Hello everyone! Since this post has been many months in the making I’m thrilled to be able to share part one with you today!
You may recognize this room from a while back. In that post we were using this bedroom as a writing room. Let’s see what we plan to do!
The natural lighting in this room is fabulous! Matt painted a couple walls one of my favorite shades of green as a birthday present, and how I’ve enjoyed this space! The great lighting and lovely colors in this room got me dreaming… I pictured a charming cottage farmhouse style guest bedroom complete with a vintage inspired botanical gallery wall, a creamy white bookcase and headboard, handmade quilts, and milk-glass lamps.
Bedroom Renovation Goals:
- Paint bed-frame and decoupage headboard panels
- Paint bookcase
- Replace dated mirror closet doors
- Repaint leaving only one wall green.
- Replace blinds
- Paint ceiling fan blades and replace tacky ceiling fan pull
- Create vintage botanical gallery wall
- Decorate with vintage lamps, etc from the thrift store
We first swapped the furniture to get a feel for how it would fit and look.
Here’s where we started…
The dark headboard & red bookcase are in need of a makeover…
Both pieces made for a dramatic transformation! This was such a fun project and the results were well worth it. The fresh creamy white lightened the room and blended so much better with the color palette.
While I was painting furniture Matt tackled replacing the dated mirror bi-fold closet doors. These doors look so much better (plus no large mirrors to clean any more)!
Once the doors were installed we found some pretty brass French looking handles that needed a slightly vintage touch… Matt took a little spray paint, wiped most of it off and they were perfect!
Next it was time to paint. We decided one green wall was perfect for setting the color scheme without overpowering the room. We chose a soft cream called “Lit Candles” on three walls, a bright ivory for the trim, leaving a single wall in the lovely spring green.
Matt painted walls, changed the ratty, black tassel pull on the ceiling fan for vintage looking pulls, and replaced the blinds. I thrifted and re-framed/matted artwork, decoupaged the headboard, painted ceiling fan blades, and went thrifting for a vintage milk-glass lamp & shade. I love the clean, charming look of milk-glass!
I found the milk-glass lamp at a local Goodwill store for about $5. The lampshade showed up at a nearby thrift shop for less than $3. I was thrilled to find this since these lamps are quite expensive online!
With the painting done it was time to hang artwork! This is icing on the cake to me. Here is a lovely oil painting that Matt surprised me with one day ~ just because it reminded him of me. There was a small stain near the top of the painting and this heavy wooden frame just didn’t quite seem to do this light, dreamy painting justice ~ or go with the room. I swapped it for a pretty gilded frame (which also covered the stain).
This picture now perfectly suits the style and color palette of the room ~ I love this special piece!
And now… hanging the gallery wall! I must admit this was the most exciting as the gallery wall was to be the main feature of the room. I first saw the beauty and impact of a gallery wall on Pinterest and was inspired to try one. After we hung a gallery wall of English style original oil paintings in the master bedroom I knew a second gallery wall was inevitable!
Months of gathering art from thrift and antique stores and reframing/matting at Hobby Lobby were about to pay off… It’s the moment of wondering whether your vision and hard work were going to be as imagined…
We started by centering the focal picture of the gallery wall in the middle of our space. This takes a lot of measuring to fit different shapes in a cohesive group within a certain space limit ~ if your goal is to make as few nail holes as possible!
Thanks for following along with our bedroom remodel, hopefully you enjoyed it ~ it was reeeally hard not to share the final shots!
I’d love to know: What remodeling projects have you been working on, or dreaming of? Please leave your comments in the box below ~ I’d love to hear from you!