Even though this blog looks like my old one, Debbie-Dabble, "Debbie-Dabble Blog" is my new Blog that I created on June 23, 2016, after my old one was hacked through my Debbie-Dabble Face Book Page which I have now deleted!!

I am a Victorian Soul, live in a small townhouse, not a huge Mega Mansion, with my Hubby Joe. I recently went Part Time after working full time night shift as an RN on a Hospital based Rehabilitation( Physical Medicine) Unit for 32 years and have been in nursing for 38 years!


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George Eliot was actually a pen name for a woman named Mary Anne Evans......

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Saturday, August 6, 2016

My "New" Sitting Room Reveal, Part 1

I am finally ready to reveal my "New" Sitting Room!!!

This room was my youngest son 's bedroom.......

I have worked on this project of turning our Guest Room into a Sitting Room since the end of May.....
 It all started very unexpectedly when we decided to give the single bed in this room to a neighbor because we realized that in 38 years of marriage, we have never had a "Guest" stay over and our chances of having grandchildren are slim to none!!

 We would get a lot more use out of this room if we turned it into a Sitting Room for me so we bought a new recliner for this room and got rid of the single bed.

Let me first show you the entire room........
   I am going to share this room in 3 posts because I have a lot to show you!!
I have painted furniture, embellished lamp shades and even made a few things using the sheets from the bedding set that once was on the single bed.
I did all of this in record breaking heat this Summer and I have to say that I am exhausted but I am very pleased with the results!
Joe calls this room "The Library" because all of my books and magazines are now in this room......
And I now have a "Fire Place" that I could sit by and enjoy!!

I am going to start over in the corner where the bed once was.......

Over the door into the room.......
I love this quote and this is my motto since even though I am a Nurse by Profession, it is something that my Mother made me do and not what I wanted to do!!

This is now how this corner looks......
I left this shelf here after my son moved out......
He used to keep books and DVD's on this shelf.....
I use it to display some "pretties"......
The tatted edge scarves were made by my maternal grandmother.....
We moved the swag lamp that was hung here originally above the bed to another place in the room.....
I hung another chandy in it's place.......
I made what I call a "Garden Chandy"
The clear votive cups are glued to the chandy so I first filled them half way with some spagnum moss and then placed mini  pots from Dollar Tree in the votives.......
 I filled the pots with flowers that match the border in the room.......
  I also hung some left over crystals that I had from the chandy to glam it up a bit.....
Underneath the shelf......
Vintage ceramic parasol pockets.....
  Above the window mirror is an old Home Interiors Swag that I bought at Salvation Army a few years ago......
The beaded garland that I draped around the mirror was given to me by a friend......
 The window mirror was one of the many things that I painted white......
 Another small rectangle mirror was hung under the window mirror to reflect the light from the one single small window in this room.......

In the corner.........
  The vintage hand painted plate was a flea market find as was most of the things in this room......
 The Birth Plaques were made for us by my niece, Lisa, when each of my sons were born......
 One of the lamp shades that I embellished, used with a vintage lamp.........
The table is set for Tea...........
 The Tea Set was bought at a church flea market......
The ruffle on the tablecloth was one of the sewing projects that I mentioned earlier, using the bedding set from the single bed that was once in this room........
   I added the dust ruffle from the bedding set to the tablecloth!
 Over to the left of the table........
Is the wash stand that was given to me by a neighbor many years ago......
 Another paint project........
Some Christmas magazines are stored in this container....
 The vintage bowl and pitcher set were bought several years ago at a flea market......
 A candle sits in the matching chamber pot......
  The white Christmas Tree that I set up in this room for the Holidays will go in this corner.......
Over on the other wall.......
Along the top of the wall is another shelf that my son used for his DVD's and Games......
I now use it to display my Tea Pot collection........
 Again, all bought at yard sales......
Flea markets........
And estate sales for $1.00 or 2.......
The pink and blue scarves were also made by my grandmother.......
Some of my Tea Cup Collection is displayed on this shelf that was another one of my paint projects.......
The Rosie B Tea Set on top of the shelf was a gift from a friend and the cups are vintage fiesta ware, given to me by a neighbor.....
My Tea Cups were bought at flea markets, yard sales and estate sales............
Underneath the Tea Cup Shelf.......
An old Home Interior picture and a pair of plates that were gifted to me by a friend.........
A vanity chair that I re-upholstered using sheets......
And a pillow that I also made.......
  In my next post, I will start with this table........
 And continue around the room......
 So I hope you will be back to visit soon !!!!!!

