Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Breaking In

Okay, I really intended to post this a bit earlier, but we had a little emergency trip to the doctor for xrays. My youngest has "a bit" of a broken arm. Luckily it's not too serious (he didn't even want to go to the doctor) and will only need 3 weeks to heal.
Now onto another kind of break.
When deciding to go with a bold color in a room, like I did with the aqua headboard, sometimes you need to do it in steps---break yourself into the idea. Bring in a few pops of the color with pillows and other accessories. Try painting something small first. I painted this frame and then lived with it in the room to make sure that I loved the color enough. Once I'd done those baby steps it wasn't hard to take the giant leap. And now I'm so glad I did. The bold color was just was what this guest room needed!

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29 comments:

Lou Cinda said...

I love this! The color is gorgeous and is perfect for this rooms! The pops of color just tie in all in and it looks FAB!!

Have a great day!!

Lou Cinda :)

Kathy said...

Ouch! I hope he heals quickly! How do you have a "bit of a broken arm"?
Love the aqua additions to the guest room. It really adds some brightness to the room! I've been considering this or a variation of the color for our Master Bedroom, but just can't seem to decide which variation I like best. I'll have to put it a little further down my "to do" list for this winter.

Lou Cinda said...

Oh, and I am so sorry about the boken arm and thankful it is not any more serious than it is. My sone broke his in the summer, was in a cast for 6 weeks, in the meantime we went to the beach and "tried" to keep it taped up so he could swim! Um....didn't happen! Got soaked, smelled AWFUL! Had to come home and get a new cast!! lol

Lou Cinda

Funky Junk Interiors said...

Oh gosh there's that headboard I want again. BAD. Nevermind. I'm going to go make me one. I'd think shipping charges would be horrendous anyway. :)

Love it!

Donna

Bill and Christina said...

Praying for your sons broken arm. I love your decorating!

The Neffs said...

Sorry to hear about your sons broken arm. I hope he feels better soon. I love your decorating ideas!

P@nmyfreetime.blogspot.com said...

Ouch!
Sorry about your son!
I hope he is better soon!
I love your splashes of color! I am scared to do it but I am inspired because you so it with such flair!

Gayle said...

Totally awesome! That aqua color is the same that DD#2 has just added to her living room in small amounts. I love it!

Teresa @ Grammy Girlfriend said...

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Heidi@TheCraftMonkey said...

Love it! Love the color, love the frames, love the cup! Love it all! When can I move into it? heh

Lynn from For Love or Funny said...

Aw geez...a broken arm? Hope your youngest has a quick recovery!

Love the Decor! said...

Love that headboard and the color. Beautiful!!

Craig, Blair and Turbo Skousen said...

That's an awesome color! I love the wall color too :)

Heather at Happy Chippy Junk said...

Preeee Teeee!!!

Darlene said...

Those colors look so GREAT together!! I LOVE that bright headboard and think it is perfect for the spare bedroom.

I hope your son's arm heals quickly...OUCH!!!

Connie said...

The aqua looks so smart with the brown and beige. I love it.
Hope your son heals quickly. Bumper!

salmagundi said...

Love that shade of aqua. That was a great choice. How do you have just a bit of a broken arm? Hope things go well. My son shattered and dislocated his elbow Tuesday; I'm afraid he's in for much longer than 3 weeks. But, He is a 41-year old big boy and will survive. Have a great week. Sally

Elizabeth (blue clear sky) said...

I hope his arm heals quickly. My oldest was at emerg last night with a badly sprained hand (working with his very large calf for 4H). We were so glad it wasn't broken.
What a gorgeous colour and thanks for sharing the craft paint tip. It looks fabulous and I am sure your daughter and sil will love the fresh changes you brought to your guest room.

Cottage Rose said...

I am surprised that I like that color,,, but I do.. I like how it goes with the earth tones,, and it is not over powering either.. great job... any guest would love it..

Hugs;
Alaura

Ruby Red Slippers said...

I love, love, love it!!!

Bellamere Cottage said...

What a lovely guest room....so Spa-ish...is that a word? :-)

Blessings,
Spencer

Nathaniel & Sarah said...

Sorry about your son. There should be a note when you deliver a boy that reads "bumps, breaks and scratches included." The color turned out great. It's not a boring room to look at. It looks fun and comfy.

Ellie Mae's Cottage said...

Gorgeous! You did a great job! It looks so professionally done. Sorry to hear about your son's arm. I hope he's feeling better.

Wendy said...

Glad your son is okay!

That blue really looks great :)

Gayle said...

Joy - I'm looking at your 'new' bedroom pictures again and I noticed that clear glass lamp on the side table. I wonder if you could take it apart and fill it with some colorful goodies? Might be fun!

Victoria said...

Wow, love the bed. Hubs would DIE if I even mentioned painting ours like this. :)

Hope your son heals quickly.

Nishant said...

love this! The color is gorgeous and is perfect for this rooms!


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Allison and Noah Riley said...

Awesome!! That color is perfect!

Princess Ang-hamin said...

You rock!! You totally inspired me to paint the dresser in my baby's room. I've never done anything like this before and it was so fun! Check out the before and after: http://angierich.blogspot.com/2009/10/dresser-redo.html.

Thanks for your awesome projects...they rev me up to do more in my home.

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