Friday, February 18, 2011

Beachy Bedroom Reveal


First I would like to thank Kindra for taking over my blog yesterday, it was so fun to swap with her and thank you to all of you who commented both on my blog and hers, you gals know how to make my day!

Ok, so I know that I have "revealed" my bedroom before, like about three months ago, you can see that here, but I really missed my beachy bedroom.
Don't get me wrong, I loved the color that I had before this one, it was very cozy, but I just felt like it wasn't me.
My bedroom is the one place that is mine to relax and unwind in, to lay in bed and be able to look out my window at the stars and be surrounded for 8 hours or so by the things that I love.

So I went back to my beachy blues and white, added some more treasures and gave my windows and bed that breezy feel with new curtains.

I am really happy with the way it turned out and so happy with the "frantel" (thank you Lisa from Informal Home, I love that word! :) ) and wanted to thank ALL of you for the wonderful and sweet comments you left, I so appreciate it more than words can say!


Here we go....


Before


After


The walls were painted with "Shoreline Mist" from Behr or Glidden, now I can't remember....must too many paint fumes.

I added two sheer panels that have a crinkle look to them (they are the same that I used for my daughters room) to each window and hung at the level of the board and batton and then draped one panel on each of the bed posts.
I can't wait until I can open the windows and feel the warm breezes and watch the sheers blow in the wind.....aahhhhh summer breezes!!!

My wire basket-o-driftwood and a driftwood garland that I purchased last summer.



I still kept the same ruffled gray bedding but added white sheets and blue pillow cases (I got the bedding at TJ Maxx)


My bedroom is also the favorite spot for the cats, they must enjoy the beach too! :)

So there is my little paradise away from paradise, a place that I can unwind and dream of the sea.
Thank you so much for following me on yet another bedroom redo, I will back later to show you some of my favorite little details.

My weekend is pretty pack full already but I hope that you all have a wonderful weekend full of sunshine warm weather!!



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94 comments:

Pattie said...

I love it...so calming and you just want to breath it all in and let go....of all your stress. 8>)

Rene said...

It looks wonderful Michelle! I can just picture those Panels blowing in the breeze now. Happy weekend!

-Rene

Yanet @ 3 Sun Kissed Boys said...

I LOVE you bedroom, Michelle! It's just screams summer breezes! I love the lighting in the bedroom too. It's full of beachy touches but the highlight for me is the mantel. Go job, girl!

Happy weekend to you too.

Brandi said...

Your bedroom looks like a beautiful room to relax in! I hear ya on the summer breezes. Reminds me of song!!

D and G Stories said...

ooh, lovely!! makes me feel relaxed just looking at the pics. great job! have a great weekend!

Cathy M~(checkitoff) said...

love the new colors! simply beautiful, Michelle!!! hugs, Cathy

Amy@HomeRemediesRX said...

Your room looks amazing, Michelle! What a great place to begin and end each day.

Tracy's Trinkets and Treasures/Treasured Moments said...

If I lived close by we would have to have a slumber party and just enjoy sitting in that room and gazing at all the beauty. We would need to start early so we could enjoy the sunlight coming in the windows. I loved the sunny photos with the soft colors in the room. I am glad you kept the bedding. It is really pretty.

BEACH BUNGALOW said...

Your bedroom looks amazing, Michelle! I love every little detail.

Sue
xo

Comeca Jones said...

Ahhh Michelle I am there! I feel that breeze! Im all but convinced yesterdays sunshine was all because of your make over lol Beautiful.!

Tonya said...

Gorgeous! Love the color, love all the sheers, and love the frantel also! You did a fabulous job on your bedroom makeover!

Kindra-At Home With K said...

Did you hear me gasp when I saw you had a new post on my blog reader?! I always get excited when you post! And you didn't disappoint! I love your bedroom. Such an inspiration for my bedroom redo...hopefully soon. :)Enjoy your weekend!

Joyce - Quilted Nest said...

I just wanna move in! Talk about soothing. It's perfect.

