the sleeping porch

Before I started this room transformation, I could picture it in my mind’s eye…

Dreamy and ethereal, with a bit of cottage comfort thrown in for good measure.

My goal was to limit the number of “new” items in the room, drawing upon flea market, craigslist, garage sale, consignment store and thrift store finds to fill the space. Virtually nothing was purchased specifically for this room. I simply used items that I had on hand and in many cases, repurposed. The sleeping porch transformation (before, before, before) was truly done on a shoestring budget!

Here’s the run down…

Thrift store finds: french bed (Salvation Army! before), oil painting, books (turned into book bundles), Canadian Crown mason jars (turned into hanging votive lights), bed skirt

Flea Market finds: clock, silver tray, trophies, nesting baskets, blue bottle, chenille blanket

Craigslist finds: armoire (before), french chair (before)

The side table was a $7 find from a vintage furniture shop that was going out of business (before), the vintage typewriter was a garage sale find, the clock faces were found on etsy, the nesting baskets were purchased from Urban Farmgirl via Tattered Tiques, the other baskets were purchased at a consignment shop The Pink Geranium, the library table, “Langston” sign, and blue battery jar were found at Steeplechase Antiques, the mercury glass lamp was borrowed from another room but refreshed by creating a rosette shade (tutorial coming soon), the bed linens are a hodge podge straight from the linen closet.

I only purchased “new” items if the perfect vintage ones weren’t easily available. The Swedish Stripe cotton rug is from Dash & Albert and “grounds” the space perfectly. The simple cotton window panels were found at World Market. The bedside table lamp is the Whitney task lamp from Pottery Barn.

So there you have it…a sleeping porch transformation done on a little budget, with a lot of elbow grease.

A labor of love.

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220 Responses to the sleeping porch

  1. Laurel Stephens March 14, 2012 at 9:08 am #

    You have outdone yourself. This is absolutely exquisite.

  2. Ido March 14, 2012 at 9:08 am #

    Oh my gosh Susan! The sleeping porch is absolutely BEAUTIFUL!!! worthy of a magazine!
    XXX Ido

  3. pbgloria March 14, 2012 at 9:09 am #

    Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous!

  4. Susan @ My Place to Yours March 14, 2012 at 9:14 am #

    Your sleeping porch should definitely be in Romantic Homes! It is absolutely stunning, and seemed to come together much faster than most of my projects!

  5. kathy March 14, 2012 at 9:15 am #

    Oh my you have really out done yourself with this one….you watch the magazines will come calling!!! BRAVO

  6. savvycityfarmer March 14, 2012 at 9:19 am #

    the nights are warm enough, you could start now … !!!!

    are you taking reservations!

    • Maple & Magnolia March 17, 2012 at 2:03 am #

      :)

  7. Alissa March 14, 2012 at 9:22 am #

    It is gorgeous! I can’t believe you found that bed at a thrift store. Every detail is just perfect – you have such a talent for bringing everything together.

    • Maple & Magnolia March 17, 2012 at 2:03 am #

      Thanks so much, Alissa!

  8. Lana R.Midkiff March 14, 2012 at 9:29 am #

    I love this room! You are one of the first blogs I check, and I am never disapointed in what I see. Thank you for bringing us along on your journey.
    Lana

  9. Rachel Smith March 14, 2012 at 9:30 am #

    Love it! Especially the Langston sign – that was my Grandmother’s maiden name.

    • Maple & Magnolia March 17, 2012 at 2:02 am #

      Thanks so much, Rachel! :)

  10. Andrea March 14, 2012 at 9:30 am #

    Yup, it’s gorgeous. Perfect. Magazine worthy.
    I’ve been eyeing up that lamp at PB also…..love it!
    I was in Home Sense yesterday and thought of you =)

    • Maple & Magnolia March 17, 2012 at 2:02 am #

      Oh, Homesense…how I miss it! Thanks so much for your sweet comments! :)

  11. Lana Midkiff March 14, 2012 at 9:34 am #

    I love this room! Your’s is one of the first blogs I check, and I am never disapointed in what I see. Thank you for bringing us along on your journey.
    Lana

    • Maple & Magnolia March 17, 2012 at 2:01 am #

      Aw, thanks Lana! So very nice!

  12. cassie March 14, 2012 at 9:37 am #

    when can i come sleep there?! it is AMAZING!!!!!!!! so beautiful!!!

    • Maple & Magnolia March 17, 2012 at 2:01 am #

      C’mon over, Cassie!

  13. Korrie@RedHenHome March 14, 2012 at 9:37 am #

    Utterly and completely beautiful! I would love to have a slumber party ;-)

  14. Laura March 14, 2012 at 9:39 am #

    I feel a nap coming on and I know the most exquisite place to take one. Hmmmm I think I hear someone knocking at your door :)

    • Maple & Magnolia March 17, 2012 at 2:01 am #

      C’mon down, Laura! :)

  15. Christy March 14, 2012 at 9:39 am #

    WOW!!! It is absolutely beautiful!

