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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