I’ve be sequestered to the house for days on end as I finished up my bedroom project. I started this project two months later than I intended because of health issues but finally I’m done!
I’ve always used warm cozy colors in my home. But last summer The Husband helped me lighten up my downstairs living area.
(Den Before/After, Dinning Room Before/After, Entry Before/After, Little Library Before/After, Kitchen Before/After ) While I love the feel of cozy the older I get I’m drawn to fresh lighter colors like creamy latte and soft blue-green. So this summer the upstairs was on my project list!
Here’s a picture of the bedroom before…
I painted the walls using Behr Ultra (Behr Ultra is my FAVORITE paint in all the world!) I used a Behr paint color: White Clay (730C-1)
Repainted all the trim and doors in white. (Also Behr Ultra)
This furniture gave me a little trouble. We bought it when we moved into our house 23 years ago and although I love the curvy lines of the pieces, I’m completely over a bedroom full of oak. This oak was however stained with oil-based stain so I had to use oil-base primer before I painted it! I hate oil-based anything and I’ll do a quick post about using the primer to cover oil-based stain really soon!
As usual,my re-do was almost free! I found 2 burnt orange ceramic lamps at Goodwill for $3.00 each (lamp shade included on one!) I used metallic silver spray paint, paint stripper and a pearl craft paint to give them a finish I like! (I’ll do a post on this soon, it’s super easy!)
On my lamp I added some pretty trim from JoAnn’s!
And see these cute sconces? I got them for $2.50 each at a thrift store. (they were brass) If you have an upcoming project and take time to do a project board (use Pinterest or an inspiration board) you’ll know what you’re looking for and be able to find things that are a great deal! I collected things for months!
I knew I wanted to use vintage frames…
…and mirrors on the bedroom walls. These are Anthropologie inspired Acid Wash Vintage Mirrors posted HERE.
I wanted light airy curtains but didn’t want to make them. I got Rachel Ashwell Shabby Chic for Target eyelet curtains. They were almost perfect but I thought they were a bit too short. Loving the scalloped edges on the bottom, I turned the curtains upside down and added a strip of pretty fabric to the top to give them some color interest and length. (the fabric was a bed sheet I found on sale, I’ve used the fabric from that sheet on lots of things!)
More mirrors I’ve been collecting over the past year!
I found the bedding last summer on sale at Target. It was the inspiration for the rest of the room…
I made the dust ruffle out of a white sheet and ruffles from a pair of curtains and…remember that sheet I used to lengthen the curtains? I also used it for a pretty ruffle on the dust ruffle…
I mixed up the furniture using creamy Antique White and this soft blue-green which I had Home Depot color match for me…
Here’s a view from the bed into the little nook of the bedroom. Until I get to re-do the guest room and change it into a bedroom for our sweet granddaughters, we have a crib tucked into the ‘nook’.
There’s plenty of room in the nook for the crib and a few pieces of furniture.
I rocked my 4 babies in this chair, now I snuggle with my granddaughters…
That’s one project done! Next, I’m starting the master bath!
Are you guys working on any projects during these last weeks before autumn’s intoxicating chill demands our undivided attention?
~Hugs & Smooches~
(ps…thanks to my daughter Emma who brought over her HUGE lights and helped me take these photos! It’s harder than it looks! )