Hello Lovely Master Bedroom Renovation

Although I shared this fixer upper makeover with you three years ago, I have just updated the links and photos in hopes it will help! Hello Lovely Master Bedroom Renovation shares photos and sources for this French country style retreat incorporating a bunch of my favorite things.

White French country cottage bedroom with Stikwood (hamptons) statement wall, white oak hardwood, and rustic alder doors. #hellolovelystudio #frenchcountry #bedroomdecor #rusticelegance #whiteoak #frenchbedrooms #alderdoor #stikwood #hamptons #romanticdecor #whitebedrooms #interiordesign

Hello Lovely Master Bedroom Renovation

For this room, we had help from sponsors who provided product in exchange for my honest opinion.

White French country cottage bedroom with Stikwood (hamptons) statement wall, white oak hardwood, and rustic alder doors. #hellolovelystudio #frenchcountry #bedroomdecor #rusticelegance #whiteoak #frenchbedrooms #alderdoor #stikwood #hamptons #romanticdecor #whitebedrooms #interiordesign

Pacific Entries (alder doors and hardware) and Stikwood (reclaimed wood statement wall)

White French country cottage bedroom with Stikwood (hamptons) statement wall, white oak hardwood, and rustic alder doors. #hellolovelystudio #frenchcountry #bedroomdecor #rusticelegance #whiteoak #frenchbedrooms #alderdoor #stikwood #hamptons #romanticdecor #whitebedrooms #interiordesign
Hello Lovely Master Bedroom Renovation with photo gallery as well as shopping resources.

Hello Lovely’s Fixer Upper

Post from Winter 2017: Things have been nutty in fixer upper land. I flew home from Arizona on the red eye this morning, having been there for weeks supporting my parents, both of whom are ill.

White French country cottage bedroom with Stikwood (hamptons) statement wall, white oak hardwood, and rustic alder doors. #hellolovelystudio #frenchcountry #bedroomdecor #rusticelegance #whiteoak #frenchbedrooms #alderdoor #stikwood #hamptons #romanticdecor #whitebedrooms #interiordesign

Relieved to report both are making strides!

During mom’s chemo

Things grew dark, and truly we’re still longing for more light and more grace as surgeries, biopsies, scans, procedures, and test results keep rolling in. But like the restoration of this fixer upper: * hope springs eternal *.

Amen??

Even now, beauty’s mysteries shimmer within brokenness.

And if you’ve been low, then you know what I know.

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Renovations are a Process!

Before something new gets born, for a time, sorrow may cast a shadow.

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I couldn’t even make it home to the fixer upper this morning without high drama in the sky. The plane containing me and my sister tossed us so violently for so long, air sickness bags, tears and fears were in service from 3:30 a.m. til 4-something…and we were just so grateful to have a hand to hold.

White French country cottage bedroom with Stikwood (hamptons) statement wall, white oak hardwood, and rustic alder doors. #hellolovelystudio #frenchcountry #bedroomdecor #rusticelegance #whiteoak #frenchbedrooms #alderdoor #stikwood #hamptons #romanticdecor #whitebedrooms #interiordesign
Hello Lovely Master Bedroom Renovation with photo gallery as well as shopping resources.

Hand Holding

 I think this hand holding when the strong winds blow is maybe quite possibly everything, friends. My husband and I are standing here hand in hand in the homestretch, and look at me pouring on the drama in a stream of consciousness post about a silly bedroom formerly cursed with mediocrity and peculiar inhabitants! (Forgive me for the drama! Forgive. It’s been a rough Valentine’s Day.)

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So happy to finally reveal progress shots of the master bedroom.

White French country cottage bedroom with Stikwood (hamptons) statement wall, white oak hardwood, and rustic alder doors. #hellolovelystudio #frenchcountry #bedroomdecor #rusticelegance #whiteoak #frenchbedrooms #alderdoor #stikwood #hamptons #romanticdecor #whitebedrooms #interiordesign
I love the egg door knob hardware so much.

