Changes in the Master

7.28.2014

How was your weekend? Good and without any complications I hope. Well, if you follow me on Instagram then you saw what happened to me on Saturday. I was finally getting some things done to the back yard that have been put off way too long. One of those things was to spread the pine straw out on one of the beds. I had cut and pulled all the weeds from the bed and was spreading the pine straw. I was on about the sixth bale and all of a sudden I  was feeling hot coals of fire hitting my body in different areas and realized I was covered up in yellow jackets.
I was screaming and flailing my arms and knocking them off while running away from that area. Mr. Savvy and his brother were close by working in the garage and heard me and came out to help. My hubby knocked four off my back that were on my shirt and one off my shorts. They got my right hand and leg in about five spots. Hubby found a hole in the ground by the tree where they are living. Let me say they won't be living there much longer. I had also posted on facebook asking for remedies to stop the pain since what I had tried was not working and y'all came through with some good ones. Let's just say I tried three different ones and finally found some relief. Anywho I am sure I was a sight to behold running and screaming.

I sure am glad at the end of the day I have a restful place to go to. I sure needed a good night's rest after that. I haven't shared the master in awhile and I recently made a few little changes just to freshen it up.


I told y'all I must be in some kind of nesting mode again because all of a sudden I was switching all those chairs around and I decided to replace the small tufted chair with this antique chair from France that was in the foyer. The tufted chair was just blending in with the wall so I thought this one might look better. You can see how the tufted chair looked here and where it is now here.



I changed up the vignette on top of the French style chest next to my bed. I added the deep pink book for an added pop of color.




I switched up the tray of vintage bottles and the Santos doll.



After adding the deep pink book an idea popped in my head to try this old colorful quilt in here. I have used it in both guest rooms, but never thought about trying it in here and I love the added color.



I ordered this pillow from the Luckett's store after getting home from my trip there. I had seen it in the idea house and decided I needed one.

After adding the pastoral art in the dining room I was left with the six floral prints that I had used in there and decided to try two of them in here and I really like how they look. They also bring in a bit more color with the reddish pink flowers.

I had never thought of adding touches of pink in here, but I am liking it for now.

I hope you will try a different color somewhere in your home that maybe you thought wouldn't really work, but just might.

I wasn't sure I could get any decent photos in here since this room is so dark this time of year, but with a few changes on the camera and lots of editing I was able to get these. :)

Have a super week!

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52 comments:

  1. OK...I had been a little out of touch on Saturday and no way knew about the yellow jackets!...OMG!...You are so lucky that you did not end up in the ER!...Hope you are feeling better!!!!...I really love the chair that was a great find in France in your bedroom!...and who would have thought that a bit of pink would look really great in the room too!...Love the changes and take care!!

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  2. What an ordeal Kim bless your heart! Your master bedroom is a cozy retreat and you sure needed it this weekend. Hope you have a peaceful and productive week.




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  3. Dang girl.....you need to stay out of the yard:) Love the changes and adding the quilt....cozy!

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  4. When you posted the yellow jacket th7ngnonnfb,minassumed you got stung by one. But ohmygosh ! I am so glad you are feeling better ( I hope) Glad you didn't end up in the hospital! Curious to know what worked . Always good to know .
    LUV the pops of colours in the master.
    BIG hugs, Gee

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    1. Gee, I had tried a baking soda paste, listerine, ice, then bleach which made it feel better and then vinegar finally got rid of the burning. I also took Advil. Those suckers have some powerful burning stings.

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  5. Glad you are okay, my friend got attacked by yellow jackets too! Watch out for your little dog! I keep baby benedryl handy for my 2 Dachsies! Anyways, I love the quilt and pop of color.

