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Master Bedroom Cornice Boards

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In our Master Bedroom, we have two windows behind our bed.  They are actually different sizes as one is four inches wider than the other.  Why?  I have no idea.

Can you see which one is bigger?

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In case you are wondering why I am showing you such a snippet of this room, you should know that it is completely covered in sheets and plastic due to our master bathroom renovation.  (I posted an update yesterday in case you missed it)  We sleep in this little plastic cocoon!

I did not really want to put full length curtains on these windows (although I tried that once) because this room is pretty small, and I did not want to move the bed forward to accompany their thickness.  Therefore, I knew I wanted shades or something similar, but the problem I was running into was how to better conceal the difference in window size.

My good friend and vintage furniture lover, Kristen, texted me from an estate sale and sent me a photo of these cornice boards.  I immediately loved the vintage fabric, and I said “yes, get them!”.  You know you have a great friend when she loads two huge cornice boards in her car for you.  Love you, KD!

The problem is the trim.  I think I want something a bit more modern looking.

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From Antique Phonograph Cabinet To Modern Chest

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When I first saw this old phonograph cabinet at an estate sale, I was immediately attracted to the dentil molding and the fretwork.  It was in two pieces, the top cabinet portion, and the bottom drawer piece.  I paid around $80 for it, and I distinctly remember I needed a good amount of help getting it to the car.  It is solid wood and weighed a ton!

I thought I still had the “before” photo on my phone, but when it took a swim in the toilet last year, I lost a bunch of images.  But you can get the idea in the photo below.  It was a dark wood with black hinges, and it was pretty scratched up.

We needed something in the bedroom to hold my husband’s folded items, so I knew it would be perfect in there!  The previous owner of this cabinet had the phonograph removed and added four drawers inside the doors.  Storage galore!  When I took it to my lacquer guy for its shiny new exterior, I decided I wanted the inside to be lacquered also.

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I chose a pretty, creamy white for the outside, and a cool aqua blue on the inside.

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