And now….the GUEST BEDROOM REVEAL!!!
That sounds so exciting, doesn’t it? Well, I hope this post lives up to the hype.
Let’s start with a view from the door:
This is the bedroom as we saw it with the realtor in 2009. The view is also taken from the door, but as you can see the bed is on a different wall.
This is how I had it decorated the first time around. Remember, I was in a hurry to get my house ready for a “Dust to Dazzle” home tour shortly after we moved in, so don’t judge too harshly! This was a case of using what you have. None of this furniture was used in the make-over (and no animals were harmed in the making of this re-do).
Now, let’s get back to the reveal, shall we? This is a shot toward the door.
I always wanted to do a wall with hand mirrors, but now that it’s done, I’m not sure it’s really working. I can’t decide if it’s clashing with the rest of the room or not. What say you? One thing’s for sure, Snow White’s evil stepmother would have a heyday in this room!
Here’s a close-up of a dress I wore to a tap dancing recital when I was three years old. It was hand-sewn by my Mother. How I’ve kept it over the years with our muy, muy moves, I’ll never know. It could explain my fascination with the color red.
Another one of my all-time favorite pieces. This is a red cabinet I purchased at an antique store in Ennis, MT. When I saw it, I fell in love and HAD to have it. Mr. Wonderful…not so much…it took a little convincing. (Check out how the ceiling curves down toward the walls. This is the only room in the house like this. Interesting, no?)
Check out the chippy, worn details on that cabinet. I don’t know what the torn stickers were, but they were on both cabinet windows. Yummy! You can’t find things like this at Pottery Barn.
To balance the room out, I added this small red washstand to the side of the room opposite the large red cupboard. I have the perfect lamp for this spot, but it is currently sitting in a storage shed about 5 hours away.
The radiator and windows lie in between the two red pieces. I am hoping to eventually make this more of a window seat in the future. I have pillows on order from Antique Farmhouse. The “curtains” are actually vintage pillow covers embellished with redwork embroidery. I don’t like cutting off natural light sources, so they only cover the lower half of the window for privacy.
I found some pillowcases that also had redwork embroidery and thought they coordinated well with the makeshift curtains and added a small pop of red on the bed.
And finally, the bright red chandelier! And my cat, Cinder. Every time I came up to this room to take pictures, she would jump on the bed and writhe and coo like a super model. Perhaps my other cat, Ash, filled her in on all the blog air-time he was getting. I just HAD to include this shot!
And the jelly cupboard, once again.
Here’s a small rundown of what we did to this room:
Painted and added chair rail: Grey paint color is Drizzling Mist by Valspar.
New bed frame: $20 church garage sale painted with Annie Sloan’s Paris Grey and Old White.
Bedding: The grey and off-white bedding came from Target, the plain off-white bedding came from Walmart. I made the pillows from old embroidered napkins and European grain sacks.
Lamps: Hmmm…can’t remember where I purchased the lamps, but the shades were from Lowe’s that I recovered in drop cloth.
End Tables: They were a trade which I painted with AS Paris Grey.
Sign: I painted over an existing old advertising sign (don’t worry, it was ugly) and stenciled it with a stencil purchased from Maison de Stencils. (I also have more of these in different colors for sale). The black-and-white “clothing” sign came from a local antique store.
Vanity: Purchased for $20 from a “hoarders” house. (Trust me, it was bad!) Painted with AS Paris Grey and white craft paint.
Red cupboard and washstand purchased at local antique stores taken from another guest bedroom and incorporated into the design of this bedroom.
Jelly Cupboard was a gift painted in AS Old White.
Rug purchased at Joss and Main specifically for this makeover.
Things left to do:
Bring chippy, peely old door up and see if it works in the corner by the vanity.
Purchase a bed skirt.
Turn radiator cover into a proper bench.
Last but not least, find a queen box spring that comes in two pieces! The box spring currently in the room is a full size because I could not get the queen box spring up my old, wind-y, narrow staircase! Hmpfff!
Bye from the Bungalow,
Edited to add: I lost this entire post…it disappeared and with it all of the parties that I’d linked to! Ugh!! So, if I linked to your party and you don’t see your blog here, please let me know and I’ll add it. Technology!
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