Shannon Berrey

Maris' room

Thursday, January 05, 2012

I received several questions about Maris' room yesterday. So I thought I would try to answer them today.

The room was inspired by the Roxy duvet that she selected.

On the walls, I picked out a few colors in the duvet -- a chocolate brown, off-white, 2 shades of pink, and an apple green. The wall behind the bed was painted in chocolate brown. I used 2 different flowers from the duvet to feature on either side of the window. I sketched it with a pencil and then filled in with the paint. 

The other 3 walls were painted a soft pink with an 8 1/2" watermelon stripe and a 1" cream stripe on top.

We searched for a bed with storage underneath but, the prices were too steep. We decided to make one instead. It's a Queen size mattress and is basically just a big box with a platform on top. The whole thing is made out of MDF. The box measures 81"x 60"x 12" . And the platform is 84 1/2" x 66 1/2" x 1". The platform was screwed down on top of the box. A mitered 1" trim piece caps off the platform and then I painted it the same off-white that I used on the walls. The mattress sits on the platform--no boxspring. It was less than 50$. I wasn't worried about a headboard since it is front of the window. {Tip: you need to build this in the room that it will be living in because it won't fit through most doors}   

The bookcases on the right wall were purchased at Lowes. They are from Closetmaid. They are 41 1/2" tall. You can mix them up however you like--with shelves, wire drawers or faced drawers.

 It's all adjustable, custom and very affordable. The whole run is about 13'. I wish I could remember how much they cost us, but I don't. Lowes also had these great pink and chocolate brown baskets which hold lots of yarn, belts, name it.

You might recognize the rug roman shade from this bathroom in the showhouse. Yes, it is actually a Dash and Albert rug that I had made into a roman shade. It works great and you don't need any lining! It wasn't made for this window, but, it ended up being so darn close to being wide enough that I went ahead and used it. I keep thinking I will add a 3" ribbon of some sort to the edges to make it wider...someday.

The chandelier was bought at Urban Outfitters. I think it was around $35, but is no longer available. You might remember that I made my own smaller version last year to top my Christmas tree.

The cute dress illustration plates were found at HomeGoods. They came in a sweet little box set from Rosanna. 

The vintage dark-haired lovely lady hanger was found at an antiques store and she kindly boasts the boas.



The pair of stools at the end of the bed came from HomeGoods--$25/pc!! But, they didn't look like that when I bought them. Come back tomorrow and I will show you how how I gave them a little makeover.   

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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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