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Sunday, August 19, 2012

Our Master Bedroom Makeover

Our bedroom is the furniture graveyard of the house. It's where all lost furniture goes to die. 
Our bedroom is upstairs and out of sight (and I don't mean "out of sight" in the "dynamite" kind of way!) so it has gone unnoticed for years.
Even after I painted all of our mismatched dressers the same color (stay tuned for that top secret "Don't Tell My Mom That I Painted The Dressers!" post tomorrow! ) our bedroom still seemed BLAH.
I asked my schnazzy local shop, Checkered Moon, if I could borrow a few pieces of SHAZAM to see how my room could look by adding just a few pops of color. As usual, they were good sports and hooked a sister up with some bold yellow and gray pieces. I heard this color scheme referred to as "Blonde and Gray" but that hit too close to home with my own hair color battle.

This throw and pillow really jazzed up my grandparent's rocker...
My window seat never looked so inviting...
I loved the look so much that I very casually mentioned to my mister that his Christmas shopping would be easy this year. 
But, until then...
I reluctantly loaded my borrowed items into my minivan with orders to the 82 children who were buckled in: "DO.NOT.TOUCH.ANYTHING!"
My front seat was piled with pillows and I contorted my body to be able to reach one hand behind me to pinch my children if they touched anything hold the lamp steady.
This is the part where I noticed flashing lights in my rearview mirror. 
This is the part where I pulled over so that the officer could chase the bad guy. 
Oh...wait. 
"Do you know why I pulled you over, Ma'am?" 
"Awkward driving?"
"Well...yes, that. But, you were also going 42 in a 30mph zone...in front of a church."
"My bad."
This is the part where I tried to explain that protecting the Jonathon Adler pieces was a very important job. I thought this would appeal to his "protect and serve" nature. 
This is the part where my daughter confused her legal terms and yelled "MOMMY'S GETTING ARRESTED!"

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http://www.504main.com/
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http://www.atthepicketfence.com/
http://www.houseofhepworths.com/
http://www.livelaughrowe.com/
http://www.theshabbycreekcottage.com/
http://www.snaptheconference.com/blog/
http://mylifeandkids.com/
http://somedaycrafts.blogspot.com/
http://fadedcharmcottage.blogspot.com/
http://savvysouthernstyle.blogspot.com/
http://www.notjustahousewife.net/
http://myuncommonsliceofsuburbia.com/
http://www.homestoriesatoz.com/
http://betweennapsontheporch.net/
http://alderberryhill.blogspot.com/

60 comments:

  1. Very Lovely!I so love the bright "pops" of color everywhere:) Im stopping over from the blog hop and Im so following you! Deidre~ http://simplysimplisticated4.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you, Deidre! This much color is way out of my comfort zone!

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  2. Oh - I totally love this! He probably should have arrested you for stealing all that stuff from the Checkered Moon!

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    1. Bwahahaha! I did have a van full of loot, with tags on them and no receipt!
      Thanks, Anna!

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  4. Well did you get the ticket or what???? You probably talked your way out of it!
    PS- Room looks awesome with your borrowed items, perhaps you should have just called in your credit card and kept everything. It would have kept you out of jail!

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    1. Just a warning, whew! But, I can't find my "warning" and I think I tucked it between their borrowed pillows. They might give a second thought to being my sponsor if they find that gem!
      Thanks for popping by, Laura!

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    2. amy found it tucked between the pillow and the throw! i came in and saw the pink warning ticket and said "now, what's kerry being "warned" about?" no biggie ... just thought ... there she goes again! lol

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  5. I have also been having a "blonde and grey" theme in my master, but I'm thinking it needs more. I wish my husband would go along with purple, blonde and grey, but he's ixnayed the "girl" colors of pink and purple from any room that isn't our daughters'.

    btw- your before reminded me a bit, just a tiny bit, of an Amish bedroom. Just telling it like it is, in case you needed more motivation to speed back to the shop for some more Schnazz (or pizazz, whatever)!

    And did you talk your way out of it? We once had a friend who was mugged and by the time the police arrived, her friends were pouring champagne and offering it to the officers:)

    Jessica
    stayathomeista.com

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    1. Oh.my.gravy.
      That made me snort laugh! I have never, ever been called Amish!
      Please, Jessica. Fly here and un-Amish my house.

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  6. Oh I do agree, the pops of yellow look amazing. I especially love that throw, it is stunning. So sorry about the ticket. That's a real bummer. Hugs, Marty

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    1. I escaped with a warning, whew!
      Thank you, Marty!

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  7. LOVE the yellow and absolutely HATE the pullover, ugh. Glad it was only warning, whew.

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    1. Can you believe my luck???
      I'm calling you for bail money next time, Michele!

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  8. Forgive me, but as I scrolled, I thought the first picture was "after." Probably because there weren't clothes strewn all over the room and the bed was made, so I didn't recognize it as a master bedroom. However, even my untrained eye could see the pops of color were cute - glad the cops let you blog from your cell. ;)

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    1. Just out of sight is a chair that houses my husband's clothing brigade. It is 3 feet.from.the.closet. For the love of vodka, go wild, take the extra 2 steps and PUT IT IN THE CLOSET!
      Thanks, Robyn!

