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Bedroom Wall Art – Master Bedroom ORC

Welcome! if you have been following along then you know this is week seven, but if this is your first visit please take a look at where this makeover began with week oneweek two, week three, week four, and week six.

If you are new to the One Room Challenge here you can find more information about this inspiring program.

Please note, week five with canceled out of respect for #Blacklivesmatter. Our bedroom makeover is a little different while trying to source materials and decor we have found that items are out of stock and the companies have no idea when or if the item will ever be available again. Okay, that means being creative is that much for valuable during this challenge. Please visit all the participants in the ORC and hosts so you don’t miss any inspiration.

Better Homes and Garden

Better Homes and Garden

 

One Room Challenge

One Room Challenge

Master bedroom ideas

Master bedroom ideas

I wanted, to begin week 7, with a look back (photo below) to where we left off last time. You can see the room’s before photos HERE.

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Choosing Bedroom Wall Art

My inspiration for our Master Bedroom Makeover was my heirloom artwork and photos. You can see the painting below in the design idea for the bedroom above.

 

Paintings For Bedroom

This painting my Great-Grandfather painted of my Great-Grandmother to use as a sample of his work when applying for a job. This might appear to be a framed canvas, but it is instead of a painted canvas it is painted wood.

 

Painting by George Thompson

Painting by George Thompson

My Grandmother gave it to me when I was 13 years old and I had no idea what the job was until I saw him in this book almost 40 years later.

Washington Today

Washington Today

My Great-Grandfather

My Great-Grandfather

 

The Ceilings my Great-Grandfather painted in is his home

See the caption from a newspaper (The Washinton Times) article: Plaster molding and a mural adorn the ceiling of the first floor of Tyrone Sidney Goodwyn’s townhouse on U Street in Northwest DC. Goodwyn was interested to know the history of the house and who made the ceiling so he paid for a history of his home to be done. After reading the historical findings Goodwyn is pretty sure that one of the previous owners, who worked in the 1910s as a scenic painter for a theatre company, made the ornate ceilings. July 17, 2002 ( Jessica Tefft / The Washington Times )

Read more about the job my Great-Grandfather received with my painting at the Library of Congress HERE.

Art College Certificate

Art College Certificate from 1890

Bedroom Wall Pictures

These priceless family heirloom photos needed to be framed in the BEST way possible to preserve them. I used the certificate above as my frame design inspiration. Then I ordered these museum-quality custom frames and mats created.

Antique Family Photos

Antique Family Photos

These antique photographs were a challenge to frame since I wanted to preserve all the mat board they were originally attached too. The mat boards have discolored over the years, hence finding mats that matched was almost impossible. They have inscriptions on the backs, therefore I photocopied the backs to attach to the back of the frames. The mats I selected are acid-free and glass is UV protective. The mat colors are going to be the opposite color of the mat the photographs are attached too, hence the lighter matted photos with getting the darker from mats and the opposite for the dark ones. The staff at the frame shop guided created these gorgeous frames (the gold part is called a fillet) they took great care in every detail.

Antique Style Museum Quality Frames

Antique Style Museum Quality Frames

These frames are ready for us to use. I would not allow my priceless photos to leave my home so we have to finish the frames at home.

Bedroom Art

I wanted a collage above the bed that was also “vintage” so I ordered this gorgeous French botanical art giclee here is my source for the prints. The frames I had custom made so they are the same gold as the heirloom photo frames.

Bedroom Wall Pictures

French Botanicals Art Giclees

French Botanicals Art Giclees

These are two pieces of our antique bedroom furniture that the bedroom wall art needs to compliment.

Antique Furniture Bedroom Dresser and Chest of Drawers

Antique Furniture Bedroom Dresser and Chest of Drawers

 

Master Bedroom Makeover Updates

Old and new drawer pulls for nightstand

Old and new drawer pulls for the nightstand

Master bedroom makeover updated photo

Bedroom makeover updated photo

The contrast from the before photo of the room to this one is unbelievable. Those pretty new lamps have the nightlights on in the photo I like how they bring a little modern to our vintage-style bedroom.

