Thursday, October 6, 2011

It's All Mine!

Hi Bloggerettes!

Hope you are enjoying the lovely fall weather. 
Here's what I've been up to, or should I say here's what's been wearing-me-out!
When we built our home seven years ago, we added a finished bonus room or "frog" (finished room over garage). It was built  for our son complete with a full bath and therefore affording him all the privacy of  his own apartment.  It is also 500 square feet.

Well, he decided that he wanted to move downstairs into one of the guestrooms.  This left me with this huge room that needed to be sissified....

So, I am now in the process of incorporating furniture from two bedrooms.  Oh did I mention that my son took over two bedrooms, one for his computer room and the other for his bedroom.

I know, I know...I'm easy.

So far, one queen bed in front of the windows and one twin bed under the dormer.  It's a funny angled room, but with lots of decorating potential.

It's a real work in progress.

I plan to make it mine, all mine.  Girlie as girlie can be and full of all the things I love.  Linens, mannequins, dolls, my work table, fabrics, craft supplies and pillows, pillows everywhere!

I'll keep you posted on the progress.  It's gonna be fun!

It's okay Gizzie, I'll share it with you!

No need to get all huffy about it.  There's room for both of us.

Okey dokey, back to figuring out how to fill all this space.
Chances are it won't take long.



Amy Kinser said...

Sissie, this room is perfectly YOU!! I love it.

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Sissie you are going to have so much fun with this room! Can't wait to see it all. Gizzy girl will enjoy it also I know! hugs, Linda

Debra @ Common Ground said...

How fun is this!!! What a great space! xoxo

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

What a beautiful room...full of light and sunshine! I love your decorating style! After raising 4 daughters...I love pretty girly things! ♥

Gail said...

What a gorgeous space Sissie! What you've done already is so you. I can't wait to see it all done.

Have a wonderful evening,

June said...

Sissie this is gorgeous. What a fun room to be able to have all to yourself to do with what you will. And I know you WILL make it truly Sissie. (it already is) I hope we get to see more of your plans for the room.
hugs from here...

Petite Michelle Louise said...

OMG!! it's divine...just DIVINE! lucky you! it is sooo sissie sweet!

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Lovin' the nappy pic of Gizzie, so cute! How fun, I'm sure this will keep you fluffing for a while-enjoy:@)

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

What a nice room, Sissie. It was nice of your son to 'give' it to you. We moms are sweetie-pies, aren't we?


Pamela said...

Love this room Sissie!!! Gorgeous and girlie!!!
Pamela xo

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Your bed linens are just beautiful, Sissie! What a great light filled room, too. Looking forward to seeing what else you do in here!

Ann said...

oh it looks so lovely already! Love the whites and pinks!

sjmcdowell said...

A beautiful room for a beautiful Lady!!!
I am in love with your sweet pink pillows on your bed!! :)

Love and Hugs,


The Polka Dot Closet said...

Oh Sissie, exhausting, but fun! Now don't do to much since you want to sell. You should make it your girl cave!


Theresa said...

OH you are going to have so much fun in there! I can't wait to see it once it's completely Sissified! Have fun, t. xoxoxo

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

What fun. I need to clean our bonus room out and make it livable, too. That is my storage room for now. Can't wait to see what you do.

Mari said...



Grandma Yellow Hair said...

Hey honey your room is going to be really beautiful. I like it already. You answered a question for me about having two beds in my upstairs room. I could not decide if it would look good but yours does.
Have fun decorating

Cindy said...

Ok, you jump on one bed, and i'll jump on the other bed, and we can just hang out and talk like girls do... maybe bring in some bright pink nail polish, and magazines, and end up on the same bed looking at pictures...
what a fun space, and it's pretty pretty. whoa girl, you have some wonderful pillows... !


NanaDiana said...

You lucky girl! You should have sent that boy downstairs years ago!;>) I can't wait to see it all "sissified" and beautiful! Knowing you-it won't take long for that to happen! xo Diana

Suzann said...

It already looks beautiful...can't wait to see the rest of your fluffing!!
Suzann ~xoxo~

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

I'm thinkin' you came out way ahead! So much fun!!!

Sares said...

