Master bedroom reveal – almost 4 years in the making!

People!!!! I finally finished the master bedroom. As in 99.9% complete. Seriously, I never thought I would get done. Time is not my friend these days for completing projects, and having 2 kids under 5 is a little challenging as well. I am so happy to be at the end of this though. The fact that we are in desperate need of a bigger home has been a good push to finish this up. We are 6 people living in a 3 bedroom home. That in and of itself is really not an issue…I have no problem with kids sharing rooms. The problem is that we have a big age gap between the 2 sets of kids and the bedrooms we have are SMALL. So after all this time, here is the post where I put together my plans for the room. I think I did a fairly good job sticking to the color scheme and not changing my mind 20 times during the process. Obviously there are components that I did not complete and I am ok with that. At this point, it is sale ready and once we move into a new home I can add new items like lights and rugs. Although my mood board looks much different and I was not able to include all of the elements I had hoped, I like how things turned out.

Here is my mood board:

mood board

And here is the completed room!

master bedroom reveal

 

master bedroom 1

master bedroom 6

master bedroom 5

I think my favorite part is curtains and the prints above the bed. I made the curtains from clearance table cloths from Target. I should mention that I bought the curtain rods from IKEA a couple of years ago and never bothered to measure before I purchased them and they ended up being too short. Curtains should be hung high and wide – but these guys are hung with what I have. Oops!

tablecloth curtains

table cloth curtains 1

 

The prints were free from On Sutton Place, the cutest prints I swear!  I have been really into watercolor lately.…… Can you believe those frames are Dollar General frames for 6 bucks??? I feel like I hit the jackpot with those. They are not top quality, but you really can’t tell and they are matted. I made a placemat pillow a while back, and that made its way to the bed as well as another placemat pillow I made for the room. That cute little pillow came from RedEnvelope and you can read about how that pillow came to rest on our bed here. (You can see a complete link up at the bottom of the post on where each element came from that I have blogged about).

free prints framed

master bedroom 4

 

I probably should have pulled the bed rail down for pics, but honestly I didn’t have the energy to take it out and put it back. That’s just life in our home. The white picture frames on the floor were planned to be on the wall above the dog crates, but I am not sure if I will do that since have moved those shelves there. I am not sold on the shelves, but I really have nowhere else to put it. It actually gives me somewhere to keep a couple of items I have been tucking away in drawers but need easier access to (read – cloth diapers!!!!!!!!!!).   That framed piece above the light switch is a shadow box that I threw some pretty paper in and some arrows cut on my Silhouette Portrait.  It was difficult to get the paper smooth since there was a velvet fabric over the back piece, so I will need to replace it with fabric at some point.

shadow box

 

The bookcase holds the dog’s sweaters in the black container, while the cubbies under that hold kids books. The bottom shelf has both little ones shoes. Ashton does a stellar job of taking his shoes off daily and putting in his cubby.  The owls above that bookcase were a Goodwill find and an awesome score from the Maple festival years ago. The tree was painted by Hannah – I told her when she painted it I was framing it, lol, I don’t think she believed me.

Over on the tall dresser is the DIY canvas that I made with the kids. I added some letters for Jeff and I as well as a $1 frame with pretty scrapbook paper. Believe it or not, I found that little yellow bird at Michael’s for $2!! He and his big brother (who lives in the living room) really helped me discover what colors I want to bring into my home.

tall dresser styled

tall dresser

Now the long dresser in the room still needs some help since that mirror should be sitting on top of it. I have somehow lost the pieces to hang it, so I have been debating hanging it on the wall or using some scrap wood to mount it to the dresser. I am not usually a fan of the attached mirrors like this, but right now we are working with what we have. My plan had been to refinish a Craigslist find that I picked up for my birthday about 3 years ago, but that is currently sitting in storage. These pieces are my parents, and once we move I will be replacing them with items that I can make work for us a little better. I am so glad to have them right now though! I just added some pictures and odds and ends I have picked up over the years. The flowers are from my wedding bouquet. I have plans for the glass dish, but we shall see how those plans come along. I have really liked the succulent trend, and that dish would be an awesome place to make that happen.   I added the ring holder last..it was a quick project from scrap book paper, a dollar frame and a tea cup hook.  Now maybe I will remember to wear my wedding rings???