    • Maple & Magnolia March 17, 2012 at 2:00 am #

      Thanks, Christy!

  16. Leah March 14, 2012 at 9:47 am #

    I am pea green with envy. What a beautiful space. I have an area under my deck with a white metal bed. This is what I dream of creating. Thank you for the inspiration!

    • Maple & Magnolia March 17, 2012 at 2:00 am #

      Oh, I love metal beds! Thanks for the nice comments! :)

  17. Vicki K March 14, 2012 at 9:48 am #

    Mission beautifully accomplished!! What a dreamy room – I’d want to stay and stay.

    • Maple & Magnolia March 17, 2012 at 1:59 am #

      Thanks so much, Vicki!

  18. Korrie@RedHenHome March 14, 2012 at 9:48 am #

    Outstanding! I would love to have a slumber party ;-)

    • Maple & Magnolia March 17, 2012 at 1:59 am #

      C’mon Korrie! That would be fun!

  19. Heather Fowler March 14, 2012 at 9:49 am #

    So beautiful!! What a wonderful space to rest! Great job!

    • Maple & Magnolia March 17, 2012 at 1:59 am #

      Thanks, Heather!

  20. Kim March 14, 2012 at 9:56 am #

    What a vision you had for this space. It is truly remarkable. Mark my word, this will be in a magazine or book soon.

    • Maple & Magnolia March 17, 2012 at 1:59 am #

      Kim, you are just too kind. What a sweet thing to say. I always treasure your comments because I so love your style.

  21. Nicole @ Blessings and Bling March 14, 2012 at 9:58 am #

    That could not be any more perfect!!! Oh, how I would love to spend time in that cozy bed with a good book… Fabulous job!

    • Maple & Magnolia March 17, 2012 at 1:58 am #

      Nicole, thanks so very much!

  22. Mary March 14, 2012 at 10:01 am #

    Omg! Can I come over for a sleep-over!? This is ah-ma-ZING!!! Who knew those baskets could look so awesome!!

    You, my friend…are MAGIC!

    I will be at TT tomorrow hopefully around 9:30-10. Will you be around? Would love to see you!

    Mary

    • Maple & Magnolia March 17, 2012 at 1:58 am #

      Too kind…thank you!

  23. northern cottage March 14, 2012 at 10:01 am #

    there’s ‘my’ blue vase again – lovely lovely lovely!

    • Maple & Magnolia March 17, 2012 at 1:57 am #

      Thanks a bunch!

  24. Vicki March 14, 2012 at 10:09 am #

    Gorgeous! This gives the meaning to SWEET DREAMS a whole new level! Is the such a thing as THE SWEETEST DREAMS?

    • Maple & Magnolia March 17, 2012 at 1:57 am #

      Vicki, thanks so much!

  25. Pamela Bates/Mercantile Muse March 14, 2012 at 10:11 am #

    fantastic!

    • Maple & Magnolia March 17, 2012 at 1:57 am #

      Thanks, Pamela!

  26. Colleen March 14, 2012 at 10:16 am #

    Unbelievable, truly. We recently moved from Wilmette to Ashland, OR and are moving into our new old farmhouse (with sleeping porch!) in two weeks. Can’t wait to get started now that I’ve found you :) Funny that it took moving from next door to you to across the country to discover your blog! Thank you for your inspirational elbow grease.

    • Maple & Magnolia March 17, 2012 at 1:57 am #

      Oh, how exciting Colleen! That is funny that you were right around the corner. I love the Pacific Northwest. Went to Washington State for the first time this summer and fell in love! Good luck with everything! :)

  27. 1st-time mom March 14, 2012 at 10:43 am #

    Wow! I LOVE the sleeping porch!

    • Maple & Magnolia March 17, 2012 at 1:55 am #

      Thanks very much!

  28. JUDY March 14, 2012 at 11:03 am #

    EVERY TIME I THINK YOU COULDN’T GET ANY BETTER, YOU DO!!! I LOVE THIS ROOM! I WOULD LOVE TO HAVE THIS IN MY HOME. YOU MAKE EVERYTHING LOOK SO EASY. ARE YOU TAKING RESERVATIONS FOR THIS ROOM BECAUSE I WOULD LOVE TO STAY THERE!!

    • Maple & Magnolia March 17, 2012 at 1:54 am #

      Thank you so much, Judy for your super nice comments. I’ll pencil you in for May! ;)

  29. kristie March 14, 2012 at 11:21 am #

    It’s perfect!

    • Maple & Magnolia March 17, 2012 at 1:54 am #

      Thank you, Kristie!

