With cottage style sweeping through my home, it was time to rethink my master bedroom decor. I had enjoyed the look I had going on, but it was not light, bright and airy.
I had a couple of boosts this year - Graham & Brown offered me free wallpaper and D. Lawless Hardware sent me a second set of the antique handles I had used on my antique washstand project. With my free wallpaper, a can of paint in a greige tone and a can of Ben Moore Simply White paint I took on the bedroom challenge once again...
I began by installing a high wainscot with the textured bead board wallpaper. I used 1x4 pre-primed mdf molding to cap the wainscot. Then I painted the molding to match the trim and I painted out the Lenox Tan paint with a half shade of CIL's Manuscript. I love this paint colour!!
This is what it used to look like:
You see the night stand? That got a makeover with the Simply White paint & a new handle courtesy of D. Lawless Hardware.
The same handles and paint colour were applied to my writing table.
Doesn't the yellow punch up this vignette? I used the print over the table as my inspiration. I found the yellow clock when I was on vacation. Luckily the security people at the airport didn't bat an eye at my ticking carry on...
The metal magazine holder was another dumpster find. So glad someone threw this out!
I painted the lampshade turquoise to match the headboard and chair. It could use another coat of paint but I ran out of my turquoise! Yikes!
I changed out the hollow core doors that had come with the house for these lovely half-louvered bi-folds I found at the dump. (They are painted the same colour, it's just that one side has been painted 3 times and the other side only twice).
Cleaned up, painted and hung like French doors instead of on a bi-fold track (something I really hate!), they are a charming addition that is very useful for extra storage and for helping to make decisions...
Just hang whatever you are thinking of wearing on those louvers, stand back and decide what works! I hung large S-hooks on the back of the other doors for hanging up belts. A tutorial on how I installed the doors is coming up on another post.
I changed the mirror over my dresser for a turquoise one and painted my jewelry organizer in a brighter shade of turquoise.
While I was slapping paint colour around, I decided to give the dresser a bit of an ombre look by using the trim paint on the top drawers, the wall paint on the middle drawer and the full-shade of the Manuscript colour on the bottom drawer. Not sure that I'm going to keep this look as I'm in the mood to make over this Ikea dresser. :)
Luckily I have a huge collection of wall hangings. I had found these tin tiles several years ago at a yard sale and now I have a place to hang them!
I found a wall shelf at the dump still in its original packaging. Well you don't have to ask me twice! Home it came and I found a use for it in this weird little corner created by the off-centre high window and the closet that is jammed up against it.
I still have some work to do in this space to make it perfect, but I am loving my new cottage style bedroom!
Shall I remind you of how it looked when I moved in? Brace yourselves!
If you want details on how to install the textured wallpaper, click on the photo below:
Have a happy week!
DISCLAIMER: Although I received free product from partnerships with Graham & Brown and with D. Lawless Hardware, the opinions stated are 100% my own.
With a small budget, big dreams and a love of a challenge, Anne blogs about renovating and decorating her tiny 1930s bungalow. A self-taught artist and professed power tool lover, she enjoys writing, gardening, photography, nature and diy'ing. And she's never met a dumpster she didn’t want to root through! Come along for the ride!!