Hi everyone. I am finally sharing some of our new old house. If you are new, we moved from our 5,000 sq ft homeinto a charming rental (that needed love) that we have owned for over 25 years. We sold some of our furniture with the home but brought many pieces with us and many more are in storage. Our new home is just over 2,000 sq feet with an additional office and 1/2 bath off the garage. It is all in progress, but our bedroom is nearly done, so I am sharing it as-is. I have ordered a couple of new pillows but everything else is repurposed. Let’s take a look at my fixer-upper bedroom reveal. You know by now that I prefer a “collected look” with a mix of vintage and old and a mix of textures. This home is small so I have tried to keep the colors fairly neutral and consistent throughout the home with a focus on texture. A small home will seem larger if you do.
I did not want to use this bed because I thought it would be too overpowering for the room. My husband prevailed (I do listen to him every once in a while). I am liking it now. The rug is an inexpensive seagrass rug that is linked at the bottom of the post.
The bed is pretty much the same as it was in my former home, which you can see in my former bedroom here. I am not using the monogrammed euro shams but some that were in one of the other bedrooms. I have linked similar at the bottom of the post. If you have been reading my blog long, you know I am a huge fan of this Pottery Barn quilt. It wears like iron, and I have used it in the past on many jobs. I was going to replace it (beau barfed on it), but with a little spray and wash it came right out. I did order the chambray blue for the new guest room. The shams were custom made, the middle is an older Pom Pom at Home (no longer available). FYI Pom Pom has a lot of items in the anniversary sale. I am a fan of the brand. You might want to check them out here.The bed was made in Mexico many years ago.
Here is the before of the bed area. As you can see there is an odd window situation. On the right the window buts into the wall which before was a large walk in closet.
The curtains and rods are from Pottery Barn. I have used these curtains in nearly every room in this house. I think they are really nice for the money. The blinds I purchased from Just Blinds but you can purchase from Home Depot linked below the post. The pillows on the bed are from Etsy. The bench was in our former bedroom as well. The art on either side of the window is by my friend Pat Huber. The boxes are antique which have been collected over the years.
The fan is from Home Depot and is linked below. We have purchased expensive fans as well as inexpensive ones. I prefer simple ones without lights. We had these at our lake house for years. I would not spend money on expensive fans, these work great and are simple and clean looking. The bench is antique and was also in our former bedroom. The vintage wicker traveling trunk (similar linked below) was in our former entry. You can see how it was styled in that spot here.
Here is the before of the window area to the left of the bed. Note that window does not but up to the wall.
The lamp is from Pottery Barn, another staple that I have used on many jobs. The shades were from some older lamps that I had in my own family room that wouldn’t work in this house. I love bone picture frames. I find them at Target, World Market, etc. They look great everywhere as they are neutral and are linked below. The vintage shell box was found at a junk shop. The flame-grained chest (one of our favorite pieces) was in our former dining room. you can see that here. The vintage shell-covered box I found at one of my favorite thrifting spots.
On the other side of the bed is an antique tavern table that we found in Savannah many years ago. The planter and picture frames are linked below the post. The cracked concrete fruit basket is obviously vintage! I love mixing old and new for a “collected look”. Don’t mind the cords, in an old house there are not enough outlets hence there are cords everywhere!
Across from the bed is another of our favorite pieces an American Kas with ball and dart molding topped by a couple of New England Indian Baskets, a vintage wing back that I found at a junk store years ago, and a favorite painting from Crawford’s Antiques. All of these items were in our former bedroom as well.
Here is the before of this area.
Next to the Kas is my closet. My ingenious husband basically reduced the size of the former walk-in and brought it forward. You can see the before here.
He reused the original doors from the walk and used the extra space from the closet and a kitchen pantry to create a small attached bath. Sneak peek of that here. More later when it is fit to show.
We used the IKEA PAX system for all three closets in this home to maximize storage. You can see my son and daughter-in-law’s beautiful closet using the same system here.
One thing I failed to mention is that we switched to linen sheets about a year ago. If you are post-menopausal and still have hot flashes or have a hot-blooded husband, they are life-changing. They are pricey but worth the investment. I received some as a gift from a high-end brand. I then purchased the Pottery Barn linen sheets on sale and they are just as nice as the high-end ones. They also are deep enough to accommodate any mattress. You can often find them on Ebay here. I know many have also purchased linen sheets on Etsy as well. I just don’t have a personal recommendation. Maybe some of you will. I did make the mistake of buying a set from a retailer that begins with a T. Don’t do it, read the reviews.
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Thank you so much for reading my Fixer Upper Bedroom Reveal. I so appreciate you being here. I will be back on Sunday with more of my Nordstrom picks. There are definitely some good buys there.