Home Decor, The Mermaid Room





I love it!

funky vase thepaintedapron.com

The more, the better


The crazier, even better!


The funkier, the best!

mermaid room thepaintedapron.com

This is the “Mermaid Room”

mermaid pillow thepaintedapron.com

It’s full of bright summer colors

Mermaid room decor thepaintedapron.com

and mermaids of course

mermaid room thepaintedapron.com 1

This is where I escape for a little R&R when I can get away with it

reading corner thepaintedapron.com

A cozy chair to read


A Painted Canister which might or might not be full of secret treats…


The side tables, originally “pedestals” for a glass dining table,  were decorated by lightly coating plastic wrap with paint and applying it to the table surface, creating a watercolor affect

watercolor affect thepaintedapron.com

This room has been a great haven for me this week as we vacation with DD’s family…a 2 month old and a 2 year old keep things pretty chaotic…and Super Boy and Big E arrived yesterday, so now it’s extra crazy…

“I feel like I’m living in a day care center,” said HH  😱

guest room thepaintedapron.com

But when things get challenging,  I can swim off and be with the mermaids for a while… 😎

Juicy Details

The painted pink sticks were found at a craft store, and the funky papier mache flowers were purchased from an artist friend years ago.   You can see more of them at Hot Pink Fun in the Summertime here

crazy centerpiece thepaintedapron..com

See tutorial on Chalk Painted Pitcher here

florence chalk painted pitcher thepaintedapron.com

More on the mermaid pillow can be found on Hand Painted Needlepoint Canvas here


Painted Canister with a little Summer Color and Bling here

funky canister thepaintedapron.com

ceramic jar/World Market

Mermaid room decor thepaintedapron.com

Lamp/Hobby Lobby


I will be joining the fabulous parties and blogs on my side bar and

Between Naps on the Porch

AKA design

Karen’s Up on the Hill

Crafty Staci

The Scoop


20 Responses to “Home Decor, The Mermaid Room”
  1. Mary says:

    Jenna, I had to laugh at “I feel like I’m living in a day care center” 🙂 Love all the whimsy and color of the mermaid room! I think you need to follow in the mermaid’s footsteps on your needlepoint pillow and have a cocktail or two to cope with the chaos!

  2. Love it!!!
    Happy 4th of July! I think we are going to have a quiet one, however, with our family things can change in an instant.:-)

  3. Jodi says:

    So Fun! Love it!

  4. I imagine that it is pretty active at your house this weekend! I do love the colors in The Mermaid Room. Is that your new chair? Looks very comfy. Aren’t you clever to repurpose those pedestals that way! I love interesting paint techniques and used to do so many all the time. Then it seemed that they sort of fell out of favor, and I stopped. I am happy to see people doing them again, along with stenciling, etc.

  5. Lynn says:

    Love the pillow! And I second Mary’s suggestion:@)

  6. Judy Pimperl says:

    Jenna, you’re going to have mermaids from all over the world stopping in for a stay in that room! I LOVE everything about it–the colors, the mermaid book on the bed, the side tables…

  7. I LOVE the colors and how they work together! So pretty! Thanks so much for taking the time to link up with us over at the #HomeMattersParty – we hope to see you again on Friday!

  8. This is adorable and so fresh.

  9. So cute 🙂 My baby’s nursery will be mermaid someday so I love it! 🙂

  10. So cute…I love it…thanks for sharing your creativity with the Thursday Blog Hop!

  11. Love this! So adorable!

  12. My little girl wants to be a mermaid when she grows up. She’s love this room!

Leave a Reply

%d bloggers like this: