Wednesday, October 07, 2009

the white

I transformed this room all for under $100.


If I have a minute, you'll find me gazing at my finished project, the white room. I posted the other day about being inspired by a fellow blogger who does the most spectacular work in all white.

The project began with a stop at Lowe's for some white paint. It was a dizzying experience, as there are roughly 786 shades of white. I was just short of asking my two month old son for advice because the sea of white was overwhelming. Alas, chosen.

I started first with the two metal nightstands that have a woven wooden top---mistake. I will never paint metal again. It does not absorb the paint like wood does, and it took me FO-EVA to cover the brushed metal color. They did turn out lovely in white though, so I must say I am pleased with the results.


I've had these two antique prints from my mom, framed rather gargantuously with an ancient gold color. The frames though, divine and perfect. Immediately I saw white. and I looooooooove them.



Mentioning before in previous posts, my obsession with a nice bed. My latest tackle is to make all beds in our house "hotel" style. All white, with comfy sheets, a light king-size blanket all tucked in. Somebody else thought I was making it for him.


The fabric for the curtains I got at Joanne's for $40, and made them with a no-sew approach. Success.


$35 for paint/brushes/etc...
$40 curtains
$15 hardware
TOTAL: $90

17 comments:

Courtney said...

Looks beautiful! I love your bed frame!

Cee said...

It looks great...somday I want to have a hotel style guest room. It's so chic!

Sweet Simplicity said...

It looks great! I love the picture frames. I'm surprised you didn't paint the headboard! It is gorgeous and I would have a tough time painting it. :)

Ricardo and Lauren said...

it was very comfy and cozy:) You've inspired me to paint the desk in the guest room white. Now if the hubs will go for it is another thing!

Lea Liz said...

It looks great!!!

Kerry said...

its lovely! :) xx

Abby said...

Wow, I love it!

It looks so crisp and clean - very hotelish ;)

The budget is spectacular too!

mama faith said...

Love it! I'm doing a lot of white in my new house as well, including white bedding! Classic!

Colby said...

Hey girl! I am obsessed with chic white furniture too- anytime I see a wood piece I think white! Also after searching forever----> I found Linen White by Benjamin Moore- fab white that isn't "hospital" white and covers great. P.S. Love the curtains! btw Ikea has a great sheer white curtain with a great print thats fab as well...

Kyndal said...

Love. It. Did I see in one of the pics on Lauren's blog that you painted that huge mirror white as well? Is that in your master bedroom now?

Meant to be a mom said...

Beautiful white room. Great job.

I think its funny you said something about making the bed "hotel style" I have an obsession with having my bed hotel style. With the clean white fluffy down comforter and the super soft matress you just sink inot and the whole bed looking like a huge marshmellow you just form to when you lay on it. Needless to say my bed is all white, white sheets, white down comforter, white everything. I love it!

Glamorous Newlywed said...

So stinkin' cute! How did you make the curtains without sewing?

The Taliaferro's said...

hey nat the room looks great. hey i can give you a couple of helpful hints on painting the metal next time if you want. it should make life a little easier b/c it can be tough. well hope all is well.

Lil' Woman said...

Looks great! :)

Nat said...

I love it! I love white- I would paint everything white if I could!

Life at the White House said...

Looks great - I'm a big fan of white too, especially white bedding! Although it is harder to keep a crisp, clean white, it's just classy & gorgeous!

GOOD JOB!

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