Tuesday, June 08, 2010

Pretty inspiration...
Hello girls! Remember how I was going to buy some aqua paint for my bedroom makeover? Well, I did buy some.... and I painted the whole room.... and it's just way to bright and too blue. So I'll have to find a better color- hopefully one that looks a lot like the one in the photo below.
I love this bedroom so much!!! It's from the book "Garden Style" by Better Homes and Gardens. I think the very pale aqua color is just what I want. The vintage floral prints on the bed are so pretty! I love how they used the garden trellis and plant stand for display.This photo is from the same book. I have drooled over this photo for over 10 years now and I just noticed that I now have two of the lovely McCoy pieces that are in this photo, the swan and one of the flower pots! Anway, just sharing some lovely vintage style decorating inspiration while I try and sort out my painting problems.
Michelle xoxo

26 comments:

Connie said...

It is lovely, sweetpea. I hope you get just the right shade for your bedroom. I loooove that bedroom you have pictured.
xoxo,
Connie

Caroline said...

I used a similar color for my living room and it was called icy pond by Benjamin Moore. It is the prettiest palest blue.

Brenda-shabbycatsandroses said...

Hi :) I LOVE that bedroom in the photo you showed...you can get lots of inspiration and ideas from it! I may have to keep an eye out for that particular book...lots of pretty eye candy to behold between it's pages!

Warmest always, Brenda

Paula said...

Hi sweet Michelle,
I have that book and love those photos too! Thank you for sharing the beautiful inspiration! I know you will find the perfect shade of aqua. I am always amazed at how dark a color can end up looking on the walls once it is dried. So don't be discouraged, you will get the right shade. It is so neat you have those two same pieces of pottery! Love, Paula

Paula said...

P.S. I love your new header! It is gorgeous!

Sweet Old Vintage said...

I have this book and I have always loved that bedroom....I know what you choose will be very lovely.

Lynn-Teacupstitches said...

Hi Michelle!
Oh gosh I have that book and its one of my favorites! That photo is bookmarked and raggedy from looking at it so much :-) It actually inspired me to find a couple shabby garden trellises which are fun to display so many things!
It was like a deja vous when I saw it!
I hope you find just the right shade of blue - or you could even give the wall a whitewash glaze over the darker shade you painted already.
Hugs and Smiles,
Lynn

A Cottage Muse said...

Hi Michelle...I have used a few pale aquas in my home. My bathroom and my craft room. One was Behr called beach glass and I forget the other but I would be happy to look it up and share!

Lori said...

Michelle, that color is so pretty...so pale you can just tell it is blue...love that...i have a couple of mccoy planters...one is pink and one is cream...they are very chippy and cracked...love them to pieces!!!

Home and Heart said...

I am looking forward to your next pics!! Good Luck!

Crystal Rose Cottage said...

Looks lovely! I hope you can find the right color that you are happy with!~Patti

Garden Antqs Vintage said...

Michelle, would you believe this bedroom belongs to my good pal Peg of French Vanilla. She's longed changed her look and does more creams and white and industrial. This picture was always my favorite and when she told me it was hers I couldn't believe it. If you've been to Marburger you've probably seen her booth.

magpie chic said...

Duck egg blue is a lovely colour to live with. Perfect for bedrooms. I thoroughly recommend it. Have fun. I love your ideas.
Jacqui

~Becca~Bluebird Rose said...

I have had that same book for many years too. I love those same pages; you and I have an affection for the same decorating style/colors.
You'll find the right shade... can't wait to see!
:)
~Becca~

anything shabby chic said...

Thank you so much for your help I have more pictures to keep showing of the store so thank so much for your help. I love that book I don't own it but I do get it at the library I have taken it out a couple of times!!

Cindy said...

I really like the bedroom picture. And in the picture with the pottery....I spotted a vintage planter ( the bird one). I have the same planter except in blue.

Debra@Common Ground said...

I LOVE this book and have it dogeared on so many pages, Full of great inspiration. That hint of blue on the walls will be just gorgeous!
xo,
Debra

Preemie Donna said...

Very nice, love that garden chic look..

She'sSewPretty said...

I love that picture. It would be my dream bedroom too. The boxes and the bedspread are just so pretty! I hope you find your perfect bedroom color soon so that you can show us your makeover!

Maija said...

It does look dreamy!! So sorry that your first color didn't work out!! I hope it's an easy fix!

Pink Roses and Teacups said...

Hi Michelle,

I too have that book, and it was deja vous for me too! I love that book. I'm sure you will find just the perfect shade of blue.

Debbie

Anne said...

Good luck with the painting of your bedroom. We're going to be doing some painting in July.

Elaine said...

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The Chateau of Remnants said...

I really love the getting sneak peeks at others decorating ideas! Thanks for Sharing!

vintage tickled pink said...

i have that same book and have bookmarked that page of the bedroom for yrs now. love it! diane

Robyn said...

LOVELY blog here! That bedroom IS lovely! Thank you for the sweet comment on my blog! The paint color is Ralph Lauren, Impressionist Blue. Thanks for asking...I love the color too!