  30. Donna C. March 14, 2012 at 12:16 pm #

    Oooohhhh myyyyy…..love it!!! This is truly a piece of beautiful art. You completely outdone yourself. This has to be shown in Romantic Homes, Better Homes and Gardens, Country Living, Southern Living….etc…I mean what magazine would Not want this in their mag?!?!!!!! Completely amazing. QUESTION for you though? How many months did it take you to collect all of these things & then to put it into action. I don’t know how you do it all but you are incredible!!! Also as a note…I don’t know how you find some wonderful stuff. My thrift stores never have such a beautiful bed, armoire, anything like these pieces. Fabulous job!!! Thanks for sharing!!! Again, LOVE IT!!!!

    • Maple & Magnolia March 17, 2012 at 1:51 am #

      Hi there, Donna. Wow what nice comments! Very sweet. To answer your question…hmmmm. I’ve had the bed for a year. I bought it in Canada before we moved. They had the best thrift stores ever. The other stuff I’ve collected over the course of several months and the accessories were just pulled from other rooms in our home. Thanks again for the sweet comments! :)

  31. shelley March 14, 2012 at 12:28 pm #

    I just love your styling. Very beautiful. And very inspiring.

    • Maple & Magnolia March 17, 2012 at 1:49 am #

      Shelley, thanks a bunch for the sweet comments!

  32. Barbara March 14, 2012 at 12:46 pm #

    So beautiful, and I cannot believe you found that bed at Salvation Army!

    • Maple & Magnolia March 17, 2012 at 1:49 am #

      Hi Barbara, thanks! Yes, for 70 BUCKS!!!! For sure my top thrift store find of all time! :)

  33. Janel@Hating Martha March 14, 2012 at 1:01 pm #

    Oh my stinking goodness. There aren’t words…that is ridiculously beautiful! Do you ever leave? i am soo excited to have found your blog!

    • Maple & Magnolia March 17, 2012 at 1:48 am #

      Janel, thank you…that’s so nice! :)

  34. Lisa @ Fern Creek Cottage March 14, 2012 at 1:02 pm #

    Oh Susan, this room is beyond dreamy!!! I am so madly in love! So glad you kept the floors the way they were. If Country Living doesn’t come photograph your house it would be a crime!

    • Maple & Magnolia March 17, 2012 at 1:47 am #

      Lisa, you are just too dang sweet. Thanks for always being so complimentary. You are gonna give me a big head! ;) It’ll match my double chin! ;)

  35. Wendy March 14, 2012 at 1:23 pm #

    Absolutely stunning! You have such a gift. I can’t stop staring at these photos. ♥

    • Maple & Magnolia March 17, 2012 at 1:46 am #

      Aw, Wendy. That is so very nice of you to say! Thank you! :)

  36. Carrie March 14, 2012 at 1:55 pm #

    You did a BEAUTIFUL job. I would sleep there in a heart beat!

    • Maple & Magnolia March 17, 2012 at 1:45 am #

      Carrie, thanks so much.

  37. Stacey@ A Sort Of Fairytale March 14, 2012 at 1:59 pm #

    seriously!?! This is beyond gorgeous!! Love every dreamy detail! The side table lamp looks like one at Pottery Barn I have been admiring. Glad you linked this up to the cottages and bungalows party at whisper wood cottage…magazines to publish this! You should also submit it to Romantic Homes…check their editorial email in the mag…
    amazing job, Susan….I love it so much!

    • Maple & Magnolia March 17, 2012 at 1:45 am #

      Thanks so much for the sweet comments, Stacey. I had so much fun hanging out with you the other day! I love when I meet someone and we instantly “click.” Can’t wait to hang out again!

  38. Laurie Shields March 14, 2012 at 2:20 pm #

    Be still my heart!!!

    • Maple & Magnolia March 17, 2012 at 1:44 am #

      Thanks, Laurie! :)

  39. Megan @ Megan Brooke Handmade March 14, 2012 at 2:47 pm #

    This is gorgeous!!! I looove all the white. Makes me wish I had a sleeping porch :)

    • Maple & Magnolia March 17, 2012 at 1:44 am #

      Megan, thanks so much!

  40. cheltenhamroad March 14, 2012 at 3:31 pm #

    Totally top notch work! Really beautiful!

    • Maple & Magnolia March 17, 2012 at 1:43 am #

      Thanks, David! :)

  41. Elizabeth@BlueClearSky March 14, 2012 at 3:51 pm #

    Oh Susan, dreamy is right! And so magazine worthy. I recall how much work the painting was for you, but so worth it! I love all the white with hints of blue, especially in the soft floral linens. Will you use this gorgeous space as a guest room? Just perfect!

    • Maple & Magnolia March 17, 2012 at 1:43 am #

      Hi there, Elizabeth! Thank you very much for the sweet comments. Yes, when needed we will use it as a guest room. Take care! :)

  42. Leigh Ann March 14, 2012 at 3:52 pm #

    Magazine worthy! So, so beautiful! :) My mother in law has a similar bead she said I could have…now I want to run right over and get it!

    • Maple & Magnolia March 17, 2012 at 1:42 am #

      Go get it, Leigh Ann. I love your work and you could work some serious magic on it! Thanks for commenting! :)

  43. tiffani March 14, 2012 at 3:58 pm #

    So gorgeous! I love that you did it on a shoestring (thrifting) budget. Love it all!

