Friday, June 25, 2010

time for a change?

i am in LOVE with turquoise these days.
i have an itch to redo mine and billy's bedroom, it's been the same for the past 2.5 years and that's a long time...
it might be a bit crazy but i would L.O.V.E. to have something very similar to this....
billy is not opposed to this which is the crazy part ;)
it would be a lot of work though.
in order to save money, i'd want to paint our bedroom furniture (that i've had for 8 years) black. i know that would be a huge project but it might be kind fun.
i have a million other ideas running through my head if this bedroom transformation were to happen, it's just a big decision so i'll just keep pondering the idea for now.

love all the details of the rooms below as well!!
i'd use them all for inspiration!
the white tree wall decal really pops on this blue...
i would have to have a mirror like this one...
zebra rug, i heart it...
loving the color of these walls!
this picture wall with the tree on the wall behind the pictures looks amazing.
color of this head board is fabulous
i would want this chandelier!
i wouldn't mind having this entire room either!!!


 i'll let ya'll know if i actually work up the courage to take on such a huge project!
unless one of you wants to come do it for me?! ;)

to change the subject....
i'm slightly bummed because i found out yesterday my ring can not have wedding bands. what kind of fancy designer creates a ring that can not have wedding bands matched up to it?!  what upsets me even more is the lady at the jewelry store showed me some bands lined up with my ring but it's only because the way she was holding the rings.  how it actually would look on my finger having the rings on looks really funny. i'll take a picture of what it would look like and post on it next week, hard to explain.  i have some options, not sure what i want to do but a decision needs to be made asap!

happy friday ladies!!

one of the hockey teams billy coaches is in a hockey tournament all weekend so wish them GOOD LUCK!!
i'll be having girl time all weekend with some girly friends :)

have a great weekend everyone!!

pictures found on BING IMAGES

70 comments:

Courtney said...

Thank you now I want to redecorate!!!

Kristin said...

I LOVE the teal, black and white scheme! I sort of have that going on in my bathroom...I have a zebra shower curtain and Tiffany blue accents but I would LOVE to paint that teal color! You should totally go for it!

Aishlea and Brandon said...

Cute ideas! My living room/kitchen/hallway are a bright blue (light turqouise) color and I love them... But I need help in adding stuff to the walls to finish the look!! :)

I also can sympathize with the ring situation. My ring didn't have a band that came with it, but I looked anyway at all the bands in the store and actually found one that went perfectly. It was cheaper and it looks great so don't get discouraged! I am sure you will figure something out!

Summer {Bisfor...} said...

do it! i have turquoise nails today!

carrie1 said...

Love the idea of the black white and turqouise!

I want a another yellow room with black and white with pops of coral color. =)

Adorably Distracted... said...

I LOVE it! I think it would look great! hubs cousin has that look in her bedroom and i so happen to be going there tonight. I'll take a pic and send it to you! I love the look

THE Stephanie said...

Love the bedroom pics! I've been thinking of painting our bedroom furniture, too. We've had it since we got married over 11 year ago, so it's a bit out dated. I hate the thought of buying an entire new bedroom set, so painting is my next best option.

Keep us posted!!

Oh, and have you thought (I'm sure you have) of switching your engagement ring to your right hand and just going with the wedding band on your left? I have a friend who did that...

Juliana said...

I love the rooms and the color-it will be fun to decorate~

As for your ring..mmm...I would shop around and see what you can come up with. Is your ring shaped so you can't match it up? I would search around. I had to have mine custom made and it was not ready for the wedding!! I wore a fake band from Walmart and no one even noticed. I got my wonderful band when I got back from my honeymoon and it was 75% cheaper than anything else. I LOVE IT.

Sole Matters said...

i LOVE that first pic!! if you go thru with painting the furniture, let me know!!! i have brown furniture and want to paint mine black.

star said...

want more turquoise ideas? visit http://www.houseofturquoise.com/

I love this site, I am obsessed with pink & turqouise!

Suzy said...

My ring couldn't have a band so I opted for a larger stone!

Neely said...

I love all the blue!

Crazy Shenanigans said...

I love love love the idea of the turquoise and the black! I say go for it! I love that zebra rug as well!!!

Hope you can get the ring situation taken care of!

Kristen said...

