Monday, March 29, 2010

Work in Progress...

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I've been wanting to paint my bedroom for years. That blue paint I had in there previously photographed a lot better than it actually looked in person. I never did like it and I'm not sure what took me so long but it's finally gone! And I'm so happy!

It looks rather boring in here now because I'm not finished. I'll be adding light blue drapes on the window and I'm going to cover the mirrored closet doors with matching drapes. It will be a pain to open the drapes everytime I want to get in the closet but worth it I think. I love mirrors...but not big massive mirrored closet doors with shiny silver metal all around them!
I moved this small table from next to my bed to this empty space to the left of the closet and then I brought up a mirror I had at the bottom of my staircase to hang over it. I've since brought up this small chair to put in front of the table so I can use it as a vanity. That chair draped in a throw to the right of the closet is the Bergere chair that I got for $35 on craigslist. That is a project I need to get started on! It will look great there when I'm finished!
The color on the walls is Behr Paint~Sandstone Cove. In person there is more of a difference between the furniture and the wall color. I still need to paint the trim white and I think that will make the color pop more.


The toile pillows will not stay because I have those on my couch downstairs. I will be adding more blue accent color here and there. I think I'm going to go with more of a Robin's Egg Blue in here but I'm still not sure.
My dad is making me a bed crown which will go at the top of the wall close to the ceiling and I'll drape fabric from it to the outside of my headboard for a more romantic look and to fill up space on that massive wall.


I wasn't planning on going with a beach theme but as I was pulling things from other areas in my apartment it just worked out that way.


It works for now...


I know it looks a little "plain vanilla" right now but I think when it's finished it will have a very elegant feel.


Did you notice that the Duvet looks different in the different photos? It's a Simply Shabby Chic Duvet from Target (although I bought mine cheaper on eBay). I wasn't sure if I like the fufu-iness of it so I turned it over. Which do you like better?

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86 comments:

Sara said...

I am in love with the fufu side!!! Fabulous bedroom!!!!

Esther Sunday said...

Hey Cindy - think I like the smooth side up on the duvet. Beautiful both ways, but the smooth side appears to blend well with the very calming color you have on the wall now! I think the white trim will be super and well as the drape across the mirrored closet! Can't wait to see it all finished!!!!

Jenglamgirl said...

SO DREAMY! AND GORG! love it!

Angie @ The Country Chic Cottage said...

I like the wrinkly look on the duvet! Gorgeous bedroom -- looks so romantic! :)

Candy @ The Little Round Table said...

It's looking lovely Cindy!

And I think the "fufu-iness" side is a very good textural element!

Candy

GLENDA FROM TEXAS said...

I love the whole bedroom and the fufu side. Where did you get the crocheted bedskirt? I've been looing for something like that for my own bed. The vanity area is very clever. The bedroom is so restful that I'm ready to take a nap now!

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Beautiful room...Love the urn of shells and pearls! I like the fufu side of the duvet.

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

I don't think it looks "plain vanilla" at all, Cindy! Personally, I like it. It seems a quiet, soothing, soft and relaxing place to be. I do love your toile pillows on the bed, but a robins egg blue would look wonderful, too. I don't think the mirrored closet doors are too bad ~ they keep it light and open, but if you hate looking at it, go for it!

Lara (Under The Lilacs) said...

Your room is gorgeous. What a retreat! :-) The Lilacs are a nice touch... I can almost smell them through the screen.

tina, theoldfrenchdoors... said...

Hi cindy, I almost have the same bed cover in a grey blue colour. I found it an thrift shop for $5. I have mine with ruffled side up. I think it looks great that way.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

How beautiful! REALLY love the shells and I like the smooth side of the duvet! Very pretty....perfect bedroom! ♥

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Your room is gorgeous. I love the new color and the white trim will make it pop for sure. Love the shells too. I think I like the duvet turned over to the plain side. It looks more elegant that way I think. Hugs, Marty

Victoria said...