Projects to Come

This room may never truly be ‘done’ but is done enough for now…still to do:

-figure out how to make the big TV above dresser look less austere in the otherwise pretty space,

-re-upholster the benches at the foot of the bed and at the window (at the moment I have simply draped them with a vintage Matelasse coverlet I sliced in half (lazy slipcovers the French might deem acceptable in their effortlessness and practicality),

-shop for vintage accessories,

-and replace the ceiling fan with a beautiful chandelier.

How the Bedroom Began

Let’s take a walk down memory lane to recall where we began in June of 2015 when we bought the 1 1/2 story cottage as a foreclosure after real estate deals for 4 other fixers fell through.

We had sold our ‘done’ big house and sought something half the size and price.

The master bedroom came with a few promising features including its decent size, vaulted ceiling, and a beautiful tree soaring next to the window.

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What didn’t work?

*pet-soiled padding under cheap taupe carpet the seller installed right over top

*large marred areas on the textured walls from poor repairs creating lots of ugly

*Ill-fitting, papery-thin hollow core doors

*the worst door hardware we have seen

*crazy electrical configurations including a wall with the light switches for the bathroom!

*2 small his and her closets, and the “hers” was more of a panic room with absolutely nothing in it beyond a laundry chute and a lock on the door

*Art Deco sconces

*Walls painted the color of how the carpet pad smelled (with me?)

*destroyed and undersized baseboard trim

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Renovation Steps

Here is how we tackled this master bedroom from the ground up…we:

tore up carpeting and 2 layers of padding

spent hours removing nails from several pads

removed all baseboard trim

upgraded all the electrical outlets

installed new sconces

painted the walls

hired a master craftsman to install wide plank white oak hardwood flooring

installed new baseboards and painted them

added a closet organizer in the ‘hers’ closet

installed electrical to the ‘hers’ closet

added 4 new knotty alder doors and jambs

White French country cottage bedroom with Stikwood (hamptons) statement wall, white oak hardwood, and rustic alder doors. #hellolovelystudio #frenchcountry #bedroomdecor #rusticelegance #whiteoak #frenchbedrooms #alderdoor #stikwood #hamptons #romanticdecor #whitebedrooms #interiordesign
Hello Lovely Master Bedroom Renovation with photo gallery as well as shopping resources.

installed new white door trim

applied a water based flat finish on doors

installed new oil rubbed bronze door hardware

created a reclaimed wood statement wall

glazed our existing antique white furniture with Benjamin Moore’s  ‘Revere Pewter’

Photos of Before & During Reno

before
Preparing the floor for hardwood
before pic of hardwood going in
White oak hardwood flooring going in.
before pic during renovation
This is the catwalk outside the master, and we lived with it like this for a good stretch.
White French country cottage bedroom with Stikwood (hamptons) statement wall, white oak hardwood, and rustic alder doors. #hellolovelystudio #frenchcountry #bedroomdecor #rusticelegance #whiteoak #frenchbedrooms #alderdoor #stikwood #hamptons #romanticdecor #whitebedrooms #interiordesign
This room was our easiest challenge here at the fixer upper.
before
BEFORE with the doors that made me sad.
before
Another BEFORE shot to help you visualize the floorplan and closet placement (read: not ideal).

New Alder Doors Make a Big Difference

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Knotty alder doors add so much warmth with the cool greys.

Read about how we installed these knotty alder doors right here.

White French country cottage bedroom with Stikwood (hamptons) statement wall, white oak hardwood, and rustic alder doors. #hellolovelystudio #frenchcountry #bedroomdecor #rusticelegance #whiteoak #frenchbedrooms #alderdoor #stikwood #hamptons #romanticdecor #whitebedrooms #interiordesign
This mirror? It was warped like this when I bought it and takes 10 pounds off…
all bedroom mirrors should be designed this way.
White French country cottage bedroom with Stikwood (hamptons) statement wall, white oak hardwood, and rustic alder doors. #hellolovelystudio #frenchcountry #bedroomdecor #rusticelegance #whiteoak #frenchbedrooms #alderdoor #stikwood #hamptons #romanticdecor #whitebedrooms #interiordesign
The former “panic room” with nothing but a laundry chute is now my lil’ dressing room
with a vintage dresser I painted, an old mirror I stenciled, and a beautiful new alder door.
White French country cottage bedroom with Stikwood (hamptons) statement wall, white oak hardwood, and rustic alder doors. #hellolovelystudio #frenchcountry #bedroomdecor #rusticelegance #whiteoak #frenchbedrooms #alderdoor #stikwood #hamptons #romanticdecor #whitebedrooms #interiordesign
Do you need this French Poem Stencil I used for this project which took 10 minutes?

