Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Finishing Touches - Day 2

Here are few of the projects that I completed over the last year and a half for the bedrooms...

The kids bedrooms were my first goal to have finished when we moved in. I actually started planning and working on their bedding and furniture long before we ever moved in so when we did move in to the house, I could just put their rooms together and be done... at least for a little while.

Paige's Room...

I decided to go with pink and brown with antique white accents for Paige's room. Pink is her favorite color. I started off by finding antique furniture that had that girly edge to it and refinishing them in an antique white paint. Most of the furniture I was able to just sand down and then paint. The bed my sister gave me needed a little bit of girly-ness added to it. I added a wood embellishment to the head of the bed and then added curtain rod finnials to the tops of the bed posts to finish it off. Gave it a good sanding and painted it all one color to make it look like it was suppose to be that way.

For the bedding I used all Moda Fabrics in various shades of cream, ivory, brown, and pink and made a patchwork duvet cover. The back side is done in the rose dottie fabric by Moda. Added a ruffle edge to complete the look. At the end of the bed I got a brown velvet quilt by Moda Home and the standard sham to match.

I used the Crochet bedding by Moda Home for the sheets and bed skirt. and then topped it with a rose dottie pillow by Moda Home.
For her curtains I bought some brown silk panels that coordinated with the brown in her room and then made her roman shades out of the rose dottie fabric by Moda.
The dresser was actually the one that I used growing up but was a honey oak color. I wanted all her furnitre to look the same so I sanded it down and painted it the same color as the rest of the furniture. The dresser actually had a large mirror that went with it, but when I got it into the room... well... I wanted a different look, so I opted for this mirror instead.

This piece was actually a fun find. Not sure exactly what it was originally intended for but when I saw it... I had to have it as a little blanket chest for Paige's room. It was originally an oak stained color with a basket weave inlay on the top of the chest and step. I removed the basket weave and sanded down... painted and added a faux leather fabric to the top where the basket inlay was. I went back and roughed up all the edges to give it a worn or antique feel to it. The blanket hanging out of the chest is the Crochet throw by Moda Home.

Matthew's room...
Matthew's room had to be all boy. All of his furniture was actually used by Richie and I when we were growing up. Everything but his bed was Richie's as a boy. The bed I had when I was little. The toys and accessories that decorate his room I found primarily in antique stores or on ebay. The little red airplane rocker, which I found out later is manufactured by the Mandalay Box Company (?), I found on ebay at a local ebay shop. SCORE!

Most of his furniture I sanded down and repainted too. His desk/bookcase is painted black. The dresser I left the original dark brown stained. His night stand and bed I painted a colonial red. All the pieces have been sanded on the edges to give a worn/antique look.
As for his bedding... I bought a navy cordoroy bed cover from Bed, Bath and Beyond and then made a patchwork throw blanket for the bottom of his bed... all made from Moda fabrics. The red dottie throw blanket at the bottom of his bed is by Moda Home. My mom made him the little truck pillow and the brown faux leather pillow is by Moda Home as well. The other pillows are ones I bought.
Then finally came the master bedroom. I have always done some kind of color in our bedroom, but this time I really wanted to keep it very clean and simple, yet have a bit of elegance. So I went with Chocolate and Vanilla.I used the Shangri-la quilt and euro shams in ivory by Moda Home and the accented with a lighter ivory for the duvet and standard shams and pillow from a collection at Linens N Things (which I cannot believe they are closing their stores). I made the drapes for the windows out of a dark chocolate silk fabric and found a chenille throw close to the color of the drapes to lay at the bottom of the bed


  1. Oooh! I LOVE Paige's room! Love them all but especially Paige's! Yhanks for sharing!

  2. Love your kids rooms, they're beautiful.

    Thought you may be interested in a giveaway! Come by and check it out!

    xo jane

  3. Paige's room is almost the same color pink as my sewing room. Love the chocolate brown mixed in!

    Your master bedroom has the same paint color we are going to use in ours (whenever I get around to painting it!)

    This is why I enjoy your blog...we have similar taste!

  4. Paige's room is lovely and very similar to a room I am currently putting together! Do you happen to remember what kind of paint and what color you used? My fabric is delayed and I really need to get my daugther's room painted!


  5. Hi Elizabeth...

    The paint we used in Paige's bedroom is by Sherwin Williams and the color is called Smoky Salmon #SW 6331


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