Friday, October 5, 2012

Bedroom Redo FINALLY Done!!! Lots-O-Pics!!

The Johnston Benchworks chair that I ordered back in April has FINALLY arrived and I can now call our bedroom redo DONE!!!...I'll start at the beginning but first here's the long awaited chair and ottoman...the fabric is Lover's Knot in what they call "Shell/Linen".
My inspiration for the color palette came from one of my favorite decorating books called "Jessie Walker's Country Decorating".
 I love the monochromatic look of the neutrals with just a bit of black.
 We got new carpet and painted the room in Benjamin Moore's Powell Buff:
 Here's how our bedroom looked before:
Here's how it looks now:
We had a cream armoire and matching headboard that the hubs really liked so I agreed to keep them...well sort of :::G:::  the armoire has stayed the same but the headboard has taken on a new look!  Here's how it looked before:
 We were able to repurpose it by cutting out the center section and building a new one to insert:
 Then it got painted black and aged, we were both pleased with the results:
 The bench at the foot of the bed got painted black as well and that was all the black I wanted in the room:
 I used the same linen coverlet that I had before but changed the coverlet at the foot and got new long tailed shams and accessory pillows, all are from Family Heirloom Weavers in their Antique White and Linen...the lovely basket at the foot was made by Pam and I've filled it with various textiles:
 The window treatments match the coverlet at the foot only in the reverse color, it is the Angstadt pattern from Family Heirloom Weavers in Linen and Antique White...the candelabra is something I offer in my web shoppe and the basket was also made by Pam, it matches the one at the foot of the bed:
 The blanket chest or mule chest, as some may call it, is made from reclaimed barnwood and is one of the pieces I offer on my website, it's FABULOUS...the paint color I chose for it is called Tobacco:
 I added some wonderful olde antiques to the room as well:
When I found the olde plantation desk, it was so dry and pitiful looking but nothing that a coat of Tudor Brown Briwax couldn't the square cut nails:
Hubs made the blanket crane for me, the antique wall cupboard was another special find, and the little portrait you see on the left was a gift from a special friend, Pat of Olde Bittersweet Farm painted that especially for me  :)
One of my favorite things in the room is this olde candle box, I have it hanging above my nightstand:
Speaking of nightstand, that is something that hubs made several years was originally painted green so that was a project I tackled using Caromal Colours paint...I used their "Barnworn" kit in "Putty" and "Parchment"
 It is A LOT of work but does give the desired effect:
I also did the drysink that hubs made with the same kit:
It'll be a LOOONG time before I'll be wanting to paint any furniture!!
Here's a closer look at the wall above the good friend Karen made the little doll up top as well as the bird sitting on the other side of the candlestick:
Another view:
My sweet little Katie always wants to be in on the action :)
And there you have it, our bedroom, finally!  :)
...have a lovely weekend!


Penny said...

It is BEAUTIFUL!! Love all of it, and especially how you redid the headboard of your bed! It looks like a most comfortable room... very peaceful and cozy. You did a great job....

HomeSpunPrims said...

I agree, everything is just beautiful! Well worth the wait to see what you did to change your bedroom. I also love how you changed your headboard and painted your furniture. Your bedroom is peaceful and perfect. Well done! Love your new chair too.
Hugs, Lori

earlene said...

What a wonderful redo of your room!!!!!! I love it so much better. Enjoy!

Pendleton Primitives said...

Oh I love this and I am so happy you redid the headboard, it's fabulous.

Originalsbyconnieione said...

It is beautiful!!! The lighter colors and natural wood really warm the room up! Thank you for sharing and inspiring me and others, I'm sure! Love it!!!


basketsnprims said...

Janet, your bedroom is stunning. I love the mixture of the colors that you chose. The chair is gorgeous as well as your painted pieces. I'm wondering if you like the caramel colour paints? Is it hard to do the steps? Thanks for any help you can offer me. Awsome job!

Primsue said...

Beautiful. You did a wonderful job.

prims by olde lady morgan said...

Janet, It's looks wonderful! I would never want to leave! OLM

janet said...


bayrayschild said...

You and hubby are very talented.
Everything looks so beautiful!


Leeanne said...

Wow!! it looks like something out of a glossy magazine!

~Sara said...

It all looks great Janet! I know it was such a long process for you, but it all looks worth it. Nice job on everything, but especially the bed. Blessings~Sara

BumbleBeeLane said...

Such a cozy,peaceful room.Just a perfect place to retreat.Love the colors you used.Warm Blessings!~Amy

Sweet Sue said...

Gorgeous, elegant, tranquil and prim all in one ~ stunning! Well done Janet, huge pat on the back to ya:) TFS

Lee Hill Primitives said...

STUNNING!!!!!! Wonderful room. Everything looks amazing.

ctlogcabin said...

Janet ~~
Nice to see you Post ... was thinking of you yesterday. :-)
The redo is Beautiful .... Love everything, you chair looks Perfect ... worth the wait.
Don did a Great Job on he headboard looks so Good.
EnJoy your new room ~~ Happy Fall !!
Big Hugs ~~ Connie xox

ohiofarmgirl said...

Love the new cozy and welcoming! Dianntha

Robyn ♥ said...

OMG Janet! It's gorgeous! I have never seen the lovers knot on your new chair in that color before, I love it! Your room is so pretty! The headboard looks great! You guys are a great team! Well done!!

earlyamerica 1815 said...

Hi Janet...what a wonderful bedroom!! You've captured the look perfectly...way to go!!! I have that book also and often get inspired myself by its beautiful pictures. Thanks for sharing so many pictures! Enjoy your day, Tina

Michelle~Sugar House Creations said...

Absolutely beautiful! I would love every room in my house to look like that. Warm neutrals with a hint of black...or maybe red like I do now. So cozy to me. Hubs would absolutely die because we have two rooms right next to each other that will be shades of brown and he is having a fit! lol. I'm in heaven. :-)

Carla said...

The bedroom looks wonderful! I really like the colors and the headboard makeover is fabulous!

Penelope's Beehive said...

Oh Janet, the room is absolutely beautiful! You have transformed the space into a lovely, peaceful sanctuary. I am certain that you shall enjoy each and every moment...if Katie is willing to share.

Rabbit Hill Primitives said...

Hi Janet, I LOVE your bedroom! And that chair!!! It turned out beautiful. I love the wall color, and all of the other light colors with just that bit of black on the headboard and bench. It really is perfect. I love Katie also ~ she's what really ties the room all together .....or so she thinks ;)
Hugs ~ Jenn xo

1890* said...

Peaceful* Colonial* Elegance!- The absolute BEST re-do i have seen. Love your color choices, fabric choices .. and all the wonderful goodies in sight!
Awesome job Janet! *Enjoy!