    • Maple & Magnolia March 17, 2012 at 1:41 am #

      Thanks so much, Tiffani!

  44. robin allen March 14, 2012 at 5:49 pm #

    Absolutely AHHHHMAZING….May I please use your porch for rest and recovery….Great Job!!!!

    • Maple & Magnolia March 17, 2012 at 1:41 am #

      Absolutely, Robin. And then when you feel better, we’ll SHOP! ;)

  45. Carrie at lovely etc. March 14, 2012 at 7:43 pm #

    Gorgeous – I would love to sleep there!

    • Maple & Magnolia March 17, 2012 at 1:41 am #

      Thanks, Carrie!

  46. Kim March 14, 2012 at 7:55 pm #

    Dreamy was the first word that popped into my head. I”m in love with your room. I’m afraid I would never leave. And I love, love, love the “Langston” sign as Langston is my maiden name. Love, love, love and want your room. Now go enjoy it.

    • Maple & Magnolia March 17, 2012 at 1:40 am #

      Kim, thank you so much for taking the time to comment! It’s so funny how many comments I’ve gotten from people whose maiden name is Langston. :)

  47. Jocelyne March 14, 2012 at 8:51 pm #

    Wow ! What a beautiful transformation, I love it , love it, LOVE IT ! Everything is perfect…The bed, the sheets, the armoire, the baskets, the rug, the chair…everything is just so perfect !
    And you did it on a budget, I am really impressed !

    • Maple & Magnolia March 17, 2012 at 1:39 am #

      Jocelyne, Thank you so much for your very kind comments. I appreciate them so much!

  48. Jennifer March 14, 2012 at 9:19 pm #

    Susan, this room is absolutely beautiful. You have an enormous talent for what you do. I have been lurking around your blog for over a year and never left a comment before but had to let you know that this room is perfect in every detail. I am not a follower and have never left a comment, but just know there are probably hundreds like me out here checking your blog every single day. You never disappoint! Thank you for your constant inspiration and daily dose of gorgeous!!

    • Maple & Magnolia March 17, 2012 at 1:38 am #

      Wow, Jennifer. Thanks so much for the beyond awesome comments. What a confidence boost! Thanks for taking the time. If you enter your email address on my sidebar, you’ll automatically get my posts to your inbox. No more lurking, K? :)

  49. myblackfriendsays March 14, 2012 at 10:52 pm #

    wow, it turned out quite nicely–you should be very proud!

    • Maple & Magnolia March 17, 2012 at 1:36 am #

      Thanks so much!

  50. Shasta Farrar March 15, 2012 at 2:11 am #

    I’ve died and gone to sleeping porch heaven…it’s just perfect!

    • Maple & Magnolia March 17, 2012 at 1:36 am #

      Shasta, thank you so much for the sweet comment. :)

  51. Nana March 15, 2012 at 6:40 am #

    No more guest cottage for me. I’m sleeping on the sleeping porch. Hope my snoring doesn’t bother you. Beautiful, beautiful, BEAUTIFUL !!!

    • Maple & Magnolia March 17, 2012 at 1:35 am #

      Thanks, Wanda. Sounds good. Your snoring will blend right in with Jim’s! :)

  52. Lynne March 15, 2012 at 6:53 am #

    Are you freaking kidding me? I started reading this post and was blown away by the pictures! It took my brain time to connect these beautiful images with your “before” porch. You did an amazing job! I love every single thing in this room, and I rarely love everything people do. What fantastic finds! I want to go shopping with you so I can beat you to all the good stuff!;-) great great job!

    • Maple & Magnolia March 17, 2012 at 1:35 am #

      Lynne, this is the nicest comment ever. Thank you. I’m ready when you are for a shopping trip! :)

  53. Sylvia March 15, 2012 at 7:31 am #

    Amazing. Magazine worthy for sure.

    • Maple & Magnolia March 17, 2012 at 1:34 am #

      Thank you so much, Sylvia! So nice.

  54. mimi March 15, 2012 at 8:30 am #

    AMAZING! you did a wondeful job with your sleeping porch… i have always wanted one of those. beautiful details!

    • Maple & Magnolia March 17, 2012 at 1:34 am #

      Thanks a bunch, Mimi!

  55. shaunna March 15, 2012 at 8:49 am #

    Let me tell you something, lady. You are SO talented. Hope you know that–room is gorgeous. Hope you don’t mind…would love to feature it soon on the blog! :-)
    shaunna

    • Maple & Magnolia March 17, 2012 at 1:34 am #

      Aw, Shaunna that is so very nice. Of course I don’t mind…are you kidding me? :)

  56. Vanessa Bower March 15, 2012 at 9:58 am #

    Your sleeping porch is beautiful !!!!!!
    I guess your definition of “shoestring budget” and mine are complete opposites. I can’t imagine nor would my “budget” allow me to spend $150.00 just for the bedside lamp !!!!!!!!!
    None the less, it is amazing and I wouldn’t turn down an invitation to spend the night there.
    Thanks for the inspiration and wonderful eye candy.

