Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Middle Bedroom - Vignettes of the Finished Parts

Welcome...to the longest "quick redo" of my life - AKA the MIDDLE BEDROOM.

Yes - I thought it would take a few weekends - TOPS. 
But I was mistaken.

Maybe I've had a few unforseen events. And possibly every piece of furniture I began with has been replaced at least twice...

Seriously...I have alternated in identifying with Goldilocks, and the Princess of The Princess and the Pea. (Maybe that's why I decided to add green accents?)

But wait...they started out as turquoise accents, until I remembered it was fall...

...and winter was coming...and I have this really cool patchwork velvet throw in lovely shades of green, and dark green velvet pillow shams...

So the turquoise lasted about a week, and was boxed up to hibernate until spring fever hits. It should be a fairly easy switcheroo, since I'm keeping the basic stuff neutral.

But that is months away. And now, it is fall. I love fall.

So my darker greens came out. They still work with my bird and garden theme. 

I added a few more things to a small gallery wall opposite the foot of the bed.

I painted a French caned ladder-back chair white.

It fit nicely on the wall between the east entrance and the closet, next to the mystery crate-box to which I added legs, painted antiqued silver and most recently painted white. It holds bed linens and functions as a table.

The vintage luggage underneath is filled with vintage linen pieces - crocheted, embroidered, lace, etc. 

All in all, I'm happy with the way the room is looking, it is just taking a lot longer to get there than I ever imagined it would.

At the very minimum - the following list is things that are still waiting to be done: 

  • Finish padded headboard
  • Hang curtain rod/curtain
  • Sew duvet & dust ruffle
  • Paint French chest of drawers
  • Stage north wall
I have hope it will be done and cozy before guests arrive at Thanksgiving! Beyond that, I'm not putting any time frame to any of it. :)

Word for the Day:

Romans 5:3-5

Not only that, but we rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, and endurance produces character, and character produces hope, and hope does not put us to shame, because God's love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit who has been given to us.

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Pura Vida said...

You remind me of my sister...and me before I hurt my knee and stopped being able to move furniture all over the place..looks nice

Loi Thai, Tone on Tone said...

Hi, Revi -
Your gallery wall is wonderfully curated! Nicely layered. I am in love with the 2 small paintings.....they look like lakeside scenes. Very charming. Are those oil paintings? What is the background?
Take care,

Jennelise said...

It looks beautiful! I love all of your pretty treasures. The colour scheme is lovely!

Corn in my Coffee-Pot said...

This room is looking so cozy.
As I already told you... I lost out on some reading. So I personally don't know how long this is taking you! But at least I am not alone in my endeavors. It takes me a long time to get some things done.
I'm thinking of redoing some things...once I get my sofa in place. :) Wonder how long that will take me?
As to your room-- I personally love green. I like the garden themed wall too.
It all looks so pretty. Don't you just love having crates and suitcases for storage and double as tables? I love that.

Michele Alger said...

What a beautiful room! I would never go to sleep gazing and dreaming of everything in there. LOVE IT!!!

Marie Blackburn said...

Very pretty - talk about attention to detail! Found you over at the Fabulously Creative Friday Party.

Pat Cantwell said...

I so~o~o adore the subtle shades you're putting into the middle room!!!
The turquoise in photo#5 and the greens in photo#6, caught my eye!!!
The adorable print warms ones heart!
I'm gearing up to up~date our guest room, here on the Prairie with a neutral palette using turquoise accents!!!
Thanks for the inspiration, dear one!!!
P.S. Visiting from Debra's!!!

lynn said...

must be something in the air, cuz, several bloggers mentioned struggling with their rooms, too. i think it's charming so far:)

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

I adore the paintings! So pretty!

Vickie @ Ranger 911 said...

Your room is looking lovely with all your vintage accents! It's taken me almost 3 years to finish (and I'm not quite done) one guest bedroom, so don't feel bad. :)

must love junk said...

Revi, I had to laugh-I can relate to redoing a room/vignette over and over to get it just right!
Your room looks fantastic! Love the gallery wall :)

Daniela @Frugal Aint Cheap said...

it always takes me longer than expected. You did great so far, I love how elegant, yet cozy vibe you have created.

chateau chic said...

Green is so soothing and perfect for fall accents! Your room has come together so nicely.
Mary Alice

Nicole said...

so many fun pieces here!! i especially love that box/trunk you put on legs. FUN!


Laurel@ChippingwithCharm said...

Looks great to me...funny how that goes isn't it?? So fun to "fuss" and get it "just right" :)

Loi Thai, Tone on Tone said...

Hi Revi -
I just noticed your blog is not updating on my blogroll. Very strange. Showing your last post from 2 months ago. Any clue?

Art and Sand said...

Love the gallery wall and all the sweet accents.

I don't feel badly about my guest room just waiting for a redo after reading your post. My problem isn't that it is a lot of work, just that I can't figure out what to do.