Thursday, November 15, 2012

Dear Daughters: Gilded Comfort


Dear Daughters,

I have reached a wonderful point in life where

for me

it is ALL about comfort and ‘gilding the lily’.

Case in point.

I may not be willing to wear shoes that hurt,

but as you well know, I want my earrings to dangle

and my bracelets to reach my elbow.


And so in the case of my finally finished guest bedroom,

I wanted it to look like a wonderful place to take a nap-

while resting under a chandelier and amid a couple of

leopard print pillows.

This makes perfect sense to me.

And so I hunted and shopped the house and hunted some more.

I painted random pieces of furniture Annie Sloan’s Paris Grey ,

which didn’t try to make them look like more than they were,

but sent the message that they were old friends.


And no,

I may not recommend Rubbing and Buffing an entire

iron bed in antique gold,

but it’s done,

and I love it.

And yes I even did a little antique gold spray painting in the room,

while trying to hold up a protective piece of cardboard.

You know I am a rule breaker.


And the feel of this 5x8 rug under my feet,

as I tested it in TJ Maxx

(yes, I took off my flip flops and tested it)

met my comfort approval.



And so my message to you dear daughters,

this damp chilly day,

is to find as much physical comfort as you can in your day


gilding your lily

or painting the barn as Papa would say.

Love ,



Linking to:

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Simple Home Life - Simply Creations

The Shabby Creek Cottage - Transformation Thursday
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Finding Fabulous - Frugalicious Friday


NanaDiana said...

Laura- You got it right!!! What a wonderful message to send to your daughters! Blessings- xo Diana

Pura Vida said...

Laura, I just love the way you put out the message. It's a most wonderful room and it looks done, but so very cozy and comfy...your guests and your daughters are very lucky!

Stacey said...

Laura, you guest room is peaceful and pretty. Well done!

My Shabby Chic Home said...

Love this room! It's just wonderful!

Grace @ Sense and Simplicity said...

I love your peaceful, beautiful, gilded guest bedroom.

Deb said...

Excellent advice Laura.....beautiful room

Debby said...

Love your words.

Christina @ Floridays Mom said...

Beautiful words and beautiful room.. I love all the gold details. Just lovely.

Ramblings of a Southern Girl ~ Rhonda G said...

Cute post! As for the bedroom ...stunning! Love the metallic finishes mixed with the neutrals! :)

Connie said...

I'd love to snuggle in this's just, Pefect!

Connie said...

Perfect! That bothers me, as much as I'm sure it bothers you...;)

Connie said...

I'd love to snuggle in this's just, Pefect!

Bliss said...

I need to gild my lily and paint my barn both.


Patricia @ 9th and Denver said...

Laura- Love all the golden touches in that room along with the ASCP...that blue soft.
I especially love how you say "Dear Daughters"...
I like to think it's a lesson to 'your sisters' too; on making the home beautiful as well as the life! ;) Pat

Unknown said...

So beautiful and tranquil-- I love that you shopped the house, I love doing that too! Well done!!

56steps said...

And you didn't forget the reading lamps....on both sides.
Looks great!


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