This bedroom, originally two, makes
a lovely master.
Five long windows, vintage white oak
flooring, sanded and coated with
polyurethane and dark grey walls
create a lovely backdrop.
Our room is my favorite place in the
house. It is spacious and full of light.
The perfect place to rest and relax…
and surround ourselves with family
photos, sentimental memotos that
tell our story and take us back to the
beginning (like the valentine card
Coach gave me in high school:)
The windows are draped with long
white (Merete –$36 pair) panels from
Ikea. I removed the grommets, sewed
on wooden rings painted with Modern
Masters gold and hung on matching
wooden poles, found at Lowes.
This antique piece, once a buffet, now
fitted with shelves and baskets , works
as a dresser of sorts.
The opening above, was enlarged
during the fire renovation. I’m still
amazed how small changes can make
a big difference.
Before the fire, there was a door
behind the chest above. Removing
and replacing with drywall turned an
awkward floor plan into two private
The master bath was gutted and re-
configured in an amazing way! We are
stilled wowed! by the change.
Original art by our precious gran-
daughters, Carter and Emerson, are
This area, once and old closet, gave way
to an enlarged shower and a built-in
hamper and shelves.
The almost black walls are painted with
Behr, Cracked Pepper. A lovely contrast
with white woodwork. Dark colors can
be tricky, but are really nice when a room
has a lot of natural light.
The distressed iron headboard was
purchased new. I piled on layers
of white paint, in various shades and
then rubbed it off, wipe on and off
a little min wax stain and seal to make
it look old.
Burlap dust ruffle is available at
I’m still trying to decide what to hang
above the bed?
I’m enjoying all the neutral colors!
everything looks pulled together.
One last thing I wanted to mention, is
when you have a big flat screen and
do want it to be the focal point, a dark
color on the walls will make it disappear.