BEDROOM MAKEOVER...THE BEGINNING




OK.....where to start.

I could just show a before and after picture and be done with it.....but you guys seem to like the process.  I am kind of like that also.

 I want to know why decisions are being made.

Of course as I have said before there are many factors that affect the plan. 

 Correct me if I'm wrong but time and budget are the biggest right?

When I got a call about this guest bedroom makeover she had already purchased bedding, bedside lamps, a Kubu chair, and a mirror along with painting the room.  She and her husband also diy'ed a headboard!

Being a working Mom with a young baby I think she felt overwhelmed to get it pulled together before company in a little over 3 weeks.

Sherika to the rescue.  It was also a plus that they eat at my sisters restaurant Nancy G's Cafe.  

Here is the paint color BM White Sand 



And here is the fabric used for the headboard.


This is where we started.  

We discussed changing things out but with so little time I thought the best plan was to enhance what was already started.  Let's move forward.

I wanted to paint the pedestal table on the left along with a dresser she got from her Mom the same color to bring some continuity into the space.


I chose BM Galveston Gray

It was close to the gray in the headboard and since the room was small I wanted the eye to have some places to rest.

When I first toured her home I noticed that she liked soft neutral colors...and maybe she mentioned that she was not a big fan of black and dark colors.

Whatev.....let me force you out of that box.

Here is a board that I put together for her.....using navy, green and white.

After I sent it I waited for the phone to ring with her proclaiming what a genius I was.  

Me:  "Hello".  In a light sing songy voice.
Her: "Sherry this is perfect and I am ready to jump out of that box into this brilliant plan."

What I got was this.... 
Her: "Meh".  "Not so much".  
Me: "WHAT?"  
Her: "Yeah...what part of dark colors and black did you not hear?"

Me: "Yeah but".....
Her: "NO".

Dang.  Plus maybe this one was going to be a tiny bit over the budget.  Budget smudget.  I hate clients who work in finance.   

OK....that is the good thing about design...there is always door number 2.


I sent her this picture....Ah....love.

Great we have a winner.  I can work with this.

Now here is where you are going to want to punch me in the face. 
 I am going to show you the painted chest and then save the rest until the next post.



Isn't she a beauty now?

Go ahead and cuss me....then come back on Wednesday for the reveal.

Shasneakygirl....




29 comments

Kathysue said...

Love it Miss Teaser!! Looking forward to the reveal, love the fabric on the pillows, such a bright pop of color and the dresser has a whole new life to live wearing that new color. Great job as always,
Kathysue

Jill Hinson said...

Oh you crack me up on a Monday morning! I agree with everything you said about clients! Why don't they always see our genius?????
xo~Happy Monday!
Jill

Kerry Steele- Design du Monde said...

That was mean. I do love the dresser though.

Cindy said...

GAAAAAHHHH... I don't want to wait!

Cindy

The Pink Pagoda said...

Yup. I'm cussing you. Can't wait to see it all!

LaurenFaythe said...

You are so funny! I can't wait to see the rest!

Sue

A Perfect Gray said...

those pillows? i think that is the same fabric i saw recently and had a fit over. looks great, but I loved those dark touches you suggested! donna

The enchanted home said...

Its going to be beauty! I love the conversation I needed the laugh:) I love the direction and cannot wait to see it all come to life!

Loi Thai, Tone on Tone said...

That's the same chest? Fabulous!! You are such a tease. Can't wait!!!

Karen at Home Sweet Hollywood said...

Dresser looks great..can't believe it's the same one. Love those pillows! I guess I'm hooked in...be back Wednesday. Don't be late. ;)

Lekalia Interiors said...

What a great post-- fun to read! And can't wait for more!

Patty Day @Pattys Epiphanies said...

Cliff hanger....

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

the dresser looks AMAZING!!! can't wait to see it all come together! :)

An Urban Cottage said...

Love the chest.

Mary Ann at classic•casual•home said...

Boy that chest looks great!!!

Christina Baker said...

Hahaha I do not have a White Russian buzz this evening and I am still laughing my behind off! (sorry as I know this was a serious sort of post) The dresser came out just awesome! I use to do faux & antiquing work back in the day and this post made me sort of miss doing it.

Catie said...

You are awesome!! That damn finance girl that doesn't like dark colors and gave you 2 nickels to spend & 2 weeks time!! :)

michele said...

love the color of the chest. most of my rooms are BM white sand--i don't tire of it!

michele

Carol@CarolBeckInteriorsBlog.com said...

Door number 2 better be pretty fabulous because I was LOVING the first go around. That rug was killer in the plan! The chest looks great in gray. I'll be back...

Kimberly Lemmon said...

That hurts. Actually its kind of nice to know that you get a response like this. Loving the dresser and your revision lady.

Taylor Greenwalt said...

Shoot...I hate surprises..and waiting...but I'm sure it will be worth the wait!

Michelle @ Sweet Something Design said...

Shasneakygirl! Such a tease, but it's going to be great! See you Wednesday. (Like you'd ever have a light sing-songy voice) ;)

Linda @ DesignInMyView said...

OUCH!

Deep cleansing breaths.

On the edge of my seat till wednesday. :-)

Pat@BPM said...

Well shucks! I'll be back tomorrow.

Meanwhile I love what you've done so far.....and those pillows!

stephanie said...

Your a genius!!(there do you feel better:) love! can't wait to see the reveal. Love your board glad I'm not the only gal who gets push back:)

sarah @ homeologymodernvintage said...

awww, girl, what a tease! i am painting a table grey as we speak (well, technically it's drying as we speak). i was loving option #1. hope option #2 lives up!

Pura Vida said...

ok...love your beads all over the place..and this room is fantastic!

Marti Adams said...

Hi Sherry, I love reading your blog - I read it religiously after being turned onto it by one of my best friends and your client, Catie!
I saw the installation last night and thought you did a terrific job bringing the room together. I could spot your styling as soon as I walked in the room.
Hope you don't hate on all of us young families counting every penny! I hope we can work together some day soon too because you came very highly recommended by the "finance girl on a tight deadline."
Marti

Raleigh said...

This is gorgeous!

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