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.


 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.    


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!!

Labor Day and a chair love affair

Tuesday, September 04, 2012

I hope you had a great long weekend! It was nice having the kids home from school. I didn't get much of a break, however, because I have lots of great projects in the works and a painter that is needing color selections asap. 

choosing a pink combo for a little pink stripe action for a 9 year old.

A bunkbed big boy room for a 5 year old.

  And a bedroom + lounge area based around a blue and lime ikat that my 14 year old client picked out.

I always test my paint colors in the room where they are going. Lots of windows, lack of windows, low ceilings, floor colors--it all plays into how a color will read in a space. You may love a color that you saw on a boutique wall, but when you try it in your particular space, it may look completely different. An inexpensive way to test several colors is with the sample pots from Lowe's. 

They will color match any color from any brand. My store sells these 1/2 pint tubs for $2.98 and there is always plenty left over to use for other projects.   

I'm also working on converting a Bed and Breakfast in Hendersonville back to a single family home. It doesn't look too bad from the outside right ??

Well, step inside shall we....  

We are blowing this baby out! We have removed a bajillion walls and are taking her up as well.

All that beauty was covered up!! 

It has a long way to go.

I'm also working on a beautiful 11,000sq ft+ McMansion in Biltmore Forest.


All the walls and ceilings are plaster and there are some moldings to be repaired. This house has a great layout, incredibly tall ceilings and original floors.

But, we have a lot to do to make her really sparkle. Everything's coming out of the kitchen and we are designing a stunning new gourmet kitchen.

Every single bathroom is getting a  gut job.

And we are turning the master bath into a hallway that leads to the new master bedroom and also converting a guest room into a walk-in closet and new master bath. These are only a few of the big plans we have for this beauty.   

I found the perfect pair of antique side tables that will become new bedside tables with a fun paint job in the pink room. 

and then I spotted the most incredible vintage chair...

I sat in her, I loved on her, I desperately searched for a stain, a rip, a smell---and yet there was nothing!! It has to be 30-40 years old and yet it is perfect. I wanted it so badly. I dreamt of a room based on this chair full of limey-yellows, aquas and greens.

Couldn't you see her being so happy in this lovely room...

Pinned Image

{amanda nisbett}

And then I walked around the corner and my eyes landed on this.

{bad photo, awesome painting}

It was like the chair was spitting out offspring!!

I can't believe I walked away from her...




***update--creating this post has shown me that that chair must be purchased. by me. I called, and it is still available {%$#**??!!} What??? All you people walked by her this weekend???!! So now one of you wonderful readers need to hire me so we can create a fantasically fun room based around her. And, if you call soon, I'm throwing in an extra bonus, just because you're awesome.


This promiscuous chair is killing me!!   


The Sharpie chair

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

My friend, Angela, is one hugely talented lady. {Not to mention one of the nicest and funniest people you will ever meet}. She has a whirly swirly brain and I so love that about her!

She found this awesome retro chair at Scotts. Very lovely as is. But, Angela is all about makeovers and allowing beauty to ooze out of everything she touches. So Mr. Brown Chair was given some primer and a little semi-gloss.Then she handed Sharpies out to her kids, her friends and her hubby with the instructions to 'draw a silly face.'

How fun and beautiful is this work in progress??!!

You'll want to go over to her blog, The Painted House, and check out her other chair makeovers and some peaks into her fabulous artist studio.

{Angela, please please leave a little spot for me!!}

{images via tph blog}

Eye Candy

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

While shopping at the Hickory Furniture Mart recently I stumbled on this sweet treat:

Eye Candy: {ahy – kan—dee}


Someone or something visually

 attractive or pleasing to look at




And speaking of eye candy...the new Lonny is live -- and it is good!

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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