Shannon Berrey

From this to that

Friday, August 15, 2014

I love repurposing furniture into something new and unexpected and using it in a different room of the home. Here is my antique empire sideboard that we got for a steal at least 15 years ago at an auction. I have it in the foyer and it houses keys, stamps, and warranties. 

{I added those enormous glass knobs}

And here is the same dresser used in an industrial loft as a bathroom vanity. I love the masculine vibe this old dresser gives this space. All of the old apothecary bottles and decanters look so great in here -- not to mention the backdrop of that 1/2 black wall and the cool leather strapped round mirror. 

The same piece of furniture used 2 different ways.

 I am getting ready to simplify my space and I'm planning on selling a ton of furniture, but now I am reconsidering holding on to this piece because I love it as a vanity AND it's really tall which makes this tall girl quite happy. 

{image 2 via Dust Jacket}

Classic bathroom redo: Before and After

Thursday, February 20, 2014

I love it when readers share their Before and After's with me!! A friend that I grew up with sent me some pictures of his bathroom as it appeared a few months ago.

Bless his heart. 
let's talk about this.... 2-toned wall tile in flesh and pinky brown. lots of it. ugh. very commercial white tile with ginormous grout lines. fairly contemporary vanity and mirror.
 A strange hodgepodge that equals a not so lovely combo.

He ripped pretty much everything out. He added wainscoting to the walls and painted them a crisp white. Classic subway tile was added to the shower and it continued all the way to the ceiling. 

Beautiful volcanic ash rectangluar tile was installed on the floor. I really love the fact that he went with this shape AND that he laid it lengthwise. It's a much more interesting shape than the generic 'square' and it helps to make the room appear bigger when laid in this direction. Because the room is relatively small, the addition of the frameless glass shower doors allows the room to also feel bigger verses a shower curtain, which, would hide a good 15 feet of space. 

The walls were painted with BM Patriotic White which has really soft blue/gray undertones. A pedestal sink, new mirror, toilet and a stainless light fixture complete this classic, lovely bathroom renovation.

Great job, Scott!

loving lately

Thursday, January 16, 2014

I've been a bad blogger this week, but luckily there are lots of others who are cranking out good stuff! Here is a collection of projects and pretties that are pinterest worthy, for sure.

The creative Dana shows a great way to showcase a special scarf or favorite fabric piece using supplies from the hardware store.  

To see her detailed directions visit here. So chic and definitely cheaper than having it framed.


I love these prints that are available in Lindsay's new online shop, Feathered. Each print features a painting of a different collection of books. Their are 4 different prints and the Fashion collection and Food Collection are my faves.


 I am loving this new makeup line created by the beauty blogger, Cara, at Maskara. It is called the HAC {Highlight and Contour} Pac which contains a creme contouring foundation and a highlighting concealer. Also included, is a cream blush and an illuminator.   

On her blog, she has tons of videos and how-to's on how to use this for your specific face shape. This is the only beauty blogger I follow -- she's awesome. 
When a bunch of Maris' friends were home from college at Christmas, they all stayed the night at our house and got ready here to go out to a party. They asked me to to do their make-up with my new HAC stash! I wish I had taken a before and after photo -- they looked fabulous. {FYI - in college, I was a make-up artist at Glamour Shots :)   


 The Atlanta Homes and Lifestyles Holiday Showhouse is on the market {just shy of 3 million}. I love seeing the images of the real estate listing and the same rooms as they was transformed for the Showhouse.

Master Bath Before:



Guest Bedroom Before:


To see the rest of the home visit, Things That Inspire


I think I'm going to try and watch American Idol this season. Did you see the premiere? I love Harry Connick Jr as much as I love not having to watch Simon or Nicki! 

Custom Shower Curtain

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

When I redid the kids bath, I was in search of a simple white shower curtain. I knew I wanted to add some orange to it and first thought that I would sew on a ribbon trim. But, I really wanted it the same color orange that was on the opposite wall a few feet away. Finding a perfect orange match proved as hard as watching Snooki get voted off of DWTS. So, I thought, why not paint it? Problem solved. 
 And then..
 dang, if it wasn't impossible to find a white cotton shower curtain!! I looked at Wal-Mart, Target, Homegoods, and Bed, Bath and Beyond {really, Bed, Bath and Beyond?? that's like Dairy Queen not having chocolate syrup. dumb} 
So, I decided to sew it up. I grabbed my favorite 60" white duck fabric from Wal-Mart {yep, you heard right} 

How about that price?? I use this stuff a lot. This one is 9.3 oz, so it has a really nice weight to it. I made these pillows for Maris' dorm room out of it: 


I also made curtains out of it for my bedroom:

I added a double layer of trim -- fabric with ribbon on top, and they look a whole lot more than $80 bucks!!
But, lets get back to the shower curtain.

I ironed a small hem on the sides and a 3" hem on the top and bottom {I like my shower curtains to be long, so this one ended up being @80" finished length.} Then, I made small button holes with my sewing machine, about 1 1/2" long for the rings to slip through. They were spaced @4" apart.  

Then using a pencil, I made little marks at 4" in, around the whole perimeter. Then I taped it off with frog tape, pressing it down really well.

Using a 3" foam paint roller {used for cabinet painting}, I rolled on the Valspar Longhorn semi gloss paint. 

It took 2 coats. I used the hair dryer to speed it up. 

Cute and custom for only about $14. 


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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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