When I shared the milk painted dresser last week, many of you noticed that the bed crown was finished and up! My mom and I worked on that as well as sewing some pillows for the bed in the master bedroom.
Several readers have asked to see the entire bedroom and I will show it soon, but it’s not quite finished, yet! I still have a few more finishing touches before the final reveal. Here is a preview of the bed crown and the new pillows, though…
Now, I realize that a bed crown is going to be far too fussy, formal, and French for some and that’s okay. If it is, then don’t put one in your room! For my space, it’s the perfect solution to a tall, arched headboard in a room with 8′ ceilings. The space created between the bed and ceiling was pretty awkward to fill and looked a little unfinished without anything. Square, rectangle, or even oval/circular art wouldn’t fit with the arch of the headboard. I considered an arrangement of plates, with is my go-to for this sort of decorating dilemma, but I thought a bed crown would fill the space batter and provide an opportunity to add more pattern and texture.
I used THIS kit from Etsy (30″ in white), which made it very easy to make and install. I just hemmed each fabric panel and sewed a rod pocket on top. I also bought some French curtain tiebacks from Etsy to hold the panels back.
We made the Euro pillow covers out of inexpensive blue linen and one of my splurges – a very Provincial-style blue and white print from Lisa Fine Textiles.
We also made a pillow out of the aviary toile with a blue & white checked box-pleated border.
I love how the box pleat turned out as well as how all of the fabrics play together. (I ended up with one seam facing out instead of in, but done is better than perfect, so I just went with it!)
I don’t know if you noticed in the reflection of the mirror over the dresser, but I also put one of my original oil portraits in an antique frame and hung it on the wall…
I’m trying to get better about hanging my own artwork on the walls and I now have nine pieces hung around the house, so I’d say I’m getting much better at it!
I hope to do more portraits as we go into the winter and I don’t have so many home projects going on! (I just finished the beams and bathroom cabinets over the weekend, so all of the large projects are finished!)
I love working on all of these finishing details, like the pillows and bed crown, that make this large room look more cozy and customized.