So this is a (mostly) non sewing post…ok, I did hem the curtains but that is about it…
I do, however, want to share with you all a big project I’ve been working on the past few months! Nearly 3 years ago we moved onto a new farm, and along with it into a beautiful new home! It was a huge upgrade from the 1930’s farmhouse we had been living it and had been custom built by my inlaws only a few years earlier.
While we love the home, I hadn’t done much to make it our own, and it did still feel a bit like I was still living in my mother in law’s house! So, I wanted to start making the place our own, and began in the master bedroom.
I’m a bit of a dunce when it comes to decorating, so a friend recommended getting the help of a professional and passed along a name. I contacted Katie from Reclaiming Home, and quickly hired her to help me out.
Here are a few pictures ‘before’. It is a large room, but I had done nothing to it and wasn’t crazy about the combination of the orangy oak trim and the blue walls.
Katie was amazing with working with my budget (not big, ok, non-existant) and put together a plan and moodboard that I was given to implement. A whole lot of ‘help me’ texts later, and it finally came together.
First off, I painted the trim Benjamin Moore Simply White. If I had to do it again, I would just rip off the trim and buy new. It took 2 coats of primer, 3 coats of paint, and sanding in between (lots of which I had to lay on my tummy on the floor) to get it all done. I’m so glad she convinced me to paint the oak though; it makes such a difference to the overall look! The walls are painted Benjamin Moore Grey Owl.
The dressers are vintage pieces that Katie found. I also painted them in Simply White. The lamps were from Kijiji and the dresser items were either things I owned or that Katie pulled out of her garage full of treasures.
I just love the bench; it was found on an old farm! The bedding is from Ikea and the thrift store.
The art above the bed was created by Hannah Nel Designs (firstname.lastname@example.org) and my husband created the frame from old barn wood that Katie provided.
I purchased the curtains from IKEA and a bamboo blind blocks the light in the summer.
Around the corner is a planter that I made from grainery bins (again sourced by Katie!) and an old board. The plants are from IKEA.
Beside our ensuite bathroom door is a full size mirror that I already owned (purchased from IKEA). The unique hooks are from an old farming implement! I just love this piece in the room. Finally, around the corner is a blanket ladder made by a friend with several quilts that I’ve made.
If you are in the Edmonton area, I strongly encourage you to check out her site! She saved me so much time and money by doing all the running around and shopping for me, as well as putting together a look I could have never done on my own!
Leave me a comment; what is your favourite part of the room?