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  6. Kim, So happy you are recovering nicely from your bee adventure and you are a lucky one that you aren't allergic to their bite. My Mom was recalling a day years ago, when my Dad was mowing . She said, all of a sudden, she heard him at the back door and looked out and he was standing there in his birthday suit and screaming. He too was screaming-you can only imagine...... Your master BR is beautiful and very calming-just what you needed that afternoon. I love your post and you !!! xoxoxo Kathy

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    1. Wow, Kathy. I wasn't far from pulling off my clothes, too, but that is what actually kept me from getting a lot more stings. Funny I got two on my hands and I had gloves on, but I pulled them off when I saw the bees on them and they got my hand. Should have left them on, but at the time I was freaking out!

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  7. Oh Kim what an ordeal with the bee's. So happy you are doing better. How scary and sounds like it was very painful. Just happy to hear you are doing better. Love the change ups in your Master. Looks wonderful.
    Kris

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  8. Haha! The same thing happened to my dad once. My sister and I were still at home and I can remember dad come running in the house in just his underoos and shirt! He had run over a yellow jacket nest and they had gone up his pant legs. He was sure glad we lived on acreage and neighbors were a ways off. LOL
    A funny story but the bees are not funny. They are painful. Glad you found something that worked.

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  9. Yikes - so sorry to hear about your encounter with the yellow jackets! Just one sting hurts pretty bad so I can only imagine how you were feeling after multiple stings. Glad you're ok - at least you have that lovely master to recover in :)

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  10. So happy you're ok! Those things are vicious and scary!! Love the changes you made in your master, so cozy and inviting! Now go lay down!!! Lol take care Kathy @The Daily Nest

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  11. I saw your pictures on Instagram! My heart went out to you! Yellow jackets and fire ants I can do without! Quick story here. I was putting out fire ant killer when my twins were 1 1/2 years old. My son was following me around the yard. I was telling him not to mess with the ants because they would bite him. On the very last one, as I walked away, temptation got the best of him. I heard him just squealing and screaming. In the end he had 53! fire ant bites on him. Poor little fellow!
    Love the pop of color in your room! I never would have thought of using something so simple as a book to add some color! I have my husband's quilt his grandmother made hanging in the stairwell. I think it is time to take it down and use it in my room! Thanks for sharing your ideas!

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  12. OMG, I am so glad you are not allergic. My Joe is and we end up in the ER when he gets stung or even bit by a red ant!!! I love the changes in the master, the pops of color are pretty! We made some changes here too:):)

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  13. Thank goodness you're not allergic to yellow jackets! I love the painted chest next to your bed - did you do that yourself? If so, did you write a how-to post on it? That's exactly what I'm looking to do on my nightstand. Any help would be greatly appreciated!!!!

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    1. That is the very first piece I painted four years ago. Here is a link http://www.savvysouthernstyle.net/2010/01/makeover-of-chest.html, but since then I painted some old white on the drawer fronts and did some more distressing.

      thanks

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  14. So sorry to read this. Good thing you are not allergic to them. Your bedroom looks fresh and inviting. I hope this week goes much better for you.

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  15. Your room looks so pretty Kim. I saw your bites on instagram...and they looked painful!

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  16. Saw this on instagram and I immediately remembered the sting of them and how it felt, it felt like someone pinching you real hard. So sorry you had so many, I had about three or four on my back, I'll never forget it!

    Love your beautiful bedroom!

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  17. I empathize with your pain. I got into a nest of yellow jackets while doing some trimming and found I have a terrible reaction to stings. I looked like the muffin man. As for your retouched, I'm crazy for bottles and think that a quilt always adds its own special warmth.

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  18. Oh no Kim...I'm glad you didn't have an allergic reaction! That happened to Mackenzie years ago...yellow jackets made a nest under her swing set and when she climbed up it they attacked her...my husband flew down the deck stairs to get to her. My neighbor saw what happened and ran over with a product called Sting Eze worked liked a charm took the sting right out! You can get it at any drug store. The changes you made in your master look pretty...LOVE that chair!

