Our master bedroom was kind of a catch all for random mismatched furniture and decor. After living with this mess for three years, I’m proud to say we’ve finally grown up and graduated to something that finally somewhat resembles a “Master” bedroom.
The UGLY wall treatment!!!Our lovely barn-like focal wall used to hit you like a ton of bricks as you walked in the door! It was also textured and faux treated with a shiny silver glaze by the previous owners. Yikes!
First, we had the walls painted. Yes, I said it. We hired real painters for the first time ever. I know its not the sign of a true DIYer. However, when we figured in the cost of renting scaffolding and the amount of time this huge space was going to take…well, we caved, ok!!
Back to the color choice. I wanted a neutral that we could live with for a long time….possibly forever since the space is a real pain to paint obviously. The space is SO large though that many neutrals would just appear white.
I figured we could get away with a deeper tone in our large space and went with a warm neutral from Sherwin Williams called Sanderling (7513).
I love how it turned out and it immediately made the room so much cozier.
Then, I tackled the two sad pieces of furniture that we had to work with due to a teeny tiny budget. The knotty pine nastiness….I mean furniture, got a much needed overhaul that I proudly talked about way back here.
This mirror was another quickie spray paint project.
A little flat black spray paint, rid it of its former honey oak life.
Next, I moved on to jazzing up the bed a little. The above pine furniture set included a matching spindly headboard that was meant for a full size bed. We had propped it up behind our queen bed for years. It annoyed the heck out of me.
I originally wanted to make a padded headboard. Then I stumbled across this option from Walmart. It was featured in a Better Homes and Gardens room redo by Genevieve.
The same headboard (believe me I checked the model number) can be found at other websites for $50-$100 more than what I paid at Walmart. Just shows that it helps to shop around.
And with Site to Store there’s no shipping fee. Woo hoo!
The pale blue green coverlet and shams are from Overstock and I found the chocolate basket weave shams on Ebay.
We also have a down comforter (not pictured) that we use during the winter months. It has a neutral cover and kind of blah. Alas, it is a necessity this time of year.
I love the way I can add and subtract from our bedding as needed to suit the weather. In the summer, we only use the coverlet. Now that its winter, we added the down comforter underneath.
Our old Ikea nightstand, was better suited for another room and I snagged these beauties online from Walmart.
The lamp bases were on clearance for $7 at Meijer and I topped them off with shades from Target. At first I wasn’t a huge fan of the finish and had thought I wanted more brushed nickel. However, once it was all in place, I loved the warmer look.
The accessories are still a little sparse in this room. It’s a work in a progress. So far, I’ve scored these silver candlesticks from yet another Home Goods clearance rack.
This vase and the other smaller one next to my jewelry box were clearance finds from Michaels.
The color scheme actually started with my love for the blue-green/chocolate color combination that’s so popular these days. I first found these curtains, again, at Walmart and went from there.
(Ok…now I sound like Walmart pays me….they don’t. I wish, but no….they don’t. Most of our income goes to them and not the other way around unfortunately. ugh.)
I’m trying to add the blue-green color in my accents and keep the other things in the room more neutral. When I change my mind about that stronger color, I can pull it out and add a new one to my neutrals.
Of course, there is always room for improvement. Here are some things I still want to add to our already new and improved Master Bedroom.
- Change the ceiling fan out - It has black lacquered fan blades that I stare at with mild hatred each night.
- More artwork - this room has so much wall space!
- New TV stand – the current one is something we picked up in a hurry one day and its just bad…but functional.
I hope you enjoyed my Master Bedroom tour. We are certainly loving a more grown-up and pulled together retreat for ourselves.
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