Before & After: French Country Bedroom

Once again, before:

before
French country master bedroom BEFORE and AFTER…in case you love a tranformation!

And after.

White French country cottage bedroom with Stikwood (hamptons) statement wall, white oak hardwood, and rustic alder doors. #hellolovelystudio #frenchcountry #bedroomdecor #rusticelegance #whiteoak #frenchbedrooms #alderdoor #stikwood #hamptons #romanticdecor #whitebedrooms #interiordesign
White French country cottage bedroom with Stikwood (hamptons) statement wall, white oak hardwood, and rustic alder doors. #hellolovelystudio #frenchcountry #bedroomdecor #rusticelegance #whiteoak #frenchbedrooms #alderdoor #stikwood #hamptons #romanticdecor #whitebedrooms #interiordesign
French country master bedroom BEFORE and AFTER…in case you love a tranformation!

You can get a better feel for scale in this video we made if you have time:

Wood Plank Statement Wall

FIND THE EXACT PRODUCT RIGHT HERE.

before
Wall BEFORE the Stikwood planks went up!
before
before
Stikwood planks (Hamptons) about to transform this beast into a beauty.

Read about how we executed this wood plank wall in just three hours.

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Wood plank statement wall with its beachy beauty AFTER
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A glimpse of the master bathroom.
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The reclaimed wood adds so much character and warmth.

White Oak Hardwood Flooring

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Detail of natural white oak flooring.
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French country master bedroom BEFORE and AFTER…in case you love a tranformation!
White French country cottage bedroom with Stikwood (hamptons) statement wall, white oak hardwood, and rustic alder doors. #hellolovelystudio #frenchcountry #bedroomdecor #rusticelegance #whiteoak #frenchbedrooms #alderdoor #stikwood #hamptons #romanticdecor #whitebedrooms #interiordesign
White oak hardwoods, alder doors, pine planks and rustic elegant decor as well as European country style.
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Slipcovered chair and Paris Gate Lamp, Restoration Hardware
White French country cottage bedroom with Stikwood (hamptons) statement wall, white oak hardwood, and rustic alder doors. #hellolovelystudio #frenchcountry #bedroomdecor #rusticelegance #whiteoak #frenchbedrooms #alderdoor #stikwood #hamptons #romanticdecor #whitebedrooms #interiordesign
White oak hardwoods, alder doors, pine planks and rustic elegant decor as well as European country style.

Light & Bright & Airy Serenity

Nordic farmhouse style in master bedroom of Hello Lovely Studio fixer upper
I love the woods outside this window!
White French country cottage bedroom with Stikwood (hamptons) statement wall, white oak hardwood, and rustic alder doors. #hellolovelystudio #frenchcountry #bedroomdecor #rusticelegance #whiteoak #frenchbedrooms #alderdoor #stikwood #hamptons #romanticdecor #whitebedrooms #interiordesign
French country master bedroom BEFORE and AFTER…in case you love a tranformation!
White French country cottage bedroom with Stikwood (hamptons) statement wall, white oak hardwood, and rustic alder doors. #hellolovelystudio #frenchcountry #bedroomdecor #rusticelegance #whiteoak #frenchbedrooms #alderdoor #stikwood #hamptons #romanticdecor #whitebedrooms #interiordesign
White French country cottage bedroom with Stikwood (hamptons) statement wall, white oak hardwood, and rustic alder doors. #hellolovelystudio #frenchcountry #bedroomdecor #rusticelegance #whiteoak #frenchbedrooms #alderdoor #stikwood #hamptons #romanticdecor #whitebedrooms #interiordesign
White oak hardwoods, alder doors, pine planks and rustic elegant decor as well as European country style.
White French country cottage bedroom with Stikwood (hamptons) statement wall, white oak hardwood, and rustic alder doors. #hellolovelystudio #frenchcountry #bedroomdecor #rusticelegance #whiteoak #frenchbedrooms #alderdoor #stikwood #hamptons #romanticdecor #whitebedrooms #interiordesign
French country master bedroom BEFORE and AFTER…in case you love a tranformation!

