Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Lilac Floral Curtains

I love our little guest bedroom.
It's tiny,
but it's cozy, bright, and warm.
The walls are papered with a subtle textured wallpaper that is painted a shade of French vanilla,
(not my color of choice, but I'm living with it for now)
and the original extra wide wood trim work is also painted.

Painted trim rocks my world, you know ~

especially 12" wide painted trim.

The Jenny Lind bed in here was purchased at one of the first auctions I went to decades ago.
I plan on switching that bed frame out this summer with a vintage one that once belonged to The Husband's grandmother. It has a rolled and embellished headboard
which will look beautiful painted creamy white and distressed.

The cafe curtains in here were originally full length sheers that hung in our master bedroom.
Being the kindergarten sewer I am and not owning a sewing machine at the time,
I just cut the curtains in half and hung them like that.

(Ok...ok....I can hear you seamstresses groaning loudly...)

It worked.....for a while.

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A bright summer morning at Heaven's Walk.

But I grew tired of seeing the unhemmed edges and the partial curtains.
The windows are nice and big and we could see only half of the beautiful view of our property out of them.

"Big girl" curtains were desperately needed.
Prairie floral-ness was calling.
So, I went searching for a cheap, quick fix.

And I found it at Target ~
on sale no less...
for cheaper than I could fill up the gas tank in my SUV.

A snowy winter's afternoon at Heaven's Walk.

Simply Shabby Chic White Voile window panels were a perfect solution.
They're a light weight cotton with a pretty pale, lilac floral print scattered on it.

A couple of curtain rods later ~
(which were also on sale for just a couple bucks each),
the room took on an elegant feel.

A different dresser here is on my wish list.

I picked up this cute little lamp at The Habitat for Humanity ReStore this past autumn for a dollar.
I gave her base a little touch-up with some gilding wax,
and added the rosettes on the lampshade with my glue gun.

The vintage looking clock was a gift from my "lil sister", Michelle.

Last year, I took down the gag-me-with-a-wooden-spoon plastic folding doors on the closet and hung some Pottery  Barn curtains there instead ~ just as a temporary solution.  

The Husband and I recently worked on a permanent solution to replace those PB curtains.
It includes a pile of this ~
taken from our stash in the barn.

[You have to wait until next week for the big reveal.]

After doing a "dash and turn",
I realized that the headboard wall needed something on it, 
and I knew exactly what that was.

I spent the afternoon making a large dream catcher.

A bit of sweet, simple, shabby prairie love for my guests.

I'll leave the light on for you!

~  Blessings  ~

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  1. Adore Adore Adore! Thanks for sharing. You inspire me!

  2. Oh you so have the touch!! I just love your home so nice and cozy!!!

  3. Who wouldn't want to spend a night in this dreamy bedroom you've created? Love it!


  4. What a lovely room. I love all the quaint charm. Very beautiful. Thanks for sharing. Karie

  5. Such a beautiful, cozy, feminine, romantic bedroom. I saw those same curtains at Target and loved them. I just really didn't have a place to use them though. So glad they made there way to your beautiful farm house.

  6. Beautiful, beautiful room Laurie! I love the new curtains---so fresh and sweet.
    Your dream catcher is so pretty and just completes the room!
    sending hugs...

  7. Laurie,I could just lay upon that beautiful bed and dream sweet dreams. I so love the softness of it all as is. x

  8. Soft, cozy little charmer of a guest room Laurie, do you ever just go in there a take a dreamy nap?
    I know I sure would :))

    Love your chest of drawers, and the hardware was on my Hannah's chest until I ordered new ones in pewter finish, seeing yours makes me wish I had not used her older white finished ones on other projects then I could put them back on her chest. It really is a sweet room with tons of charm.

    Thank you for sharing,
    Next your master suite :))

    Lots of hearts, hugs, and kisses
    Happy Valentine


  9. So eye pleasing all the way around.I love that sweet lil lamp and the curtains add a lotto the room.So romantic!

    I'm excited to see what you and Mr, have been up to :)

    Thanks for sharing I enjoy my visits~Blessings Kim , xoxo

  10. Oh I love the curtains, Laurie! The whole room comes together now beautifully! Can I ask...where did you get your large jute rug in the room? Looking for one for our den.
    Happy Valentine's Day!

  11. Dear Laurie, it is beautiful! The room is so cozy! I love your amazing decorations... I want to live with you :))) Your home is sweet! I send you a big hug! Have a nice Valentine´s Day!

  12. Love the curtains--and really love the dreamcatcher! I still haven't made myself a dreamcatcher--You have made so many! Good for you!

  13. What a beautiful guest room Laurie - so cozy and welcoming!!!
    And I can't wait to see what you created next with that wood!

  14. The pale lilac print curtains are the perfect addition to an already lovely guest room. I can see why you love the trim so much. I'm a big fan of painted trim too. I love how the light plays in the room. So beautiful.

