Master Bedroom Redo
If you have just started following along, we bought a temporary house to live in while we renovate our main house. It started out as “That 80s Show”, but slowly I am making it over in hopes of selling it when we are able to move back to our permanent digs. I am also hoping to make a little profit in the process to offset the cost of living out of our real home for so long. If you would like to see the rooms I’ve completed thus far, take a peek on the “ASuzieHouse” page found on the top header.
For the past week, I’ve been working on a cosmetic makeover in the master bedroom. Finally, I’m sort of done. I say sort of because I am still deciding on a beautiful antique candle chandelier I have in a box and whether or not I am going to put it up. It requires poking a hole in the ceiling, which means when I move out of here, because I would not leave that heirloom, I would have to repair the ceiling and repaint the whole thing again. I’m not sure I want to ever paint another ceiling, so I’m thinking I can live without it. But I have been known to change my mind! If I do, I’ll post an update.
So, what I started with was an odd blue room, with an even odder dark blue ceiling. Prior to moving in, I painted it a softer blue and returned the ceiling to white (it took several coats to cover that dark blue!). I don’t have pictures of the before before, but here’s what it looked like last week when I began the makeover:
You will notice the lovely black lacquer furniture, which looked great when we had it in the city condo we were living in just previous to this house. It’s not so great in the UrbanCountryStyle house!
So I decided to countrify the room and furniture using accessories only (because furniture refinishing is not my strongpoint). I switched out the lampshades, added a jute area rug under the bed, some baskets to the night tables, new bedding and pillows mixed with my existing linens, and my beautiful gate headboard that I have had for years. I think UrbanCountryStyle has now been achieved!
I’m loving how this has come together. It’s taken furniture with some pretty sharp lines and softened the whole grouping. I also love how the baskets hide the pile of books the Mr. and I always have under our night table. Now, if only I could figure out how to disguise the TV! When I stayed at the Plaza in New York this past fall, they had a gold picture frame around theirs with beautiful light sconces on either side. The TV looked like artwork! I’ll have to consider that. But for now, I’m happy and looking forward to finishing the tiny master bathroom that is just awaiting my tile guy to show up. I can’t wait to show you when we’re done!
From my house and home to you and yours,