Thursday, June 12, 2008

I Finally Did It

I wanted to post some pictures of my favorite room in our house. It is our master bedroom. Some of you may remember that I have been collecting white plates to hang over our bed. Here is a before picture: Here is the after. I collected most of these plates from antique stores. The top plate I got at TJ Maxx and the middle platter is from my grandmother.
I've always loved dishes but got the idea from The Nester to hang them in groups. They are also hung with upholstery tacks. I love how it turned out. Why didn't I do this sooner?
This little pillow is special to us because it has our monogram on it and was our ring pillow in our wedding.
Here are a few pictures of the rest of the room. I got that metal scroll thingy at Oops along with the tall candlesticks.

One of my favorite parts of our room is our windows. They cover almost a whole wall and look out to our backyard. I planted my hydrangeas under these windows. Hopefully one day I will be able to see them blooming!

33 comments:

Kim said...

The plates look fabulous! Great job!

Susie Harris said...

Your plates look wonderful. I did the same thing behind my bed. I got the idea from Nester too! Darn, I didnt use the tack's. I used nails. Thats a good idea too! Oh the ideas... can we keep up? How are your hydrangeas doing? Mine look a bit hot. I have to water them twice a day just to heep them from frying in this heat. Good luck with yours, Susie H

Katie said...

That looks sooooo beautiful! My bed is all white, too. Doesn't it just feel like a giant cloud? If I came to visit you, you would totally see a body imprint from me throwing myself on your bed because I don't think I could control myself. Haha! I love the dishes...I've been waiting to see where you were going to put them.

Katie said...

Did you make y'all's headboard? I have been wanting to make an upholstered one for our room.

Susie Harris said...

I did a post about it a while back. I will go through and see if I can find it. I have changed a plate or two around a bit cause it just seemed off to me. I like it more now. Guess I should repost it one day. Have a great one! Susie ~

Diane said...

Gosh, I just love it.

Marie said...

Your bedroom is gorgeous. I think those plates look great over your bed!

Judging from how your bed looks, I need serious lessons in how to make a bed. *Ü* I make my bed every day...but it sure doesn't look that good!

frillsfluffandtrucks said...

It looks so peaceful and soothing in your master bedroom. Very nice!

~ Sarah

Cindy said...

What a beautiful home you have - your bedroom looks inviting and peaceful. I agree the plates look wonderful. What color is your bedroom painted?

Songbirdtiff said...

The plates look great!

Blanca said...

Great transformation! The rest of the your room looks great too. I tried the all white bed but it did not look as good as yours. Maybe it was my wall color.

Blanca

Alyce said...

That looks gorgeous!! I have some of my grandmothers dessert plates that I want to put in my daughters room. Tell me how you hung yours cause I can't find a white plate rack!

The Nester said...

Oh, I would love to sleep in that bed! It looks fantastic!

love that chair with the tiny table and candles and palm behind it! Nice work!

Serah said...

So cozy and comfy looking! I love that wall color, too.

We had a white bed once, but my husband proclaimed it "too white" and I had to take everything back. Oh well!

Amy Jo said...

You room is beautiful! I've been seeing lots of blogs with plates on the walls this week...Love that idea! Did you see that Kimba spray painted some plates to get the color she wanted? haha... That made me laugh! Your home is gorgeous, you are doing a great job nesting it up!

Chris said...

Soooo pretty, Shannon. The sitting area is soo cute, and I LOVe all the white bedding. Well done!

Suzanne said...

Okay Shannon...when I move you are just going to have to come to South Carolina to help me decorate. Too bad we don't live closer.
I love your master suite it looks so inviting and cozy. I hate that our master bedroom is the room that has had the least amount of decorating attention. I plan to change all that once we move.
I really do like the plates. Great Job!
Suzanne

Jessica said...

Oh, it looks soo wonderful! A true retreat! You did a great job! The plates rock, now I am going to TJ maxx and sad I dont' have an ooops!

Mommy said...

I love the plates and your bedroom! I wish I could have white linens again. Someday (when my children don't wipe their nasty faces on anything in sight) I will have then again. Great job!

cynthia said...

i love your new look...i really like the old one too! but every now and then a change is good!

i think i found you over at nesting place..i'll be back!

Leigh said...

Honstly, I just want to jump in that bed and pull the covers up tp my chin it look so inviting and comfy!

And again, with oops. SO jealous. They really should be giving you kickbacks because I kow you have introduced alot of people to a whole new world!

Ok, I am heading out to get a white bedskirt. My bedding is white except for the skirt....going now...

Kimba said...

The whole room is beautiful! I especially love the plates. And you didn't even have to spray paint them! Love it!

Elise said...

What a pretty room and your bed looks so comfy!!
Elise

Jill -Forever and Ever House said...

Oh! This looks so pretty! I love it!

aj said...

Your room is gorgeous as is the rest of your house!!

Amber said...

I just found your blog (can't remember from whom!) and enjoyed reading through your posts! Your bedroom is so cozy, yet bright & fresh with all the white. I wish we had an Oops nearby! I've never been to one, but I've seen the goods on several blogs. I'm jealous! I'll definitely be visiting you again. :)

Leslie said...

Oh Shannon it is so dreamy! I love it! Our rooms look very similar, I love our all white bedding, isn't it so romantic?! You are really giving me the urge to drive to Oops! I love the monogrammed pillow, what a sentimental touch. Love the plates!

Kelly said...

Oh I LOVE your bedroom! You have wonderful taste!!!!

Holly said...

The room looks great! Love the plates!

Nicole said...

Your room looks beautiful. I love your white bedding, I don't think that would work for me with three kids, but I love it. The plates I love, that I could do :)

sara's art house said...

Your room looks fabulous! I love the white plates.

Joy said...

Love your bedroom and the plate arrangement is great!

queenbee said...

This looks beautiful I love the look of an all white bed, but I will have to wait until my 4 year old is a little older. Is your bed queen or king?