Some New Finds for My Bedroom

07 April
Do you remember when I shared my boho bedroom makeover?  It's a little bit moody, neutral in black and white, and full of unique boho goodness, go check it out if you didn't see it, I just love how it turned out!

Well, as you know... a room is never really done, is it?! I knew I would be adding to it as time goes on so today I want to show you a few new things I've added.

They are new to me but not new items... nope, true to form they are thrifted finds, some family keepsakes, and a really cool freebie!

New boho finds
I added some bibles to my bible collection.

I'm going to have to find a different way to display them already!

Most of the additions are family bibles that my mom and I found it an old trunk!

I love the old, yellowed papers sticking out 😊

The Buddha plaque is a thrift store find.

The finish on it is kind of shimmery and pretty.

I think it's actually a door off of something... but those hinges are pretty small so I'm not sure.

Another new addition to the room is my faux fiddle leaf fig. You can see how I made it here: DIY Faux Fiddle Leaf Fig Tree.

I don't have any real plants in this room yet but I thought there needed to be a little green in here.

I bought this picture from one of the other vendors at the antique mall. Can you see what it is?

It's called Madonna of the Ice. I have a collection of white Madonna statues and I had to have this picture too!

It was taken by Roy Evans in 1939 on the North Shore of Lake Superior after one of the most severe storms in the history of Lake Superior. 

It has the little card on the back that tells about the picture and it's got several markings on the back... "Copyright 1949 by Evans & Evans", "Dominion of Canada, Copyright 1949 by Roy E. Evans", and "Republic of Mexico, Copyright 1949 by Evans & Evans".

You probably saw my unicorn that I added to my room to in this post: Lessons From a Unicorn.

And now, for my special freebie!!

I have always had a weird fascination with old radiators. They aren't very common around here, a few of the really old public buildings might still have them but for the most part, they don't exist.

I decided on a whim one day after looking at them on eBay and finding that no one shipped them due to the weight (this little one probably weighs 100 lbs.), to post a want ad on Craigslist.

Within a matter of hours, someone responded saying he had 3 of them laying out in his field. His original plan was to scrap them but apparently cast iron is not worth much anymore so he said I could just have one.

I picked the smallest,  most ornate one and my mom and dad graciously went and picked it up for me since the guy lived in their town.

This is what it looked like when I got it.

I love all the elaborate designs on it!

It's marked "American Radiator Co."

I cleaned it up with a wire brush and then spray painted it.

I know they still use these in some parts of the country and some people who live in those places are probably thinking I'm weird...

...uh hello!! The Unicorn didn't tip you off to that already?! 😁 It's ok... I embrace my weirdness!

I don't know what my fascination is with them but my dad tells me that when I was little and he used to take me along with him to the one old building that had them in my hometown that I would just stand and stare at them.

I think I'll make a little shelf for the top and use it as a plant stand or something.

I love my bedroom so much, I'm plotting and planning in my head (and on Pinterest) to get this look in the rest of my house!!

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  1. Amanda WallaceApril 08, 2017

    I love the new additions. The bedroom is coming along very nicely. I must say that with each new post of yours that I read, I feel that we are sisters who were separated at birth. I embrace my weirdness as a badge of honor. It means I am unique, special and therefore awesome. Shine on my fellow unicorn loving weirdo.

  2. Ha ha! That's awesome Amanda, thank you so much!! We will be weirdo soul sisters!!


  3. Nancy CarrollApril 08, 2017

    Just when it seems to be all done you add more! I knew the radiator would look gorgeous when painted to bring out all the decoration on it!

  4. Tania, I would try a glass shelf on the radiator so you don't hide the beauty. OK I'm weird too.... I love the radiator!

  5. Ooh! A glass shelf might look really pretty, thanks for the idea! Fellow weirdos unite!!


  6. Me too, thanks!! And you know a room at my house is never done... and just when it is, it's time to redo it!! ;o)


  7. Vicky HuntApril 08, 2017

    I just love your bedroom and think it is just perfect! I never knew radiators were so ornate That is beautiful! I agree with Linzey...a glass shelf would look great!

  8. the radiator is fab - love it!

  9. Love your room! There are so many fun details! The radiator is so much fun.

  10. Tania, Decorating with thrifty finds is the best! I really love the way you upcycled the radiator! Thank you for sharing with Vintage Charm--pinned!

  11. Thanks Cecilia!



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