Sunday, August 7, 2011

I was making myself dizzy, and anyone who would listen, trying to decide what direction to take in my bedroom at the new house. A couple of weeks ago I bought this amazing chair on Craigslist for $15. You read that right, $15!! People either love or hate this chair. Bill, one of my dearest friends and landlord, is the captain of Team HATE. I use all caps because it represents his five minute tirade about his disdain for the chair. He said he was glad it would be in my bedroom so I could cover it in "yesterday's panties." (He has such a way with words.) I happen to be the captain of Team Love so it's a good thing the chair will be in MY bedroom! It's an odd retro color. What goes with this chair?

On a side-note: After talking with my Auntie P last night, I learned my grandma had the same chair in red and gold brocade. Grandma loved her chair a lot because she got it at a garage sale super cheap. Further proof that this nonsense is in my blood.

Back on topic...with this chair as a jumping off point, what direction do I take?Green/tan/cream/chocolate brown? Green/pink/cream? Green/yellow/cream? Green/aqua/tan? SO MANY CHOICES! Most people would say to just go with the flow and decide later, but I want to paint before I move all my things so a decision must be made. I've been wandering around Joann Fabric, Hobby Lobby, Gordmans and Bed Bath & Beyond looking for inspiration...some kind of fabric to use as a jumping off point. Nothing was working for me. That's a lie. There was a bedding set I fell in love with, but I couldn't bring myself to pay $100. Couldn't do it, but it reminded me how much I love a retro/shabby chic bedroom.

Yesterday, while on a packing break, I was...shockingly enough...surfing Pinterest. Someone posted a fabric sample from Heather Bailey's fabric line. I was instantly in love with her colorful retro designs. Not only are they beautiful, they're affordable! My very favorite quality. If you're in the market for some retro designs you should definitely check out her website.

Before posting pictures of the accent fabrics I selected, I'll paint you a picture of what the room SHOULD look like if my vision comes together the way I hope it does. The walls will be painted a pale aqua, my bed is painted cream and distressed slightly, the lovely retro green chair will be in the corner, my hutch will be painted a pale yellow (eventually, it's white right now), and the bedding will be red sheets with a simple cream coverlet with accent pillows. It sounds crazy, I know, but I have a vision and I'm running with it. Now, check out the fabrics that will tie these crazy colors together...
You can always count on my sis, Bethany (aka: B), and Auntie P for honest reactions. Both said they LOVE it! Ahhhhhh. I finally have a direction!! Needless to say, I'll post pictures as the room comes together in the coming month or two.

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  1. I think that your vision sounds amazing!! I love the first fabric, the flowers in the print will give it a romantic feel!!

  2. Thank you, Barbara! I can't wait to get started and post pictures as I go. Thanks you for checking out my blog. :)


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