Monday, August 3, 2009

Help, Santa has gone "coastal"

Imagine my shock, when I was notified that my bedroom would be on the cover of my favorite magazine, Coastal Living! Wow, a dream come true!












Well... it REALLY is a dream! And most likely, will remain one!
How fun! I created it using a program called BigLabs.


...............and now we return to our previously scheduled program.........





In my previous met monday post I showed you my transformation of a generic 80's mauve wingback chair:






I was dreaming of a coastal inspired bedroom retreat that would make me feel like I was at the beach. I thought these soothing colors and beautiful fabric would work nicely . Fortunately, I had no pipping to use around the arms of the chair,(and too lazy to drive to the nearest fabric store), which forced me to think outside the box and come up with an unexpected solution. I had these little white shells and they did the trick!






Here is the wall before the makeover. Pretty sad, I must admit.




This is the mauve chaise that matched the wingback chair. I wanted it to co-ordinate with it, but didn't want the same exact fabrics.







I used an ivory brocade fabric out of the JoAnn's clearance table. It is quilted and has some very nice designs on it. The back of the chair was covered with the same fabric as the wingback.










Here is a closer view...........









My little shell collection was perfect for this shadow box I picked up for a buck....











Aww.... magazine cover worthy?!?... In my mind, at least!





Those battenberg pillow shams were found at a church rummage sale.... again... a buck each!






Go ahead.........jump in!




I bought this mantle from a neighbor. She just wanted 5 bucks for it. Even the queen of cheap felt guilty "stealing" it from her .... I gave her $10 for it! It wouldn't fit in my van, so her very sweet husband put in on a dolly and carted it the hill to my house for me.



I decorated the inserts with three large shells. Since this picture, I've changed it many times. Right now, I have 3 starfish on it.














Even though, I haven't used the chairs very often, I just love the look it lends to the room.
The coral candle holders are on of my favorite details of the mantle decor. They were found at Marshalls. The seagulls were snagged at Ross.





Here is my Father Christmas of the Seas... one of the many figures that I have created and one of my favorites.




A little gold mirror I picked up at a garage sale, painted ivory and glued some shells on.






One of the many shell accents in my room.... can't get enough of the glass candle holders. They make any collection look great.

The mirror was begging to be embellished, so this sand dollar, hung by a sheer ribbon was added.



Thanks so much for stopping by. I hope you got inspired to create your dream bedroom. It was one of my favorite makeovers and one I enjoy every single day.






Now, here is my ad for the credit company people:

"Fireplace mantle, mauve chairs and chaise lounge...$70 total @ garage sale. Fabrics to update and reupholster chair and chaise $85. Waking up each morning, feeling like I'm on vacation at Ritz on the beach............ priceless."


Be sure to swing by Susan's Between Naps on the Porch where you'll see many more makeovers as well as Rhoda's at Southern Hospitality Blog.com.

57 comments:

Betsy said...

Wow, thanks for giving me some great ideas. I loved the pictures, so calming were the colors.
betsy

Domestic Designer said...

Congratulations! You have created a true oasis. I just love every single detail. You are a very creative person. I know you inspire me every time I visit. Take a break...I believe you deserve a beach vacation! :-) Have a wonderful week!

susan said...

This is ABSOLUTELY magazine worthy! Send them a picture--really!

Kammy said...

I love your peaceful bedroom !
Santa fits right in !!!
Kammy

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

This is all just gorgeous! Certainly magazine worthy!!

Congratulations to Santa for being on the cover of Coastal Living!!

Katherine

Stacey said...

Wow your room turned out just amazing! I love the mantle, the Santa,and the beautiful white shutters against the blue paint. Oh, the whole room is beautiful. It's peaceful and beachy!

Chari said...

Hi Rose...

My friend...I absolutely believe that your fabulous coastal bedroom should be on the front cover of Coastal Living...it's one of the most beautiful bedrooms that I've ever seen!!! You have done a magnificent job creating a coastal oasis for you and your honey!!!

