For Friday field trip today, I am adding the first accessory to my newly
decorated painted guest room.
I hadn’t really planned to redo any rooms upstairs. Honest. But, one of the bedrooms desperately needed painting and that (of course) started the whole ball rolling! That, my friends, is not the surprising part since it doesn’t usually take much to get me going in the redecorating direction! The surprising part? My new room color isn’t part of my usual color palette!
I agonized over paint swatches for a good month – finally deciding on a color called ‘shortbread’ from the Martha Stewart Living paint line at Home Depot.
As a yellow/gold tone – it was a departure from my usual coastal colors. Once the room was cleaned and painted (even though my free time should really have been devoted to tax preparation!) I decided to use my limited funds on a bed frame and bedding so the room could be utilized as a guest room right away. The rest I can complete a little at a time when the mood (or funds) are right.
I chose a bed frame in a gray/brown (driftwood looking) color from Ikea and proceeded to stalk all the home stores for bedding. I decided on a gray textured spread at Home Goods and picked out some contrasting pillows – limiting myself to just two. I also picked up a sheet set in a color that looked surprisingly similar to the color of the shortbread paint. Basics completed! Ready for guests!
Now, for my first official accessory for the new room, I am planting some pansies in a beautiful gold tone chippy planter that I found at Anthropologie. The pot cost me $8 and I picked up some pansies at Home Depot – my first accessory cost under $15 and I love it!
You know – now that I really look at that room – the shortbread paint could easily be called marsh grass or coastal twilight…don’t you think? ;)
Thanks for stopping by! Have a wonderful weekend!
Remember to take pleasure in simple things, Jackie