11 May 2016

One Room Challenge Finale: "Master" Bedroom Makeover







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.













The
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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.

xoxo Su

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83 comments:

  1. I hope you had a nice Mother's Day:)
    I look at your bedroom and think, romantic, serene and European.
    And having a kitty on the bed, restful:)
    I think you achieved your goal.
    Kathleen in Az

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    1. Thank you, Kathleen I did. I hope yours was lovely too. xoxo Su

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  2. Beautiful Su!! I love the way the room turned out, it's so light and ethereal. Enjoy your new space! I'm sure you are ready for a rest! ; )

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    1. Thank you, Kim. I am, especially after all the painting problems. xoxo Su

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  3. Lovely makeover Su! You made it a precious space and invested some good energy in this room. Love the soft color tones and a bit of splash of colors here and there!

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    1. Thank you, Kim. I'm pleased with the changes. Have a wonderful day. xoxo Su

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  4. I love it all! I wanted to Pin some of the pics, but you don't have a Pin It button on your photos.
    Brenda

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    1. Thank you, Brenda for telling me. Is that an easy fix? I'm off to research that. I've seen a few things pinned in the past, but didn't realize that is not how that were doing it. xoxo Su

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    2. Hi, Brenda. I fixed it, and added the pin button to the images. Thank you. xoxo Su

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  5. Su ~ It is absolutely beautiful! Now, can you come and do my room/house in Nova Scotia? ; ) All your hardwork has ended now with a beautiful, peaceful bedroom. Enjoy! Patty

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  6. I clicked on Week One to remind myself of what it had been. This is a beautiful transformation. I liked the old bedroom but this version seems like it has always been this way. Congratulations on a job well done!

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    1. Thank you, Barbara. It was a lot of tricky labor intensive things. I'm happy that you noticed that it looks like it has always been this way. :) I like achievable projects. Have a wonderful week. xoxo Su

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  7. Wow, Su, I love every single photo! Just gorgeous. Wish I were your cat. LOL

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    1. Thank you, Judy. There are two spoiled rescue cats on the bed. Maybe, one left for a minute. They barged in. They push at the door until it opens, and then make themselves at home. It was there bed to begin with. :) haha xoxo Su

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  8. Beautiful! It looks so calming and peaceful. The flowers are a lovely touch and the cat finishes the look!

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    1. Thank you, Lori. I'm happy I have finished after all the painting and repainting. :) xoxo Su

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  9. Su,
    Bravo!! What a beautiful sanctuary you created. Ahhhh so serene and pretty. Love the canopy bed and the light lace pretty drapes from Ikea. Gotta love Ikea and especially their sales. Beautiful job.
    Simply gorgeous.
    Hugs,
    Kris

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    1. Thank you, Kris. I agree. Don't they have the greatest sales! And when they bring in some of the traditional stuff, even better! Almost all white. :) xoxo Su

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  10. Very fresh and elegant! Fun to study all the pretty details in each photo. If your cats are like mine, I'm surprised you got the bed made, let alone layered so prettily. Good job!

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    1. Thank you so much, Vicki. You could hear the protests from them from any where in the house. xoxo Su

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  11. Well, my darling Su, your bedroom is truly changed, it is more bright and refreshing ... you've done really a great work, congratulations on your atste and on your ability, my friend !

    Hope you're enjoying your week, I wish you most wonderful days to come, sending much love to you

    xox ~ Dany

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    1. Thank you, Dany. I'm so happy to have this done. I've been working on a lot of projects and my garden. xoxo Su

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  12. Your room turned out so beautiful! I didn't even click to go back and see the before again as I didn't want anything to take away from the inspiration I got from seeing the finished room finally. I am so inspired I am planning to tackle my master bedroom and bath after two years of living with 15 different colored patches on my bathroom walls! Job well done Su.

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    1. Thank you, dear. Oh my gosh! I can so relate to that. My daughter, until recently, had paint patches all over her room for probably a year. Paint color can really be a difficult decision. xoox Su

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  13. Your room is so beautiful and peaceful! Love it!

