“Mom, this room is so not you!” So said the daughters when they first glimpsed my bedroom. Their comment was likely in response to curtains, ruffles and gingham check, none of which is typically my style. This time, however, I wanted a room that reflected the warmth of summer color and warmed a frosty landscape in winter.
You may not believe this, but the flowers reminded me of Georgia O’Keeffe, not because they are her style but because they are big and bold much like summer blooms in Maine. I got very carried away with the idea of flowers and glued artificial ones on the lampshades which were then trimmed with decorative braid.
For the bases I found flower buckets at World Market. The hubby drilled a hole in the bottom through which the electrical wire is run. The hardware for the lamp was gotten from a lighting store where I told a helpful salesperson what I was doing and he provided me with all the right parts. Finished, the lamp is placed on a little pedestal which allows it to sit more level.
Actually, putting this bedroom together turned out to be great fun. You might say this is a do it yourself project as most of the furniture except for the Maine Cottage headboard required a little TLC. Though I would like to take credit for all the sewing, all I am responsible for is the dust ruffle.
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