When I first saw the house, this is what the bedroom looked like:
Beautifully refinished floors and good sunlight
Two cedar lined closets
I wasn't thrilled with the paint color, but my landlords are really great people and I was assured I could paint it any color I wished.
This is how the bedroom looked for the first two years I lived here. The linens were from my former color scheme:
At first, I thought I wanted to use the same color scheme. But the more blogs I read and the more I thought about things, I decided I really wanted a change. I wanted something Parisian and elegant. After many months of plotzing about wall color, I took a sample of Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in “Paris Grey” and had the nice folks at Home Depot dupe it in Behr’s Premium Plus Ultra.
Even though the Premium Plus Ultra has a built in primer, my OCD/paranoid self was concerned about going from a darker color to a lighter one. I wanted to the Paris Grey to be true, and not adulterated by the existing wall color. So, I Killz’d the room first.
Here are the results so far:
That's the same bed; I primed it and then painted it
Paris Grey so it would kind of "float" in the room. There are
floral motifs on the headboard; these I silver leafed along
with the ball finials on the head and footboard (I can see
the ones on the footboard are missing...lol)
The brocade stencil was purchased at amazon.com. I mixed
Paris Grey and Valspar's "String of Pearls" 50/50 for the
stencils. The mirror is the same from the "before" photos; I
silver leafed it and painted the linen band that runs around
the inside of the frame with Valspar's "Pale Violet"
The mirror is a $5.00 flea market find. The rim is made of
metal roses; they were originally brassy gold. I silver leafed
every other one, then painted the remaining ones in the Pale Violet
The angels are white china; they are from my childhood.
I have an ugly fuse box on the bedroom wall to the left of the bed.
I picked up this frame, and the one below, at a flea market this summer for
$10.00 each. I painted them with String of Pearls, Pale Violet, and some silver leaf
detail (this one needs to be finished). I'm going to have mirror cut for each of them
I like this solution to the fugly fuse box, as it will give some added light to the room.
And because (as usual) my photos stink, it's
hard to tell I painted "Bonne Nuit"..
...and "Beaux Reves" around the mirror frames
There's even a wreath for Christmas
The only remaining things to do are drapes (plain white linen panels on clip rings) and a slipcover for the chair. I'm going to use these:
So...that's a (not very) brief update on my bedroom
I am linking to:
Mod Mix Monday @ Mod Vintage Life
Make It Pretty Monday @ The Dedicated House
Nifty Thrifty Tuesday @ Coastal Charm
Tweak It Tuesday @ Cozy Little House
Wow Us Wednesdays @ Savvy Southern Style
Transformation Thursdays The Shabby Creek Cottage
Feathered Nest Friday @ French Country Cottage
Inspiration Friday @ At The Picket Fence