Porch Makeover into Girl’s Pretty Bedroom

Here are the pictures of the made over porch at my sister’s house for her granddaughter. This is the porch before:
And here is Melissa’s new bedroom!!!
Rabbit Chair
Carol’s antique doll cradle…
old cradle
The electronics… gotta love ‘em.
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Here is how the Bird and Tree Mural were integrated into Melissa’s room. It looks like part of a fairy tale scene, doesn’t it?
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The pretty bed and above the bed is an embroidered quilt wallhanging she made for Melissa when Melissa was a baby. I started one, too, but didn’t finish it. I really don’t like the tedium of embroidery. Carol finished one of the squares for me.
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Carol painted a topiary on this cupboard years ago but it’s still like new. Yep, I call my Carol’s house CAMELOT (you know Camelot, where everything is perfect and it rains only at night, by 9 P.M. the moonlight must appear, and the leaves whisk right away completely). These are not exact quotes from the song.
The dress hanging on the cupboard is my sister’s wedding dress. They washed it in the WASHING MACHINE (what were they thinking) and it came out great.
My sister painted the stool also. I should do a post on all the furniture painting my sister did and it’s considerable because, you know, once she got going she painted everything. Right, Carol? hee hee
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Here is the embroidery my sister did for me and I turned into into a little quilty picture.
Thank you, Carol.  (You don’t help me blog but you are still a good egg!)
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Hope everyone enjoyed this post. Happy Tuesday.

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  1. just started following your blog, The bedroom is awesome, all the details are gorgeous!!!

  2. Wow! This is absolutely beautiful! Thank you for sharing. Visiting from Adorned from Above. Would love it if you would share this at my Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. http://thededicatedhouse.blogspot.com/2012/09/make-it-pretty-monday-week-13.html Hope to see you at the bash! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

  3. Linda that is such a pretty room. Artistic talent certainly runs in the family. Thanks for sharing this at Shabbilicious Friday.

  4. This is gorgeous...what a transformation!!

    Thanks for linking up with us @ Keep Calm & Link Up this week. We're thrilled you chose to join our party! Can't wait to see what you link up next week :o)

  5. You did a beautiful job. The room is gorgeous. Thank you so much for sharing with Wednesdays Adorned From Above Link Party last week. This weeks Link Party is opened at
    from Wednesday until Sunday.
    Hope to see you there.
    Debi Bolocofsky
    Adorned From Above


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