I LOVE the wall with the photos and the tree painted on it, fabulous idea!

Lauren Kelly said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE it ALL!!!!!!! :)

Geezees Custom Canvas Art said...

Love the blue, don't know if it would work in our house, but it's very pretty!

She Who Sasses said...

LOVING THE ROOM IDEAS!!!!!!!!! I wish I was able to pull this stuff off!

A Real Housewife said...

the room renovation ideas are fabulous. want to do my house next? ;) i LOVE black furniture with color everywhere else.

have a fabulous weekend! xoxo

Classy Fab Sarah said...

I have been dying to paint my bathroom a bold turquoise for the past month... I just think it would be so cute!

I've totally got the redecorating bug right now too!!

Tamara Nicole said...

He agrees?! That's awesome!!! Lucky you, go for it:-) These days there are so many DIY projects you can do, love it, can't wait to see pics

Becca said...

I love the clean look of turquoise, black, and white together. I've seen some adorable chandelier decals that would look really good too!

I looked at a ring that wouldn't look right with a band. The shape of the diamond pushed the band too far away from the engagement ring. I was super depressed because I adored that ring!!

Caroline said...

Love the bedroom inspiration! Post pics if you decide to redecorate! That stinks about your ring! Hopefully you'll be able to find a band that will work! Have a good weekend!!

xo, Kate @keeping up w/the Moreland's said...

go for it!! I painted all my furniture black last year, it was'nt too bad!! my husband is doing baseball tournaments all weekend... ugh!! men!!!

Kristin said...

Might I pretend like I have an iota of design talent for a moment and suggest that if you paint your furniture, do not paint it all black. Maybe a piece or two, but if you did a black fabric headboard like the first picture, I think all the furniture being black would make the room look too heavy. Make sense? :)

Also, you can have a ring made to fit! It really shouldn't be much more, if at all, than just buying one.

Meg said...

I can't wait to see your bedroom redo. I can't believe BB isn't against it! That is fantastic. Now you are planting a bug in me to want to redo my room...thanks. ;)

~Meg @ "Through the Roses"

Expat Girl said...

I'm officially saving this blog page to my favourites so that I can come back and steal decorating ideas!

MrsB said...

that bedroom photo is GORGEOUS.

Kelsey @ Seattle Smith's said...

Just delightful and classy!!

katie + bret said...

Ooo that looks great! Some of those pictures have that Robin's Egg Blue. I looked at that color a LOT when picking out paint choices. So fresh!

Katie said...

I LOVE these ideas!! So pretty!!

wife.mom.nurse said...

I adore turquoise too! Love the photos. I hope you will get up the energy and $ to do it...I know you will love it.

Sorry to hear about the ring...disappointing.

~Julie

Jenni said...

awww im so sorry.... I have heard of this happening a lot to girls lately. When I told Spencer about what I wanted I told him that it needed to be easy to pair a band with, and we still had problems with having a small gap. I hope you find something!

PS-GORGEOUS bedrooms!!! I love using bright pops of color!

Lauren said...

I love the idea of turquoise and black!! Thanks for making me want to redecorate! :)

Mrs EyeCanSee said...

So I've been trying to come up with a "theme" for our new house and now after seeing those pics I'm soooo digging the turquoise!! Thanks for such a GREAT idea!

bananas. said...

I'm a big fan of turquoise too. And it looks gorg in homes. I hope you end up doing it.

Have a great weekend doll!

Q, La, and Gooner said...

I think that would look fabulous! I was at a new friends how and her house was in turquoise and browns and it was oh so pretty! I loved it!

Lil' Woman said...

Love all the inspiration pics esp. the tree decal

Jeannie said...

Great ideas! I love the look of those rooms. Great combos.

Perfectly Imperfect said...

I love the turquoise!! And we repainted my old bedroom set from the single days black to go in our guest room and did the hubs in white to go in our room. Not as hard as you would think.. I say go for it!

Kirsten said...

I seriously have some of the same inspiration photos in my folder for our office.

Heather said...

Love the first one. Very classy and fun!

amy said...

Me too! I'm a huge fan of turquoise!!

Love all the room ideas!

Melissa said...

Ooohhh, now I wanna redo my room!

ModernMom said...

Okay so I love love those colours!

