Thursday, February 13, 2014

REVEAL - Middle Bedroom in Winter - Part 2

Before I show you the rest of the middle bedroom in winter, let me back up and tell you the chest  of drawer saga.

After dragging my feet for a few months during my bedroom re-do, I finally got around to painting the pseudo-French-style chest of drawers. (It is one I got for free two summers ago.)

It was painted green, which is why I put painting it on hold. Though it did not clash too badly, it was pretty beat up. 

The hardware was nice, and the lines were good, even if the carvings were a bit...shall we say...eclectic? 

Why I started painting this week: 
Saturday morning, I was cleaning house. I got hungry, and decided to scramble an egg and have a cup of hot tea. I sat down to eat, and turned on the TV. In a few minutes, the screen went black, and SMOKE CAME OUT. Apparently, the life of a flat screen TV is about 6-7 years. Mine was 6 years old, but has seen lots of use.

Long story short, I ordered a new TV from Walmart, which is due on Friday. Meanwhile, I have been watching the little set in the middle bedroom (a Christmas present from Hannah). I have been sleeping here for a while. I figured it was a perfect time to mix up some homemade plaster paint and get cracking on the chest!

I painted on two coats of a creamy white plaster paint I mixed from some Walmart flat paint and plaster of paris.  It covered pretty well with two coats, and dried quickly. 

My MOST favorite thing about the plaster paint is that it is tres cheap. My LEAST favorite thing about the plaster paint is that it is HARD to sand. Hence, there's only light distressing on this piece for might get more later.

One drawer was falling apart. It might be able to be glued, but since it is constructed like a shelf, I thought I might try to find some baskets to fit inside. I just stuck some from Dollar tree in for the time being...but you get the idea.

Now for Part Two, picking up where we ended in Part One of my bedroom reveal:

Continuing to the left, there is a doorway into the front hallway. 

The French chair was free, as was the little trunk. I added 2x4 legs to make it a table.

The door opens into the room, and is open much of the time. I purchased the trellis over 10 years ago at an end of summer sale - it was under $3, if I remember correctly.

Next, we get to the freshly painted chest!

Just past it is a small table I was planning to use as a bedside table, but it was too large for the space. It fits the small tv nicely. It was a curbside find decades ago. Above it is a vintage cuckoo clock I recently painted white.

On the floor, there is a ceramic or chalk ware topiary I found last year at a thrift store and painted.

To the left of that is a bird cage on my seven table. It has a metal charger, sprayed white, to cover the industrial number.

Here is a closer look of the ceramic bird candle holder with a beeswax candle inside the bird cage. 

Above the bird cage is a corner shelf, painted with ASCP Old White, and more birds.

Just to the left is a door into what was the master bedroom, and will be an art room. And, we're back to the bedside table.

Styling the chest of drawers was sort of fun...there are only two items on this wall that were purchased at retail; A bird candle holder from Dollar Tree - I painted it white, and the trellis which was on clearance 10 years ago. 

A collection of odd thrift store mirrors, with silver coming off in places spans the top of the chest. I painted them various shades of white and distressed them.

The green plate was a gift. The tiny bird house and green iron candlestick are both thrift store purchases, as are the vintage books.

The lantern was my porch light when I moved into this house; it stopped working. When I took it down to put a new one, the wires were spooky-bare! 

I thought it had a certain charm, so I stuck it away in a box. 
I am glad I finally have a place to use it 11 years later! 

Sweet side note: February 14 is my 11 year anniversary in this house. <3 font="">

This middle bedroom has been painted several times; first it was yellow, then pink, later tobacco green and now light greige. 

It still had the original 1945 wallpaper when I moved in! 
1945 wallpaper is kinda cool, but definitely not something I wanted to keep.

Since I painted or recovered practically every item in this room, plus the walls, it took longer than any other past redo of this room has taken. I still have a few little things to do...baskets for the chest, painting a different headboard, etc. But for now, I'm happy, and those changes can come whenever!

I'm enjoying the lighter palette in here, and look forward to styling it for various seasons.

Word for the Day:
Thus was accomplished all the work of Solomon from the day the foundation of the house of the Lordwas laid until it was finished. So the house of the Lord was completed.

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From the Old InkWell said...

Hi Revi, love all your collections and the way you've grouped them. Love your thrift store mirrors. Just charming!

lynn said...

this might be the most thrifty room redo i've seen:) and it's lovely in it's thriftyness. how generous hannah is to her mother...and where did she learn to be generous--her mother! have a great night!

Daniela @Frugal Aint Cheap said...

goodness! you have been busy! sorry to hear about the tv...but I guess you had more time to paint :)

Ann @ makethebestofthings said...

Beautifully done! I have a dresser in my master bath which will soon be redone just like yours. I LOVE color in my home but your shades of white and simple decor are really speaking to me. Perhaps I will start in my bathroom and work outward from there.

Donna Wilkes said...

You are so good at attention to the smallest details. The room looks so inviting. Love all the layers and textures.

must love junk said...

The chest turned out great-I'm loving the whole room! :)

Jann Olson said...

Revi, the room turned out so nicely! I swear you have the best collection of mirrors and frames! Love how the chest turned out! Thanks for sharing with SYC.