Master Bedroom Projects To Complete

The design plan for the custom upholstered headboard has changed since our original plan. I decided I wanted a less fussy headboard with upholstered wings instead of a deep button tufted headboard. The fabric I choose for the headboard is a gray tweed you can see it pictured below with the sconce.

You can see the headboard we made for our son in this post. We also made one for our daughter in this post.

 

Master Bedroom Custom Headboard Design

Master Bedroom Custom Headboard Design

The arrival of the swingarm sconce took longer than expected, thus it was not installed during the electrical installation week. I purchased it to use to illuminate a piece of vintage wall art. I wanted the light to look vintage as well so it would also be “old” wall decor.

Swing Arm Sconce Needs to be installed

Swing Arm Sconce Needs to be installed

Bonus Project

I have high hopes that we will get this vintage chair upholstered. It was purchased from a friend and it will need a total overhaul with new springs and guts. You can see how we have done this for other antique chairs HERE. 

Reading Chair needs to be upholstered

Reading Chair needs to be upholstered

Another bonus project that I hope we can get completed this week is a custom bench for the end of the bed. We had some antique chairs that here in poor condition and decided instead of trying to rebuild them we would use the from legs off them and build a bench.

I was so excited to cross off a few more items from my to-do list this week.

To-Do List

  1. Add shiplap to the wall with windows
  2. Paint the ceiling and walls
  3. Replace windows
  4. Replace all trim and baseboards
  5. Install recessed lighting
  6. Removed the old carpet and install new flooring
  7. Order woven-wood Roman shades
  8. Window treatment hardware order
  9. Order pillow inserts
  10. Purchase plants
  11. Have artwork and antique photos framed
  12. Order bedding fabrics
  13. Make bed skirt and pillow
  14. Hang Artwork
  15. Make upholstered headboard
  16. Install wall sconce
  17. Paint nightstands
  18. Install woven wood (bamboo) shades

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This was our last room makeover. Laundry room/mudroom makeover. You can see the wall hangings in the room are bright colors.

Laundry Room Makeover Reveal - Laundry Room After Photo

Laundry Room Makeover Reveal – Laundry Room After Photo

Thank you so much for your visit today.

See you next week with our room makeover updates. Please join me as I update my master bedroom and turn it into a relaxing modern retreat sign up HERE to get all the updates, freebies, and makeover design guides. The bright canvas prints are my families handmade batiks.

Have a great week,

Kippi

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Ashley

Monday 24th of August 2020

WOW! The family history is absolutely astonishing

Allyson

Friday 19th of June 2020

I'm so impressed with the backstory on your great-grandfather!! I can't wait to see how all the photos and custom framing comes together. I missed the week you installed the flooring and trim, it looks great!

Kippi

Monday 22nd of June 2020

Thank you so much for your visit today. I hope you have a wonderful week. I am sewing pillows and a bed skirt this week for the bedroom makeover. Hugs, Kippi

Amy

Wednesday 17th of June 2020

Wow, what an amazing family history! I can understand why you would want to use that painting as your inspiration. It's gorgeous! I can't wait to see it all come together.

Kippi

Monday 22nd of June 2020

Thank you so much. It is time to finally display all my heirloom photos and artwork. It took the bedroom makeover to get us motivated to get our bedroom down. Hugs, Kippi

Kippi

Thursday 18th of June 2020

Thank you for stopping by today. I am so excited to finally (after waiting 18 years) have the bedroom makeover completed. Hugs, Kippi

Lia

Wednesday 17th of June 2020

Wow! What incredible family history you have. I love that you are incorporating those photos into your room, such beautiful heirlooms! I can’t wait to see the reveal sweet friend!

Kippi

Monday 22nd of June 2020

Thank you Lia for your visit and comment. I cannot wait to get it finished! Hugs, Kippi

Kippi

Thursday 18th of June 2020

Thank you so much for your visit. I am so excited to see this room completed and all those amazing treasures displayed. Hugs, Kippi

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