{ The Painted Home } said...

love the new look! come on summer!!
d e n i s e

Carrie @ Dittle Dattle said...

Your room is gorgeous! No one does "Beachy" like you do!!! I can totally see the warm summer breeze blowing threw those sheer curtain panels. Auhhh summer

Design Elements said...

LOVE!!!

High Street Cottage said...

Michelle, it's just gorgeous! You know I love the before AND after? They're both so calming, which is what a bedroom is all about. Serenity.
I love all your Beachy touches. And I think that wire basket is just darling. You are one of my favorite decorators, Be told! xoxo tami

The Frosted Gardner said...

This looks so comfortable and peaceful. I bet you just love it. I am still so in love with your faux fireplace. Everything turned out perfectly. Great job my friend. I hope you have a great weekend!

Anita @ GoingALittleCoastal said...

It looks beautiful Michelle! I love your bedding, glad you kept it. The fantal looks great and I love all your driftwood. Did you just cut off the peg above your windows? The sheers look lovely. I'll be looking for some myself to do a pick me up in our room.

Sarah @ Modern Country Style said...

I did love the Before colour but I think the After is so completely you. I love it. I can feel the soft summer breeze from here....oh no, wait that's the cold draguhts in my house!!!

Sarahx

Tanya said...

It looks so pretty! I could spend all day in a room like that :) Beautiful job.

Vicki said...

Your lovely bedroom is screaming summer! Love it!

Michelle @Shellsshabbyshack said...

OOoooo always to be followed by ahhhhhhhhh! It's just beautiful, Michelle! The new wall color is so soothing and peaceful! I can just see the sheers blowing in the wind. I would love to curl up there with a stack of magazines and candles burning. I love everything... the ruffled bedding, wainscoting, mantel and driftwood garland all flow beautifully!

Hope you get a little time to enjoy it this weekend!
Hugs,
Michelle

Anne said...

Ah, delightful! A perfect pale blue like the sea at dawn, a driftwood garland(!!!!) and the airy drapes on the window and bed posts.... wishing you sweet dreams of summer!

alison @ stuff and nonsense said...

looks lovely...so light and calm...love it! you should post this on my 'fridays unfolded' linky @http://www.stuff-and-nonsense.net/2011/02/fridays-unfolded-6.html

now following.

blessings,

alison
stuff and nonsense

White and Rust said...

It's all so gorgeous! Neat idea to put the sheers on your bed posts, that is just the finishing touch! I am in love with your bedding!!!

Heidi

Stacey@A Sort Of Fairytale said...

"frantel"...hahaha, i love it...lisa is too funny!
your bedroom looks so pretty and relaxing, beautiful job!!

Marie said...

The new colors you chose are perfect Michelle. Very calming and relaxing indeed! I'm glad you kept your linens coz they are so pretty. Kitty is such a cutie. Have a great weekend!
-marie

Pink Satin Sashes said...

gotta love it...and the window frame is the same pattern as my kitchens! itlook like i nice calm room now.

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

your bedroom is so beautiful and serene. it was fabulous before, but now it is just beyond fabulous!!!

Robin said...

Your room is beautiful Michelle. I love how light and bright it is and all the pretty touches throughout the room. Stunning.

Simone @ Doberman's by the Sea said...

Wunderschoen! It looks fit for a magazine-you have some talent girl. Have a great weekend. We are supposed to have 80F.

Sue said...

What a dream bedroom! I can smell the salt air, feel the sheers flowing in the breeze and hear the waves crashing on the beach. HEAVENLY!

Red Door Home said...

Love, love, love the new color. It is the perfect choice for your bedroom!

Paula ~ castleandcottagesigns said...

Just gorgeous Michelle! this should be in a magazine ~ now I want to do my bedroom over!!~ yikes!

Lisa @ Fern Creek Cottage said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous!!! Love that gray bedding so much! Love the driftwood too! It's all so so pretty!!

Sarah @ Cozy.Cottage.Cute. said...

Michelle, your bedroom is beautiful!!! LOVE the blue paint against all the white trim. Gotta go pour over the pictures again..... ;)

Beach House Living said...