I definitely like the ruffly side of the duvet cover:) The wall color looks great, I can't wait to see your chair in the corner once it's re-done!

Vicki said...

your bedroom is exquisite Cindy, can't wait to see it finished...
have fun
vic xxxx

Betty Jo said...

Love the new paint Cindy! It's not boring at all to me, but you'll soon have it exactly the way you love it. Have fun!! ♥

Betty Jo said...

PS: I too love the fufu side of the duvet! ♥

Brenda-shabbycatsandroses said...

So dreamy & romantic!! Love your bedroom :) I think both ways work with the Duvet. You can change it back and forth as your heart desires. Thank you for sharing your lovely and beautiful bedroom with us. Warmest, Brenda

Tammy said...

Gorgeous as usual! I can't wait to redo my room!

Michelle said...

I love the fufu side up, but as others have said you can always change it when you are in the mood. You are so talented and I love the beach theme. My bedroom is also beachy but in a much more bold way.

BellaRosa said...

Cindy amor, your bedroom looks so beautiful, elegant and serene..like a suite in a beautiful bed & bath! How you must smile when you wake up to all this beauty :)I love everything that you have done and don't think that it looks too vanillay, I actually think it looks so summery, a place I would want to just lay in all morning and enjoying the beauty of it :) I bet it smells so good in there with those lilacs! I wanted to ask if you by chance had a close up picture of that pretty birdcage in the corner of your room by your nightstand? I have one like that, found at the thrift painted red and I wanted to see how pretty it would look painted white and distressed :) I have a wrought iron one too that I realized I didn't want after all, and need to figure out what to do with that one now too lol Hope you had a beautiful weekend and enjoyed some of our Cali sunshine :) Besos, Rose

ps...if you get a moment, please visit my lil blog and tell me what you think of it's new look :) Thank you !

Anonymous said...

Oh, I agree with the others. I, too, like the fufu side! More texture, I believe.

Pink Hugs,
Dee

Jessica said...

Love the new wall colour! And I think the detailed side of the duvet looks better- more texture and interest. :-)Very pretty!

KarenB said...

I like your duvet both ways for different reasons. Maybe use the plain side in the Summer and the textured side in the Winter. The textured side is beautiful, but makes me think of getting cozy and adding more ruffles and lace. The plain side is simpler more for the warm weather with breezes blowing in through the windows. Does this make sense?

Joanne Kennedy said...

I love it. It looks so different from your other room, that I also loved.

I think the beach look is nice mixed in with the touch of romantic that you have going. Can't wait to see it all done.

I have those same type of closet doors and I hate them too. Can't wait to see what you do with yours to hide them.

Hugs
Joanne

Elsie said...

Cindy~ I love your bedroom,it is
going to be beautiful when you get
through. I like the textured side
up,but I also like the other too.
I guess when you get tired of it
one way you could always change it.
I am like you, I don't like the big
mirrors either. I would put drapes
too if nothing else sheers or something on big rings so they would be ease access to the closet.
Your white trim is a very good idea
and the reason I say that our room
is about that color and I painted white trim and it made a huge difference. Good luck and I can't wait to see all of it when it is
done.:O)

Julie Harward said...

Sorry I have been gone..had some surgery! I love what you have done, love the colors and I hate the mirrored closets too! Love the bed and all the pretty things in the room...how fun! Come say hi :D

Meadowsweet Cottage said...

I love where you're going with this and can hardly wait to see the finished product!

Love duvets--two looks for the price of one can't be beat.

Cherie said...

I swear some people (like you) just have that gift to create beautiful stuff. While others (like me) sooooo do NOT. I am just gonna copy what I can from you in my humble home. Much love to you this week my friend.

Susan said...

I absolutely love your new look. I love cream and taupe colors. Your touches of blue will be so elegant!!

Grannys Attic said...

Cindy,

Your bedroom is just beautiful. Can't wait to see it all finished. You do fabulous work. Have fun, Vicky

Dream Mom said...

