Sunday, July 18, 2021

Moody Master Bedroom

  We had a very fun time making over our Master Bedroom. I'm just waiting on one lamp shade but for the most part it's ready.  It's our "last" room makeover for a while because now summer is almost over and it's time to get the kids back to school.  I'm sure when things settle back down there will be another big project on the horizon.    We did quite a lot to the bedroom.  We added picture frame molding, crown molding, a chair rail, and Craftsman window trim.  I painted the ceiling  "Ammonite" by Farrow and Ball and the walls are painted Worsted by Farrow and Ball.   I DIY'd a new headboard using Schumacher fabric.  I found pretty lamps in a vintage shop and gave them new shades and finials.  The bedding is new. I found two similar size dressers used and refinished them with a worn look.  There's a vintage Federal Style mirror above the bed and a contemporary piece I painted.  The sitting area has a vintage yellow chair, new foot stool, mirror and lamp. The curtains are all new.  All the sources are linked below. Hope you enjoy.

Having a bedroom that's both tranquil and put together really helps relax at the end of the day. The darker wall colors and the velvet drapes have done wonders for our sleep! 
And as always a look back on this room when we moved in:

Source list
Wall Color (needed 2 gallons) -Farrow and Ball Worsted
Ceiling Color - Farrow and Ball Ammonite
King Duvet and Pillow cases  - Chloe by Peacock Alley
White Pillows - Joey by Anthropology
Blue Lumbar Pillow - Serena and Lily
Mushroom Pleated Lamp Shades - Ballard Design
White Linen Lamp Shade - Amazon
Porch and Den Black and White Men's inspired Foot Stool - Overstock
Yellow Bee Print Chair - Vintage C.R. Laine in Hickory NC
Leopard Print Rug - Safavieh
Federal Eagle Mirror - Ebay (you can search and find several)
5 96" panels Gray Velvet Drapes - West Elm
Headboard Fabric, Classics Woodland Silhouette Performance Fabric -Schumacher 
Gray Smoky Knobs - Etsy
Bristol Smoke Glass Round Knobs - House of Antique Hardware
Tassels - Amazon
Lamp Finials - Etsy
Hampton Bay Oil Rubbed Bronze Light Switch Plates and Switches- Home Depot
Retro Fan - Lowes
Gold Hardware on Black Dresser - House of Antique Hardware
All Lumbar and caulk for moldings -Lowes/Home Depot


Wednesday, June 2, 2021

Summer Vibes Porch

My instagram poll was no help. I posted whether I should paint my porch railings White or leave Cedar and the pollers were split 50/50!  I let the season guide my choice as well as the style of my house and the balance of colors outside.  So it turns out White was the winner and I'm pretty happy about that choice. I spent exactly 10 hours yesterday priming all the railing, painting it and then staining the deck.  About a week ago I power washed everything and let it dry for two days. Then I sanded everything. Can anyone say Karate Kid?    My arms are sore and my back hurts but I love how it turned out. 

It has a very coastal feel now.  I will post more pics of the view looking from the patio below once I get the patio cleaned up.  I got rid of the big black rug and replaced it with this Bohemian Jute rug.  

For the white paint I used Sherwin Williams HGTV's weathershield in white. The Stain is Cabot Wood Toned Stain and Sealer in Heartwood.  The Primer is Zinsser 123.

I decided to clean up the table a bit by not cluttering it with too many plants. Now we can actually have our breakfast out here in the morning. The two blue and white throw pillows are new from Lowes. They are indoor pillows so I coated them with Scotchgaurd. 

Before starting the painting process I had to carefully remove my climbing rose bush but am happy to report that I was able to reattach it and I gave it a nice pruning since it had a lot of damaged leaves from a recent house cleaning where they used bleach. Never again!

This arrow metal shelf got a new paint job in Hammered Black.  

The little white table is a thrift store find and the basket on top serves as a great glass holder.

Well what's the verdict? Farm House Fresh? Country Coastal? Coastal Craftsman? I know there are people who would hate the fact that I painted the wood. But after reading so many websites that said either way, Paint or Stain, there is maintenance involved and stain doesn't last as long.  The stain that was on there previously was faded and dirty. Yes it's easier to stain, but in the end I think I like the painted look better.  Feels fresh and beachy.  

So here's the real interesting bit. I stained the stairs and deck skirt a slate gray.  My plan in the next week or so is to stencil a pretty pattern onto the front risers to give it a more dynamic feel. And from down below on the patio you only see white and slate. And only a hint of the wood deck color.  So there's not three colors competing.  Stay tuned for more deck photos next week!

 Happy Porch Sitting Days ahead!



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