I cannot believe it's been almost 5 months since I first shared you the beginnings of my bedroom re-do. I swear they speed up the clocks as we get older!!! Anyway, I couldn't wait any longer. There are still things to do like replace the old carpet, scrap the nasty popcorn ceilings off and put in a few more shelves, but for the most I am content.
The old room was just to dark and I have been slowly changing it over.
You can read about the pillows on the bed here. I brought the old window that was hanging outside on my porch and used it for a funky wall decoration. Old book pages were hung in the squares. The recliner was a garage sale find that I covered with a loose slipcover. It will work for now until I can have it reupholstered or replaced with something better. The panel hanging behind the shelves is an old lace tablecloth. If you want to read about how to make the music sheet wall plaques, you can find that tutorial here.
I am very lucky to have a fireplace in my bedroom, and although it doesn't get as cold in the winter here as it does in the rest of the country I sure enjoy a good book and a nice fire in the winter. I needed the fireplace to have a little more cottage-y detail so I took a couple of wooden posts and a wall shelf and fashioned a mini mantle.
Its kind of hard to see with the light coming through the window, but I hung the picture frames in front of the window and draped them with strands of pearls. I did a tutorial on the lampshade a while ago and you can find it here.
My furniture is a hand-me -down from a great Aunt. It could use a little refinishing but that is going to have to wait... I just don't have it in me right now!!! I like layer things in front of mirrors. Quite often it winds up being more mirrors!
Mr. D.C. and I finally finished painting the old stained doors this weekend. It is amazing to me what a difference it has made. The room feels so much lighter and cleaner. It was a lot of work because they were never sanded and just sprayed with stain. It took 2 coats of primer and 2 coats of paint to cover them properly!
The before shots don't even deserve the pretty border around the pic!!! I am so glad tose ugly doors are no more!
This is part of my office on the other side of the fireplace. I used the same drapery panels from The Great Indoors, only for this window I added shirring tape and hung them with clips. I'm saving the rest of this room for part of my Where Bloggers Create party post since it does seem to be where I spend most of my creative time these days!
Before... Once again, too dark!!!!
Well that's it! I'm sorry it took so long to post these. I know we lost all the fun momentum of the project but better late than never right????