Well, this took a while....
We have been working on redecorating our son's bedroom,
since he moved on to his own place in the city,
only two years ago!
I showed you a Sneak Peek here.
Things sometimes take a little longer than you plan for...
But the room is done now and ready for it's big debut.
Bring on the guests!
These beds were in my Mother's house for many years.
You can read about that here.
She bought them at an estate sale and had them refinished.
I've always loved them.
I slept in them whenever I went to visit her
and now they have a place of honor in my house.
I know some of you would suggest painting them
but I like the dark, vintage wood and the constrast with the walls.
So here they are, in their vintage glory.
The walls are finally painted (long story, several colors later...)
and the new drapes are hung.
I found these drapery rods that have details similar to the beds
and my friend, Mary, made the gorgeous new drapes.
She makes each pleat by hand and they are so luxurious!
You may remember the gorgeous french pleated drapes Mary made for my living room...
You can see them here.
Love these pleats!
The twig mirrors were inspired by this photo I lifted from Houzz:
I had the beds, and I just needed some round mirrors.
I found these at Walter E. Smithe Furniture
and they do the trick nicely.
I found the duvet covers on sale at Pottery Barn and snapped them up.
The colors are perfect for this end of the house.
This bedroom shares a bathroom with our original guest room.
You can read about the guest room here
I bought this wicker table at an estate sale right around the corner from us
and I brought this chair in from the other guest room.
It makes a nice little nook for guests to use.
The map has always hung in this room,
which had kind of a travel and adventure theme when my son was young.
We stained the frame a darker color to work with the "new" beds and dresser.
We used a General Finishes Gel Stain and were amazed at how easy it was to use.
I'll show you how we did it soon, in another post.
I like to have some Chicago area information handy for our guests.
This book features some of the amazing architecture in the city.
I bought the Early American dresser below at a resale shop
because I couldn't resist the scallopy parts
(Remember how much I love "Scallopy parts"?)
and the bead board
and the little drawers
and all of the storage,
all for $75.00.
Initially, I thought I would paint it,
maybe try my hand at the chalk paint craze.
Then I decided, nah. It works with the beds and the rest of the room.
I live in an old colonial house. That's Early American, right?
There was a time when Early American looked awful to me
(and probably still does to many of you youngsters out there!)
but I have come back around to liking it again.
It will be the next new thing.
Right after we all tire of Mid Century Modern.
I still need to "style" the shelves but I am stumped.
I would love some suggestions.
The new chandelier is from Ballard Designs
and it replaces this beauty....
Bye, Bye, Boob light!
Below is a before shot of the room, just as we started to paint.
I was sorry to see the hand painted mural go
but at the suggestion of my smart friend Julie,
I took lots of pictures of it and will have it framed for my son some day.
Again, the before:
And the after...
Another view, before:
It's very serene now.
Just waiting for some guests....
Be Inspired at Common Ground
Feathered Nest Friday at French Country Cottage
Fabulously Creative Friday at Jennifer Rizzo
Tickled Pink at 504 Main
Furniture Feature Friday at Miss Mustard Seed
Wow Us Wednesdays at Savvy Southern Style
Treasure Hunt Thursday at From My Front Porch to Yours
Tutorials, Tips and Tidbits at Stone Gable
Wildly Original Link Party at I Gotta Create!