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  9. Toooo funny. No, not the ticket part the you part. Love all the pops of color. Now tell us? Is your Mama still talking to you after she found out you painted the furniture? :)

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  10. My mama don't know nuttin'! I'm posting about my paint guilt on Tuesday. She might write me out of her will!
    Shhhh....

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  11. That....looks......awesome!!!! That lamp is seriously one of the coolest lamp bases I've seen in awhile! So....I hope he let you off the hook!

    --Katie
    @ Creatively Living

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    1. Thanks, Katie! The lamp was totally swoon worthy, huh?

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  12. You didn't drop any names did you?

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  13. stunning, kerry.

    the backstory elevates it to tres stunning!

    michele

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    1. There is always a backstory, Michele! My husband is having a hay day with this!
      Thanks for popping by!

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  14. I love the pops of color, its too bad it had to go back so soon. Hopefully Christmas will change that. If the cop had been in your shoes perhaps he would have done the same thing.

    If you get a chance I would love for you to come link up at my Pin Party.

    http://sarahdawndesigns.blogspot.com/2012/08/pintastic-monday-link-party-5.html

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    1. It is going to have to happen...now that I have seen the other side- MUST HAVE!
      Thanks, Sarah!

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  15. I love it... love love love it especially the pillow on the rocker.. and of course you had me laughing all through your post.. you are a RIOT! =)

    Carri

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    1. Thanks, Carri! That pillow was my favorite piece, too!

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  16. Very nice! I love the yellow and gray color scheme. Those are the predominant colors in our master bedroom too. It's just too bad that all of that was on loan!

    Kathleen @ Projects at the Pickett's

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    1. I love the gray and yellow combo! It is so cheery- Lord knows my room could use an update!
      Thanks, Kathleen!

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  17. Wow those cops - I mean POPS of color really are spectacular! ;D Great job.

    Warmly, Michelle
    PS - I'll bring you chocolate while you are in jail.

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    1. BWAHAHAHA!
      Chocolate would make it all ok!

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  18. Don't you hate when you are the bad guy?

    ~Bliss~

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  19. Oh, your bedroom makeover looks so cute! I love it! :)

    I am stopping by from the Show Me What Ya Got hop, have a lovely week. :)

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    1. "Joyness Sparkles"- that is the best name ever! My sister says that I am the "Joyologist" from SNL!
      Thanks for popping by!

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  20. I think it's really funny that no only did the officer say you were going 42 in a 30, but IN FRONT OF A CHURCH like that ads to the fine????

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    1. At least I didn't take my daughter's advice. As we were pulling away, she said "What if you squealed out right now? Would he pull you over, again?"

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  21. Hot damn, you just keep upping your game! So funny. Love how daughter was ready to throw you under the bus.

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    1. I'm raising her right!
      How the heck are you? I miss #Bloggersdance!

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  22. Aha, the dresser post now makes complete sense as I am reading your posts out of order. Our 13 year old son has just about given up hope of me getting pulled over. He has wanted that for so long ;) Love the colour combo and enjoy your 'new' grown up room.

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    1. Thanks, Elizabeth!
      I do feel like a big girl with my updates!

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  23. You need to march back to that store and bring home those accessories again pronto...especially after all that trouble! Your bedroom looked positively divine with them! Angie xo

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    1. Dern tootin'! I deserve those items, right? I'm telling my mister, fo' shizzle!

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  24. What!!!??? 42 MPH is practically a turtle's pace these days. Hey when I would get stopped for speeding when my kids were adolescents, they would get on the floorboards so that none of their friends (who might perchance be passing by in their mother's minivan) would see them and they would have to die of embarrassment. The room looks fabulous!!! Did you get an actual ticket or just a warning?

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    1. I embarrass my kiddos on a daily basis, Miss Kitty!
      The very kind officer gave me a warning, which I promptly tucked between the borrowed pillow. The ladies at Checkered Moon found it...I am classy.

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  25. Love the fun color choices in the room! Very pretty!

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    1. Thank you, Lisa! I am getting bold in my old age!

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  26. Absolutely beautiful. I love the color combo, and absolutely love the lamp!

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    1. The lamp is.to.die.for.
      Thank you for popping by, Erin!

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  27. Woo hoo! You were one of the most clicked links at last week's #findingthefunny! We're featuring you tomorrow, and I pinned this. Thanks for linking up!

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    1. Really? Wow, thanks so much, Anna! See you tomorrow!

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  28. Oh my goodness. I love the pillows, but the story is even better! Thanks so much for sharing on Show & Tell at SNAP!

    xoxo

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    1. There is always a story, huh? "Mommy's getting arrested" takes the cake.
      Thank YOU for hosting, Tauni!

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  29. You have created a gorgeous space--worth getting arrested over, right? ;)

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    1. Story of my life! The punishment is usually worth the fun!
      Thanks for popping by, Meredith!

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  30. Didn't realize that speeding in front of a church made it all more criminal! Love the colors!

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    1. Oh, yes. I am a rebel like that. Not only do I speed, I do it in front of the church!
      Thanks, Cheri!

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  31. Thanks for linking to Make the Scene Monday..features are a little late but you are being featured later tonight none the less!

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    1. Holy fantastic! That is so nice of you- thank YOU for hosting!

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