Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Adding Turquoise To The Master

Turquoise.  The new "it" color is invading my house.  I've been adding touches of it everywhere and most recently to the master bedroom.  I scored a vintage dresser for like $25 a couple of months ago with every intention of adding it to the booth, but after painting it (turquoise) I had to keep it.

Isn't she lovely?

The color is Martha Stewart Duck Egg.  We are making our own chalk paint these days.  I distressed her just a tad, because, well, she really has enough fabulousity all on her own, don'tcha think?

Here's my tip of the day, for what it's worth.  When you are out and about, if you spot a tray of any shape or kind, don't ever, EVER, pass it up.  You can always find a place for one.  Always!

I recently bought this comforter set from Joss and Main for like, dirt cheap.

Just enough turquoise, but not too much.  I wanted the dresser to stand out.

This chair was a gift.  Like the best gift ever!!  It came from my dear friend Christina.  I obsessed over it every time I went to her house.  I think she just got sick of hearing me beg...

My dressing area in the corner.

Still love my thrifted night table.  It cost $3.  What's not to love?

And my $50 chandy.  I got it from Craig.  He's nice like that :)
The artwork and sunburst mirror are all yardsale finds.

Question:  why is turquoise so hard to type?  It's like porpoise, or tortoise.  I always have to stop and think before I type.  Annoying!

Thanks for stopping by and have a fabulicious day!


Stacey said...

Gorgeous! You are really jazzing up your colors and I like it. :)

I can never type matelassaise or matelasse or however you spell it!

Mick said...

Turquoise is my signature color! The dresser looks stunning, and I love the way the brass pulls look with the turquoise backing.

Kathy :) said...

Love the dresser !! Great color.

How are you making chalk paint ?

Kathy :)

Sooner Laura said...

I LOVE that color and the dresser is beautiful. I always wonder how people find these great pieces for $25 - I paid $200 for my old french dresser and that was a good price around here. I went with all black, white and the original stain color on my bedroom furniture, I guess I just wasn't brave enough to try a color. Or maybe I thought my husband wouldn't be pleased. I suggested RED for one piece and he thought I was crazy. (just a little)

Kathy Moreland said...

Such a beautiful room! Love everything you have done. The dresser is fantabulous!!!

Phyllis @Around the House said...

love the dresser, it looks soo sweet and the color came out perfect and looks wonderful in the room...so welcoming,

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

That dresser is gorgeous, Kim! I can't blame you for wanting to keep it. It's got some great detail going on. Fantastic price, too!

Love Of Quilts said...

Love the dresser, great fines.

Melinda said...

Looking good. So peaceful.
This is not my color but I know alot of people are loving it and they use it well.

M :)

mishelle said...

looks great! great pop of color.

Becca said...

Your turquoise dresser is fa-bu-lous, Kim!!! Wow ... I absolutely love it in your gorgeous bedroom! Love your new bedding, too ... such an inviting retreat you've created!

Dawn said...

Love your room and all your pops of turquoise. Great new color:) Thanks for sharing at the Cabin this week!

Kristi said...

I LOVE the dresser! And I love turquoise too! I have been adding it to my home as well. And your $3 night stand ROCKS! I love your master bedroom! So cozy and warm! :)

Marigene said...

What a gorgeous room, Kim!

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

This is really lovely, Kim. Thanks for linking up.

Elizabeth Cavallaro said...

Great room!.. Love the color turquoise..