Sunday, August 17, 2008

My Virtual Master Bedroom

Since we have started putting the oak hardwood floor in our room, I have been thinking about how I ultimately want the room to look when all the remodeling is finished. I went "shopping" online tonight and found some examples of what I would like to do in this room.

First I decided on bedding. I would love white bedding in my room. I'm not sure how practical this will be since we do have children and they like to romp around on our bed. But I do suppose that is what bleach is for.

I would like an iron bed like the one below, except I would prefer it to be weathered, with some rust here and there.

Then I started thinking about wall color. Since I would like to have a serene feeling in the room and nothing too jarring, I decided a warm antique white might be the color I will use.

I have a china cabinet that my mom gave me about a year ago. It was in my living room, cluttered with books, magazines, dusty knick-knacks, and the various odds and ends my kids would throw in it. I am reading "Straight Talk on Decorating" by Lynette Jennings and in it she talks about re-purposing furniture to use in ways other then originally intended. So, I got the idea that I would remove my old, laminated, worn, and ugly dresser and chest of drawers from my room and use the china cabinet for storage instead. I had taken the glass from the doors of the cabinet a while back and was going to replace it with chicken wire. Now I plan to put some bead board panels in and use it for an armoire. I found a color I like at Lowe's last weekend called Crocodile Tears that is a mossy green like the color swatch shown below. I think that is the color I will paint the china cabinet a.k.a. armoire.

I want simple window treatments that will let in lots of light, but still allow privacy when needed. I already have cafe shutters in my bathroom and LOVE them! I would like to use them in my bedroom as well.

I saw these window treatments on and love them. Simple and pretty.

It will be interesting to see if this room will turn out exactly as I envision it. Good night all!



Anonymous said...

Hi Eva - I can't wait to see your bedroom makeover. That is on my list of "to do's." I do have a couple of sets of king size white sheets and they always come out so fresh and clean with my Tide Lavender & Vanilla detergent, a scoop of Oxyclean, and hot water. I think that combination would take out anything! I love that you will be using a china cabinet as your armoire, and the color you chose is beautiful!!! I also like those Wal Mart curtains! Have they hired a bunch of new buyers? They seem to have a lot of things that catch my eye lately...Donna

Marie Louise said...

Sounds beautiful. I am sure your bedroom will turn out lovely. I'm just discovering your blog - lots of wonderful things. I'll be back!

Rechelle ~Walnuthaven Cottage~ said...

I love your choices, especially the iron bed and the shutters. I know once you get it all pulled together it will be dreamy.

Layla said...

Ooh ooh! Goodie Gumdrops! So excited to see the story unfold!

The Lettered Cottage

Anonymous said...

Hi Eva! Hope everything is going well on your end... You must be hard at work on the bedroom... Miss you and your posts!!...Donna

Rechelle ~Walnuthaven Cottage~ said...

Eva!Been a long while! I've been MIA from blogland for a bit, but I see you are still MIA. I hope all is well with you and yours. Hugs and update when you can. I can't wait to see what new things you've done and your inspirations.