Friday, February 18, 2011

a can of paint, a few changes....

I am linking up with Cindy's Romantic Home Show and tell Friday . Now that I look at the pictures , it looks so plain. It seems like a bigger change in person. And, of course, I forgot to take "before" pictures. This is a bedroom belonging to one of my daughters away at college. It was deep turquoise and white . I researched and found that people were happy with the paint "Mindful Gray" by Sherwin Williams so that is what I used. She already had this pretty light fixture in there that she bought on ebay when she was about 13-yrs-old. We still love it and it's white!

I already had the white sheets, curtains, bedskirt and lamp. So I bought a new quilt at Homegoods and a few pillows and this is what I have now. Very plain I know, but I am still trying to think of an idea for a headboard.
She already had these white shelves and shells up too.

A pillow from Pier 1 and a few from etsy. And an ikea chair that I dragged in from another room.

This is the most precious item in the room to me. A huge map of New York City that my daughter made on the computer years before she ever got to move there. And yes, I did ask her before I made any changes and she said to "go for it"!


raggygirlvintage said...

It's very restful and she can still add her own touches when she comes home!

Bertie said...

That looks wonderful, Karen! I love the coloron the walls. Yes, a headboard would add just that extra touch. I have some old doors, I could send you. LOL

Can't wait for the next room redo.


Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

Hi, Karen! What a beautiful new room! Love the touches of color you've added, too. And the light fixture is soooo up my alley!!

Big TX Hugs,
Angelic Accents

Rebecca said...

Beautiful my friend. Lovely with clean lines.

Thank you for visiting me today. I can't believe you lost both your parents when they were only in their 50's. Indeed this must have been very difficult for you.

As I've watched my mom and dad age I'm constant saying one simple thing to my own heart...


It helps to keep everything in perspective and make the most of every single day.

Bless you~