Grain Sack Theme Bedroom


I've had grain sacks on my mind lately. I've clipped and pinned so many images my head is spinning! I love, love, love grain sacks.

When I found my grain sack look tea towels and made a sham and curtains for my spare bedroom, I loved the look so much that I thought I'd keep the theme going with some special touches.  If you haven't seen my 5 minute no sew shams & curtains, click HERE.







So I had my theme started.  Also in this room is a shelf desk that I built about a year ago. The room is too small to hold much furniture but it had just enough space between the closet and the door for a shelf.  I opted to install a wide shelf on brackets that I screwed into studs. The shelf is cut from a scrounged piece of maple plywood with a 1/4 trim added to hide the grain on the edges.

It worked like a charm!  I had originally stained the desk to match the trim in the room.  Here is a photo of the shelf desk after I had finished it:


This past month I painted all the trim in this room and painted the desk to match.  Then I thought it would look cute with a grain sack stripe.

So I began by taping off the area for the first stripes.

I used a home made blue chalk paint for the lines.  It's the same blue as the chair shown above.  After the first stripes were dry, I taped off the line for the wider stripe down the center of the two skinny ones.  I also painted stripes on the chair seat using the trim paint and painted the spindles white.  I painted the grooves in the chair legs and upper supports in white to add the to striped effect and then outlined the edges in white to show off the detail in them - loving the grain sack theme!



For more details on how to build the shelf desk itself, click HERE.   Now this all matches my chalk painted armoire!


I rearranged all the furniture in this space while I was at it.  I have so much stuff that I needed a better layout to allow me to keep all my stuff (read HOARDER).


Um yep, this one works really well.  Now there's room for two side tables and a trunk at the foot of the bed!  I'm using a leather ottoman as one of the side tables (hardly the height of fashion, but I love this ottoman and don't want to get rid of it...).  I have a tray that I put on top of the ottoman, so guess what?  I painted it.


The tray has a piece of adhesive cork (shelf paper) in the bottom to keep things from sliding around.  The tray was black to begin with so I only lightly coated it with the trim paint colour and then used more masking tape to add the blue line all around the center point.

So there you have it!  My grain themed guest room is complete - and thank God that trim is painted.  What a job and a half that was.  Two rooms to go!



Hope you all have a fabulous week!

ps If you want to see how I created the antique effect on my armoire, click HERE


68 comments:

  1. I love the table! Turned out fabulously!

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  2. It all looks so lovely Anne... well done on a lovely make-over.
    Hugs ~ Kerryanne

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  3. What a great idea - the desk top & matching stripe on chair, etc. The colors are so restful...And I like the cork-bottomed tray idea, too.

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  4. I love the result Anne. It's so different, realy nice. Regards, Pascale

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  5. So cute. I bet you are the only one on the block who has a grain sack bedroom! I really like it on that desk, the blue and white is perfect.

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  6. Anne this looks great. I love a theme when it isn't all matchy-matchy. Can't wait for the next big reveal!

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  7. Just beautiful! Love how the grain sack desk and chair turned out!

    :) Linda

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  8. The table and the tray are great Anne. I love the whole room you did a wonderful job!!

    Cynthia

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  9. Love it Anne!! Everything looks beautiful!

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  10. Very refreshing ... love the grain-sack theme as it really ties everything together.
    Blessings,
    Audrey Z. @ Timeless Treasures

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  11. I love how the desk turned out! It really ties the theme together well! And I love that soft blue shade you mixed too!

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  12. Love how the room turned out. That desk is such a great idea and I love the addition of the strips. Great job girlie! Did you paint that tree painting on the desk? Love it!

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  13. What a super idea with the grain sacks, Anne, and I am loving your shelf desk and chair--so pretty together!

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  14. I love your guestroom and how you carried the theme to different areas in the space.

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  15. wow Anne, gorgeous...the old window on the wall, the pillows...super awesome..PINNING

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  16. I like the desk painted better than wood. It all looks very pretty.

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    1. I agree Betsy! It looked so much better the moment it was painted!

      Thank you!

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  17. Love the desk, and love the paint color! And the chair turned out darling too!

    I know about the hoarding. This home is so small compared to our last one. I've given or donated much already, but I still do and think I must part with more.

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  18. Love all your stipes! So fun!
    I'm visiting you today from twelveOeight. I hope you get a chance to stop by my blog and leave a comment, too!
    ~ Megin of VMG206
    Medicine Cabinet Makeover

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  19. Qué buena idea. Me encanta el resultado.
    Un saludo

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  20. Hi Anne, this turned out awesome! First of all what a great space saver idea to use that shelf as a desk and second how you brought it to life with some color! After seeing all your grain sack projects, I'm sold on the grain sack look now, too! ~ Amy

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  21. So beautiful! Thanks for sharing at Give Me the Goods! Hope to have you party with us again next week!

    ~Chelsea @ Married Filing Jointly

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  22. Bless your little grain sack trim painting heart. Trim is on my list, right behind chairs as most likely to cause me to enter a fit of rage at any moment.

    Bliss

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  23. Wow, what a difference that makes! I just love it. :)
    Nancy

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  24. I am in love with your vanity table and chair... so lovely Anne!

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  25. Love it, Anne! It really adds a nice touch to the desk!

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  26. I am in love with the stripes on the desk as well!!! I will have to keep that idea in my head somewhere (read hoarder) :)
    Hugs

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  27. Exquisite attention to detail, so lovely! The primped blue chair looks fabulous!