And thanks to those who took the time out of their busy day to spend a little bit of time with me!!

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  1. All so lovely. It turned out nice. I sure wish I had a extra room. Id love a place to put my magazines and sewing thing etc.. Love your repainted selves fireplace love the border and so many things. Great job. Happy weekend with love Janice

  2. My son just walked in while I was looking at your photos and he goes, "Nice place, too girly though." {THUNK goes my head--DUH!!!!} Sigh....this girl is going to have one girly dorm room come next fall...just saying, lol.

    Enjoyed the post, Debbie. Have a beautiful weekend.

  3. Lovely place!!! Great post! Have a wonderful weekend! Greetings!


  4. Debbie, You have created a beautiful space to relax and enjoy! The flower pot chandy is soo cute! You have added so many special touches with the pillows and treasures. It's a lovely space. Thanks for sharing with us this week at Snickerdoodle Sunday! Take care of you and Joe!

  5. Your room made me smile. I grew up around beautiful Victorian homes and loved it. Your new room is perfect as a girly getaway, love that you added a relaxing char to sit, read and enjoy the treasures you've collected. Great job! XO - Wendi@H2OBungalow

  6. Nice to have a space to enjoy and relax surrounded with your own treasures. Love your room, very pretty. I lvoe the shelves with the pretty teapots.

    Question? I see you have google plus, some how my blog only allows comments to google plus, how do I put my comment box back like this one on my blogger site? Wish I had never messed with google plus now. Thank You and Happy Sunday -Betsy

  7. Hello Deb, this must have been an enormous project to do! You have made a delightful Victorian sitting room.
    I really like the yellow walls and pink highlights everywhere, so pretty. You really must have a guest now, to come and take tea/coffee!
    I wish it could be me!

  8. The scarves really dress up the shelves nicely, I love the gloves with the detail embroidery on them, so pretty! The vintage pitcher with flowers is gorgeous and I love your garden chandy idea!

  9. Hi Deb, WOW! You have so much eye candy, what a great collector you are. Can't wait to see part 2. Have a lovely new week. xx Jo

  10. It looks beautiful Debbie, love pink and lacy together :)

    Thanks for sharing at Creative Mondays..

  11. Wow, Debbie, your room looks amazing. So much to look at. I could just sit there and look at everything. Love the graden chandelier.

  12. Almost looks like it should be a B&B it is so quaint and pretty!
    Love all the teacups and teapots.
    Joy @ Books and Life

  13. That's a lot of work, Debbie, and you have yourself a special room to enjoy all to yourself. It has Debbie written all over it. I love painted furniture and your window mirror is lovely. The garden chandy is so cute. So, if you hadn't become a nurse, what would you like to have done? Decorator?? Thanks for sharing and enjoy your day.


  14. Debbie, you have created a room that you and Joe will enjoy for years to come! Great place to put your feet up and enjoy those books and magazines. Cute garden chandy! Thanks for sharing with SYC.

  15. You astound us every week with your projects!
    Thank you dear friend for joining us each week :)

  16. wow...what a great place to have all your books and magazines...a place of your own...love it

  17. How pretty Debbie! Thank you for sharing @Vintage Charm!

  18. So many pretty things!! I love the chandelier!! Thanks for sharing on My 2 favorite Things on Thursday - Pinned :-)

  19. Wow, that was a lot of work... But oh so cozy. I just want to sit in that puffy chair and resd those books! Enjoy your new sitting room!


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