    • Maple & Magnolia March 17, 2012 at 1:33 am #

      Thanks, Vanessa. I see what you mean about shoestring. I guess that since basically everything else was on hand that didn’t seem like a ton to me for an entire room! Thanks for stopping by. :)

  57. Lisa Southworth Pennington March 15, 2012 at 10:33 am #

    I didn’t read all of the comments before me, so I don’t know if others have asked, but when should I be there for a weekend of hiding on your sleeping porch? And since I consider myself your new best friend I think I should be first on the list.

    Seriously, it’s incredible. You did a beautiful job top to bottom. When I saw that you had photographed it with crumpled bed covers I just knew…..I like this girl. Lisa~

    • Maple & Magnolia March 17, 2012 at 1:32 am #

      Hi Lisa, thanks so much for the great comments! I’ll put you down for May! ;) Off to check out your blog!

  58. Sandi March 15, 2012 at 12:21 pm #

    You have created a beautiful, peaceful space that is inspiring in so many ways!!
    I love every detail!!
    Thank you for sharing…I’m sure dreams will be sweeter in this room!!

    • Maple & Magnolia March 17, 2012 at 1:31 am #

      Thank you Sandi for the sweet comments! :)

  59. Maresa March 15, 2012 at 5:36 pm #

    one word-BREATHTAKING!

    • Maple & Magnolia March 17, 2012 at 1:31 am #

      Thanks, Maresa! :)

  60. Christy March 15, 2012 at 11:51 pm #

    I’m a little behind on blogging and reading my favorite blogs since our kiddos are out for spring break this week. I LOVE your sleeping porch! It’s so loverly! I especially love the “Langston” sign…that’s my maiden name. :)

    • Maple & Magnolia March 17, 2012 at 1:31 am #

      Thanks so much, Christy! I can’t believe how many readers have commented that that is their maiden name! :)

  61. Whitney @ The Rooster And The Hen March 16, 2012 at 6:02 am #

    This room is absolutely gorgeous – magazine quality photographs to boot! This reminds me of a B&B room on a lazy summer afternoon! This project would be perfect for our linky party featuring “Transformations” called Repurpose-Remodel-Reveal, I know our readers would love to see it too! (It starts tomorrow- Friday, March 16th 2012 at 7:00 am and reoccures every 1st and 3rd Friday)

    -Whitney @ TheRoosterAndTheHen

    • Maple & Magnolia March 17, 2012 at 1:30 am #

      Thanks, Whitney…linked up today!

  62. Colleen March 16, 2012 at 5:37 pm #

    Wow! This turned out so beautifully!! I want to come over and take a nap…unless that’s weird. :)

  63. Charlene Austin March 17, 2012 at 2:34 am #

    STUNNING!!!!! I am in absolute awe and amazement.

    • Maple & Magnolia March 17, 2012 at 4:29 am #

      Thanks, Charlene!

  64. Kathi March 17, 2012 at 2:52 am #

    This is the prettiest room I’ve ever seen! Gorgeous! I wish it were attached to my house. :-)

    • Maple & Magnolia March 17, 2012 at 4:30 am #

      Aw, Kathy…thanks such a nice compliment! :)

  65. laurie March 17, 2012 at 2:54 am #

    What can I say that hasn’t already been said….? Breathtaking! Stunning! Absolutely drool-worthy! I want to live in that room forever…..!!! LUV!

    xoxo laurie

    • Maple & Magnolia March 17, 2012 at 4:30 am #

      Thank you very much, Laurie! :)

  66. Revi March 17, 2012 at 3:13 am #

    Just perfect. I love every last detail, and wouldn’t change a thing. :)
    -Revi

    • Maple & Magnolia March 17, 2012 at 4:30 am #

      Thanks so much, Revi!

  67. Terry Moore March 17, 2012 at 1:44 pm #

    Move over, I’m coming in and staying. This is so beautiful, calm and serene. I LOVE IT!

    • Maple & Magnolia March 17, 2012 at 2:31 pm #

      Thanks so much, Terry! :)

  68. Katherines Corner March 17, 2012 at 3:32 pm #

    Wow, so beautiful! Can you please come over and do that to my room. Hugs and happy weekend wishes. P.S. Happy St Pattys Day

    • Maple & Magnolia March 17, 2012 at 4:30 pm #

      Katie…be right over. :) Thanks so much! You too!

