Tuesday, May 15, 2012

art above the headboard finished!

Yesterday I finished the art above the headboard!

Click to read more about the tufted headboard with wings and nailhead trim, dresser/nightstand, lamps, pillows!


I drew a design based off of the bed skirt or back of pillows fabric - traced with puffy paint (remember it is very hard to get the puffy paint to be perfect - if you try it this way, embrace the imperfections!)

After it dried I painted it with SW Anew Gray with a little white mixed in

Once it dried I didn't think that it had enough contrast - and looked a little flat in the space ...


so I retraced the lines with white puffy paint and perfect - just enough pop!


The two larger frames on the right are painted the same as the canvases (little frame is from Ikea)

I printed the quote on fabric - check out this post to see how I did it - I drew the Eames chair outline and Annabelle's silhouette in illustrator



and on the other side - a wedding photo, outline of wishbone chair, and a quote printed on fabric 







I love the extra contrast that the white lines gave the canvases! and how the texture ties in with the bed skirt while balancing out the stenciled wall

I have a lot of exciting projects in the works ... now I just have to decide what to start first!

27 comments:

  1. What a gorgeous retreat Sarah! I just used the same lamp shade in a client's home yesterday. I love the color and pattern! Your space has so many great details and special touches.

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    1. Thank you! I just popped over to your blog - the room is looks fantastic so far! Looking forward to seeing the finished result! Love that lampshade - I was so glad when I found it, gotta love target!

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  2. Where did you find your "nightstands" ? love the whole room!

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    1. Thanks Danielle! I found both on craigslist and refurbished them (if you are interested in taking a look: http://sarahmdorseydesigns.blogspot.com/search/label/dresser) Sometimes craigslist can be good and other times not!

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  3. Hi Sarah, saw you on Better After. This is SUCH a beautiful space! I'm about to bite off a bedroom redo, lots of good inspiration here!

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    1. Hi Jennifer! Thank you so much! I just checked out your blog ... looks like we have a lot of the same fabrics on the list! Looking forward to seeing your bedroom redo!

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  4. Where did you find the lamp shades??? I must have those, love them!!

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    1. Hi Dorothy - Lampshades are from Target!

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  5. This really is a gorgeous room - I love how it all comes together! Everyone can see that you put a lot of thought into your projects before starting them - me, on the other hand, I'm a "shoot first, ask questions later" kind of DIYer ;-)

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  6. Hi Sarah. Love this room! Where did you get the bed frame/headboard from??

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    1. Thank you! I made it :) http://sarahmdorseydesigns.blogspot.com/2012/04/diy-headboard-complete.html

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  7. such a well thought out design! where did you find that bed skirt?

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    1. Thank you! I made the bed skirt out of Covington Windsor Citrus fabric

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    2. That is talent! Would you have any interest in making one for purchase?

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  8. I just bought a gray and yellow comforter set at Kohls. The room is so inviting and I was glad to see your assessories in the same colors. Love the lamp shades!

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  9. I am so in love with gray and yellow combinations. I came across your image on Pinterest and used it as inspiration for my own mini-project. (http://ninasquared.wordpress.com/2012/08/28/back-in-the-bedroom/)

    Beautiful room!!!!

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  10. Your bedroom is gorgeous!!!I love the headboard it's a great feature in your room.

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  11. Gorgeous!!! So well put together. Great photos of the whole room. Really love your nightstand and lamp arrangements. ~Bre

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  12. What a beautiful room! And love that puffy paint trick ...

    :)

    Linda

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  13. I am wondering where I can get that quote "You are and have always been my dream?" I would love to get it for my hubby :)

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    1. Hi Sherry! I can sell a printed version (this one is printed on fabric) for $15 and $3 shipping. Thanks!

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    1. Hi Lindsay! The white duvet is from target, the floral coverlet is from TJ Maxx, I think the brand is Bella Lux

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  15. I love the quotes, especially to be irreplaceable, you must be different.
    Do you offer that one as well? And how do you print it on fabric?

    Thank you!

    I have been working on my bedroom for almost 4 months! I think I am finally beginning to see light, at least a bit, at the end of the tunnel!

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    1. Hi Angie! I just purchased some thin muslin (ironed it) and attached it to paper with spray adhesive, trimmed the edge and printed it on my ink jet printer. Super easy!

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