Thursday, March 24, 2011

Well It's About Time - My Master Bedroom Makeover

It's finished!!  I stared this makeover back in November.  It was something  that should have only taken a week, at most, but then life got in the way.  Thanksgiving got in the way.  Christmas got in the way.  Etsy got in the way.  And then I was over the bedroom makeover.  At least until a couple of weeks ago. I finally put the finishing touches on it and now it's FINISHED!  The most un-girliest girl has a girly room!

This is what the room looked like when we moved in.  It was horribly dark and there was some seriously tacky border going on.

A few years ago, I painted the room white.  I went with white because I've always loved switching my bedding out and I figured that would be easier with white walls.  The funny thing about that is that ever since the walls were painted white, we'd been using a white down comforter.  Charles and I could never agree on bedding and it was just easier to stick with white.

Here are some before photos taken after I'd started clearing things out for the makeover.

 sad worn-out carpet

 ginormous TV

horrible mirrored closet door

The first thing we Charles did was rip out the carpet and put down laminate.  We used the same flooring that we'd put down in Han's room.  After that was finished, we hemmed and hawed over paint color.  I wanted light blue.  Charles didn't.  I ended up showing him so many paint colors over the course of two weeks that he finally told me he didn't care what color I used.  So I used light blue (my evil plan worked!).  Alaskan Husky from Benjamin Moore, to be exact. 
the chair

As usual, Charles and I went back and forth over bedding too.  I asked for your advice on bedding in a past post.  This one was my favorite.  
 image courtesy of Pottery Barn

Charles hated it.  Again, I showed him so many different comforters, duvets and quilts that he finally told me he didn't care what I picked.  I went to my local PB and was told they didn't carry this particular set in the store and I would need to order it.  I really didn't want to order something like this without being able to see it first so I checked the closest PB outlet to see if maybe they had some.  They didn't.  On the way home from the outlet, I stopped by Target and fell in love with this set from the Simply Shabby Chic line by Rachel Ashwell.  It was way cheaper than the PB set so I got some of the coordinating throw pillows too.

While I was looking through my PB catalog for bedding, I fell in love with this over-the-bed shelf set-up they have goin' on.

I ended up paint my existing shelf with some leftover trim paint and then attacking it with a sander.  This is a temporary fix until Charles build a replica of the PB shelf.  I filled my shelf with vintage books and two small thrifted bird cages. 

My bedside tables got makeovers too.

I finished up by hanging some thrifted white plates on both sides of the dresser and then added a thrifted birdcage and some other accessories to the top.
thrifted tin bucket thingy with Hob Lob 50% flowers

Next up is Han's bathroom.  Yes, we're changing it up again.

Linking to:
Friday's Unfolded @ Stuff & Nonsense
Everything but the Kitchen Sink @ A Little Knick Knack 
Fab Friday @ Frugal & Fabulous Design 
Friday Flair @ Whipperberry 
Sunday Showcase @ Under the Table & Dreaming 
Craft-O-Maniac Linky Party
Just Something I Whipped Up @ The Girl Creative   
Making Mondays Marvelous @ C.R.A.F.T. 
Get Your Craft On @ Today's Creative Blog
Anti-Procrastination Tues @ New Nostalgia
Wow Us Weds @ Savvy Southern Style 
Hookin' Up With HOH @ House of Hepworths 

24 crafty peeps said:

  1. Looks great! Love the books on the shelf over the bed. Looks like a cozy room :) Visiting from Fridays Unfolded...take care, Laurel@chippingwithcharm

  2. Wow!!! What a transformation! I love EVERYTHING!!

  3. Love it! Great job. I pull that strategy with my hubs too...works every time!

    -Aaron {the girl with the boy's name}


  4. it looks amazing! i love the symmetry- it's just so restful.

  5. Wow- good job lady! Your 'sacred space' is beautiful. I really love the book shelf with the vintage books and bird cage- and I love the colors that you chose- You should be very proud!!

  6. Great transformation! Looks so inviting and relaxing!

  7. Absolutely serene. Just what a bedroom should be.

  8. oh i love it!! I love the shelf above the bed, the books and bird cages! and the decorations on the dresser! I just adore everything!

  9. it's so pretty! love the bookshelf over the headboard and your bedding is very soft and sweet looking...and those plates on the wall with the chair make a lovely vignette...thanks for sharing at fridays unfolded!


    stuff and nonsense

  10. You new room is stunning! I am so impressed and inspired. Thanks for the fab post and sharing all your creativity.

  11. I love it! The bedside tables are super cute painted like that. The whole thing came together great!

  12. Love the colors, looks beautiful and fresh. Great job. winks-jen

  13. Oh, it looks fabulous! I love the blue and the hardwood floors. That shelf from PB is one of my favorites, too! Your room is definitely coming together. Love it!

  14. It is BEAUTIFUL!!!! I love it all...fresh, crisp, clean, GORGEOUS!!!


  15. woah...what a great redo. I think they should outlaw wallpaper border.


  16. I love it! I love the shelf above the bed, and the paint color! You did a great job!



  17. Everything is really beautiful. I love this makeover. I host a link party that opens tonight at 8pm EST. I would love for you to come and join the party. Hope to see you there.

  18. You did an outstanding job! I love all of the changes.

    Visiting from Wow us Wednesdays.

    Have a great day.

  19. I love the comforter you got, it is great! I'm always wanting to change my bedding, but after I got a set from PB for our wedding I can't justify getting a new one again. Too bad.

  20. Love it!- Especially that chair and the side tables!

  21. Love it!
    I like the side table make overs! Great job!
    I really like the color!

  22. Your bedroom looks fantastic. I love the color you picked too. The bedding looks great in your room and I like the decor and the paint treatment on your shelfs and night stands.

  23. I love it. You are so talented and have great taste. You know you are one of my favorite bloggers, right?!