Cottage Bedroom Redo | Art & Bed

The art for the cottage bedroom redo is moving along…faster than I thought, so that is good.  The painting to go over the bath tub is almost finished.


My apologies to real landscape painters.  I wanted the painting to be mainly sky–something kinda dreamy for tub soaking.

The other little painting is a collage piece made from strips I cut from an old survey left in the house when we bought it.  This is it in the beginning…I’m still wrestling with it, and when I triumph over it (I hope), I’ll share photos.


After I finish this post, I will work on my little watercolors while the kids and I watch The Christmas Carol…a little late, but whatever.

Now, prepare your eyes.  This is the bed I ordered from Overstock.  I will take the bedding, uh, in a different direction.

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The prelude to this story is sad.  I found the most gorgeous vintage brass bed on Craigslist (in king, so rare), but I couldn’t fit it in my car and by the time I found wheels that could, I lost that puppy (I know, Master Craigslisters, I did so many things wrong here).  It wasn’t a good week.

For the bed, I had ruled out wood (too much on floor and ceiling) and painted wood (too many painted pieces in the room).  And, ick, an upholstered bed would look nice and soft but would be totally grody in a rental.  Metal seemed like the perfect solution.  So I was completely crestfallen to lose this brass bed, and new was too expensive for the budget.  But this bed from Overstock had great reviews and the price was right.  I ordered knowing that I will need to apply some kind of decorative finish–probably soft black.  We’ll unpack it this weekend, and I’ll get to work.  I’ll let you know!

But it would be so fun in a bright color–did you see the bed painted green by Grace of A Storied Style?2013-01-08_0016

I’ll save the rug for the fabric post.  I hope to procure the fabric today!

Have a wonderful weekend, everyone!

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  1. my first thought was… ooh, ooh, ooh, paint it a fun color, the sky is the limit: olive, persimmon, a moody gray-blue…..
    Can’t wait to see what you decide!

    Who are these real landscape painters you are referring to????? {loving smack!}

  2. Love that dreamy cloud painting. Ah, I’m going to have to rent your cabin!! Great idea on the bed. And I did see that bedroom with the green bed – too cute. Definitely a fun idea. I hate when I miss CL goodies – which is quite often. It cuts deep. But I like your alternative, clever girl.

  3. I love the dreamy tub soaking picture! and also can’t wait to see what the room ends up looking like….

  4. Peggy says:

    I love metal bed frames. I gave Ron my brass king size bed frame about 15 years ago. Maybe you can sweet talk him. I’ve always loved the cottage!

  5. Donna says:

    Love the before but the after is wow. Nice job. Do you have an upholster in atlanta you could recommend?


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