Nov 6, 2010

Master Bedroom Part 2 (Maine Cottage inspired)

Ok this is going to be a quick post with a bunch of pictures. My husband is going back to school and I have one week left with him home. I am basically cracking the whip helping him get all the little construction odds & ends finished on our home projects.

I have also taken up couponing and added that to my list of a million things I want to do in a weeks time.

The bedroom is basically done except the curtains need to be ironed and two pictures need to be hung. You should take bets on how long it takes me to accomplish those tasks. I am a terrible procrastinator.

So here is the painted Sleigh bed and habitat restore nightstands.

painted nightstand painted sleighbed painted sleighbed

The evolution of our painted dresser. Here it is in our tiny apartment in 2007 painted white with all my mess on it.

white dresser

Stripped and stained pecan in 2008.

refinished dresser

Stripped and stained again in 2010. We tried to match the dark wood on the sleigh bed, it was close but it still didn’t match. I don’t like mismatched wood. I don’t mind mismatched painted furniture though. It stinks that I had to strip and stain the furniture to see I hated it.

American Walnut & Rosewood Stain 293

Painted again in 2010. Knobs changed to matched new paint color. (this TV is no longer in this room, we had to move TV's around after our family room TV quit working.)

painted dresser

The only splurge so far was the Home goods lamps at $30 each. Funny that $30 is a splurge. The nightstands were $15 each and the sleigh bed was $80 on Craigslist last year.

Ok my inspiration was Maine Cottage. I cannot afford their lovely painted furniture so I did the next best thing. I ordered their color sample cards and had Home Depot color match them. This color is called Bark.

painted nightstand

painted nightstand


The white artwork above the bed looked off to us so we took it down and are going to hang two framed pictures instead.


Hope you enjoyed my Maine Cottage inspired bedroom. Hopefully I finish it soon! :)


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Missy said...

This is looks De.Lic.Ous! Great job! I love brown and white! You've done this very tastefully! Thanks for sharing!

Christina said...

I love seeing the transformation of that dresser. It is neat to see how you "grow" with your furniture, rather than just buy new pieces. Very inspiring! :)

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

I love the transformation!
I have used their colors too and they are wonderful.
Your room is looking gorgeous!

Nancy said...

OH my goodness, this is fantastic! I love the color you chose and the whole room is so soothing and serene. Amazing transformation!


Tammy said...

I love this! It looks like a complete matching set. And I really like all the colors you chose. So relaxing and calming for a bedroom. Great job! Thanks for stopping by and leaving the sweet comment. Come back any time!

Bonnie@Creative Decorating said...

Just stopping by from Met Monday. What a wonderful job you did in transforming that furniture! The room is really is looking great!!

Shelia said...

Oh, what beautiful transformations! I love the little side table!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Laurie at Turner Farm said...

Love the colors ~ great transformation

Jen said...

That color is GORGEOUS!!!
great job!

Marie @ Sally Lee by the Sea said...

Beautiful job - lovely transformation!

I'm a new follower from Metamorphosis Monday...glad I stopped by your wonderful blog :O)

Leanne said...

Thanks for commenting on my desk chair. I love that paint color and your room is absolutely gorgeous. It looke so relaxing and inviting.

Stephanie Lynn @Under the Table and Dreaming said...

Janet - This color is amazing! It's so unique for the furniture and looks fabulous! I featured this on the Sunday Showcase Round Up. Thanks so much for joining in the fun! Stop by and grab a featured button if you like. Hope you are enjoying your week ~ Stephanie Lynn

Anna @ Take the Side Street said...

The furniture color is so great -- it's different than things I've seen before and I love it. Your bedding is very pretty too, and I remember seeing those lamps at the store!

Anonymous said...

It looks fantastic! You do wonderful work. The colors are great and I love how everything coordinates.