Finally after what seems like a year, our bedroom is finished. I hung this up so every morning no matter what is ahead I remember "It's A Wonderful Life".
Our bedroom is now light and airy. It is hard to tell but the walls are a soft white called Buttered Crumpet. I still used my old shutters for a headboard, I love them and I had a nice surprise when I was going through the cupboards to switch them around, I found another handstitched pillow cover that went with the two red birds. The smaller pillows are napkins from Pier 1. Originally I wanted the old floor but when we lifted the carpet my husband had nailed the subfloor down with so many nails it was not coming up so we laid a new floor which I painted and distressed. I was going to white wash it but I found the gorgeous lamps at HomeSense in my favourite Aqua/Teal blue so I did the floor in a Sea Blue.
Aren't they pretty? My legs are still sore from applying the stain and wiping it off then sanding, it was one of the most straining reno jobs I have ever done. The sweet little armour used to hold our DVD's in the family room but the cupboard we were putting up here, which I inherited from my Grandmother, would not fit up the stairs so there was a lot of cupboard shifting last week. I will show you the downstairs tomorrow.
I had two really fabulous large blanket boxes from my grandmother that I have used on each side of the bed they look very happy now after being in the workshop for over a year. This round bird box is an antique collar holder my grandmother kept jewellry in, I have had it since I got married. I found these two prints at HomeSense and just had to hang them near the box.
We have had these two old green doors for a long time and never could fit them into a cupboard because they are quite long so when I had this big open wall I knew they would look great with my favourite Gustav Klimt print in the middle. The doors were missing a couple of pieces of glass which are frosted so I decided to fill them with my old key collection. I wake up and see this wall at the end of the bed and it just makes me smile.
This dresser of my Grandmothers barely fit up the stairs. It was never one of my favourites. It had large white porcelain knobs so I replace them with old wooden ones, took the ornate piece off the back and now it is more country and I really like it. The shelf is one of the first pieces I made, it hung in the front room but the colour balances the room so it lives here now.
I had to hang my favourite Gypsy picture. I use her whenever I do Tarot readings she is my Talisman.
I hope you like my bedroom, I just love it. It has taken up most of the summer but the upstairs is pretty much finished, a little tidying in the hall and it is done. Tomorrow I will show you how the front room looks. We did not plan on changing it but with the cupboards not fitting upstairs everything shifted but I love it....change is good, although a little exhausting!