The Owl Room
This bedroom idea has been swirling in my mind for well over a year. I bought the paint, and then it sat on my shelf for a long time. A very long time. I finally went and had it professionally mixed (thoroughly shook) again and committed to it. I used Benjamin Moore paint in Milano Red for this project with a high gloss finish.
When using this paint, you do need to sand a little and use a primer. Not a big deal. This paint is so rich and smooth…easy to work with.
I am absolutely in love with this high gloss finish!
The dresser was something I bought when I was 19 years old from a furniture store that sold unfinished furniture . I finished and stained it back then. I later painted it to use in my younger two children’s nursery. It has been in storage since we updated my youngest son’s room.
I like the contrast of the pale turquoise blue against the bold Milan0 red color.
I found this vintage owl print at vintage fabric outlet that was going out of business. I bought everything they had left in this print. I went to Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Store to find coordinating prints.
I made the bed spread to fit a twin bed. I used the coordinating fabric on the edges and added some zig-zag texture over the seams.
I made an owl pillow/doll with extra fabric and a sham to coordinate with the bedspread.
I added blue glass knobs to the dresser to complete my design.
I also painted a watercolor owl and he seemed to fit nicely into this design. I up-cycled an old frame buy removing the country charm art and extra mat. I painted the frame turquoise for fun. I have traditionally been a black or metallic frame kind of gal, but really like the pop of color a bright frame adds. Who knew?
What do you think of this room? Would you be willing to give something like this a try?