Rustic Yet Romantic Bedroom

White French country cottage bedroom with Stikwood (hamptons) statement wall, white oak hardwood, and rustic alder doors. #hellolovelystudio #frenchcountry #bedroomdecor #rusticelegance #whiteoak #frenchbedrooms #alderdoor #stikwood #hamptons #romanticdecor #whitebedrooms #interiordesign
Detail of Stikwood wall as well as knotty alder door.

I owe a heap of gratitude to my sister Jo, who assisted me with this photo shoot.I could not have managed without her!

White French country cottage bedroom with Stikwood (hamptons) statement wall, white oak hardwood, and rustic alder doors. #hellolovelystudio #frenchcountry #bedroomdecor #rusticelegance #whiteoak #frenchbedrooms #alderdoor #stikwood #hamptons #romanticdecor #whitebedrooms #interiordesign
White oak hardwoods, alder doors, pine planks and rustic elegant decor as well as European country style.

Master Bedroom Resources

Quilted White Coverlet Piubelle

Knotty Alder Doors Pacific Entries

Oil Rubbed Bronze Door Hardware (Hemsley, Egg Knob Set) Pacific Entries

Reclaimed Wood Plank Wall (Hamptons) Stikwood

5″ Wide White Oak Hardwood Flooring (no stain – flat water based finish) Finished on site by Oak Street Flooring

White French country cottage bedroom with Stikwood (hamptons) statement wall, white oak hardwood, and rustic alder doors. #hellolovelystudio #frenchcountry #bedroomdecor #rusticelegance #whiteoak #frenchbedrooms #alderdoor #stikwood #hamptons #romanticdecor #whitebedrooms #interiordesign

Antique Sconces & Swedish Chandelier in Closet Oddly Enough

Belgian Linen Slipcovered Armchair, Parisian Gate Bronze Lamps, Cushions on Bed, Distressed Canvas Pillows on Bench Restoration Hardware

Campaign Table (find here), Teak 3-Legged Stool, Piu Belle Coverlet (find here), Shams, Donna Karan Lined Curtain Panels HomeGoods

White French country cottage bedroom with Stikwood (hamptons) statement wall, white oak hardwood, and rustic alder doors. #hellolovelystudio #frenchcountry #bedroomdecor #rusticelegance #whiteoak #frenchbedrooms #alderdoor #stikwood #hamptons #romanticdecor #whitebedrooms #interiordesign

More Shopping Resources

Decorative Oil Rubbed Bronze Curtain Hardware, Baseboards and Door Trim Lowe’s

Bed, Nightstands, Dresser: Vintage Chris Madden, which I glazed with Benjamin Moore’s Revere Pewter (satin) diluted with water

White French country cottage bedroom with Stikwood (hamptons) statement wall, white oak hardwood, and rustic alder doors. #hellolovelystudio #frenchcountry #bedroomdecor #rusticelegance #whiteoak #frenchbedrooms #alderdoor #stikwood #hamptons #romanticdecor #whitebedrooms #interiordesign

Lace Dust Ruffle Garnet Hill

Vera Wang Sheets, Cases Kohl’s

Leaning Floor Mirror Home Depot

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French Wire Laundry Basket, Matelasse Bench Covers, Upholstered Benches, Wood Candlesticks, Vintage Dresser in Closet Vintage

White French country cottage bedroom with Stikwood (hamptons) statement wall, white oak hardwood, and rustic alder doors. #hellolovelystudio #frenchcountry #bedroomdecor #rusticelegance #whiteoak #frenchbedrooms #alderdoor #stikwood #hamptons #romanticdecor #whitebedrooms #interiordesign

French Poem Stencil on Dresser Mirror Royal Designs

Wall Color: Benjamin Moore “White” which is almost exactly like: BEHR ULTRA PURE WHITE

White French country cottage bedroom with Stikwood (hamptons) statement wall, white oak hardwood, and rustic alder doors. #hellolovelystudio #frenchcountry #bedroomdecor #rusticelegance #whiteoak #frenchbedrooms #alderdoor #stikwood #hamptons #romanticdecor #whitebedrooms #interiordesign

Thanks for the Encouragement!

