Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Let's Take a Peek...




I am sooooo not even close to being done with this room, but I am LOVING it already! The white paint I so hastily chose, even though I knew better, turned out to be more of a blue-ish white. I was freaking out at first, but now I really like it. I think the stark white would have been too.....well, stark. I want to add in some soft blue accessories, maybe a blanket to throw at then end of the bed and some accent pillows. And please, please, please don't judge me on that hideous bedskirt that doesn't match! My new black one has been ordered and is on it's way...thank goodness. And hello.....I thought the zebra rug was fabulous in my living room??? I love it so much more in here! And I never would have even tried it if it hadn't been for my anal retentive self that was having a panic attack over some kid at the Halloween party accidentally spilling on it. Right before the guests arrived, I rolled it up and moved it in here and put my very forgiving shag rug back in the living room. It was love at first sight...it's not going anywhere!




The bamboo shade really doesn't go, but I'm pretending it does for now. It camoflauges a really fugly 1970's window and also acts as a headboard...until I can make an upholstered one. Sometimes you just gotta work with what ya got! I hung the black feather wreath in the center to bring in a bit more black and try to take away from the brown shade. It'll do for now.





This $2 yard sale chandelier candle thingy hangs right above my desk. I have had this beauty in a closet just waiting for the perfect spot...and this is it. Pictures of the desk will have to be seen at a later date...work in progress.



This is the wall that I'm planning on hanging some beautiful black and white plates on, as well as my kid's silhouettes. Once again...work in progress.



The bathroom area still needs a light and mirror hung, and a vanity skirt. The back wall is primed and painted, but the rest is only cut in. It's a slow process, but it is getting done. You know...I have this other full time gig called wife and mother that takes up 99% of my day. So all of this extra stuff comes last...like midnight when everyone's in bed! A few more late nights and I think we'll be in the home stretch.



And just because I cannot get enough of this rug in the room...another litte pic!


Stay tuned for more progress...I'll keep you posted.



35 comments:

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

It's coming along really nicely, Amanda! I'm also incorporating black and white into my living room, which needs a little freshening up. Thanks for the sneak peek!

Hopeful Housewife said...

Looks Great! Can't wait to see the finished project

pk said...

Love the "sneak peak"! It's looking good so far. So fun that you ended up with the zebra rug in there by chance. Don't you love those happy fluky things that you end up doing sometimes?

pk @ Room Remix

Rebecca said...

Awesome!

LouLou@thelifeofloulou.blogspot.com said...

Lookin' good, sista.... Got my new "drapes" up today and LURVE them....played around with the valance a bit but need to work on it some more. I think I'm gonna have to break down and do a little sewing...I just didn't want to cut my fabric, but I have SO much of it.....Thinking I may do the damask for the valance and the stripe at the bottom.... I love those damask drapes...They look great!!! I guess I just need to pop over there and help you make that headboard.... FUN!

emptynest4two said...

Looking good, thanks for the updates. I am sooo inpatient :) Can't wait to see how it turns out.

Cindy said...

Lookin' good! My bed is up against a window too...quite a challenge. I think the bamboo shades look fine, by the way :o)

Kimm at Reinvented said...

ooooh, so cool! Of course I love love love the color scheme. :)
You're doing great, keep going! :)

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

I'm loving it!!! Very swank. You might be too chic to be my friend anymore. ;)

Jess said...

Get.Out. Loooove the rug in there! Love the curtains. I have been checking multiple times a day waiting for you to post something! It's coming together so nice. Can't wait to see more!

Twice as Nice said...

It's looking great. I just love black and white. Can't wait to see the blue you pick out. Great start.

Nicole said...

Looking good! I have been dreaming of doing a black/white room! My husband refuses...maybe I need to just do it and see what happens! hehe

Loving that rug in there too! Paint turned out great too.

Nicole

jenjen said...

Ohhhh - I love it! How fabulous. I love that rug in there and with the curtains - swoon. So cute!

