Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Bed Crown. Dog Crown. Guest Room

I've been working on the guest room this week.

There's now a bed crown,
and I painted the dark iron bed with white chalk paint.
She pushed off the doll and reclaimed her crown
{because she is the only Queen of course!}

I found the shabby chic lampshade in an antique shop
(see that dark bed?  it's now white!)

made with strips of fabric, tulle and lace

~ Now if I can just keep the dogs off the white bedding ~

sharing with other lovers of white at Becky's blog


Nita Stacy said...

Oh...finally the Queen has a room good enough for her! It is so pretty!

The Dainty Dolls House said...

Such a gorgeous room :))) x

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

GOOD MORNING VIOLET! Ok, what does one do in the presence of such a queen? Do we bow upon entering? Do we call her "Mum" after addressing her as Your Majesty for the first time? After she gives us permission to WITHDRAWAL, do we carefully back out of the room, not turning our backs on her? Do tell....we would NOT want offend the queen (oops, I better capitalize that) - Queen.


You captured it. You got "the look" and it is ethereal and fabulous that even Dazzle recognizes that THIS is IT.

LOVE LOVE it all my dear friend. Anita

Paola T. said...

Hello, wonderful bed Crown, wonderful Chair, beautiful lamps! A princely room! You are a true artist! Greetings from Italy. Paola from

Shabby chic Sandy said...

I love everything in this post--that lampshade it so pretty! The bed is gorgeous--and the dog is the very best part of all. What a beauty!

Burlap Luxe said...

Hi violet, lové your shabby shade as well, it so much fun to add something into a room unexpected.
As for the iron bed, I too have a darker iron bed that my daughter wants me to do in white, yet adding that old choppiness to it as I did to mine. How did the chalk paints work out? I just used spray primer and then top coated with spray paints, also adding a mix to it so it would crackle here and there and then sook a palm sander to it to distress it up.

Love that crown you made turning a shelf upside down creating a crown for the bed and what more can I say then your queenly pet is so deserving of wearing the crown in your house hold...back off kitty :)
Your afghan hound is beautiful, we had one when I was a teen, I got mine for a couple that I did nanny work for. Loved her dearly.

Thank you for this beautiful share, now I am off to create.
Thank you for gracing your time and beauty over at my place. See you soon.


Trish said...

Sweet beautiful!!!

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Oh Violet,

Your comment and how you arranged it:

merci mon amie
for the lovely words
I need to hear before
I go back to school

on Tuesday - the most important
thing I need to remember are my
students' humanity and then comes
the technology, the tool with which

I will record their progress
but the learning comes
from the heart and mind
and I am the captain of the ship

how glorious is that....

I will twirl into their lives
for sure, knowing that I have
a sister across the miles
like you who believes

in the power of passion.


Angelsdoor * Penny said...

Oh dear! Are my comments flying around blogland? I know I left you a note here... I love this lamp on the table... and I love the crown!

So happy you enjoyed Matilda and Phoebe.. They were a true labor of love..
Enjoy your weekend Violet.

Cobalt Violet said...

Lovely photos! And, oh my gosh ... your dog!!!
So adorable! :)

Karen Albert said...

Dear Violet, a guest bedroom to send anyone to dreamland! The bed and bedding, the whimsical lamp! The feeling of being swathed in comfort is permeating!

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Julie Nichols said...

You created such a magical place to sleep. Looks like your dog agrees. She is a beauty!!
I love it all...

Daisy Ethington said...

These photos are so gorgeous!! Loving your blog... I am your newest follower!

Palomasea said... haven indeed...
A most beautiful space!
And the queen...she looks divine...she has claimed it! :)))


jennifer anderson said...

I have an iron bed, love it. love them!