Saturday, October 17, 2009

Happy Pink Saturday

Happy Pink Saturday Everyone. I decided to share photos of our Pool House. We built it several years ago, and honestly it never got used a whole lot. Until my son graduated from college, and moved back home. We decided everyone would be more comfortable if he moved out there. (he is out of town, so I was able to get it all cleaned up and take pictures).
I painted it a very light pink, and did lots of sage and shabby accents.
This is the living room, (I took the picture from the loft)....
I love the is so cozy!!
This is an antique side board that I bought 20 years ago at a garage sale.
The chair is slip covered in Laura Ashley shabby floral fabric. I made all of the slipcovers myself. It was a lot of work, but I am happy with the end result.

We put in a small kitchenette. It has a fridge, microwave and ice maker.
The little bay window is so sweet. I love the tea has bunnies on it.
I thought the bunny chandelier with toile lampshades was too cute to pass up.
Upstairs we put a bedroom and full bath. Of coarse I had to use toile for the bedspread, and matching pink checked dust ruffle....I am proud to say I made the curtains and bedspread also.

The sink cabinet and mirror were a dark brown, so I painted and stained them to look shabby.

This is the bathroom on the main floor. I love that it says "We don't skinny dip, we chunky dunk".......
I hope that everyone will stop by and say hi to Beverly and check out all of the other wonderful blogs that participate in Pink Saturday.
Have a lovely day.
xxoo Valarie


Tami said...

That is the most adorable cottage!!! Bravo on that slipcover! Wow! Great job...and beautiful decorating too!
Happy pink Saturday!
xo Tami

Mary said...

What a lovely cottage. How does your son handle the beautiful decorating? Thanks for sharing this part of your home with us. Have a wonderful day.

Valarie said...

Mary....the rent is he manages. haha

someplace in thyme said...

That is so cute and very cottage chic. I would love to stay there, but I am afraid I would never want to leave, Happy Pink Saturday, Char

♥Mimi♥ said...

Sorry I'm a little late. Seems like when the sun is out I feel a desperate need to go outside and run errands or just life my face to the heavens and soak in the last rays before winter hits my neck of the woods.

It's always so much fun to share in the pink goodness of the blogs gathered together for Pink Saturday. A collection of some of the nicest women and prettiest blogs in cyberspace!

Bet your son just loves all the foo-foo!

Wishing you a weekend filled with l♥ve and sunshine!

Cottage Rose said...

Hi Valarie; What a beautiful pool house... it is so shabby chic gorgeous,, you did a great job.. the colors and just every thing is so lovely..... I would love to live it there....

Alaura Happy Pink Saturday

Couture de Papier said...

Sweet cottage treasures!
Happy Pink Saturday!

Nancy @ La Chambre Rose said...

You answered my question! LOL! I'd love living there, though.

Still visiting around Pink Saturday posts and wishing you a wonderful week

Mary said...

My goodness gracious,Valarie ~ I think I'd be kicking your son out and living in there myself! What a dream space. And your slipcovers are amazing, you did such a great job.
Happy Pink Saturday :D

Leslie said...

I LOVE your looks like a dollhouse! Could I come & live there?!
Please come by & visit my blog, I'm doing a giveaway until Friday, 10/23. Hugs, Leslie

Rosemary said...

Hi Valarie,
Thanks for the nice comments.
Love the cottage!!

Janean said...

Can I reserve a weekend? lol. I heart the fireplace.

Secondhandrose said...

What a blessing to have a cozy spot like this. Good for you attempting slipcovers.


Lori said...

i think your pool house is adorable!!! everything about it is just as sweet as can be...i was wondering about how your son liked it...but i just saw your comment to Mary...LOL...thanks for visiting with me and the nice comment you should start on your journal, i had the best time working on mine...i was kind of sad when it was finished...

Coastal Sisters said...

I Love This! Valarie...your decor should be in a magazine!

Thank you so much for your kind words on my h

I would appy to create a Christmas blog banner for you. Email me at and let me know what color you would like me to work with. It would be my pleasure my dear.