Saturday, November 5, 2011

Master Bedroom

It has been over a year and a half since I wall papered the wall behind our bed and I think I've only shared snippets of our master bedroom since then, in an oh so clever attempt to avoid cleaning up all the laundry bins and random tidbits during the kitchen overhaul.

For all those who are new to our 3 year journey, here is a trip back in time to where we started.


The first reincarnation was done on a SHOE STRING budget! Recycled furniture, homemade headboard and the addition of $26 in Ikea shelves to suffice as night stands.


Then we punched it up a little with an at home paint concoction I mixed up for the perfect charcoal grey.

And after adding an old dresser and desk as night stands, some new bedding and wall paper we have our latest version.

My side of the bed has a repurposed old school desk holding books, art and a few trinkets.

When you live with a man who is sooooo supportive of whitewashing the whole house you have to let a few of ideas slide through. Like a giant TV staring you dead in the face every morning! Ironically, I think I've used the thing more than he has and have caught numerous great old movies during my 2 am insomnia sessions.


I fell in love with our duvet cover on our holiday last year during a stop at PomPom interiors. It was quite a splurge so I wasn't able to convince Sean we needed the matching linen shams. Thankfully I scored a couple of these awesome linen euro shams at Ikea recently in the as is section for $10! Now I just need to buy another pillow insert~

Surprisingly, the duvet cover is by far the most expensive item in our room! Both of our nightstands were $15 finds I painted up and replaced hardware on and the mirror was a freebie, also painted up.

The other bed linens all come from Kohl's, they have a beautiful line of ruffled white shams, sheets and bed skirts that are almost always on sale!
I think this is one of the hardest rooms to photograph in our house. It always looks washed out and over exposed in photos, but in person the grey paisley wall paper pops off the wall and adds just enough personality for my taste. Wish I could remember the manufacturer of the paper because I want to do the powder room too!!


I'm sooooo happy that all our "down stairs" furniture and accessories are back down stairs and not crowding all our bedrooms, but of course my wheels are always turning and I am already working on tracking down a new and improved headboard/bedframe.... And the progress continues here!

23 comments:

Deena said...

Frame that tv out woman! lol

Holly and Sean said...

Oh, trust me, I've tried LOL. But I am insisting that he get rid of those cords!!!!

Christina said...

I am in loooove with your style....love seeing your bedroom!!! Beautiful!!!!

Krystal Wight Armstrong said...

Actually, just today I was looking at tufted headboards and wondered about yours. (Afterall it was my google search for diy headboard tutorials that originally brought me to your blog a couple years back) I figured by now since it had been a while since we've seen your master, that you probably had some exciting new bed & headboard what with all the new renos you've been doing. But I still love the one you have, and it was fun to see your current setup, since I couldn't remember your last update to the room. Apparently hasn't changed that much, which is a good thing, because I still say it's always looked like one of the comfyist, romantic, stylish rooms I've seen. Thanks for sharing!

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Krystal Wight Armstrong said...

PS- That is very cool of you to let your husband have a tv in there, for being so supportive of all your decor choices. I've never been a fan of a tv in the bedroom and I was pretty positive I remember you posting the same sentiment about "never" having one in the boudoir, before...but "never say never" right? What the hay, things change :) And it's always good when we're doing things out of love for our wonderful spouses!

Comeca Jones said...

Beautiful!

Shabbily By The Sea said...

You have excellent taste as the whole room has a real designed stylish look to it,i love how you have used recycled,ikea and expensive finds to make a beautiful relaxing bedroom.
x

Kym said...

Just gorgeous. I love it...so beautiful. You are very talented!

The enchanted home said...

LOVE IT!! Totally magazine worthy...its got such a dreamy elegant and ethereal feeling to it....like you wouldn't want to leave. Well done!! Love the chandelier as the crowning touch.

Lori @ Katies Rose Cottage Designs said...

Oh my goodness your bedroom is GORGEOUS!!! I love it so much!
I need to go to Ikea and Kohls to find some of that beautiful bedding :)

Karen said...

Your bedroom is beautiful, I just love it.

Kate said...

Your bedroom is so beautiful! I love the chandelier and all the white- it looks so relaxing : )

B.x said...

It is wonderful to be able to see the evolution of your bedroom. Just gorgeous (and I'm glad that I'm not the only one who redoes things more than once!).

Ilke said...

Looks lovely, but well oh the cords, they will always be the hardest thing to hide unless you tuck them in the wall.. :) We have our TV up on the wall in the living room and found some white cordbox that you can tuck the cords in , does not look very stylish but at least it is just one white thin box going down on the wall..

modern jane said...

Stunning! It feels so serene. I absolutely love the look of the mismatched side tables.

ergo said...

Loved the charcoal wall behind the light headboard ~ why the change ? I've been wanting to do that but..

Mrs. Chic said...

I've loved all the versions of your bedroom! The latest looks stunning, love your settee!

Cote de Texas said...

just gorgeous! love it all.

Emilie's daughter said...

A true metamorphosis! I like the last version a lot and I would love to have such a screen in my bedroom as well. Very well done! I wonder what your turning wheels will do next... ;o)

Laura from Top This Top That said...

stunning bedroom renovation. Look forward to following more. Happy New Year!

Our little orphanage said...

Ahhh it looks so comfy and clean. The school desk is adorable and how cute is the little bird on the bottom!:)

Leilani said...

Please make a tutorial on the headboard!!!

Krystal Wight Armstrong said...

Leilani, she's posted it to her DIY Archives here: http://www.inthefunlane.com/2009/02/instructions.html

I know because searching the internet for how-to's on building your own headboard is how I first found Holly's blog, some 3 years ago now, I think!

 
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