Saturday, July 11, 2009

Pink Saturday

This is my first post for "Pink Saturday" put on by the wonderful Beverly. I decided to share with you pictures of my spare bedroom. It is a work in progress, so there are a few changes I will still be making, but you will get the idea. I LOVE pink. It is my very favorite color. I am the proud Mom of 2 sons, so Pink was never a color that I used in my decorating...until my sons moved out. I converted my babies room into a pink oasis. (When he moved home from college, he was shocked at the room, and moved into our guest house. Now, maybe if I convert that into a pink palace he will get his own place. hehe ) I don't love the toile bedspread, and the dust ruffle is waay to short, but I'm not done making the one I have in mind. I will share pics when it is done. I recovered an old bench that we had, it was very ugly, and I think the pink silk with black fringe is nice.
I thought the mirrored makeup table looked nice. I have it covered with my many treasures. You can see where I tufted the bottom half of the silk covered walls.
This is a close up of the wallpaper. I covered the top half of the walls in the wallpaper, and then padded the bottom half, and covered it in the pink and white checked silk, I then tufted the walls and added buttons. I love the finished look.

For a headboard, I used black velvet, and then added the silk ribbons and buttons. You can't tell from the pictures, but it is tufted also. I love it. This is the view from the turret in the room. When we were remodeling I told my husband that if we had a Turret our house would look like a castle, so he had the builder put on a turret. It looks amazing from the outside, and the inside.
Another view of the sitting area in the turret. I still need to add a curtain to the door, but haven't had time. I also need a couple of nice rugs, I guess I had better go shopping. hehe I hope you enjoyed your tour of my pink room.
Have a lovely day,
xxoo - Valarie


Itajeff @Something To Share said...

Welcome to Pink Saturday. What a great 1st post & lovely pictures too. Love your blog.
Happy PS

Lots of luv,

Nancy @ La Chambre Rose said...

Welcome and Happy Pink Saturday! I had only boys, too, so I completely understand your yearning for a pink decor. You did such a wonderful redecorate on the bedroom. Thanks for sharing...this is one of my passions, too.

Eclectic Pink Rose said...

Welcome to Pink Saturday!! Looks like you have taken full advantage of no boys in the house!!!! Love love love your pink room, gorgeous!
♥ Teresa

Jennifer said...

Happy First Pink Saturday! I love your Pink Bedroom! It looks like such a fun space that you can retreat to. Thank You for sharing your Pink!!

Happy Pink Saturday!
Have A Great Day!

"Livin With Peaches"

vivian said...

YOu did a great job on the room! I can imagine your son might have been a bit horrified! I've always wanted a turreted house! You are very creative, I would never have thought in a million years to pad and tuft the walls! awesome!
have a great weekend

Mary said...

Happy 1st Pink Saturday!
The room is wonderful! Great post, thanks for sharing!

Beverly said...

Welcome to your first Pink Saturday, Valarie.

Your room is just absolutely beautiful. My only child is a son, and he isn't crazy about our guest room either.

I love the wall treatments, and I think the comforter gives good contrast.

Beansieleigh said...

Hi Valerie! What a gorgeous room! Welcome to Pink Saturday, and hope you have a wonderful weekend!

Dru said...

Wow - what a project!! Looks beautiful, thanks for sharing. Welcome and Happy Pink Saturday!

Sandi@ My Yellow Door said...

Hi Valarie,
Welcome to Pink Saturday! Your bedroom is lovely! I adore toile myself and oh, sigh, I LOVE your wallpaper! Enjoy your weekend.


HiHo said...

welcome to Pink Saturday, you pink girl you.Love the contrast of the black. Toile is classic! Heidi

♥Mimi♥ said...

How absolutely darling! There is no way you could have a Lumberjack spend a night in that room☺ Welcome to Pink Saturday!

Nanna said...

welcome to Pink wow wow on that pink room, I was expecting a girls pink room LOL that is sone beautiful room!

Regina said...

Nice and cozy bedroom.
Happy PS.

Teacup Mosaics said...

A perfect pink retreat. I just love black and pink together. Welcome to PS Enjoy.

Jorgelina said...

Welcome to Pink Saturday!!
The room is wonderful!

Bea said...

Pink and black look so classy and sumptuous together!
You have a lot of talent!

Claudia said...

Welcome to Pink Saturday! That room is gorgeous. It looks like a wonderful pink refuge after raising two boys! You did a wonderful job. I love the padded wall - very Hollywood!

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Hi Valarie!
Welcome to Pink Saturday. I so love your post. How could you not love the toile bedspread set? Honey it is to die for! It really does not look to short, and it is absolutely breath taking. Just beautiful. Love the lamp, and your headboard really adds that punch. Your chair looks just right for reading. Beautiful first PS post. Please stop by and say Hi. I would love to have you follow. I will do the same. Country Hugs, Sherry

Kdottie Designs said...

Welcome to PS! I love your room! You must be so talented to be able to recover your furniture!

stefanie said...

i think its beautiful, i really love the wallpaper, thank you for sharing and welcome to pink saturday. i took a peek at your etsy store, super cute.

KarenHarveyCox said...

What a gorgeous gorgeous bedroom. Welcome to Pink Saturday. Your home is lovely.

Happy Pink Saturday.


Anne Fannie said...

Hi Valarie
Welcome to your first Pink Saturday!
Love your bedroom decor!

Deanna said...

Hi Valarie and welcome to Pink Saturday!

Your room is incredible and you have really put in a lot of hard work into it. It's Marie Antoinette worthy! LOL!

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(¸.·´ (¸.·´ Happy Pink Saturday
Deanna :D

Sares said...

Welcome to Pink Saturday Valarie! Your guest bedroom is absolutely beautiful. It's very luxurious. Your guests must love staying there, your son, probably not so much. I'm sure he misses his old room! Happy Pink Saturday and have a loveleigh weekend!