If you are still reading…wow…so thankful you are on this journey with us toward completion–chronicling these adventures has energized us and kept us accountable.

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Thank you. Really. Thanks for tuning in.

White French country cottage bedroom with Stikwood (hamptons) statement wall, white oak hardwood, and rustic alder doors. #hellolovelystudio #frenchcountry #bedroomdecor #rusticelegance #whiteoak #frenchbedrooms #alderdoor #stikwood #hamptons #romanticdecor #whitebedrooms #interiordesign

Care to see our master bath reveal?
Find all the fixer upper adventures right here.

White French country cottage bedroom with Stikwood (hamptons) statement wall, white oak hardwood, and rustic alder doors. #hellolovelystudio #frenchcountry #bedroomdecor #rusticelegance #whiteoak #frenchbedrooms #alderdoor #stikwood #hamptons #romanticdecor #whitebedrooms #interiordesign

Thanks so much Pacific Entries and Stikwood
for partnering with me on this before and after
and creating such gorgeous product.

I independently selected products in this post—if you buy from one of my links, I may earn a commission.

Peace to you right where you are.

-michele

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White Slipcovered Sofa
French Basket
Courtney Lamp Base
Antique Chinese Wood Rustic Round Stool
French Country Bed
Tuscan Terracotta Urn Vase
Round Farmhouse Table
Rustic Reclaimed Elm Cabinet
Deconstructed Wingback Bed
French Farmhouse Dining Table
Milagro Heart
Linen Slipcovered Chairs
Rustic Farmhouse Stool
Edgecombe End Table
Silver Rectangle Accent Table
Black Metal Accent Table
Galvanized Console Table
Gabriel Chevron Quilt Set
Metal Martini Table
Marble Subway Backsplash in My Kitchen
French Wire Laundry Basket
White Ruffle Bedding
White Linen Club Chair
Handmade Sunburst Mirror
Wide Pine Sideboard
Linen Napkin Set
French Country Lamp
Venetian Mirror
French Lidded Baskets
French Panel Mirror
Distressed White French Country Chandelier
Antique Chinese Weathered Bench
French Country Headboard
Oval Back Counter Stool, Set of 2
Antique Brass Pharmacy Floor Lamp
Linen & Burlap Tufted Ottoman
Gertrude Wood Bench
Italian Candelabra Chandelier
Colleen Slope Arm Linen Chair Set
White Ruffle Quilt Set
French Louis Style Arm Chair
Avignon Coat Rack With Hooks
Round Farmhouse Dining Table
Reclaimed Wood Dresser
Louis Upholstered Bench
French Accent Chair
Pamela Arm Chair
Sweater Weave Basket
French Wood Chandelier
Terracotta Pots & Basket
French Country Wood Chandelier
French Linen Dining Chair
Gustavian Cabinet
French Farmhouse Dining Table
Bar Stool
Beachy White Slipcovered Sofa
Rattan Armchair
Diptyque Oyedo Candle
Cross Back Dining Chair
French Country Candle Holder
French Industrial Metal Chairs (4)
Designer Favorite Wall Mirror
Holborn Lantern Pendant
French Country 6-Light Chandelier
Rustic End Table
French Country Upholstered Arm Chair
Cedar & Blossom Candle
French Ticking Stripe Pillow
Jute Area Rug
French Candle Style Chandelier
Rustic Industrial Farmhouse Shelves
Belgian Linen Sofa
White Ruffle Bedding
Rustic Wood Candlestick Set
French Market Basket
Linen Modern Wing Chair
French Country Farmhouse Baskets
Concrete Pillar Table Lamp
Boheme Madera Bench
Belgian Style Lamp
Modern Farmhouse Lamp
White Slipcovered Sofa
Scrubbed Wood 5-Light Chandelier
Arched Champagne Wall Mirror
Moravian Star 1-Light Pendant
Highback Armchair
Mini Pendant Light
White Vase Set
Round Woven Placemat Set
Fireclay Farm Sink (Reinhard, 30″)
Matelasse Coverlet
Quilted Coverlet
Boheme Madera Bench
Belgian Linen Duvet Set
Round Marble Side Table
Rustic Pedestal Farm Table
Teak Farmhouse Stool
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31 Comments

