The biggest challenge for me in this room was the oak furniture because I love dark stains. In the end the oak furniture goes perfectly against this color. Possibly because they are almost contrasting colors!?
With the walls as dark as they are the white accessories pair perfectly. I love the scroll framed mirror we scored at Homegoods for $40. The dresser is an antique my dad redid and one of my favorite pieces of furniture in my parents home.
Overall the accessories, the colors and the overall change turned out beautiful. The room feels fun yet elegant at the same time. The pictures don’t even do the look and feel justice. Once the barn door and hope chest are finished the room will be even more stunning.
The DIY projects in the room were
- Painter drop cloth curtains – My mom had searched everywhere for curtains that were long enough and not a million dollars (okay so they aren’t quite a million smacker-roos but close!) and couldn’t find anything she liked. I told her to try the drop clothes and she was able to buy two panels + the rod + the hooks that clip right onto the curtain so she didn’t have to sew anything for less than she was able to find ONE curtain panel anywhere else.
- Hanging Mirrors – I purchased the round mirrors and jute string from a craft supply store and the metal backing from … you will never guess!! Full tutorial coming for these soon!
- Barn Door and Track – While these aren’t finished yet my dad is building the barn door from old wood on his friend’s property and the track was from another friends property in North Carolina so it is genuinely aged and old. He cleaned the track up and used a clear seal to stop any further rusting.
My dad painted the room with BEHR Satin Marquee Interior paint in Blue Clay. Painting is too hard but he is pretty good at it. He does all the trim without any tape and it’s always perfect. Something you can’t see too well from the pictures is the beautiful tray ceilings my parents have in their bedroom. The wall color is now contrasting more from the ceiling making the ceiling details stand out more.
The next things to do in here are to redo the chest (the one under the hanging mirror in the photo below) and change out all of the fixtures around the room from gold to brushed nickel.
I party HERE
Check out the Poofy Cheeks Blog Pinterest Board for other craft and recipe ideas!
Follow Poofy Cheeks’s board Poofy Cheeks Blog on Pinterest.