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  19. You are so lucky about getting stung that you didn't need to go to the hospital! Lucky you!
    Anyway, glad you are safe. Your room looks very restful...like that color on the wall....must tell what color it is.....
    Nancy
    wildoakdesigns.blogspot.com

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  20. Hi Kim. Glad that you found a remedy for the pain and are feeling better. I am allergic so I'm always on the lookout. Sometimes you just can't see them though.
    Your bedroom looks great and I love the pop of pink.
    Kristi

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  21. Beautiful bedroom. I was "feel in' for ya" over the weekend on Instagram.

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  22. Oh my word, the yellow jackets sound terrible. So glad you are better. That must have been a nightmare. I love the changes to the master and the pink really does look awesome.

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  23. Realizing you're being stung by a swarm of yellow jackets is so frightening! I think I had PTSD for a couple of days. I got stung 8 times on my left arm by the time I ran away flailing my arms and screaming like a crazy person. Your master bedroom looks wonderful!

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  24. I had no idea that you were attacked by yellow jackets! How scary and painful! Jimmy was recently attacked too while cutting someone's yard. They even stung him through his socks! He had pain for a couple of days and a lot of swelling. What did you do that gave you relief? We may need to try it some time. Glad you were not alone when that happened! Your master bedroom changes look pretty. I like how the green color in your quilt picks up the green color in your cabinet in the bathroom.

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  25. OMG.. I'm so sorry that you got stung. You were very lucky that you didn't have to got to the hospital. I hope that you are feel better.

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  26. Oh Kim, I would have had a heart attack if I were covered in Yellow Jacket bees, and the fright of the sting is awful in what you had to go through, I am sure someone told you to take some Benadryl due to it being an antihistamine and this reduces inflammation and any closing off of your breathing due to a reaction to a sting. Yet a little late to my advice.
    Then a baking soda paste to the sting pulls out the pain and swelling that paste is made of the soda and water making a heavy paste. Next time? Let's hope there's never a next time !!

    Love your room where you could retreat to, and take comfort in all it's refine beauty.
    Love the antique French chair, I have a thing for rush seats and it looks delicate and out of a clumsy place, often a chair next to a bed can be a bit awakward in your case it has amazing presence right where you placed it and not a bit crowed, in my small how I am often forced to crowed a few things, missing the big home for this reason.

    All your little touches are so inspiring, it's often fun to find out you can shop in your own home making pieces that worked in one place work even better in another.
    Love the quilt, and often want to add colour to my home, again being in a smaller home at the time it just feels a bit larger with a tone on tone feeling, but don't be surprised when you see some muted colour creeping in here and there, I am so ready for a bit of colour.
    I have bathroom envy with you being able to place a rustic hutch and shelf unit in your space, it once being a grayish blue and doors to opened up with shelving and now a green. Love that it took on a whole different look and use to its up styling.
    You really inspire your homes best side, and we are inspired as well.

    Thank you again for taking the time to visit, see you soon.
    Xx
    Bisous

    Doré

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  27. gosh Kim, what a horror story!! glad you're feeling better today. Love your Master Bedroom, the paint color on the walls is just my fave!

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  28. Ugh, I hate dealing with yellow jackets! My son mowed over a nest a couple of weeks ago -- glad you found some relief! The master's looking so fresh!
    xo Heidi

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  29. I had a wasp nest in the garden the year I bought the Cottage, but they never got me. I'm so sorry for you, the pain must have been awful. Good thing you're not allergic.
    I love the touches of colour the quilt adds to your room.

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  30. Your bedroom looks so pretty with the changes. I really like the hint of color you introduced. Oh my...what an awful thing with the yellow jackets. I would have been screaming like a crazy lady too.
    Mary Alice

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  31. Oh my Gosh Kim! So sorry about the yellow jackets! Those little buggers sting like the dickens! Your room always looks beautiful. I like the florals and the pinks added into the room.

