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Saturday
Oct042008

Jo's place


Like Kim I realised I hadn't shared anything from my place lately. This weekend I started changing out the look in my bedroom. Fresh and bright for the hot summer months ahead. Vibrant yellow, shades of green and lots of 70s and 80s florals. Once again almost everything is from garage sales, thrift stores and eBay. The rug is IKEA on sale and great for covering the ugly grey carpet. I'm using three in a U shape around the bed. The theory is to whip stitch them together with kelly green wool but that's the theory. We stretched some retro bird of paradise fabric over a frame and it really brightens up the room. A lick of citrus green livened up the thrift shop side tables and yet another moss pot sits on a papier mache tray. My taupe bed throw is a concession to a large Labrador dog that won't take no for an answer when it comes to lying on the bed. White would be wonderful but would stay that way for a millisecond.


At the foot of the bed sit two ottomans. They were originally covered in eBay sourced fabric to go with my patchwork couch from hell but now that I've changed my scheme in the living room, they have found a home at the foot of my bed. They need their legs repainted .... white I think. Speaking of repainting what do you think of kelly green for the cane headboard? It's a small room but wonderfully bright now. A friend has helped me with the roman blinds for the bay window but do you think I can make them hang properly??!! I can't take the old hardware down. Ugly vertical blinds once hung from ceiling tracks. The problem is the tracks are GLUED to the concrete ceiling and I'm in a rental and loathe to try to pull them down. So the new shades are still a work in progress. They are fab though :) Vintage Vera fabric in fabulous greens and crisp white I scored on eBay. Maybe next time I show the room they'll be hanging beautifully.

Reader Comments (15)

WOW Jo! You've outdone yourself once again. :) I love it all, the stretched fabric is gorgeous, love the paint job on the side table, totally jealous of your headboard, and the ottomans are FAB!!!

4 Oct 2008 | Unregistered Commenterkim.

I love all the color and brightness of your room! It is so cheery! Everything makes me smile from the fabric on the frame to the ottomans!

4 Oct 2008 | Unregistered CommenterPenny

So fresh and summery. I really love the ottomans too. Was everything thrifted or found on ebay? You have much better luck than I do ;)

5 Oct 2008 | Unregistered CommenterDebi

ADORABLE! those ottomans and the birds of paradise fabric are particularly great! (oh, and you might check out my blog for a twin of your lamp used in my blog profile photo!).

5 Oct 2008 | Unregistered Commentermaison21

Thank you Penny, Debi and Kim. Thank you too maison21. No need to point out your lamp base. I've been coveting it for months. I have two of my lamps and always like odd numbers so have been using the power of my mind for it to magically teleport itself here. No luck so far.

5 Oct 2008 | Unregistered Commentermidcenturyjo

So cute and fun. I love that headboard!

Lovely indeed. White headboard looks great as is. How about black if you so desire (matches frame)? I admire your taste for the colourful and eclectic. A job very well done!

5 Oct 2008 | Unregistered CommenterCarmen

this is such a happy space jo! must be so nice to walk into this totally customised bedroom :)

i love that ikea rug idea. and yes green for the headboard sounds fun fun fun!

5 Oct 2008 | Unregistered Commenterdrey

WOW! I love the fabrics. Your bedroom is bright and zingy. I'll add my vote for green too. Come to my place to help with my room?

5 Oct 2008 | Unregistered Commenterhappycat

Thanks happycat(cute name), drey,carmen and d&d :) Still deciding on the headboard colour. Have so many projects on the go that it may just stay white for a while until I find the time.

5 Oct 2008 | Unregistered Commentermidcenturyjo

I love how bright, summery and cheerful your room is! I think the headboard looks great white, but I think it would be really fun if it were green too!

5 Oct 2008 | Unregistered CommenterCourtney

Love your room!!! The colors are so lovely!

6 Oct 2008 | Unregistered CommenterSimplyGrove

Thanks Courtney and Kirsten. The room is cheering me up no end!

I bought green paint today so we'll see this weekend when I get a chance to paint. Now I'm thinking of painting the picture frames as well :) Never ends.

6 Oct 2008 | Unregistered Commentermidcenturyjo

Lovely room!

6 Oct 2008 | Unregistered Commenterivyblue

You have the eye, i love how you've mixed pattern and color, i can't wait to see your blinds!

6 Oct 2008 | Unregistered CommenterBrandy

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