June 10, 2012

Our Master Bedroom: The latest changes


 I am not equipped in any way to tell you how to decorate a bedroom, but what I can tell you is that decorating is a process. At least for me. I create, I tweak, I redo, I tear down, I repaint, and then I put it all back together. I've done this many times, and I'll probably do it many more. 

I started a couple of weeks ago by redoing our headboard, and it kinda snowballed from there. I'll do a quick tutorial on the headboard for you tomorrow, so today I'll just show you the entire bedroom and all of the bazillion little things I've changed since you last saw this room here.

First things first, I was tired of my first attempt at a DIY headboard. It was gold, a little too large for our queen bed, and quite frankly a little sad. So, I decided to use the leftovers from this project, and use a dropcloth to reupholster my headboard. So, I ripped all of the old stuff off and had the husband cut the plywood into a different shape. This lil' guy was soon created. (Again, more details to follow tomorrow)





I also brought in the tufted ottoman from the living room to try it out in here. I really want a bench at the end of our bed, and decided to try this guy out for a while so I can figure out what size/shape/material will work best. He works best in the living room, so he'll go home soon.

Most of the bedding stayed the same....white striped duvet cover and shams (P.S. everyone always asks me if all of the white drives me nuts. Answer: Nope...not at all. We have 2 cats and things definitely get dirt on them all the time. That's what bleach is for!)

One thing I did change though, was the bedskirt. The old one was gold, and very pretty, but I'm done with gold. (Which is funny since last month I was literally spray painting silver things gold. Sigh.).


I also put the new drop cloth chair and ottoman in the 'office area'. See that giant gray splotch of paint in there? Yes, that's me testing out the paint in that room. I don't think I'm going in that direction anymore. But I had to test it out to see if I liked it. Turns out I don't. 


I also brought in the rug that was once in the office. I'm thinking that won't last, as I like the other one better. I'm just trying things out. :) One day there will be dark hardwood floors in this entire room with a big giant cushy rug on top....so my teeny rug switcharoos are short term. 


I also reupholstered the vanity stool with leftover blue taffeta that I used for the living room pillows here, and then also spray painted the table hardware black. I spray painted all of the hardware in the room black.....even the curtain rods! Oh, and I switched out the curtains too, opting for solid white rather than sheer ivory.

Speaking of hardware...


I spray painted the handles on my favorite dresser black, and those icky brass doorknobs are about to get the same treatment. *Update: see what I did to the doorknobs here. They're so much better now!


Then I spray painted the lamp and mirror silver, too! 
See my tips on spray painting here.



Oh, and I also added a couple little silver trinkets my grandmother gave me. (above)

Then, I brought back in my $7 Florida thrift store lamps, spray painted silver and spruced up with modern drum shades. You never know what treasures you will find on vacation.


Oh, yeah....and  forgot to mention the pillows. We all know I'm obsessed with pillows, so here goes: 
I brought in those green & aqua embroidered pillows from the old living room, and then made that striped bolster pillow. I used plain white fabric and painters tape and painted those stripes on with some leftover interior paint. 


Not bad for a free pillow. If you sand the paint after it dries, it's really soft.
Now let's take a quick spin around the room, looking towards the sitting room (behind those french doors). I haven't even begun on that room yet. I'm rather puzzled about it. One day soon I'll post pics and see if any of ya'll can give me some advice!


and now back the other way. Behind those double doors (in the pic below) is our closet. I have them closed because it is one of my current projects I am working on....no peeking!!!


Okay, so really quick, let's compare where it was and where it was now, so you can see how far it's come.

BEFORE:

AFTER:

BEFORE:

AFTER. Notice I finally had Jesse take down that awful track lighting above the bed. Hallelujah. 


and now for some real fun...this is the same wall.
BEFORE (when we first moved it):


AFTER:




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32 comments:

  1. Oh it is so bright and airy looking and so relaxing. Gorgeous room. Hugs, Marty

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  2. Thank you Marty! It really is so relaxing! :)

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  3. Love love love love love love love! Soooooo pretty.
    www.kamsmomusa.blogspot.com

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  4. Thank you Carolyn!!! So sweet! :)

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  5. You are my new diy decorating guru!!!! LOL I love everything you do with a little bit of painting (and a lot of patience). This bedroom is soooo elegant and fresh.
    Love from Germany!!! Pilar

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  6. Really nice post! Great changes to the bedroom too. I have white slipcovered furniture all over my house and love it for the bleaching factor too.

