Saturday, August 7, 2010

FINALLY....Our new Grey and White Striped Bedroom!









Definitely been neglecting my blog here...

It's been over 2 weeks! yikes.

But.....I promised a newly painted bedroom, and a newly painted bedroom you will get :)


I am LOVING it! 

I just can't believe I didn't paint it 3 years ago!


It's probably the smallest "master" bedroom in the world...but somehow it feels a lot bigger than it did before. Every little bit counts. Trust me.


I had 2 "naptimes" and a short evening to get it done, so there wasn't a lot of planning or preparation involved. I popped down to Benjamin Moore for a gallon of Cloud White and got started.

As for the stripes, I loved the suggestion of using a satin/glossy paint and alternating the paint finish, but as it happened, I had to get the job done before Finn woke up, and I just went to work with what I had. (ie.. some old black paint that we'd used to paint the back steps, which I added to the cloud white to end up with a nice french grey).

I'm not gonna lie...it was a pain in the butt to tape the stripes and make sure they were somewhat straight. But so worth it. I used a foam roller to roll the grey paint, and was informed by a paint-expert friend of mine that it was a good move. The tape didn't bleed much at all, and apparently would have bled if I had used a regular roller.




The quilted coverlet was a $70 Home Sense purchase. I wasn't sure about how it looked with the stripes at first, but once I hung the painting above the bed, it all seemed to come together nicely.



The chandelier was an impromptu IKEA purchase ($50), but when I got it up, it just looked a little too plain. So....I "adorned" it (Dustin's words). And I think it looks quite lovely.

Nothing like some good ol' thrift shop pearls to make a girl feel pretty, right?




The table lamps were a $3 thrift shop purchase (this morning!), and were a sad colour of peachy 80's pastel. Nothing a grey spray bomb and a new WalMart $8 shade can't fix!











Isn't this mirror beautiful? My sister-in-law Dayna nabbed it for me at her neighbour's garage sale a month or so ago. I've been waiting for the perfect spot to hang it.




And yes...I couldn't keep the ballet shoes out of the bedroom. They make me happy :)

So...I'm weird. What're you gonna do? ;)






As for my pink camellia painting, I think this is where it belongs. I was getting tired of it in the living room (I know...already!).




So there you have it.....my little piece of white and grey striped bliss. 


And if you don't remember what it looked like before...



This is what I've been up to lately.... www.gigglesweets.com :)

And I am eating WAY TOO MUCH salted caramel!!






53 comments:

  1. It is absolutely gorgeous! Looks like it can be in a magazine!

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  2. Beautiful. Love what you did with the chandelier. It really looks great.

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  3. Looks amazing!!! I agree it does make the room look a ton bigger! I Love it!

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  4. I love your newly decorated bedroom. The stripes look wonderful and so does the chandelier. You have done such a great job. I hope you're able to get some sleep when you're lying in bed admiring your new room;o)
    Angex

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  5. Wowwwww...it looks nice and clear !! no dark room yet !! i missed you.....you did a great job !! happy sunday...love Ria.....

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  6. looks so sweet!! very fresh!! enjoy

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  7. Tracey....an awesome job..your bedroom looks dreamy..well done lovely x

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  8. It is so pretty! I love the pink camellia painting on top of the stripes! Great job!!

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  9. Wow, you did such a great job here - the room really does look bigger - and brighter now!

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  10. Great job..it looks wonderful! I loved that you mixed your own colours too. I can't believe what you do with your nap time time?? I never felt I had enough time so didn't do a thing lol. This Sept my youngest starts jk, so I'll have every other day to get a move on : ) Cheers. Stacey

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  11. great room re-do...looks wonderful...love the stripes.

    When we did stripes, we used a Chalk-line to make sure they were straight...worked like a charm..taped right over the chalk...

    (just in case you wanted to know an easy way to make sure they're straight for next time) ..it goes a lot faster that way.

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  12. You have been missed! It really looks beautiful, so bright and cheerful, you must be so happy!

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  13. So pretty and peaceful. And the chandelier is fabulous. I can't wait to give our room some love.
    Londen

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  14. It is just fantastic! You did such a great job!

    Rondell

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  15. Your room is beautiful. Love the painting there and the bedspread is gorgeous.

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  16. What a wonderful job you did! LUVING the stripes! Everything just flows and blends so nice now. It's a very peaceful and calming room, and I'll bet you can feel that when you walk into it. Beautiful!!!

    xoxo laurie@heavens-walk

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  17. looks seriously amazing trace!!!! and a million times bigger. i was eyeing that very chandelier for hannah's room!! love the bedazzling you did to it!! and where did you get the great quilt?

