Wednesday, July 25, 2012

A place to cuddle.

What a project!  I'm happy to report that aside from a few paint touch-ups, screwing in door handles, and moving a soon-to-be-painted bookcase behind one of the doors, our Office/Den/Spare room project is completed.  And it's dreamy if I do say so myself.
 

It's also my daughter's newest favorite place to curl up with a book- with or without me.

As I mentioned before, I pulled old and mis-matched linens out of my cupboards and came up with a very "Sasha look."  It was so funny because as I kept tucking this and that into the room, I realized that I was making this room more "me" than any other room in this house.  There are dainty pink flowers on the sheets (not my man's favorite) and bold black and white flowers on the duvet (sewed from a sheet set we hated because it was far too "slippy.").


I love my favorite curvy turquoise lamp in here along side an old alarm clock from Ikea and rejected pink peonies from Ava's room that she no longer wanted, tucked into a favorite little numbered bucket.


Fresh flowers from my cutting garden and a few pieces of artwork that I painted just for me.  There is also a candle holder with starfish in it. And my favorite... pops of turquoise, aqua and blues everywhere.

It's a happy room... soothing and sweet.  Relaxing and restful.  No wonder Ava keeps disappearing into it.

We (as in I) frosted the glass on the french doors.  I didn't want the light blocked from this room too much when you're standing in the new hallway... but I wanted to give guests who may stay here privacy.  And please don't laugh because we totally tried this out as a family at night time just to be sure.  We took turns dancing around with the lights on in the room while everyone was outside the doors trying to peer in and see what "they could see."  You know... so we can reassure our guests that no one can see anything if they by chance want to change into their jammies or something.  Adrain wasn't sure this idea was going to work, but I'm happy to say that two coats of glass frosting spray paint later, it works like a charm! (And I WAS RIGHT.)



Which I've got to cling to... because the original placement I'd planned for this room wasn't working and Adrain came in and had an idea that worked and then I had to put up with his self-satisfied smirks all night long.  Ha! (But for real. I did.  He was almost unbearable you guys.) And I hate to admit it... but his plan was so much better than mine was, it's not even close.  Now we have a reading corner (and soon a little bookcase crammed with good reads) for the Den part and our family computer (office) and of course the spare room area (the cutest part of this entire set up).



So now I'm done.  And I'm never painting anything else again for the rest of my life.  Ever. (Except for those remaining six custom signs I'm trying to finish painting this week and next, now that this project is done.)





What do you think?  I wonder who will be my first overnight guest?! I can't wait!!



50 comments:

  1. Gorgeous. GORGEOUS! I want to come stayyyyy :)

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  2. LoVe, LoVe, LoVe !!!! Amazed how you just get it done !..Wow !

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  3. LOVE, LOVE it !!!!!! Sign me up :)

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  4. love it. I could stay there! What is the name and brand of the turquoise paint you used on on the night stand/quest dresser! thanks

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    1. Ah good question... I mixed a bunch of different types and colors to get that color... just what I had in the garage. I know the colors I used were Jargon Jade by Sherwin Willaims and Creamy by Sherwin Williams. I don't know the specific finish of the paints though... I hope that helps!

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  5. I'm on my waaaaay! Just kidding. (I know, big sigh of relief, right? - ha!) But seriously Sasha, it looks great! What an awesome project. Love all the special touches!!! ~Sally

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  6. I so want to know where you purchased those adorable sheets. Please do tell! You did an awesome job!

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    1. LOL I got them at TJ Maxx a while ago. They are a GREAT source for cute sheets. (And inexpensive too!) Good luck and I hope you find SOME! :)

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  7. Forgot to tell you, you can email me at cecedreams@gmail.com or leave me a comment at nyourdreams.blogspot.com..... I NeeD those sheets. smile.....

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  8. Please sign me up if you haven't already been inundated with guest requests. What a darling little room! I know just what you mean about being right and having to put up with other people being right (haha!). But really, I could move in, especially now that I know I can dance around and still have privacy from your frosted windows. :) It came together beautifully. Bravo!

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  9. I'm available when you are! The room is totally gorgeous ~ great job! I'm sure your guests will love it.

    xo
    Pat

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  10. Ooo! I love it. Your house is the cutest. Sasha, you're amazing.

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  11. Absolutely Adorable!

    I totally get wanting a room that is "you", versus the master bedroom which we must make comfortable for our husbands, as well. :)

    Love the part about dancing all around the room to make sure the others can't see in. Too funny! I wasn't even aware that you could buy glass frosting spray paint. I have the perfect room to try that on.

    Hope your day is BLESSED!

    Laurel
    mama of 12

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  12. It looks so charming and welcoming. Guests may never leave! Fantastic job.

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  13. Makes me want to curl up on the bed right now!

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  14. So stinkin' adorable! I'm in love with the aqua accents going on! I think after reading this, that I realize just how quirky your family can be...and I can totally relate.

