I recently had the pleasure of interviewing a young stay-at-home mother of two named Sara, who wanted to give her master bedroom a "redo" that didn't cost an arm and a leg... She originally had her heart set on finding wallpaper to create a feature wall behind her bed, but when she priced designer wallpaper, and discovered how many rolls she needed, she had to rethink her vision. Instead she purchased an inexpensive stencil and some white paint. Using a level, some spray adhesive and a little patience, she created a "dramatic" look for "dramatically" less than her original plan.
|This perfect little vintage settee was discovered at an antique store by Sara's mom, |
who purchased a portion of it as a gift to Sara for Christmas.
|"I needed an additional "pop" of color in the room."|
After the room was nearly complete, Sara felt that there was something missing. She loved the navy and the golden colors together, but she felt it was a little bit too two-dimensional. She bought a can of "pimento" colored spray paint and sprayed her "light blue" lamp and an iron candle holder the yummy new color.
|"The headboard is probably one of my favorite details in the room."|
|Sara added a funky golden colored owl to add some additional warmth to her room.|
Sara explained that the small "bench" in front of her couch was given to her by her grandmother to use as a small coffee table. The bench was first painted white, then a small decorative stencil design was added to the top, to integrate in with the graphic designs already gracing Sara's bedroom.
|"I went on a scavenger hunt around my house to find a fun mix of things."|
|A stack of books next to the settee' on a couple of storage |
baskets...adding another "spot" of the golden color.
Another book laying on her dresser with an ornamental iron piece
on top, adds an additional "pop" of the red color to the room.