First of all, thank you for following along on the ORC or One Room Challenge. I finished! Despite the painting problems! And I got this post up, typos and all, despite internet challenges yesterday!
This was mostly a labor intensive project. I spent less than 400 dollars!
Almost everything in this photo is more than a decade old. The mirror is antique. I painted and distressed the can, and it will be an upcoming blog post.
Some time back, the statue was gift from my daughter.
Those lace curtains on the bed came from Ikea, and
believe it or not, I bought them last year for 3 dollars each on clearance.
The painting in the reflection is by John Enright. All the art in this room are paintings.
I love paintings.
Flowers from my garden on this side of the bed.
On the lower shelf, I have this older box from Mexico that I have used for over a decade to store what I need such as medicine and cream. Besides the wall and a couple of cans of chalk paint, this table is where I spent most of the money that I allocated. For the side of my bed, I purchased this vintage table; it is probably from India. The size of the table allows me to open half the armoire, and it is easy to move if, I need what is on the other half. It is large enough to hold a book, a glass of water, and a bouquet, and I don't need a coaster, because it is made of metal.
I painted the armoire and the chest of drawers at the foot of the bed, and I
used Annie Sloan old white, Briwax lime wax, a pearl finish, and a light distressing to achieve this finish.
The painting is by Linda Carter Holman.
I placed my jar of shells at the end of the bed, but if I don't have a large bouquet in the bucket, I can put it there.
A chair beside the window to look at the fountain. I had this chair, so all I did was move it here.
The bedding is linen. All that is new is the Italian throw with the hummingbird, which looks nice with the painted chest that has birds and the painted bureau with birds. My sister gave me the nubby blanket that belonged to my grandmother. I have a story about the blanket, but I ended up with two blankets.
Texture (daughter's collage)
My spouse hung the chandelier that had been sitting in a box for awhile.
A cat is usually on the bed.
These are my favorite color shades of flowers. I used the same colors on both sides of the bed, but this side came from the market. The iron trellis is about fifteen years old, but I left it in the yard for about four years, so it looks even more distressed than it was when I acquired it fifteen years ago.
I love the Nordic rooms that you see in Jeanne D'Arc magazine.
I think I have achieved it, though with a touch of boho color inspired by my love of flowers and gardening. It's a nice warm white almost the palest shade of butter in real light.
This is the before. It was a pretty room, but cluttered, and I was tired of the green walls.
One of the things I did was move this hand painted floral bureau to this room, and relocated the dark one to the library. This project ended up causing changes to two other rooms, so I might have future blog posts about those changes as well.
See the links below for the before and all the problems encountered.
Thank you Linda of ORC, and everyone that followed along.
This project consumed more time than I imagined, but I am happy that I am done! It shows that one does not have to spend much with a bit of paint, some vintage items, and what one has collected over the years.
Calling It Home One Room Challenge
Calling It Home One Room Challenge
French Country Cottage
Thoughts of Home
Cozy Little House
Shabby Art Boutique