Well...I really don't know where to begin...I suppose with the wall color that you chose...it's perfect!!! I love the creamy off white with that beautiful shade of blue!!! All of your white accents just look so pretty with the wall colors! I am still in awe of your chair and chaise makeovers...that fabric is soooo beautiful...it's one that I definitely would have picked!!! Hehe! Rose, you are such a talented and creative lady...of course, I bet I'm starting to sound like a broken record...but I sincerely mean every word!!!

Girl, I just can't believe that you got that gorgeous mantle for just $10!!! What a blessing!!! I love your mantle vignette...oh yes, the coral candleholders are my favorite too!!! You really have a beautiful collection of shells...I was "eyeing" every one of them! Hehe!

Well my friend, what a fabulous post of an absolutely fabulous bedroom!!! And....I won't be a bit surprised when I actually see your bedroom on the cover of Coastal Living!!!

Have a marvelous Monday, Sweetie!
Chari

BrownBag*Boutique said...

This looks great! I love all the shell touches that you added and the chair and chaise look amazing. There is nothing like a beachy "getaway". Great redo!

Marsha's Mpressions said...

What a beautiful serene setting! You have so many great ideas in your details. Love your shells in the shadow box and your mantle is gorgeous. Your Santas with all their detail are spectacular!

Lou Cinda said...

Well you SHOULD be posted on the cover of Coastal Living!! This bedroom is so gorgeous! SO GORGEOUS! I LOVE it!!

You have inspired me to take an upholstery class this fall. I have wanted to take it for ages and never have, but I am going to do it this year!!

Thanks!

Lou Cinda :)

Tales From My Empty Nest said...

That bedroom is amazing!! It is so beautiful. The colors are so pretty and calming. You are such a creative lady and so talented in pulling everything together. You offered some great ideas. Thanks so much for sharing. Your bedroom should certainly be on the cover of Coastal Living for sure. Love & blessings from NC!

downhomeliving said...

Wow that room is gorgeous I love it! Thanks for sharing.

Blessings,

Linda

bj said...

I love love love your beautiful bedroom. Now, just about the time I have my reds and yellows in MY bedroom...now I am wanting blue walls and shells. O, I hope Mr. Sweet is in a good mood when I mention it...well, maybe I'll wait a year...
Love it all, Rose.

Sharlotte said...

This room is DREAMY! I love everything about it. Your chairs are lovely, actually gorgeous. I would be honored to stay in this room!

carolinajewel said...

This is absolutely magazine worthy! Love everything and every thing in this wonderful coastal retreat! You should be featured on a magazine cover!!!! :D Jewel

Zoe said...

Absolutely gorgeous! It is so soothing. What a great job.

Zoe

Brenda said...

You are VERY good at this decorating stuff! I am so inspired by those seashells on the chair! And all your decor is so creative. That bedroom looks so tranquil. Just what you need for a good night's sleep. Really, this is absolutely beautiful eye candy. I truly enjoyed this!
Brenda

Terry said...

Thanks. The mantle lady deserves something special every year from now on.

Cindy said...

From the first time I saw this on RMS to now I am so in love with this beautiful room! That shade of blue with the white and all your beautiful coastal accents and Coastal Santa to boot! This should be on a magazine, i am very seldom as impressed with theirs as I am yours! Cindy

Shelia said...

Hi Rose! Oh, there you go being marvelous again! I love all you've done to your bedroom - it's so lovely! Love the soft blues and creams! Those chairs are amazing and that mantle! You're so good!
Can I come over? :)
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

D said...

Wow! Beautiful! Your room Should be on the cover of Coastal Living. Very relaxing and serene.

Kelli said...

Definitely worthy of a magazine cover!! Absolutely gorgeous!

prof en retraite said...

Wow, Rose! This is just beautiful! You are so creative and it shows in all of your special touches! Your photos are gorgeous as usual! Your room SHOULD be in a magazine! Enjoy your week!...hugs...Debbie

Kelly B said...

