My Country Farmhouse – The Master Bedroom


Flowers Flowers everywhere… The master bedroom has two big windows on either side of the room making it light and airy.  I removed the grey carpet and the dark red curtains that matched the wall paper. The doors have the original cast and marble hardware which takes about an hour to strip to the original look. But well worth it in the end.

It took around 10 hours to strip, wash, sand, prime and paint the walls. I used the Bearded Grey paint colour that I used in the guest bedrooms to keep it consistent.  The walls were in pretty good shape so it made this project fairly simple.  The room also has the bulkhead running up the back wall from the original fire place (which no longer exists) so it made furniture placement a little weird.

To hide the bulkhead I decided to make my own floor to ceiling reclaimed barn board head board.  Only a 15 minute drive from my house is a salvage shop that specializes in reclaimed local wood.  The boards I chose are a century old.  I measured the space and asked them to cut the boards to size so they would fit in my car and it made less work when I got home.  I ran support boards up the wall to fasten the wood to and purchased L brackets for even more support.  The project only took a couple hours once I got the hang of things.


When I first moved in to the house I found some extra floor boards in the barn that I made a vanity with.  The base was made from a cast iron sewing machine for $60.00.  It seems to blend in perfectly to the room.


Around Christmas this year I made two floating side tables using salvaged wood from a previous project and two mini crates from Giant Tiger for $8.00 each.  I painted the crates black and stained the top with a walnut finish.  They were super easy to mount using some screws. Above the tables I mounted some farmhouse sconces purchased from, they were $34.99 each.

The art, faux plants and curtains were purchased from HomeSense for just under $120.00.  And the beautiful brass mirror was from the Aberfoyle Antique Market for $35 (I think) as well as the little vanity stool for $10.00… The lovely dresser and mirror were from a local antique/second hand store that I had been going to since I was a child for $80.00 – It was the very last thing I bought before they closed a month after I got my house.

And since I didn’t feel like the bed looked right against the barnyard wall I decided to purchase a black metal frame headboard from for $89.99 and added two large furry pillows for $34.99 each from Urban Barn.


After all the decorating was done I realized that the closet was the ugliest part of the room and served little function having only one rod straight across.  Stay tuned for the converted walk-in closet. Once the closet is complete the only project left in the master bedroom will be flooring which will be complete at the same time as the rest of the house.


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