I can FINALLY say that I’m pretty much finished with our master bedroom and I think this is my favorite rendition thus far! For those of you who haven’t been following along on Instagram, I decided to remodel our bedroom back in November. More than anything, I wanted to take down the DIY shiplap that was in there, but I didn’t want to have to repair the drywall underneath after having just finished doing the same thing in our dining area. I’m almost positive that there’s nothing worse than sanding drywall mud and the mess that ensues.
So in avoiding that at all costs, I had to come up with a creative way to replace the shiplap. I’d been looking around for ideas for awhile when I stumbled upon the most gorgeous Art Deco-inspired restaurant designed by Kelly Wearstler. I loved the texture of the wall paneling so much, so I set out to try to find something similar.
I was honestly contemplating covering the wall with half round moulding, which would have taken forever and cost a fortune, when I discovered Ekena Millworks’ fluted panel moulding. It was a crazy coincidence. I found the moulding on a Saturday night and literally the following Monday or Tuesday had an email from them asking me if I’d be interested in working with them on any upcoming projects. If that’s not serendipity, I don’t know what is!
Ekena’s fluted panel moulding comes in 96″ pieces and it’s made of a composite material, so it was super easy to work with. My husband, measured the wall from floor to ceiling every few feet or so (to account for the ceiling line not being level) and then scored and snapped the pieces to fit, using a razor blade – no saw necessary! Easy peasy!
I also used another Ekena/Mitzi combo for the overhead lighting like I did for my dining project last fall and I couldn’t be happier with how it turned out! The medallion is the Ekena Millwork 24″ Shakuras Ceiling Medallion (similar here) and the light is the Mitzi 6 Light Paige Chandelier. They look absolutely stunning together!
Other major changes include the painted floors, DIY platform bed (similar here) and wall-hung headboard from Norwegian Wood, and our bespoke Avers Dresser by Hedge House Furniture out of La Grange, IN. You guys, this dresser is unreal. It’s so beautiful and so well made. Since our bedroom is really small, the lovely folks at Hedge House even adjusted the dimensions for us, so it would fit perfectly in our space. We chose the maple wood with brown leather and brass pulls made by Eric at Clear Irons in Chicago. I’m not kidding when I say this dresser is the nicest piece of furniture I’ve ever owned. I highly recommend this small company!
That about sums it up! I am so extremely happy with how our bedroom turned out! After a super long and drawn out process of painting the walls a greenish black, which made the room way too dark, and then repainting them white again, I’m relieved to finally be done with it. Tell me what you think in the comments below!
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Thank you so much to Ekena Millwork, Hedge House Furniture, and Mitzi Lighting for sponsoring this post. As usual, all thoughts and ideas are my own.