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  28. That is beautiful - I love the color! Found you through Rain on a Tin Roof Monday Linky party...

    Cher @ Designs by Studio C
    http://designsbystudioc.com

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  29. Love the theme, it really adds pop with those crisp lines.
    Your little shelf desk is adorable!
    Hugs,
    Patti

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  30. Only you wold come up with a grain sack inspired desk...it is fabulous!...and you know I love the color. The bedroom is so very pretty Anne!!...I just see your magic in every corner!...

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  31. Your grain sacks look beautiful Anne - so pretty!

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  32. Great job carrying out the theme. Your handiwork makes me want to go right upstairs and get started on a bedroom project.

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  33. I have been carrying a piece of board about 2' X 3' around the house for months trying to figure out how to use it. I have no idea what it once was - it has three routed edges and the back edge is straight. Thanks to you I know what it is - a hanging desktop! Loving the grain sack theme. Very calm and serene.

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  34. I love your little shelf desk, Anne, and I can't believe you put that up yourself and created the design. Oh, I noticed you got a new blog design and Header. I really like it - it's very clean and fresh. You always have so many ideas. They should be in a magazine.
    ~Sheri at Red Rose Alley

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  35. Wow. I really love all the grain sack details in your room. That desk and chair are awesome. Well, it's all awesome.

    Very inviting for guests.

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  36. I love grain sacks too. The bedroom is beautiful!

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  37. So very cute! It all came together wonderfully.

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  38. All fabulous Ann. I think the table looks fantastic painted, really pulls the whole room together nicely.

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  39. Your room is so lovely and peaceful Ann! You did a great job on painted pieces. I always adore the grain sack look. Thanx for partying with me.

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  40. Love the simplicity and beauty in all your designs and decor and providing such tranquility ~ ^_^

    thanks for 'visiting' and commenting.

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  41. Well, I'm finally catching up a little again! Oh my, I'm am seriously loving this whole makeover, but I have to say, that desk is so awesome! I have a drop-down desk and I want to try that! Pinned it!

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  42. I enjoyed seeing your new bedroom......very nice! Loved the stripes.

    Reuzeit Emporium Blog
    Reuzeit Emporium

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  43. I really like the idea of a shelf desk in a small space, such a great space saving idea! Your grain sack painting on it looks fabulous.

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  44. Adorable little table and chair...really love the colors and the curtains too!

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  45. Painting trim is the worst! Love that little desk and chair--so cute :)

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  46. Thanks for sharing your gorgeous room at Project Inspired - pinned to our group party pinboard - hope to see you at tomorrow nights party too!

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  47. Wonderful idea using the tea towel theme! The table and chair look great...actually the entire room looks great! Thanks for sharing it at the Shady Porch! Blessings, D

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  48. This is absolutely fantastic! Thank you for sharing. You will be one of the features at this Friday's Anything Blue Friday party. I'm actually working on the post early...I shock myself sometimes. Anyhoo, pop on in and grab an Anything Blue Friday feature button. Hope to see you again at the bash! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

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  49. What a cute little makeshift desk! That is a really pretty color for your stripes, as well. Tired of everyone taking it literal and making them red. Visiting from DIY Showoff.
    Cheers!
    Jodi
    www.secondwindoftexas.com

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  50. Your desk is too cute. I painted 3 different items tonight and when the paint is dry I am going to add grain sack stripes to at least one of them. I have no actual grain sacks, but I have painted table runners to look like grain sacks.

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  51. Anne, I love your grain sack themed room! Now I know where to stay next time I'm in BC ;-) The desk and chair look awesome - amazing what a few stripes can do, eh? :-)

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  52. Everything is so cute! I'd love if you'd link up to The DIY'ers. http://homecomingmn.blogspot.com/2013/04/the-diyers-and-more-curtains.html

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  53. Wow, you did a brilliant job! I love the colours you chose-the room looks so fresh!

    Thanks very much for sharing this at my Say G'Day Saturday linky party. I have shared this on Pinterest, Twitter etc!

    Hope to see you again this weekend.

    Best wishes,
    Natasha in Oz

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  54. PS I'm also sharing this on my Friday Features post!
    Natasha

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  55. You should open up a Bed and Breakfast Anne! This looks so pretty and inviting! Thanks so much for sharing at Project Inspired linky party - I pinned this to our group party pinboard! Tx! Heather xo

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  56. I love the desk and chair and the grain sack detail you added to both. Great idea to use the ottoman as a night stand. Did you make that tray? I really like it. The whole room looks cozy and inviting.

    Debbie

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  57. I love the grainsack detail! Beautiful job:)
    Krista @thehappyhousie

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  58. love the touches on the desk and the chair Anne!

    super job!
    gail

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  59. I'm in love with this desk!! Would work perfect in my daughters tiny room. Would you mind telling me the dimensions of the wood? Does the bracket screw into the bottom of the desk to keep it from sliding side to side?

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    1. Hi Shannon and thank you! The "shelf" is 15 x 42 xx 3/4 inches. The bracket is attached to the desk as well. Your daughter will love it!

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  60. Gorgeous Anne!~ You really have a great style and wonderful taste. Hey can you shoot me an email when you get a chance? micmanno@aol.com. Thanks!

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  61. LINDA REPAGINADA EM SUA MESA ANNE,EU ADORAR.VALÉRIA.

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  62. What a great idea...loving the colors and stripes!

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  63. I am so into stripes this year!!! Thanks Tammy!

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