Monday, September 20, 2010

my walls.

i painted my bedroom this weekend! wa-hoo.

i've been having the urge to change things up in there, so this weekend was the designated time. i didn't get around to doing it all until yesterday, so now the painting is (almost) complete, but i really haven't done much else in there. i'd love to get a new dresser, and hang some artwork, maybe paint the nightstands, etc, but for now, this is making me happy. (and i didn't finish it until 9pm last night, so it's very fresh! hah.)

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incase you don't know, my room used to be a chocolate brown, with yellow/blue accents in the room. i did that about a year ago (along with the faux-bamboo headboard i painted on the wall), but i get tired of things really quickly, so i've been eyeing this room for a re-do for months now. i know my obsession with changing things around so often is a little silly, so i try to keep things smart by just changing up paint, and spraypainting accessories here and there.

here is my room it in its old look:

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i painted all of the walls a charcoal grey, except for the wall that our bed is on. i painted this wall white (it took 3 coats of primer and one coat of white paint to turn that puppy white, and i still need to go back and do some touch ups!), and used the stencil i made to do the morrocan medallion pattern in a tomato-red on this wall. i was going for a wallpaper-look, and i am really happy with my result.
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i did a drawing beforehand, just for kicks.
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i do have a chandelier that needs a home, so i sketched it in here, but there's no way the ceiling fan's coming down :( it's just too hot in that room at night to opt for a pretty chandelier over the ceiling fan! bummer.

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here you can really see the colors and the detail of the stencil. like i said - i still need to go in and do touch-ups, and i have a lot of work to do in the room, decorating-wise, but i wanted to at least show you guys my happy new room!

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hope everyone has a nice monday. :)


26 comments:

  1. I loved this in the little girls room,and I love it in yours!
    Talented,Talented,Talented!

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  2. It's lovely! And it does look like wallpaper, but somehow even better...

    XO
    Lenore

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  3. super fun! love the fresh new look!

    xo

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  4. Oh man, the chandelier would have been perfect! Oh well, we have to have a fan going in our room too at night so I understand. Have you tried using the paint that has the primer and paint in one yet? Was wondering if it's worth the hype.

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  5. GORGEOUS! I love the color combination. Thank you for sharing this.

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  6. oh so chic, i love the change!

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  7. Beautiful! I want to paint my burlap brown bedroom this way, now. Can't wait to see it all done!

    Oh where did you get your circular mirror and your white lamps?

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  8. thank you guys!

    christine - i got the mirror a few years ago at tj maxx or marshalls (can't remember which?). it was gold, and i spraypainted it white, then yesterday spraypainted it black! i love paint. :)

    the lamps are from home depot (of all places!). one of my favorite finds!

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  9. You are so creative! I love how you change the entire look of the room aith some paint. Awesome!

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  10. thank you liz, you always give the best complements ;)

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  11. Sorry, i'm drooling!

    Looks amazing, love the colors, its looks so fresh and airy. what color are you thinking for bed side tables and dresser??

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  12. haha, thanks! i actually think i might leave the nightstands - i kind of like the blue with the red! i've always been a fan of that combo. i was goign to chang them, but they're making me happy like that :)

    for the dresser, i am going to have to get a larger one. when i got rid of the console downstairs to make room for the TV, i gave up a good amt of clothes storage, so i am going to have to get a taller dresser with more drawers for the bedroom. probably a 5 or 6 drawer one, rather than the 3-drawer one i have! boring neccessities. ;) i'm not sure what color it will be. the one in there now is wooden, and i kind of dig the warmness of the wood in there...

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  13. The before looks fantastic and this looks fantastic!! great color choices!!

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  14. Kristen I love this! The room looks larger than it use to which is a plus as well. This stencil is great.

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  15. Kristen, you are an inspiration!

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  16. I missed this room, just found it from a link in your post today. The pop of color and bold pattern are amazing, you have a great eye. This is the same motif you used in a children's room? Wonderful!! Janell

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  17. thank you, janell! yes, it's the same stencil from the pink and yellow baby nursery that i painted! i just loved the pattern so much, i wanted it in my room :)

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  18. I'm putting together a post right now for new week, showcasing some of my favorite DIY projects I've seen in blogland. Would love to include this room! Janell

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  19. janell - i'd love it! i'm so honored! would you like for me to email you the photos? i actually have done a little decorating since this post, so i do have photos that are a little better than these (in my opinion). let me know! and let me know your email address, too :) thanks!

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  20. I love this! Would you be willing to make some copies of your stencil to sell? I would love one for my own home! I think Whitehall Co makes stencils.... OR have you seen this post? http://www.allthingsthrifty.com/2010/03/tutorial-making-stencil.html

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  21. thank you, annie! having this stencil made and putting up for sale is on my to-do list. email me and i will let you know when it is available!! :)

    thanks!!

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  22. I LOVE the moroccan inspired stencil. I was wanting to know if you sale this stencil or could make me one for purchasing? Thanks, N.

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