Saturday, May 15, 2010

The sunshine room













Yellow is my favorite colour. I had first tried my own thing with a baby quilt and then a lap quilt. Even the back is improvisational.


When we first began to refinish the house we began in the smallest bedroom. It was to be a folk arty guest room. All my blue painted wood folk art stuff would be here. We had bought a single metal bed frame to refinish and we began with gold walls and a golder ceiling which curves down and is therefore a feature wall. Then my hubby noticed that if I had a playroom, why couldn't he have his own room. ??? Threw me for a major loop, this did!!! In the end I have kinda graciously come around to reinventing the room. Folk art is gone! He received a very large painting when he retired and it works, a landscape. He will accept small bunk beds for overnight grandkids. lol An old cupboard, sans a door that was bought on one of his auction day trips, is the main storage unit and the closet will retain all my old quilt storage shelves for his paraphernalia. (I'm still looking for places to stuff the contents of those shelves.) I'll have new doors made and small wooden bunks. I have gotten a small bookcase that needs assembling. The room also needs a valence and bed quilts.






This is my palette for the spring look. The valance will pass through the seasons in plain gold with a multicoloured stripe.








I want fairly simple bed quilts. Modern is the look and circles the design shape for my spring decor. Sue, over at Sue*Sewn has just what I'm thinking of. here So I'm very anxious to get started.

5 comments:

Createology said...

Great colors and what fun to re-do a room. I think I would change up my rooms if Mr. Createology didn't want them exactly as they are! We don't even move the furniture placement. My grandma changed everything with the seasons. Happy decorating...

Vicki W said...

Oooh, I love both of those quilts!

True Blue Nana said...

I never liked yellow until I started quilting for some reason yellow really makes other colors "pop". I want to make some bed quilts too. Love yours.

KatieQ said...

Those quilts would make any room sunny. I love how you thought out the concept for the room. I tend to be stuck in a rut and rarely change. I've been watching what you have been doing as a source of inspiration.

Cheryl Arkison said...

I love that quilt!