Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Captains Quarters - A HomeMayd Cottage

Well helloooooooooooo! Did you miss me? I sure missed you! Good gracious has it been two crazy weeks with trying to get the house finished so we could move in. Yes, you read that right...finished! We closed on the cottage on February 12, but they didn't finish it until the evening of the 16th. Then there were three more days of miscellaneous work that had to be done not to mention cleaning. This place was a mess. Our movers brought the big stuff on the 19th, so we consider that our first day in the new house as that was the first day we were able to sleep here.

It turned out really cute and David loves his extra garage.


I decided I will take you on a tour of the rooms over the next few weeks. I want to show you how I am taking the house from "builder grade" to "HomeMayd." Get it? My last name is May...hee,hee,hee. My dear friend, Vikki, came up with that. I love it!

I'm doing things a little different this time around. I want a calm, clean and serene feel without a lot of clutter and things I have to maintain. I will be making some quilts and items down the road and will show you how I change things out. But, since that is waaaaaaay down the road, I am decorating with some store-bought items for now because I need some sense of order after 7 months in the shed.

Today I will start off with the Captains Quarters, aka our guest room. When I left New Bern, Captain told me that when people wanted to visit me in Wilmington, they would have to make sure the Captains Quarters were available. I must say, I did the happy bunny dance when I found this antique iron sign from an old Navy ship. How perfect! Captain loves it too. It sits on the bookcase in the room.



I got a new bed, tables, lamps, wreath and bedding for the room. I also had plantation shutters installed throughout the entire house. I saved my pennies from the sale of our last home to get these. They are super expensive, but I loooooooooove them!!!



This bunny picture is from Mommy Syl (Captain's Mom). She and I have passed this picture back and forth several times. I had it re-framed and it's perfect in here.



Also in this room is a picture which was given to David and me by our close friends when we left New Bern. It's by a local artist and it's a view of downtown. I had it professionally framed as well. It's a wonderful keepsake of the place in which we lived for over 20 years.



Well, what do you think so far?



Light, love and hugs to you,
Michelle

22 comments:

Rabbits' Guy said...

Be right over - bags packed. Oh wait - do we need to make a reservation? (Is it still cold there?)

Janet said...

Looks wonderful and I'm really looking forward to seeing the whole house tour ...love the "HomeMayd" slogan ....that should be the name of your house decorating/staging business perhaps :)

Christine M said...

Everything looks wonderful Shell. How lovely would it be to visit in person one day! xx

Jeanette said...

So happy you are finally in your home. Happy bunny dance here for you David,Hannah & Sabrina. The bedroom looks beautiful. Love what you've done. Hugs,xx

Gypsy Quilter said...

Can Dolly come? We'll be on the first train out! LOL. It's lovely, a truly gorgeous house. Wishing you both many happy years of living in such a beautiful place.

Deb~Paxton Valley Folk Art said...

So very glad to hear that everything worked out Michelle and that you are finally in your beautiful new home! The guest room or I guess I should say Captain's Quarters! look lovely, so fresh and inviting, your lucky guests are going to love it. Enjoy decorating your new home and getting settled in! Hugs, Deb xo

Vroomans' Quilts said...

Very glad for you that things worked out and you are now in your new home. What a very inviting quest room - yes, as someone else asked "do you take reservations"? The two pictures are just a special touch to this room as well as the sign.

webbsway said...

I Love the paintings! Keep up the great work.

WoolenSails said...

The room looks wonderful, calming and a nice retreat for your guests.

Debbie

Mary Baars said...

So happy that everything came through and you were able to finally close and move in. Congratulations to you and you husband on the new house:-) I love how the Captains Quarters turned out. So fresh, so new and beautiful decorating. You have a great knack for that. Wish you could help me when it comes to decorating.
Can't wait to see the rest of the house.

Anne-Lise at Rag, Tag, Bobtail said...

Congratulations! Your guest room looks lovely.

Petal49 said...

Beautiful room Michelle. I'm so glad you finally have your new home and can spend time making it 'yours'.

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Dearest, dearest Shell, I HAVE MISSED YOU!

I am so happy for you and your happiness! I know you are going to enjoy this journey as you decorate, fluff the nest and create. MUCH LOVE TO YOU! OH, I'm blogging again if you want to visit!

sylvia said...

Oh, Shelly!!!! What a gorgeous room -- Love everything about the Captain's quarters!!!! That poor bunny picture --- Did I tell you that I actually purchased it in New Bern --- way back --- Cheryl took me shopping, and for the life of me, I cannot remember the name of the store. It is no longer in business -- I do know that!!!! Love you much!!! SEE YA SOON!!!! Mommy Syl

JudyCinNC said...

Wonderful news - The excitement lies ahead with each room and making it yours and David's home. Just wanted you to know that my Marty is a retired (police) Captain ... and we just may have to drop by for a visit. I love that New Bern picture a lot and the colors really set the tone of the room - happy and serene. Will look forward to all the "soon to be released" pictures. Have fun my friend. Judy C

QUILTING IS BLISSFUL, DI said...

I am just sooo glad that you are out of the little apartment and into your new home--bet Hannah and Sabrina are too--
love what you are doing so far--
love and laughter, di

Quilt Hollow said...

Happy Bunny Dancing to hear you are in your NEW HOME!

Melody said...

How wonderful that you are in your new home and your decorating is divine.

Createology said...

HomeMayd is brilliant and I love your style. This room is warm and inviting and comfortable looking. I am so thrilled for you and David to finally be in your beautiful new home. Home Sweet Home Blessings Dear...

Kris said...

Wow, Shell!! It is definitely calm, clean and serene!! Hey, could you come out here and HandMayd my little bungalow?? :-0 It is going to be fantastic - I can't wait for the ongoing tour updates!! Lots of love!!

aprilh said...

Your new home looks lovely.

aprilh said...

Your new home looks lovely.