Here’s the second installment in my house tour. This is the second bedroom upstairs. You may remember the Toile bedroom I showed you little while back. Both of these bedrooms are upstairs in our house which I really like. Because they’re upstairs I can close them off when they’re not in use, since our first floor is set up with everything we need for daily living. Then when the kids come home there is space for them spread out…and they do.
This is the furniture my sweetie and I used in our master bedroom for years and years. You may remember when I showed you our master bedroom at the old house. I love this furniture! We got it while we were stationed in Germany at a flea market in France. It’s sounds so shi-shi-foo-foo when I say that, but it really wasn’t. We lived about 20 miles or so from the border of France so it was just like driving over to the next big town. And the flea market really was a flea market, nothing fancy. None the less, we were able to score an awesome deal on this antique furniture. It is made of solid oak. It’s really heavy and the style, to me, has stood the test of time. After we got it home from buying it I found an old french newspaper from the 1930′s in the drawer of the nightstand used as liner paper. I saved it because I thought it was so cool. I’m weird about nostalgia like that.
Anyway…just like in the other bedroom upstairs I tried to work with decor elements I already had. The only things I purchased for this room were the curtains, large brown Euro shams, and the brown dust ruffle. Everything else was re-purposed from the old house.
This little chandy came out of Halie’s old room.
This is the view as you walk into the room. As you come up the stairs this doorway into the room is straight in front of you.
I would LOVE to have a plush area rug in this room, but as long as little Miss Molly decides to mark every corner of our home as her personal water closet that will have to wait. One day… She’s cute but she is the D.E.V.I.L.
These stained glass windows hung between the kitchen and family room at our old house. I had a hard time figuring out where to put them in this house. I love them, but really couldn’t find a suitable place downstairs to hang them. Since the colors in the windows match the theme colors of this bedroom I decided to put them in here. Glad I did
I love the carving detail on this furniture, don’t you? You will probably notice that the night stands don’t match. This set only came with one nightstand, the one on the right. We found the second one at another flea market. I thought it was similar enough to coordinate, and we’ve used them together for-evah. You will definitely notice that the nightstand on the right has a chintzy ceramic knob on the drawer. The antique, pewter hardware, drawer pull went “missing” in our move. I’m still on the lookout for a replacement.
I love this little reading corner.
This little antique cane chair is a hand me down from my sweet in-laws. We have a pair of them that they gave us years ago. After really using the chairs at our old house, with calamities (one a person went through and on the other a back-pack went through); I decided that from now on I would just use them for decorative purposes. The caning is too pretty, and too difficult to repair, to face certain destruction with our rough and tumble family.
Fortunately this big armoire comes apart for easy moving. It’s like a 3D jigsaw puzzle, but you’d be amazed at how it all fits together with no screws or anything.
…one day I WILL have nice rugs.
Here is a close up the drapery panels. The brown panels from Halie’s old room fell apart when I washed them for the move. I got these at Pier One on clearance. Sadly, I don’t think they carry this pattern anymore. They’re brown silk and are lined. The colors of the polka dots go perfectly with the colors in this room. And who doesn’t love polka-dots?!
As you can see, I’ve got plenty of room for visitors. Hope to see you soon.
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