Sunday, February 17, 2013

Another Bedroom Update

I am making slow and steady progress on my bedroom redo (emphasis on the word slow).  I set a goal to have it finished by the end of February so I have just under a couple of weeks to make that goal a reality.  Since I'm not ready for the big reveal just yet, I thought I would show you another one of the changes I've made to the room.

Here's a reminder photo of the "before".
I wanted to add some interest on the wall behind the bed and went searching in my basement for something I might be able to use.  I found this antique screen that I purchased last spring at the Sparks (KS) Flea Market.
Yes, it's a little rough but I love the old wood and hinges.
I decided to wallpaper the screen with a textured wallpaper to cover up the old imperfections.  After much deliberation, I chose a wallpaper with a woven look.
The wallpaper was pre-pasted so this was a pretty straight-forward wallpapering project.
After drying, this wallpaper could be painted.  I wanted the screen white so I left it as-is.
Now I had to hang it....not easy when you're doing all of this on your own.
Once it was in place I hung a thrift store mirror in the center.
Then I wrestled the mattress back into place and remade my bed.
I am really liking it so far.  I'm not completely finished accessorizing the walls....but that will have to wait for another post.

I'll be in Chicago this week for a meeting so unfortunately progress will be put on hold until next weekend.

Hope you all have a great week.

Jane

37 comments:

  1. I like it a lot! The color is just beautiful!
    Clara
    redeemedjunk@gmail.com

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  2. Jane that looks fantastic! Layering is the key, great job. I love the wallpaper you chose, nice texture and I'm glad you left if white. Nice work!
    Susan

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  3. Great age on the hinges/wooden frame. White panels worked so well. I am guessing hanging that screen and mirror was a challenge. Looking forward to seeing more of your bedroom redo.
    Joy

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  4. Jane-It looks wonderful. The color is perfect and I love the paneled piece. Great job!!! xo Diana

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  5. It is looking so lovely - the screen and mirror are so unique together and really adds texture and dimension to the wall. Enjoy Chicago!!

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  6. Your colors are very homey and inviting.
    ~Elizabeth

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  7. Great look! Your bed looks pretty, too. I used doors behind my headboard, topped with some moulding...that was about 11 years agao and I still love the look. Have fun in Chicago! Great city!

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  8. Jane, I like the look of the screen behind the bed. Great idea. Have fun in Chicago.

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  9. Just LOVE the old folding screen! Your bedroom is looking AWESOME!!!
    warmly,
    deb

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  10. I like the way it looks! Really looking forward to the full reveal!
    hugs,
    Linda

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  11. Love the screen ..clever gal you are.. Enjoy your week....I notice when I even make small changes in a room I feel good....
    Cheryl

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  12. Now that looks really great! Love the idea of using wallpaper on the panels! You have such great ideas. Can't wait for the full reveal. Your bed looks so comfy!

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  13. Wow, everything you've done has really brightened up the ambiance. Great job so far, but I just know that you have more touches to reveal.

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  14. So creative, I LOVE it! If the rest is anything like this you are sure to have a beautiful room!

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  15. I like it a lot.
    WOW..
    How different it looks with the white wallpaper.
    I can't wait to see what else you have in mind for your bedroom.
    Have a safe trip.

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  16. Love that screen!! Slow and steady, it is tough doing things without another set of hands, but some how we figure it out! Have fun at your meeting...Fun and Meeting, now that's an oxymoron LOL!

    Carol

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  17. I love what you've done with the screen. The round mirror is perfect as an accent. Slowly but surely you will create the perfect space just for you.

    hugs
    Sissie

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  18. What a creative idea to make a focal point behind the bed. It's looking good! Jean

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  19. Great idea as usual,love those screens in any situation!

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  20. Looks so much better! Adds a French feeling!

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  21. Gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous! I am crazy about putting that screen behind the iron headboard...genius!! Jane

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  22. Well, you got a workout and made progress on your room! Win, win. Looks so nice, too. You've inspired me to get busy with some of my projects - thanks for that.

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  23. Lovely, and great job at your mattress wrasslin'. Looking forward to the next instalment! :)

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  24. You're making great progress. It will be so welcoming and lovely when you are finished. You always have "the touch". <3

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  25. The mirror on the screen is brilliant.

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  26. I agree, that mirror is the perfect addition! I visited your little town early last week as my DH and I were heading home from KC. It is such a neat place.

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  27. It's incredible the difference that addition made in the feeling of the room, Jane! I would have never thought to do something like that...the room will be wonderful!

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  28. How clever is this! Your room is shaping up awesome!!

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  29. Love your update! The light it gives is a wonderful bonus.

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  30. The screen is awesome and the mirror is stunning on it. I have a very old screen. The frame is still good but the panels are warped. The wall paper is a great idea to disguise the imperfections. Thanks for sharing. Your room is going to be awesome!

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  31. Looking good Jane ... the wall color is so peaceful and that screen is beautiful. Thanks for inviting us along for your updates. I know you will be so happy when it is all finished and you can really be proud of yourself.
    Blessings,
    Audrey Z.
    Timeless Treasures

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  32. Love what you have done so far, Jane. Can't wait to see it all finished :)
    Hugs,
    Laura

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  33. I love the fact that you layered the mirror over the screen, it adds a lot of interest. The re-vamp looks great so far, cannot wait for the big reveal!

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  34. Looking good! I like the way the wood frame of the screen and the wood bench balance the iron bed.
    Cheers,
    Miss Ellie

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  35. That turned out great. A few new pillows added some color!

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Thanks for stopping by. I really enjoy reading all of your comments!