Sorry to have been away for a week or so. We had a small break in last week and someone stole my laptop! The good thing to come of it is that we are finally investing in a security system. We’ve been meaning to for years…
I wanted to add another room to the house tour since it has recently undergone some changes. You may remember I found that barley twist four-poster bed at my favorite salvage store not too long ago. After dealing with the finish which was a pinkish beige stain from 1987, here is the new bed:
It’s hard to tell from these photos but the cover is actually a dark grey linen. The comforter at the foot of the bed is a faded ticking stripe.
Our bedroom is a lot smaller now as we moved from a double to a CA king but so far I am really happy with having a larger bed–especially since we frequently have little visitors. Although this room is about the same size as the boys’ room, it lacks the large bay window. We chose to make this one the master for several reasons though, one of which is this view from the window next to that chair above. Here’s our view:
Not as great as many around the Bay Area but we are at the bottom of a big hill and surrounded by so many large buildings that seeing roof tops and tree tops was a big bonus for me! I hope to someday make that window much larger or add a small roof deck with a glass door opening to it there.
This is the view facing the other way. The bed is painted in ASCP Old White. The dresser will probably go on sale soon. It was supposed to be temporary but here it sits 2 years later! The mirror was an old garden gate I turned into a little trumeau. The vintage brass light was an estate sale find.
The chair needs recovering but I love the green.
The swing arm lamps are new too. I ordered them from Lowe’s and they were really reasonable. Unfortunately, one doesn’t work! I didn’t want to return it until after I took some pictures though. Those curtains are also new–from World Market. I love the pattern but the fabric is very cheap feeling. One of these days maybe I’ll just add some lining to them to give them more weight. The prints are antique lithographs of insects I ordered years ago from ebay. I had to add a couple of weird things to the space so it wouldn’t be to sweet. On my side of the bed are beetles.
Also had to share these wood block prints I got years ago at an estate sale. I love these silly fat birds! To the left there is our master bath and to the right is a very small walk in closet–another reason we made this the master! That stool is an antique milking stool.
I found the green velvet of that one pillow at a discount fabric store here in Berkeley and I love it! I have got to go back and buy more since I want to add some of these pillows to the living room as well. It’s a versatile green that works well for fall and winter.
Click here for a small glimpse of our bedroom before the new bed and lamps, etc.