Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Master Bedroom Before & After Phase 1

To continue our one year update. We move onto the master bedroom before and after. 

As I mentioned before this was Grandma's house. The before picture was from our first walk through. Part of our agreement was that I would go through and store all of Grandmas belongings host a yard sale and clean. The uncles all live out of state and doing this would have required vacation time for them not to mention it was a sucky job. 

So on to the Before...

As you can see the room looked pretty small...well it is pretty small...but it looked even smaller! I knew it had potential but wasn't sure if I would ever be in love with this small bedroom. Our king size bed was sure to fill it up and make us feel cramped. I knew light colors were the way to go for my "vision". 

On to the fun part.


I love the light airy feeling our room has now. Obviously it is not finished but it is a huge improvement in my opinion.  I guess I am still finding my "style" and seem to lean toward a french country look for some areas...other stuff I like cleaner more modern lines...I think...maybe. I have never been great a pinpointing a style but its style just the same.

If you saw this room for the first 10 months you would know about the 10 different color swatches painted all over our walls. I had the hardest time picking a color for this room. I went from caramel walls and white and navy accents to white everything and any other combination in between. We decided to paint the walls and ceiling the same color. With high ceilings I wanted it to be cozy, depending on the time of day the ceiling looks different than the walls most of the time.

I fell in love with this fabric (fabric.com) and the rest has kind of evolved.

Future Plans:

I have borrowed a damask stencil from my Mom to do a feature wall behind the bed. I have Martha Stewart Living Precious Metals paint in Silica to use with said stencil. 

I plan on making a upholstered headboard to add some height behind our bed as well. 

I love our nightstands but may possibly refinish them to something less black.

In the way future I would love to have hardwood floors in here or some yummy plush carpet. 

I often imagine french doors instead of a window in here. Natural light is hard to come by in this south facing room. 

I have been playing with the idea of introducing yellow or another color in here to add a little punch. I may just mix up the blue/greens some more and get more adventurous that way.

I adore having pot shelves to put pretty stuff on. I often sit in bed reading when look up at this pretty display it makes me happy. If only my entire house looked like this all the time! On a normal day you will find magazines, sippy cups and a discarded sock on our bed!  

We love the extra light our mirrored closet doors give...we hate the mirrored closet doors themselves. I am still brain storming on what to do with them. Would white doors offer enough light in this dark room? Should we tear out the closet and start with a new design? The doors are huge and it is difficult to access stuff in the closet so I am not attached to them. Anyone have any suggestions?

Our dresser is obviously too big for this wall...but that is the only space we have to put it and the only dresser we have. I have my eyes peeled for a tall dresser or armoire to put here. I would love a distressed white or taupe one. I doubt I would miss the storage and the TV would be out of site when not in use, big bonus plus 90% of the stuff in this dresser should be tossed. All of my comfy clothes have paint on them, I guess that could be a sign of a constant DIYer.

The breakdown...

Furniture...we had already
Bed...Down Comforter...Target on clearance for $70.00
Kiss Pleated Duvet & Pillow Shams...Target for $80.00
Bed, Euro Shams and Drapery $100.00 for fabric
Blue Throw...we had already
Small Decorative Pillow...JC Penny $7.00
Drapery Rod...Furnishing Touches lhc. aka. Mom...Free
Lamps...Goodwill $6.00 each Shades...Target Clearance $12.00 each
Island Painting...Family Artwork...Free
Accessories from Michael's and Home Goods...$95.00
Paint...Home Depot Berr Paint and Primer color matched to Sherwin Williams Rainwashed...$90.00
Grand Total...$478.00 for our entire room

Not too shabby in my opinion. With a few more things to do to get it "done". 

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  1. Love it...just completed my guest room, the walls are a very similar color to yours. What do you think..see it here

  2. wow that room is soothing and quiet. I could just sink into that bed and never get up.

  3. Love that bedding! Your room looks so cozy & serene! xoxo

  4. looks so pretty! I love that we used the same fabrics! Can't wait to see your wall!!!

  5. Nice! Looks very relaxing. The people I bought my home from LOVED mirrored doors of all kinds. Those were the first things kicked to the curb...

  6. Definitely a huge improvement. Love the wall colour and your bedroom looks so pretty. Thanks for sharing at Beach Cottage Good Life Wednesdays.

  7. So beautiful. I can see we have a color compatibility. To me this color is so calming for a bedroom. I noticed it is on your blog templet as well.
    The before and after is amazing.
    It is a nice thought that a grandchild gets to move into Grandma's and make it a home.
    Thanks for sharing.


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