Nest Tour: Moody Glam Room Revealed
Well, in only 5 weeks this room has come together.
Here’s what it looked like before.
When I just couldn’t take the bad yellow paint anymore, I came up with two options for the new look. And the Moody Glam Moodboard was born. It beat out Boho Chill, which never really had a chance.
All the colors in the room go back to the rug. I actually have a pair of them, and the second just got back from getting cleaned, so true confession–we still need to put it in the room. At which point I will no doubt update you. Navy, black, red, gold, ecru. Those are the colors I really wanted to focus on.
We debated on paint colors. I liked New Black by Valspar, but it seemed too black. Royal Navy by Valspar was too blue. We loved Francesca by Martha Stewart, but it was WAY too black. It’d be awesome on some interior doors, however, if you’re thinking about that. We ended up with Benjamin Moore’s Hale Navy. It was the moodiest of the shades we entertained and, we felt, the most sophisticated.
We rearranged the room, moving the bed (white bedding, Ikea throw pillow) to the large wall so we could have two nightstands. I brought up an old (cheapie) brass trunk from the basement. It’s filled with Baby-Sitters Club and Sweet Valley High books. And I placed the fat brass lamp on top of it. On the other side, I bought a $20 table from a flea market and painted it Martha Stewart’s Vermilion.
On that, I put this lamp that I bought at Goodwill, repainted and topped with a Target shade. I am stupidly excited about the mismatched pair of lamps. The fat brass lamp with the black shade which sits on a low table and the slimmer, black ginger jar lamp with a light shade that sits on a taller table. Standing at the door, with a little perspective, they are closer to the same height despite being drastically different sizes. I would say they are the Kim Kardashian and Kris Humphries of lamps, but we’re all tired of that nonsense, aren’t we?
1-2-3, back to the red table. The clock is from TJ Maxx years ago, which I painted white along the way. And the cute new pot is from Ikea. I loved the lace trim.
The kitty cat is Sadie’s. The artwork is Taylor’s. As is the elephant that hangs above the bed.
To the right of the table is where we moved the dresser. I’m still completely undecided about what to do with this. It’s not in the BEST shape. I don’t love the color. But I don’t hate it. The top is maple, but it has a smallish nail polish spill stain from 100 years ago. You guys have any thoughts?
I do know I love the mirrors. They were my grandmother’s and, while I miss seeing them from the hallway when I walk by—they were where the fat brass lamp is now—the navy wall is, as the Cars say, Just What [They] Needed.
Leeroy Jenkins is from Homegoods and got a paint job. The big vessel is from Kudzu Antiques. The cigar box is Taylor’s. We have a couple more on the etagere.
I was *sure* I was going to repaint this piece. Now? Not so certain. Your thoughts? The yellow does go with the rug and pulls from the paint-by-numbers that are signed by my great-grandfather, a former Somerville, MA Chief of Police who evidently benefitted from art therapy. The red pot is also an Ikea snag, and the artwork is from a cute shop in Tampa, Magnolia.
But a few more shots never hurt anyone.
I really love how all the black in the room–this shade, the luggage rack, the other black lamp—takes on some of the blue from the walls. And the room does not seem smaller, just more…interesting. Literally deeper.
Now, the last thing to do is to add a bedframe. Back in May I bought a Jenny Lind frame and am trying to strip the finish to the raw wood, then wax it. I really think it will be just the ticket in here. I tried to use Citrustrip to strip it with little success. Got any other suggestions? I’ve read good things about SmartStrip. With all the knobs and bumps, you can’t just sand it. Help a sister out, blog world.
But other than that (and the second rug), I’d say Moody Glam is dunzo.
Anyone remember this one from Sesame Street?
Happy Friday, Peeps.