Enchanted Rose Studio said...

Happy 1st Pink Saturday, Valarie!

Your guest bedroom is coming along beautifully! I can't wait to see the bedspread and dust ruffle. I love the beautiful tuffted headboard. Love all the silk and the beautiful pink toile!

Love your 1st post! Hope to see more!

Enjoy your weekend!


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Leslie said...

Happy 1st Pink Saturday! I LOVE this room...when can I move in?! I DO like the toile bedspread so just send it to me when you get it replaced. Thank you for the tour!

Anonymous said...

Happy Pink Saturday!

Love your room!

~ Gabriela ~

Karin said...

Happy Pink Saturday! Beautiful room....I have all boys too so I know how you feel :)

Secondhandrose said...

Wow, the tufted walls are over the top pretty! That must have taken a long time to do. thanks for sharing


Brenna said...

I love the toile, especially the bedspread! Beeeautiful!

Dreamgirl said...

Welcome to Pink Saturday! How fun to come visit you and your absolutely BEAUTIFUL spare bedroom. I would love to visit;)You really have done a good job decorating... I can see that this is more than just a little hobby - looks like a professional to me! (I also loved the flowers in your bathroom - very funny!)

I hope you'll have a wonderful week! Please visit me at Sweeterliving.

Greetings from Spain

Draffin Bears said...

Happy pink Saturday to you Valarie.
I love your pink bedroom ~ everything is so pretty and feminine.
I love pink and had a pink bedroom in our last house.
When we had a friend come to stay he woke up in the morning and said that he thought he had turned into a Girl.
I had a cabinet with some porcelain dolls that I had made.
we had a laugh about it.

Hope that you are having a happy weekend

Sue said...

I think your room is beautiful... pink, black and white....I'm in heaven. i do like the toile bedspread too. Happy Pink Saturday,

Tristan Robin Blakeman said...

lovely room! I love that wallpaper - and your bed bench is terrific. I can't upholster to save my life!

HaPpY PiNk SaTuRdAy!

Light and Voices said...

Pink toile is so wonderful. Nice job on your first Pink Saturday post.
Joyce M

xinex said...

uhave a very pretty guest room, so eleagant!...Christine

Elena@EPtreasures said...

Hi Valerie, Welcome to Pink Saturday. You've done a great job with the room. Combining pink and black give the room a luxurious classy feel.

Have a wonderful 'pink' week.

Ciao for now,
Elena :)

Bellamere Cottage said...

What a gorgeous headboard. It certainly is a focal point! :-) LOVE it..


TheKeyBunch said...

Lovely pics -for me, it's difficult to appreciate pinks on walls, but I loved this one! Bookmarking for inspiration- thanks:)


Rosemary said...

I love pink and black together.
It's one of my favorite combinations. Great job on the room. I love it!!
Have a great rest of the weekend,

someplace in thyme said...

Great pictures, welcome to ps. It's amazing how the older we get the pink comes out. Happy Pink Saturday, Char

Coastal Sisters said...

Valerie...this really needs to be in a magazine. You did an incredible job.


Anonymous said...

oh. my. goddess.
I am packing my bags to become your eternal visitor right now.

Anonymous said...

Oh wow! For a girl - yes this would be pink heaven . . . but for your son? LoL I can just imagine how shocked he must have been :-)

Happy 1st PS!

Fleur de Bee said...

Hi Valerie! Nice to meet you through Pink Saturdays! This room is marvelous! I know your not keen on the bedspread but it is almost the same fabric I have in one of my bathrooms with those EXACT mirrored furniture pieces but the drop in sinks! I think it is shabby, old hollywood and french. I LOVE it and think you did SUCH a great job! LOVE LOVE LOVE!

Happy decorating!

xo Molly

fitty's pinky rose cottage said...

welcome to Pink Saturday! I really like your room.. nice colour! black and pink..

Natasha Burns said...

What a fabulous pink boudoir! You did a great job redecorating it!

Natasha Burns said...

PS i hope you can come up with something to revamp, it will be fun :)

pinkkandy said...

I love the colors you are using it is a beautiful room...welcome to Pink Sat
God Bless

Ele at abitofpinkheaven said...

I just love the pink room. I'll bet your son was shocked! LOVE the mirrored pieces and the headboard. Great job!

Katie said...

What a FAB room! You are very talented! I was not able to put up a Pink Saturday post this week but I certainly wish you a belated happy one anyway!

Myrna said...

Hi Valarie! So nice to meet you! Thank you for visiting my glad you liked it!
This room is FABULOUS!! I love everything about are one very talented and clever gal! ;-)
Will be back!

The Quintessential Magpie said...

So glad you joined us for Pink Saturday! Such a lovely room! It really is beautiful.

Happy Pink Saturday to you!


Sheila :-)

Leann said...

Now that's some romantic bedroom. Our oldest son just moved out 1mo ago. And I'm in the process of going pink and white in his room.

Stop by The Old Parsonage anytime, I love company.

Enjoy your day!

TattingChic said...

OMGoodness!!! That room is an absolute dream! I LOVE it! The pink and black toile is to die for! :)

Thank you for entering my giveaway! Good luck to you!

Andrea Singarella said...

It looks beautiful! You have every little detail perectly coordinated. So pretty! I can just imagine your son coming home and seeing the space for the first time. LOL

Anonymous said...

So many things to look at. I love the wall with the padding. What a great idea. The headboard to die for!! And the baby pictures framed on you turret my favorite.
Oh and what lucky little girls to have the room above to play make believe in:)

Shabbee Chick said...


jen said...

Have I ever told you how much I love this room? now I can totally handle pink like that! just fab!
luvs and glitter