Saturday, November 19, 2011

Magnolia House….. the Master Bedroom


The Master bedroom sporting a fresh coat of paint is slowly but surely taking shape. I wish


I had taken a picture of the magazine page that served as the inspiration for this room. We


smile at each other and think, ‘Well, it was a good try.’  It had that Gustav/Scandinavian


feel. Really the colors are about the only thing that’s close, but I like it…for now anyway.


Though it looks a little rumpled, the velveteen coverlet was a recent $5 estate sale find.


The ‘hand me down’ mirror and chaise have been a nice addition. I think I’d like to try

Annie Sloan’s Chalk Paint on the stained mirror. Have you tried it yet?


Our headboard is new and was oiled rubbed bronze but I dabbed on almost dried up, thick

latex paint, scraped it off (after it was dry) and quickly wiped on and off  Dark Walnut

Minwax stain. It definitely looks old and chippy like something I loved in a magazine.


Roman shades (above right) will be hung as soon as I can talk someone into helping me.


It’s a restful room that always makes you want to take a nap when you walk through it.


It’s our favorite bedroom ever!


Stacey said...

Love what you did to that headboard! I've been eyeing an inexpensive metal headboard in the JCPenney catalog. I could definitely do that to it!

I can see why it's your favorite room. :)

Eclectic Earlene said...

I love your master bedroom, and I agree that you should paint the mirror! I've been wanting to use some Ann Sloan chalk paint, and when you get ready to paint the mirror have Beth call me and I'll be there!

Jenn said...

I love the peacock feathers and the pillows. Will you be posting photos of the mirror when it's done? I'm a furniture re-purposer too and I've been wanting to try AS chalk paint, as well.