Category Archives: Master Bedroom

Linen Love

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When does a passion become an addiction you say? Heck if I know. I am pretty sure I have crossed over the line. Sign me up for a recovery program.

I have always collected vintage tablecloths, aprons, curtains and fabrics. Most windows in my home are covered with vintage or reproduction bark cloth. My kitchen table sports a never-ending supply of colorful vintage tablecloths in fun prints.

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I even have a vintage laundry bag. They are great to stick in your suitcase and corral dirty clothes while you are on vacation.

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But this new obsession with vintage bedding is a recent problem that started off kind of innocently.  A few months back I decided that I wanted new (but vintage-y) bedspreads for our master bedroom and guest room. I jumped on Etsy and found 2 NOS Bates bedspreads.

The guest room search yielded a simple turquoise and very dark brown (almost black) plaid. This room is painted turquoise and the window valances are an atomic/ Tiki inspired bark cloth in brown, black, aqua, pink and maize. This simple bedspread would fit the bill and allow me to go a little crazy on sheets and pillowcases.

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My master bedroom is painted Caribbean Coral and the curtains are an atomic bark cloth in brown, orange, green, gold and black. I decided that “earth tones” bedding would go great with those. My problem (or so I thought) was going be to finding vintage bedding to match. Boy was I wrong! Groovy florals. Mod geometrics. Atomic stars. I was having a ball!

After several weeks of online and thrift store buying, I have enough sheets, blankets, pillowcases and throw pillows to mix and match for several months and never repeat the same look twice. A good problem to have, no?

I will show you a little of my haul.

A NOS blanket found on Etsy, hanging on the line after a quick wash:

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I love the geometric top sheet and pillowcases. They remind me of the Flintstones!

Here is the Bates bedspread I found in earth tones.

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The starburst top sheet below is just too cool. I also purchased one in another colorway for the guest room.

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I guess I just like to have plenty of “choices”.

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Check back soon to see what else I have stuffed into this linen cabinet.

 

 

 

 

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A Quick Review of Paint Colors

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Now I can say it:

Every single room in our ranch home has been painted. Walls, ceilings, trim, floor, windows, doors,  you name it.  If it COULD be painted it HAS BEEN painted. Inside and out.

We have used the Sherwin Williams Suburban Modern Collection as our palette. That kept it pretty simple and avoided hauling multiple paint chips home to agonize over. And besides: it is just paint.

Here is the new paint scheme on the original (we think) 1951 garage door using white, Caribbean Coral and Harvest Gold:

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Caribbean Coral in the Master bedroom:

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Harvest Gold in the living room, entry and hallway. All of the doors and trim are white:

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Chelsea Gray in the 3/4 bath:

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Pinky Beige in the office:

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Aqua in the guest room and kitchen. This is not a true Sherwin Williams color. It is a cross between Holiday Turquoise and Burma Jade:

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The entire basement has been painted Chelsea Gray and Classic French Gray:

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The front and back door are also Caribbean Coral.  Someday I want a true mid-century door.

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The basement floor has an Epoxy floor paint the equivalent of  Plymouth Green: 

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All of the ceilings (in rooms where the wall color and ceiling are not the same) are Porcelain:

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It feel so good to have everything freshly painted and CLEAN.  The prep work was unreal. We had to remove stickers,  scotch tape, sloppy caulk  and bad patch jobs before we could even prime anything.

Now on to the next project: decorating the newly remodeled basement!

Enjoy the springtime everyone!

Atomic / Tiki Drapes Round Out the Master Bedroom

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We are finally finished in the master bedroom.

Just this morning, I finished making the drapes and got those hung. Take a look:

The walls are Caribbean Coral from the Sherwin Williams Suburban Modern Collection. That tension pole lamp was picked up from a local resale shop. It matches my Tiki theme perfectly.

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The only retro looking  fan we could afford:

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The bedding was on clearance at Target last fall.

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Another shadow box for my collection.

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Some of my Tiki themed finds:

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Here is a close up of the drapery fabric. I got it on Ebay for a great price. It is an  Atomic 50’s reproduction from 2002.  I wanted to coordinate with my green and yellow pottery pieces, the coral on the wall and that funky orange and green pole lamp!

It was a dream to work with. Heavy enough to drape nicely and light enough to make the sewing simple.

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What do you think folks? Have I hit the mark with this room?