Hello Friends! I hope you are having a wonderful weekend! On Friday, I shared this fabulous find; a gorgeous headboard that actually did not require any type of upcycle. I was so excited to move it to its appointed place. I got my camera ready but stopped after a few photos. If you need to edit a room, just look at it through your camera's screen. I absolutely loved my thrifted headboard but suddenly it was the shining star and the rest of the room was barely twinkling! Have you ever had this experience? Here's what my headboard taught me...
You may remember this room. First, I made no sew curtains. Next, I repainted and updated--you can see how it looked then, here. Or at least, it seemed updated until I added my snazzy "new" headboard! Now, the bedding was too heavy and the room just felt cluttered. About this time I had an aha moment. I had made the mistake of accumulating too many things I like instead of just decorating the room with the things I love. That was about to change--time to get serious about editing!
My goal was to complement the light colored headboard. A large piece of artwork was exchanged for one of my favorite smaller ones. The ornately framed church and cityscape was a thrifted find, as was the ampersand. The chalkboard is a repurposed Vintage mirror and the birdcage; upcycled clearance from Hobby Lobby. The heavy bedding was replaced with this botanical spread which was actually a gift I had stored because I might use it sometime. Well, sometime was here! Since most of the throw pillows I'd previously had on the bed were dark colors, I chose to keep only these two. I made this Toile pillow sham from a $1 yard sale find. I loved the fabric and didn't realize until I got it home that it was a curtain panel. I even had matching thrifted trim, you can see below. Look closely and you can see Vintage books stacked inside the legs of the table. These and the corks are Etsy inventory.
The lamps I shopped from from the other guest bedroom and added these music sheet rosettes I found at Fredericksburg Trade Days. I'll be sharing my adventure there in September!
Vintage luggage sits on the chest at the foot of the bed. The tiny lace baptismal cap is a family heirloom that both my mother and I wore as infants. The trio of wool pears are available here.
Did you notice that I used what I already had in my house? Besides the $12 purchase of the headboard that got this ball rolling, all I bought was some paint. In my next post, I'll share those painted pieces, the birdcage upcycle and we'll talk about that plum colored armoire in the corner!
So glad you stopped by!