Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Our Master Bedroom

(Thank you to Cedar Hill Ranch/The Farmhouse Porch and A Stroll Thru Life for featuring this post!)
I want to thank everyone for your kind Birthday wishes!  I had a wonderful birthday!
I've never posted pictures of our master bedroom, because I was saving them for 'Cottage of the Month' at The Old Painted Cottage.  Now that they're 'out there' I thought I'd give you the official grand tour of our bedroom!

It's been a work in progress to get the look that I want.  When we first moved in I started out with all dark pieces in here, then gradually began collecting vintage cream colored dressers and chests, to lighten up the room.

I wanted to create more of a comfortable farmhouse feel.

I want our bedroom to be a peaceful, soothing space, and I'm happy that it finally feels that way!

This sweet little chair came from a local antique store. Of course I love its chippy, shabby patina!  I already had this little pillow that fits perfectly.

I 'stole' this ladder from our shop.  I thought it would be a perfect way to display some of my vintage linens.

I love to accent in red.  Keith painted this armoire in milk paint for me many years ago.  I was going to paint it cream, then decided to leave it red for a pop of color in the otherwise neutral room.


I'm always changing the top of this piece...here is the current vignette.

Our headboard has a great story...

Waay back in the day (about 15 years ago) I had been drooling over this wood and tin headboard in the Pottery Barn catalog; but at $800 for the queen size it just wasn't gonna happen for me.  About a year later my mom and I were scouring the Pottery Barn outlet (that was an hour from my house) when I spotted MY headboard, in the exact size I needed!  "That's the headboard that I've wanted!"  I hissed to her and ran over to check the price. Ready for this?  $50!!!   We asked the sales person if she could hold it just for a couple hours while we went back home and got our pickup truck to bring back and get it.  But she said they couldn't hold it!  Now what?  I couldn't risk it getting away!

So I called Keith and God love him, he left work, went home and got the truck then drove an hour to where we were to pick it up-and never even complained! (I'm sure he heard the desperation in my voice!) All the while my mom and I stood guarding it!  What we'll do for a bargain!  :)   Luckily this headboard has stood the test of time, and I still love it!

My curtains and bedding are from Ikea.  My friend Carol spruced up my shams for me by stenciling them, and she made my bedskirt, too.  I just love having talented friends!

Although all the other pieces in here are vintage, I couldn't resist this new wicker trunk from Hobby Lobby.  It adds great texture, plus needed storage.

So there you have it...I hope that you enjoyed the tour of our master bedroom.  I'll soon show pics of the master bathroom that is attached.

Have a wonderful day!
I'm joining these fun parties:    The Farmhouse Porch (The Scoop)
                                             Coastal Charm
                                             Knick of Time 
                                             My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia 
                                             Lavender Garden Cottage
                                             Ivy and Elephants
                                             Have a Daily Cup of Mrs. Olsen
                                             Shabbilicious Friday
                                             Rooted in Thyme
                                             Common Ground
                                             French Country Cottage
                                             Jennifer Rizzo
                                             i should be mopping the floor 
                                             A Stroll Thru Life


  1. Very pretty and comfortable looking....love the trunk....looks perfect!

  2. Hi, I love your bedroom. It's so pretty and I love the color choice, so soothing. Take care.
    Julie from julieslifestyle.blogspot.com

  3. Your room looks like it is striahgt out of a catalogue it is so lovely. Just beautiful. My room is mismatched furniture and an ugly wall color. I am working on making it a lovely space too.

    The Joyful Thrifter

  4. I simply love everything in your master room.. It looks so relaxing.. I too love the pop of red and use that colour in my home to lift the colour pallete.. Angi X

  5. I love your bedroom. I would of waited all day for my husband to come get that headboard. Great find so many years ago. Thanks for the inspiration. Our son is talking of moving out in August which will open our third bedroom up. My head is already spinning! Even though I will miss him I am a little excited to get busy.. Enjoy your day!

  6. Susan,
    I love your bedroom. Our bedrooms should be our sanctuary and yours is just that. It is so cozy and peaceful. I love the punch of red too. It all looks so beautiful. Lot's of eye candy in that room.

  7. I think I have just seen my dream bedroom! I love everything! I'm so happy you were able to score your headboard, what a fantastic deal! The red armoire is just the perfect shade, I'm glad you kept it that way. Everything looks so cozy and peaceful, your friend is so sweet, I love the pillows and dust ruffle. Okay, I'll stop gushing now!


  8. this room is SO you...and I love the story about the headboard :) waiting pays off...always

  9. Susan
    Its absolutely beautiful and lovely! What a perfect relaxing getaway spot. Have a wonderful week!


  10. Susan,
    You have definitely created a charming, comfy, farmhouse sanctuary!!! As usual I LOVE everything you've done. I think I just took a similar ladder to my shop, but maybe I'm going to have to bring it home. There's also something about those tall cottage style chest of drawers that I adore. And the story of your beautiful headboard is soooo funny...but you know we would all hold onto it for dear life if we found such a great deal!!
    Now I have to go back and look again.
    Mary Alice

  11. Happy Belated Birthday!
    Love your master bedroom...it is a beautiful haven!

  12. what a great looking room. I love old dressers, but not the struggle to keep the drawers working. heehee

  13. Love your bedroom...it is so comfy and cozy!! I love the pop of red. I love the Pottery Barn Outlet stores. I know that we both live in Ohio and I'm about an hour away from the Outlet's in Columbus or Jeffersonville. Whenever I'm either direction...I have to make a trip to their stores to see what goodies they have.

