Friday, December 24, 2010
Sunday, December 5, 2010
Here is the awful & dated bedroom before.....(sorry that's all the photos I could find of the before)
It was BAD, AWFUL...I KNOW!! So the first thing we did was sold all that golden oak aka orangy oak furniture. Bought new furniture...but made a few changes to the new furniture.
(I would have preferred a capiz shell chandelier, but our bedroom is on the 2nd level and gets really hot up there so we really had to have a fan...so I chose this one by Hunter and really like it.
Oh and of course I have to mention the paint color on the walls which we love! It is Sherwin Williams called Utterly Beige and it is Utterly Fabulous in my opinion. No peachy or pink undertones like some beige/tan paint colors...it's just a perfect, cozy color!
Well as most of you know we are custom rug manufacturers so of course we had to have a custom rug in our bedroom, right?! I deceided I wanted just a touch of some animal print in the bedroom, so I designed a brown & white zebra rug to go under the bed and just peak out a little bit. This was not a quick rug to make as every zebra stripe was all hand cut and all inlaid by hand. All in all it took 12 hours to make, but it was worth it! What do ya think?
Ok, so without further ado......let me show you our new bedroom, follow me.
(I planned on painting these nightstands a creamy white, but now I'm not sure. Kind of like them black...what do ya think??) I'm thinking they will work since I'll have black frames for the black and white photos & the tv is black.
Took the blinds and drapes all the way to the ceiling to visually make the window appear larger.
Just look at that lovely beadboard ceiling and crown molding! Thanks hubby!
Antique mirror we bought from a garage sale.
Tuesday, November 30, 2010
We began putting Liquid Nails on the ceiling and then we tried holding the beadboard up to the ceiling all while hubby used his nail gun to secure it to the ceiling studs. Well, let me tell ya...that was like a I Love Lucy scene...pretty comical! The nails were not holding it and we couldn't hold the beadboard up very long. UGH!
So my hubby told me this was a bad idea. I told him other people had beadboard on their ceilings so obviously it was doable. He then put on his thinking cap and decided to go back to Lowe's to buy 2x4's to create T-stands to hold up the beadboard and some finish nails. It was a lot of work, but oh so worth it!!! We LOVE our beadboard ceiling! Added so much interest & charm to our bedroom.
Monday, November 22, 2010
I was looking through my pics I have on my 'puter of Christmas decor for some inspiration and thought I would go ahead and share them with you. I do not know where the photos originally came from as I've had them for over a yr on my laptop...so if you see one of your pics feel free to let me know so I can give you the credit!