I’ve always craved a romantic Victorian bohemian bedroom. At first, I thought I would have to spend a lot money to get the look I wanted. I didn’t have the money and I wanted to use what I had but for some reason I couldn’t get it right. I started with painting the walls since that is a cheap fix. That is unless you paint the walls four different color. It is now blue and has been for a couple of years. I like it better than all the other colors I picked previously but it still isn’t what I want. I love the look of vintage venetian plaster. I’m sure one day I will give it a try but just not today.
I guess you could say I’m a hunter with a little bit of luck. I spent many weekends at flea markets, antique and thrift stores (and I can honestly say I’ve picked a few things up from the side of the road). I would bring home all these treasures but never really did anything with them. I also received a lot of furniture from my family, that I liked, when I bought my house. However, I was always waiting to pull it all together. I just couldn’t figure out how to make it all work.
Something happened this past December and I stopped procrastinating and decided to make my house a home. I started with creating a reading nook in my bedroom. I recently purchased a crystal sconce and thought it would be great in the corner. I hung old and new frames together but what gave the room the romantic feeling are the lace curtains from Value Village. I think I got all three for $3 years ago and they just sat in the fabric pile to use one day. Of course the reading nook wouldn’t be complete without a rocking chair. This chair is very special to me. It was sitting in my parent’s basement for as long as I can remember and it wasn’t something they really wanted but I did. However, it needed a little bit of work. It was my first restoration project. My dad helped my replace the broken slats, sand and stain it. My mom helped me re-upholster it.
Then it was on to the nightstand area. Over the years, the only thing I changed as much as the paint in my room are the nightstands. I felt like Goldilocks and changed them because they were either “TOO BIG” or “TOO SMALL”. I remembered that I had a nightstand in the basement from when I was a child. I gave it a new look and it was “JUST RIGHT”. You can find out more about the cabinet on a previous post called Revolving Nightstand.
One thing I want change about my bedroom is the bed. I’ve always dreamed of having a romantic iron bed. I saw one that I loved at the World’s Longest Flea Market and didn’t pick up. I’ve been kind of regretting it every day. I was ready to try out my collection of bedspreads. First I tried, the blue chenille peacock bedspread and it was too much blue in the room. Then on to the purple chenille peacock bedspread. I liked it and lived with it for a couple of months but it just “WASN”T RIGHT”. I’ve been waiting to use a vintage sarong bedspread that I picked up in Saint John’s will visiting my good friend Silver Raven. Up until now I didn’t want to use because it is delicate and I need to add a back to it. So it up sat on the back of the rocking chair. However, I knew it was “JUST RIGHT” when I put it on my bed.
The room is still a work in progress but I love the feeling when I’m in my nest!