Saturday, March 1, 2014

Every Room In The House Party - #3

Hello Cottage Friends,
 
Welcome to the March edition of

Every Room In The House 

The month-long blog party where we link up to a theme room of the month.
 
This party is intended to inspire all of us who love to feather our nests -- one room at a time.
 

And think about it. . .this is a place where you'll find inspiration categorized by room

 

How easy is that when you want to find ideas specific to a particular room in your home now, or in the future?

 
 
 
This month we're partying in

The Master Bedroom 

(Hmm, that doesn't sound too good, does it? LOL)

Before we get the party started,
I want to thank all of you who linked up last month.  Not quite as many as last month, but ERITH is still a new kid on the block and it takes time to get a party going, right?

Having said that, I did receive some really sweet comments and made some new cottage friends, and to me that's priceless. 
Thank you so much for your encouragement.
 
I'm excited to show you what was shared last month in

The Living Room
 
The top three viewed posts

Anne of Design Dreams by Anne
showed us how she transformed her dark living room into a light and inviting room in How I Made My Dark Living Room Bright .
I *heart* Anne's gallery wall.


 
Kim of Exquisitely Unremarkable shows us how to give store bought curtains a pretty custom look in Decorating Cheats ~ Embellishing Store Bought Curtains.
This is the kind of cheating I can get behind.
 



Penny at Penny's Vintage Home created a very pretty "fake wall" to solve the decorating dilemma in her romantic family room.  See how she did it at Ruffles and Lace Wall.  You'll be amazed.




Would you like more inspiration? 

I thought so.

Christine at Little Brags has distinctive taste.  See how she changed up her stylish family room  at  My Newest Crush - Furs and Cowhide.



Theresa at Little Putty Little Paint shows us her charming cottage/farmhouse style living room with Adding a Touch of Spring into My Home.


 
I'm drooling over Terry's French chair at Forever Decorating (don't you love her blog's name?).  She did a complete makeover with her It's All About the Details ~ Chair. She painted and reupholstered with incredible detail.  Check out this fabulous chair and note the French details on her fireplace mantel.  Très chic.



Speaking of mantels, two partiers made over their mantels, and I'm loving the results.

Marsha of From the Old Inkwell changed a very nice but fairly ordinary white builder's spec fireplace into a designer piece.  She shares it with us at Mantel Redo - Adding Character and Old Charm.
 
 

Blue and white is a favorite color combination of mine. Rhondi of Rose Colored Glasses created a one-of-a-kind mantelpiece with her broken blue and white china.   You've got to see this talented woman's work at
 
 
 
I never tire of seeing how others decorate the top of their mantel.  Mary Alice of Chateau Chic shared a most charming vignette with her February Mantel.  I'm seriously in love with this look.



Here's an idea that gets my seasonal change thoughts racing.  Judy of JBigg's Little Pieces made a winter slip cover for her ottoman.   See this accomplished seamstress' lovely creation at New Ottoman Cover in the Living Room.



Did I hear you say, "More furniture makeovers, please"?
 
I'm on it.
 
A French console  from Suzanne at The Painted Drawer.  She shares her fabulous makeover at Curvy Love.
 
 
 
 
Delia of Revived by Delia did her magic with this Beachy Sofa Table Redo.  Love the color.
 

Can you say "imagination"?  That's what Robin at Redo It Yourself Inspirations has plenty of, and she knows how to translate it into stunning reality.  Check out her thrift store tables redo tutorial at End Tables with Faux Leather Tops.


 
This next piece of furniture is exquisite. 
Julie of Love My Simple Home tells us that this chest was made in the Orient.  It is hand painted and hand carved, and was used in several different rooms before she moved it to her living room.
She shares more details at Pretty Painted Chest.
 
 
 
Finally, I want to take this opportunity to recognize a very sweet blogging friend, Jann Olson.  Jann makes her blogging home at Have a Daily Cup of Mrs. Olson.  I've been following Jann for awhile, I think she's one of the first home and garden blogs I discovered.  Not only does she have wonderful decorating, crafting and gardening skills -- to name just three -- she's a genuinely nice person.  Someone who lifts me up every time she visits.  She's kind and thoughtful, and I admire her so much.  Jann inspires me to be a better blogger, not to mention a better person.  She shared her oh-so-cottagey living room with us at Dreams Do Come True - Living Room Reveal.
 
 
 
A big, joyful "thank you" to all of you.  Everyone who participated in the party with links, and to all who dropped in to see what's happening and shared your thoughts. 
You all are the reasons I love to blog.
 
For more living room inspiration, please visit my recent post
 
 
Now, if you were featured, please grab this button.
A Joyful Cottage

And let's start the March party.
 
Link up your Master Bedroom posts.  (Right now there's no limit.)
Room reveals, decorating, DIY,  furniture redos, thrift finds --
whatever relates to your Master Bedroom, we want to see it.

(I'm sorry, but if your post doesn't relate to The Master Bedroom, I will delete it.
That's only fair to others who follow the

guidelines don't you think?)

The party will be open all month.


Oh, and please, please remember to put a link in your post back to A Joyful Cottage.  Mucho necessary to be featured.
 

36 comments:

  1. Thanks for the party! and for putting me up front & center in your features!

    xox

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    1. My pleasure, Anne. Love your style!

