In the words of the incredible talented Julie Andrews….
“Let’s start at the very beginning. It’s a very good place to start.”
.…..this is where the beach inspired bedroom makeover started.
This is what the room looked like when I arrived.
There was a bed and simple white curtains at the windows….a blue accent wall and mis-matched bedding with a beautiful brass gold headboard.
A blank slate waiting for the next chapter to be written.
And here’s the vision of where we are going.
The bed will be centered on the wall under the window with small accent tables on either side. Originally I was going to buy the tables….but then I found a thrift store with a half price sale and bought both side tables…..
And they threw in a wooden fish as a door prize.
The main decorating challenge is that the room is small.
12 feet by 9 feet….with a queen-size bed.
I designed a wall treatment for this wall that creates and entire wall display and architectural interest and only takes up four inches of space away from the wall.
Only four inches.
It’s designed to make the space feel bigger and add depth and create display space in the small room.
Here’s a graphic of what we built so you can get an idea.
We staggered 1 x 6 boards on the wall to mimic the look of shiplap in an old house.
And then we added a second layer of 1 x 4’s built to make individual display shelves.
Here’s the wall in progress.
This was before we added the horizontal boards for shelving and painted it white.
I’m adding red coral and shells and starfish and crab cut outs and treasures from the beach.
And here’s the final fabric choices and where they are going.
In addition….the headboard will be painted white and the bed will be raised up to create an oasis in the middle of the room and I’m adding white linens to the bed and painting a sign and another dresser and making pillows and curtains and a cushion for the bench.
Oh….and planning a Fourth of July party.
And I only have four days left to finish everything.
With this project I have miles and miles and miles to go….
….as in Far….a long, long way to run….
…..and Sew….a needle pulling thread.