How fun! It looks so pretty all ready. I hope you got the men to do all the heavy lifting for you!

Riet said...

Sissie this is going to be gorgeous. What a lovely room to decoarate and make it all girlie. I love the pillows already an the cat will follow you right away.
Have a wonderful weekend.
hugs from Riet

Amy @MaisonDecor said...

Oh how nice! It looks so pretty in there with all of the natural light. What color did you paint the walls? This is going to be a great space to stage pics!

Crystal Rose Cottage said...

Wow...what a perfect space for all of your treasures! I am sure we will be seeing lots of inspiration coming from there!~Hugs, Patti

Shannon@Cozy Home Scenes said...

Sissie, I love your beautiful new room. It looks like the perfect place for dreaming sweet dreams. The room is so girly, I would never want to leave it.

Claudia said...

I see you retreating up to that room, basking in all its Sissy prettiness!


~ Regan said...

I know it's going to be beautiful! I would love to have a huge window to put the be up against like that. Most people think that's a no-no, putting a be up by a window, but I love the look of it. And, who wouldn't want to lay in bed and have a great view?

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Lululiz said...

Oh my goodness, Sissie, I am so excited now. The room looks so lovely, and I can just imagine what it will look like once you have sissiefied it. It will be GORGEOUS.

sonya said...

Hi Sissie,
I love this HUGE room! How wonderful that it's all yours! :)
You will make it beautiful, I know!
My bonus room is my studio and I love it! :)And boy, is it full!
Have a wonderful weekend,

Dorthe said...

Dear Sissie, congratulations with your new room- I know it will be so very adorable, and beautiful.
Have a wonderful week-end filling it up, with all yourlovelyes.

Passionate for White said...

I'm having fun already...can hardly wait to see more!

Collected Treasures...for the home, heart and soul said...

this is when you rlaid your booths and bring some of it home :)

Dirt Princess said...

oh that frog is precious

Sharing Shadymont said...


I can't wait to see the finished product! I know it will be gorgeous! What fun!

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

I would say you are well on your way to Sissifing this room!! I can't wait to see more! What a sweet picture of Gizzie:) Martina

Karen@StrictlySimpleStyle said...

Hi, new to your blog and I'm loving it! I think you Sissified to perfection-are you taking reservations?!!

Miss Gracie's House said...

That will be fun! 500 square feet...that will be a lot of girly-girl pretties...I know you'll do it up's off to a great start!

Sherry said...

You are starting with a lovely space and I know you will have a great time making it even lovelier. Have fun!

Ivy and Elephants said...

Sissy you are so lucky! Have a great time, I know you are going to really glam it up. Can't wait to see what you do!

The Summer Kitchen Girls said...

OH "poor" thing...having to redecorate a will you ever manage :) lol!! Looks like you've got a plan...we can't wait to see what you will do!!

Nancy's Notes said...

Oh, how fun! I'll be back and I can't wait to see the end result! I'm betting on it being beautiful!

Dixie said...

I can hardly wait to see the grand finale!

Suzanne said...

I love how you decorated the room. The girlier it is, the better!

Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR said...

Sissie, I just stumbled onto your blog. What a beautiful site you have! So many pretty things to see! I love it!! I am a newbie to blogging and your newest follower. I hope you will follow back! God bless!!!

Kathysue said...

I think you have a great start for a perfect hideaway!!! I would love to stay in such a pretty attic room or FROG as you called it, too cute,Kathysue

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Sissie...your middle name should be "Charm" because everything you touch becomes Charming...
I LOVE coming to visit you...

My favorite stuff

  • Donuts
  • Iced Vanilla Coffee
  • Finding Junk and making it beautiful
  • Spending Time with my Sister
  • Holidays with my family
  • Poirot movies
  • reading murder mysteries
  • searching shabby chic stuff on ebay
  • writing stories and blogging
  • snuggling with my husband and my kitty kats
  • comfortable pajamas
  • slot machines
  • yard sales
  • hunting through estate sales and thrift shops
  • going to antique shops
  • eating out with my sister
  • having lunch with my husband
  • having lunch with my son
  • vanilla wafer cookies
  • pedicures and pink toenail polish
  • Lavender scented soaps and body wash
  • Good makeup