Friday, June 20, 2014

BEFORE AND AFTER




Oh boy....this has been a long time coming.  I have not had a good makeover since before Christmas.

Of course this one was for my best friend which makes it easy to be honest....saying things like girl this has got to go and I didn't exactly get to fund the landscaping debt if you know what I mean:)

But it was fun and still nourished my creativity.

Here is the before just for reference.


Let me explain.  I actually did all of this about 12 years ago when she lived in Tampa.  Yes....she had the nerve to move away for a few years.   You can see that when she returned to Atlanta the bed hardly fit in the space so the finials had to be removed.

Now she we did did not want to break the bank so here are the changes.

Lighten up with paint
Changed out the lamps
Tweaked the bed pillows 
Moved bed to opposite side of the room
Layered a rug
Added some ready made curtains


I picked BM Natural Cream OC 14



Since the camel color was on the chairs and 2 of the pillows I decided to stick with it and found the lamps at HomeGoods.  Score.

I had Sudi whip up some pillows and we added the mirror [also from HG] 


We were able to use these bad boys again....

Since the black and white toile is classic that was also going to stay but I removed the shams and used some white ones trimmed out in black from my stash.

I also had a little Riad lurking around that was just enough for a pillow.  She wanted a bright color and of course if you are my friend you have to sign an "affidavit" saying that all pops of color will be turquoise.  Duh right.


Now lets talk about the area where the bed was.


OK....stay with me .....  this is the area where the bed is NOW.  All of this got moved.  Well not all of it cause some did not make the cut.


Plan #1.  Relocate chest.  Hang a few pictures and layer a rug.  Guitar for height of course....everything is about staging.

THEN....husband decided that he wanted a TV over the chest and I decided that this one was too small.

Cue music of Jaws as I peruse the house for a larger chest.

Ah ha....Boom.


We were together when she bought this one at least 15-17 years ago.

Yeah....all the pretty on the chest will be dispersed but for now until said TV arrives.....

We removed the topper to lighten up...and added a new lamp from Pottery Barn that after being on sale+ 40% off the sale price+20% trade discount+25%coupon+50.00 gift card came to a whopping $8.39 [regular price was 200.00]


Best friends get perks like that.

They had gotten the rug on their honeymoon and it was hiding under the bed.....



I think the room has a sort of bohemian/chinoiserie  look now....is that a style?

Here is the master bath which is right off the bedroom....
It needed some major attention....

A new paint color....SW Comfort Gray and some editing helped.

Much better huh?

Of course other changes were made throughout the house....more on that later.

I am over at Vanessa's blog today talking about 7 things that make me Decor Happy!

Friday is always a good day!

Shaboom!  I'm back!






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24 comments :

Anonymous said...

Lucky friend :-)

Emily A. Clark said...

That bed! Glad the finials got to come back. I need more friends like you.

Simply LKJ said...

Looks fantastic. So glad the finials were brought back.

Calypso In The Country said...

We all need a best friend like you! The room is gorgeous!
-Shelley

Anonymous said...

Oh to have you closer! I don't think there is a room you've ever done that I don't love! And I LOVE your adult humor!!!!
Denise

Deserae said...

Gorgeous room....love the colors! What a lucky friend you have ;o) Have a great weekend!!!
~Des

Ashley said...

Oh, this is fabulous. Love to see your work (and read your commentary).

Ashley said...
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Ashley said...

Oh, this is fabulous. Love to see your work (and read your commentary).

Jennifer @ Dimples and Tangles said...

Beautiful as always, Sherry! I'm sure your friend is thrilled!

Nancy {at} powellbrower at home said...

Gorgeous Sherry! She has some beautiful things. Just a new eye and fresh paint, boy what a difference and updated! Beautiful room. I love that rug. Great friend you are :) Have a wonderful weekend. xo Nancy

Gee Singh Newbanks said...

Beautiful Sherry!! I luv the black and white toile with the caramel and the pop of turquoise.

Vel Criste said...

Beautiful Sherry! I love how you positioned the bed in front of the window, I've always wanted to do that in mine, perhaps I should try! I'm sure their very happy with their chic space!

Kathysue said...

Lighter, brighter, more current and classic!! You did your job well Miss Sherry. Loving the bed and the addition of the new pillows, great job as always my friend.!!
Happy Friday!
Kathysue

Bethany DeVore said...

It looks so good, so much lighter and brighter! The styling is beautiful as always. She is lucky to have you as a friend!

An Urban Cottage said...

Looks great! I love the new wall color.

Kimberly Lemmon said...

A+ You have definitely made the dean's list! I adore that Pottery Barn lamp and the bed with finials -tdf!

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

WOW!!!! it's beautiful, and i am SOOOOO glad that bed stayed. and got even bedder. better. he he. i am so tired and my jokes get either lame or dirty as i get more tired. the dirty ones are usually better.

Naz said...

Beautifully done. Need I say more?

Judy said...

You are such a smarty. I admire the feel/look you accomplish with such frugality.

therelishedroost said...

That bed is swoon worthy!!

Debbie J. said...

It looks beautiful. Gosh, I would love a bed like that. Did she get it in Atlanta or Tampa? Love your friend's taste. All the chinoiserie love.

Laurie from Laurie Jones Home said...

Seriously incredible! Love!!!!! You're so talented!!

Patty Day @Pattys Epiphanies said...

Love that finial on the bed!