Before and After

This cold weather and grey sky have left me wanting some color in my “P Diddy White Party” bedroom.  Typically I like a bedroom to be all white  because it’s quiet and serene and it a place for rest.  Too much color can be chaotic.  But I was determined to introduce a little spring.  So I challenged my self to give it a color make over for less than $250.  Off to Target as my first stop and found  a bright citrus colored comforter with shams to match by Dwell Studio.  I liked the color.  It was cheery but the comforter itself was a little flimsy although the shams were great.  For me it was a little too bold.  Second stop Home Goods.  I found a pretty coverlet and then I took the pillows from my living room to finish off the look.  I think quiet and serene but more traditional than I was thinking.  Third stop Anthropologie and I found a more modern and whimsical duvet and paired it with some pretty velvet pillows.  I think the latter is the keeper but now I feel I need to paint the walls maybe an almost white grey or pale pale pale violet. Guess I’ll get out the paint brushes!   Tip: If you are looking to update your bedroom right now everyone is making room for the spring merchandise.  I bought the duvet and pillows from Anthropologie more than 50% off and Target was selling bedding 30-50% off too!

Before....white white white!
After: Target Dwell Studio
After: Target Dwell Studio. I think I liked it better just folded at the end of the bed
After: Home Good coverlet
After: Home Goods coverlet/ detail of pillows
After Anthropologie duvet and pillows
After: Anthropologie duvet and pillows. The pictures don't do it justice

tuesday’s find

I have been eyeing this lamp for some time.  It’s at the Village Antique Mall at 8th and Corona which is a great place to find hidden treasures.   It’s on sale for $249.  It needs a great lamp shade in chocolate brown or jade green.  It think it would look perfect a top a round skirted table to anchor a large sofa or fill up a corner of the room.  There’s not doubt it would be a conversation piece as it says it from the Qing Dynasty which ruled China from 1644-1912.  I just find the detail unusual and the white makes it flexible for any color scheme.

Before and After

This chair was recently brought back from the 70’s or some other era gone wrong.  It was originally upholstered in an orange wool and had these funny little casters.  I bought a pair of them the old Junior League thrift store for $25 about 5 years ago and they been stored in my garage ever since.  Found the toile fabric on sale at Denver Fabrics and had my upholsterer do some reworking as well as adding new turned legs stained in a mahogany finish.  So next time you pass that ugly chair think again anything is possible!