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Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Bedroom Mini Makeover (Again!)

It's been a while since I tackled a bedroom makeover.
 I must admit I have a short decorating span when it comes to my bedroom.
Because I spent so much recuperative time in said room this summer,
I felt it was time to brighten up the place!

 I am not sure if you remember what the "before" was because there have been so many "befores"...
 but most of my "makeovers" are just small ones, as is this one.

This is the bedroom before...quite adequate...but in need of a perking up.
Before blog:
Further Before drama blog:
Here was my "jumping off " point...a Waverly comforter set.
I LOVE the color apple green and paired with several shades of
 clear blue...I am doubly happy!

You see it coming, don't you?
Blue Willow as an accent is a must!

This heavy green herringbone fabric would be used as
a small pillow for my chair and shams positioned behind
the Waverly shams. See below.

The blue and white fabric was edged with dark and light blue and yellow
trim. I loved the way the blue brought out the blues in the comforter. 

I found this fabric at Hancock's...it was pricey (because it is reversible),
but it was 50% off and
I only needed 1/2 a yard.
This would be a pillow and cover
a small stool.

The bedskirt that came with the set was striped...I had had quite enough of stripes.
So after much internet searching...the Coach took me to Bed, Bath and Beyond
and HE found this sage matelasse skirt! I think he might have a future in decorating!

I "shopped" my house and came up with lots
of  blue and white. I shopped my
shop and found this lovely pair
of glass birds.

I went slightly overboard on the Blue Willow, so I backed up
and  began swapping out the "too much blue" and added
more green and neutrals.
In the above two pictures you see the "too much".
Below you will see the pared down version.

A little blue and white goes a loooong way.
The extra pottery tones down the "in your face" look.

I found this great old bird print at the Flea Market Saturday.
Not only was is a great price, but all I had to do was
clean it and add a very thin navy mat and it was done.

Here's the finished look.

I added a vintage button for detail on my linen chair pillow.
(and of course, a furry throw.)

I like this look for spring.
It's fresh and happy!
I am delighted but not surprised at  how well the paint color, August Dried Grass,
once again is such a neutral backdrop for new colors.
This is my "go to " color when I want  versatility.
(BTW: right in the middle of this blog we had a horrible hailstorm!)
I have been waiting on insurance adjusters and contractors all day! :( 

Hope you have a happy Spring!

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