Ok chickadees. I admit it, I am very happy with the way these 'after' shots turned out. But, I am not ready to show you the before shot yet. If it got top billing, I don't think you would stick around for the rest of the post. So here are three more of the after shots first.
OK, now I feel I can dip my toe in and show you the before shot.
Yes you guessed it my lovelies. Brown wood. Yucko!! To think I have slept in this room for six years, except for those nights we were playing musical beds, with the Beach House Brats. You never know where you are going to wake up in this house. I knew I had to paint these babies, but they never really stuck out, to me anyway, until I saw them in this photo.
So after several requests, Mr Beach House hauled the tables
into the garage for me last weekend and I put the Beach House Brats to work. This is what I call kiddo quality time. They get to make a mess and I get my furniture painted. What synergy!!
It was interesting sharing the only serviceable paint brush, to be found at the Beach House.
But we managed and here are the results.
Much lighter and brighter I think.
These are my two fave books at the minute. Coastal and French, sitting on a vintage breakfast tray, picked up at a garage sale, for a song. Oh sweet heaven, my three interior loves, beach, French and vintage.
Espresso coffee and a candle to enhance what's left of the romance, after 11 years of hangin' out with Mr Beach House. Oh how I love Sunday mornings.
Beach House Brats squashed in between us, coffee flying everywhere. Oh sweet reality!
But sometimes, I can sneak in here for a coffee all alone.
Now for a run down of how I created this look. Most of the accessories come from that ab fab Swedish Supermarket we all know and love. Yep IKEA! It is truly like a supermarket. You can never find a trolley, at the entrance to the store. Despite this, I luv that place!
The furniture sets, the arrows on the floor pointing you in the right direction, the endless supply of pre packaged seafood in the cafe. It is all so familiar and yet, if you leave it three months or so between visits, everything changes. For me, it's a great day out. My only rule is weekends are to be avoided where possible.
And what about that part they call 'home decoration'? That bit downstairs, where all the accessories are shelved. Oh my, this is marketing 101 on steroids. I have never been through that place without picking up at least 5 things I didn't need, but once I happen upon them, they become 'must haves'.
This is where they hide the trolleys as well. I could do a whole post on that store, but that is for another day.
Now.......... the greenery in this makeover is from IKEA.
as are the glass bottles,
the espresso cups and saucers and the central stripey cushion.
The lamp shades, I picked up at the Palm beach markets. To see my post on that quaint little market and when the next one is on, click here.
The shell wreath and boat in the bottle, are from the local charity shop. The blanket box at the end of the bed, was from Lisa's Junk and Disorderly Garage Sale (click here for that post)
Well, that's it from the Beach House tonight, Thanks for making it this far. I know it was a long post, but I am very happy with my new boudoir! Sleep Well!!!!!
Lot O' Love
Also I just wanted to introduce you to Cheryl, over at her gorgeous new blog Beachcomber. She lives on the other side of this gorgeous city of Sydney, to me. So if you are a beachy type, I am sure you'll love her pure and elegant coastal style.
Tody I am linked at
at Metamorphosis Monday at