Sunday, October 20, 2013

Got The Blues: Part 3



Hi, everyone!  I hope you're enjoying your weekend!
Are you tired of seeing my little blue room yet?  I hope not!  Don't worry, this is the last installment!
(For a recap of what I've shown so far go here and here.)




As I said before, this room is tiny but I've sure managed to fit a lot into it!

I found this little rusty stool at the flea market recently.  I thought it would make a cute stand next to the comfy chair to hold a drink while I'm reading. I love that it has a little shelf on the bottom!  I got the doily at an antique store a couple weeks ago.  I haven't seen many blue ones (unless I just never noticed before!)




The biggest change (or shock) to my decor is that I actually bought a BLUE piece of furniture! (Gasp!)




I knew I wanted some kind of hidden storage for all of my supplies, magazines, etc. in here.  When I saw this cupboard a few weeks ago, I thought it would be ideal, but wondered if I should take the plunge and really go BLUE.




I mean accessories are one thing, but a piece of furniture is quite a commitment! ;)
But at the perfect size and price, I figured that it could always be painted when if I get tired of the blue.
It's not perfect-the doors don't shut completely and the knobs definitely need changed-but
for now it's perfect for me, and I'm content with it.




On the top I displayed a crock that I just bought, an enamel pitcher of faux lavender that I had, and the fantastic NO. 3 basket that my friend Kris from Junk Chic Cottage sent me last month to cheer me up after we lost our kitty Cole. (So sweet!)

I've been collecting blue and white linens here and there to stack in the basket.  I like the 'farmhouse vibe' that they give.




I brought this enamel table (notice the cool blue rim!) home from our shop to use as a desk, and I recently found the wooden chair at another shop.  I can't believe that they both have almost the exact same chippy white paint with touches of green!  They were meant to be together.  :)




On top of the desk I placed a great cubby unit (also from Kris)...




...filled with some of my favorite fun and functional things...




...along with a chippy shutter, a bundle of lavender, a vintage first aid kit, a piece of pottery filled with scissors, and a lamp.




It's all set to inspire me to create!




Here's a wider view, including the chair...




Since I use this room for relaxing and creating, I tried to maximize the small, awkward-shaped space
by filling it with things that are not only functional, but that give me a happy, peaceful feeling!
I try to do that in all my spaces; however, this was a little different since I was playing around with color, specifically one that I've never used before.

So...what do you think of my 'blue experiment'?

I can't say how long it will stay this way...but for now I'm really enjoying the change!




Thank you so much for stopping by!  Have a wonderful day :)

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58 comments:

  1. I love your blues. I am hoping to try blues in my new master bedroom. I love the color but I can't seem to keep it in my house for too long. Alaina

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  2. such great stuff everywhere! those cubbies filled with all your 3's is so fun! the blue looks great and I love it. it inspires me to do color somewhere in my house!

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  3. Just the right touches of blue and the cupboard draws it all together !!!!
    Love it !!!

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  4. I think it looks great, Susan! I love the blue and don't think it overwhelms the room.

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  5. Your room looks good dressed with blue accents, and the old blue cupboard is fantastic! You can't beat a cupboard for lots of storage, and I wish I could fit one into a small bedroom I'm going to be working on. Your room looks charming!

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  6. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this room!!! The tall blue piece gives a nice anchor to your neutrals, and really makes your whites pop. I saw the corner of your enamel top table in one photo and was hoping we'd get to see the whole thing. It's FABULOUS!! All of your blue touches are just right...not overwhelming. I bet you love to sit in there and enjoy the cozy feel. Can you tell I LOVE it?? :-))
    Mary Alice

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  7. That is the prettiest shad of blue, I just love how you are adding it to the room:)

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  8. I think you have created a very lovely room. I like your blue cupboard very much.

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  9. It looks like a perfectly delightful place to relax and create!

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  10. Love your blue cabinet Susan! And nope not tired of seeing the blue.Your room is beautiful....love the blue!
    xx
    Anne

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  11. You have a nice collection of blues!
    You have a wonderful knack for display.
    I bet your shop is fabulous.

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  12. Hi Susan - I adore blue so to me, this room is totally charming! Your chair looks so cozy, I would love to snuggle up there and relax. I have the same basket as your No. 3 basket except mine is No. 1. Maybe we need to find who has No. 2! : )

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  13. there is no turning back! you have gone blue on us :)

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  14. Really pretty and relaxing! I just painted my bathroom blue after saying I'd never paint a room blue.... maybe it's all in the shade? I like the idea of a storage cabinet too. Great find! Kris sent you some awesome goodies. Love the 3 basket.

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  15. I have said it before that blue just isn't my colour but gee this room is changing that thought it looks so peaceful and pretty-love dee x

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  16. Great cabinet..Love the soft blue..

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  17. Blue is my very favorite color in the world. I love this room and the cupboard is awesome. I am so glad you did this room to demonstrate the flexibility of blue. it is such a calming color. Love the crocks and your snuggly chair.
    Blessings, Ginger

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  18. So cute!
    Did you go to the Worlds Longest Yard Sale that was August 1-4, 2013
    Place: The Lookout Mountain Parkway and the U.S. 127 Corridor
    From: Gadsden, Alabama to Hudson, Michigan
    I believe it covers 3-4 states and happens every year.

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  19. That blue cabinet is a great piece and I'm sure it holds lots of supplies too. Such a pretty room with so many great collections.

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  20. It's lovely Susan! I love the addition of blue to your decor!

