Welcome to week three of the #oneroomchallenge! Hosted by Linda from Calling it Home, the projects are moving along! Aside from reveal day, this challenge is halfway over! My own project is moving along well, and this week I want to show you some of the furniture pieces that I will be using.
Like I said before that our master bedroom is fairly small, so there won’t be many pieces. However, the pieces that I am using are fierce, prominent, and romantic! Many of this furniture (like most of our home) has come to us from past generations on my late mother’s side. I am a sucker for a story piece, and what better piece of history than antique furniture?
Let’s start of with the bed. This headboard originally belonged to my Great-Grandparents, then was passed down to my grandmother, and now myself. It is a solid mahogany stained headboard that has this amazing hand carved design detail. I’m in love with this piece. It originally came from a sleigh bed, but the only piece of the bed that has survived the many moves is the headboard. I know that it needs some TLC, like many of the other furniture pieces, but I still want to use this in my space.
I also have this incredible cedar lined hope chest that belonged to my grandmother. I found this piece hiding in my grandparents attic among many other things. The outside needs some polish and certain spots need re-stained, but I think I may actually leave it as is, just to keep its amazing historic charm and character. As of right now it is storing my handbags and bulky sweaters and sits on the end of our bed. Because there isn’t a frame or baseboard for the bed, the chest finishes off the bed overall nicely. The inside hardware is in perfect condition, and even has the original sticker inside. What charm!!
I love the detail in all these pieces. It really tells a story of my families history and has such a romantic feel about them. Incredible.
The last piece I want to share with you has a surprise to it! This is the old desk that belonged to my great-grandmother. She was a local teacher and principle, which was pretty amazing in this time. I’m sure she spent many hours sitting at this desk. I have used it for years now, and really have no need for it anymore! I want to re-purpose the desk so that it can continue to serve purpose and stay close.
Next week I’ll be sharing with you what exactly I am doing with this piece!! So be sure to check it out… any guesses as to what I am making? Stay tuned!