Friday, April 29, 2011

finished painting....and advice...

Well I finally finished painting my family room!!! hooray!!!
so I will start revealing one wall on fridays...and any suggestions is fine with me...I decided to stop drooling over everyones space and just go with what makes me happy, and being a family room, its used alot and needs to be functional and I need to keep the furniture and entertainment center that I had...

so this is my color palette, all of my favorite shades...

here is what I have so far, I did the faux wainscoting on the bottom and painted it moon white by Beher, the top was so hard, I had so many swatches and samples, but finally chose Benjamin Moores Healing Aloe, I love it, really soft and soothing.
the faux fireplace had to stay, well because it really works in the winter...hahaha.
I had an old mirror that I just propped up, dont like the reflection of the fan, but love the mirror, then there is Herbie, my husbands first deer, who has been in every house we have ever lived in!!!
 as you can see in the reflection, I don't have curtains up yet, I have decided to sew some to save money...

I love all my assesories on the mantle, but mantles are hard so I don't know if I should switch it up..
any suggestions?

I forgot I had these glass knobs, had them in a bag in the cuboard...

I found these gorgeous shelves made from antique tin on splurge,
just put a couple things up so far...

well there it is one wall, I am still rearanging funiture so I will snap a photo of the whole wall when I do that.
so what do you think?
any suggestions?

I am joing these parties...
French Country's Feathered Nest Friday's
My Romantic Homes, Show and Tell Friday's
Chic on a Shoestring Decorating's Flaunt it Fridays
The Charm of Home's, Home Sweet Home
At the Picket Fence's, Inspiration Friday
Beverly's Pink Saturday


  1. Hello,

    I love the colours you chose, stunning!

    ~ Gabriela ~

  2. I think it looks great! Keep going with what you love and you can't go wrong! Have a wonderful day! Sandi

  3. There you go making me swoon again! Oh my goodness, it's gorgeous!! Love the shelves too.

    Happy weekend sweet friend,

  4. I love the texture you used in your vignette!

  5. Everything looks so sweet. I love the violet in the teacup!

  6. Hi Stefanie,
    I love your beautiful room. The colors you have chosen are perfect and the vingettes are making me envious.


  7. Those images are just gorgeous! I love the mantel display and that chippy shelf you got on eBay. You must be so happy with what you achieved! It all looks so beautiful! X

  8. Love the colors! I am getting ready to paint the downstairs and wanted to find the perfect blue. I can't think of a house where I have had a soft soft blue paint, so I think this is the one! I so appreciate you telling the names of the colors. I need to get cracking! it's scheduled for June.
    I love all your chippy, old stuff. and of course the bottles.
    Boy! Are we on the same wave length or what?
    Have a great weekend! Karen

  9. I love it all Stefanie. I think the cloche with the glass knobs is the greatest. Love the hubby dear too.
    Happy Pink Saturday, Char

  10. It looks just beautiful!!
    I love the colors that you chose and how you arranged everything ~
    Thank you for sharing with us ~


  11. I love the color...yes, I have dealt with my fair share of "Kerbies" before! Thankfully, my 16 yr. old son decided he wanted me to decorate his room in the rustic look with all of his mounts, so all the "animals" are in one really looks great and he even let me use some twig furniture and lodge look///I also like the bottles and architectural pieces that you have displayed. Old door knobs are one of my "things"...I would love for you to visit me and enter the giveaway over at The Cranky Queen...Keep Junkin'. Tiff

  12. Very well done, Stefanie! I love both colors and your mantel is perfect!


  13. Oh your room is looking lovely!! I love your wall color.
    I just painted our other guestroom a color similar. I took a bunch of oops paint to make up the color- tad more green than I wanted but it turned out great for me playing the mad paint scientist!!!

  14. Stephanie - what a great job you've done! Blues are difficult, but yours looks perfect. You've used items that you love and that's what is important. The glass knobs are wonderful! I love them. Looking forward to what you do next!


  15. So beautiful! Love your paint color choice!

  16. So lovely. I thought that cloche with the metal stand holding glass knobs is the sweetest thing! Your photos are pretty. Patty

  17. I think it's beautiful and peaceful! Great job!

    Flora Doora

  18. I Love your Mantle Vignette, All your Shabby even makes the Deer Head Look Great!

  19. Your shelves were the first thing that caught my eye. I love them and they are so beautiful with the flowers in the pitcher on top. Gorgeous!!

  20. Very fresh and pretty...cant wait to see the rest,

  21. Pretty dont know about the deer though...freaky HPS!

  22. I love it as is, in all it's chippy, pretty, deer trophy wonder!!

  23. Absolutely lovely paint choice and the wainscoting is perfect with it! I love the vignette you created with those soft touches of pink and we are so glad you shared this with us at Inspiration Friday this week!

  24. Hi Stephanie, what a gorgeous room. Love the deer head and the judges paneling. It all works together so well!! Thanks for sharing on VIF! xo Debra

  25. You have some beautiful accessories! Love your mantel! Thanks for linking it up!

  26. Looks those chippy accessories! Laurel@chippingwithcharm

  27. Hi Stephanie, Glad you followed your heart. It's beautiful! Love your displays and colors! Great job!
    ~ Julie

  28. Hey Stephanie! So glad you love my laundry room color...I figured you'd be surprised it's not pink! :0)
    Love your colors in your room too..all my favorites in one place!

  29. I adore your colors! I think you should keep doing what you love! Then, the room will be yours and you will love it!


  30. I love the colors you've chosen, very soothing. Love are your treasures and the way you've displayed them.

  31. Really beautiful room, wonderful things.

  32. Visiting from The Shabby Chic Cottage. Love those violets in the pretty teacup, and all of your other lovelies!