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  18. It looks amazing Tracey! I love everything about the room - the chandy, the pops of aqua, your lovely artwork, your bedlinen....all of it. The only problem now will be dragging yourself out of that dreamy bed! Great job. K xx

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  19. Well.... I thought your mb looked great before, but Wow! so light and fresh and soothing. I love the grey and blue and the wood floors add a touch of warmth, love the pop of color in the picture above the bed also.Just say YES to stripes!well done.

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  20. So pretty! I love all the little touches like the ballet shoes x

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  21. I love the new master bedroom, beautiful job!

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  22. Your room looks fabulous! You did a great job with the stripes. Love the quilt on your bed! Everything ties together so nicely. Really pretty!

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  23. Your right the camellia painting looks perfect in the new room. I love the old room too. Different moods for different seasons.

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  24. This is absolutely beautiful! I'm not sure what I like best...the chandy...the artwork...the dresser...I LOVE it all I think!!!

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  25. Soooo pretty...I love what you did to your light...I have the same one I may just have to add some bling to it too. Thanks for inspiring me today. xoxoxoxxo

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  26. Such a clever idea with the chandelier, on the cheap and you can change it to other colours or bling for a different look. Stripes look great (and straight!) Good Job!

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  27. How lovely! You've done such a great job. I love the stripes and all of your accessories. It seems so light and airy compared to the before.
    Nancy

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  28. i love it... the stripes and the whole color you have used goes together so beautifully and as for that chandelier GREAT JOB..well done sweetie :) XX

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  29. ...Wonderful calming soft...Love what youhave done..
    .....I have to thanks my friend Shelley for telling me about you(she doesn't have a blog but does follow!)

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  30. SO gorgeous and serene! Beautiful job!!! I'm so happy to have found your blog too!

    xoxo, Cassie

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  31. Tracey this is absolutely STUNNING! Amazing -- every detail is just perfect! That chandelier is to die for! Wonderful job!! :)

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  32. totally gorgeous!

    i clicked over from between you & me blog~ and so enjoyed browsing here.

    blessings~

    amber.
    http://hutch5.xanga.com/

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  33. looks really good! everything totally ties together!!

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  34. your room is amazing!! i am contemplating adding stripes to one of our bathrooms and this might have just made up my mind. LOVE EVERYTHING!

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  35. my jaw just dropped as I scrolled through your post, I so need to repost your pics as inspiration for my self!

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  36. That looks great! So much fresher and airier than before.

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  37. hey hi! glad i found your blog. i love your photos! ;)

    paul j.

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  38. Your bedroom stripes are lovely! I'm thrilled to have found your blog today! I am a new follower and hope to be back again soon!

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  39. Oh my my my!!! The room looks spectacular. You are SUPER MOM to achieve this within 2 naps and an evening. I only wish I could be so productive. Nap time here is for Mommy and the little man.

    Your room is so lush and inviting. I also believe the painting has found its official home.

    Cheers~
    e

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  40. Tracey, your bedroom is GORGEOUS!! I can't believe how much lighter it looks and I am so LOVING those stripes (and the pointe shoes!!). Hope you are well & sending you huge hugs ~ Tina xx

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  41. Your bedroom is AWESOME! It is so much larger looking and serene. I like the gray with touches of blues and pinks.
    Thank you for sharing.

    Kara

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  42. Hi Tracey,
    I''m so glad you found me, I love your blog and your room looks great! It looks so peaceful and relaxing which I'm sure you need after a day chasing around 2 boys ;)
    Your paintings are beautiful as well.

    Take Care,
    Shannon

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  43. GORGEOUS! I especially love that chandelier. To be fair though, I think your before photo is pretty nice (but not quite as nice) too :)

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  44. Hi there! Im a new follower! My goodness is that all so beautiful! I just adore your blog! It honestly could be pictures coming from a magazine they are so beautiful!

    Ashley
    Sewmuchmoreinlife.blogspot.com

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  45. Hola Tracey, your bedroom turned out really awesome with those stripes!!!
    cariños,
    maria cecilia

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  46. The room looks so lovely Tracey; wonderful work!! My favourite element in the room is - hands down - your painting... it's what brings the room together!! Of course the mirror your SiL got for you is a perfect addition, too :-)
    Victoria
    P.S. I'll bet ya 5 bucks that my bedroom is smaller then yours! ;-) Bring your measurements to our lunch on Sept.18th!! (that sounds funny!)

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  47. Your bedroom looks so vintage chic! I love it!
    THe mirrors are my favorite.


    Pearl

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  48. good job....so soft and pretty! i'm a new follower!
    http://beachhouseinthecity.blogspot.com

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  49. Beautiful, Tracey. Your old decor looks a little like mine with the brown. I am re-doing our bedroom as well, right now the hardwood flooring is going in.

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