April 24, 2010

Her Nest

Nest (nest),n. 1 The bed or receptacle prepared by a bird for its eggs and young.
2. A cozy or snug place in which to live or rest; retreat. 3. To place or settle in or as in a nest.

This is my daughter Hannah's nest, she is age 16 and finishing her senior year, you can see why it is so much fun with my daughter and partner in decorating crime. Her retreat simply inspired by all things peaceful, creamy tones, and whites. We have the weekend to spend some creating time, and adding a little new to her room. She has chosen to move the custom made bed in queen size with a custom paint color we chose for it. The iron bed was casted from original vintage casting that were made for this queen size bed, you might even forget it is not a French antique. We moved the bed closer to the window wall in a niche to free up space for her, this enabled her to place the dresser next to the bed on the same wall leaving plenty of space nest to the bed as well as floor space. We really both love this quaint look and the feel it gives to the room, we then added a all most vintage pulaski marbled top chest and painted it as well as aging it to match her chippy pealed aged with rust an tea stained painted bed. We needed the chest to match the paint job we applied to it to then somewhat match the bed, allowing it to softly blend with out too much drama. The newly painted chest that would have been used as an night stand has now become a foot of the bed stand placed over to the side a bit on the wall of the foot board.

We will be re-doing her mirror an aged white for that euro chic French flea market appeal, also allowing it to stand out and add just enough contrast to the nightstand that now is placed at the foot of the bed wall. We are on the hunt for art this week it will be fun and exciting looking for something that will inspire us for her room. I am sure the art piece will be old as well as beat up looking, with a bit of a bohemian elegant flare to it, something in the tones of driftwood with silvery whites I hope.

The cotton curtain panels are twin size sheets with a good thread count for that great relaxed wrinkled look to them. By the way the sheet panels were a much better buy then designer curtain panels, and will be much easier to care for long term. The best part of using the sheets are, you have no sewing to do to them, you will just launder and dry them in your dryer to remove any sizing in them and the little shrinkage that takes place will bind the thread count up to a beautiful look and feel to them. When you go to hang them you will use curtain clamp rings and fold a 2 inch band across the top of sheet panels, then clamp the rings to the fabric and run the rings on your rod. This is a easy cost effective designer look, not to mention the big reward is the savings and you will not believe the complete statement they make.

I am soooo! thankful that my daughter Hannah has my passion for all things euro flea market chic. Her friends will say, this is not a teens room, "where are all the posters" what about the leopard prints, no zebra! She always smiles because she knows that all her friends love to come and hang out after a school dance in her nest.


Jenni said...

Oh, I LOVE the first dresser especially~ the design drawn on it is amazing! What a wonderful idea to make a dresser unique!
The whole bedroom is gorgeous! It looks like such a relaxing and peaceful room to be in! :)

Kym said...

I love that bed frame...just stunning. and what a great idea for curtain panels.. I will certainly be following your blog Fantastic Kym

Razmataz said...

Your daughter has a lovely and peaceful nest. I used to sell those Pulaski dressers, and remember that one. By the way, I hustnoticed the picture of your daughter on the sidebar and she is GORGEOUS!

Ticking and Toile said...

Hi Dore,
Love the room! It looks very restful. Love the dressers & that fabulous iron bed!


koralee said...

Oh my what a lovely bedroom...your blog is delightful in everyway..just been jumping around reading it...I love your last post on silverware...what a unique idea!!!! Hugs to you for a great day and thank you for entering my giveaway!!!!

VS said...

I ADORE your Iron Bed, it's exactly what I want for my room!!! Stunning & thanks so much for sharing!

Marlene said...

Gorgeous Bed!!! and dresser! I love her room.. mine is also in creams and whites..soo relaxing
a true nest! I also love using sheets for curtains..especially vintage ones with pretty edges..

Anne Lorys said...

I was just looking at these gorgeous nest pics and caught a glimpse of your daughter...what a beauty! What a proud mama you must be. :-)

Have a wonderful Sunday!

WhiteWhispers2u said...

Miss Hannah~ Youv'e got Class lil Missy, that will take you along way in Life!

My Lulu has an Iron Bed she loves that I found on the corner, painted it white and it came to Life!

Priceless what your Mum is Teaching.You enjoy that Sweet lil Nest of your's.

Garden Antqs Vintage said...

Hi Dore', first I have to say that the picture of your daughter, well she's just gorgeous and her room is so pretty. Thanks so much for stopping in and my friend's shop is just beautiful! Have a great Sunday, Theresa

Rosemary said...

