Shannon Berrey

I love What We Do

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

I am loving the beautiful artwork created by the design duo of WhatWeDo. This Copenhagen architect/designer couple have been creating their artwork since 2008 and sell their wares in their etsy store. Their newest creations are called Faunascapes which are beautiful landscapes and animals printed on plywood. I would love to do a collection of these in a nursery!















They also offer the collection in prints.





simple, soft and dreamy..... 



{Images via WhatWeDo}




Well, hello Dolly! A tween room redo

Monday, January 19, 2015

I finally have pics to share with you of the recently finished fun bedroom that was completed for a sweet 10 year old. It's a great old farmhouse with beadboard walls and ceilings and dark wood floors. When we started, it was aaaaallllllllllllll pink.

BEFORE


 I didn't realize it, but even the walls were a soft pink {I thought it was simply all of the pink reflecting on white walls!} Everything was moved out and the walls got coated in white.



When discussing with Miss Client what her dream room would look like, her reply was 'everything aqua chevron and no pink'..... hhhmmmm.....I know that we have all seen a whole lot of chevron over the last few years, but she was very persistent in what she wanted. Her dream was to have them painted on all the walls, but with old beadboard walls, that was not an option that would turn out well. So, we comprised and created a large headboard that was mounted to the wall and painted with oversized chevrons.    

AFTER


The fun bedding is the Novogravtz line at Wal-Mart {!} I love all of the bold patterns and colors and they are super affordable.  



I added a painted chartreuse yellow band to the lampshade. And the little canvas is covered in a piece of scrapbook paper and vinyl stick on letters. super easy. 



The vanity was found in another bedroom. I painted it aqua. I made the chalkboard out of a piece of masonite and added some trim that was painted orange. Little LED wired lights were wrapped around the edge. 







I made the string art from a piece of scrap wood that I stained.






She is BIG into nail art, so a little lucite polish holder was attached to the side of the vanity.



She is also a huge owl lover. I love these little owl knobs that look hand carved that I found on etsy. 






The gold chair is also from the 9 by Novogratz collection and is a steal for only $149!!. I made the pillow by painting the black stripes on white fabric, fusing the aqua fabric and adding the words with a paint pen.  



I made some pom-pons out of purple yarn and added them to the corners.



The ball garland was made using 2 different sized styrofoam balls. I bought lots of complimentary colors of embroidery floss and wrapped each ball until it was completely covered. Using a ginormous needle, I threaded them onto twine.  









I made tissue paper tassels and clipped them onto a strand of lighted clips along with favorite photos. This looks so pretty lit up at night! 



The curtains were made from Premier Prints jojo fabric. I kept them super casual by attaching them to a wooden rod using rings and clips. 



And my favorite part of the room -- the painting of Ms. Parton!! Miss Client loooooves Dolly, so I painted a large canvas using the same aqua, orange and chartreuse paints used in other parts of the room. 












We reused 2 of the original pink bookshelves and painted them orange. They were then hung behind the door. This provides plenty of great storage. 



The striped rug is an 8x11 indoor/outdoor Capel rug. I bought the pleated white bedskirt and added a little aqua band to the bottom.  The chest, at the end of the bed, was the homeowners. It was given a coat of orange paint and offers more storage.  



A happy, fun, Dolly inspired room that suits Miss Client perfectly!!








It was a Golden weekend

Monday, January 12, 2015

Did you watch last night?????

It was good! I love Amy and Tina together. I loved the dresses and seeing the beautiful fit bodies in the gorgeous gowns {You go, Kate Hudson}. But the best part of the show......



AAAAAAHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I'm with you, Allison!!!!!


It was soooooooo good to see Prince!!! 


You know something else that was good to see?

This room.



Kristin Jackson hit it out of the design park with this bedroom she just completed for her teenage stepson. Take it from a mama of a teenage boy, this is GOOD and not easy!!!! 




Have a Golden week!!!!!!



Happy 2015 {or early Happy Valentines Day}

Tuesday, January 06, 2015

Welcome back to real life!! I hope you had a wonderful holiday and are ready to tackle the '15. Here in the mountain valley, we had a great time together! Mom came in from Clemmons and she and Jack showed up in the same shirt on Christmas morning. 

 

Really cool when you are a rad Grandma, not quite as awesome when you are a 16 year old boy...

and let's just take note of how tall my baby has gotten in the last 6 months. If he is still for a minute, I swear I can see that neck actually stretching.  





Apparently dressing in gray is really, really cool. Just call us trendsetters.

Or really boring dressers -- you pick.

And this beautiful bunch of pretties was delivered to me New Years Eve.



I can't remember being this excited about starting a new year in a loooooooonnnnng time!!!




I did an install over the break. This is a sneak peek of a major element of the room! It is a huge painting - any guesses on who it is??

hint -- it is my 10 year clients favorite singer



This was her reaction when she saw the room for the first time. 

I am still waiting on a few smaller pieces and then I will do a post on it. 

There is a ton of painted vintage furniture that I worked on for this room. While I was outside last week painting a chest with some horribly smelly spray paint, I started hearing crazy loud beeps. It took me a second to realize it was my house beeping - more specifically, every smoke detector in my house. Panic stricken, we ran through the house trying to figure out where the smoke and burning smell was coming from. Every door was thrown open, yelling and barking was happening, every floor was thoroughly run threw, the fire extinguisher was located, the electrical panel was flipped off...but we couldn't find the source!!!!!!  

And then we did.....I was boiling water for some tea.....I started it when I first started painting the furniture {I had been painting a long time, ya'll}. It evaporated and the pot was cooking. Not tea to drink, mind you, tea to stain some fabric for another project....obviously.

If you are ever super bored and need some cheap entertainment, make sure all 6 of your cats and your 3 dogs are in the house and then set every smoke detector in your house off. Be prepared for some ridiculous panic to ensue....

Here's to a new year of chaos, fun design and new projects!!!!



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I'm an artist, interior designer, wife and mom. Join me here as I share projects, ramblings, and inspirations.
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