Good morning everyone and happy Saturday!! Wow I can't believe this is the last weekend of January...my goodness this first month of the year went by fast!
Well I think I have found the color I want for the bedroom. It is called Ivy Lane chip #523 by Benjamin Moore, part of their Classic paint collection. The color appears a little darker with a bit more of a yellow undertone in my photo compared to the inspiration room, but the color is pretty darn close it does match my valances to a "T"!
(my room on the left...the inspiration room on the right)
The next challenge is to come up with a horse picture to imitate the one in the House Beautiful photo.
So I went back through some of my old pics from last summer's trip to Assateague Island. I had several pictures of the island's feral horses and I just loved this one of the stallion who was in our camp on the last morning of our vacation.
Using my favorite editing site PicMonkey, I cropped the image and added a few effects to make it feel less like a photo and more like a painting. Then I dropped the image into my account over at Art.com and played around with the frame and matting. My picture is not as refined as the designer's room wall art, but for me it brings back the memory of a wonderful week camping.
I am not sure whether I want to try to order a picture framed or just order the print and then frame it myself. I will have to see what corners I can cut by DIYing the framing.
Still on a quest for a dust ruffle, I accidentally found these sheets over at Pottery Barn's on-line store. They remind me of the set on the House Beautiful bed with the green trim, and the sheets are on sale!
Again not sure if I want to splurge or make due with what I already have which will work too. Trying to keep the budget as low as possible, but they are soooo pretty!!!
I am hoping this weekend I can knock out some of the painting starting with the room's ceiling. It is going to need a couple coats since we do have some water damage as the result of our old leaky roof.
And that's it for now. Once the cold weather lets up I want to take a good look at the coffee table I plan to turn into a weathered bench. It has to come up from below freezing sometime right?
Have a great day!!