Tuesday, October 19, 2010

A Sign, A Painting & A Renovation!


Fall has definitely settled in here in South Jersey.  It's been beautiful and crisp every morning - I can even see my breath!  Love that!!!  I'm in between innings of the Phillies game and wanted to post some changes I recently made to my cottage-style Master Suite.  


I spotted a beautiful sign on Kim's blog (Savvy Southern Style) a while back and was so happy to finally be able to order one for myself.  It's from Paula at Castle and Cottage, a blogger who makes the most amazing signs and sells them on her Etsy store.  She does custom designs too in all different shapes and sizes.  






This is how it looks over our built-in headboard.




Before I just had some decorative plates in this place.




I like the sign much better.




I also recently changed the wall over my hope chest.  Here is the before.




I purchased this painting from CSN for a very reasonable price using a gift card I received for doing a review  recently.




I love how this looks against the sage color on the wall - very monochromatic and subtle.




Then I switched out the top of the hope chest.




I moved the venetial mirrors to the dresser area and brought in a different lamp from another room.




Here's what this area looked like before:






Rich and I are in the process of renovating our master bath, which is right to the left of the dresser area above.  We are taking our time with this renovation, doing a little bit at a time.  Here's some of the progress so far.




The light fixture is new.  We removed a cumbersome medicine cabinet which left a gaping hole in the wall and replaced it with two mirrors, adding a smaller medicine cabinet to the side - a yard sale find for only $7! 




Then Rich painted the walls a taupe color.


My initial plan was to replace the two existing vanity bases with one large one, but the width of the existing counter top combined with the location of the sinks makes this next to impossible.  I decided to use what we have and modify.  Our existing cabinets are of course dated, but in excellent condition.  The plan is to replace the doors with new white ones and Rich worked his magic in the open space in the middle.




This was actually my idea, but Rich always brings my ideas to life.


We added beadboard to the back and sides, a shelf in the middle and a base at the bottom using moulding to make it all look built in and unified!




Voila!


This is just primer and I will be painting it white tomorrow.  So far so good!


Next up is the counter tops.  Our good friend Tom sells/installs granite and will be doing the job for us.  I'm going to go with a neutral granite in beige to tie in the existing beige tile around the spa tub.


After that we will be putting in porcelain floors in a neutral beige. 


That's it for now!  Thanks for checking in and enjoy the rest of your week!
xoxo,
Kim

39 comments:

sissie said...

Beautiful bedroom and I love the headboard and every little detail.

hugs
Sissie

Linda said...

I love your bedroom changes and I'm looking forward to seeing your bathroom, too, it's really looking lovely, too! XO

Shelia said...

Hi Kim! OH, your bedroom is gorgeous and the sign is so pretty and looks perfect! Your entire room is lovely and I like your style!
Oh, we've just redone our bathroom! I love what your hubby did to the little open space. We have a space like that and I wish we'd done that. I guess I still could.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Blondie's Journal said...

Your bedroom is every bit the cottage style that I love! That headboard is so cool. I love Paula's signs and have two up at the lake...I think I could have one in every room!

Your bathroom is going to be stunning! I love the description of what you have planned and can't wait to see all of your hard work finished. Best of luck!

XO,
Janie

Ticking and Toile said...

Your room is beautiful!! Love that little sign and everything else!!!

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

Loving your bedroom! You bath reno is going along wonderfully!!
Hugs,
Penny

Jess said...

Everything at your house is so pretty. I want to live in your house ha ha. There is something about making even subtle changes that gives your home a new energy. Love it!

Kimberly said...

Love your bedroom!!! You have a beautiful home.

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Your bedroom is so pretty! looking forward to seeing your finished bathroom redo. Be careful breathing that paint! I would love to have my main bath redone.

Betsy B. said...

Love the all white in the bedroom. I kinda have a thing for that too. Good job on the bathroom cabinets. I can't wait to see more of your redo.

Donna said...

Your bedroom is beautiful, Kim1 I really love your headboard, and the bedding looks so luxurious! The sign is perfect, live it! And I really love your lamps,too! Great job!

Jemsmom said...

Wow!!!! Subtle changes, but what a difference! Your bathroom looks wonderful! What is the color on the walls? So pretty!

Sailing Simply said...

Your bathroom changes are looking great! I can't wait to see the whole thing finished, with the new countertop. That sign over your bed looks really good too. I love the wreath on your headboard. Your room is transforming beautifully!

Anita @ GoingALittleCoastal said...

I love your bedding. Looks so comfy. Your changes in the bedroom look great.

The bathroom is really coming along. I like how you are making the two vanities seem like one. I'm sure it will look so good in the end. I can't wait to see it.

Brittany said...

