Monday, May 26, 2014

New vintage bedroom and the photo shoot...

Finally we finished the renovations in the bedroom just in time for Anne Gridley and Gary Graves to photograph it and the rest of the house last Thursday and Friday. If you have followed our journey, you already know about the delays and setbacks. Despite all that, it turned out exactly as we had hoped and we just love it.

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Pretty much everything is a family heirloom or at least vintage or antique.


A vintage chenille bedspread is perfect for the antique iron bed I restored.


A sweet and thoughtful neighbor had given me these antique frames, so I knew exactly where I wanted to put them. 



Vintage gowns and robes all belonged to family members.


I ended up painting the room BHG "Sunlit White" because I really wanted the antique doors to stand out. And do they ever. I ended up restoring and hanging 12 of them all with vintage glass door knobs and locks. We also added beadboard to these two closets, and that really gave the whole room a more vintage feel. 


My grandfather made the frame for this print and signed the back in 1935.


There are five antique doors in this room. 





Two of the paintings, including this one, were painted by my uncle Rex Thrower in the 1960s. He was a rancher in Montana and also a well-known painter of western scenes. I have always loved the colors in this one. 


I found the perfect spot for my great grandfather's table in front of the windows overlooking the creek.



My mother let me borrow the mirror for the photo shoot. I have a plan for replacing it when I have to give it back:-)



We really do love how it turned out. It's so bright and sunny in here, especially when the morning sun is pouring in. It actually seems larger even though we took up the alcove space with the closets.

You can check out "before" shots HERERestoring the Iron Bed , and how the room actually started out HERE

As for the photo shoot last week, it was *amazing* and we really enjoyed not only seeing their work flow but also chatting with them about music. Both fans of all kinds of music, Gary is a big fan of opera and classical guitar, so we had a lot to talk about! 
I will let everyone know when and where the photos will be when I know.


Of course, today is Memorial Day and a holiday that I do not take lightly. As a veteran myself,  I am forever grateful to those who gave their lives for freedom. This is a video Luis and I made for our church observance of Memorial Day. Never forget freedom is not free.


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36 comments:

  1. I love it! Especially because of all the family pieces. Great job!

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  2. Beautiful Anita. Just beautiful. All the heirloom pieces makes it even more special. I know the remainder of the home and the gardens and porches were just as breath takingly beautiful as well.

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  3. Beautiful, Anita! Glad that the photoshoot went well. Happy Memorial Day!

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  4. Your room is so beautiful. I love that you have so many family heirlooms. I am glad you enjoyed the shoot and I look forward to seeing what magazine you end up in!

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  5. Oh Anita, the bedroom is stunning. I love it and all the antiques are gorgeous and those doors are stunning.

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  6. Dear Anita, You have made a lovely place to rest your head.
    Peaceful and pretty.
    Blessings,
    d

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  7. Love it all. So cozy . I have a dresser almost exactly the same. Thanks for sharing.

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  8. The room looks great, Anita and I am so glad you had the shoot done!!

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  9. Anita this room turned out beautiful...love love that bed!!

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  10. So pretty and I love the bed and the chairs that are by your grandfather's table!

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  11. Happy Memorial Day, Anita. I appreciate your service to help us keep our freedoms. Freedom doesn't come free is a very true statement. I salute you.

    And you're a great designer and maintainer of your family's history.

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  12. I'm so excited for you ad happy the shoot went well! Your bedroom looks amazing.

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  13. Simply stunning. I knew it would turn out beautiful! I'm glad that the photo shoot went well, can't wait to see the pictures.

    Thank you for your service to our country, Anita. If it weren't for men & women like yourself, we wouldn't get to enjoy & celebrate the freedoms we have.

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  14. The pictures are gorgeous. And you may keep the mirror. It goes with the dresser.
    MOM

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  15. You are so BLESSED with your heritage, the family homestead and the gifts the Lord has given you!~ Beautiful :D

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  16. Just beautiful Anita!!! I have recently moved and am trying to get my home done. Such a hard task to do alone. Thanks for all your service and what you are still doing for the Lord!!! Can't wait to see all the pictures!! The video was great also!!! You are very blessed to have all of these family treasures!!!

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  17. Your bedroom looks so lovely Anita. I love that you made your home look "old" with the vintage doors and beadboard. Your bedroom has so much character. All the vintage pieces are wonderful!

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  18. Looks absolutely gorgeous Anita. I love the vintage frames your neighbor gifted you. They are perfect for over the bed.

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  19. Wow Anita, so exciting! I love all your finds and that bed is just stunning. You have such great style! Would love for you to share this at the Home Sweet Garden Party! --->> http://creativecountrymom.blogspot.com/2014/05/home-sweet-garden-party-527.html

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  20. Love your prairie style here, and also have a big crush on your bed :) I too have antique iron beds modified I to queens.
    As for the picture frames over the bed...wow! they are are a perfect fit for your room.

    Enjoyed my visit.
    Xx
    Dore

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  21. Thank you Anita and Luis for your service.Just stunning, gorgeous all your hard work, sacrifices. I love all your details, uncle's painting. Your style is just amazing and many ways painterly, breathtaking. Thank you so much for taking us along your journey so many wonderful years.God Bless.

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  22. Your room is beautiful, and the video your husband created is very touching.

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  23. Your vintage bedroom is gorgeous. I love that you put a table at the window.......I am your newest follower
    Susan@Susan's Hearts and Flowers.

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  24. What a beautiful space!! I'd never leave if it was my room!

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  25. Beautiful bedroom! Love the trunk. Please come share at the Anything Goes linky, if you have not already.

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  26. Anita your bedroom is AMAZING! I can not wait to see it in print.

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  27. Oh Anita - sweet dreams are made of this !!!
    How gorgeous - beautiful job ( that trunk is just beautiful
    xxx

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  28. Gorgeous! Love your bed and those doors are amazing!
    Blessings,
    Cindy

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  29. Congratulations on the shoot! Love the bedroom makeover, you have such beautiful pieces and display them so well.
    Gorgeous!
    Hugs,
    Patti

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