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Part 2: Musings of a Master Bedroom Makeover...

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Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Part 2: Musings of a Master Bedroom Makeover...

I told you I'd take pictures when I could.  So I did it.  But be forewarned that it's still messy.

Someone once told me and I'll tell you..."If you want to see me, come anytime...if you want to see my house, call ahead."  So today we're gonna pretend that you're here reading because you want to have this chat with me about how to beautify my bedroom...not coming with the expectation of seeing something perfectly put together. Ok...now that's out of the way...moving on.

This is my room.  And all of it's challenges.  I'll tell you some of what I like and what I don't.

I think I like the stripes that we painted.  I say I think that I like them because I really do think that I do, but I'm also not sure if it's just that it was so laborious to paint them that I have some unknown reluctance to paint over it all.  I kinda think I want the whole room to be gray.....or maybe just the headboard gray? The trim meeds to be painted white also...it's still antique white (tan-ish) like when we moved in.  I bought the headboard for $75 at a consignment sale and I actually really like the shape...the color however I think is HIDEOUS for what I want this room to be.  I'm thinking of putting a "W" for our last name in the circle....hmmm.

 I also LOVE the little sofa at the end of the bed.  The shape is adorable, the tufting divine, and I love the fabric on it too even though here it's just looking plain brown.  It has a grayish bluish dot on it and is darling.


We don't have an overhead light here or even a wired box...which is $250ish to put in...just the wiring...that's not including the fixture.  SO I rewired the old dining room chandelier (which was too small for the dining room anyways) and hung it in the corner on my side of the bed.
 See what I'm talking about with the dormers.  Not wide enough for drapery and my husband is really almost vehemently opposed to any treatment on them at all.  Mostly because he's 6'6" and anything even kinda covering the window seems like an imposition to his ability to look out.  I told him they'd only cover maybe an inch or so under the top of the window moulding, but he's still not convinced.  And that one spot with the messily covered dresser...well that dresser is the only thing I can think to put there! (and we need the storage of it too!)



 And then there's this EYESORE!  The TV and it's messy looking cabinet.  Can't be too deep though because the dormer is right there too.  I moved a bookshelf into it so that my hubby's book collection wasn't immediately viewable as you walked into the room (as it used to be close to his side of the bed and just looked cluttered all the time RIGHT when you walked into the room.


I love THIS piece!
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I found it on Craigslist for $30 (along with a headboard that I'm currently making into a bench) and it was hideOus-O!  I was going to sand it down and then paint it, but once I started sanding I realized it had layers of olive paint, and cream paint, and taupe paint....you have to work your tootsie off to achieve patina like that, so I worked with it and love the end result.  The knobs on the top continue to elude me though...can't seem to find ones that I love (which is why there are 2 different ones now...neither of which is speaking to me.)

<-----I also love this other piece...which serves as my bedside table.  I've had it since I was a kid and there's something about it that I just love.  I even actually like the hardware on it...there's a light blue ball in the center of each handle...love!

Oh, and PS. I don't like the rug in here at all.  My mom gave it to me as a loaner and it's like 10x14, so even if I just put a piece of decent bound carpet, I'm still in for like $300 or more buckaroos. For now though it's at least something soft to stand on.

Let me show you something I like....



LOVE this---->
That's how I want my room to feel!  But I still think I might like the walls a lighter gray for me.







SO what do you all think?!

PS. After looking through my paint deck, I think I've decided I need to paint, and the color I think I need to paint is this...Benjamin Moore HC-172....Revere Pewter.

- Logan

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7 Comments:

At February 22, 2011 at 5:03 PM , Blogger Harriet said...

TV on the wall! Love the DR light idea- looks great. Sofa is wonderful also- we have one in our room and use it alot. You do need window toppers- sorry to your husband! Hung from the bottom of the molding down to the top of the glass will add a small punch. What about a cedar chest (think you can find one?)in one of the dormers- with a fabric covered cushioned top. Great storage. With a sofa in there already you could get rid of the chair and do a bookcase in that dormer for the books- perhaps one that is L-shaped to run under the window??

 
At February 22, 2011 at 5:23 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Misted green on the headboard? Isn't that close to the accent "dot" on the loveseat? Or, upholster the interior of it with a bright fabric and paint what will then be the trim something a few shades darker than Revere Pewter? Any fun treatment or stencil for the space between the dormers over the dresser? Maybe you could do your monogram there? If you keep the TV table, paint it. Or, wall mount the tv, move the dresser under it and put the "appliances" on top.

~Me again~

 
At February 22, 2011 at 6:01 PM , Anonymous Lindsay Lu said...

Did you get rid of your other iron bed? I loved that thing!! And copied you and bought one (just on Overstock) a few years ago. Our bedroom needs a major redo too. Considering a blue gray color. I think I need something lighter than just gray so the iron on the frame headboard stands out. But I have considered putting the iron frame in the spare room and getting us a new bed because the iron has a wide profile and we have lots of furniture (that I need for storage due to small closets in 80 year old house). I am thinking a flat fabric headboard as DIY or a nice sleigh bed if I could find it.

 
At February 22, 2011 at 6:11 PM , Anonymous Lindsay Lu said...

Oh and check out Cassie's blog. She is our age, lives near me in MD, married a guy from Knoxville and went to Wake so knows some of our friends from Furman. Anyway she is the gal I bought Harley's most awesome dresser from and I think you would like her blog because she is always refinishing furniture and using or selling it.
http://primitiveandproper.blogspot.com/

This is Harley's Post from last summer:
http://primitiveandproper.blogspot.com/2010/07/my-primitive-proper-pad-baby-harleys.html#comments

 
At February 23, 2011 at 8:40 PM , Blogger Logan said...

Ok...lots to respond to!
Harriet, unfortunately my husband requires the bookcase...he reads a ton and wants to have a bookcase in here. Same goes for the chair...was his bday present and he sits in it pretty much daily. i agree on the window toppers though...that's definitely something in our future. TV on the wall is in the future too...project waiting to be done, but will take 2 people. I'm not messing with the tv without my man here in case something goes wrong...I cannot have our only nice tv potentially broken on my head!

Anon crazy neighbor (who's name I know! silly girl), I'm thinking i might just paint the headboard white or dark gray like you said and antique it. It's gonna be a behemoth to do and I can't think about doing something I could get sick of for the amount of time it's gonna take. I have to do a lighter color on the walls too bc we get horrible light in here. You want to come help me work on it?! I need to big men to get the headboard down though...it's SUPER heavy!

And Lu...you just need to call me. We need to catch up anyways. But, I do still have the gorgeous iron bed...it's a queen though, and our bed is a king. Checked out Cassie's blog too...cute stuff!

 
At May 24, 2011 at 12:26 AM , Anonymous Solid Oaks Table said...

That is beautiful! I love the look of the master's bedroom now it's more light, comfy and very relaxing...

 
At May 25, 2011 at 12:20 PM , Anonymous jewelry making said...

Oh my goodness! My plan for my niece's birthday are all here. I am planning to have kids party.

 

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