I probably say this about so many rooms, but this room is actually my favorite. I love everything about it. The size, the furniture, the Halloween colors, the whole vibe. There’s been a few tweaks since last look and I’m here with them all. Changes include a new (to us) highboy dresser, a new ceiling fan, new nightstands, a new humongous bed, and amazing new wallpaper in the dressing room area! (All sources at end)I’d been unsuccessfully looking for a vintage highboy dresser since we moved in and as I was getting prepared to pay dealer rates, I found this one tucked away in a bedroom at a random, crappy estate last year that I almost drove past. It is by Red Lion and is marked as a sample on the back. I haven’t been able to find many examples of these (just this one on Chairish), but I do know mine didn’t have original knobs so I replaced the mediocre existing ones with giant vintage copper rounds.
A new and bigger mattress has been a HUGE upgrade. I was hesitant to go so huge and indulgent, but this large room can take a king and we are so happy with our insanely comfortable bed. One day we will get around to building a frame/headboard with floating nightstands, but for now this vintage cane headboard by Calvin Furniture and these nightstands from Target (found for $20 on sale) are stellar stand-ins.I love our dressing room new wallpaper so much. It really works with the bedroom.I blabber on and on about our new ceiling fan here. It is this one, and then I painted it/have issues… (And I’m trying out that clock from my son’s room but don’t think I’m loving it in here.)
Orange door is still going strong. I am obsessed with it to this day. The ONLY thing I would change is having a wall of sliders out to the backyard. All house things are possible, so maybe one day!? (Do you believe that? I do wholeheartedly, and I think it gets me into dumb house situations that other people don’t seem to find themselves in….)
wallhanging – DIY | low dresser – vintage Lane | tall dresser – vintage Red Lion | painting – me
wallpaper – Norwall | black accent wall – Behr Stealth Jet | orange door – Behr Fireglow
We are nearing the end of the journey in here:
Remove so much wallpaper Remove old shutters Hang bamboo blinds Paint walls/ceiling/trim Paint black wall Install sconces Paint backyard door
- New ceiling fan
Replace light switches
- Paint pocket door between bedroom and dressing room…accent or boring white?
- Install hardwood floors maybe
- Black grasscloth for the black wall
- Build bedframe
- Build a screen door for backyard door (done!)
I’m not sure why we are incapable of sealing the deal on any one room, but we are *so* close this time! We actually just put in a screen door right after I photographed these, so I’ll share that soon (here it is!). And this week I’m hoping to hang black grasscloth on the black wall. I have the wallpaper, I just need to find the time to hang it. It won’t be a drastic change, but the heart wants what it wants and mine is forever stuck on grasscloth texture….
Thanks for looking at my bonkers room and for reading everybody! xoxo