It was not until I sat down to write this post about our Master Bedroom that I remembered the MANY things that have happened in there -and I am not talking about the fun stuff. I think I have blocked out much of it because these “events” are just not fun to remember. Our room was pretty much an after thought and essentially the amount of time I spent on the rest of the house and the kids room – That is the amount I DID NOT spend on our room. Then there were the 2 whole years (2011-2013) that our room had 2 giant sheets of plywood across a BIG OLE hole left in the ceiling when the old plaster ceiling just let loose one night and fell – ONTO my side of the bed – where I was miraculously NOT sleeping as I had gotten up to let the dog out. The ceiling thing happened about 5 months into my writing of this blog so I actually wrote everything down the very next day and posted it – This freaky story is here.
But finally in 2013 we launched into what I like to call the “UPSTAIRS renovation”. There had been a matching set of plywood sheets in the upstairs hall from another ceiling mishap – so ALL of the ceilings upstairs were replaced and crown molding was added. (BELIEVE it or not – we ACTUALLY had photos taken of our home for a Young House Love “House Crash” and it is amazing how you would have no idea we had such a mess going on!) We also gutted and did makeovers of both bathrooms and painted the entire upstairs expect the kids rooms which were already fine – Phoebe’s bedroom makeover from Spring of 2011 had just won the Washington Post Kids Room Contest!
And you know the “Give a Mouse a Cookie” story – once the ceilings and the bathrooms were all fresh and new – my bedroom felt OLD and shabby – SO I gave it a makeover!!! – I freshened up the wall color, ditched the space-eating King-Size for a Queen and had an upholstered headboard made at Ballard Designs, got new bedding (which I JUST replaced) and did a makeover of a sideboard/dresser that had been moving around the house and had drawers that actually worked!
I PAINTED THE DRAWER INTERIORS RALEIGH PEACH WHICH IS GORGEOUS! THE PHOTOS DO NOT DO IT JUSTICE.
I JUST last week got new bedding – and ONLY because this old was no longer in stock at Anthropologie – but I love the new (also from Anthro – change is good!!!) This one has some softer colors in it and I got a great top-layer quilt at TARGET that is perfect and allows me to sneak a little pink in there!
Thank you for visiting my Old Country House and taking a tour through my Master Bedroom.
As you already know – we are not fancy here – but I do LOVE color and playing around in it…I think mixing and matching Bedding is a great way to try new things. Matchy-matchy is no fun!
WALL COLOR – Sherwin Williams Steamed Milk
HEADBOARD – Giselle Tufted Ballard Designs –
QUILT/SHAMS – Viviana Quilt Anthropologie
PINK QUILT – Fieldcrest for Target
Botanicals – From “Americas Other Audubon”
Blue Lamps – Robert Abbey