Thursday, September 1, 2011


Hi All!  I hope you've all been doing well.  I can't believe how quickly August just flew on by!
I think the kids being back in school helped with that.  Life is always so much more hectic when
they're in school. ;-)

I finally have pics to share with you of my entire bedroom today.  I was waiting to share them
with  you, because my home is being featured in the Cottage of The Month for September over at
The Old Painted Cottage, and I didn't want to post too much about my home right before the feature
came out.  Some of you have probably already seen the close-up photos before... sorry about that.
I hope you enjoy the pics anyway.

Have you seen my teeny, tiny bath yet?  It's open to our bedroom... definitely not what I would prefer,
but we couldn't afford to do a major remodel... just cosmetic changes.  I did a post about it shortly
after I started blogging a little over a year ago.  If you'd like to see more of my teeny, tiny bathroom
and read more about how we remodeled it, you can click here.

My husband and I built the beadboard headboard.  I thought of doing this a few years ago, but I
really wanted to try to find some sort of architectural salvage piece, like some doors or windows or
even a fireplace mantle, but after years of looking and having no luck finding what I wanted, it was
time to figure something out.  I designed it to go high on the wall to add drama and architectural
interest to an otherwise bland, long wall.  It took us all of one day to build... a couple more to paint...
and $150 in materials.  It was a much cheaper alternative than buying a headboard and adding
beadboard to the entire room.

I bought all of the bed linens and tie top curtains from Pottery Barn and the antique grain sack
pillow covers from Dreamy Whites OnlineI found the reproduction enamelware barn light
fixture seven years ago, when we remodeled our bedroom, for $20 at Home Depot. 

I found this great European farm table a couple of years ago to hold a large flat screen TV that we
bought for the garage-turned-playroom that's still not done.  After realizing that the playroom may
not get done for a while more, I decided to move the large TV into our living room, so it wouldn't go
to waste.

When redoing my bedroom to try to make it more special for Fifi's visit in hopes that she would want
to photograph it, I decided to bring the table in there to add something a little unexpected.  It works
wonderfully for holding extra bed linens and pillows.


So, there you have it... that's my bedroom.

I want to thank Jennifer of The Old Painted Cottage for featuring my home in the 2011 September
Cottage of The Month.  To see the feature of my home and a pic of me (for those of you who have
been wondering about the face behind SGC), you can click here.

Linking to these fun and inspiring parties:
 Vintage Inspiration Friday @ Common Ground
Saturday Night Special @ Funky Junk Interiors
Pretty Up Your Plain Jane Home Party @ Jennifer Rizzo

Over the next few weeks, I'll be putting together posts of the various rooms in my home to update
the ones I have on my sidebar and to share some of the changes I've made for fall.

Fall... yaaay!  I am sooo looking forward to some cooler weather!

Thank you so much for visiting!  I hope you all have a lovely Labor Day weekend!!

'Til next time...

~ Jo :-)


  1. The contrast with the wood and white is wonderful. Great photos!

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  4. Love THE simple clean look!

  5. What an amazing job you did. Your home is warm and inviting, yet stylish and chic. I adore it.

  6. Lovely I think I can try this in a stained wood I love the blogging world one can learn so much. Ive been wanting a new headboard this way I can afford to have one!:)

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