Shannon Berrey

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!!








A Wolfpack welcome

Monday, November 10, 2014



I hope you enjoyed the last of the falling golden leaves this weekend! We are on a bit of a road trip so we got to do nothing but stare at them for hours! It's funny how you don't notice the enormous maple trees on the highways until the fall, and then you spend the time wondering their age, who exactly planted them there and all that they have seen {or is that just me?} 




I also got to paint a pillow for the newest Wolfpack on the planet! His sweet parents have been my friends for years and I'm so excited for the arrival of their 4th !!  




Welcome to the world little Jeremiah!!! 



Party with your pants!!

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

I love a good pair of blue jeans. I could happily wear them everyday. I know it's not appropriate for every occasion, but there is something so comforting about a perfectly worn in pair of denim. And you know who is super helpful in breaking in a perfectly good pair.....


These 2 littles. 

DON"T let these faces fool you. If I make the dreaded mistake of leaving my jeans on the bed or on the floor, well.....



Forget about it. Because nothing makes them happier than a good ole belt loop to chew the s**t out of. Every single pair has at least one belt loop severed.
Dang this makes me so mad. 

I love denim so much that I hardly ever throw out a pair. I cut them up and turn them into bags, pillows, clutches, you name it. But I have never thought to throw a party with them. 




But the talented ladies of Jessi Haack Design and JL Designs sure did! Check out this fantastic baby shower decorated with all shades and pieces of denim.














images 3-8 via Inspired By This



Pledges painted pillows

Monday, October 20, 2014

Maris was home recently for her NC State Fall Break. Nothing is better than having multiple days of her back home where I get to bake for her, hug on her, practice new make-up tricks, and of course.....craft together. 



We were looking for inexpensive decor items that we could personalize for her new little sisters in her sorority. Believe it or not, my little town still has a Roses. If you are not familiar, it is sort of a glorified Dollar Store. If you can look beyond the horrible lighting, stuffed shelves and the original 1979 everything {as in, I'm pretty sure a renovation has never happened}, then you can find some seriously inexpensive gifts. 



I found these leather {ok, pleather...whatever} pillows here for 6$ -- Six Dollars!! They are the perfect canvas for acrylic paints. You can use paint pens or acrylic craft paint {I used acrylic mixed with textile medium} and it worked beautifully. I sketched the state of NC, filled it with red paint and added the Chi O.




Cute, right??



All sorority gals have drawers full of their sorority t-shirts. Too many. So we took some of her shirts, and we decided to cut out the front and back--the same size {any size you want}



Then we sewed up the edges {inside out} leaving a small opening, and stuffed them. To see another one of my t-shirt pillows, visit this post. 



sooooo easy.

We painted mirrors, jewelry boxes, frames, and canvases. It looked like Santa's workshop up in here and I'm still sweeping up the glitter...

She put together 4 baskets of goodies for each girl to receive {one a day}. And coerced some cute fraternity pledges to deliver the goods to her little sisters. 



The pledges had to use clues to try to figure out who their Big Sister was.

And at the end of the week, there was the big reveal....

...

And they were not happy at all. 



An here is Maris with her Big, her Grand Big and her littles. A very sweet family!




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