    Cindy at Rosehaven Cottage

  15. Such a lovely feminine room and the curtains are the perfect touch

  16. Laurie,
    What a simply romantic retreat, dear friend!!!
    I adore the soft, light floral of your new curtains!!!
    I have that same Jenny Lind (full~size) bed in our
    Guest Room here on the Prairie and it is wonderful
    for a good night's sleep! It is my "go to" bed the few
    times I have been recovering from surgery!!!
    The dream catcher was the "crowning touch"!!!
    I'll visit again, soon, to see the reveal of your new closet doors!
    Happy Valentine's Day from my~heart~to~yours!!!

  17. Il est bon d'admirer vos merveilleuses photos... Un billet rempli de romantisme... En ce jour particulier c'est une belle note !
    Je vous souhaite une joyeuse Saint-Valentin... avec de gros bisous.

  18. I LOVE this room. The dreamcatcher is beautiful

    Have a great day

  19. The curtains suit this room beautifully, Laurie! What luck that they were on sale, too! Love how you updated the lampshade.

  20. Laurie, i love it ...everything in this room is just gorgeous
    and just beautiful !! thank you for sharing with us
    have a lovely Valentine's day xxx

  21. Laurie what a beautiful bedroom... Love it!!
    Your lilac curtais are amazing.
    Have a nice Valentine´s day

  22. love your curtains, lamp and can't wait to see what you do with the closet door....this room is so cozy looking glad that you have some dark wood for contrast, love it

  23. Such a beautiful, cozy & inviting guest room Laurie! I have a few rooms in our home that I am Still waiting to put trim around, lol :) I love the old wide farmhouse style trim, and especially painted white ♥

    Happy Valentines Day! ~Brenda~

  24. So much loveliness in your guest room!!
    Mary Alice

  25. Laurie questa stanza è davvero incantevole e i tuoi tocchi sono ciò che fa la differenza!

  26. Very soft and pretty! Love the curtains. Happy Valentines Day to you and those you love.


  27. Happy Vaentine's day love love Ria......❤ ❤ ❤ .....

  28. Beautiful Laurie! Love the simplicity of the room... I have a small room at the end of the hallway upstairs and you have inspired me.
    Blessings today

  29. Stunning Simplicity, Laurie
    I am anxious to see the reveal.
    I need those you remember the name or number of them...only I have four windows

  30. Beautiful as always, Laurie. Would a sliding barn door be too bold for your cozy guest room? Can't wait to see your reveal!

  31. I'm in the process of rearranging a few rooms so that it will look right for selling our home. So, I know what your were going through. I only hope my guest bedroom turns out half as nice as yours. And do you take reservations at chez Heaven's Walk??!! LOL

  32. It all looks great, Laurie- Hope that dream catcher works!!!! xo Diana

  33. If I make you breakfast in bed can I stay there please????!!!! Can you tell me about the bedding that you have I see a beautiful blue throw and I love your pink euros. Who are they made by and also I love your white bedding too. I would appreciate any details on your dreamy bedding.

    1. :) Thank you so much, Contessa! You are too sweet! :) The pink Euros are from the Rachel Ashwell Petticoat collection. The blue throw is actually a duvet cover by Simply Shabby Chic that I just threw at the end of the bed. The white duvet is a bleached-out SSC duvet cover that was once an oatmeal color. The ruffled pillow slips are from Ticking and Toile. Hope that helps! xoxo Laurie

    2. Okay I actually have all this in my closet now except for the pink euros. Is the blue duvet the linen one from RASCC? It was sold a while ago and also came in the oatmeal color. If so then I have that and the oatmeal one too, also bleached out. I copied Tausha from her blog. Okay so even though I have these linens I still want to Stay at your house. It look dreamier than mine! :)

    3. Yes, the aqua one is from the RASSC collection which also came in the oatmeal color. sounds like you're almost there, Contessa! :) If you had a 30" white ruffled Euro sham stashed somewhere, you could always dye it that mauvey pink color. Then you'd have the whole look! :) You are welcome at Heaven's Walk anytime, girlie! ♥ xoxo L.

    4. I may or may not have just gone to Target and gotten those curtains. And by may or may not have, they are now hanging in my living room!!!! Okay going to dye some euros! Thanks for all your help!!!

    5. lol! You crack me up, girl! lol! You are so welcome! I hope you love them as much as I do. If you want a really great Rit Dye tutorial, check out Steph's blog at
      She's got that perfect mauve color down to perfection! :) xoxo L.

    6. Oh good I will check it out because I want a really soft pink and not bright. Rit dye for pink seems so bright. Yea!!! Thanks again!

  34. I'd love to be a guest in that room. Beautiful!

  35. Laurie this is dream!!!And heaven!!!!!Can I come visit?Want to sleep in this beautiful guest room-is perfect!!!! :-)
    Have a nice Valentin's day Laurie ♥♥♥

  36. This room is completely beautiful! What a guest room is supposed to look like-I bet everyone who visits you is in heaven. I've seen several posts with your beautiful dreamcatchers. Do you ever sell them online? Diana

    1. Hi Diana! Yes, I have sold a quite a few of my dream catchers! Email me at and we'll chat! :)

      xoxo laurie

  37. Looks absolutely beautiful Laurie!!!
    I hope your doing well and hope that your mom and dad are doing well!
    Take care and Happy Valentine's Day.

