Friday, August 21, 2009

pilgrim's place: bedroom before & after

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i have to admit, my bedroom is a real sanctuary for me. its a very light room, and even though i'm not being a morning person, i really love waking up there.

gradually i've been pulling together some treasures to make it an even lovelier place to wake
up, and just a few weeks ago i scored the pièce de résistance - a cane bedhead!
my grandma had one, when i was little, and i just loved how curly and pretty it was.

after some hardcore searching and some ebay-related patience i found one to fit our bed.
it isn't in perfect condition, but i knew with a coat of paint it would be good enough for me!

so, enough chat! time for the before and after eye candy!

before...

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and after....

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i'm so happy with how it turned out. it was a full day of spraying, and waiting, and spraying some more, and my flip-flops got a bit ruined (oops) but it was worth it. i feel like the room is complete now!

what do you think?

14 comments:

Sara said...

it's amazing!! I LOVE it, and usually i am not so fond of cane. But that really works well, and I love the bedspread, matches the bed head nicely. Where did the bed spread come from?

Pilgrim Lee said...

thanks sara! i'm not a cane person either really, but the bedheads are so groovy! the bedspread is lovely. its appliqued and embroidered -it came from a local home shop about 2yrs ago, but its KAS brand, so it wasn't rare.

Sara said...

it's stunning. for awhile at uni i had a lot of friends who worked at Holy Sheet, the discount bedding was a brilliant way to build up my sheets! But alas, our bedspread is dying...rips from the cat here and there I think. It was a KAS too. might have to wait for the next round of sales.

yep, the cane bed head is awesome. so good painted that yellow too. well worth the wait/effort!

paintergirl said...

awesome - so you!

Pilgrim Lee said...

thanks gemma!

strawberry lemonade girl said...

Oooooh pilgrim my luv this is AWESOME. I love the colors (that green with the orange and pink/red touches. soooo good). That cane head board is inspired. I really love it!!

Pilgrim Lee said...

thanks alex! :) all the color inspiration came from the lampshades, they were made from wallpaper by drawflowers on etsy.

Pip Lincolne said...

The bed-head is VERY 'That Girl' - so adorable and sunny, just like you! xx

petapledger said...

I love it! It's really inspiring.

Thank you to Pip for Tweeting about this. x

Pilgrim Lee said...

pip, aww thank you! and thanks for the shout-out :D

petapledger, thank you too. previously i've had really blah bedrooms, so it feel good to have a finished room. makes me happy!

Anna Bartlett said...

Love your styling, and the tiel artworks too! Am planning a similar transformation in my lounge room, there must be something in the air...

Pilgrim Lee said...

thanks anna! could it be spring? we're all coming out of hibernation and decorating! ;)

EmilyKate said...

Ooooh, lovely! All the bright yellow is so poppy and fun. I found your blog thru the meetmeatmikes, luv it ;o

Pilgrim Lee said...

thanks so much emilykate! meetmeatmikes rocks!

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