A few weeks ago she found an amazing feather pillow that created inspiration for the direction I wanted to take this room make over. They key was to make it fresh, calming, and yet still maintain balance between feminine and masculine. I was really drawn to blue for this room. As you can see, it desperately needed a major overhaul.
Then we proceeded to cover the wall in paintable wall paper. Those holes made a giant mess of the wall and frankly, covering them was a fabulous solution. It also created a great backdrop for the bed, and because it's textured and paintable, you are never committed to the choice of color that you have made. It's easily changed. The wall sconces were also dated and had to go!
We found these at home depot. I like that they are contemporary and clean. The sliver pops off the wall perfectly.
We also had a bit of a dresser dilemma. Again, we were looking to stay on a really tight budget for this project and felt that painting the dresser was our best solution. The brown had to go.
So we decided on a clean fresh coat of paint - Annie Sloan, of course. Duck Egg blue fit nicely into the color palette that we had chosen.
I was looking for an inexpensive solution for the ottoman that started this whole shenanigans, and have always wanted to try painting vinyl with Annie Sloan. So I decided to make this my experiment.
Of course it turned out better than I expected!
I was really apprehensive about working with striped material. It is much less forgiving when it comes to upholstery. Since I am a newbie at it, I was REALLY intimidated. But it was worth a shot. Not too shabby?
So after 2 days of sweat and tears, and only $300.00, it turned out to be a beautiful, calm retreat for Ashley and her husband. The final test came when Shawn saw the room.....did I forget to mention that he hates blue? It turned out that he loved it, and was thoroughly happy with the finished result. Thank goodness, or I would probably not be aloud to come over to play anymore.....