    P.S. Love the wainscoting too!

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  15. It is perfect...as expected. You are so talented. Every little detail you put into things is so perfect. Thank you for being such an inspiration. I wish we could be your first guests in that beautiful room. And I wish I had a guest room that I could do up....but maybe I should focus on the existing rooms that have not had a spot of paint or makeover since we moved in 6 years ago. :)

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  16. Girlfriend, you have mad decorating skillz! It would have taken me the better part of a year to put something like that together. Great job to you and your hubs! What a welcoming space for your guests. They just might never want to leave :).

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  17. I seriously need you in my life! You clearly have a talent for putting rooms together. I love your entire house and want to move in with you. :) I so wish you lived closer. I would put your endless talent to good use in my house.

    A beautiful room - charming and cozy! (L.O.V.E the 'rest' sigh. swooney!)

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  18. OH MY WORD! Sasha...I didn't know you posted the whole thing. LOVE IT!!!! That little rest finger is awesome as are all of your other little touches. I can not wait to have my bum in that room. And I know you did it just for me. I know it;)

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  19. It is gorgeous! I want a room just like it!

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  20. the room is absolutely gorgeous, I think I would be hiding away in there with a book too!

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  21. Well I have the month of October open! Hahaha. It does look gorgeous! Nancy

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  22. Love every bit of it! The drawer liners are adorable <3

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  23. I wish it was me--I sure could use a break from this in escrow, out of escrow thing!!!!

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  24. oh amazing! you are a fast worker! you pulled off so much stuff in here. i really think this is my dream space. and how awesome would it be to sleep in that bed and dream all night... maybe one day. ; )

    i am in love. with a room! it's true.

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  25. LOVELY!
    The guest room looks so cozy and inviting. Love all your "Sasha" touches. I do know what you mean about doing the room totally you.
    I have been wanting to redo my daughters room now that she is off to college, but I still want her to feel its "her" room when she comes home fir breaks. You have inspired me to just do it.

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  26. at risk of sounding totally creepy, i'll totally buy those sheets if you ever want to sell them!they are so me! and i adore that locker/armoire piece! gorgeous!

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  27. Beautiful room! I have those same sheets in my guest room and the same ruffle sham =)

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  28. Love it all so cute and inviting the colors are are awesome, super job!

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  29. Love the room. Love the subtle stripes on the wall. Very nice!

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  30. What a great snuggling nook! The room looks so put together! Great job!

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  31. i LOVE this whole thing! so very Sasha :) my favorite part is the striped wall. and the turquoise dresser. and the rest sign. and and and :)

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  32. Wow- it all looks so nice! You did a great job with the painting and decorating. And love that y'all danced around to try out the frosted doors- something we would do, too. ha! And that rest sign- awesome!

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  33. Me!!! I'll be your first guest and I'll paint the rest of you projects too! Looks so inviting. Be careful guests may not want to leave!

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  34. Wow everything looks beautiful! Love it! Do you mind telling me what color/brand of paint you used in your foyer. It looks so bright and clean :) You have motivated me!

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    1. Sure! We have the same color throughout out entire house... it's "Ivoire" by Sherwin Williams. We love it.

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  35. Evertything looks beautiful! And your entry way looks gorgeous too! I don't know which I love more about you, your decorating style or the fact that you NEVER have any clutter! :)

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  36. It looks so cute! I can sooo see myself curled up enjoying a great book from the bookshelf. Too bad I live on the other side of the country or I would be on my way to spend the night. Good job!

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  37. it looks so good in there, sasha!
    you guys have worked so incredibly hard!!! WAY TO GO!

    I'm gonna send you and Becky an email...gotta get your feedback on something....

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  38. Oh, it 's gorgeous! I love everything about this room! And I think you've inspired me with a plan for our master bedroom...maybe. Oh, I'm so indecisive!

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  39. Happy place! Nice work!

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  40. Your pics and writing always lift my mood! thanks for sharing freshness, truth, reality, inspiring decorating, gorgeous kids, real family life and paint stories....love the new space..hope it blesses your family life...x

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  41. Love the pops of color! Did you do a post I missed on the striped nightstand? The whole room is just beautiful.

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  42. The entire post is great, and the room looks incredible (and I don't envy all the painting you had to do, I have built ins in a closet waiting for me, key word waiting), but I have to say what stuck with me and what I had to track down was the quote on your fridge. "Comparison is the thief of joy" Something that I've been trying to keep in mind this year. I found the printable and will be finding someplace prominent to put it to keep it in the forefront of my mind. Enjoy the rest of your summer and thanks for sharing all you do.

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  43. Lately, I have take a SERIOUS liking to turquoise. It's not surprising really because I think my little obsession has something to do with how much I love the ocean. Your new space is AMAZING! The colors, the clocks, the flowers, the art, the bed,the furniture (love the stripes on the one table/dresse), and that LAMP!

    Even if Adrain told you so, you did listen....That gives you some credit right?

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