Love the sign! The bathrooms' looking good - it's gonna be pretty when you get done with it!

Debbie said...

Looking awesome Kim! I really love your bedroom and how the sign looks. You guys are doing an amazing job on your bath...all your hard work will pay off soon.

Lisa @ Fern Creek Cottage said...

I really like the changes you've made to your already lovely bedroom! The new sign is 2.die.4. Love it! How exciting to be renovateing the master bath. I'm sure it will turn out great!!

Marla @ Always Nesting said...

Kim, it's all beautiful!! Love all the white.

Mimi said...

Beautiful bedroom, Kim. The master bath is going to be gorgeous when done.

Kristin said...

Love all your updates! I just have to say: seeing your bed makes me want to take a flying leap into it! :-) I'm headed up to your neck of the country next week. Boston actually. So close...yet so far... Save some fall for me up there, k?

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Kim this is all just awesome girl...I love what you did to your bedroom and bathroom...all the white is so cool looking girl...How's that baby boy baking girl do you feel Ok...Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Vanessa said...

Hi! I just found your blog through a comment you left over at Always Nesting and I just absolutely love it and can't believe I haven't been over here yet!!! Your bedroom is just lovely and the rest of your home is gorgeous too. I am enjoying looking over your past posts and I'm now a new follower! :-) Stop by sometime and say "hi" if you get a chance!
Vanessa

Vanessa said...

Oh My Goodness Kim! I just read your comments and had to come back over because that is so crazy that we have the same dining room set!!! Kindred spirits for sure! I just wanted to let you know that I am adding you go my blogroll. I have been looking around for ones to add that reflect more of my own style and yours is right up my alley! Thanks for coming over and saying hi and becoming a new "friend/follower"!
Vanessa

Darlene said...

It's all so calming and beautiful. Love the sign. It's amazing what a big difference little changes make!

Becca said...

I love the changes in your bedroom! The sign is so pretty and looks perfect above your headboard. Your master bath is going to be beautiful when complete and how you'll enjoy those shelves! So inspiring ... thanks for sharing! *Becca*

Petie@inspirednesting.com said...

Your bedroom is beautiful, it looks so peaceful and relaxing! I love the sign...I'm headed to that sight now to see if there's one for my kitchen.

Looking forward to seeing the finished bathroom!

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

Kim, this all looks so gorgeous! You should have recommended that we keep Kleenex nearby for all the drooling we'd be doing on this post! Just stunning, dear!

Big TX Hugs,
Stephanie
Angelic Accents

Kristi said...

I LOVE your master bedroom! It's just beautiful! And I'm cracking up because I just ordered our bath cabinets for the new house and we have seperate vanities connected by a shelf for towels just likeyours!! LOL Great minds think alike:)
Kristi

Gloria (The Little Red House with the White Porch) said...

Everything looks so beautiful! I love everything you have -- all of your little items around the room are gorgeous and so complimentary to each other. And your new sign looks spectacular too! I love the white, but don't know how the heck you keep everything so clean. :)
Best,
Gloria

Artist Terri Smith said...

Oh Kim..everything is coming together so nicely! Love the Bead-Board Lining..What An Awesome Idea! And The New Sign In The Master Is Beautiful! Looks Wonderful Positioned Over The Headboard! Can't wait to see The Bathroom When It's Completed! Hope everyone's well..Love & Friendship,Terri

Jennifer said...

Oh my gosh!!! what a beautiful romantic room!!! no wonder you have a baby on the way!!! fist pump to that!!!! ;)

Tara said...

Loving your room..I'm currently doing a little redo to our master bedroom as well..Please feel free to pop over and keep track of my improvements..xx

happeningswithLana said...

Really a nice room. I love the headboard. Can't wait to see the finish bath area.

fairfieldhousenj.com said...

Kim,

Isn't it funny that the smallest changes can have the biggest impact? Love what you did in the bedroom. The sign is gorgeous. Thank you for sharing the link. You and Rich are taking on your bathroom like we did ours -- when time permitted. (We are almost at the finish line!) Yours is looking good so far.

Deborah

Tracy's Trinkets and Treasures said...

I just love this room.

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Kim, I love that sign over your bed and your bedroom is beautiful. I love it. Great bathroom reno going there. Look forward to seeing it complete. Love the piece from CSN.

Susan said...

I am in love with your headboard! My youngest has been wanting a new one in her room and I might have to use yours for inspiration ;o)

I also love the changes to your bathroom. I think when you work with what you already have, you come up with something really unique.

tales from an oc cottage said...

Gorrrrrgeous!!!

m ^..^

Liz said...

The built in headboard is beautiful! I have been wanting to make my own headboard but the thought never crossed my mind that it could be done so beautifully!