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    1. Thank you, D.D. I'm happy to have completed it! xoxo Su

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  14. The room turned out so bright, elegant, fresh and very romantic. I love everything.
    Hugs
    Alessandra

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    1. Thank you, Alessandra. Have a wonderful weekend. xoox Su

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  15. Following along with all that you went through I am so happy to see that you have overcome and have a beautiful finish to be proud of, and that the cat has had a sigh of relief that it is all over :)

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    1. Thank you, Deb. I know. I had to argue with them to get the bed made, and I simply gave up on keeping them out while taking photos. xoxo Su

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  16. It looks as cozy as a bed and breakfast! I would never want to leave that bed! xx

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    1. Thank you very much, Elise. I love this bed. I've had it for 13 years now, and I probably will always have it. xoxo Su

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  17. Everything looks so pretty... I've always loved those Ikea curtains and they look lovely in your bedroom... love the shells in the pretty jar--reminiscent of the sea, and sand and fresh air... and I love the delicatessen of roses in the cut-glass bowl.... so pretty...

    Cielo

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    1. Thank you, Cielo. I think the seashells in the jar are my favorite for the reason you mentioned. Have a wonderful weekend. xoxo Su

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  18. Su - GORGEOUS!! Love those lace curtains. Everything is just beautiful. Great job!

    Judy

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    1. Thank you so much, Judy, I am so glad to be finished. What a project. I don't think that I have ever had so many problems with paint, but it looks wonderful now. xoxo Su

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  19. Beautiful Su! I am definitely a fan of the light and airy look! I bet you just love walking into that gorgeous space and falling into that inviting bed each night! Worth all the effort, I'm sure! Blessings, Cindy xo

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    1. Thank you, Cindy. Light and airy works here. xoox Su

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  20. Nordic-boho chic for sure! Just lovely!Congrats and Cheers for a job well done!

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    1. Thank you so much, Vel. I am really happy. Have a wonderful weekend. xoxo Su

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  21. So pretty photos!
    Beautiful room to have sweet dreams!
    Have a lovely weekend!

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    1. Thank you, Susanna. Have a wonderful weekend. xoxo Su

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  22. Very nice, we particularly love the bedside table from India! It's so gorgeous! For us, it will be impossible to make a room beautiful like yours under $400.... Just getting that beautiful side table, and the 4-posters bed will blow our budget:)

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    1. Thank you, I've had the bed for years. I wanted a particular bed, and I knew how much it was online, and it said where I could buy it. I went into this particular designer shop, and it was not on the floor. I told the lady, who unfortunately was rude, that I wanted a particular bed that they could get me according to the website. So she stomped off, grabbed a bunch of binders, and put them on the table for me to find it myself. I did. It was only 1200, 13 years ago. Maybe in a second hand shop one could find it for less. xoxo Su

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  23. This room is beautiful, Su! So elegant and feminine. The light layers and painted furniture make it so romantic. Congratulations on achieving what you hoped for. Pinning. :)

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  24. Your room make over is beautiful. So light and airy and creamy white. I have the same lace curtains from ikea and have seen them in so many of the issues of JDL. They give your bed that french nordic romantic feel. The ceiling chandelier is so pretty. The one thing I would suggest is to remove the faux flowers on the chest of drawers and leave just the Madonna with the layered mirrors. This would provide that calm that is found in the Jeanne d Arc Living.

    I love that there is always a kitty on the bed. xx

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    1. Thank you, Kerrie. Those are real :) tulips and gardenias... I know... Most of the time, I don't have flowers in my room on the bureau, but on the dining table. I could have bought white, but I didn't see any that I liked, because I think they were picked over given Mother's Day. I usually have her in the center, because I put my garden roses on my small table. xoxo Su

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  25. Your room turned out great. You have so many interesting furniture pieces and art. It seems very soothing and calm. Nice job.

