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 one, week two, week three, week four, and week six.
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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.
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.
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.
Read more about the job my Great-Grandfather received with my painting at the Library of Congress HERE.
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.
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.
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.
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
These are two pieces of our antique bedroom furniture that the bedroom wall art needs to compliment.
Master Bedroom Makeover Updates
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.
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.
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.
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.
Add shiplap to the wall with windows Paint the ceiling and walls Replace windows Replace all trim and baseboards Install recessed lighting Removed the old carpet and install new flooring Order woven-wood Roman shades Window treatment hardware order Order pillow inserts
- Purchase plants
Have artwork and antique photos framed Order bedding fabrics
- Make bed skirt and pillow
- Hang Artwork
- Make upholstered headboard
- Install wall sconce
Paint nightstands 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.
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,