Monday, July 18, 2011

Guest Post - Joy from Thrifty Parsonage Living

I want to welcome Joy from Thrifty Parsonage Living who has kindly offered to do a guest post for me while I am away in Bangladesh.   Joy is one crafty, busy, creative woman as you will soon see when she shows you around her bedroom redo.  After you have finished reading Joy's post you should head on over to her lovely blog to read more.  Thanks again Joy!


Hi! I’m Joy from Thrifty Parsonage Living   I have a creative/decorating blog where I talk about thrifty living via makeovers, DIY's and thrifty finds. I’m so excited to be here today while Grace and her family are away.

Grace asked me to write a post giving you three glimpses into my home including: The oldest thing in my home, the favorite thing I've made or made over and the favorite room in my house.

I'd love to start out by sharing the oldest and favorite thing I've made over in my home. My grandmother's cedar's almost 100 years old!  It was in very bad shape, and in need of great repair when I received it.  Two legs were broken off, veneer chipped and lid detached. With my husband's help, this old heirloom was taken from trash to treasure!

Here's the treasure!

My largest and favorite makeover (and favorite room) would have to be our master bedroom  makeover.  This room was formerly my husband's office.  It was very dark, and looked too much like an office...not a relaxing bedroom.  Here are a few before and after photos.



Board and batten and new paint really gave the room a new look. 
We also moved the bed to the opposite wall giving us more space in the room.

New DIY drop cloth curtains were added.

A little bit of rustic charm was added to room,
using my grandmother's old step ladder for a side table.

Many second hand and made over items were added
including these Ikea mirrors,

and other accessories.

Why is this my favorite room?

My husband and I love the beach; and I love how we've incorporated that into this room.  The room is now a calm, serene and relaxing room that we can both enjoy!
Thanks for joining me here today, and to Grace for giving me the opportunity to join her on her wonderful blog!


  1. Love how you redid the cedar chest! I have my mothers, its not in real bad shape, but it needs to be redone so bad! You have certainly inspired me to think about it! Love the beach also! Just lovely!

  2. I love it ! great guest post. beach is my favorite spot

  3. Great work with that chest. Love your drop cloth curtains, too. I just might do that for my guest room.

  4. Your bedroom makeover looks terrific. So much more relaxing now!