Friday, November 25, 2011

Guest Blogger: Roeshel from DIY Showoff

Hello House of Turquoise fans! I'm Roeshel from
The DIY Show Off
and it's such an honor to be guest blogging for Erin today and so exciting! This is me:

Welcome!
But most days, I look like this:


It's nice to "e-meet" you!

For those of you who don't know me, my blog journals our DIY projects, home improvement and decorating as time and money allow. We also feature other bloggers and their DIY. I recently gave our guest bedroom makeover using paint, things we already had and thrift store, flea market finds. Inspiration:


The room before was a blank slate. We removed previous owners' carpet when we moved in, I removed the trim, walls were a dingy white....

before



after


My starting point for the room were the orange/gold wingback chairs. I thought about redoing them because I wanted a turquoise and white room but as I collected ideas for the room, using things we already had and did up a mood board, I decided I really loved the turquoise, orange, gold together.


I painted and stenciled the floor (budget friendly)...main floor color True Value 'Ticker Tape'.


Nearly everything else in the room is a thrifty find (with the exception of these lamp shades and bedding shown below).


Turquoise lamps were $4.99 at thrift store.


Even the chandelier got a makeover going from black to a turquoise patina...



I made a brooch wreath...


A free scratched up buffet got a makeover and became a dresser...



I even made a coordinating cat window seat using an old tray and made catnip stuffed toys with turquoise fabric scraps...



Thanks for letting me share our guest bedroom makeover, a much more welcoming place for our guests to relax. I might even move in myself! Unless you're coming to lend a DIY hand for a visit? See more of our DIY Project Tutorials here and our farmhouse before/after projects here. Erin, thank you so much for having us share our guest bedroom transformation.
~Roeshel

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving!!





Last November I shared some beautiful photographs taken by the Shanna LeRoy and felt today was a perfect day to repost a few of them! Ashley Russel designed the droolworthy Thanksgiving spread you see here, including the great trash-to-treasure DIY projects. To see the rest of the photos, pop on over here!

I want to wish all of you here in the US a very special day, and to let you know how thankful I am to have such supportive, enthusiastic readers!! A million thank you's for the joy you bring me each day with your comments and emails! :)

We are currently enjoying some sunshine down in Arizona (picking up Charley tomorrow!), but I'll be back blogging again Tuesday. In the meantime there will be some great guest bloggers headed your way!

Happy Thanksgiving!! :)


Love turquoise? Visit my shopping blog Everything Turquoise...updated several times throughout the day! Check out Decor by Color for even more color-themed shopping!

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Charm Home




I am loving up this cozy bedroom designed by Cristi Holcombe of Charm Home based out of Atlanta. The natural materials, vintage elements and pretty colors are what do it for me here. I just love the the weathered wood on the chest and quatrefoil mirror, the fabulous upholstered headboard, not to mention the burst of color from the pillows and bedskirt! Rustic chic...I'll take it! Visit Cristi's blog for even more inspiration!

Chris and I are headed out of town this afternoon to pick up our dog Charley down in Arizona! We're flying down (via Vegas, baby!) then driving back...28 hrs! It's kind of a weird way to spend Thanksgiving but we're super excited! Charley has been living with his breeder since April doing the show/breeding thing (he's very handsome!) and we've really missed him–Chris especially, who has had him since before we met. Is there anything sweeter than a reunion with an animal?? I get all teary just thinking about it!

Someone had better alert our cats and Gertie that he's on his way home though...!


He won 2nd place at the ABRA World Championship! :)


Love turquoise? Visit my shopping blog Everything Turquoise...updated several times throughout the day! Check out Decor by Color for even more color-themed shopping!

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

305 Sea Lane


















Something's Gotta Give...West Coast style! Belclaire House featured this incredible beach home located along the La Jolla coastline in California, filled with a yummy blue and white color scheme, fabulous outdoor areas and breathtaking views. The meticulously maintained home was actually built in the 1930's but has since been beautifully renovated. How insane is that master bedroom?? Those views...I swear I can smell the ocean right now. The master bathroom is exactly what I'd choose for myself, I love all the Carrara marble and soaking tub. Same goes for the outdoor areas, exactly what I want in my dream home! Looks like this 3,858 sq ft home recently sold for the teensy-weensy sum of around $4,000,000, but you can still see the real estate info here! (And to the new owner: let me know when you move in...we can have a party!)


Love turquoise? Visit my shopping blog Everything Turquoise...updated several times throughout the day! Check out Decor by Color for even more color-themed shopping!

Monday, November 21, 2011

Life in Grace








I'm sure many of you have spent a fair amount of time drooling over this adorable room! As you may know, Edie of of the blog Life in Grace lost her entire home and furnishings in a house fire last December. Her family has since rebuilt, and their new home is absolutely incredible...so full of joy and life! Edie's daughters' room above that she designed with Darlene of Fieldstone Hill Design is my favorite I think, the colors and fabrics are so up my alley. I just love those Painted Vintage Jane Iron Beds in (antique brass) all dolled up in my favorite Serena and Lily bedding. I also adore the turquoise chest, which Edie says is the most wonderful dresser in the world. They actually built that little nook between their closets just for it! And of course, we can't forget to mention the pretty wall color...one of my favorites actually, Sea Salt by Sherwin Williams. Visit Life in Grace for more images, and f0r the rest of the source information!


Love turquoise? Visit my shopping blog Everything Turquoise...updated several times throughout the day! Check out Decor by Color for even more color-themed shopping!
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