The Kofford Family relocates to Colorado after 40 years as Californians. In December of 2007, Grandma Lorraine is diagnosed with Stage 4 brain cancer. Sadly, she passed away on Dec. 26th, 2008 after a year long courageous battle. Follow our journey as we keep Lorraine's memory alive, and as we learn to appreciate that each day we are given, is a gift to be enjoyed!

“Nobody can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone can start today and make a new ending.”
~Maria Robertson

Sunday, February 15, 2009

I'm seeing green...

Green is my favorite color! I love it's every shade and hue from pistachio green to emerald green. I just LOVE green. So, it seemed to be the perfect choice for the bedding, our upstairs guest room, aka "my room" where I sleep when my dear hubby snores! Shhh, don't tell!

I lose interest quickly in things, and due to this short attention span, I don't like to spend much $$ on frequently changing decor. This way, I don't have guilt when I need a change! ha ha I'd like to paint the table black, and paint the room, plus I still need to press the curtains and adjust the length, (the one on the left I clipped too high!) but I wanted to show you my work in progress. I have decorated this room for less than $85 total! The bedding was a bed in a bag deal with dust ruffle, comforter, shams, pillows, etc...all for a total of $34! The best deal of all were my lovely curtains. The striped panels, were $4.97 each as they are sheets! A twin set of sheets to match the bedding was clearanced to less than $5, although I needed 4 sets as the fitted sheets wouldn't work. The "Nester" (see her link on our sidebar) gave instructions on no sew curtains, and this idea worked like a charm! Who would have known that twin flat sheets folded twice over were exactly 84inches, the same length as a store bought panel?

Toile boxes, 50% off at Hobby Lobby for a grand total of $5.97 for the two! :-)

Clearanced pillows at Target; $5-8, green pillows were included with the bedding!

Antique bird cage...a whopping $8; now do I want a bird?

My $80 room is near complete, I've got cash in my wallet from my frugal shopping and I get to enjoy my favorite color! See, I am seeing green literally and figuratively! :-)

Ashlyn's feeling a little better...just a croupy cough and sore throat remaining, but now Kyle has a sore throat today after returning from the youth group camping retreat...keep your fingers crossed the grown ups are spared! :-)


LvPoohBr2 said...

What a beautiful room! I love green also but pink will always be my favorite!

Beth said...

Green is my absolute favorite color... I didn't even realize it until I started to really decorate my home... oh and my dh snores too...and I have other places I sleep too! lol

susie said...

Great job! and such a bargain too!
We should take a snoring poll!

Kim said...

Love the new look in the spare bedroom. I wish we had a Hobby Lobby near us. I have never been to one but read about it on various blogs. I am proud of your great updated look on a shoestring! Way to go my friend!

The Nester said...


It looks fantastic and what a great job you did on your budget!

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Your room looks lovely. GREAT job! And I like green, too. My husband snores, too, and because of that, I need a nap this afternoon. ;-) Shhhh... don't tell! He reads my blog.

So glad your little sweetie is better. Thaat's great!


Sheila :-)

It's Always Something Around Here said...

I love what you have done with that room. I need to get some redecorating mojo going around here.

Rose Haven said...

Oh, everything is beautiful!!

I love the toile boxes!!


Kim said...

Love the black touches! Really sets it off! Glad you finally got a room done in your favorite color! Oh, love the toile touches- that is one of my favorites. It's so pretty! Have fun!
kim l.

Sue said...

I'm so glad Ashlyn's feeling better.... NOOOO, not Kyle now? Keep those hands washed. :-) I'm praying no one over the age of 15 gets this!

Your room is beautiful. I, too, love the color. I redid my downstairs bathroom this color, and it's the color of the sofa and chair in the living room.

You've done a fabulous job! Thanks for sharing.

This and That said...

Oh my, you started the wheels turning in my head! Love the touches of black and white!

Pam said...

I love the room. Impressed with the frugal shopping too!

Jo said...

Your re~do looks fabulous! Very impressive on such a small budget. I'm in the process of trying to figure out what to do with our master bedroom.


Melissa said...

Green is my favorite color too...great job, I love that you made the curtains!

glitzen said...

OH its just lovely!!! I am enjoying your room make-overs so much, and your thrifty ideas make it even better. Love the toile, the birdcage, the curtains (totally stealing that idea) and everything!! I wish my guest room were not also my classroom. We have an eclectic theme of globes, maps, whales, otters, science experiments, scrap stuff and a treadmill. Not too appealing but very functional. LOL.

DeClercq said...

Your room looks great Denise and you did that all on your own w/out Sofia! I'm impressed!

Where did you get that picture that goes soooo well w/ the pillows? Target too?


LenaLoo said...

Looks great! Sorry I haven't been by, I have been on a bit of a bloggy break while doing some pre-spring cleaning and getting ready for my "niece" to arrive :)

Cheryl said...

Oh that room is beautiful and you know I LOVE TOILE black and white oh my goodness I love every piece you have. The green goes well with it. I see so many bloggers talk about shopping at hobby lobby I only wish we had one here. Enjoy your post as always
Peace and Blessings
Cheryl...Snatch JOY!