Thursday, April 1, 2010

Bid Farewell to Truvy's Beauty Shop

I told you all about my trial with Truvy.

For those of you younger than 30, Truvy (played by Dolly Parton) is a character in Steel Magnolias. She has a beauty shop in her garage that is the location of many scenes in the movie. If you haven't seen Steel Magnolias, go rent it. You will not be disappointed.

But I digress...

Last post of "M" week:

And I am going to show you some highlights of my master bedroom. To save you from getting distracted by clicking to another post
(I am the queen of getting distracted-but I am sure you haven't guessed that by now)
I am going to show a before then an after picture of different areas of the room.

Here is the far corner (this room is stinking huge) before:

Here is the corner after:

Here is the bed wall before:

And After:

Here was my nemesis...the hair washing sink:

Here was my attempt to work with what I had:

Buh-bye sink... sign of the sink or of Truvy anymore!

I'll post a better step-by-step of how I went from sink to shelf in a later post.

Here is the first thing I see when I walk into my bedroom:

I love my "mantle shelf." It is just some super cute corbels with 2 shelves wrapped in molding. (I used two shelves because I wanted it to be think and chunky and I already had the wood on hand). Here is a closer shot of the corbels ( I got them off ebay.)

Finally here is a shot of the room as you come in:

Let me tell you that rug is HUGE. I'm talking 12' by 18' We bought it at an auction last week for $85. Can you believe that?

After looking at all those pictures...I am my own worst critic...I am worried now that it is too colorful. I am second guessing my choices. I do plan on making another set of toile curtains for the windows by the chair (so all the curtains match-again, just using that I had). I still have some other areas to add some touches to. I am thinking the area above the headboard needs something.
But isn't there a fine line between just enough and too much? Help me find that balance!!
Anyway, thanks for stopping by! Go watch Steel Magnolias!
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  1. I like your new master bedroom.
    I can't wait to see the 'how to' pix with the Truvy sink.

    Great job getting rid of it.
    I bet you're so glad to have that out of there.
    Good make over. Thanks for showing it

  2. First of all I am totally jealous of the deal you got on that rug!! What a steal! Also what color are your walls? I am looking for a good green right now and I think yours would be perfect. Thanks for visiting my little blog!

  3. Holy Crow. that room is HUGE!!!!! I have always wanted a bedroom with a sitting area, where there would be no cracker crumbs or toys to move before I sat down to enjoy a book. The only thing that would make that room better would be a fireplace. And a hair washing sink. Seriously. I would make someone in my family wash my hair on a daily basis. It is one of the most relaxing things on Earth. LOL

  4. Wow, I think that room is stunning! It's busy, but the colors are all in the same palette so it's more "interesting" than "busy". Great!

  5. OH my goodness that room is HUGE! The green walls look great...taking the sink out...awesome! WAY TO GO! Thanks for linking up to Anything Related!

  6. That is a stinkin' huge room, I love the rug - you got a steal of a deal! I love the green on the walls.

  7. That is one big room but I love it. Ours is probably about half that size. BTW, I love, love the movie Steel Magnolias.

  8. What a beautiful master bedroom that is. I love the toile everywhere.

  9. gorgeous, genius to get rid of the sink :D

  10. Wow, look at what some paint can do! I think with a room that big you need a good dose of color. And I think it looks great! :-)

  11. Love the sink to shelf conversion. You did a great job on these makeovers!

  12. Wow Molly. How far are you from NC? You are a wonderful decorator!!! Glad your M post was about your master bedroom. Drop by mine if you get a chance.

  13. Love that Truvy is gone and that you used the black paint. Red foot stool is really cute. You did good.

  14. Nice make-over! I love before and after shots, whether people or rooms. The rug is amazing, and what a price! As to Steel Magnolias, I own it. Great movie.

  15. I think your new master bedroom is wonderful. I'm happy for you that the sink is gone!



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