Stunning Flea Market Bedroom Makeover
Armed with room measurements, fabric swatches, and paint chips he picked up the famed sale in Union, Kentucky and headed more than 330 miles south to Chattanooga, Tennessee, in search of furniture, lighting, and accessories that he could fix up to create a one-of-a-kind retreat for Elizabeth.
As Eddie worked to revamp his yard sale finds, a talented team of professionals worked to turn the room into a crisp, clean canvas with Benjamin Moore paint for the walls, trim, and ceiling and white Dixie Home carpet for the floor. A new coat of custom lacquered paint by J’s Color Creations freshened up the bedroom set while saving lots of money. Eddie had a woodworker install canopy rails to the four-poster bed and had Calico Corners create custom bed panels and a matching bed skirt. Coordinating pillow shams and new drapery, also by Calico Corners, a painting by Louisiana artist Mallory Page, and upholstered Parsons benches from Lillian August complete the room’s cheery style.
Using the fireplace as a focal point, Eddie carved out a cheerful space for reading and relaxing with two chairs anchored on a coral patterned rug. He upgraded the fireplace surround with antiqued mirrors tiles. Above, a large peony print from Artaissance’s New York Botanical Garden collection and an arrangement of vintage figurines and accessories draws attention to the upgraded mantel. He also combined two incomplete sets of fireplace tools that he found on his trip, freshening them with cleaning and a little repolishing.
Chair paint: custom color, oil-based high gloss by Valspar; lowes.com. Upholstery: Calico Corners Workroom; calicocorners.com for locations. Chair cushion fabric: Velluto in Water, Chair pillow fabric: Llyta in Firecracker with flange in Checkmate in Seabreeze; calicocorners.com.
Chair paint: custom color, oil-based high gloss by Valspar; lowes.com. Upholstery: Calico Corners Workroom; calicocorners.com for locations. Chair cushion fabric: Llyta in Firecracker, Chair pillow fabric: Expedition in Coral with welt in Velluto in Water; calicocorners.com.
Screen paint: custom color, oil-based high gloss, Paint on panels behind screen: Amber Rose (2003-3B) by Valspar; lowes.com.
Marbleized paper: ruralresidence.com.