Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Gettin' Fresh in the Bedroom.

Silver, chenille, paint.  Better!
Fab Finds helped me to make our room a bit more cozy.

Once I painted the stripe on the dresser,  the rest of the room was blah. 
So I got to work, painted a few more things and found some fun finds.

What I really want to tell those of you who are afraid of painting wood paneled walls;
"People, paint your paneling."

The SHH letter hooks were on clearance at Michael's for .50 cents each. Score. 

I hung the plates earlier and showed this tutorial.

  • I painted the headboard white, raised it up about 10 inches and nailed it to the wall.
  • I painted the dresser with the glass knobs white. This dresser has matching mirror, just not using it.
  • I switched out some of the red saucers and replaced them with the brown transferware I found last week.
  • I moved the floral pictures. 
  • I hung silver platters - I found them at thrift stores. $2.99 to $5.99 each.

  • The lamp is from Target on clearance at $11.80.  I painted on the '2'.
  • I wanted to go a tiny bit modern on the lamp style.
  • The nightstand is an old chippy stool I already had.
  •  I added a silver platter to hold the 'night stand stuff'.
I still love my girly shelf.  I hung the floral pictures under it.
The completely darling little wicker chair
is a fantastic find this week at $4.99 . Yay! 
Over summer, I may spray paint it.  A pale robin's egg blue?

I free handed and hand painted the j & p and relax pillows.
(any help I can get to remind myself to relax is good.)
*Clarification upon further inspection*
The j&p pillow says 'j&p est. 1988' 
NOT meant to be  j & pest.... although totally hysterical!!
*I crack myself up. Poor Pest  (oops, I mean paul)*

I must show you my rug.
I  l-o-v-e my rug.
I bought it about 3 years ago at Goodwill for $20. 

Here's the other end of the room with the striped dresser.
I added the mirrored doors last summer to bring in some depth.

Oh!  I almost forgot the new fabulous pillow.
I'm not a fan of having tons of pillows on a bed.
The look - i like.  Arranging them every morning - ick.
(Plus the kids still throw everything not tied down.)
But this big fab one, I can do.
Marshall's - $20.  At a boutique, it'd be triple.

This was also my exercise in monotone color decorating.
I really tried to stay in the cream/clay-beige motif.
I pulled in reds to match the platter on the wall  & color in the rug,
otherwise I controlled myself.
A challenge I wanted to tackle. Touchdown!

you like?
xo Jeanne


  1. Wow! I love it. That lamp is so cute. :-) I might have to make one for myself.

  2. What a beautiful room. I really like the look of the silver platters on the wall.

  3. I love your pillows...they make things look up to date right away! And the colors you chose are wonderful for a bedroom! I had a paneled kitchen...the paneling was painted a pretty yellow! It made it such a delightful room! So I'm a big fan of painting paneling! ♥

  4. LOVE the silver on the wall ... I might have to steal that idea.

    And the rug is gorgeous.

    Nice gold framed mirror ;-) wherever did you get that?


  5. Absolutely beautiful Jeanne, another fantastic improvement! It looked good before, and now its even better! You are so inspiring!! :-)

  6. looks fab!! I gotta figure out where to re-establish my plate wall from moving. :)

  7. what a great room, lots of character! I love the painted panelling, the white dresser, and the plates on the wall

  8. what a beautiful bedroom. i like! the paneling is really a great touch to the room. i love the colors and the decor. the plate wall is perfect. i have a party going on if you'd like to share this!

  9. I love your room. The paint color on the wall is fabulous with the white trim! Love the accessories, too!

  10. THIS IS GORGEOUS! Sorry for yelling but I like it a lot! I love the shhh so much, I must steal that idea.
    Marie @ Lemondrop ViNtAge
    Otis and James accessory giveaway

  11. PS, love love the chalkware saints, I have some too.

  12. Very nicely done. I also love your rug, it's so pretty with nice soft colors and tones.

    Good job

  13. It was good to bring in some color with the beige and whites. Elegant!

  14. Hi. Your bedroom really turned out beautiful. It looks calm and relaxing.
    ~ Julie

  15. I love it. I am one of those that never paints paneling, I take it off!!! Your room is lovely. Happy VTT!

  16. HEY! We may be "sisters from a different mother"! Love your blog. And your real-ness.

  17. This is right up my alley. I love it! I'm your newest follower because I like what I see. I can tell you have a lot of style. Visit me at Brambly, I would love to hear from you.Take care.


  18. LOVE this room~ It is absolutely gorgeous!! The plates on the wall are fantastic and the color scheme is wonderful. I am leaning more towards quiet colors too~ I love it! Thanks for sharing at FNF! :)

  19. I love the colors you used! (My sister moved into a house that is a wood paneled nightmare. I'm going to send her your blog link.) You did a fantastic job!

  20. I LOVE!! It is beautiful! The silver platters on the wall I LOVE! The lamp is great and the pillows!! LOVE!

    Great job!

    Lou Cinda

  21. Perfection! I love the wall color and the whole "relax"ed atmosphere of the room. By the way, the P est joke would be great for this Friday's "Funny Faux Pas Follies" - and you have pics this time. lol

    Thanks for linking your lovely room to the party.

    Liz @ the Brambleberry Cottage

  22. I really love chenille too. And that is the cutest little girl bookcase!! LOVE!

  23. I'm so glad I found your blog, Jeanne! (from another I follow) I have wood paneling in the upstairs of my home, including my bedroom, and have long wanted to paint it. My husband, however, cannot "see" how it would look so he will not allow it. Well, I'm going to show your beautiful room to him! Hopefully we will be painting soon!!! :)

    That rug is to die for! And just $20! Amazing! Love everything about your room - the colors, the plate display, the lamp, the wicker chair, and the pillows!

    Have a wonderful day!

  24. I really love your paint color on the paneling. Could you please tell me the brand and color of the paint? Thank you!


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