Monday, April 17, 2017

Antique Farmhouse Master Bedroom

Ya'll, my bedroom is done! I have been dying for warmer weather so I could strip off those flannel sheets, dress her up nice and show you! Hang on!

Often when purchasing a fixer-upper the master bedroom is the last room to see some lovin'. In hindsight it should probably be the first room to get done so that at the end of a long day there is a beautiful space to retreat to.


When we purchased our home fourteen years ago there was little money to do much more than necessities and paint. We painted the room a warm, sweet yellow. We were not planning to redo our bedroom but this happened!

     

Our bedroom furniture has been with us since we got married; when sleigh beds were all the rage. It has moved with us four times since then and has the scars and scratches to prove it. that being said it is still in good shape and I didn't really want to have to replace it. I did want to remove the foot board on the bed, though. Mister brought home a queen-sized hollywood frame that someone was tossing out. He used parts of it to support the foot of the bed frame, securing it to the side boards. 

Now, a bit of a disclaimer. Don't fuss at me for not putting the bed in the right spot. I know it is customary to position the bed so that you see it full on when entering a room but we don't have the luxury of an uninterrupted wall; meaning no windows or doors. The longest stretch of wall is the wall the entry door sits on so that is where we placed the bed. It used to be placed between the two short windows. 

The walls were painted December Starlight by Valspar. It is my go-to white for all the trim in the house. While not a pure white, it has a little warmth to it, it does read white in spite of this photo looking more off white/beige. 


My inner Joanna Gaines wanted a farmhouse feel and shiplap for this room but that didn't quite work out. You can read about it here. My solution was something that is popping up all over decorating blogs now. 


This photo was also floating around the internet and served as my inspiration for this room. 

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This was my version of an inspiration board...



The wood piece was given to us a loooong time ago. One of those things you hold on to but don't know why. (Closet hoarder.) I still don't know what this was supposed to be in it's first life. If anyone has a clue please contact me. I put in two small nails to hold the wire basket. I lined the basket with moss I had in my stash and inserted a foam block. Using my 50% coupon from the craft store,  I purchased some fake greenery and inserted it into the basket. Wah-lah!  Voila! I have an art piece over the head board on my faux shiplap wall. 


The curtains were from my living room.


I won't be using them there again and they added just the right touch of airiness to the bedroom. I cut a little slit in each end at the top and fed them on as rod pocket curtains allowing the tabs to flop over as a sort of ruffle top. 



My chandelier was a super affordable find. You can read about the search here. 



Most the bedding was purchased at Home Goods over the past five years! The only things new are the gray and white pillow cases and the fur pillow. Oh, and the gray thermal blanket from Walmart for $20. The throw blanket I borrowed from our office. 

My rug was purchased online at Rugs USA for less than $120 (source). The bed skirt was purchased from Amazon (source).


The lamps were repurposed from the living room. Remember when I was painting everything with my homemade chalk paint? 


I did purchase the little side table on the left at an antique store. I thought I would paint the base but when I got it in the room I just couldn't do it. It is the sweetest little table and I was surprised to realize it is a tilt-top! 



A little zhushing and this room is a peaceful breath of fresh air. Have a look around...



  





Chalkboards say "farmhouse" to me. 


My (free) roadside vanity fits right in. I used a piece of faux fur to cover the seat of a bistro chair. And, my Brimfield mirror purchased on a trip with mom years ago is perfect for this space.



This room is done. I am thrilled with how it turned out. I used a lot of things I already owned; a testament to buying what you love. You'll always find ways to use and reuse them.



Cost of this remodel: less than $400 
Value of the remodel: inestimable considering the downstairs is STILL a mess! 

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Attending the following parties this week:
Pluckys Second Thought, Strangers and Pilgrims On Earth, Coastal Charm, I Should Be Mopping The Floor, Skip To My Lou, Cedar Hill Farmhouse, A Stroll Thru Life, Cupcakes and Crinoline, Creative Living, Home Stories A to Z, Lou Lou Girls, Celebrate and Decorate, Our Home Away From Home, Ducks n a Row, The Newlywed Pilgrimage, My Repurposed Life, Savvy Southern Style, DIY By Design, The Vintage Nest, Joyful Homemaking, Have A Cup Of Mrs. Olson, The Pin Junkie, A Delightsome Life, Imparting Grace, The Charm of Home, Katherine's Corner, Up To Date Interiors, Our Hopeful Home, French Country Cottage, The DIY Village , Life With Lorelai, Olives-n-Okra, Shoestring Elegance, Chic On A Shoestring, Remodelaholic, Craft Dictator, The Cottage Market, Shabby Art Boutique, DIY Vintage Chic, The Boondocks Blog, Pieced Pastimes, One More Time Events, Finding Silver Pennies, Nifty Thrifty Things, Re Do It Yourself, Ms. Toody Goo Shoes, The Chelsea Project, DIY Showoff, The Painted Hinge, Life On Lakeshore Drive, Create With Joy, The Stonybrook House, Reasons To Skip The Housework, My Pinterventures, Dwellings-The Heart of Your Home, Gratefully Vintage


44 comments:

  1. You did an amazing job with the remodeling. It's such a beautiful room with so many lovely details to look at. Spending only $400 for so many changes and improvements is impressive! Very inspiring!

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    1. Thank you for the kind words and the visit!

