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!!

Rebecca and Josh got married!

Sunday, June 22, 2014

The nuptials took place early in the warm evening of the last weekend of Spring. Summer Chapel is nestled deep in the woods of Whiteside mountain in Cashiers, NC. This wedding day had been years in the making for Rebecca and Josh, and with a large wedding party and a ton of friends and family that traveled hundreds of miles, we set up overflow seating under a tent right outside the tall, open windows of the original 1917 school house. 

I came to know the bride through her aunt {one of my favorite clients and people!} and loved that she selected  beautiful Cashiers, NC, the village where her family vacationed, as her destination wedding spot. This gorgeous area needs little assistance in preparation for a celebration, but I loved creating lots of personal touches in the way of painted signage and menus, custom painted pillows, twig monograms and moss covered flower girl baskets. 
After the ceremony, a reception followed at Canyon Kitchen in Lonesome Valley. This picturesque southern Appalachian farmstead, with it's sweeping green meadows, thriving gardens and the sounds of cackling hens throughout the granite walled canyons, is simply the perfect rustic spot for a celebration party. It truly is one of my favorite venues for a wedding celebration.

Rebecca and Josh, it was such an honor to help you plan your special weekend. Your love is a true testament to perseverance, dedication, and devotion. 

If you have a wedding or special event coming up, and need a planner who would love to help create your perfect day, Shannon Berrey Design offers event design, creative direction, prop rentals, interior styling, logistical management, vendor curation, photo shoot direction, destination scouting, floral creations, custom painted anything (!) and much, much more! I would love to talk to you!
****It's all about the details****

Are you flourishing?

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

I love redesigning my chalkboards, especially for the holidays. It makes for a great conversation piece as well as a fun {free} way to constantly redecorate a space. 

I have shared the fabulous work of Chalkboard artist, Dana Tanamachi, with you before. I am in no way on her level, but I just find it so inspiring to watch her work. Dana recently finished a project titled 'Flourish'. 

'Busyness is often the greatest enemy to human flourishing... {Amen!} ..creating things for the sake of creating has helped to reconnect with unfinished ideas and rediscover why I love what I do so much'. Dana's sentiments resonate with me so much, especially now. I have been cranking out artwork lately and I can say with certainty that my passion, and heart, have flourished as a result.

Enjoy this great video as Dana completes a gigantic floor to ceiling wall of beauty with simply a gold metallic paint pen. 

This holiday season, I thank you for visiting me here in my little spot of this crazy world, a spot that allows me to recharge, share, and flourish.  

{image via Dana Tanamachi, video via Andrew Ryan Sepherd}

The easiest DIY Bottle Candleholders

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Just like I hate throwing away jeans, t-shirts, cute shower curtains, or old bathing suits, I also hate throwing away bottles, jars or great food containers.

 Remember when I turned wine bottles into chalkboard vases?? Well, I have another large stash of collected bottles and a need for some candle holders for the upcoming holidays. 

This project is sooooo easy. You can't mess these up! Grab your bottles, clean them, soak them to remove any labels and, if necessary, use a little Goo Gone to get rid of any stickiness. Then, give it a good soap and water bath to get rid of the Goo Gone which can leave an oily residue.    

I used Gold Metallic spray paint, paint pens, metallic sharpie and Rub N Buff. 


   This first one is a Worcestershire bottle. You can use any type of tape. This is masking tape that I cut into different widths. Press the edges of the tape down tight.

With your finger, simply rub a tiny bit of Rub N Buff into the glass. It dries immediately. Pull your tape off and voila!.


This wine bottle was simply striped equal distance and sprayed with several light coats.


This Kahlua bottle was done in a chevron patter. I don't spend much time with math, I just eyeball it. Trust me, it looks better with some imperfections -- that's the beauty of handmade!  I also sprayed this one. 

And the last wine bottle was simply done with a gold paint pen and a silver metallic sharpie. I just drew little circles and filled them in.

What was going on when I grabbed my empty bottles from my Riddling Rack??


And proof that I don't have any candleholders... I only have 2 candles!! 


I have only just begun!!  

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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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