Thursday, August 19, 2010

I have been inspired...

Since moving into our new home recently I have been blog hopping lots of blogs that have home dec ideas/tutorials.  You know, the we can make it ourself without having to pay and arm and leg for it.  So, I am on a quest to redo the bedding and add some window treatments in our master bedroom.  You can scroll down below to see  what the room looks like.  I so dread this ugly green on the wall.  The hubs likes it and absolutely has NO desire to paint.  I would love to paint it a steeley blue color or even a gray...or is it grey???  Anyhow, here is my inspiration for a pillow that I will be making to put on the bed.  I absolutely love the font they used and the simple elegance of this pillow.

photo: Pottery Barn

I also plan on making my own shams.  I am looking for some fabric that will lighten and brighten this space since I can't paint.  : (

 I am thinking of making some shams like these.  What do you all think?  Maybe with the right fabric it will go nicely with the french lumbar pillow?

photo: Pottery Barn

I plan on using white bedding for the quilt part of it and possibly a white bedskirt.  They only place there will be color will be on the shams, the lumbar pillow and maybe some euro pillows.  We'll see.  In any case, here are some sad pics of the room below.  Look past the mess please as we are on the last few boxes of finding a home for all our stuff.

So, as you walk in the room, you will see our bed up against this wall.  See how hideous that green is?  Oh my ...our lamps are looking pitaful too.  We haven't been able to locate the harps...thus no lampshades.  Did I tell you I am looking for new lamps too??  LOL, I told the movers that if they accidentally were to drop those, I would totally be okay with it.
To the left of the bed we have an alcove area.  The previous owners had a sofa in this area.  We decided to put our two reading chairs here.  I know, they are burgandy leather just adds to the disjointedness of this room.  If that wasn't enough, I couldn't get a good pic of this area to save my life.  Sorry for the dark shot in this area.  Again, please look past the mess.  And doesn't that light fixture look weird there?  We do have pot lights above that would probably be enough light, but it's always nice to have task lighting.

This is to the right of the bed.  You first see this on the right as you come in the room.  See the door there?  The doors to the left of the dresser lead into our HUGE master bath and closet.  More on that in another post.  You can also see here in this picture why I think the hubs is okay with the green color.  We have 12 foot ceilings.  Yeah,  it would take lotsa paint, a ladder of which we probably don't have one big enough. blah blah blah. 

Then, to the left of the door is my dresser.  We haven't attached the mirror to it yet.  The movers broke off a screw that was used to attach it.  So, we have to get that fixed.  I actually didn't want to have him attach it.  I wanted to be able to play with hanging some pics and doing some season vignettes on the dresser.  So, we will see about that.  Again, sorry for the dark pic.
Ewww, and can you see in this picture that the previous owners painted the curtain rods that same UGLY shade of green?  YIKES!! 
I know, I am complaining way too much about the color.  Go ahead, tell me.  It's not a color I like at all.  Don't even own any clothing in that color.  I don't think our black furniture shows well against it.  But what I will tell you is that I LOVE all the windows that allow the light to come in when it's a sunny day.  I also LOVE the triple crown molding, the beautiful, large master bath and closet and the carpet.  So, with that being said I have another project in the wings as well.  I am hoping to share that with you tomorrow.  It involves a canvas from Hobby Lobby, some paint and some freezer paper.  So stay tuned for that.

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Kelly @ Much To Do With Nothing said...

Hi there,
Thank you for stopping by and leaving a comment:) I hope the bedskirt tutorial works for you. I got the inspiration from a woman who told me she had an all white one with the little pleated edge. I saw that you said you wanted all white except for pillows. I may try it again in all white myself.
I don't think your green is so bad unless the picures are making it look lighter than it is.
Have fun making your new house a home. Sounds like you have some pretty ideas!

Sue said...

Thanks for the peek into your beautiful new home! Your room looks beautiful; can't wait to see it when you get your sewing done! I'm sorry; I've missed several of your posts and am now catching up!