Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Master Bedroom Reveal

I have been recently working on little things in our master bedroom to give it a facelift.  Hubby and I  didn't dislike our master bedroom, but didn't love it, either.  We have a nice bedroom suite we bought when we got married, and I like it, but now it really doesn't represent our style.  For now, we need to keep it, so that is why I decided to try to change some smaller things.

To revamp our bedroom, I know I needed to do it through the curtains, bedding, and colorful accessories.  Our bedroom is connected to our master bath...there is a wide entry into the bathroom from the bedroom, but no door.  (I would never design a house like that!)  The bathroom actually was carpeted when we moved in our house.  YUCK.

Because of this connection of the two rooms, painting is a huge chore.  There are high ceilings and many, many doors, windows, and bathroom fixtures to paint around.  When we moved in, there was ivy stenciled all around the bathroom.  Uh, no thanks.  We painted over that with a celery green color.  We liked that color for a while, then hubby told me he never really liked it (he has a habit of telling me things like this years after all is said and done...), so we painted it what we wanted to be a light maize yellow.  It turns out our bedroom gets tons of natural light (unlike many other rooms in our house) and the yellow color actually looks sunny and lemony.  I do like yellow-it is a great neutral.  (Try to think of a color it can't get along with!)  When we painted it yellow we wanted a quilt that would coordinate with it.  We found one from Macy's Martha Stewart line.  It had the traditional quilt "stars" on it, and the colors were bold--green, brown, blue, red, and yellow.  I found it after TONS of store and online shopping.  I'm super picky when it comes to anything like this with pattern or colors.  Just ask the hubby.  :)   Recently, he said that after 2 years of having said quilt, that he really didn't like it that much and that the colors were too bold.  Hmmm.  I could have gotten irritated, but instead I looked at it as an opportunity to switch things up a bit in our room and give it a fresh look.

While revamping our room,   I kept all of the current furniture and did not move any of it around.

Here is what we did change and some info. on each:

1.   Snagged new lamps from Home Goods.  I LOVE these lamps.  The shades are a burlap material and give a great textured look.  The bases look old.  They were a maize-yellow color, but I wanted them to stand out more and not blend into the wall too much, so I painted them this charcoal-blue color.  I rubbed off some of the paint to let some of the maize color show through.  I love how they turned out!

2.  Took down our white window blinds and purchased sheers and drapes from Wal Mart.  I actually wanted a big, bold print at first for our windows, but am glad that we went with these simple ivory ones instead.   They are soft and shimmery.   I like that there are grommets at the top to make them less traditional-looking.

3.  Made these throw pillows!  I knew I wanted to make my own (now that I am a novice sewing-machine-user---I still have a long way to go, but am learning!)   and pick some fabrics that would work.   I love patterns and seeing what I can put together.  I happen to be slightly in love with the blue printed fabric.

4.  Bought this fun vintage fan.  I have wanted a fan like this for a long time!  I happened upon it at a new little store in my area that is full of treasures.  What I really love about it is that it is the same color as my new pillows.

5.  Found this AMAZING quilt at Target!  You need to understand that I have looked for weeks at any store in our area and online for a comforter or quilt to change the look of our room.  Since I am super-picky, this was not an easy task.  The pattern and colors had to be just right.  The only thing this quilt doesn't have is any thickness...that is why we really wanted a comforter.  This quilt makes up in looks what it lacks in thickness.  We simply put a thin khaki down-comforter that we already had under it to give the bedding a little more presence.  I love the colors and patterns.  I also love that it is reversible with the fun stripe on the other side.  All this for only 60 bucks!  Moving on.....

6.  Stumbled upon these cool bird prints from Home Goods.  They were $24.99 each!  I love the subtle colors and how they look when vertically paired together.

7.   Added accessories/art from other areas of the house or kept some that were already there.  I moved some small pieces around like the little vases and books.

8.  Took an old chair that used to belong to my hubby's parents (one of those Meaningful Pieces that I have posted about here) and painted it red, then sanded it a little.   It was old and brown and plain before.  Now it just screams "Look at Me!"

Here are some shots of our revamped master bedroom.  We didn't spend too much, and I absolutely adore how it looks.

Thanks for taking a peek at our master bedroom revamp!

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  1. It all looks so, so nice Nicky! I can see that you have put a lot of time, effort and thought into pulling it all together. GREAT job- xo Diana

    1. Thanks so much! I love how it turned out.

  2. Looks great. Love the iron piece over bed.

  3. Your bedroom looks great. I love the little red chair and the bird prints. Your comforter has lots of pretty colours you were able to use. Maybe one day you could use the quilt again folded at the foot of the bed covered in a plain comforter or over a quilt rack.

    I just finished redoing our bedroom too. It is a lot of work, isn't it, but so worth it.

  4. I LOVE your master bedroom! I really need to work on mine - it's dated and really needs help! That vintage fan is awesome!

    Lori : )
    Thrifty Decor Mom

  5. Very nice! We just redid our kids' bedrooms - floor to ceiling! They look great but it was SO much work. We really need to revamp our master bedroom too but not ready to tackle another big project yet. Thanks for the inspiration!


  6. You pulled your project together beautifully and I like that you used the furniture you had. Stopping by from the blog hop. New follower your welcome to visit anytime. http://www.southernmadeintheshade.blogspot.com

  7. The room turned out beautiful and very classy. How did you get your indoor pics to look so nice? I can never get the lighting right. Great job! Thanks for sharing this week at One Creative Weekend! I’d love for you to join the party again tomorrow.

  8. I am a complete amateur when it comes to taking photos, but feel I am learning more and more each time I take them. Just angling my camera a different way of taking a picture from another side of something makes a big difference! Thanks for your comments!


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