THE HOUSE ON COTTAGE GROVE BEDROOM RENO #2

Hi there! Thanks for stopping into the blog today where I’m featuring The House On Cottage Grove Bedroom Reno #2.

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There are 3 bedrooms upstairs in this home, all of which I envisioned as a haven for a family with young children and their friends. I showed you the Twin Bedroom on Monday in this post. So come on back upstairs with me for a tour of Bedroom #2. But first let me show you what the staircase leading to the bedrooms looked like when I bought the house.

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Honestly, can you believe it? Three different colors of paint and a tiny floral patterned wallpaper?

So I made quick work of that, replacing the wallpaper with beadboard, painting the walls in Natural Almond by Behr Premium Plus Ultra in Satin. We then installed a stair runner and used copper pipe as gripper rods. Now the trip upstairs is a pleasure.

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The bedroom I’ll be showing you today is located in a open area at the top of the stairs. On the landing is a built-in desk that used to look like this…

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Yikes, pretty bad! I did like the original vintage crystal drawer knobs however, and salvaged them.

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The wallpaper was removed and replaced with beadboard.

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And we painted the room.

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We installed a very pretty Crystal Floral Flush-Mount light fixture at the top of the stairs that I acquired for $399 from Horchow.

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Next we added this beautiful Geraldine Wall Sconce from Joss & Main (no longer available) at the bottom of the stairs.

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I purchased this interesting small chair for $10 at a church rummage sale. I thought it would be perfect for the built-in desk. So I removed the old upholstery…

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chalk painted it, and added a little distressing for good measure.

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Then I reupholstered the seat and voila, a new chair was born that was perfect for the space.

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And this is what the desk area looks like today.

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In the area adjacent to the desk I added a miniature table and chairs that I picked up at Bella’s Antiques and restored.

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Now we have a perfect place for tea with the animals.

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I acquired the adorable tin tea set here. I’m going to give one to my granddaughter for Christmas too.

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The table lamp and tray had been living in the house when I bought it so I gave them a fresh coat of paint too.

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I also painted a beautiful old mirror for the desk area.

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Now let me show you the the rest of the room in these BEFORE photos.

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The former owners called it The Violet Room for obvious reasons.

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So we began by stripping the walls of the wallpaper.

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Next we added beadboard and new trim around the windows and doors.

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The original hardwood floors were sanded, refinished and covered with paper for protection while the room was being finished.

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The walls and all the trim were then painted in a monochromatic fashion in Natural Almond by Behr Premium Plus Ultra in Satin.

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We added a beautiful ceiling-mount light fixture from Restoration Hardware, and I bought a vintage iron bed from my favorite mountain resource, Bella Antiques. And by the way, just look at the beautiful view from this bedroom window! It’s why I chose a green color scheme for this room, in an attempt to bring some of the beautiful forest green inside.

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The iron bed didn’t come with a framework so I had my carpenter build the frame to house a mattress, turning it into a daybed that could also be used for sleeping at night. And this is what it looks like today.

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Notice the small oval frame in the photo above? This was vintage needlework done by the original owner of the home. I wanted to preserve and use it for wall decor, but gave the frames a fresh coat of paint to update them. Now these two pretty pieces of handiwork can be enjoyed by another generation, while at the same time paying homage to the talented woman that created them in this very home many years ago. I showed you more of this process in a previous blog post entitled, How To Create Inexpensive DIY Wall Art.

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When I purchased the home it was filled with tea towels and all sorts of beautiful old linens.

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I wanted to find a way to use some of them in the restoration of the home. So I sewed one tea towel into a pillow for the daybed.

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I also sewed curtains for the windows, lining them with blackout fabric so the next owners of the home can enjoy sleeping-in in their new/old mountain home.

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And I sewed the duvet cover for the daybed along with an array of decorative pillows.

 

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In this room, as well as throughout the house, I used galvanized pipe and pipe fittings for curtain hardware. It’s inexpensive, heavy duty, and looks great in a vintage home like this. You can get the curtain rings with clips here.

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Finally I added a green area rug purchased here for the finishing touch.

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TODAY IS THE BROKER’S OPEN HOUSE! I am anxious to hear what they think of it. If you’re in the market for a lovely mountain home in Lake Arrowhead, California act now, as I think this one will go fast! Here is a link to the listing. And, please stay tuned for much more of my reveal of The House On Cottage Grove, coming soon.

So there you have it: THE HOUSE ON COTTAGE GROVE BEDROOM RENO #2

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Comments

  • Robert C

    I can’t stop laughing at the stairs. What a transformation you made. Great work Celia. Your attention to detail is extraordinary.

  • Hi Robert, yes, those stairs definitely were a joke and quite the laughing matter! So appreciate your kind words.

  • Kim Sellers

    Celia, we went to it today on Broker tour. Completely precious, you did an amazing job!!!

  • Dear Kim, thank you ever-so-much for visiting the house today. So happy that you liked it!

  • Ah, thanks Jillian!

  • Thank you. Good vibes are definitely appreciated!

  • Wow, those tri-color stairs were something else! Another adorable room transformation. I think I’ll order that sweet tea set for my grand-nieces. Hope their mother’s not reading this!

  • I don’t know what little girl wouldn’t want the darling little tea set. I can’t wait to take tea with my Granddaughter at Christmas using them. You can’t go wrong ordering them for your lucky nieces.