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  32. Kim,
    So~o~o sorry to hear of your being attacked by yellow jackets, dear one!
    Hopefully, you're feeling better now!
    Love the touch of pink hue to your Master Bedroom!
    Something about a quilt on the bed that softly speaks volumes of comforts of home.
    Take good care of yourself. . .
    Fondly,
    Pat

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  33. Glad you are ok...what a scare! Cheryl Ann

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  34. I saw your post on instagram....yikes how scary!Hope you are feeling much better now.I hate I mean I hate those things with the passion.One of the reasons we built our screened in porch.We would never be able to enjoy the outdoors around here without it.Love your beautiful master bedroom,that pillow is so pretty! The perfect touch!

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  35. Oh my goodness, that is terrible, but your house looks Mah-ve-los Dah-lin!

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  36. So scary...my hubby was stung 27 times as a child and was hospitalized. You have never seen a man run so fast if there's a flying insect anywhere near him. I'm glad you didn't get more stings, they are so painful. They really do feel like hot coals/fire. Nasty buggers!
    Love the changes in the bedroom...your quilt reminds me of summers at my Mamaw's.

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  37. Kim, so sorry to hear about your ordeal and I hope the hurt has diminished by now! Thank heavens you were not home alone when you were stung! Love all your small changes that you've made in your bedroom.

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  38. I hate yellow jackets! My son was stung 16 times once when mowing the lawn. He was a mess. He was only about 11 and it was frightening. Glad you are ok and not allergic! Love the Grandmothers Flower Garden quilt on the bed. So charming!

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  39. Hi Kim! Sorry to hear about your misfortunate ordeal with the yellow jackets. I was stung 6 times in the chest last year just sweeping off my deck. There was a huge nest right under the edge of the deck. Our pest control guy was treating the house for ants that day. He was able to kill the nest. He had a bee suit in his truck!) Thank God! It was so painful! Hope you feel better soon!

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  40. I am terrified of yellow jackets, so my heart is pounding just reading your story! I hope the pain is gone now, and the yellow jackets, too. Seeing your fabulous changes to the master slowed down my heartbeat! Love the touches of pink!

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  41. I feel your pain! I got sting by yellow jackets when we first moved into our home and I was mowing the lawn. What worked for me was soaking in a tub of warm water and Apse's Salt (don't know if I spelled that right). It draws the venom out. I know that even after the stinging goes away, the pain, like a bruise will last for awhile. I got stung on my legs. Glad your doing better! It's not a pleasant thing to deal with!

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  42. So sorry to hear about your battle with Yellow Jackets!! I have a bit of an allergy to bee stings and have an idea what that is like. Scary!

    I like the changes to your room! Beautiful, of course.

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  43. Quilt love Kim, it looks beautiful in your master! So sorry about the Yellow Jackets and glad you're ok!

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  44. Goodness, I know that must have HURT! Glad you're on the mend! You'll have to wear a beekeeper's suit next time!

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  45. So peaceful and pretty! Love your Master! Sorry about your bees...so glad hubby was close by! Time for a much-deserved rest!

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  46. Wow, Kim! If this had happened to me I might not have survived. I am allergic to yellow jackets and bee stings. Both times I was stung I ended up in the emergency room with my throat swelling and having trouble breathing. Glad you are okay!
    xx,
    Sherry

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  47. Oh no! I am so sorry. I can't imagine. I'm so glad you didn't have a allergic reaction. Your room looks fantastic.

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  48. Oh, my word, Kim! I feel your pain! Last summer we had Yellow Jackets nesting in the siding of our home. They traveled through the ductwork in the attic and came into our bedroom. One stung Dearest while in bed and I stepped on one that was dead underneath the edge of our bed - yes, they can still sting you when they're dead! Very painful! We finally got them under control, but it was awful. I keep an eye out now, because typically they nest on the ground! I hope you're recovering well now!

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  49. You are SO lucky Kim - omg - a mayor in one of the towns here in Quebec was killed 2 weeks ago by 18 bites from them - never had allergies that they knew of before!
    Hope you're ok now - and out of pain - how terrifying !

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