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  2. Really cute room re-do and I appreciate that it was done on a budget. I like all the creative reuse! Just one thing I would suggest: the word is not wah-lah. It is voila, french for "here is". There is accent over the a, which I wasn't able to put in this comment. Sorry for the negative comment, but I've been seeing the "wah-la" version a lot on various blogs and it makes the inner teacher in me shudder.

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    1. Thank you for the constructive criticism. I often write the way I speak and wouldn't say voila but you are correct and my oldest daughter probably shudder at the same thing. I will correct it. Thank you for visiting with me. I hope you stop by again, soon!

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  3. Congrats on your master bedroom project! It looks beautiful. I especially like the wall hanging over the bed and your "roadside" vanity with the mirror that is perfect for that space. It all looks so fresh and pulled-together. Nice job!

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    1. Thank you, Carol! Thanks for spending some time with me today.

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    1. Thank you, Sugar, your visits are always a welcome gift!

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    1. How kind of you to visit, Debra. Thank you for the kind words and yes, it is peaceful.

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  6. Wow... beautiful rooms... love the details. :)

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    1. Oh, thank you. I am so glad you could stop by for a visit.

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  7. This came out lovely and I love how you shopped inside your home for most of the items! I will be featuring it this week on The Art of Home-Making Mondays at Strangers & Pilgrims on Earth! :)

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    1. Yay! Thank you and thank you for the party!

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  8. SO pretty! :)

    I would love for you to share this with my Facebook Group for recipes, crafts, tips, and tricks: https://www.facebook.com/groups/pluckyrecipescraftstips/

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

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    1. Thank you, Jessica and thanks for stopping by.

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  9. Your bedroom is just gorgeous! And my favorite thing, even though it was hard to choose just one, is the wood piece above your bed with the greenery in it. Maybe you should hold a contest to name this piece and then market them! cha-ching!
    :) gwingal

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    1. Smart idea, Nikki! Thanks for stopping by and spending time with me and for the lovely compliment. Hope you stop by again, soon.

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  10. Hi there, stopping by from JES', your antique farmhouse master bedroom is beautifully styled and must be the perfect relaxing retreat, just as you had hoped!

    Poppy:)

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    1. Thank you! I am so glad you could spend some time with me, Poppy. It still boggles my mind that my little musings and projects can make it to places I have only dreamed of visiting...like Crete!

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  11. I really love that style. Your room is gorgeous. Also, I like your version of voila better:)
    Thanks for sharing at Funtastic Friday.

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    1. Thank you for visiting and co-hosting the party, Kimm! Thank you for the kind words. Sometimes my inner kid-at-heart comes out through my fingers, into the keyboard and onto the blog. :)

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  12. Simply gorgeous! I love everything and you did an excellent job!

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    1. Thank you, Carol! I am so glad that you could stop by for a visit. It is always nice to see you here.

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  13. Jolena, what's not to love about this room? It has so much charm!! I love the bedding, the wall, (of course); and your vintage dresser is awesome. It really is just gorgeous! Thanks for sharing with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

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    1. What a lovely compliment! Thank you, Jann for hosting the party and giving us a forum to share our projects and passions. I am grateful and blessed!

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  14. The perfect spot to put your head down at the end of a long day Jolena. It looks amazing and so livable, with all the special touches you've added. I love how you hung the curtains btw, that's pretty awesome

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    1. Thank you, Michelle. I was going for a room that at the end of the day would be a haven of lovely but not too precious because, after all, Mister is still a guy. I am so happy for your visit. Stop by again, soon.

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  15. Your bedroom is really lovely. I will be featuring this tonight at my Swing into Spring party that opens at 8pm EST. Please stop by and pick up an I've Been Featured button. Thanks. http://diybydesign.blogspot.com

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    1. Yippee! Thank you and thanks for visiting with me a while.

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  16. That looks fantastic! I love the way it all came together! Thanks for sharing at Home Sweet Home!

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    1. Aww, thank you and thanks for the party. I am so glad you could spend some time with me today.

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  17. Hi Jolena, just popping in to let you know that you will be featured at SYC today.
    hugs,
    Jann

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  18. I visited you a few days ago and drooled all over your bedroom makeover, which is gorgeous, but forgot to comment. Well now I am remedying that! I love everything about it, it has a warm cozy look while also feeling fresh!

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    1. Well, thank you for stopping back by and leaving me such a nice comment, Mary. It is always nice to know that you have been here for a visit.

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  19. I am loving your bedroom, the decor touches you added just send it over the top! I love the placement of your bed. I have to do the same thing In my master bedroom it has one bleeping window on two walls. Right in the center of the wall. It drives me nuts...lol

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    1. Imagine, houses being built without consulting a decorator! I'm joking of course. When my house was built they only slept in the room. A closet was a non-essential because people usually had only 2 or 3 outfits... We can make lemonade from these lemons, though. Thanks for stopping by and spending time with me, Christine. Hope you come back soon.

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  20. Beautifully done!!!
    Thanks so much for sharing at AMAZE ME MONDAY!
    Blessings,
    Cindy

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    1. Thank you, Cindy and thanks for the party!

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  21. What a beautiful bedroom!Cozy and smart!Thanks for inspiring!

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    1. Thank you for the kind words and for visiting with me this evening. I am glad you found inspiration here and hope you return again, soon.

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  22. OK, I love every single bit of this! Your room turned out to be a romantic retreat! The walls, the bedding, the light fixture...it was all meant to be together.

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    1. Aww, thank you, Stacey. We are enjoying it. I am glad and surprised that so many seem to like it, also. Thanks for the visit!

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