  1. February 15, 2017 / 1:58 pm

    So gorgeous- what a journey you are on. That room must make you sigh with calmness every time you walk into it. You are so talented- as a designer and a writer. My thoughts and prayers are with you,your family and your dear parents at this difficult time.

    • February 15, 2017 / 5:55 pm

      thanks so much, ali, for your kindness and your prayers. i covet them, and am so grateful. xox

  2. February 15, 2017 / 2:51 pm

    The bedroom is so lovely and simple. I've Pinned the Stickwood wall…..such a brilliant product! Thanks for sharing!

    • February 15, 2017 / 5:56 pm

      thank you so much, toni. it's so fun to be joined on the journey! xox

  3. February 15, 2017 / 11:01 pm

    Michele your room is understated elegance and simplicty. I could move right in and feel perfectly at home there. YOu did a beautiful job. I will pray for your Mom and Dad, so sad to here they are both having health issues, I know it is so very hard on everyone. xoxo

    • February 16, 2017 / 3:08 am

      thanks so much for your continued kindness, kathysue. xox

  4. February 16, 2017 / 3:46 am

    Michele! It's so beautiful! I love the comment about the former sconces from mars… and the doors are insane. All of it… but that dust ruffle just adds that little piece that is irresistible. I've been so shut down on reading blogs, and reading this makes me miss you so much. I'm so glad I did. Glad you lived through that plane ride! Lord have mercy…

    xoxox's
    Cindy

    • February 16, 2017 / 5:09 pm

      i'm always happy to hear from you, friend. hahaha, there were sconces on the bathroom mirror from Jupiter too. (and i would read your blog twice a day if you decided to return) xox

  5. February 16, 2017 / 4:43 pm

    Those doors! Love what you've done Michele and see?….you survived!

    • February 17, 2017 / 10:24 pm

      yep, you would know! and we're stronger now! xox

    • February 18, 2017 / 1:37 am

      HELLO YOU ARE THE BEST AND WOW — SHIRLEY FROM THE WEST EAST NORTH OR SOUTH THERE ARE LOTS OF YOU BY THAT NAME YEAH MONTANA

    • February 21, 2017 / 4:58 pm

      thanks! and love the energy! xox

  6. February 21, 2017 / 5:20 pm

    Love this room! Does the stikwood product lay flat? I have the sample pieces and notice that they are curving….so wonder about your experience. Thanks

    • February 21, 2017 / 5:48 pm

      Hi Linda! They do lay flat. Of course the wall needs to be flat too! There was only one plank in the whole kaboodle I recall having to remove (in process) which wasn't curvy but just seemed to have a little more thickness and projection than the others, and as soon as we noted it, we peeled it off and placed another.

  7. March 13, 2017 / 1:12 pm

    I am in love with the bedroom makeover!! It is heroic, as all the work, but how romantic it turned out. My favorite thing might be those alder wood doors. I love alder wood. Going to look at your door link now.

    • March 13, 2017 / 11:53 pm

      thanks, friend! it feels very romantic. the doors bring a taste of honey! did you see the room in my lil video? it's here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=up8-iYWsr5A and i'll add it to this post because you get a much better sense of scale when you see it on vid. xox

  8. July 9, 2017 / 12:07 am

    This bedroom is so dreamy! From the door to the furniture. And yes, the lamp in your wall is so lovely. Anyone will surely be in love with this bedroom make over. Very elegant and absolutely amazing.

