Thursday, May 8, 2014

Gathering Accessories For A Room Makeover

In 99% of my room makeovers, the furniture stays the same, it's just the color scheme and accessories that change.  Sometime that is like creating a whole new room from scratch.  Collecting all the necessary ingredients for a makeover takes some time and thought.   

I like to start with the fabric and colors I want to use and then build from there.  This sets the tone for the room and the accessories can either dress it up or make it casual.  It helps to have a vision for the style you want the room to take on and since my fabrics have a slight contemporary edge, I think I will go for a more "High Style Casual Glam" look with touches of gold and bling.

I love this bright tangerine color for summer.

A little gold bling and nature is what I am looking for.  Shell orb from Home Goods.

Capiche shell orb from Pier One

I painted an old pedestal with gold leaf spray paint

some gold glitter candles from Ross and a gold leaf votive candle holder from goodwill

 polish up an antique brass candlestick from my stash

 and two more brass candlesticks that I had hidden away, plus a fabulous new leopard tray from Ross

 a few more candles, gold chargers and some flowers

 And a fabulous gold tortise shell.

I think I will add a few plants to the mix too, maybe even a few books.  Total cost of everything is under $100.  Enough for several room makeovers and fabulous additions to my accessory closet.

So how do you go about changing up a room?

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  1. WOW, what great accessories you found!!!! I love the tortoise shell!!!!! Can't wait to see what you do with them all.

  2. LOVE the direction you are headed in. I'm a big fan of neutral furniture in my own home because it gives me the luxury of changing my accessories frequently. :)

    Angela @ Number Fifty-Three

  3. Loving all your gatherings.....and the new tray is awesome !!

  4. Can't wait to see the finished makeover….your room will look stunning with all of the accessories in place.

  5. You always find the prettiest fabrics Marty :-)

  6. This is going to be fun watching the makeover. I love all of the pieces you are planning to use.

  7. Loving the tangerine and all the accessories you are picking… I am currently updating my guest room and tangerine is one of the colors I am using….love this color with the already black and white guest room… Can't wait to see how you pull this all together…which I am sure it will be fabulous!

  8. I need to do this for my son's room...start picking items I want to put in there!

  9. That's going to look great! I bet you'll love it!

  10. I love accessories you have chosen! Your room looks great and ready for Spring!

  11. That IS a fabulous gold tortoise shell. One of the grands found a discarded shell in the woods recently, I think a DIY may be in order!

  12. Looking forward to seeing the finished product.

  13. You found some great goodies! Can't wait to see them in their final destination...

  14. Can't wait to see how you put all those treasures together, Marty! You have such talent for design!

  15. I really love the orange accents! Such a fun color!


  16. Oooh, you are going GOLD! Love it....I have always loved gold. How do I do a room? No plan....just wherever the mood takes me.

  17. Love what you have picked out to work with. I know you make everything beautiful.
    Audrey Z.
    @ Timeless Treasures

  18. All very pretty and well coordinated. Blessings, Catherine

  19. Great tips, Marty! Your rooms always looks so pretty and polished! I love how you pull it all together. I'd be honored if you linked this and any other post of yours onto my brand new Creative Ways Link Party. I hope to see you there. Have a wonderful Mother's Day weekend!

  20. It is going be beautiful. Great choices!

  21. I forgot to say, Happy Mother's Day! :)

  22. Oh I can't wait to see it! It looks like you've gathered some really great pieces and I know what you're capable of, so I'm looking forward to it!

  23. Love all your new purchases. The fabrics are great. Where did you find the turtle shell, please or did you already have it? Thanks for sharing.

  24. I also would love to know where you found the fabulous turtle shell?

  25. Really pretty finds Marty! I can't wait to see what you do with them!