Hello everyone! Its been a while since I have posted. Chris and I just recently started over from the beginning with watching Downton Abbey, and I can't lie it's really been occupying my time in the evenings once Johnny goes to bed. Anyway, this past weekend Chris and I were finally able to wrap things up in Johnny's new bedroom. I'm going to share with you some before and after pictures, and I will fill you in on all things design and decorating! This was a fun one :)
When we got started, I had a pretty good idea of the look I was going after, and that was to keep everything light and neutral like the rest of our home. I always start by picking one space, or piece to focus on in the room and then let the rest fall into place. On this project I chose the wall where Johnny's dresser would be going.
When we bought our home the wall was covered in a textured wallpaper. Seeing this wall as an accent wall sort of inspired me to come up with an accent wall of our own. Since I naturally like to add lighting wherever possible, we planned to stud the wall out so we could add wall sconces. Once we had the wall paper down we realized the wall wasn't in the best shape so, Chris made the decision to tear the wall out and start over. That is what brought us to this point...
One of the most fascinating things about rehabbing old homes is finding things like this. Never would I have guessed there were originally two door ways behind this wall. We came up with a few ideas as to how things were originally laid out, but I guess we really wont ever know for sure! Back to the wall.....When it comes to ship lap I'm not saying I DON'T like it when it's horizontal I just personally like it best when it is vertical. The vertical shiplap has a more country cottage feel, while the horizontal looks more modern farmhouse. Personal preference it just depends on your style. So, vertical shiplap is what we went with. With that being said, Chris dove right in. He ran the wire, hooked up the electric for the wall sconces then started hanging the 1x6 boards. Chris then put his final touch on the room by adding crown molding. This is something he added in everyone room he did at our previous home. It quickly became his staple of completion. Then comes my turn. Decorating.
When decorating, I prefer to go "themeless". For Johnny's room I used a mixture of old furniture and antiques, along with new light fixtures. I wanted his room to have a timeless look to it.
So here you have it, Johnny's new bedroom! I shared links below pictures for where the lights can be purchased. I hope you enjoy! :)
We purchased this dresser a few years ago from a store in St. Louis called The White Rabbit. We used it on our previous home in Johnny's nursery.
When I said I like to go "themeless" when decorating I hesitated to get this piece, but once I had it at home and held it next to the wall sconces I knew it had to stay.
These lights are actually exterior wall lights purchased from Lowes.
This adorable antique laundry basket came from our local antique shop Keil's Antiques. I intended on using it for laundry, but I think I like it best to store Johnny's blankets.
Last, but not least! The main light. To be honest this was the hardest thing for me to figure out in this whole project. I obsess over crystals and chandeliers, and knowing that wasn't going to be an option for a two year old boys room was a bit of a struggle to accept ;) when I started looking I knew I wanted some sort of a pendant style light. Finding one that looked old and distressed wasn't as easy as I thought it would be. Then I came across this adorable Old Factory Pendant Light from farmhousefreshhome.com. This light completed the project.
I will be posting more photos of his new room in the days to come. Thank you for stopping in. I hope you all were able to find some inspiration. <3