Tuesday, March 5, 2013

My Bedroom...

After almost a year and a half of living here my bedroom is finally properly furnished.It has been years,yes,YEARS since I've had bedroom set.Finding a vintage bedroom set in your price range can be tricky sometimes,especially if your price range is more on the "can I get that for free?" side.My husband pleaded a few times to just get over my need for vintage dressers and let him get something at Wal-mart till I found something but first off gross (no offense if that's your thing but its definitely not mine) and secondly I know my husband well enough to know that if I said yes he'd say "we already have dressers" when the time came that I found them.Sometimes its better to just do without till you get it just right.

Originally I had my heart set on an art deco waterfall bedroom set but nothing was in my price range and the pieces that were on Craigslist ended up being 3 hours away making it not quite a deal once you factor in gas and having to rent a small moving van.Eventually it just came down to "something vintage will do!" and when you open your net wider fate will work with you a little more.I spotted a bedroom set in a consignment shop months ago and told myself not to get too excited about them but if they were still there after I saved the $200 needed I'd  snag them.Thankfully there were.I didn't inspect them for labels but once they were delivered and I opened a drawer I was pleasantly surprised to learn they were Kent-Coffey pieces!

 Kent Coffey the apex vintage bedroom furniture dresser

Since I finally had dressers in place I could put things on the wall!
Kent Coffey vintage furniture dresser bedroom

These paintings are from 1941 and I got them in a flea market in Indiana.I got that aluminum dish with Bakelite handle also in Indiana.The clock is a reproduction of Westclox Big Bean Moon Beam.
 big ben clock art deco bakelite aluminum dish dresser top

I can't even begin to express my happiness at being able to display my vintage jewelry again.Having it on the floor definitely isn't the same.That lamp is a nice $10 score at the thrift store.
Kent Coffey dresser furniture vintage

Close up of my jewelry,I love this vintage Lucite display I got off ebay over a decade ago now.Always wanted to find another but haven't had any luck.
vintage jewelry display costume jewelry bracelets bakelite

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Some of my Bakelite bangles.
bakelite bracelets display planter

Here is the side table.Unfortunately it doesn't work as a side table in our room since its a bit small for a "master bedroom" but works out well in this little nook.I found out from the neighbor that our 1937 home use to originally be a 2 bedroom with a garage that is now a 4 bedroom with NO garage.There are 3 rooms upstairs and they took the master bedroom and split it which totally makes sense!What was once the garage is now the 4th bedroom my husband uses as an office and the other half is now my office.The fact that we have a king bed doesn't help with the bit of cramped-ness but the thought of downgrading to a queen is something my husband and I both agree is a terrible idea.And I will never complain about it being small as the neighbor told me the original owners had 6 kids in this place!I can't even imagine.
Kent Coffey Side Table vintage furniture the apex

These curtains inspired the color palette in my room,they're called "Happily Married" which I thought was good juju for the bedroom.If you look on ebay you can usually find a lovely little variety of Saison happily married fabrics.I'm not sure how many prints they had but that company definitely had some beautiful ones.
 vintage barkcloth drapes curtains happily married fabrics

The moon I've had for years and I thought it'd go great with art deco waterfall furniture but I still like it even if I don't have the dark wood.I'm a little weird about mixing woods,I'm definitely too matchy matchy at times but I'm learning to loosen up a bit in this department.Moon and figurine were Indiana flea market finds...man,I found some good things when I lived in Indy.
 vintage wood moon wall hanging romance lovers couple

And where dirty clothes go till they get washed,the hamper!There are little tweaks here and there I'm sure will be made as time goes by.Eventually hardwood floors will be put back upstairs too but for now I'm happy that all the rooms upstairs are now properly furnished!
 vintage white laundry hamper


  1. It looks great, Des! Love the Kent-Coffey bedroom set!

  2. My gosh 6 children! The set looks wonderful, the side table is to swoon for!

    1. I know,right?Totally crazy!It's just under 1,200 square feet so it's not really tiny like some of the 900 square feet vintage homes you see but definitely not big either!There is a HUGE backyard though that I'm assuming was their saving grace as they could just send all their kids out to play.I think it's a tad small for 2 kids but I think "omg imagine having 6!" And then I shut up.on the plus side our heating bill during the winter is never outrageous so can't complain there.

  3. The vanity area looks wonderful! I would totally do something like that if I had a larger bedroom (currently only room for a bed, and my husband's dresser). I think that's a perfect sized house, I grew up in a smaller one and it was wonderful. Especially if you have a large yard! Currently we rent, but when we decide to buy...I am pretty sure we will prioritize the yard! So much gardening!

  4. Love your bedroom set - fits in so well!
    Liz @ Shortbread & Ginger

  5. Love your room. I m waiting furniture for my new room for so long, but It will be so nice.

  6. That bedroom set is wonderful, and $200-what a deal!! I have the same exact clock too. I've had it for years, and I still get a kick out of the flashing light:)

  7. I too have that clock! Your bedroom is wonderful, lucky lady with all of those finds!

  8. Oh my word, I'm utterly smitten with everything in all of these snaps. Your whole bedroom is marvelous - and that jewelry collection...let's just say I'm picking my jaw up off the ground! :)

    ♥ Jessica

  9. Vintage heaven :)

  10. What a lovely bedroom set! Stunning! And your jewellery collection looks flabby! Love it, love it, love it!

  11. OMG! I love it!!! Mazel Tov to getting it all together!

    We have an IKEA bed and wardrobes (looks kind of retro and goes with the teak vanity and teak night stands), we used to run a vintage charity shop and wished to find wardrobes that would swallow all our stuff (my summer clothes are now stored in the loft during winter and vice versa) but no such luck. It will do for now, I'm not selling my clothes. LOL!

  12. Oh my goodness! I absolutely adore that moon wall piece. Seriously, I am now dedicating my life to finding one similar.

  13. What a beautiful room!!! love everything!

  14. Love the bedroom! It is gorgeous.