I like the fufu side better. It looks more elegant; the plain side reminds me of the battenburg lace and seems a little more dated. Love the mirror and table next to the closet; it's very pretty with the flowers. Overall, I think it's a nice change. Taupe is a funny color and it tends to look a little white in photos so I do know what you mean. I am sure you will love the bed crown, I have fabric draping over my bed and it's very romantic. People comment on it all the time.

KimmyLynn2u22aol.com said...

Cindy
the room looks beautiful! wish we lived closer i bought 2 french looking shlves that are rounded and curved i pained a creamy heirloom white and i am gonna use one as a bed crown i bought both intending for them to be used as bed crowns i saw them and knew instantly although they were a ugly gold color when i got them! i like the duvet and i kinda like the frilliness of it!!!! looking good! have a great day! Ü

scribbler-unfocused said...

The foofiness, of course! You are on your way, and I cannot wait to see the finished project. We have the same birdcage! About those curtains over the mirror doors: I have also done that. If you use clip rings on the rod, they just slide out of the way very easily. And if you add a couple of those little poles which hook on to the ring like they have in a hotel, you can avoid touching the fabric, and it will stay nice and clean. Also, it is easier to move. The coronet sounds really Romantic! Can't wait to see.

Scribbler

One Cheap B*tch said...

Oh my gosh - how much do I love your bedroom?! Boring - no way, no how. It's so inviting that I suddenly feel sleepy!

Tammy@ Not Just Paper and Glue said...

Can I have your bedroom? It is sooooo beautiful!!! I like the duvet either way - both are just gorgeous :)

mariondee-designs said...

Hi Cindy, your bedroom is just so romantic and beautiful. I really can't decide which side I like best of the duvet, so I would probably chop and change from time to time. Can't wait to see it all finished especially that canopy above your bed. take care, Maryann

Penny Sue said...

Dear Miss Cindy,

I like the fufu side too... but I don't see the scalloped edges at the foot of the bed? Actually, I don't think it's too-fufu.... I think it looks like you'd feel like you're floating on a soft fluffy cloud... with... a ruffle. :) Can't wait to see the progress. Keep us posted and don't make us wait. I love the idea of a robin's egg blue color. It would be perfect with the sea scape theme... or any other theme you could possibly come up with.

Great job... can't wait to see more.

Did you ever choose a fabric to reupholster your beautiful Bergere chair? My vote is for the third one down on the list from the top of your selection that you posted when you got the chair.

Hugs,
Penny Sue

Cottage Rose said...

Cindy your bed room is so soft and cozy looking,,, and soothing.. all the lovely details you have put in to it.... Love it,,

Hugs;
Alaura

Carolyn said...

Hi Cindy,
I love the new color on the walls and I like the duvet best with the texture side up.
Great job!

Carolyn

kim said...

Your bedroom is beautiful. Can't wait to see the other changes you are making. I like the duvet either way, but think the ruffled side is the best.

ROSE VINE COTTAGE said...

Hi Cindy, your bedroom looks beautiful, I have the same bedding and I like the fluffy side although it bugs me trying to get mine straight, I never thought about turning it over, hmmm (;
Love the color, I painted my dining and living rm grey too!
Hugs~Kelly

Gray said...

This room is absolutely gorgeous! I prefer the smooth side, but both look great! You have done an amazing job!

raggygirlvintage said...

Very elegant and restful. I like the non-frou-frou look for your duvet, but you can always flip it when you want a change!
Tracey

Shari @ My Cottage of Bliss said...

I think your bedroom is beautiful just the way it is so I can't imagine what else you could do that would make it any better...but I know you will! :)

Honestly, I think the mirrored closet doors are fine. They bounce beautiful reflections and light around the room. (I love that 3rd photo where the chandelier, dresser and throw are reflected in the closet doors!) It looks like the doors are trimmed in silver (not gold) so they don't stick out like a sore thumb. I know you didn't ask for opinions on this but I vote not to cover them up.

Deb Harvey said...

