Ever wanted to take a trip around an awesomely decorated room while the owner is away to get some design inspiration? Well, today’s guest post does just that. A BIG thank you to Bliss for sharing some of the great ideas she found in her daughter’s room.
Hello Just Us Four readers, I’m Bliss and my blog Bliss Ranch is about DIY, a recipe now and then, and I toss in some silliness for good measure. Shannah has a lot on her plate and I’m taking my turn helping out by stepping up to that plate. Honestly, the mighty fine recipes she posts probably make lots of people have a lot on their plate, but that isn’t what’s keeping her busy although it might be what is adding a few pounds to folks’ mid section!
I decided that I was going to give Shannah’s readers a glimpse of something never shown on my own blog – ever. I laid in wait till my daughter was gone and sprang on her room with my camera.
|Door headboard with original back plate, glass door knob and key|
First I picked up the wet towels and sniffed the air to make sure there wasn’t anything rotten in her world. All was good with her world and my nose and the towels should be dry in 20 years.
|Glass Bead cake testers|
She is a DIY’er at heart and a graphic design major, so it should come as no surprise that when she decided to redo her bedroom she didn’t ask for my help making decisions.
Like on color.
She wanted a nice Caribbean ocean color. Bet she knew I would pick something safe….like beige.
I’m glad she didn’t ask me.
She painted a canvas and made herself this string art as inspiration.
Then hung it on the old gate that has been part of her room for 10 years.
She got herself a vintage door, something we have plenty of due to the fact we are renovating a 100 year old building, and asked her dad for a couple pointers on using power tools.
She also painted the room herself, a tone on tone white stripe pattern that I love.
She made herself a headboard and painted it with custom mixed paint to give her just a hint of the blue-green she wanted, it looks sort of like clouds over a Caribbean beach. She aged it most excellent with CeCe Caldwell dark wax over a base of Annie Sloan Pure White with a sample pot of La Craie, just don’t ask me the color name.
Once again my designer paints and waxes all play nice with each other.
I’m not gonna show you the bed….. just picture a bed strewn with clothes and pillows and you’ll get the idea.
I made two contributions to the room; I picked up a giant “B” at a garage sale for .50¢……
It was already a Caribbean green so she just white washed over it and added tacks from the Dollar Store along the edge.
And I picked up a clear glass lamp with a plain white shade at Goodwill for $3.00.
She went right to work on a chevron paint job to turn her new lamp into $3.00 well spent. Proof she didn’t ask me for help, chevron isn’t my deal.
But I do like how the lamp turned out.
|An old trunk becomes a nightstand.|
She has been working on her room bit by bit when she has time.
She wanted a chandelier, and well you know the saying….. you can’t always have everything you want…. so she just chalked one on her dresser door.
Previously her room was pink and black from a surprise redo we did for her years ago while she was at horse camp. Her budget is mostly ZERO so she learned how to reuse what was already there and how paint can transform just about anything.
And I always wondered whether or not she really liked that old gate. Now I know.
Thank you for having me Shannah, I was honored to be here and would like to invite your readers to stop in and see what’s shaking in the world of Bliss, because everyone is welcome to stop in at the ranch.