  69. Deborah March 17, 2012 at 5:24 pm #

    I. Am. Speechless. Stunned. So Inspired!

    • Maple & Magnolia March 17, 2012 at 6:24 pm #

      Thanks so much, Deborah! Thanks for stopping by! :)

  70. aimee March 17, 2012 at 10:12 pm #

    ow my this looks beautiful, i would love for you to come and link it up at http://twiggstudios.blogspot.co.uk/2012/03/sunday-show-off-party-6-come-and-link.html

    thankyou so much enjoy the rest of your weekend xxx

    • Maple & Magnolia March 18, 2012 at 3:04 pm #

      Thanks so much, Aimee! :)

  71. kristin March 18, 2012 at 11:46 pm #

    This is dreamy, are you taking reservations???
    I’ll be featuring it tomorrow, this is to increadible to not have it’s own little feature :)
    XO
    Kristin

    • Maple & Magnolia March 19, 2012 at 1:26 am #

      Oh, Kristin…that’s so sweet of you! So excited! :)

  72. Katie @ Wildwood Creek March 19, 2012 at 11:36 am #

    Simply beautiful! The epitome of shabby chic!

    • Maple & Magnolia March 19, 2012 at 12:04 pm #

      Thanks, Katie!

  73. karen@somewhatquirky March 19, 2012 at 11:57 am #

    Magnificent. I’m speechless. I would get on that bed and never never never leave.

    • Maple & Magnolia March 19, 2012 at 12:04 pm #

      Thanks a bunch, Karen!

  74. Linda March 19, 2012 at 1:28 pm #

    Absolutely gorgeous!!!

    • Maple & Magnolia March 20, 2012 at 12:26 pm #

      Thank you, Linda!

  75. Amy March 19, 2012 at 5:58 pm #

    Its just gorgeous…I dream of a space such as this.

    I know you will enjoy it, so glad Kristin featured it! Can I pin it all????!!! Its so pretty!
    Amy
    http://www.11magnolialane.com

    • Maple & Magnolia March 20, 2012 at 12:29 pm #

      Amy, thanks so much for your kind comment! :)

  76. Robin March 19, 2012 at 7:09 pm #

    Really beautiful and I thank you for sourcing everything. I’m headed to Dash and Albert to look at rugs.

    • Maple & Magnolia March 20, 2012 at 12:29 pm #

      Robin, their service is fantastic and shipping is lightning quick!

  77. Tina March 19, 2012 at 8:02 pm #

    I found you via Kristin’s blog. I have to say this is one of the prettiest sleeping rooms I have seen. I love it.

    • Maple & Magnolia March 20, 2012 at 12:30 pm #

      Thanks so much, Tina! :)

  78. Jen @ Harrison Home March 20, 2012 at 12:24 am #

    WOW! I have been following your transformation and I am blown away! It is STUNNING!!

    • Maple & Magnolia March 20, 2012 at 12:30 pm #

      Jen, thanks so much for saying that. :)

  79. Deb Martell March 20, 2012 at 12:54 am #

    Gorgeous inspiration for my cottage!!

    • Maple & Magnolia March 20, 2012 at 12:30 pm #

      Thanks, Deb.

  80. Lana@whatsthestorymorninglory.com March 20, 2012 at 12:56 pm #

    Love the sleeping porch. The bed from Salvation Army is beautiful. I found your blog through My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia. and am a new follower.

    • Maple & Magnolia March 20, 2012 at 5:57 pm #

      Welcome, Lana! Thanks for stopping by and for the nice comment! :)

  81. Michele @ {Primp} March 20, 2012 at 4:40 pm #

    Susan, wow you are amazing–the whole room is just gorgeous! I love the redo of the look of your blog too. Thanks for sharing!

    • Maple & Magnolia March 20, 2012 at 5:57 pm #

      Thanks a bunch, Michele! :)

  82. Theresa March 20, 2012 at 6:43 pm #

    That is just beautiful, I have wanted a sleeping porch for years… yours just makes me want one even more! t.xoxoox

    • Maple & Magnolia March 20, 2012 at 8:29 pm #

      Theresa…thank you! :)

  83. Linda@Coastal Charm March 21, 2012 at 12:36 am #

    Lovin’ all your beautiful THRIFTY items in this stunning room. Hop on over and share it with us at NIFTY THRIFTY TUESDAY…hope to see ya there:)

    Blessings,
    Linda

    • Maple & Magnolia March 21, 2012 at 1:26 am #

      Hi Linda, oh I meant to link up with you…thanks for reminding me!

    • Maple & Magnolia March 21, 2012 at 3:15 pm #

      Thanks, Linda…just linked up! :)

  84. Angelina March 21, 2012 at 1:16 am #

    Oh I just ADORE your sleeping porch… I am coming over from Kim’s blog Savvy Southern Style… So happy to have found you. I just became your newest follower. :)
    Angelina

    • Maple & Magnolia March 21, 2012 at 1:25 am #

      Hi Angela! So glad you stopped by…glad to have ya! Thanks for the nice comment! :)

  85. Pinky March 21, 2012 at 2:12 am #

    OMGoodness, this is amazing, fabulous, gorgeous, any adjective you can think of. TRULY magazine worthy, they would be crazy to NOT put this in a magazine. Thanks for sharing this. XO, Pinky

    • Maple & Magnolia March 21, 2012 at 3:32 am #

      Thanks, Pinky. Too kind as always!