    • July 9, 2017 / 4:31 am

      thanks for the kindness, friend! 🙂

  9. Cheryl Godlewski
    July 30, 2018 / 9:29 pm

    Beautiful!! I would love details on how you glazed your bedroom furniture!
    Water/ paint ratio and what was your technique? Any other information would be appreciated.
    Your bedroom is so inviting and peaceful.

    Thank you!

    • michele
      Author
      July 30, 2018 / 9:40 pm

      Thanks so much. While I didn’t measure, it was likely 2 parts paint (Benjamin Moore Revere Pewter) to one part water. I used a small paintbrush for trim and lightly applied so I could layer it and not apply too much paint since one can always add more. I worked quickly and did not aim for perfection since I wanted it to appear aged.The antique white (very yellowish) glows through the grey. I finished it with a cream wax from Home Depot which is often the second step for chalk paint projects. Hope this helps. 🙂

      • Cheryl Godlewski
        August 16, 2018 / 7:52 am

        That’s a big help – Thank you!
        I do have a couple more questions 😏
        – What was the paint finish? Satin?
        – Did you brush the paint on and leave it? Or did you wipe off or dry brush off like a glaze?
        -Any special type of brush needed?
        I Do appreciate your help!
        Thank you for sharing your gorgeous home with us. You are such an inspiration!

        • michele
          Author
          August 16, 2018 / 8:10 am

          You bet! Yes – satin finish. I brushed it on with very little paint, a little more than a “dry brush” technique. I highly recommend testing this on the back side of a headboard or on a piece of wood. I used a 2″ Wooster shortcut brush. I need to do another project and snap photo of the process like the good bloggers do. This is how I usually roll: at 2 pm : “I think I’ll paint all the furniture in our room.” 2:15 pm : Search for paint and brush. 2:30 pm Start painting! All of those other steps of documenting never occur! Hope this helps!

          • Cheryl Godlewski
            August 16, 2018 / 10:16 pm

            Again – my thanks for this info! It will be a huge project since I first have to sand, prime and paint my set that is now 1980’s pine with lots of knots!
            I hope to start on this project this weekend!!
            Who knows – I may end up with a new bedroom set if I mess this up! 😉

          • michele
            Author
            August 17, 2018 / 9:11 am

            I hear you about the knots – I did not do such great prep before painting our oak beadboard in the main bath – oy! Happy painting this weekend, friend, and great attitude to cover all the bases! 🙂

  10. Jenni
    March 16, 2019 / 12:20 pm

    I love the natural look of the wood. Are they unstained? How did you finish them? We’ve bought alder doors and I’d like to keep a raw wood look, maybe with wax…? Also, your black egg knobs inspired me to buy the same style for our doors! Thanks so much!

    • michele
      Author
      March 17, 2019 / 12:55 am

      Yes – we didn’t stain the doors. They’re finished with a matte sealer only. We would have liked a less amber look, but now that we have lived with them, I love the warmth and they don’t seem out of place. I’m so glad you like the knobs – we still love the hand feel and the vintage look. Thanks so much for your kind words.

  11. March 19, 2020 / 1:56 pm

    This beautiful post showed up while looking for ideas on painting my bedroom furniture. Did you strip first? Your room is beautiful! I’m inspired to strip my alderwood kitchen cabinets of their dark walnut stain!

    • Michele
      Author
      March 19, 2020 / 10:26 pm

      Hi Jackie! So happy to have you here. No stripping or much thinking at all – it was sort of an impulsive project. I thinned BM Revere Pewter with water and brushed on a light coat so the antique white (a very yellow color) glowed through a little. I still love it. I think I still would have loved it too if I had just painted it solidly since I hated the yellowy color. Let me know if you decide to strip your cabinets – big fan here of rustic alder!

  12. Terrianne
    June 15, 2020 / 9:02 pm

    Hello, What stain color are the doors? Did you finish them yourself?
    Looks so good! We are in the process of building a house. So many decisions!!

    • Michele
      Author
      June 15, 2020 / 9:12 pm

      Hi there. We didn’t stain them – just a coat or two of clear poly. We like the natural look, and years later we still love these doors!

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