A beautiful nest it is!!
Thanks for the visit!

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Luiza said...

Thank you for your lovely comment, it really made me happy.

I´m so glad you found me, it made me discover your beautiful blog!!!!
It really inspires me.
Especially the old butter knifes, and what you did to them. Then I reactet to the tassels you made of the fabrics. WOW!!!
I´ll try to make these things too, if you don´t mind.
Wonderful ideas.

Your daughter is such a beauty. Good for her she´s such a smart girl =).

Wish you a wonderful start of the week.
I´ll be back to visit you. Just added you to my sidebar, so that I wont miss a thing =).
P.s Sorry for my previous misstakes, trying to write a message correct...

sf said...

Dreamy bed! What a lucky girl.

she dreams big! said...

She must have the sweetest dreams in this room! Lucky girl, lucky mom!

she dreams big! said...

Okay -- I'm in the midst of dieting but how did the word verification know. My word was 'lardo'. Can the blogging world actually see me? *sigh*

Beach House Living said...

That is a beautiful bed. We hung sheets in the bedrooms as a temporary measure...years later they are still there getting laundered now and again. We just like how they look!

Maryjane-The Beehive Cottage said...

Hello Dor`e!

Thank you so much for coming by to visit! So thrilled you did! You have such talent! Love this sweet bedroom with french little touches throughout! Where is your store? I noticed your area code looks like the SD area. I am jsut an hour away! Have a wonderful week!


Kerry said...

A beautiful bedroom for an incredibly beautiful daughter. It's so lovely when you can share special interests with your children I think and mothers and daughters have such a lovely bond. x

Romeo said...

How absolutely beautiful!!! A fitting nest for such a beautiful young lady!!! How wonderful that she appreciates and gets the euro look!!

Have a wonderful week!!

"Her" and Romeo

Anonymous said...

Hi Dore,
I am so glad I just found your blog, it's wonderful!!! Thank you so much for your lovely comment on my blog, 15 Bella Vie, it was so sweet!
I am now a faithful follower of your site and I can't wait for your future posts!
Have a great day!

Cami @ Creating Myself said...

Hi Dore...thank you so much for the visit & the comment...love your blog! You are very lucky that your daughter shares your love for vintage...not mine! LOL

Loved the knife/bud vase tut...thansk for sharing!

Marlene said...

I stood on the windy cliff overlooking the ocean on my trial..early this morning..with my jack Russell Jujube.... we are expecting some rain..and the ocean is really rough and gray...
I yelled out.".Dore says hello and misses you"!
it yelled back! " I miss her too!" :-)


It's a gift you have such a daughter! The same taste, so beautiful and talented... Her Nest looks marvellous! Hugs, Mira!

Tricia said...

She is a beautiful girl with a fabulous room. You both have incredible taste!

Marlene said...


I found a blog that is just amazing, I think you may enjoy it.. I will be posting about her on my blog next week" Marlene :-)


Donna Reyne' said...

What a beautiful room!
I would love my nest to look like this!
Have a wonderful week

Manuela@A Cultivated Nest said...

Your daughter's room is just stunning! That bed is just stunning. You're so lucking that your daughter shares your taste!

I bought that painting on ebay about 7 years ago. I did a search for Pierre Duex and that was one of the things that popped up. We have the store in Atlanta too. Which is why I did the search on ebay. I had just been there and the prices were waaaay out of my budget! Beautiful stuff though.


Obee Designs said...

Hi Dore!
Your daughter's nest is just beautiful! It is so calming, serene and feminine. I'd say she's quite a lucky girl with very sophisticated taste! I guess she gets that from her mom!!
I hope you're having a wonderful day!

LuLu said...

What a beautiful room your daughter has! soothing, elegant, fresh!!!

Tanza said...

WoW !! such beauty !! soo happy you stopped by, NoW, I have found a lovely new blog to follow along with !! Your daughters room is Gorgeous !! And, so peaceful .. what a wonderful nest to relax in !! thanks for stopping by .. hoping you have a wonderful week-end ~
hugs ~tea~xo

Barb said...

Hi Dore, your daughter's room is so lovely.

Thanks for your sweet comment on Bella Vista. I love your stylish and peaceful blog.

Barb ♥


beautifully zen-ful room! love the white on white on white - several years ago i took a beachfront cottage for a year and totally re-did it - painted everything - floors, ceilings, walls - in white - and used all whites for upholstery, bedding, linens, etc - and hung white sheers from rope across the 30' sun room facing the ocean - magnificent!

clustres said...

A haven! Love euro flea market chic!