I'm calling it done. It's been a long time coming folks. We actually had our first guest over on Thanksgiving and got the seal of approval. As per usual I've finished the room about 95%. What is it about that last 5%? I think I just get bored. Once the room is transformed enough I start getting the itch to begin on something else. I'm 41 and probably not going to change anytime soon, however. Whatevs. So there are a few tweaks but they'll probably stay untweaked for a while. If you remember, it all started with this fabric.
And here it is.
|Llyta Canovas from Calico|
Excuse my lame attempt at styling a nightstand. I try, but it's not really my strong suit. I put a picture of my little bebe on the nightstand as a distraction. That chunky face makes me crazy. Hopefully our guests will agree.
These are pictures that I took of our neighborhood, including our house of course!
I made the pillow cases (Not the round ones. Please, I don't have those kind of skills.) and the pelmet boxes. That was interesting. I'm pretty proud of myself for doing it but I definitely struggled a bit. There are a ton of tutorials for both, however. I just searched until I found ones that seemed idiot proof.
And here's a view looking into the bathroom. Linda from Calling It Home made a comment to me about how the bathroom color looks like Pantone's color of 2014, Radiant Orchid. There's a lot of haters out there for that poor color. Obviously I'm a fan!
I think this was one of my favorite finds at Home Goods. It's on the cheap Jonathan Adleresque don't you think?
So anyway, there were a few splurges in the room. The Schumacher Zimba wallpaper is the obvious one. I love it though and it's only one wall which helps. The other was the Pier 1 Collette loveseat. I've been eyeing it for this room for a while now and when it went on sale I knew it would be mine. I only wish that sale had been a little more generous! We already had the furniture. It was my husband's when we met. Nice, right? I don't think I really appreciated it until we put it in this room. It looks amazing in there. The light is from Shades of Light and the color on the walls is Sherwin Williams Dover White which is a really nice cream color. Everything else was from my faves (TJ Maxx, Target, Marshalls) or shopped from my home.
Now, for the best part. Look at the befores. Look quickly though or it will burn your retinas.
Blech. Ich. Yuck. So even if you don't care for the after, you have to appreciate the improvement. It really doesn't get much worse than this (unless you've seen the decoupage room on the same floor. Seriously, if you haven't check it out on the "our home" page. AWFUL.) I don't even think The Brady's would have liked this room.
So what do ya'll think? I love saying that. I'm a Californian living in the South so it sounds ridiculous coming from me, but there's something so sweet about it that it makes me giddy. I'm pretty happy with the room. I wish it was the master. I'm going to have to up the ante when we do our room! When indeed.
Linking it up...