Our master bedroom has been through quite a few makeovers. I think it's natural for our style to evolve as we change and mature. Other than the pine floors we laid down and painted white, I changed out and moved around decor to create a softer, brighter space. I also refreshed the walls with a coat of paint, painted the ceiling bright white and my husband added new floor trim.
You can see the last makeover I shared of this room here. Since that blog post I added this beautiful vintage chandelier and the gorgeous antique iron bed frame.
One of my newest, favorite finds for this room was the vintage room divider I found on Offerup. The finish was not quite the look I was going for but I could see the potential and what it could be with just a few changes. After I picked it up and brought it home I was excited to get started! I went for my trusty Miss Mustard Seed Milk paint stash and mixed several colors together till I achieved my desired shade. But, once I started to paint, to my dismay, the paint started to chip all over! I was so mad and frustrated at myself because now I knew the only remedy would be to sand them all down and start from scratch, ugh! Not my favorite past time but my vision of how they would look kept me motivated. They spent a week or so in the garage while I waited for the weather to cooperate and when I had some free time to tackle the dreaded task. It took several days over a span of a few weeks to finally get them all sanded and once they were done My hubby added plywood to the top "open window" areas and I started to paint, my favorite part! While I was painting I remembered that I had some Efex moldings left over from a previous project. I pulled them out and played around with the idea of adding some French flair to the dividers. I had enough to do one and after adding and painting them I knew I had made the right decision! I loved them! But, I had to wait to finish the last 2 panels as I had to order more moldings for the other 2 panels. Now that the room divider is done and sitting pretty in it's new spot I couldn't love it more and the efex moldings are the icing on the cake! Here's what it looked like when I bought it....
Here's what it looks like now! Quite the change, huh?!
These antique hatboxes were an Etsy find and are probably one my of my top 10 favorite finds. They are just the perfect romantic addition to the bedroom decor. Can't you just see the ladies in their gorgeous gowns going shopping and carrying their new hat purchases in these amazing hat boxes? Swoon!
Another way I like to style this area is with this gilded table. A cute little French crystal lamp and some pretty blooms make it the perfect spot to sip a cup of tea and read a favorite book or maybe daydream?
I added this antique reproduction metal coat hook to the hold my vintage Tutu and ballet pointe shoes. I wanted it to look old so I painted it with milk paint and it chipped perfectly! Here it is in all it's glory.
One thing that hasn't changed and probably never will is this dresser I painted years ago. It's perfect for holding all my pretty things.
All in all this makeover took several months. We did it in stages as time and budget allowed. Not ideal, of course, but it was my reality and we made it work. In the end it was totally worth the wait and we are loving our new bedroom!
I hope you enjoyed the little tour and were inspired to create a romantic space for yourself.
A South African native now living in the Pacific Northwest. You'll often find her decorating, playing with flowers or tackling a house project with her husband. She has a passion for French Country style and is slowly transforming her 1920's cottage with her husband one project at a time. If she's not in the house you'll find her outside puttering around in the garden.