Tuesday, September 22, 2009

What? You wallpapered your bedroom?

I am participating in Rhoda's Beadboard wallpaper party over a Southern Hospitality.

When purchasing a home, I dreamed of something with character and architectural interest. We did get a cute little 50s home, but it didn't come with quite the character I was crossing my fingers for.

So I put it in myself!

I knew we were going to do beadboard or wainscoting of some sort in the master. We used beadboard panels on our kitchen peninsula, which turned out AMAZING! I'll reveal the kitchen soon, I promise - we just got our oven yesterday.

Then one day, I stumbled across THIS POST!!!! I couldn't believe it! I yelled for Jarrod to come look as quick as he could. "LOOK HONEY, THEY MAKE BEADBOARD WALLPAPER!!!" Of course, he didn't share quite the same enthusiasm as I did about this new found treasure. Then I told him how much it would save us to do the wallpaper in lieu of the paneling - and he perked up a little bit more.

Remember my vision for the room?










It's still a work in progress, the chair rail and baseboards need to be caulked, then I'm going to paint all the trim and the wallpaper itself a glossy white.

I would show you more angles of the room, but you would see some pretty awful paper blinds that have paint on them because I wasn't careful when painting because I knew I was replacing them. I am on the lookout for fabric to do a nice DIY roman shade there.

I hesitate though, because I'm not sure I love the wall color after all. I love the blue a lot, and I picked it because I wanted a stark contrast - but I think this is way too stark. I also had these bed linens to work with, and new bed linens were not in the budget.

What do you think? Any suggestions?

26 comments:

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

Stephanie, Thank you for joining the party! I am hoping more will come out with their projects cause I know several have done things.

I love what you did in your bedroom, it looks fantastic. And I really like your wall color, it doesn't look too stark at all to me, but soft and serene. Great job!

BLJ Graves Studio said...

Your bedroom looks amazing! I love the wall color, not too stark at all.

Shari @ My Cottage of Bliss said...

The wallpaper looks wonderful...just like the real thing! I, too, love the paint color. Your bedroom looks very fresh and modern. :)

paintergal said...

Oh, how pretty!
Your bedroom looks so calm with that blue and the beadboard.
Fabulous job!

rohanknitter said...

Oh, I don't think it's stark at all, I think it's perfect!!

Anonymous said...

I love the paint color. Do you mind sharing what the name of the color is and who makes it? You've inspired me a bit!

melissa * 320 Sycamore said...

Wow~what a new look the beadboard gives the whole room~I love it with the blue.

Linda Merrill said...

I love the wall color, keep it! And the beadboard looks great too!

Marsha said...

WOW! Your bedroom looks great!

the queen said...

looks good. I love the blue color paired with the beadboard

homeblessings said...

I'd like the name of the wall color and where you got it too. I love it. Does it look exactly like it looks in the photos? How do you like the beadboard compared to the real stuff?

Stephanie Robertson said...

the paint color is Evening eclipse by Valspar at Lowes. It's a nice chalky grey blue.

I like the wallpaper, I haven't painted it yet, so it doesn't have a finished cohesive look - but I'm very impressed from what I can tell so far.

~Country Lady~ said...

Fantabulous!! My word...and it fits the description of your room perfectly. Love it!!!

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Your bedroom looks beautiful...what a great job you did on it. I Luv your paint color!
Come by for a visit if you have the time, thanks!

Blessings,
Linda

Shanty 2 Chic said...

Hi Stephanie! I love the blue! Not to stark! Also, how easy was the wallpaper to work with? Your room looks awesome! ~Ashley

Anonymous said...

Hello I came over via Rhoda...what a great job, LOVE it !!!

Another gal Chris from Just Beachy did her bedroom too, you guys have a lot in common :)

Nice to meet you !!!

All the best,
Kathy :)

Carrie said...

I just found your blog and love it. I hope to read more of your old posts in the next couple of days.
Love & Prayers
Carrie

Shannon Rodriguez said...

Looks great...don't change it!

Debbie @ The Shabby Bungalow said...

I absolutely love your bedroom - it certainly doesn't look stark to me :)

BTW I have the same bedside tables as you - I love them but I don;t like the dust they show ! LOL

Lisa @ akawest said...

I love your paint color so much, that I am going to go look for it as a possible blue for our new house. Thanks! Your bedroom looks great!

Anna See said...

Your room looks great. I find it soothing and lovely.

Cindy ~ My Romantic Home said...

My first thought when I saw your room was....I LOVE THE BLUE PAINT COLOR!!!! I think it looks so beautiful!!! It's a really soothing color! Your wallpaper looks great!

Suzette said...

Love the room...and the blue is perfect. Don't change a thing!

Jeannette said...

Don't change the blue paint! It's a very pretty color and I like the contrast. I think it would be a good idea to add a little blue to the bed. Consider pillows or coverlet folded nicely at the foot of the bed. I think using some blue accents on the bed would help tie it together!

Cote de Texas said...

I love the blue paint with it myself! what a transformation. it looks fabulous!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

YOU ROCK! Love it!

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