Tuesday, August 10, 2010

The Green Room Reveal


It's a little late in the day to be posting, but I wanted to share the green room with you as promised.
I was especially pleased with the way this room turned out.  Mostly because I am partial to green, especially green with blue.  By the way, I think the color was grass green - Ralph Lauren, picked out my son years ago.
Before, everything was dark, the furniture and the floors.  I really love the contrast now.
(To read about the chest, go here.)
I recently covered this old chair that I found at a yard sale for $1 with a navy and white ticking stripe.  I love to use utilitarian fabrics in "boy" spaces.

As I have said before, enjoy your home now by making the most of what you have.  Instead of refinishing the old floors, we painted them, saving hundreds of dollars and I'm so glad that I did it.  The boys love their new rooms.
Thanks to all of you who have been following this project.  Hopefully it didn't drag on to long....

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The Bedding:
Metalasse - Lands End
Duvet Cover - Garnet Hill 




I am linking this post with Between Naps on the Porch  and The Inspired Room.

44 comments :

  1. Both rooms are super!!
    love the white ,,
    would love to do mine the same..
    maybe one day?
    beautiful job on the chair as well as the spaces!
    Hugs!
    Loui♥

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  2. I love it! It just sets off those walls to have white floors. I am also a huge fan of blue and white ticking. I use to have this navy and white ticking sofa I purchased at a garage sale for $60, and I made pillows to match.
    Brenda

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  3. Oh! I love this room too... Even the dice look cooler in this room now. What a great job!

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  4. Absolutely beautiful! I am so impressed (and a little jealous!) of your white floors! :)

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  5. Both rooms turned out wonderful! I love white painted floors....
    Penny

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  6. It's beautiful, Rene! I really love that ticking stripe chair too.

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  7. turned out really nice....love the ticking for the chair would love to find a bedskirt for my rope bed in that. i like the floors still not sure i could do that!!

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  8. Rene,
    That $1 chair looks soooo NIFTY...love the fabric that you used!

    Blessings,
    Linda

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  9. Rene, it looks so good. I love green and white. Our bedroom was green and white for thirteen years. I loved it, but was ready for a change. I love that bed and the ticking covered chair.

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  10. This contrast in the room is just so beautiful. I love it. Thanks for going ahead of some of us and jumping into this project and sharing it.
    T

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  11. Oh I am partial to that green room... green is my favorite :) both rooms are so great and fresh! Wonderful makeover

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  12. SO CUTE Rene! Love the kelly green with the white floors. And the touches of blue are lovely. It's the perfect kind of gender neutral decorating.

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  13. Love it!! Great job! Did you see the painted kitchen floor recently posted on High Heeled Foot in the Door? Saw it this morning and then Layla of The Lettered Cottage posted about it on FB a little while ago.

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  14. it is a great looking room, the furniture really looks amazing with the white floors

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  15. The green room is great Rene, but I am so in love with the blue room. Hope your boys love their rooms...how old are they? I have 4 boys, all grown and gone.

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  16. Looks SO good! I am inspired. My sister might come down this weekend to help me move the furniture! Yikes!

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  17. I talked with my hubby and showed him your pics of the bedrooms and he agreed that we can paint our front entry way. So excited. I put up a post about you and your blog on my blog today. You truly inspired me. Thanks for sharing so much info about painting the floors. It is going to make it so much easier for when I am ready to do it.

    By the way, love how the floors came out in the green room too.

    your friend in bloggie world,
    Jessica

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  18. WOW! I love it! Especially with the green wall color. Y'all did a great job Rene!

    Mary Ellen

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  19. Very nice Rene! Love the colors. Again, I like the contrast of the dark wood. You are either very brave or your son is immaculate! There is no way I would put white bed linens in my youngest son's room!

    You did a great job, the room looks great.

    ~ Tracy

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  20. It didn't drag on at all...it has been exciting to see the transformation! It is amazing how the green pops with the blue accents, so nice...and oh, so clean! I do love the skim board in the corner, such a boy thing.

    --gretchen

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  21. i think you did a great job on the floors. until your post i would have been afraid to paint wooden floors, but you made a wonderful point: do what you like and what you can. GOOD FOR YOU and the rooms look FAB! i feel happy looking at the pics so you must be over the moon! jkj

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  22. Both rooms turned out so well. So much brighter and cleaner looking. Not that the rooms were dirty before! Just the overall appearance is lighter. Love them both.

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  23. i love the contrast between the green and white- very crisp! love that numbered dresser, too! i am loving the floors- are you?

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  24. Love the green color. Everything is just wonderful, and I LOVE the white floors. Such a great looking room. Hugs, Marty

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  25. your rooms look great! way to go!

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  26. This is my favorite room, the green and white is classic. Loving the numbers on the dresser! I'm sure your thrilled its done.

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  27. What a nice room! Love the green. The room looks so nice and crisp, clean and very fresh. You really worked hard to get both rooms finished. Great job!

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  28. This one turned out just as amazing as the first! Great job!!! I love the dresser by the way! Now you can sit back and enjoy! White floors just make me smile!

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  29. Just as gorgeous as -- if not MORE gorgeous than -- the blue room! Love both, and I imagine you're just over the moon about the results. Congratulations!

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  30. Oh my goodness!!! Both of these rooms look spectacular! You did a fabulous job. I also like how the dark furniture looks with the white floors. Good for you! Give yourself a big pat on the back for all your hard work and wonderful result!

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  31. Love the green and white; I am partial to green as well! Beautiful job on both.

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  32. Both rooms are beautiful! I can imagine you just love walking up your stairs and seeing them!!

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  33. both rooms are fabulous!

    Jo

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  34. Oh the white floors and green walls are so fresh and beautiful!

    Luvs!

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  35. Wow, looks amazing! What a wonderful crisp transformation, really makes the room so much brighter. Love it!
    Trina

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  36. I love this. The color is really bold but still calming. Love it!

    http://wearingitonmysleeves.blogspot.com

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  37. It looks like a completely different room! Very pretty!

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  38. I missed this post! I usually read blogs in the morning and have been finding I miss items posted later in the day. The room and the floor look great, I think you are so smart for working with what you have and doing what makes you happy. I think sometimes people are afraid to paint woodwork, floors, cabinets for fear of whether or not it is the "right" thing to do and live with something they would rather change for years! This approach is much better, I think. The rooms look so fresh, great job! Janell

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  39. As usual, you said it perfectly Janell. I admit that sometimes it feels risky, but often it comes with great rewards.

    -Rene

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  40. Love your green. I have been planning something in this family for an upstairs bath. I love that this is a color we haven't seen everywhere. So fresh and lively and well you know me. I just love color. :)
    Pam @ BeColorful

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  41. Hi Rene! I just adore your white floor! How utterly daring! :) But it really opens up the room! I dare bet that no shoes are allowed in there? lol!

    Love it!

    Happy Met Monday!

    xoxo laurie@heavens-walk

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  42. I subscribe to your post already but I am visiting via BNOTP. You are the thumbnail before or behind me. :)
    I had already seen this post and loved the green you chose for the walls but this time I noticed the 4th and 5th on the dresser. Now that is great design.:)
    Pam

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  43. I have no idea how I missed these but darling they came out great!!! :) Super job!

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