It is a shame that it isn't really on the cover... I would have had to buy it!! Your room looks divine!! So relaxing... and very rich. Isn't it wonderful when we can create such a lush look for such a small price? You do truly have a "Midas touch". Beautiful!!

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

This is a very well deserved honor! I can't wait for my issue to arrive in my post box.

Miss Laura Lu/RMS4291960 said...

This was one of my very favorite rooms on RMS! I love your fabrics! You fooled me because I really thought you were being featured in a magazine because this room should be!!! Everything about it is perfect! You are so very talented! God Bless! Lauralu :)

abeachcottage said...

errrm, this has got to be where I come and stay for a weekend! love it especially the shells on the chair...

S

Sarsafrass said...

I simply cannot get over the shells in the shadow box - it's so simple, yet it's so eye-catching!! I love shadow boxes, but I've never thought of displaying one as if it were on an easel, rather than hanging it.

Diane @ Four Paws and Co said...

Your bedroom is so serene and just plain ole drop dead gorgeous Rose! I wish I had a bit of your incredible imagination for reinventing things. Love the magazine cover - aren't they such a kick to create! ☺♥☺ Diane

Cami @ Creating Myself said...

Your bedroom belongs on teh cover of Coastal Living...it's beautiful! Love your seashore Santa!

Justine said...

Rose! :::::::::Slap::::::: I thought you really WERE getting your bedroom in the magazine! I was practically jumping up and down in my chair until I scrolled down. :::::::SLAP SLAP SLAP:::::::

But I have to tell you, you SHOULD submit pictures of this room to them. I'm not even into beachy stuff and I absolutely adore this room. I think it's total perfection in every single way, from the area rug to each individual shell. Girl, you have got such talent it's not even funny!
I can't even tell you how much I loved looking closely at every single picture. Beautiful. Just beautiful!!!!!

Justine :o )

Zoey said...

That is just beautiful. I can imagne that it does feel like being on a vacation every morning you wake up to it.

Lara Harris said...

That is SO awesome!I just recently did a portrait for the amazing designer Matthew Mead! Such great exposure indeed!:o)Congratulations!

EmBee said...

SO? When are you coming north to instruct me on my master bedroom makeover?
:-)

salmagundi said...

Just beautiful! I always look forward to your posts knowing I will see something creative. I'm so envious of your ability to dive in on an upholstery project. They scare me to death, but I'm getting better. I'm going to stretch my upholstery skills again soon - one step at a time. Thanks for the inspiration. Sally

Tarva said...

My dream is to have a summer home at the beach. Love your coastal theme.

Lisa said...

I believed your room was going to be on the magazine cover. You have created a stunning room, definitely magazine cover worthy.

Christina said...

This is spectacular - I am inspired to do something to the bedroom I painted purple - I must have had some soft of blackout when I picked that color.

Please share the blue paint color.

Deanna said...

Absolutely love your make over and Santas!!!
What a pleasant room to relax in.
FANTASTIC.
Blessings to you from Kansas where the Buffalo roam!
d

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

I have always thouht this room SHOULD be on the cover of a magazine, and you have made some wonderful changes since I last saw it! All of your coastal decor looks so pretty. I love the way the way you upholstered the chaise - of course I love the way you upholster everything! I want you to come spend a month or two at my house (boy, could I put your talents and creativity to work). laurie

Shauna said...

I think that room should be on a magazine cover. It should also be featured in Coastal Living. Beautiful!

Chris said...

This is unbelieveable, every little detail is complete. This room should be in many magazines. What a shell collection. You are the most creative person that I know, I'm so proud of you. Now, please tell hubby Happy Birthday for me.

Hugs,
Chris

nikkicrumpet said...

YOU TOTALLY HAD ME GOING. I wouldn't be surprised in the least if any room in your house was in a magazine...they are ALL worthy! But this room is awesome!!! You did such a creative job and pulled it together beautifully. I'm so very very impressed!