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  7. That looks geat! All that hard work sure pays off.

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  8. What a beautiful room! Wish I could lose my fan for a great chandelier but my hubs would never agree! Visiting from Positively Splendid.

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  9. SO beautiful! Bright, airy, cheerful, and chic! I LOVE IT! Totally a pin-able project for inspiration! Thank you for sharing!

    -Kylie
    absolutelyarkansas.blogspot.com

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  10. i love the drop cloth idea! my cousin just recovered a chair with drop cloth recently. just love the look of it, plus the price! the bedroom looks awesome, well done
    xoxo
    ali

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  11. Beautiful! I love the headboard : o ) I am a huge fan of drop cloths!

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  12. Such a gorgeous room. I saw it featured over at At The Picket Fence. It's such a serene room. I just love it.

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  13. I have one major problem with your bedroom: I wouldn't ever want to leave! Have a great weekend!

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  14. Hi! I saw you being featured at Inspiration Friday. I really adore your bedroom look! Very classy and elegant.
    I would love for you to link up at my linky party that still on-going. Hope to see you there!

    xo
    Myric

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  15. Nice updates! I love the dresser & mirror and a bench definitely belongs at the foot of that bed. Great inspiration!

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  16. BEAUTIFUL! you did a FanTastiC job on this room! It's so soft and romantic- I LOVE your headboard and covered chair!!
    Girl, you are talented! Your blog was a great find!
    xoxo Becca

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  17. BEAUTIFUL! you did a FanTastiC job on this room! It's so soft and romantic- I LOVE your headboard and covered chair!!
    Girl, you are talented! Your blog was a great find!
    xoxo Becca

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  18. Oh my gosh!! This room is like HEAVEN!! It's perfect. I do the same thing tho, always tweaking, redoing, changing.....

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  19. This room is absolutely beautiful! Great job!!! Would love you to share on my linky party! http://www.igottatrythat.com/p/blog-hop-linky-colde.html
    Thanks
    Marcie @ www.IGottaTryThat.com

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  20. Love how you updated the headboard --- it makes such a huge difference in the feel of the room. Absolutely lovely bedroom!

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  21. Your headboard is amazing! What a beautiful spacae, serene and so pretty. Here from Making The World Cuter :)

    Hugs, Tanya

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  22. oh my!!! you bedroom is the most beautiful bedroom I've ever seen!!!

    would love it if you could share them on my link party - http://serenityyou.blogspot.co.uk/2012/07/serenity-saturday-48.html

    Natasha xx

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  23. Absolutely GORGEOUS!! In love with all the crisp, clean white!! Thanks so much for linking up with us! Have a great week!
    {HUGS},
    kristi

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  24. I love your bedroom just as much as I love your office! So fresh and crisp :)

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  25. Beautiful, fresh and clean! We'd love to have you link it up at our "Home is Where the Heart is" Link Party!
    http://www.homesteadsimple.com/home-is-where-the-heart-is-link-it-up-wednesdays-2/

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  26. What a beautiful room! You did a wonderful job! I'm so impressed with all the DIY, especially the striped pillow...I may have to try that!

    ~Cameron {The Stimson Chronicles}

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  27. I am loving your your master bedroom! Makes me want to read a book and drink some coffee! Thanks for sharing at Craft and Tell! I am sharing this on my facebook wall!

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  28. virginia seriously you should be an interior designer
    you are so creative

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  29. Love your ideas.what a beautiful.
    your chandelier was painted "textured gold" what did you use to paint it. thanks!

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  30. Sorry meant to write Beautiful room.

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  31. Virginia, your master bedroom is beautiful, and it looks like such a relaxing space! The Behr Wheat Bread is the perfect color choice. I'd love to feature this on my paint color blog. You wouldn't have to do a thing, just let me know if you're interested!

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