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Topic: An opulent bedroom...at least to us it feels that way :)  (Read 6876 times)
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« on: July 30, 2009 06:56:43 AM »

Can you stand another room from me??  I thought I would share this room that I did a few years ago during my last week of maternity leave.

Sorry I don't have a before picture, but just imagine cream walls and pastel colored floral window treatments.  I'm sure they cost a mint in the 80's when they were first put up.  They surely had never been washed or dusted before.

I painted our bedroom on the last week of maternity leave with my DD.  I had purchased the fabric for the curtains months before and wanted that to be the color scheme of the room.  I think I paid around $8/yd for the jacquard fabric.  I had bought the comforter before and it matched the fabric, so they worked together.  I took down the window treatment and used the board and drapery fittings to put my new treatment up on the window.  I left the room darkening curtains as they were.  I did very little sewing on the new draperies.  I used fusible hem tape for most of the edges.  Easy!

I love the look of crown moulding, but knew it wasnt in the cards at the time, so I decided to do a paint treatment that would evoke a look similar to that.  First I did the bottom layer of paint, which was a mixture of sponge painting and washing the paint over a semi dry sponge layer.  After that dried, I taped off a 2 inch border on all the edges of the room and painted that in with the red paint.  Several layers later, I took the tape off and then stenciled and stamped the decorative fleur-de-lis that I got at Michaels.

The lamps used to be cream, so I painted them gold.  I added the fringe to the plain lamp shades.

I love how this room turned out, and four years later I still love it!

« Reply #1 on: July 30, 2009 07:04:31 AM »

Wow!  That's very elegant!  You did a wonderful job!!!   Smiley

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« Reply #2 on: July 30, 2009 07:27:14 AM »

I love it! coincidentally.....my room is the exact same color scheme......walls are gold and window treatments are red, too!

« Reply #3 on: July 30, 2009 02:05:21 PM »

I love what you did around the doors!  I'm going to borrow that, I think Cheesy

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« Reply #4 on: July 30, 2009 07:26:30 PM »

I love the colors!
« Reply #5 on: July 31, 2009 05:56:09 AM »

Thanks so much!  Grin  I wish the pictures showed up bigger so you can see it more.  I have the stenciling under the big window, too.  I've used this color scheme in a few rooms in our house, and I just love the warm feel of it.
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« Reply #6 on: August 19, 2009 08:05:01 AM »

How did you get the texture-look on the walls? I like that they're not "flat" looking.

Also, did you paint the corners and borders of the room a brownish color? It kind of looks like moulding, and is very nice. I am wondering about the technique you used.

Gorgeous outcome.

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« Reply #7 on: August 19, 2009 11:03:45 AM »


The walls were cream underneath so I took a sponge of the wheat color and went over that sparingly.  When that mostly dried, I took the wet sponge and just rubbed over the top of it with the paint in broad strokes.

The corners are the reddish paint.  Every edge I taped off 2 inches with painters tape and painted it.
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« Reply #8 on: August 26, 2009 03:34:30 PM »

The room looks very elegant and cozy! Makes me want to take a nap Wink I love warm colors in the bedroom. When we paint our bedroom I want to do a kind of mustard or squash color. Ahhhhh.

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« Reply #9 on: August 26, 2009 07:53:46 PM »

I did our kitchen in that mustard/squash color.  It's very inviting and warm.

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