  14. I love everything about this room! you have created such a beautiful space, Your headboard does have a great story, I love it!

  15. What a great story on that headboard! Your room is as beautiful as you are!

  16. Just as lovely as the rest of your house! And I love the story of your headboard! You have a true gentleman in the hubby of yours! Woo-Hoo, way to go Keith!

  17. Oh you've ACED the farmhouse look Susan - that headboard is out of this world beautiful - what a gorgeous job you've done - looks so peaceful - I want to curl up in there with a good book ( an old vintage book of course )

  18. Love love love!!! Love the story of the headboard to:)

  19. I was going to ask if you built the headboard. Very cool piece! I love all your white furniture and rustic accessories like the old screen and that chippy old chair. Well done!

  20. Happy belated birthday to you. Your master bedroom is gorgeous just like the rest of your home. I love all the different textures and your sweet vignette on the armoire. Glad you held out on paying full price for your headboard, it's gorgeous and what a deal!

  21. I love your bedroom! I think it reminds me of Sadie Olive's a little bit. Do you know of her? She has a blog and great style. I love all the red striped grainsack style linens you used and the large wicker trunk at the foot of your bed. That was a STEAL on that headboard! I don't blame you for nabbing it.

  22. Love this look! So soothing:) Stop by

  23. You did a wonderful job pulling everything together in your bedroom. It is just lovely and so restful feeling. It also feels farmhouse fresh. Love it- GREAT job- xo Diana

  24. I am wanting a redo on our bedroom and LOVE the look of your bedroom. It is so soothing.

  25. What a lovely room, Susan! I loved the story of the wonderful headboard...and your red accents are charming!

  26. I love it! I like that you chose to leave the red armoire; I did something similar in my daughter's room, but I left a blue armoire. I think contrast makes it more interesting.

  27. Susan, As most have said...your bedroom is so comfy and inviting! It's true farmhouse style! You have a beautiful home. Blessings~~~Roxie

  28. LOVE your charming bedroom and the story about your headboard...meant to be :)

  29. Hi, Susan

    How I love your bedroom. It's gorgeous and the detail you added are perfect. I wish I could decorate my room like this, but I love the French Cottage look too. I can't make up my mind which way to go. All well, I always enjoy your posts. Thanks for stopping by my blog, I appreciate it. By the way, if you come down to Florida let me know, I have a great place for you to visit in Central Florida it's a 8,000 sq feet warehouse filled to the brim with vintage, antiques, modern vintage. Lovely place. Have a great week.



  30. So I am late getting to you but I am getting caught up slowly. Your bedroom is gorgeous. I love all the details, the headboard was worth the wait what a stunner and the basket at the end of the bed is gorgeous. Love the hydrangeas in the bucket, oh heck girlfriend, I just love it all.


  31. It all looks very nice... love the red ;-)

  32. Your bedroom is really sweet. I love all your vintage and creative touches. I'm visiting from Share Your Cup. Pamela

  33. LOVE! I could have such a restful sleep in there. Feels like a lovely beach house.

  34. I love it. It looks like the perfect place to relax at the end of the day.

  35. So pretty! I love the ladder and the wicker trunk.

  36. I love, love, love this room. So charming and your furniture and accessories are so lovely. I would love for you to link up to my Inspire Me party that will be live Monday evening. www.astrollthrulife.net. Hope to see you there. Hugs, Marty

  37. Happy, happy belated birthday! I hope it was amazing!

    Of course your bedroom is fabulous - just like the rest of your gorgeous home!

    That ladder, that red armoire, that headboard (and your amazing hubby for helping you pick it up) are all perfection!


  38. What a gorgeous serene room. I love the linen ladder and the beautiful linens! Dreamy!

  39. Oh I love your bedroom, so pretty and inviting. I really like the way you've accessorized it. Gorgeous. Thanks tons for joining Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

  40. beautiful, peaceful and comfortable. Love it all, and that ladder with the French towels is wonderful!!

  41. Hi Susan, love your bedroom. Great finding that darling headboard. Love, love the ladder with the vintage linens! thanks for sharing with SYC.

  42. MMMMM SO AMAZING pics:) your blog Is really great.

    Check out my new post and have a great weekend dear:)

    LOVE Maria from inredningsvis.se

  43. That is a gorgeous and soothing bedroom! Love all the details, particularly the fact that you got your headboard after all. I had a similar experience ages ago when I was trying to purchase a very expensive leather photo album from a store. I'd go in every week hoping it might one day go on sale...

    long story short.. I have it. Patience.. patience.. patience.

  44. I love the farmhouse feel of your bedroom. If I were to go mostly white I think it would be in my bedroom. I love all of your vintage stuff!!!!!!

  45. I just followed you on bloglovin' because I had ventured over from Knick of Time for your wire and wood post (which I loved!). After looking at this one, I'm even happier that I did because your bedroom is gorgeous! Can't wait to poke around your blog some more :)

  46. Beautiful bedroom Susan...I love the armoire..I love the pop of red in the room!...and what a sweet story about the headboard...it actually sounds like something my hubby would do too....your hubby is a keeper allright...and I guess you know that too!!!!...That headboard was waiting for you!!!

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