May 3, 2011
You’re all going to think I’m cah-ray-zah-eee. Cuckoo. Send me to the funny farm. But let it be heard all across the land, I’m doing even more tweaking in our master bedroom. After months of debate, it’s been settled that we will be keeping much of the dark wood antique furniture in the space including two dressers and an armoire. The dark wood pieces are a little old fashioned for my taste, so I’ve got to design around them and give the space more modern appeal.
I decided to freshen a bit more with the colors I love: gray, blue, green, white and bronze, and also bring in some textural elements like the woven shades I had cut today at Lowes, plus some other linen textiles too.
I’m also making another huge change. Don’t freak out, but I’m painting over last year’s stenciled lattice wall. *audible gasp* Yes, I am actually going to do it. I have to if I’m going to change the paint color in my room to coordinate with the new bedding, but fear not, the good news is I still have the stencil and I can always recreate it again.
There is a method to my madness. I’ve been in love with this mirror and this bedding for quite some time, so when I discovered I could snag both at a discount I took the plunge. I reason if I spend 30+% of my day in my bedroom, it should be a reflection of everything I love. And the mister too. I’m supposed to say that. (Got to factor in the husband’s tastes too, nothing too floral or girly, right?)
Just recently I found this bench at Home Goods, but the zebra fabric didn’t work for my room. Now it’s now recovered in spa blue velvet (a score at $3 for a remnant) and the legs refinished in Krylon’s ‘Caramel Latte’ spray paint, plus nailhead trim too.
Sorry for the weird glare, you’d think I could capture a better pic but them kids were a hollerin.
Do you spy my new mirror? Couldn’t wait to take it out of the box, hello gorgeous!! I’m going to hang it over our bed for a dramatic focal point.
Here’s what I’m thinking for the new additions:
Fresh paint in Ben Moore’s ‘Misted Green’; these woven shades; the Devon mirror above the bed; a blue version of this lattice accent rug I found at World Market; these cream faux leather slipper chairs to flank my dresser; and the baroque duvet in eucalyptus (scored with a gift card redeemed with the mister’s Am Ex business miles).
Not much more will change. I’m keeping the upholstered headboard, the gourd lamps, the lookalike Draper dresser, and I even moved this slipcovered settee under the window. The whole space will be sort of coastal meets modern glamour, so let’s hope I can pull it all together to make it a bedroom both the Mrs. and the Mr. of this house will love!
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