Monday, January 9, 2012

Moving in the right direction

I inherited a cedar chest from my grandmother and wanted to incorporate it into our master bedroom for much needed storage and seating.  And while I appreciate pieces with history, the fabric just didn't fit our aesthetic.  So this weekend, after a trip to Mary Jo's, I used a yard of fabric to upcycle my family heirloom.
{I also got this great floral fabric which I hope to also incorporate}
And because it is fun to look back and see where we came from to appreciate the progress made, this is a picture from shortly after we moved in.
And this is a similar shot of the room now.
I breath a sigh of relief looking at that second picture.  It makes me feel a sense of calm, the precise emotion I hoped to invoke.  Some of my favorite details are the pillows made with love by my mother in law, bits of vintage milk glass and favorite jewelry on a bedside table...
And a display of loved ones with my DIY lavender hurricanes.

The bench pulls it all together, don't you think? {p.s. taking pictures of the room was a bit tricky}
I still think there is a way to go in this space. I'd like to add some trim to the curtains, perhaps swap out the lampshades, add a floral pillow, reupholster the vintage chair in the corner and paint an abstract for the far wall.  Stay tuned!

{Lampshade , Painting inspiration from theobjectathandTrim, fabric from Mary Jo's}

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Linda {Calling it Home} said...

Just when I think I have uncovered every on-line source for trim/fabric...another one! Yeah! The after is so light and bright and beautiful, well done.

Laura Casey Interiors said...

Looks great- nice work!!

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Love the room and those long curtains are the best! If it weren't for some furry dogs I too would have those in my master bedroom. I'm so jealous of that space you have. Our room is seriously the size of a box. How we managed to fit our bed and dresser in the same room is still beyond me.

Unknown said...

this looks so fantastic! I remember hearing once that the room you should always do first is YOUR room...b/c that is where your space and you spend a lot of time in it! So when I moved I did our room first...and I am so glad I did! I love the fabrics and colors you chose...very soothing!


p.s. come check out my camera bag giveaway! I think you'd really like it!

Laura Casey Interiors said...

Your bedroom looks beautiful and what a great way to reinvent your grandmothers chest.
Happy 2012,

Tommy said...

I LOVE that gray and white stripe fabric so much. Excellent work!

Jessie said...

That room is beautiful! It is so bright and open.

Lisa Marie said...

I'm new to your blog and just love your attention to detail in all you do! Also love the photos of Major!

Carrie @ Hazardous Design said...

Omg, it is beautiful! So calm and serene. Exactly the way a master bedroom should look!

Nat said...

The bedroom looks great- the bench at the end is perfect! What is the paint color on your walls? I love it!


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