The big day is here kiddos and the big question is, ‘did she or didn’t she get that damn room painted?!’ I know, I know, enough about the damn paint already. First things first, a huge shout out to my mother from another mother, Linda from Calling it Home for orchestrating the ever popular ORC and for extending the link up opportunity. What a great and terrifying ride it has been. Sort of nervous for the big reveal but I super love the results and now have a enveloping sanctuary to retire to at day’s end. I feel like it is very close to the original design plan I put together. To start from the beginning, click the links below:
I chose our master bedroom for the makeover as it has been woefully ignored since the day I moved in to Chez V 8 yrs ago. I operated with a major budget and all the work was done by the V’s – meaning the mister, myself, and my in-laws. Most of the items are vintage, having been collected over time and borrowed from other areas of my house and others are from discount places like IKEA, Home Goods, Home Emporium, RugsUSA, and Tuesday Morning. Almost all the artwork I have had for some time with the exception of the incredible Jenny Andrews Anderson piece of MFAMB which I purchased late one night a few weeks ago and seriously, it is everything - it is my 4th piece of hers and I just love her work so. I purchased the African etchings that are hanging above the bed 7 yrs ago, knowing that the right opportunity would present itself and they turned out to be perfect for the Old World chinoiserie safari vibe I had in mind.
I created a dragon block print for lumbar pillows, handpainted gold detailing, and made tassels to give them a little extra oomph. I am also happy to report that my lighting sitch turned out spectacularly. The coveted Ranarps were located thanks to Elizabeth of Little Black Door, I succeeded in turning the vase I found at a consignment shop into a lamp, and the foo dog bedside lamps provide a humorous counterpoint to the oh so amazing scene stealing chandelier, which I located at an antique mall months ago and with which I am having a full on love affair. But enough with the details, more pictures…
I will be following up with a more detailed post covering lessons learned, paintmaggedon, sources and any how-to's in which you might be interested. Just give me a shout in the comments.
Many thanks to you for checking in with me each week. Your support has been pivotal in keeping me on track. I would be totally remiss if I did not thank my husband and my in-laws, without whom none of this would have come together. To my mommacita, for instilling your hoarding tendencies as I was able to pull this room together with mostly collected and childhood items as well as a few of yours. ;) And last, but certainly not least, to my 5 yr old who patiently put up with my craziness this week and gladly ate PB & Js 4 nights in a row. Muchas gracias mi familia!
Let’s go check out everyone else’s reveal!
All photos taken by me
kisses, mrs. V