The Master Bedroom is undergoing some changes, as it does each season. It has been a couple of years since I pulled out the red accents, but this year, I found a quilt on sale at my local department store, and I fell in love with the soft reds. The patchwork squares are a little country, but I don't mind. I like it.
Everybody who blogs (nearly!) has this checkerboard quilt. I still love it, but decided the two could play well together. There was a set of wonderful really high thread count red sheets in a tone on tone stripe on sale, too, so naturally they had to join the party. Two patchwork shams pulled the bed together with what I already had.
Notice the two oval plates on the brackets? I found those at my neighbor's estate sale a couple months ago. They are red transferware, and one is Johnson brothers 'Old Britain Castles'. The other is unmarked.
The more I looked at the bed and the plates, I wanted to do more. Back I went to the sale, coupons in hand. Two throw pillows for the bench were next. (You may remember I slipcovered that a couple of years ago.)
Oops, I just noticed the OTT light! I have a goose-necked table light hooked over the bed head because it is a great reading light for one who is blind as a bat. I honestly meant to take it away before I took any photos, but I forgot. So sue me.
The black and white toile chairs were bugging me. I went back, thinking to get one more King quilt for slipcovers but there were none, so I bought a Queen. Once I laid out the chair cushions on it, I realized I needed much more fabric -- there are five big cushions for two chairs and a large ottoman. Back to the store. As luck would have it, I found one more Queen quilt. I started in the late Fall, stopping for a week or more when we had a funeral to deal with between TGV and Christmas. They were pinned and fitted, and I finally got the basics together. I have a little trim work planned and some soft red buttons at the corner pleats. Only one is sewn on! A bunch more to go...
A pillow is on the sewing table about half done to toss on the bergère, a very girly one with buttons and bows and creamy lace. However, I ran out of cream thread, so a trip to the store is on the agenda for tomorrow.
I am using the leftover quilt pieces for several little pretties which will be shared as they are finished. One thing I did finish is a lap quilt to keep my tootsies toasty. I had to piece the rounded corner areas from the scraps.
Notice the bed tray? Santa Claus!
The baker's rack-into-secretary project you have already seen here.
The duvet and king shams are Margaret Muir from a couple of years ago. The red lampshades I have had for a long time -- PB.
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There are three big project$ to be done in here. The first is the walls. I am having quite a time doing extensive painting or papering any more because of my knees, as well as any other projects which require going up and down a ladder. The plan is to stencil the walls in white, then glaze in white over the stencil, leaving the base coat as is. I am hoping this will work for a while which will enable me to change the color of the bedding and accents
when I get tired of the current one. In my stash I have several others, and it is nice to be able to change.
The other two major projects are hardwood floors and white silk drapery panels with bamboo blackout shades. The floor will probably be the last thing to happen. I really want the icky carpet gone, but I really hate major disruption, don't you?
I am joining the following parties this week --
Honey at 2805 for Potpourri Friday
Heather and Vanessa at At the Picket Fence for Inspiration Friday
Seasonal Sundays at The Tablescaper