I knew I had to have a toile room in my home so I thought what better place than the guest room to make it feel warm and welcoming.
I had leftover toile fabric from another project so I used it for the picture over the bed, I stained it in tea and inserted into the frame we had that I repainted and aged.
This apothecary chest was my moms and I remember going with her when I was about 5 or 6 to a sidewalk sale the furniture store was having and we brought it home. John and I shop there today.
It was a dark pine finish with country knobs and in bad shape, so I decided to give it a good coat of paint (and originally put ceramic knobs on) recently I changed them to clear glass knobs. I did this project many years back now.
Above the apothecary chest, I went with an oversize ceiling medallion. I thought I should do something with it since I had originally planned on finishing it (it came white) and using it over one of our light fixtures. It didn’t work out for any of the intended spots and I couldn’t return it.
I used some raw umber glaze and gave it an aged look. I took a piece of the toile I used in the frame and cut it out and used spray adhesive to put it on the medallion and thought why not hang it on the wall. The rest of the items on the wall are from Home Goods and the pictures by the window are from an antique store in New Jersey.
The chest at the foot of the bed John and I designed and built together. I followed that with sanding and coat of primer and ivory paint. I began to faux the chest using a metallic based glaze and a very small amount of raw umber glaze.
The wall color is Parchment by Martha Stewart for Sherwin Williams.
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