New Flooring, Updates to the Master Bedroom, and an Important Decorating Tip

New Flooring, Updates to the Master Bedroom, and an Important Decorating Tip

Good morning, friends! I hope that you are having a wonderful start to the New Year. For me, the start of the New Year has been a little hectic. Mr. Bleu and I decided to have new flooring installed in the bedrooms. It is the final stage of having the floors replaced in our home. Although I am now enjoying the look of the new flooring, it was not an easy task. Contractors didn’t show up as planned which delayed the project. I am the type of person who likes things organized and in their place.  My house was a terrible mess! All of the room’s contents were piled into the living areas of our house. Because tile had to be removed from the master bedroom, the dust from the project was unbelievable.  Unfortunately, contractors are not always considerate of your belongings.  Needless to say, it has taken me about two weeks to get everything back in order. In addition to getting things put back their proper place, I also had to put all my Christmas decorations away.

Today, I will show you the new look of the master bedroom flooring along with a few decor changes. For some reason, after Christmas, I am in full on nesting mode. The changes I made in the room also inspired me to share a great decorating tip that pertains to consignment shopping.

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I am really happy with the way the wood floors look in the master bedroom.

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The sitting area of the room also got an update. My mother gave me this canvas print, and the colors really look pretty in the room.

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I also found a treasure you may have noticed on the table, an antique French Tole Bouillotte Lamp. Lucky for me, I was in the right place at the right time. I saw it the minute I walked into a home furnishings consignment shop. When I inquired about the lamp, the store owner told me that someone had a French Country decorated home and was changing everything to a Modern theme. There were lots of gorgeous French Country furniture items scattered throughout the store. Unfortunately, I didn’t have room in my home for them.

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Fresh tulips from the grocery store help to brighten a Winter’s day. The pitcher I placed them in is very old and was a graduation gift from a dear sweet lady I used to know. She had a beautiful collection of antique pieces. When I graduated from High School and when I got married she gifted me some really pretty pieces. They are very special to me.

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While consignment shopping, I also found the harp table that worked perfectly as a bedside table.

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I needed something not too massive, but tall enough to serve as the perfect bedside table. I found this little gem in great condition at a very good price.

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Now for the important decorating tip… don’t be afraid to check out a home decor consignment shop. You can find beautiful treasures for your home at a great price.  Before you go, here are some important things to keep in mind:

  1.  Be a savvy shopper…know your prices. Do research and be aware of what things are worth. I have seen things in some  consignment shops that were way overly priced.
  2.  Don’t be afraid to ask for a better price. Sometimes, shop owners will discount a piece an additional 15 or 20 percent.
  3.  Go often.  The inventory in these shops is always changing.
  4.  If you find something you want to purchase, make sure you check it over thoroughly for imperfections. Sales are usually  final.

SeparatorNew things are on the horizon. In the coming weeks, I am excited to be revealing our master bath remodel. We have been working feverishly to get it completed. Also, toward the end of January, Chloe at Celebrate and Decorate is hosting a Romantic Tablescape Blog Hop to inspire your Valentine Tables.

Thank you so much for taking the time to read my blog. Your kindness and support has meant so much to me.  I hope that you have a happy, blessed, and healthy New Year!!!

42 Comments

  1. Your bedroom decor and new floors are lovely!

  2. How beautiful!!!…What a way to start off the New Year!!!

  3. So beautiful! I know it can be such a mess to have hardwoods installed but so worth it for the end result! Love all of your new goodies as well! You e created a gorgeous space!

    • Thank you, Cathy, for the sweet and kind words. I know that in the end the mess was worth it. I’m so happy that you stopped by to see the changes. I hope that you have a wonderful week!!!

  4. I love the floors, but I adore the bed skirt. Where did you get it?

    • Hi Rosie! Thank you for your sweet comment. I purchased the bed skirt as a set with the red toile comforter. It is by Sherry Kline and is sold at both Neiman Marcus and their sister store Horchow. From time to time the stores will alternate sales, and you can catch it at a good price. You can check online. I’m so happy that you stopped by, and I hope that you are enjoying your day!!!

