Friday, March 16, 2012

Facelift

It has been a crazy week, so I apologize for my absence. One of my best friends from college visited last night and my sister and her family are coming later today for a weekend visit, so I figured what better time to spruce up my guest room? I decided to do this on Wednesday, so I had less than 24 hours to transform the space. No pressure. Here's the result . . .
Yes, I realize this room is very green (very appropriate on the eve of St. Patrick's Day, no?), and if I had more time I might have tried to paint it as I'm apt to do. But, time and energy constraints dictated that I leave it for now. I picked this green paint color five years ago when we first moved in after seeing it in a magazine. Needless to say, it was a lot greener than I thought, but since it was the guest room I figured I could live with it. Here's what it looked like before . . .
The bed was dressed with leftover bedding from my daughter's former pink and green room. The room was looking a little too sweet and preppy, complete with shabby chic lamps from her nursery (that was 10 years ago, people). 
I decided I would try and tone done the bright green with some black mixed in with the white. I had this leftover lamp from Pottery Barn Teen that used to be in Meg's room along with some old "art" I found in the closet.
I painted the frames a bit to make them a little more black then painted over the fruit with black and white abstracts then hung them over the nightstands. The large black lamp was an estate sale find from months ago.

I painted the PB teen lamp black and used it on the other side of the daybed.
I did buy the ikat chevron Euro shams from West Elm and a little alarm clock and candle. Otherwise, everything was re-purposed, and the art was made by me. 

Happy Weekend!

16 comments:

heather (love your space) said...

Love how the black and white TOTALLY modernizes the green paint. Hope you enjoyed the visit.

Heather

Julia {Pawleys Island Posh} said...

Looks amazing! I love that you worked with what you had for the most part. Thise ikat pillows really take it up a notch though!

Kara said...

I really like the touches of black and the West Elm pillows. It's amazing what a little tweak will do! The room looks great!

Kara said...

I really like the touches of black and the West Elm pillows. It's amazing what a little tweak will do! The room looks great!

A Perfect Gray said...

wow. your art makes the room. and what a change a little black made to the frames. I'm impressed, gal! donna

Chateau À Gogo said...

Love the new pillows and art work - Brandy

nelya said...

Ugh, blogger just ate my comment.

I love that you set your mind to something and make it happen. I have the forever-mulling-it-over disease. Funnily enough, our lives continue to mirror one another's. My garage is that very same green, with black trim, no lie. Years ago I saw the color in HB and loved it. Alas, on my walls it was not what I had imagined. Needless to say, we have one very unique garage!

Melissa Crochet said...

I'm impressed with doing this in 24 hrs.

ModFruGal said...

Nice facelift..and with such speed! I hope you enjoyed your weekend with family!!

Emily | Recently said...

You rock! I have a similar color green tile in my guest bathroom, and this is making me think I should use more black with it. And I love your artwork too!!

Erin said...

excellent crafty overhaul!

Ashley said...

It looks great, Kathy. I'm sure your house guests appreciated the artful sprucing!

Are you still planning on painting?

Naomi@DesignManifest said...

Wow what an impressive quickie update!!

Matt said...

Any idea who was the first to pair black with that green...

Kim said...

Wow! I'm totally impressed that you would think to paint over paintings like that. I would never have thought of that! Love the new PB teen lamp turned black! Great job!

SHERRY HART said...

Yeah Kathy.....you rocked it! Love how you repurposed the art!!! I am loving the green now!!