured it. Can you feel me smiling, because I am. 

Dreamy Image here:

But, quite honestly even without the fun effect, I Love what I ended up with!

Thanks for coming along with me as I navigate through the Blessings and pitfalls of this life. You have all been so wonderfully supportive and kind. I hope you have a space that you have or are working on to call your own and that makes you smile.  Have a wonderful week. 
~Theresa



26 comments:

  1. Very light and pretty! I just looked for the curtains on Amazon and found them-maybe for my daughter's room. I love the desk too. Functional and pretty. Thanks for sharing on Fridays Unfolded!

    Alison
    Nancherrow

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    1. Thanks so much, Alison! They are light & pretty and, actually much better quality than I had hoped for! I'm sure your daughter would LOVE them, I sure do! Thanks for having me @ Your Party!
      Theresa

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  2. It looks simply lovely Theresa.. I will be treasure hunting now!!

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    1. Sally, Thank you so very much! I'm so glad you like it. Happy hunting sweet Lady!
      ~Theresa

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  3. Ahhhhhhh Theresa it truly is beautiful...I mean beautiful! I know that feeling when you finally get a space with the perfect, sometimes extravagant elements [sometimes just smart shopping] you have perhaps secretly longed for...I know and am so glad for you. Really, it doesn't take much to make 'us' happy ' does it?

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    1. Oh, Jonell, I'm so happy you like it as much as I had hoped you would! It was just that, too what I was wanting for along time..Bless your kind heart for understanding and leaving me with your kind words, No it doesn't take much. But, I know I am SO Blessed for every bit of it and for you.. :)
      Theresa.

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  4. beautiful and feminine, Love it! Thank you for sharing your sweet blog at the Thursday Favorite Things Blog Hop xo

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    1. Always my pleasure, Sweet Katherine! Thank you.

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  5. O, dear one...I am sooo loving your beautiful, dreamy, magical room. The curtains are TO DIE FOR...the bedding is just PERFECT ...the desk is just STUNNING and best of all...YOUR sweet and contagious excitement over the great room is purely WONDERFUL. :)
    You make me want to jump up and make a special spot for myself...:)
    Happy Pinks

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    1. Oh, Bj, that was the nicest response I ever could have hoped for! It is dreamy, isn't it?! You are right, sweet Lady, I could not wait to get this space done, and I am over the moon, excited with the results! I hope you do jump up and make a magical place spot for yourself!
      Thanks again, Bj, Happy Pinks!

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  6. Oh i love your room, and the ruffle curtains look fabulous. What a beautiful and inviting space.

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    1. Miss Marty, What can I say?! I'm so honored and pleased that you like it, too! Thank you so much for your kind comment.
      Hugs,
      Theresa

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  7. How pretty...I would never want to leave my bedroom if it looked like that:)

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    1. It is definitely my new Favorite Room, Tracy! Thank you for your kind words. :)

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  8. I love your new curtains. And, I am so envious of your little writing desk. It's beautiful.
    Sherry

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    1. Oh, Sherry, you made my evening! I'm so glad you like it! The desk was a long search to find! Thanks so much for coming by!

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  9. I love the curtains and your desk! The white would be dangerous with all my kids, but it sure is pretty!

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    1. Thanks so much, Tammy! Yes, you're right! Not a kids room. My own private retreat and restore. :)
      Blessings, Dear One.

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  10. I love the way it turned out! Our bedroom desperately needs a makeover. I might have to go look at comforters today to get my creative juices going :)

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    1. Thanks Trish! Yes, it does definitely take some inspiration to get through it, doesn't it? Thanks for coming by and living your kind comment!
      Theresa

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  11. I love the ruffled curtains (and your sparkle photo)! Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Thank you, Camille! I like the Sparkly one, too!

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  12. What a beautiful room!
    Thanks for sharing this with us in the Bloggers Brags Party!

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  13. This is so beautiful, Theresa! I love the bedroom and the sparkles. I think it can be done in PicMonkey.. I must try this. Your friend, Linda

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    1. Thank you so much, Linda! And, you are right! (Shhh...It can be done in PicMonkey) hehe
      Hugs,
      Theresa

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