Yeah, I'm Still Here... said...

Beautiful, beautiful, Beautiful! It absolutely belongs on a magazine cover! Thanks for stopping by! I'm so glad you found me so I could find you! :)

Little Lovables said...

wow, it looks gorgeous! I love the coral candlestick holder, those shams and the mirror. beautiful upholstery job!

Nancy said...

WOW WOW WOW WOW WOW!!!!! I am just beside myself right now!!! This is the prettiest beach theme I have EVER seen!!!!!!!!! Makes me plum giddy feeling! Infact makes me want to do a beach bedroom in my house!!!! I'm going back to look and dream again! Nancy

Lynda said...

You have a lovely blog with such wonderful ideas-very creative!
Thankyou for stopping by my blog and trying my Pineapple sheet cake...let me lnow if you like it!

My Castle in Spain said...

I just think it's amazing! you're very creative and clever...i love your dream room !
it must be so enjoyable...
:-)

ps : to answer your question if you could do all this trip in 8 days, it might be a bit tight if you also want to include Morocco. Valencia is quite far from Sevilla. But Sevilla and Granada are definitely a must see.
Also it depends, which time of the year you'll be travelling. Sevilla is very hot in August !
i'll go and read your post on Spain now.
also, thank you for your lovely comment
:-)
Lala

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Wow!!! Your transformation was awesome girl... I've forwarded your blog onto my daughter.. she loves "anything" that screams sea....and has a ton of shells.. thought yours was so full of inspirational ideas that I wanted to share them with her.. Design on a Star just amazes me...all of this young talent out there..girl wish I had been that "brave" earlier in life. lol... Anything cool to drink at your place?? I've got the popcorn.. hugs ~lynne~

ImagineCozy said...

What a fantastic room! Your work on the chairs is beautiful, I especially loved the little shells on the front of the arms. The details that you have added really create a cozy relaxing atmosphere. Wonderful!
-Angela

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

GM Rose...girl this is by far the best room you have done to date...WOW!! it does look like a maz cover each and every detail you put into it...just BEATIFUL my friend..Now that shadow box is a "type Setters box" and I have one and will tell you I paid lots much than a buck for it...They were used at print shops to hold Metal numbers and letters for print...I know you didn't care about an Antique lesson...but you know how I am about them ha ha!!
Rose I really think you need to send a Mag this picture girl...Again just beautiful my Friend..May you have a great weekend and thanks for coming by...Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

The Stylish House said...

Rose,
You had me fooled, but this room is so beautiful it would not have surprised me. Love all your thoughtful touches, and the printer box on the stand with shells is perfect.
Cathy

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

WOW, beautiful bedroom! I think this is the first time by your blog, you have done an amazing job with this room. So glad I came over for a peek. Love it all!

Charlene said...

This is my ALL TIME FAV! This room is awesome! I am off to Marshalls to find that candlestick holder. That mantle was a STEAL!!! Perfect. The chairs divine. I LOVE THIS ROOM!!!! Well Done! Thanks for sharing.

Pinky said...

Rose, I am so HAPPY that I scrolled down on your latest post to see again this BEAUTIFUL bedroom. I love it so much and have since you first posted it on RMS. By the way, do you still post anything there???? Hope you are having a GREAT weekend. I am : my daughter got ENGAGED last Fri. night!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Whoo Hoo!!!!! Love, Pinky

Personalized Sketches and Sentiments said...

Truly! It really does belong on the cover!!!!! it is gorgeous and that photograph looks perfect!

And goodness! Did you do the upholstery too!!! really?

Amazing! Can you come over to my place.

Blessings & aloha!

finally getting around to some favorite blog reading...whew the beach party was fun... and I actually was able to get my stuff together for a Rooster Party blog hop!...I don't have but maybe one rooster...but with my hubby being Portuguese, I couldn't pass up talking about one of the symbols of Portugal. (just got back from my dentist...still numb...cant wait til our girls are done with school so they can do my dental work ;o)

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