Master Bedroom Update
We just got back from spending several days in Miami visiting our middle son and fiance, celebrating my sweet hubby’s birthday. It was one of those milestone birthdays, so it was fun to celebrate with family, good food, and lots of laughter. Time is so precious, and life is short. His birthday was the perfect opportunity for all of us to show him how much we love and appreciate him.
Returning home on Monday, I realized that I hadn’t shared some of the changes in our master bedroom.
As I mentioned in an earlier post, I have been searching for a French armoire for our bedroom that could store our television. Luckily, we happened to find one several weeks ago in an antique market in Montgomery, Alabama, called Amy’s Antiques.
The vendor that was selling the armoire was moving to a new space and had a lot of her furniture marked down so she wouldn’t have to move them.
Hubby and I fell in love with it, and we were able to get this beautiful French armoire at a really good price.
It’s made of gorgeous fruitwood with brass hardware, and it has gorgeous carvings along the front of the double doors and the top edge.
The armoire has adjustable shelves inside so it houses the television perfectly.
The wood is gorgeous and I love the warmth that it brings to the master bedroom.
I’m so glad that I took my time to find just the right piece.
Another new addition is a pair of Louis XVI style chairs that I placed on each side of the armoire.
I had some leftover Buffalo plaid fabric from Ballard Designs, so hubby re-upholstered them for me.
It was his first time attempting upholstery, and I think he did a great job on them! He just doesn’t realize how many projects I will have him work on now!
I’ve had the chairs for about fifteen years, so they aren’t very old, but they have a great French look to them, with nice detail.
They still have the original white paint which I left intact.
The other change I made was painting our cane bed.
When we originally bought the bed, it was painted all black as you can see in this photo taken several years ago.
Then I painted it all white including the caning.
The third change I made to this bed was re-staining the cane with my homemade glaze.
And now this is what it looks like with it’s fourth change. I painted the bed with Wise Owl paint in the color Smokey Quartz.
Wise Owl was kind enough to send me some samples of their paint to try and I love the way it turned out. They also have a great sealer, Varnish, which left a nice sheen to the wood and will protect the paint.
The color brings more warmth in the master bedroom and will tie in furniture with stained finishes such as the armoire.
I used glaze to bring out some of the details which keeps the painted finish from looking flat.
To complete the new look, I ordered new bedding. The white quilt is from Country Door and it’s oversized so it’s perfect for our king size bed. The size is very generous which is very hard to find.
The new comforter and shams are from Amazon. I wasn’t sure when I ordered them if I would like them, but they are fabulous. The quality is really nice, and the blue is such a pretty, soft color.
As you can see, the master bedroom is coming along, slow but steady!
I’m still searching for a pair of bedside chests, and we still need to hang some artwork and curtains to finish the room, but it will happen sooner or later!
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