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    1. Thank you, Lorri. Have a wonderful weekend. xoxo Su

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  26. This is SO beautiful! Those lace curtains are so incredibly romantic. I'm sure my naughty cats would constantly be playing hide and seek in those, but it looks like your kitty is much better behaved than mine! :)

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    1. Thank you, Meg. Have a wonderful weekend. xoxo Su

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  27. How lovely. The words that come to mind are 'serenity, calm, soft'....all words that mean comfort to me.

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    1. Thank you, Pondside. Have a wonderful weekend. Lovely words. xoxo Su

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  28. The rooms looks lovely, serene and peaceful, very Jeanne d'Arc magazine like, I think. You've done an amazing job transforming the space.

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    1. Thank you, Magali, for your sweet visit and complement. xoxo Su

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  29. What a beautiful room. Everything is perfect.
    Hugs

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    1. Thank you, Bente. Have a wonderful weekend. xoxo Su

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  30. So worth the time and filtrating effort when painting was an issue, all said and done you have what feels like a whole bedroom to love, it is a new bedroom! And I love what a little paint and lace can do for it.
    Really is so romantic.
    Xx
    Dore

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    1. Thank you, Dore. Have a wonderful weekend. xoxo Su

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  31. Well done. I love how it turned out. You have an amazing talent.
    Carla

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    1. Thank you, Carla. I hope you are having a wonderful weekend. xoxo Su

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  32. Wow, Simply perfect.
    You have an amazing eye for just the right pieces.
    Love it!
    xo

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  33. A very beautiful room. I really like the flowers on your pretty dresser by the bed and the flowers from your garden on that gorgeous vintage table. The lace curtains hanging on the bed add an airy and romantic touch. I'll have to check out the magazine a couple people mentioned. I'm sure I would like that since I like your room so much!

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  34. This lovely room turned out so bright, elegant, fresh and very romantic.
    So beautiful.
    Thank you for sharing your time and talents with us at TOHOT.
    Jemma

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  35. Your master bedroom has such a soft tranquil feel to it with your choice of paint colors and bedding, Su. It's just lovely and the flowers from your gardens always add a nice touch to your home. Well done!

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  36. You have such style!

    My Mother's Day tulips are finally gone, but I need to buy some more to copy your tulip display.

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    1. Thank you, Carol. I just love tulips! xoxo Su

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  37. What a haven you have created.
    Congratulations on your ORC reveal!
    Now you can relax.
    I love the box from Mexico.
    Thank you for sharing at TOHOT!

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    1. Thank you so much, Laura. I love that box. I've been using it for years. xxox Su

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  38. Gosh, I don't even know where to start. This room is so romantic and charming. You definitely have an eye for beauty. I can't believe how little you spent and what a transformation you made. Bravo!!

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    1. Thank you so much, Julie. Have a wonderful weekend. xoxo Su

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  39. It may have taken you longer than you expected Su, but well worth it. I love every single detail and the colours are so relaxing and serene. Well done... now you can simply enjoy it!
    I appreciate you linking up at Shabbilicious Friday this week. I'm delighted to be sharing your make-over at tomorrow's party and I've already pinned your images. Hope you have a fabulous weekend. Hugs ~ Kerryanne

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    1. I just saw this. Thank you, Kerryanne. Have a wonderful weekend. xoxo Su

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  40. Lovely room! that bed is swoon-worthy!

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  41. So pretty and serene just what a bedroom should be...

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  42. Such a lovely space. Love the painted chest of drawers.

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  43. Congratulations Su for an amazing job! You are so incredibly talented. I've told you time and time again, but I'll tell you again, ;) I admire your style so incredibly much. You've inspired me to make some changes in my room. One day, when we have money again. Our trip exhausted every last dollar in our account! Ha! xoxoxo Jen PS I love seeing kitty resting on your incredibly comfortable bed.

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Thank you for taking time to visit and leave a kind message today. I love to visit your blogs too, and I do when I can link back. xoxo Su