Now for the wedding band...can't they custom design something for you?

Lana said...

You have lots of great ideas for a bedroom re-do! Can't wait to see it if you decide to do it!

littledaisymay said...

So so pretty! I saw where someone mentioned visiting House of Turquoise blog...it always has really pretty ideas!

Kristin said...

I love the turquoise/teal color!! I think you should totally do it!!

Brown Girl said...

I love all of those pics, like seriously, so very pretty. M would never go for that idea but I may convince him for a guest room!

Brittany said...

I LOVE turquoise :-) I did a post a while back on how I love it and that it's the color of 2010. All of the rooms look great! Hope you're able to re-do yours soon

Jenn said...

Hey girlie you have an award over at my blog!

Ambs said...

My mom actually had her bands made... her original engagement ring and bands fit right inside the new bands so that they wrap around on either side... might be a little pricey but it's an option! Good luck!

Jordan said...

LOVE all of those! I think you should go for it :-)

Fashion Meets Food said...

I have been dying to paint a room turquoise! I absolutely love it!

xo

Kinsey Michaels said...

I'm sorry to hear about your ring girly :( those turquoise rooms are so gorgeous, especially the first photo. The teal is such a perfect shade and I love the feminine touches!

Miss Caitlin S. said...

I am SO into teal lately!!! Seriously, I have a whole decorating scheme I'm working on for it and I'm so excited, I love the pictures you found. Also, sorry about the wedding rings- that seems very odd to me

Miss*Kimmy said...

Ahh, I think you should just go for it and paint it turqouise! I agree it looks amazing... great idea to paint your own furniture .. I think it would be fun! I want to get a an old fashioned vanity table and paint it black to maych my bedroom ..
ANywhooo ... sorry to hear about your ring . I can't wait to see the pics for your wedding though, you will make the most beautiful bride, Annie!!

Christa said...

I LOVE turquoise! In my next place I think I'm going to paint an accent wall turquoise! Hope your able to do it!!!

Have a great weekend girly! :)

Katy Mary said...

I say go for it! I love all of these rooms, gorgeous! Have a great weekend!

Caity said...

My room right now is turquoise, black and white and I LOVE it. I should post some pictures on my blog. :)

That's definitely a bummer about the wedding band. I'd be a litttle upset!

Danielle said...

*sigh* I am in love with turquoise too...with chocolate brown. It is on my home decorating to-do list.

Kristin said...

Black chandeliers...be still my heart! I have turquoise all over my house. I am so in love with that color!

Jules said...

looove turquoise! all great ideas, i have been wanting to do something in our bedroom too.

and what a bummer about your ring.

He & Me + 3 said...

I totally love your taste. I say go for it. It is a project, but you will love the end result. Great choices!
Have a super fun girl weekend.

Meant to be a mom said...

Its like a Tiffany's box exploded in those rooms. I LOVE IT! Great choice.

Kelsey Claire said...

Can I sign up for all of those bedrooms?

Lindsey said...

I am a huge fan of turquoise too!! And it goes with so many other colors too like red, pink, yellow, orange, green, the list goes on and on! Some turquoise pillows is a great way to get started and add a pop of color. I saw some at Wal-mart not long ago for under $10!! Let us know what you do and show pics of your progress! Change is always nice!

Jax said...

I love turquoise too...and lately want everything to be turquoise, yellow or coral. This is coming from a girl who used to want everything in black or gray.. haha.. :) And i painted my bed black this year! It wasn't that hard at all! I sanded mine down, then got primer, but had the guy at the lowes mix the primer with a little black to make it a grayish (and thereby eliminate the need for tons of coats of black). Then, I painted the bed.. and it only took two coats. The drying part was the hardest/longest. But I love the result!! GO for it!

Jax said...

(oh and major bummer about the ring... sorry girl.. :( hoping to hear that you've found a perfect band that WILL fit!)

ChinkyGirLMeL said...

Hmmm...this post actually has me liking turquoise now too. I like that 6th picture.

OceanDreams said...

Bummer about your ring and hope you come up with a good solution! Also...love the turquoise so much! I've been trying to figure out how to decorate my new apt and right now the colors I have are black and white. I think I am going to ad turquoise to it, whohoo! Thanks for the inspiration girl, you should totally decorate too!

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