  38. Hi Laurie wow! I love your guest room!!! it came out so shabby chic! and the curtains looks so nice great job! xoxo Val

  39. Wow! What a difference those curtains made! Amazing really... And, oh my gosh, i'm so with you on those AWFUL bifold closet doors... i hate them so bad... you were smart to take them off! Your dream catcher is one of the prettiest i've ever seen, it's so magical lookingthe room is just so charming, and i love love that oval mirror...


  40. You couldn't have found more perfect curtains, they just add another layer of beauty to this already lovely room. I just adore all the bedding, gorgeous linens and soft shades of calmness. I cannot wait to see what the pile of wood will become!
    Happy Valentines Day

  41. looks like my bedroom, very shabby chic.

  42. WOW! This room lokks wonderful with all the details!

  43. I love how open and airy your space is~ thank you for sharing on the photo friday blog hop- we hope you have a great weekend!

  44. It's looking just lovely! How about spray painting the curtain rod a soft white? I did that on a towel bar I hug a quilt from and it made all the difference.

  45. Very sweet! Love the curtains, good choice for the room!

  46. Hi Laurie,

    I'm visiting from Home and Garden Thursday. I LOVE your guest bedroom; it truly is very cozy. It has a romantic, dreamy quality about it that I love. Your new lilac floral curtain panels are so pretty; I may have to pay a visit to Target now. :)

    I hope you have a wonderful weekend.

    Denise at Forest Manor

  47. Just lovely Laurie, and you have me excited to see the new closet doors!

  48. Beautiful curtains Laurie!This is the best time of the year to find stuff like that on sale...dirt cheap :-). I need to get out and see what I can find at target.Last year I found a RA simply shabby chic white quilt full size for 10.00 can't beat that!
    Oh I can't wait to see what you are doing with your closet.I know it is going to look beautiful!Your home is turning into a beautiful romantic cottage farmhouse <3

  49. Voila! Another beautiful transformation performed by the very talented prairie girl Laurie :-)
    Well done my friend! Can't wait to see what you & Rog come up with for those closet doors. Good for you for keepin it fresh during these winter days-
    Much love, Joni

  50. So pretty and perfect for spring. Now I'm yearning for summer to come so I can smell my lilac bushes. :)

  51. They look perfect! I can't wait to see your closet door solution! I have a curtain hanging in our room because I didn't like the folded doors. Thank you for sharing in this week's Rustic Restorations Weekend!

  52. Beautiful Laurie, Target does sometimes have wonderful draperies. They are so light and airy. My bedroom was lavender as a teen. Many sweet dreams in my lavender room. lol! Love the lamp and the dream catcher. Thanks for sharing with SYC.

  53. Laurie,

    I can't wait to see the finished closet doors! I know they are going to be amazing. I love your room.....and those curtains are the perfect addition.

    Happy day to you!

  54. oh, i love it! anne of green gables would be right at home there1!!

    m ^..^

  55. Love the new curtains and it really makes the room look even better than what it was. Can't wait to see the barn board project.

  56. Heavenly! Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful curtains with us at Dandelion House! So so so pretty!

  57. Oh Laurie, what a beautifully serene and cozy space you've put together! I love the curtains. You know what I've done in the past when I've decorated model homes? Used sheets for curtains! A lot of times they have such nice prints. I can't wait to see what you and the Mister are whipping up for closet doors. Hope you're having a good week. xo

  58. Thanks for linking up Laurie! Gosh, I just love your style! This room is so cozy - makes me want to curl up with a good book. {HUGS!}

  59. Your guest room is lovely, I believe you could open and beautifully decorate a Bed & Breakfast! I'd come! I do appreciate you sharing with Home and Garden Thursday,

  60. Your room looks great! I am so curious to see what you are going to do with the wood.

  61. Laurie, I love your guest bedroom, it's so charming with the Simple Shabby Chic curtains. I really like all the special touches you did. The lamp, collectibles and of course, your dream catcher make the room so inviting. Can't wait to see your new project with the wood planks. Thanks so much for sharing this wonderful post at Simple & Sweet Fridays.


  62. Hi Laurie, Your taste in color, fabrics and furnishings is divine! Love how you blended everything into such a charming cozy place! I am your latest follower, Merci...Pam

  63. The perfect touch Laurie for this sweet and feminine bedroom.
    Thanks for linking up at Shabbilicious Friday.

  64. What a soft and pretty room. Love the new curtains! Can't wait to see what you did with the closet :)


  65. Laurie, Congrats! You've been featured for this inspiring post at Simple & Sweet Fridays. Have a wonderful weekend!


  66. Can I come and stay in your guest room?? It is so beautiful, I love it! I may have to redecorate my empty nest bedrooms now! What an inspiration you are!

  67. I love the lamp and the shade. Thanks for sharing at Fluster's Creative Muster. I'm looking forward to seeing what you link up next week.

  68. Laurie what a soft, beautiful room. You run the chance of never getting rid of company. Who'd want to leave? The dream catcher was just the touch you needed and I love the lamp and the floral mirror. Thanks so much for sharing with Transformed Tuesday.
    Peggy~PJH Designs


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