I thought I would do some of my own relaxing today and
ponder the state of our master bedroom while
someone else is nursing an extreme hangover from last
nights festivities (poor poor guy) in this room.
Well not quite this room, this is how our bedroom we currently use
as our master looked when we moved in. Wow, it looks pretty scary
but I didn't see it that way then, I was smitten with the ol girl that had become our
very own big beautiful century home.
That's my stepson Josh peeking around the corner. What a cutey huh?
Although we have renovated the room by stripping wall paper off
both the walls and the ceiling and kept the original plaster, we removed the plaster
from the outside wall to insulate it and added crown moulding. I
have not given it any sort of attention after that and it shows.
We have one more bedroom to overhaul in the future and that will end up being our master and this one will be the office/exercise room so until then I still want to make some changes to this room to get
us by until then.
I did this little sketch a couple of years ago when I thought that we
would stay in this room. I now want it to look a little more
relaxed than this design feels.
Don't you just love dressers as night stands?! In a small bedroom I say they are a must.
Both dressers are cheapo second hand finds and the white one is being replaced by another $20.00
kijiji find that as it is the exact same size as the dark one. They will both get a coat of paint to match each other.
I found the chunky mirrors at our Real Canadian Superstore
grocery store I think for $30.00 each and they may need
a transformation as well. One thing for sure is the wall colour
has got to go! It's a dark room with east light
and either needs to get more vibrant or go
a shade of white.
We have a new recycled paint line with premixed
paint colours and I can get a gallon for under $10.00 with
my staff discount.
I really hate east facing
rooms. I find picking paint for them a great challenge as I
am drawn to cooler lighter colours and they end up looking
cold or dead in this light.
We bought our antique burled walnut bed I'm guessing
maybe 7 years ago and unfortunately the headboard
veneer has developed a crack in the veneer due to winter dryness. We finally
invested in a humidifier for our home but the damage is now done and a repair
would be expensive. Soooo, we are thinking of painting it. I'm just
so terrified to paint a bed like this and devalue it and yet the wood is not rocking
our world at all anymore. I see this style of bed all the time
painted with a antiqued paint treatment and think they are
just gorgeous and Todd is all for it.
So I'm curious what would you do, paint it or sell it and
get something new to paint that is not an antique?
What light wall colours have you successfully used
in east facing rooms, I would love to know.
Please don't judge me on the length of my curtains, that is a
goof up that I never corrected but will do with these changes.
I found this chair at Value Village years ago for just $40.00 that is a stunning
(I mean shocking)
colour of orange that hurts my eyes so I happily covered it with a vintage
bedspread that I had. This chair is a dead ringer for the the spectacular Sarah Richardson's
Elsie Chair (which retails for $2200.00) and I will get it slipcovered one day or maybe even
reupholstered when funds allow.
I bought the mirror from work and it was on clearance for $30.00.
The footboard has a chippendale style ball and claw foot. I would love
to know how old the bed is.
I tried to find out but can't seem to get a date. I'm guessing
late 1800's or early 1900's.
I will have to do some more kijiji selling of items I no longer need as I would like
to have more modern lamps. I can then move these more feminine lamps that I have had for forever
to the guest room. I just love to reuse and recycle and love even more
what it does for
my pocket book!
So tell me is your master bedroom the room you have dreamed of? If it is I would love
to see what you have done or are you just
like us and just haven't checked it off that great big fat to do list?
Hoping your 2011 is off to a smashing start.