This post contains updates to the Chinoiserie Master Bedroom – Paint and Wallpaper Edition.
You can review where the fun began here:
Chinoiserie Master Bedroom Makeover – Paint and Wallpaper Edition
This. Is. So. Much. Fun. (Except the few moments where the “challenge” portion of the project try to frustrate me.)
We are on track, thanks in large part to my very on master wallpaper hanger, Tom the Great!
Here’s a quick reminder of the weekly tasks.
My Very Flexible Task List for the Chinoiserie Master Bedroom Makeover
- Week 1 – May 8 – Introductions – It’s the Master Bedroom
- Week 2 – May 14 – Color Story
- Week 3 – May 21 – Walls & Ceiling
- Week 4 – May 28 – Furniture
- Week 5 – June 4 – Window Treatments & Lighting
- Week 6 – June 11 – Art
- Week 7 – June 18 – Decor
- Week 8 – June 25 – Final Reveal
- DISCLAIMER: Once again this spring, the dates are firm, my intentions for what will be disclosed at said date are subject to change as I am Southern Woman with Prerogatives.
We really thought TtGreat help me get started with the first piece plumb. However, it was quickly apparent that I would be first assistant in this job, keeping tools ready, and providing encouraging words here and there. (I know my strengths and weaknesses. We would have a painted version of this feature wall, if it had been left to me. AND several pieces of wallpaper ripped to shreds!)
There are numerous videos out there for how to hang wallpaper, so I won’t recreate that wheel. Instead I’ll share the incredible find that took place with the wallpaper. If you follow me on Instagram, you saw the two wallpapers I found online and wanted to use on the feature wall. Here are the papers:
Right before “the quarantine” started several weeks ago, I found a newly opend 20,000 sq/ft Antique Mall fairly close by. As soon as the social distancing, mask wearing, rules allowed, I returned to that mall in search of vintage lamps for bedside. A booth drew me in to get a closer look at a bedtray. Right below on the floor, were these 4 double rolls of “Schumacher” bamboo trellis wallpaper.
Although not the exact print or color that I had been eyeing for purchase, this was so close (and maybe even better for my room). Schumacher is a historied New York designer textile company with exquite high end products. Thus, I knew it would be quality paper. I checked and they were unopened. JACKPOT!!
The match is made in heaven, as when I starting reading more about the company, I discovered that one of their designers, Hobe Erwin, designed a line that was used to decorate the set for, wait for it, Gone with the Wind in 1939 (the year of My SWEET Daddy’s birth). It’s all just so perfect!
By the way, I provide a video journal of the daily escapades on my Instagram. Periodically, I save them in the Story Highlights Section which can be found on my Instagram Profile Page, HERE.
Painting the Tray Ceiling
Oh, my aching neck! Have you ever painted a ceiling, with a roller? The professionals bring in a spray gun, and boda bing boda bang. DONE! We DIYers use a paint roller, and a lot of muscle. Dreams of a future massage appointment are keeping me going.
No less than 3 trips to the paint store, and I have a beautiful accent color for the ceiling. (All that fun was recorded for posterity on My Instagram Stories as well. They too will be found in Story Highlights, HERE.
Master Bedroom Makeover – Truth
However, the same color applied to the inside tray recession looks completely different when it’s applied to the ceiling. It is several shades darker.
You can barely see the third choice. It is top middle. It reads so dark on the ceiling.
That’s when I decided to prime the ceiling with white paint, in hopes that it would help lighten the look. After applying the white primer, Tom the Great came in and commented about how good it looked white and I agree. I’d like to say it was part of my brilliant design plan, but I stumbled into it. TRUTH.
Painting the Tray Ceiling in the Master Bedroom Makeover
So, it will be staying white, with a little surprise detail we will save for the final reveal.
It is hard to contain my excitment. It’s good to enjoy the rooms where you live!
Sweet Peak at Master Bedroom Accesories
The reveal day for accessories is not on the schedule until June. But, here’s a sweet peek at a couple of fun decor items. The antique ceramic lipstick holder in the form of the cutest white toy poodle has been mine for years. Those are not lipsticks she’s holding. That’s a bit of what’s coming your way in Week Five.
Now, the vintage jade cherry blossom bonsai tree was a find at my new favorite antique mall. A great piece of vintage for this Chinoiserie Bedroom.
You find these gems one at a time. I’ve sourced a couple of the exact ones I own, along with several similar ones.
Next Weeks Tasks – Chinoiserie Master Bedroom Makeover
The furniture is next on the task list. As I revealed in week one, the headboard, chaise lounge, and possibly the vintage dressing table will be staying in the room. They will, however, get a fresh look. The extremely rough sample paint board below reveals the contenders. You are more than welcome to weigh in with a vote in the comments below.
Finally, the French Provincial furniture of my former master bedroom is still sought after. I was a busy bee this last weekend, selling furniture on FB marketplace.
Bedside tables, dresser, and a fun surprise element are waiting to take their places in the room once I’ve completed all painting.
Don’t forget to check out all the inspiration provided at by the One Room Challenge. Next week, I’ll share a few of my favorite participants from this ORC go round.
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