Christmas Bedroom Beauty

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If you’ve been reading the blog for awhile, you’ll remember one of my priorities in our bedroom remodel was to be able to move the room around. Well, I’m happy to report we accomplished that goal & all the others with the big project! I’m enjoying this room so much, I decided I’d share it for Christmas before the rest of the house (and maybe I’m still finishing up the other areas:)

We moved the bed to the North wall to elongate the room for winter, and I’m loving the balanced look of the window centered behind the bed, and appreciating the barren, snow-covered trees in the background. The vintage linen tablecloth that I fashioned the curtains from on this window was my favorite. It’s so lovely with the light shining through the details.

In order to disguise the low ceilings, we cut down the lower posts of our bed. I enjoyed adding a little pretty to the 4 spindles this year. Green satin ribbon and a little fake greenery, along with a red vintage damask bedspread create a big present in the middle of the room. The pillow shams were treated to a little more ribbon and some wired pinecones, for a gift look also.

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You can see the handpainted details I put on the bed a little better in these pics. I used Miss Mustard Seed’s Milk Paint in Linen White, which achieved the very crackly look, and added the leaves with acrylics. I love the folkish look that happened. If you’re a detail person, you’ll notice I no longer match my pillow cases. I love the mix and match vintage cases, and enjoy them more en masse!

The green satin and brown organza bows were created last year for our first ever flocked tree, which you can see Here. This year, they totally took over the bedroom. I placed each of them on our window latches for an extra special holiday look.

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They’re also filling up the vintage-looking tree, along with white irridescant balls, nests, birds and birchbark birdhouses. My little sitting spot became a testament to our marriage. I hung the framed picture my mom gave me of where we got engaged in Naples, Florida, along with a couple adorable frames by Elisabeth. The pillow is a gentle reminder!

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The big cupboard housing a lot of my blankets, bedding and linens has become the perfect spot for my milkglass collection. I use a lot of it throughout the year, so enjoying it’s textural beauty, while corralling it all in one place works well. Placing votive candles inside a few of them creates a showstopping vignette!

Mr. Fix-it is always encouraging me to hang things on the walls, but I am usually hesitant. I like changing my surroundings so much, I need flexibility. That’s one of the reasons I love a backdrop piece like a shutter, a window, or a bare frame; it’s a canvas I can change with the seasons. I finally got out the hammer and actually made holes in my beautiful wallpaper! It was hard, but I wanted to enjoy some of my plate collection that I’ve been stock-piling for awhile. I placed it to the left of the windows, keeping in mind that when I move the room around, the big cupboard will be to the left. I’m enjoying their pretty details, and even added a little sprig of greenery to each for a festive touch.

The best part of enjoying this pretty room is looking out the window, and seeing the new neighbor’s horses breath in the cold air. I’m so glad I still have horses across the street! Makes this city girl enjoy her fake farmhouse all the more!

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Hope you enjoyed the little tour! I’ll share more of the house when I get it done!

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