Saturday, May 1, 2010

Bedroom Reveal!

We FINALLY finished our bedroom..Let me warn you..there are alot of pictures with this post.

I love how it turned out and it was definitely a labor of love. Brian did a beautiful job on the woodwork and helping with the painting and all the little projects that went into the finished look. The only thing that didn't see a paint brush coming at it was the ceiling fan..oh, and the lamps...and the shutters, but everything else got slapped with a brush!

I had this duvet cover since '04...LOVED it but this looks a little pitiful.

Now that I look at reminds me of a hotel room. It seems very flat.

Oh, mother of pearl - look at this mess...

Bless his heart...

Ok this is better. I totally love a fat, squishy bed.

Here's the breakdown..

We have an older house so "master bedroom" only means there's a bathroom attached. It's not a huge's 'cozy'. This is what you see when you walk in the room. The trunk is an old find from years & years ago. I repainted the lid but left the rest alone. The white paint is chippy with a soft pink showing through in some places.

Chest of drawers that I repainted and added cuttings from the backyard. They smelled really nice..I'm going to start doing that more often. Those are framed hankies. I got the clock recently at a yard sale ($4!) and music sheet covered books with an old tin & Brian's junk basket. I put a little basket in it for his change & a couple of tins for random stuff he had in there. I think it looks nicer now & it's still functional for him. (When I was cleaning out that basket I found a sucker stuck to the bottom still in the wrapper..that was fun washing out).

This is the nightstand to the dresser & chest of drawers that I inherited from my parents. I kept it white just to break it up a little..I didn't want it to look matchy-matchy too much.

My mom gave me this bride & groom - they are so sweet.

This is decorating the crib end that I hung. It was Brian's when he was a little baby..hard to imagine him tiny. I hung it up there & I think it works. The little decoration here is part of a storm drain (we think) my mom found in her yard and then I glued a little something on it that I had in my junk box. Voila - art!

I collect vintage sheet music & use it all over the house.

Brian has to put up with me putting something on every flat surface in the house. This is his nightstand. He reads most of the books I decorate with, so he's busy with these 2 now.

I started this makeover by deciding on color palette then looked for bedding. I found this PB coverlet on ebay.

This is my nightstand..I hung empty gold frames behind the lamps.

I found these at Goodwill...well Mom did. We were out hunting for furniture and she spied these. I didn't give them much thought but I sure am glad she did because they are perfect for storage.

This is what they looked like when I brought them home. They were $11 each and solid wood. I took the wood thingies off them, filled in the holes, sanded, painted and replaced the knobs.

I liked the texture of this blanket and it's perfect for napping, which I actually used it for this past week.

I repainted the dresser & chest. I used Creamy White by Behr Ultra & the wall color for the drawers to contrast. I used a tinted wax & dark oak stain to age it after sanding.

My mother's sweet neighbor gave me the metal trinket box and antique compact that the glass doorknob sits on. The doorknob came from my grandmother's house. I have kept that with me since 1982. She had them throughout her house. She also painted everything that sat still long enough (including bathroom tile)..I come by this honestly.

I found this armless girl at an antique store here in town. I made a hat for her to include my lucky number and a little bird with its own party hat on.

My mom and I bought this jewelry box at a yard sale in Marietta in the 80s. It was the first piece I rehabbed...I sanded it and she painted and stenciled it for me. I LOVE this little jewelry box and the memory. She also gave me the Italian gold & alabaster boxes on top of it.

I bought a white chenille bedspread on eBay for $20. Out of it I covered the headboard...

...and made this pillow for the bed..twisted some strips for the rosettes..

..and have these 2 extra pillows for my guest bedroom. You can see the pattern in this picture.

Here is another chenille bedspread that I snagged. I did a little sewing and made a closet covering. When you turn on the closet light it nice at night.

Here's a close-up of the pattern and swag at the top.

This is what I took off for the chenille covering. I didn't like the look of these doors in this room - they seemed boxy & short and made the room feel smaller. I wanted to hang a curtain higher to draw your eye up. We're putting in a closet system but that's for another post.

Now I'm going to be like Mikey here and get some rest.

Have a good day and thank you so much for reading! I'm linking to Funky Junk Interiors
and Between Naps on the Porch , Thrifty Decor Chic Before & After Party & House of Hepworths!


  1. My thoughts in no particular order:

    *I LOVE me some Mikey!

    *I spent some cozy, wonderful nights under that old duvet.

    *I LOVE that you put a hat on the armless lady. haha!

    *You do shabby chic SO beautifully!

    *I love your eye for detail - that there's attention to every minute part of the room. I never make it that far. :) haha!

    *Love glass doorknobs as well!

    *What's the big globe-thing on the dresser? (Beside the jewelry box and alabaster box)

  2. What a very pretty room! I liked the before, but the after looks so comfy and cozy.
    Nice job.
    I use the same basket idea for my Honey next to his bed too,he seems to get things cluttered up over there.
    I think we all do that. I like the little tables, You have a lot of furniture for such a small space, but it all seems to work so nice.
    I would have never thought of layering mirrors the way you did. I have lots of mirrors, but not layered like that... you've given me something to think about!

  3. Great job on your bedroom redo! Beautiful! Your bed DOES look squishy now. And I love all your decorating details -- especially the crib on the wall and the drain "jewel" on it.

  4. VERY nice! It's so fresh and beautiful! The green and whites are just lovely.

    What I love most about your room are your mixture of whites. You are right, the texture on that throw blanket is amazing!

    Thanks for linking up to SNS!
    FJ Donna

  5. Thank you so much ladies! Leslie - the globe is one of those huge ornaments you can get at Hobby Lobby year round turned upside down in a candle holder. We always had fun when you spent the night..I miss those days! Mikey misses them too! love you.

  6. Wow, this is so sweet. What a change. I just posted my living room reveal and I think I was attracted to your thumnail on SNS because of the similar colour palette. Feel free to check out my living room, I'd love to hear your thoughts.
    Loving this room!

  7. Love the new color! It looks so inviting. Great job!

  8. I love the room! I wish you could come do mine for me!

  9. I love your attention to detail. The colors are so peaceful. Thanks for sharing

  10. Although I loved that bedspread, (I remember you showing it to us in your apartment. I think it was the visit when we binged on pizza rolls and key lime pie ice cream and watched the special on the ghost of the old black ear-slicing nanny...Also when we discovered the joy of sleeping with watkings hand cream under our noses!), every aspect, corner and angle is AMAZING in this room! :) I absolutly LOVVVE what you can do with your handss. ssso crayftyyyee.

    P.S. Dont phump in your box!

  11. Loving your redo and the pic of your hubby is just too cute!

  12. You have such a beautiful room. I love the way it turned out!

    I'd love for you to share this at my party this Thursday!


  13. I love it all,, especially the curtain for the closet doors,, i had thought about doing that for my closet but wasnt so sure about it, now i may have to give it a go.


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