Sunday, August 26, 2012

Re-doing daughters room…In the making.

This is one of those promises from last Christmas…

A room re-do.

She found the note…under her bed while she was cleaning last week. Dayum.

I’m being held to the promise.

Started this weekend.

Walls painted Benjamin Moore cloud white ~ Check


New curtains…bamboo blinds for underneath need to go up too~ Check

New linens…working on it.

slipcover loveseat…yep working on…



or maybe more along these lines…


Do you guys notice that when you look up a rug or something on it seems to follow you all over the internet...little ads reminding you what you looked at...

like those creepy eyes that follow you in a painting?

Will do something with the dresser…


and SOMETHING with the boatload of ribbons


This used to be a mirror

how ya lookin’?


WHAT does one do with them…so I googled.

I LOVE what our friends Madison and Marion over at

Life Tastes Good did…


clever, eh?

or maybe…

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a la Polohouse blog

There are even folks that will turn your ribbons into Quilts and bags and picture frames!

Eeegads. Who knew?



I dunno.

The favorite thing I have heard is donating them to Special Equestrians or another Equine

Therapy program.

Where they re-use/ re-gift them.


LOVE this.


**I will post some finished pics of the room…when it is done.

Don’t be holding your breath or anything…


for the love of a house said...

Love. Donating them seems so perfect, and what a sweet and generous thing to do.
Looking forward to the reveal, but I promise not to hold my breath since I know a thing or two about how lonnnnng it takes to get things done;)
Big hug to your daughter for donating her ribbons.

becky said...

Looks mah-velous!!!

SamandMatt said...

What a great idea! My daughter's ribbons are just stuffed in a box - donating them makes so much more sense.

VirginiaC said...

I love what has been done with the room so far, and I can't wait to see the end result...just don't make us wait too too long for the finale.
Donating the ribbons seems like a great idea. Your daughter may want to hang on to the special ones for keepsakes.

Karen Deborah said...

i wanna see NOWWWWW whine.
i like a couple ribbon ideas. It's so cool she has won so many!
i like the wall hanging idea.

definitely overstocks has the creepy eye thing...a lot of websites do.

anita said...

love it already! love her "fuzzy" horse stool too :)

Marion@Life Tastes Good said...

OMgosh so many ribbons! But you have lots of good ideas - thanks for the plug :o). The pics look great - can't wait to see more!! and, yep, I have some Overstock things following me around everywhere!! creeeepppyyyy

mikky said...

Aw that last picture had me teary eyed. And the horse made out of ribbons is genius. I say make those horses and donate them that would be the best of both worlds!
Looking forward to seeing the room in all it`s glory!


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Everything is perfect. Your daughter is so brilliant as she has a lot of ribbons and badges.

Splendid Market said...

The room is looking good. I love the ribbons en mass on the mirror, or in a stunning frame. Donating them is a good idea as well, if your daughter is willing to part with them.

Deborah said...

Oh lovely! Regarding the ribbons, I saw on the Antiques Roadshow an old men's jacket that the wife had made completely out of the ribbons that used to come on cigar boxes and it was awesome!! **happy smiles** Deb

Renée Finberg said...

oh yessssss..............
the ribbons!!!!

donating sounds good.
keep all the 'grand champion' ribbons.


Stephanie said...

I can't think of a better way for your talented daughter to handle the overflow of ribbons!!

we have a little stash collecting dust...I am going to look into this.

Melissa said...

Gorgeous room. Lucky girl! And what a dilemma to do with all the ribbons. I still have every single ribbon I ever won (with the horse's name, date, judge and the big-name people I beat [!!] written on the back). ;) They are all in boxes somewhere at my mom's house. I've never known what to do with them and didn't have the heart to throw them away. I love the idea of donating them. If only I could get my mom to agree to let them go...


Breath is holding...and that last picture made me tear up....

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Jessie said...

I love this room! I like the ikat pillow and the horse stool. Looking forward to see the finished room.

Thanks for visiting my blog. Enjoy your weekend!


Lynda @ Happenstance Home said...

My friend used to hang them around the top of her wall - like crown molding - they looked really good!


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