  86. Shari @ Turnstyle Vogue March 21, 2012 at 2:19 am #

    What can I possibly say that hasn’t already been said? This is stunning.

    How do you ever get people to leave your house??!! I’d be a permanent house guest – but low maintenance because I’d never leave that room ! :)

    • Maple & Magnolia March 21, 2012 at 3:33 am #

      Aw, thanks Shari! :) Anytime you’re in this neck of the woods, you have a place to stay! And the low maintenance part works for me, cause I don’t cook. ;)

    • Maple & Magnolia March 21, 2012 at 3:14 pm #

      Thanks, Shari. Hey, I tried to comment on your project (fab…btw!) but I’m having commenting “issues” since the new site went live.

  87. sherry hart March 21, 2012 at 10:46 am #

    Bhlaa……Bhlaa…..fabulous…..wonderful….and every other adjective that covers “just plain good”……Oh Sweet Jesus……

    • Maple & Magnolia March 21, 2012 at 3:12 pm #

      Thanks, Sheriky! (Those signatures always crack me up on your blog).

  88. Princess Kate March 21, 2012 at 11:32 am #

    Oh if I had an ounce of your talent. Everything about this room is gorgeous. Thanks for sharing.

    • Maple & Magnolia March 21, 2012 at 3:11 pm #

      Oh, thank you so much for that sweet comment! :)

  89. Debbie {visual eye candy} March 21, 2012 at 2:18 pm #

    Okay, this is UH-mazing! I love every last detail. I would love to feature it on my blog. Let me know.

    • Maple & Magnolia March 21, 2012 at 3:11 pm #

      Hi Debbie! Wow, that’s so flattering. Of course. You are too kind!

  90. serena March 21, 2012 at 4:11 pm #

    It’s gorgeous!!
    I love the totale white and the shabby elements! :)
    Hugs

    Serena

    • Maple & Magnolia March 21, 2012 at 4:54 pm #

      Thanks, Serena! :)

  91. Lisa March 21, 2012 at 4:45 pm #

    You have done a splendid job on your sleeping porch. I can’t believe you have found so many wonderful items thrifting and I love how you have put it all together. Gorgeous!

    Lisa

    • Maple & Magnolia March 21, 2012 at 4:54 pm #

      Thanks a bunch, Lisa! :)

  92. Danielle March 21, 2012 at 8:55 pm #

    Beautiful. I love it all! Especially the bed, the langston sign and the rug. I love every vignette. I’d love to curl up and read a good book there!

    • Maple & Magnolia March 22, 2012 at 1:14 am #

      Thanks, Danielle!

  93. Melinda March 21, 2012 at 10:58 pm #

    Wow!!~ It is absolutely stunning!!~
    You did an amazing job!! I love the nesting baskets, it really adds a lot of warmth to the space!
    Just found your blog through Michele at “Primp” and so happy I did!
    Have a lovely night.
    Sincerely,
    Melinda

    • Maple & Magnolia March 22, 2012 at 1:13 am #

      Thanks a bunch, Melinda!

  94. Karol March 21, 2012 at 11:25 pm #

    I just found your blog and I’m in love! Now I’m going to have to go back through all your previous posts. If a magazine photographs your room they aren’t going to have to bring any accessories since everything is just perfect as it is.

    • Maple & Magnolia March 22, 2012 at 1:13 am #

      Thanks, Karol! That’s so nice of you to say!

  95. Fairfield House March 22, 2012 at 3:47 am #

    Sweet simplicity. You have achieved the look you were aiming for — dreamy and ethereal with a bit of cottage comfort. I am bookmarking this for future reference when we get around to our sleeping porch. I am lost in the delicate details. I adore the bed, bedding, desk…everything you’ve done.
    I recently posted our bathroom reno in our 1880 Victorian farmhouse and I used a similar rug.

    Happy Spring and Sweet Dreams!
    Deborah

    • Maple & Magnolia March 22, 2012 at 11:59 am #

      Thanks so much, Deborah…I’d love to see yours when you are finished!

  96. karen@somewhatquirky March 22, 2012 at 1:09 pm #

    Good Morning I included this fab room in my post this morning http://somewhatquirkydesign.blogspot.com/2012/03/i-coulda-been-contenda.html

  97. Sara March 22, 2012 at 4:55 pm #

    Absolutely gorgeous!! I just moved into my own apt for the first time (soo excited) and your style in this room is exactly what I have been looking for. My mom sent me this site and absolutey fell in LOVE with this room! Everything about it. Everything. I already have a comforter very similar to that one and the baskets. I have one question, where did you get those sheets? I have been looking every where I know of for some light sheets with light print on them like those. My grandmother used to have some similar but they threw them out :(

    Looking forward to keeping up with your blog!! Thanks for sharing!!