It's lovely and relaxing looking.

Deborah said...

Michelle....your own little paradise!!
I love the look of summer in your bedroom...
such a soft, dreamy place to unwind and relax,
and bring summer closer to your heart...
It has the sweet breezes of summer all over it hunny!
I love, love, love what you created here...
your own little get-away when you want to shut the noises of the world out, and bring the gentle breezes of summer in...
Sigh...so lovely!!

All my love,
Deborah xoxoxox

Passionate for White said...

You know... I didn't comment on the re-do of three months ago because I couldn't believe you changed what I thought was one of THE prettiest bedrooms ever. And now I can't believe this one is even prettier than the first! What next I ask?

Lisa said...

OMG. Michelle, this is the room of my dreams. Everything about it is perfect. Your talents are being wasted by just doing your own home. You could make a career out of this. But the main thing is that you are happy in your home, and let's face it, how could you not be. SWOON!

Cheers,
Lisa x

koralee said...

Your room is stunning my friend and that bedding is to die for! Job well done...you are crazy talented my sweet friend. oxox Thanks for the inspiration. Happy weekend. xoxo

Finding Home said...

Michelle - L.O.V.E!!! As always beautiful my friend. It is so lovely and peaceful, just what a room should be! So inspiring!

Stormy said...

It looks wonderful, Michelle!

Today was gorgeous & sunny -- a whopping 51* degrees! lol... it felt SO good!
We had the sliding glass door open all evening!
People in warmer areas would most likely say "she's c-r-a-z-y!" lol

I can't wait to finish my bedroom.
Enjoy yours!

Jenni said...

Michelle, it looks wonderful! I love how the new color looks in the room, and how your sweet fireplace looks against it! It truly does look like a sweet beach cottage bedroom. :)

I hope your busy weekend holds at least a little relaxation for you! :)

Blessings,
Jenni

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Oh gorgeous one, I am so late...I saw this delicious post yesterday during my prep hour at school, but was unable to comment. Then last night I came home so tired, and just pumped out my post. BUT HERE I AM....this is such a gracious transformation here. I saw that you visited me via EMAIL!!!! YIPPPPPEEEEEEE! We shall discuss these lovely transformations of ours that way...I will be back later with some snappies of the TV frame for ya! LOVE TO YOU DEAREST, Anita

Love of the Sea said...

Awesome. This came out great. I looks so dreamy...I wouldn't want to get out of bed in the morning. Especially on a nice sun shiny morning!

chiara said...

hallo Michelle, your room is amazing,oh my...you did a great job!!! I adore the fake fireplace and the beachy look of the room. I also enjoyed your guest's post about the door transformation. You're such an inspiration for me! in the next hour I'm going to post pics of the driftwood boat I made, inspired by yours.
many hugs!
Chiara

Claudia said...

Hello,

Your bedroom makeover is beautiful. It looked pretty before but I love the blue and white. The bedding is pretty with all those ruffled pillows.
Thank you for sharing. I am a new follower.
Claudia

Low Tide High Style said...

Michelle, I LOVE the new paint color, even the name says "beach"! And I also love your bedding with the new blue walls. The sheers will be beautiful blowing in the wind in the not too distant future! So pretty, all of it!

Kat :)

Polly said...

Wow! Michelle, it's just beautiful! All your choices really came together to create the perfect beachy retreat! It's wonderful to love your bedroom isn't it?!?! LOVE that ruffled bedding.....what a fabulous TJ Maxx find!

Great job! Always love swinging by here!!

Hugs

Polly

Heaven's Walk - said...

Ahhhhh.....I can just hear the rolling ocean waves, Michelle..... :) Love each and every little detail you added.

What a beautiful job you did on your bedroom!! You best watch out....you'll be hiring out as a consulting designer soon and off you'll be with a new career! You rock, girlie! ♥

xoxo laurie

A Vintage Vine said...

Love it....it is so soothing in there! Great idea to keep the bedding and change the sheets and pillow cases! You are always so creative with your decor!!!

