salvaging a bedroom

Things are starting to feel more and more settled around our new permanent home.  Well you know that it is not actually new at all or new to us for that matter.  And the things in it aren’t new, of course.  You could have guessed that.  But the permanence of this home is what’s new.

architectural salvage bedroom

Today I am sharing how the old is pulled together to create a new salvaged, coastal bedroom.  This is one of my favorite places to relax.

I love all of the colors and textures…and also the view of the season changing out of the window that this bed faces. In fact, the previous owners oriented their bed on the adjacent wall which only left a view directly into the bathroom facing the toilet. Blech.  The back wall is all windows so it seemed obvious to face the bed in that direction.  I’ll share the window seat in another post…when we upgrade to top down shades.

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Naturally, I always go for loads of pillows covered in neutral solids.  However, I am not afraid to punch up the duvet with pattern.  For winter, I brought in this warm medallion duvet from Crate & Barrel.  The palette in here is so inviting…

architectural salvage bedroom

And that headboard is an old door that I updated a few years ago with paint, driftwood and starfish.

The vintage lamps are one of the best treasures the previous owners left behind in this house.  They needed an updated shade but, man, they are perfection.  Those oars are one of the first accessories I bought for this room and they’re still a fave.

architectural salvage bedroom

The furniture made the move with us.  It is part of my Grandmother’s French provincial bedroom suite.  After having all of the pieces living together in our guest room in the last house, I decided it would be better to break them up a bit.

Isn’t it funny how the finish on the night stands and dresser look like milk paint with antiquing wax?  It most likely is but I didn’t do it!  They’ve been finished this way for decades.  They’re a perfect fit here and are an inspiration for updating French pieces like this moving forward.

architectural salvage coastal bedroom

The driftwood shelf was salvaged a couple of years ago.  I added hooks recently for my necklaces.

The mirror is not dirty.  It’s called patina!  I love mirrors with this much wear on the glass but apparently others do not because it didn’t sell this summer.  I took it home from the shop and I am trying it in this space.  I am undecided on whether it is taking the coastal theme too far.  Is that even possible?  The Golden Girls set is what I am generally trying to avoid however this mirror doesn’t say Rose to me.

architectural salvage coastal bedroom

There’s always room to add more beach glass and shells that wash up…

coastal collection

The life-preserver I love.  And the columns were salvaged from an old Cape May home.  They’re kind of crazy town in here but they’re not going anywhere.  I like crazy.

And I’m obsessed with vintage chenille blankets especially in aqua.  This throw has been around awhile and is here to stay.

So that’s my happy place, friends.  Happy Tuesday!

architectural salvage bedroom

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Good morning friends and happy Monday! How was your weekend?  Our was filled with final wedding DIY projects and prep…mostly outside because it was gorgeous out.  I’m getting so excited for our wedding festivities!

In the meantime, a little eye candy for you…

We have this amazing pair of oak twin beds in!  Only one is pictured here but honestly there is a phenom pair.  So I cleaned them up and hydrated the wood with hemp oil from Miss Mustard Seed’s milk paint line which enriched the color and patina of the wood.  This hemp oil is the bomb.  I’ve used it for so many projects from hydrating wood like this to a top coat over paint on a porous surface and also in between layers of paint.

antique oak twin bed - pair available

Each bed comes with a solid antique oak headboard, foot board, side rails & slats.  All you need to do is add the mattress and box spring. Check out the detail on the foot boards…

antique oak twin bed - pair available

I pretty much love them and keep imagining a twin room featuring this pair of beds (only one bed is pictured).  So tell me, how would you style a room with these beds?  I pulled a few inspiration photos below of twin rooms.  (Please do not pin them from here, rather click the source link to take you to the original image.)

antique oak twin bed - pair available

Sophisticated Twin Guest Rooms

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Airy Feminine Twin Rooms…

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Neutral Masculine Twin Rooms…

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Which is your favorite look?  And are you in he market for a pair of smokin’ hot antique oak twin beds??