What a beautiful bedroom! I think I like the fufu side the best, too, but it looks great on the other side, as well. Just lovely!

rozetta said...

I'm glad you told us that the duvet is shabby chic. I love it with the foo foo side!

I'm really looking forward to seeing your progress.

~elaine~

Sylvia (at) Lily's Pad and Petals said...

I like the smooth side up I think. It's good you can get both looks from the one piece.
I bought the conforter that has the ruffles running up and down the length of the conforter on each side (hard to explain) and love it. It was sitting next to your duvet on the display shelf.
Can't wait to see more pictures.

Sue said...

Cindy, Your bedroom is looking great! It's funny but I just paid to have mirrored closet doors installed in my bedroom...lol. I love them because they make the room seem twice as large. As for the duvet, I have a plain white one, but just ordered the 'fufu' one you have..got it on eBay.:) The beach theme I have going in my room like you and I also have a mosquito net & crown over my bed. You do a great job on everything you do!

Miss Gracie's House said...

Gorgeous...I'm lovin' the neutrals...and the softer contrast...love the duvet too...it's the same one I coffee-stained...the gathered side is so, so romantic! Thanks for fixing my mistake:)
Rene'

Rosie@Journey to Charm said...

Your decorating and taste are so stunning. I'm really anxious to see your results. I vote fufu side, but whatever you decide, I know that room is going to be luscious.

sandy said...

I like the smooth side as it appears more calming and tranquil which is nice in a bedroom. Everything is lovely!!!

Bettsi said...

Oh my gosh, Cindy! I love it! It's so elegant and soft. I actually really like the toile and I love the paint color. I've been thinking of taking my bedroom in a softer, more womanly direction and your photos are so inspiring! Beautiful!

Lauren1964 said...

The room looks fantastic, just like I knew it would! The room as you have it now is much more soothing. Not boring at all! I like the duvet cover on its smooth side.

Lauren

home-therapy said...

Cindy,

stunningly beautiful. I think the toile pillows should stay... they add a nice touch of colour and freshness to the bed. I was going through older posts and saw how your bedroom was before.... wow... the evolution of a bedroom. I think the bed looks much better in front of the wall than in front of the window! And I like the little detail you added as decorations like the pearlys and shells and the lilacs!
Just great.
Sandra

sandy_crathern said...

Loving your bedroom makeover! Just beautiful. I prefer the ruffled side,it looks more inviting and romantic.

Anna said...

Ciaooo!!
Ti seguo da tantissimo, sono sempre più abbagliata dalla bellezza dei tuoi post!!
Complimenti!!
Ti abbraccio, Anna.

Fleur de Bee said...

Hi Cindy! Oh I like the frufru side of it, but how fun to have options!! We must think alike because I used that same color in a power room I just remodeled! I actually loved how everything is very "vanilla" as you put it...it makes it all tie in!

xo Molly

Beverly @ My Sew Sweet Studio said...

Your bedroom looks great, Cindy. I couldn't tell you have more to do.
The paint color looks so soothing. and of course, I would want to see more blue. You have such a way with placing things.

Karen Deborah said...

Luv your room so soothing- definitely not boring. You can forget the plain vanilla. I like the duvet's plain side, either way looks good. You got me wondering about covering the closet up, that may make your room feel small. Isn't it nice to have a change and fresh clean paint? I love it.

A Cottage Muse said...

So dreamy...wonderful job!

Paula said...

Simply gorgeous Cindy! I like the shirred look of the second photo but it's nice to have the choice:)
xo
paula:)

Alicia ~ time worn style said...

I actually like both sides of the doona cover, you could change it around depending your mood.
alicia

Anonymous said...

Cindy, I have the very same duvet cover. I like the puffy side although it is a pain to keep spread out.

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous! You have the prettiest blog in blogland!

BettyJean @ Shabby Tea Party said...

My vote is for photo 5,the smooth side....simple and elegant. Lovely!

Mary said...