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Ahhhh.... I just felt like a stroll along the beach!!!! Have a great Sunday my dear! Anita

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

(high pitched voice) LOOOOOOOOVE IT!!!!!!
Michelle- it's beautiful~ so beachy, so pretty,
sooo (high pitched voice again) FABULOUS!!! :)
Hugs, Courtney

bikim said...

gorgeous!
love all the details!
!
happy sunday!
Rosa

Carmie of the Single Nester said...

Coastal Living Magazine worthy! Just so dreamy and airy and lovely!

kerrie of sea cottage said...

It is a seaside sanctuary...so beautiful michelle. I liked the before color too, but that pale sea blue creates an entirely new feeling. The softness is so comforting. The faux fireplace adds so much. Your ruffled bedding is so perfect...the driftwood, chippy white frames...ahhh. All you need is chandie instead of the ceiling fan. ox

Aubrie said...

It is beautiful! I am totally jealous! I wish my room was all light and airy and beachy, its just gorgeous :o)

aubrie @ http://amamab.blogspot.com/

Olde Tyme Marketplace said...

Perfection! My goodness do I love this!
Beth

At The Picket Fence said...

Oh Michelle! It is just absolute perfection! Makes me feel like a took a vacation just by looking at the pictures! :-)
Vanessa

Seagrass Interiors said...

Michelle! I LOVE this blue - it's absolutely stunning!

Melissa

Honeycomb Creative Co. said...

Michelle this is beautiful! I absolutely love it! You've made it so beach and dreamy...I bet you never want to leave! It's lovely : )
Have a great week!
Courtney

college bedding said...

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Vintage Barn 27 said...

Love, Love, Love It! The details are perfection. Never thought of a driftwood garland. How unique and perfect in your beautiful relaxing bedroom.

Simone @ Doberman's by the Sea said...

It's me again-stop on by today I gave you a shout out and help us celebrate.
http://dobermans-by-the-sea.blogspot.com/2011/02/giveaway-and-thank-you.html#axzz1EcSLgIwj

Courtney {a thoughtful place} said...

Oh this is just so gorgeous, Michelle. I love it. I just want to enjoy a nice rest in there! Well done.

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

GOOD EVENING THERE GORGEOUS! Oh Michelle, I was thinking of your today as I was shoveling this MASS OF SNOW! AND DO YOU BELIEVE THAT IT HAS NOT STOPPED SINCE YESTERDAY? All my shoveling efforts only resulted in another mound! WOooo....we were out today ANYWAY. We went to Pottery Barn and my husband is such a prince. He bought me vintage looking washed velvet GRAY PILLOW CASES AND PILLOWS! Teeeeheeee..I am getting the look I am going for! How sweet of you to come by. I was concerned that you too got the hit we got, but in a way, it is worst for you dearest; ice is tricky! We have FLUFFY STUFF and well, here we are! But all I can think about are the beach parties and tent soirées we are going to have in blogland. Stay warm and be very careful dearest....Love, Anita

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Michelle,
It all looks so PRETTY!

Blessings,
Linda

The Coastal View said...

So beautiful! I don't think I would ever get out of bed! I love it.

http://thecoastalview.blogspot.com/

Blessedmom's Simple Home said...

Oh dear Michelle, it looks beautiful!!! I'm a beachy fan too. I love the new color...a little softer blue than the previous blue you had, isn't it? Of course, I do realize there was a tan color in between...you are so cute!!!
Blessings,
Marcia

Caroline @ The Feminist Housewife said...

Michelle...it is just too beautiful! You are making me miss the beach SO badly. (I grew up on the coast...)

Val said...

Michelle, You are a Coastal Chic Super Star!!!

Shellbelle said...

Oh yes, the change is wonderfully beachy and the "frantle" looks perfect with the new colors.

I agree, your bedroom should be all about having things and colors around that speak to your spirit.

I adore curtains that blow in the breeze (and the weather that accompanies it).

I hope your weekend is packed full with fun!