I know what you are saying about wife, mother and trying to get anything done! Midnight is my most productive time too!

It's looking great!

XOXO
Jen

Stacey said...

Your master bedroom is coming along nicely! I really like your color choices. And that zebra print rug was made for your bedroom. It looks fabulous in there!!

Angie said...

I think it is looking fabulous! My guest bedroom has a lot of black and white and I have been thinking about dong my bedroom like that too. It is such a classic look and also pretty easy to coordinate. Those curtains and that rug are just perfect!

Tammy @ tinselshop.com said...

LOVE the room! I picked up the valance from Target to match your curtains on a super clearance. I may use them as a runner or make into pillows. I LOVE damask right now especially a big print like that. I have a similar drape in brown in the living room and everyone comments on them. I also love your vanity mirror!

Best wishes,
Tammy

Nadir @ Hodgepodge said...

Very nice! Love the drapes!

Mama Keith said...

LOVE the room!!!! I have an idea for the bamboo blinds,whether it will work or not I don't know. What about spraying just the one side with black or white paint? Maybe go a little wild and do a zebra print on the blinds? Or do them in the shade of blue that you are going to use?

My husband would kill me if I did this to our room. But I do LOVE it!!!

Ang said...

Looks awesome Amanda!

mary said...

It is looking great! Your idea for the black and white plates gave me an idea for LuLu's room! I'm going to use them for 'numbers' to go around the very large black clock hands I got at TJ Maxx for $4 for her room! Can't wait to see the rest!

Richella said...

Girlfriend, this is looking so good. You should be proud! I think your genius subconscious mind was telling you to put the zebra rug in the bedroom. Yes, that was it. It wasn't anal retentiveness. It was genius. :)

The DIY Show Off said...

It's looking beautiful. I love black/white rooms. This is gorgeous. Great job!

Roeshel

Melissa Miller said...

Very pretty room Amanda!

I LOVE that rug! I'm thinking of where I could put one like that.
Hmmm...If yours ends up missing it might be at my house. He!

~Blessings, ~Melissa :)

The Fiskeaux Family said...

Fabulous! Black and white is so versatile; you can choose any accent color you like! On that note, have you considered painting your blinds a slightly deeper blue than your walls? It would make the wreath pop!

Jodee Leader said...

You are soooo good! That rug looks fabulous in your bedroom! I love the black wreath too!

Lisa B. said...

I love how your bedroom is coming along!! I've had an ivory coverlet very similar to yours for the past several years, and love it. I can change out the pillows and shams, along with the throw at the end of the bed, and instantly create a whole new look. It works nicely with our tight budget:)

Pam Walter said...

This is going to be fabulous when you're done! Very creative use of space in the bathroom. www.satisfiedsole.com

Rachelle said...

Girl, you go on with your bad self!

I love it all. I went through a zebra frenzy back in the day and I still have a zebra print couch in my basement. It doesn't go with anything I have now but man, it was love at first sight when I got it forever ago! :)

I have the same tray/turned art that you have! :) I put a starfish in mine and painted it H.W. Love yours in the room though.

We may be long lost best friends..hmm

Rachelle

Shannon said...

It is looking sooo good!! It's really coming together!

Mary said...

Gorgeous! Whadya think about painting the bamboo shade black til you get around to making a fabric-covered headboard? Just a thought.

Janean said...

it's really looking great! white is a difficult color, huh?

Elaine's Semi-Homemade Life said...

I freakin' (and I never use that word) LOVE that rug!

Amy said...

Looks great! Black and white is always classic!

Laurel @ Ducks in a Row said...

AAAAHHHH - nice!

RWilson05 said...

Where did you get those curtains!? I LOOOOOOVE them! I'm "redoing" our bedroom, living room, and kitchen, and our bedroom is going to be a bluish gray, with black and white linens and accessories! I LOVE these! Sigh... (ps were they affordable?)

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