    Sara

    • Maple & Magnolia March 22, 2012 at 5:06 pm #

      Hi Sara! Wow, how exciting! I actually found the sheets at TJ Maxx on the clearance aisle for $17. I wasn’t very long ago..If you don’t have any luck, let me know and I can go back and check for you…they had a couple. :)

  98. Sara March 22, 2012 at 6:40 pm #

    Ohhhh, thats such a great buy!! LOVE your eye for design and budgetting with all of this! You’re awesome!!…I’ll be taking a trip to TJ Maxx this afternoon!! I’ll let you know! Thank you so much!!!

    Sara

  99. Whitney @ The Rooster And The Hen March 23, 2012 at 3:58 am #

    With all your features, hope you’ve got room for one more! We’ll be featuring you as part of the RRR round up tomorrow, congrats, it’s simply stunning!

    • Maple & Magnolia March 24, 2012 at 12:51 am #

      Thanks a bunch, Whitney!

  100. Marianne@Songbird March 23, 2012 at 6:34 am #

    Found this dream of a room through MissMustardSeed. So glad I did, there is beauty and inspiration in every picture. Magazine worthy! Sharing it on FB and Pinterest!

    • Maple & Magnolia March 24, 2012 at 12:51 am #

      Thank you so much, Marianne! I just love your blog, btw. It is beautiful!

  101. Jami at freckled laundry March 23, 2012 at 12:40 pm #

    This is breathtakingly gorgeous, Susan! I haven’t checked my air your laundry friday links this morning but I hope you link it up!

    • Maple & Magnolia March 24, 2012 at 12:48 am #

      Thanks a bunch, Jami!

  102. Simply Bungalow March 23, 2012 at 12:56 pm #

    Beautiful! I love all the vintage touches.
    ~Heidi

    • Maple & Magnolia March 24, 2012 at 12:47 am #

      Thanks so much, Heidi!

  103. Patty March 23, 2012 at 8:52 pm #

    Absolutely love what you did here. What an inspiration. These pictures will be all over the internet if they aren’t already! Good job!

    • Maple & Magnolia March 24, 2012 at 12:44 am #

      Thanks so much, Patty!

  104. mcvick March 24, 2012 at 4:32 am #

    will you marry me? :D

    this is just gorgeous.

  105. mcvick March 24, 2012 at 4:33 am #

    i can’t leave the page, i’m still slack jawed and wide eyed.

  106. Kimberly March 24, 2012 at 11:00 am #

    Found you through Miss Mustard Seed. Love all the white and the details are so perfect. I can totally relate about splurging on the lamp when you are able to pull everything else together with some thrifty shopping and some elbow grease. Now I’m off to subscribe to your blog and check out your other wonderful projects!

    • Maple & Magnolia March 27, 2012 at 2:23 am #

      Welcome, Kimberly! Thanks for stopping by! :)

  107. Anne March 24, 2012 at 1:32 pm #

    I love your style.I am in the process of transforming my home too.I am not as fortunate as you are.I don’t live in an older home but a newer one in your state.I am replacing newer pieces with vintage old pieces.And I LOVE it.I have much to do.But I love the feel.I have not been to a flea market in ages.I am surrounded by so many antique shops and resale shops.
    Your room is absolutely gorgeous!Right out of a magazine gorgeous!

    • Maple & Magnolia March 27, 2012 at 2:22 am #

      Anne, thank you so much for your nice comments! :)

  108. Amy Fountain March 26, 2012 at 12:03 am #

    This is dream-like! It looks so peaceful and in-tune with nature.

    • Maple & Magnolia March 27, 2012 at 2:10 am #

      Thanks, Amy!

  109. Ashly March 26, 2012 at 7:01 pm #

    I adore the porch- you did an amazing job! I am interested in the rug, but can’t find it on the rug site that you linked. Could you send me the name please? Thanks ~Ashly

  110. rusty hinge March 28, 2012 at 7:10 pm #

    I just came over from Primp and I LOVE, LOVE it here! I can’t wait to take a look around! Your room is wonderful! So glad I found you!
    Maria
    http://www.rustyhinge.blogspot.com

  111. Deborah April 3, 2012 at 6:37 pm #

    Oh.My.Word. Gorgeous is not a strong enough word. I would take a nap every day just to be in this room! I love that you did it with repurposed and thrift store finds. It just proves what can be done on a tiny budget. I’m turning a basement cave into a craft room on a shoestring budget. It’s a lot of work but I know it will be worth it.

    Have a lovely week!
    Deborah

  112. Connie June 3, 2012 at 6:43 pm #

    Absolutely gorgeous!!! I’d never want to leave….

  113. mandie November 28, 2012 at 12:06 pm #

    HI there , I am very curious what kind and color paint did you use for your bed? I love it! Its been what I am looking for, but I just needed a picture to go by, and this is it! Love it

    • Maple & Magnolia November 28, 2012 at 2:10 pm #

      Mandie, I used Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in Old White. Hope that helps!

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