Sally Lee by the Sea said...

You've outdone yourself once again, Michelle! I really liked your before picture; however can see why you love the after...it's such a dreamy & beachy blue place to relax :O)

Hope you're having a divine week.

Sue @ House Pretty said...

Thanks so much for leaving a comment on my new blog. I appreciate it! I just found your blog through your comment on mine. I LOVE LOVE LOVE your bedroom. Beautiful colors, so breezy...especially since we have had 6 snowstorms, I think? in as many weeks! I have a whole house I have to decorate and I can see getting a lot of great ideas from your blog. I'm your newest follower, would love if you would follow me we well.

Denise at PinkPostcard. said...

Great makeover Michelle! Love all the touches you added. Very dreamy :)

The DIY Show Off said...

Michelle - you have the most beautiful bedroom ever. I want summer breezes and beachy comfort! (I've had enough of this snow!)

I hope that once we have a few other projects out of the way, I have a beautiful/peaceful space like this. Love it!

Roeshel

Libbie said...

Hey Michelle! GORGEOUS!! It is SOOO beachy! I was totally thinking how fun it would be to have your wondows open & a breeze blowing through when you said that too! I LOVE blues & whites in a bedroom & you really picked a good one! Enjoy your room tonight! I'll be thinking of ya when we can finally get those windows open! :)

Laura said...

Hi Michelle and thanks for your sweet comment..I'm sooo flattered that you find the time to pass by me! BTW...I can absolutely say that this is the bedroom of my sweetest dream...
Thanks for the great, fresh, beachy inspiration!
Laura@RicevereconStile

Cat & Cricket said...

I just want to jump in that bed and curl up with a kitty and a good book!
I love it girl!!!
Great job!!!
Smiles~
C

Ann said...

It looks so relaxing...
so gorgeous:)

A Cottage Muse said...

...sigh

Michelle it looks amazing!! I love the frame around the mirror over the mantel ~ it looks like driftwood!

Great job!!

Carmel @ Our Fifth House said...

It looks so beautiful! So comfy, warm, and inviting. I would never want to get out of bed!

Katherines Corner said...

just beautiful, I love everything about it, I want to flop onto that cozy bed and dream of the beach. Wishing you happiness, Katherine

Patti's Artful Design said...

I am always amazed how a little paint and decor change can alter the feel of a room when you walk in. I love the color....so serene and beautiful with your drift wood elements.....ahhh! And...I love the way you change up your blog header every so often too....always such a lovely surprise:)!

Thank you for stopping by, Michelle. It is always gives me a lift to hear from you!

driftwoodesign said...

This truely is a beautiful bedroom. Reminds me of our trips to Florida when we find an old Florida feel lodging to stay at. Thanks for sharing.
Kristy @ 4 the love of WOOD

Sixty-Fifth Avenue said...

You must feel like you're on vacation every day! Beautiful room!

Amy Gilman and Emily Lee (Sisters of the Wild West) said...

GREAT ROOM REDO. I love your kitchen too. I am getting ready to redo my kitchen and laundry room so love the ideas.

Biz said...

I found you thanks to Stuff and Nonsense...you have perfected this room! Both ways were gorgeous. I only hope to some day have my bedroom acheive this sense of calm!
Stop by sometime!
Biz

Julie said...

gorgeous!

Cindy said...

I am currently dreaming of creating a similar look in my bedroom. Thanks for this inspiration, I LOVE IT! Nothing like a summer breeze thru white crinkle curtains. Can't wait!! ~Cindy

Sarah said...

Michelle I absolutely adore your new bedroom. That "fantle" as you called it is unbelievable! I'm planning on doing the very same thing in my master!

I actually stumbled on your blog by chance. I think I was seeing a before/after party from Thrifty Decor Chick and I saw the redo of your daughter's room. Just by seeing that one post, I was hooked. I've been lurking around your blog ever since!

I haven't featured you on my blog as of yet, but I will definitely do so in the future.

CalypsoInTheCountry said...

Gorgeous! I would be hanging out in there all day!

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