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Monday, July 12, 2010

Accent wall? Check!

I asked a few weeks ago about painting an accent wall... well... I decided to take the plunge and do it!

Ahhhh I love it so much! I'm so glad I decided to do it.

New paint and new bedspread means I need new pillows, too, right? I'm not thrilled with how the dark blue one turned out--I thought contrasting thread would look awesome, but it just shows my crooked gathers. Next time I will go with matching thread.

We got this dresser from D.I. last summer and I spray painted it brown. Love the shape, love the size--unfortunately, it doesn't have drawer runners, so it's not a very nice dresser. But I was going for looks when I picked it out.
Just a note about those framed prints above the dresser: I know you can't see them well in the picture, because I am not good at photographing things, but they are pencil drawings of architecture from the French Quarter and they are very dear to me. My grandparents lived in New Orleans while my grandpa was in school and he drew them while they lived there. Jason and I went on our honeymoon to New Orleans, so not only do they remind me of my grandpa, but also of our honeymoon. I'm really not a big "art" person--I would much rather have nice photographs than most art--but these are very special to me!

2 comments:

Mrs. Davis @ The Carolina Housewife said...

Oooo that turned out just lovely!

What is the cut out behind the bed??? Is it a mirror or just a niche?

And I adore that quilt from Target--beautiful!

K. Louise said...

Kate - your room looks fantastic!! I love the color of the accent wall, and your bedding is beautiful. Love, Mom