Such a fancy bedroom. That bed....I can marry a guy for that bed Lol.

Sandy @ My Shabby Streamside Studio said...

Cindy,

It's elegant and calming already!

That's a lot of work you did.

I like the fufu side (I have that duvet, too!)

Anonymous said...

foofy, foofy, foofy!!!!!!! Love the combination of the mocha, white with blue accents! Lovely.

Trish

Pink Princess said...

I love the fufu side, but then again, I have always LOVED fufu, lol Adorable bedroom as well, love what you did so far. Am looking forward to the crown, I want to do something like that as well (someday haha)

Sharon said...

Cindy, I love the new color in your bedroom. When you paint the trim white, it will definitely make that color pop! I've been wanting to paint my living room (its white right now) and that may be the color I go with. Thanks very much for telling us the color.

Blue Creek Home said...

I love it already, but I am sure whatever else you add will make it even better. It is so romantic!

Rhonda

Adrienne said...

I love the new look of your bedroom and I can't wait to see what else you are working on in there. The crown over your bed will be so gorgeous - and what a neat thing that your dad can build it. I think I like the 'foofy' look of your duvet but either way is nice. When you've added pillows and other bits of color it will be great whichever way you like it best. Thanks for sharing - another inspiring moment for me. I have lots of work to do - I'd better get busy.
~Adrienne~

Marie Arden said...

I think it looks really good already and I like the duvet in the top photo with out the seams looks very poufy that way. Happy Easter!

Tanya said...

I'm not a real fufu person (although I love shabby chic style) but in your room the fufu side looks really good. It adds some nice texture.

Charlene said...

Your bedroom is beautiful just like the rest of your nest! Have a wonderful week. Charlene

My Cottage Charm said...

I have to say the texture on the fufu side is lovely, but I also like the calming effect of the smooth side...so maybe you just need to go with whichever you're feeling for the day! lol I change my bedspread out with my moods. I have a white chenille,a white matlesse' a pastel quilt....whatever I'm in the mood for, is what I go with! LOL
have a blessed day
Melissa

Anonymous said...

As much as I can appreciated the casual elegance of the shabby chic look, I prefer the smooth side of the duvet. The other deters from the additional elements in the area and looks a bit sloppy. Love the room!!! You've done a fabulous job.

ellie said...

I think it looks great and very serene. I saw a post last night and she had goregeous bedding, maybe your thinkng in that direction..google Annette Tatum..and I think the Marche print is fabulous!

Cupcake Karma said...

I love the fufu side, and have been eyeballing that exact comforter- however w/ 3 kids and 2 dogs....and by the way, HOW do you dust all those shells??? Mine seem to grow dust???

Ashley Schott said...

Your bedroom makes me want to sleep just from looking at the pictures! It looks like a cloud. So peaceful and pretty. What a wonderful space to rest in:)

Sandy~Romantique Inspirations~ said...

Hi Cindy, I liked your bedroom before, but this change is a good one too. I think the table on that side with the long mirror above it really caught my eye.... it looks so much better there. You know what would be great if you can have your before and after picture together to compare the two after your room is completed. I bet it feels good to have your room repainted..... it's something I need to do with some of my rooms when I get in the mood... and who knows when that's going to be. I kinda dread doing it because I also need to do the ceilings.

I like the duvet either way...

Carmie, the Single Nester said...

Love it. How beautiful! I love that vintage postcard and easel! Where did you find it if I may ask?

Anonymous said...

I love the new paint color in your bedroom and especially love the blue toile pillows on the bed!

Debbie V.

Beth said...

Cindy, Your bedroom is truly lovely! You really do have a romantic home - I adore it and your blog is fabulous!
Beth

Cindy~ said...

Beautiful! I really like the fufu side also. Cindy will you be selling the other bed spread and shams that you had on your bed before???

rvelazquez said...

Cindy I really love your room. I particularly love your comforter. I have seen it on the Rate my Space web site a couple of times and was wondering where you got it from? I like the fufu side the best!!