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  21. I am not sick of this room! I love the blue armoire! It's the perfect addition!

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  22. The blue cabinet sets the room so pretty! A great find! I enjoy looking at all the interesting goodies you have found....a fantastic mix! mmmmmmm....I wonder what you are up to next in color? Blessings~~~Roxie

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  23. I love your room!! I think blue and white look so good together...and your room looks so pretty!!
    hugs.
    Cindy

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  24. Hello my sweet friend,
    I have to say I am really loving this room and the blue. You know us neutral girls with adding color but the blue is pretty sweet. I am really liking it. I love that cabinet and I love that the little basket I sent you looks so cute there. Great job.
    Kris

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  25. No, not tired of your little blue room! It is lovely! I have had toruble finding those crocheted pieces in blue too.Love everything that you have done here!

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  26. Susan your blue room has really come along. Love that blue cabinet very much!

    Cynthia

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  27. The room is both fun and functional. Loving the blue cupboard and the desk area. Of course my favorite thing is the rusty stool.

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  28. I adore your blue room...it is just precious and the piece of blue furniture is the icing on the cake.
    I love it all...
    I wanted to tell you that I lost my old blog and have a new one...
    bj-sweetnothings.blogspot.com
    Please change my blog address....and come over to see me. I'd love if you'd follow me again as I lost all 1700 followers.
    hugs, bj

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  29. Your blue experiment is perfect and so is everything you've put together in this cozy space. I love that desk and your blue cabinet was such a good choice!

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  30. Love your cute and cozy room. The blue is the perfect foil. The little cabinet on your desk is just perfect with the numbers!
    Hugs,
    Patti

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  31. Love your blues because they are soft and calming and that cupboard is phenomenal....great find! Visiting from Amaze Me Monday!

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  32. Love your space! The blue cabinet is darling, and you know color is easy to change should the mood ever strike : ) Looks like a wonderfully cozy room to relax and create.

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  33. Such a cute little pop of blue and those jars... so sweet!

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  34. Love the feel and the colors...so pretty and relaxing Come link up to Centerpiece Wednesday linky party and share this post with us. http://thestylesisters.blogspot.com/2013/10/centerpiece-wednesday-link-up-party-98.html
    Karin

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  35. love your new blue cabinet and table! kris's cubbie will be fun to decorate for xmas, too:) enjoy those blues, susan, the room is very charming!

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  36. If a girl has to have the blues...this is the way to do it. The cabinet is 2die4 some kind of wonderful.
    Deb

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  37. Oh, my! is all I can say. It is wonderful.

    Life details have kept me from being creatively decorating lately and I finally have the time and now with your lovely Blue Room, I have inspiration. Thank you.

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  38. Strange thing is..I never decorate with blue. I love seeing it in other people's homes. It's so fresh and calm.

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  39. Everything is gorgeous. I love your blues, they look amazing. Beautiful vignettes. Thanks for linking to Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

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  40. Hi Susan, OMG how beautiful it all looks! You are so talented in your interior decorating! I love it and happy creating to you in that room! P.S. I love the Paris Eiffel Tower statues! Take care and enjoy the rest of the week.
    Julie

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  41. Love it! Every little bit! Ready to curl up in that comfy chair with a cuppa ! Visiting from SYC Have a great week

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  42. Such a sweet blue room, I love it! Soft and cozy, I could spend a lot of time in there...
    Thanks so much for sharing at AMAZE ME MONDAY!
    Blessings,
    Cindy

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  43. Your room is amazing and that blue cupboard is perfect!

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  44. You did a wonderful job on this room. I love the blue cabinet, and the vintage First Aid kit. I host a party called We Call It Olde, Tues-Sat each week. You're invited to share this or any post on antiques, vintage, or history. Hope to see you there! -Dawn @ We Call It Junkin.com

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  45. Susan I am just in awe over the entire space! I wish I could create vignettes as well as you. Shoot I wish I had half the goodies you have to create them!;) Thanx for partying at my place.

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  46. How lovely and in my favourite colour blue too. I am visiting from Rooted in Thyme. and am now following you

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  47. Susan, I love the blue and your room is beautiful! I have been a fan of blue and white for years and I never get tired of it. Thanks for joining the Open House party.
    xx,
    Sherry

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  48. absolutely gorgeous and relaxing-YES! But your stuff is always so lovely.

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  49. Susan, I love it! I think blue is such a relaxing color. I recently painted an old armoire I had Duck Egg Blue for our guest basement bedroom. The treasures from sweet Kris are wonderful and I love the linens. Great job on rearranging the room! Thanks for sharing it with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

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  50. Lovely blue room! I enjoyed your post a lot and like all the details. The cabinet is wonderful and that cubby unit...I love it.
    Besos!

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  51. It's so charming with the perfect amount of blue! That cubby is sweet in it's shabbiness...even though the doors don't close and the knobs need changing, I think it's adorable! LOVE it all! And BTW, sorry about your lost pet :(

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  52. I love how this room came out!!! The gift from your friend is perfect. Blue and white are favorites of mine.

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  53. I love the cubby piece and the vintage first aid kit. So cute.

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  54. The new cabinet is a beauty Susan. It goes without saying that I love all your vignettes and blue is my favourite colour, so naturally I adore this room. You must be so pleased with it :)

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  55. Susan- I am loving it!!!!!! toooooo adoreable!!! <3

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  56. I love your blue room so much! It's so pretty! Two things I just love are your blue cupboard and your lard can.

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