Friday, July 11, 2008

The Empty Space in My Bedroom

Here are a few pictures of what I have done so far in my bedroom.

Bedspread/Curtains/Pillows are all from Khols. It is not a color scheme I was looking for - but I fell in love. I made the headboard out of some MDF, quilt batting, fabric, and a staple gun. I wish I had taken "process" pictures, but oh well. I plan on doing something similar in my guest room - so when I get around to that I'll take pictures. The mirrors on the side of the headboard are from Kirklands. Lamp is from Steinmart. The cushion on the chest at the end is covered in the same fabric as the gold on the headboard.

I found the dresser at a consignment store and the beautiful print at a thrift store. The things on top are totally different now - I really should take an updated picture. I have some antique books up there now.

Just a close-up of the pretty lamp :)

So, yes, that's all pretty - but when I'm sitting in my bed I see this:

So I've been brainstorming what to do with the space - here is my original sketch:

The "big" frame in the middle will be a copy of my family tree. I'm having a calligraphist re-write it for me on pretty paper and such. Around that I'll put a collage of family picture in sepia tones. I have a few antique frames that I've collected from ebay - and am continuing the search.

The hardest thing to find is, of course, the chair. I don't' have much space there. I need it to bee green and/or gold, and I want an antique style (I drew a wingback - but I really want more of the style that is in the print over my dresser) - and I don't want to pay hundreds of dollars for it! ha.

I have the lampshade I want on the lamp on the table - but I still need the table....and the lamp. I also need the tall vase - which I believe I'll put in the corner by the dresser rather than where it is sketched at.

I'm kind of use to the white walls of the apartment - but I'm thinking about starching some fabric up on that wall - - if I happen to see the perfect print I'll probably buy it -but otherwise the white walls don't bother me all that much.

The calligraphist's samples should be coming in the mail any day now - so my next project is to figure out who to kick off the family tree so that it all fits in the frame I have....or break down and get the whole thing and just buy a new frame.

I'll keep you updated!


  1. You do have a gorgeous bedroom. I can't wait to see the finished wall. :)

  2. Yes I agree witih Adrian, your room is gorgeous. I've stayed in a couple 4 and 5 star hotels that didn't have bedding as luxurious as yours.

    I really like what you've sketched out so far. Hopefully you'll be able to find a chair like you are looking for. Just remember that you can find anything if you are willing to put a little work into it. The type of chair you are really wanting are typically made of solid wood and can be refinished if necessary. And then you could always have something upholstered or do it yourself. And as creative as you are, I don't doubt one bit that you'll get exactly what you want.

    I can't wait to see the finished project.

  3. I agree with Adrian too ... your room is soo nice and pretty! .

  4. My guess is you'll have better luck in the chair department if you find something cheap that you like, but in the wrong color, and re-upholster it.