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  2. Thank you so much for the feature! Have a great week end...hugs, Penny

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    1. Thank YOU, Penny, for sharing your fabulous wall. You're so creative. :)

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  3. Nancy, I have to tell you that as I read what you wrote about me it really made me choke up. I feel the same way about you dear friend! Honestly, you always say the nicest things, straight from the heart. I love all of the features. Some I missed and will hop over and visit. I am in the process of springifying (is that a word? lol!) my bedroom so I will link up later. May be a week or so because I am heading out of town tomorrow after church. Might just get photos today, who knows? Thanks again for the feature and your kind heart!
    hugs,
    Jann

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    1. Hugs, Jann. Hope you're headed out of town for pleasure. If so, I have a feeling shopping will be involved. LOL. Can't wait to see how you springify (yes, we have declared it an official word :) ) your master bedroom.

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  4. Nancy, thanks so much for the feature! I really enjoy your blog!

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    1. You're so nice, Marsha. Thank you. I enjoy your blog, too. :)

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  5. Hi - thanks so much for the feature! Glad you enjoyed my table. I am going to link up my my coastal nightstand and maybe peacock blue dresser for the master bedroom party! Thanks for the invite!

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    1. I'm so glad you joined the party, Delia. Both last month and again this month. I can't wait to see what you shared!

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  6. Hello, Nancy. Thank you so much for featuring the tables and hosting and sharing! I really enjoyed the posts. Have a great weekend~
    oxox

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    1. Robin, I'm so glad we connected. You are one talented lady. I love your fearless attitude to tackle a project. It's inspiring!

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  7. Wow Nancy, I am totally flattered to have been included in the top three! I've been a bit under the weather, I have a nasty cold, so this really made my morning! I loved all the features, but that blue and white mantle is just stunning and that is high praise coming from this red-loving girl! ;) Happy March Nancy! xo

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    1. :( I'm sorry you've been ill, Kim. Glad we could perk you up a bit. :) We've got to see you up and back at all those great projects you share with us. Hugs.

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  8. Thank you so much for the feature!! So many other great features too!
    Appreciate you hosting the party!
    Mary Alice

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    1. Thank YOU, Mary Alice, for showing us your charming mantel. I hope you'll keep sharing your beautiful home here. xx

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  9. Hi Nancy, thank you so very much for featuring my Family room post here today!!! Unfortunately I have never blogged about our Bedroom so I can;t share this month...but will stay tuned for more parties here. Christine from Little Brags

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    1. No worries, Christine. I've scheduled the parties for the year, and you can see the monthly themes here: http://www.ajoyfulcottage.com/p/coming-january-1-2014-every-room-in.html
      I hope you'll join us as whenever you have a post that works. Have a great week!

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  10. Oh, my, there's some amazing inspiration here! I can't wait to see "master bedrooms" inspiration as mine is still in the dreadful state the previous owners left it... I need some inspiration there!

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    1. It will be fun to see what everyone comes up with this month, Magali. I'm always amazed at how many creative and savvy women there are in blogville. So glad you dropped in. I always love to see you here, and I love your blog! Hugs.

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  11. Hi Nancy, this is my first visit to your party and I can't wait to meet and be inspired by new bloggy friends here!
    Marie @ The Interior Frugalista

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    1. Thank you so much for visiting, Marie. It's great to have you as a new cottage friend. :)

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  12. Thanks for inviting me to your party! And thanks for hosting!

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    1. My pleasure, Cindy. Thanks so much for joining the party.

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  13. Thanks for the invite, Nancy! I just linked up and am following you as well. :) I appreciate you hosting the party!

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    1. It was so nice of you to accept my invitation, Lisa. Thank you.

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  14. This is an awesome idea! LOVED the livingrooms and the mantels particularly! Great blog party. Can't really participate, but I will definitely check out the entries whenever I can.

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    1. You are participating, Marie, by visiting and sharing your thoughts. Thanks!

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  15. Thank you for the party invite. Looking forward to getting to know you. :)

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    1. Ditto, Sheila. I'm so glad you joined the party. I know your master bedroom will be an inspiration to all who see it. I love your ingenuity.

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  16. Nancy, I was so slow at getting my post up that I thought I was too late to join. I went ahead and linked up anyway. Thanks for the reminder my friend! You always share such inspiration. Love, love it! I'm not seeing my link, but maybe it will show up after I refresh.
    hugs,
    Jann

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    1. Your link is showing up now, Jann. I'm so glad you joined the party. XX ~ Nancy

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  17. I just discovered your Every Room in the House Party so I linked up just in time. Thanks so much for hosting, Nancy!

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    1. Yay, JoAnne! I'm so glad you found the party and joined in the fun. I can't wait to see your master bedroom. I headed over right now. Blessings ~ Nancy

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  18. Nancy great features! I would love to join you but, I don't show much of my house anymore with 6 kids now in it weekly, it is overwhelming just to keep the floor clean.LOL! Beautiful links and great party!
    Sherry

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    1. Thank you, Sherry. And know that you are always welcome to come to my party. :) In July we'll be partying outdoors, so maybe that will be a month that you'll feel like joining in. At any rate, I appreciate your visit. Hugs ~ Nancy

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