  5. Your beautiful floor was worth the trouble! Nice Your room looks amazing. Great find on the lamp. Isn’t it amazing what someone else doesn’t want any more?

    • Thank you, Eilis, for the sweet and kind comment. It is amazing what people will part with. I would never part with that lamp. They had a red one also at the store, and I am kicking myself for not buying it. I hope that you have a wonderful week!!!

  6. Shannon, what a beautiful space…love the flooring! The French lamp is stunning, I love to find gems like this! The canvas print is absolutely perfect for your bedroom! Happy Monday…hope you enjoyed time away!

  7. Your flooring is beautiful, Shannon! Construction work is such an obnoxious part of making anything beautiful. It’s the whole it’s going to get uglier before it gets prettier process that drives everyone crazy. Can’t wait to see your bathroom remodel. I have an ugly and a pretty bathroom here. Everyone always uses the ugly bathroom. *hangs head… whyyyyyy?!

    Love,
    Olivia

    • Thank you, Olivia, for the sweet and kind words. The mess of having the floors put in was worth it in the long run. I am really enjoying them. I can’t wait for you to see the bathroom remodel. You are going to be proud of me…I have incorporated some pink. I guess you have inspired me! I hope that you enjoy your week!!!

  8. Everything looks so lovely. How lucky for you to get the lamp. The painting and lamp go together so well. Plus all of the other items make for a comfortable and pleasing room.

  9. Your floor, and your entire bedroom looks lovely, I am sure you are enjoying int, particularly after going through the stress and mess that comes with contractors’ work. Thanks so much for sharing at Celebrate Your Story!

  10. How beautiful, Shannon! Your new floors look great! You really found some beautiful pieces! I love looking in consignment shops…especially for lamps. They usually have some of the best!

    • Thank you sweet Shenita for the kind words. I am finding that I really like shopping at consignment shops. You just never know what you will find. It is amazing what people will get rid of. I am so happy that you stopped by, and I hope that you are enjoying your day!!!

  11. Such a charming room! Love your new treasures, especially the lamp! The floors look gorgeous!

  12. Your bedding is beautiful and I just love your little camp on the round table!

  13. Beautiful look Shannon. Love the pretty wood floors. Such lovely piece you found. I adore the red! Your bedroom is romantic with a dramatic look. Enjoy your week and thanks for the tips.

  14. Shannon it looks beautiful. Thank you for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things blog hop xo

  15. The room looks beautiful! There is just something red in a room that I find so appealing. The painting gives the room a warm, classic and sophisticated feel.

    Well done!

    Thanks for sharing.

  16. Love the wood floor and the pop of red on the bed. Great finds in the harp table and lamp.

  17. Your master bedroom is beautiful. I think you did a fabulous job! I especially like the sitting area. I think it is so nice when there is room the in master bedroom for a chair or two. It makes a for a cozy place to read a book!
    Blessings from Lynda at Still Woods Farmhouse

    • Thank you, Lynda, for the sweet and kind words. I am like you…I do love a sitting area in a bedroom. I am so happy that you stopped by to see all of the changes. I hope that you enjoy your week!!!

  18. Your bedroom is so beautiful!!! I love that little tole lamp, so pretty! I love having fresh flowers somewhere in the house…. especially in these cold Winter months!

  19. The floors looks very good, and the antique lamp is amazing! You did an excelent job!

  20. A lovely retreat! The vase for your tulips is so pretty; what a special piece! And the lamp beside…love it!
    Thanks so much for sharing at AMAZE ME MONDAY!
    Blessings,
    Cindy

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  22. The floors are gorgeous! Thank you for sharing. You are one of the features at the Sunday Showcase from the Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. Here is the link to the Showcase. http://www.thededicatedhouse.com/2017/02/sunday-showcase-make-pretty-monday-8-3.html Have a lovely week ahead. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

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