Bedroom Redo

 Saturday we had our room painted.

I pretty much gave up my career as as painter when I accidentally bought water based paint when I need oil based. Think of the ugliest watercolor painting you've seen and my wall was worse than that.

Oil based was a drag to paint with. You can only imagine what the scene was like when my color choice was hooker lipstick red and oil based paint likes adhering to your epidermis no matter how hard you scrub. No ma'am, I ain't murder no one.

I quit that day job quick and have since stuck with professionals.

Our room used to look like this:

Cool. I liked it, but I never reeeeaallly loved the chocolate brown that never was. I think it needed at least one extra coat. And I'm pretty much over the whole accent wall thing.

In this post I showed off my mood board. Turned out nothing like it.

So this Saturday I got the change I was aiming for. Not too drastic and not a lot spent.

Cheapo IKEA drapes that I plan on adding some trim to.

My 1000 dollar light fixture that I found for a 100 bucks.

I did end up going with the West Elm shams seen in the mood board, though.

Yes, these are the same leopard bolsters seen on my daybed. Haven't decided where I'm going to keep them.

TH's reading material. Book has nothing to do with the fake meat in a can.

Love what a gallon of paint and some rearranging can do.

Happy Monday!

Mood Board

After yesterday's post about wanting a mini bedroom makeover, I went straight to the drawing mood board and put together affordable pieces that would create the change I'm looking for.

I found a very similar light fixture at one of my favorite thrift stores for about 150 bucks. Not bad considering the one used in the mood board runs for almost 1,000 (here).

I could get a good deal on the Chevron rug, but my only hesitation is, Is Chevron like so done?

Artwork is from Etsy.

Simple drapes from Ikea made to look more custom with some greek key trim.

Paint color in a faded gray Dunn Edwards and possible window trim in tranquil teal to give some color.

I got excited and purchased the pillow shams from West Elm last night. They're on SALE! Double excitement.

The gray bedspread is from IKEA and will probably go without using the Euro shams.

The cow hide accent pillow from Room&Board could be my one splurge.

Simple, a tad vintage and a bit colorful.

Let's do this.

Happy Thursday!

Foot of the Bed

I've come to think a room just looks more complete when something lays at the foot of the bed. If space permits, of course.

A super rad funky sofa, yellow garden stools, table, desk, ottomans, trunk - if the proverbial shoe fits the foot of the bed, let your room wear it. Ha! See what I did there?

Happy Thursday.



images via apartment therapy, better homes and gardens, la dolce vita

Pillow Talk

Just when I think I've seen about every way to lay bed pillows, I come across a picture that showcases a, "Why didn't I think of That?"

Cue in this photo:

One side up, one side down.


clean, crisp and upright.

fun, patterned with fur baby.

Euro shams taking center stage.

standards down, euros up


add a bolster.

How do your pillows party?

Fold Your Screen

These folding screens from Ballard come in a multitude of colors and I've already spent a lot o' time playing around with different options, trying to figure out which color would work best for each room. I narrowed it down to my three favorite because I've got business to take care of and a seder to prepare for. Wishing you Hebrews and Shebrews a Happy Passover.

Hasta mañana!


images via pinterest

Four-Poster Bed

I'm working on a master bedroom, and I think what this master room needs is a four-poster bed.


I Like This Bedroom. A Lot.

Because I don't think I could write a cohesive paragraph today, I'm just going to list all the reasons I'm crushing on this room.

In no particular order:

1. Overall casual vibe

2. Textured white walls

3. I used to be a nazi about making my bed every morning, and resisted strangling anyone who would sit on it and mess it up. Then I got lazy and stopped. Sorta like this person. I like this look. In this room.

4. Striped throw

5. velvety looking blue rug

6. cafe wood chair

7. tulip table used as nightstand

8. light fixtures

9. natural light

10. fan has me thinking this is a warm summer's day. I like that thought.

11. glossy white floors

12. and last but not least, the artwork. That's pretty much the focal point. Wonder if The Husband will let me hang a huge picture of me over our bed?

Oh yes, and Kelly is featuring more of what I stash in my purse over on her blog. Let's head over there and have a drink!

image via apt 34

Check Me Out

Like my outfit?

I think you'll like my room too.

I knew you would.

images via facehunter and unknown

Feeling a Little

This summer, I bought a Native American-type sweater at a concert and it quickly became my favorite article of clothing because its perfect fit makes me feel like it was specifically displayed for someone who freezes once the sun sets - me. The knit is pretty darn similar to the one pictured and the styling of the outfit is too good not to copy.

Maybe it'll help me stray away from the typical cutesy decor I tend to gravitate toward. Maybe.



images via becauseimaddicted and elle decor

Headboards and Headbands

I've had what I believe to be a clever post title in my 'head' for several months now and finally deemed it worthy to publish. It's a bit of a stretch from what I said I would mainly cover on Wednesday's stILe finds but around here, I make the rules.

Oh how I love a good headboard. Too bad I didn't realize this before I chose ours and somehow "settled" on a wrought iron one. These days, headboards covered in fabric (add in some nailhead trim) get me more excited than a teenage girl who just met Justin Bieber.

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These pillows express exactly how I feel about this headboard.

bedrooms - TURQUOISE nailhead trim headboard glossy red lacquer nightstand white lamp black leather shade  TURQUOISE

Hello, Gorgeous.

bedrooms - turquoise blue lamp red pillows twin beds pink houdstooth ottomans bench benches  turquoise and red

Mom says to daughter, "Go to your room, you're grounded."

Daughter replies, "I don't care, I have some amazing headboards in there."

Bad joke, sorry.

bedrooms - gray velvet headboard white porcelian almp lilac chest nightstand black pulls gray beige silk ruffled pillow  Thanks to Traditional

Okay, now I'm really jealous. Check out that detail.

bedrooms - gray white red upholstered headboard brass sconces white molding white bedding gray throw blanket gray walls paint color modern fun bedroom

This is what I'm talking about. Impact, impact. It's all about the impact.

On to some headbands.

Thank you headbands for always being there for me when my bangs go through that awkward growing out phase.  You are what I grab first when I wash my face in the a.m and p.m., and you add just enough oomph to my most ordinary of outfits.

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Thanks for stopping by,

Irene Lovett

headboard images courtesy of decorpad.