Saturday, June 25, 2011

Bedroom Redo, Teddy and Toad

John and I slept in this morning (we got up at 8:30, which is sleeping in for us!) and we decided it was time to paint our room the silvery gray we wanted. When we were in the townhouse we had a silver gray room and loved it! We decided to give Glidden paint from Home Depot a try. Megan told us it is thick paint like Benjamin Moore, which we love but less expensive. We picked Misty Moonstone and the room came out just the color we wanted! We have a beachy kind of feel in that room and we achieved that. Here are some before and after photos of our room.

Our room looking from the Master Bath Before.

After :)!

My dresser side of the room-before.

After :)!

Window side of the room now. Makes those beautiful white curtain stand out more!

Another after picture :)!

Ocean Dune watercolor my Mom painted. This painting looks great with the new color!

My Mom had painted this ocean watercolor too. Looks great with the silvery gray!

Our repurposed pewter lamps look great with the new color too :)!

I just had to show you this little pillow Megan made for me when she was about 8 yrs. old (she is 30 now). We were at the Beach and she cut this material out and filled it with tiny shells and gave it to me that Mother's Day-it tugs at my heart every time I see it! I keep it on my nightstand so I can see it every day.

Friday night John and I were reading in the family room and he got up from the couch to get a glass of water. I had to laugh as soon as he was in the kitchen (which you can see from the family room) Teddy decided the couch was just much more comfortable than the floor!! He is just so cute!!

Teddy still looking cute but looking a little sheepish because John came back to sit on the couch! John let him stay there though-what a softie!!

I was out watering my container plants on the patio tonight after dinner and a toad scared the living daylights out of me-I thought it was a snake! I can't stand snakes, but it is just our little resident toady! I wish he would eat more mosquitoes-they are terrible this year.

Well that is about it for me tonight. What a great day!


Kathy said...

Hey Sherry,
Your new bedroom color looks great - love your header! So very beachy and light!
You're mother is very talented - great paintings!

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

Love the new color in your bedroom. It looks so light and airy! You mom is a wonderful artist!

mysteryhistorymom said...

Dreamy! Love the white curtains against the walls! Your Mom is a talented artist, too! I love the special touches like the sweet little pillow from your daughter.:) Teddy is darling! I love him! Lori

mississippi artist said...

Beautiful color.Those paintings are georgeous!Your sweet dog is adorable-let him stay on the couch.

Korrie@RedHenHome said...

The new color is just lovely! Your picture really stands out beautifully now!

The Summer Kitchen Girls said...

oh your golden...I have one too..her name is Calamity :) we love her dearly!! So many things in this post - love that shell stuffed pillow - that is the sweetest thing! Those paintings of your mom's are great - what a wonderful keepsake to have near - and yes, the new paint color looks really wonderful with both of them :)

Anita @ GoingALittleCoastal said...

Love the new color. We have a similar shade in our bedroom and I love it. Very relaxing. I have the same cathedral ceiling also!
I love the painting your mom did. What a talent she has!

Bonnie said...

Everything looks so lovely in your new home Sherri! I like that color and it softens the room. You have such a talent in decorating your homes! Your mom's painting are gorgeous, she's a talented artist. I love that little pillow that your daughter made for you and the story behind it. Precious memories. That Teddy is a cutie:)

Florence and Mary said...

Oh your bedroom looks fabulous!

Victoria xx

Kay said...

I hate painting, but now you're making me want to go out and get this beautiful Misty Moonstone. I love it. I LOVE your windows!

Joyce's Journey said...

Sherry! Your room looks great! I love that color! I love the little pillow too! So sweet! Your room looks like such a nice, serene place to retreat to at the end of the day. Very nice!!

jenclair said...

The color is wonderful--so crisp and clean, but bright and cheerful! And I love seeing those windows again.

I can see why you feel the way you do about the Mother's Day gift from your daughter!

Ring of Kerry, Ireland
My husband, John and I went to Ireland for our 25th Wedding Anniversary in 2004. We had an awesome trip and we will never forget it. We actually got to visit our friends who live in Northern Ireland. We spent 3 wonderful days with them! The picture above was taken when we visited The Ring of Kerry. The beauty of Ireland is just spectacular! If you ever get a chance visit there.
Megan is my oldest daughter. She and Ken were married on April 12, 2008. It was a wonderful ceremony and reception!
Jenny and Kevin at their wedding 8/30/08. The wedding was at our home and turned out wonderful! Everyone had such a good time!