master bedroom dresser

master bedroom dresser right

ring holder frame

For the sake of full disclosure, the 2 doors are the closet and master bath.  The closet is no frills but functional, and the master bathroom is actually a very nice room.  The only issue I have with it is the color scheme.  That room was completed prior to my revelation that I didn’t want to stick with browns.  I couldn’t justify the expense of redoing it since it was a nicely put together room already.  And the kiddos LOVE that tub – oh look…they are in there now Winking smile.

master bath

master closet

So that wraps it up. I have to say, it has come miles, and where it stayed for so long is very frustrating, but it is such a relief to be done!

And a little before/after action:

 

Master Bedroom Before

 

Master bedroom after

 

I found some more before pics and thought it would be a nice comparison.  Here is a fun embarrassing photo – the first week we moved in.  WOW what a mess!!!

 

Master bedroom 1st weekAnd then the arrangement prior to the above “before” photo.  The crib used to reside below that ASM.  🙂  My little man’s cute setup that he never used.  lol

Bedroom

Spray painted lamps

Chevron canvas

Goodwill finds

Mom butterfly heart pillow

Placemat pillow

 

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Master bedroom inspiration

So the master bedroom.. needs help!! I haven’t really done anything in there since we moved in. No paint on the walls, very little hanging on the walls. What is on the walls goes with the bed-set that was handed down to me by my mom. Did I mention the bedroom set was also passed on to me from my mom? I have never purchased furniture for the bedroom that I picked out. Ever. So it’s time to remedy that. Enter: inspiration and Pinterest of course. I have been looking for ideas and inspiration on what I would really like in that room. It is a large room, but we have lots going on in there.

Here is the furniture in that room now:

King bed
2 night stands
tall dresser
long dresser with mirror
large cabinet my father made
crib 1 lg & 1 sm dog crate
small cheap bookshelf
bowflex workout bench

Yea… all that in that room. It’s a little much, and it’s hard to arrange. It’s pretty much everything against the walls. Bleh. Here are some pics of how it was a month ago, I did rearrange it, putting the bed in the middle of that wall that has the crib and dresser. But I am still not happy with it.

As you can see… it’s not much to brag about. It has no personality, it isn’t cohesive with the rest of the house and it clearly needs help. So my plan is to put together a plan. lol Gotta start somewhere right?

I have been busy putting together some inspiration. One of the sites that I have learned through other bloggers is Olioboard. You can put together mood boards with all of the info on the pieces that you are using. Or you can upload your own photos, or use ones from the web that strike your fancy. There is also a site called MyDeco. I like that one as well, but Olioboard seems to be my go to. I finished this mood board up a little while ago. It seems that I may be getting closer to a plan. At least I have some colors that I like and feel will flow well with the rest of the house.

Now I am no expert, but I will try and explain what my thought process was with this room.

1. We want a platform bed. That is one thing we have always agreed on. This is not necessarily the one we want, but something similar I beleive would work.
2. I love pillows on a bed. So we need some pillows that bring in the dashes of color.
3. Rather than bedside lights, I have considered the lights that hang above the bed, or attach to the bed. This isn’t set in stone yet..just throwing around ideas.
4. The nightstands- not sure on these. I like that they have drawers and a little texture. This area has room for change for sure.
5. The dresser… I love it!!! I am going to look at a craigslist find Monday that looks very close to this. I may end up doing a different stain or even something along the lines of this Anthropologie dresser. Not sure. But I love the look of the dresser.
6. An ottoman/bench at the end of the bed… for storage and it grounds the bed since there is not footboard. This ottoman is not exactly what I want, but close.
7. The jute rug, added for texture and for a base for the bed.
8. Sheepskin rug…I would like to use one on each side of the bed, or maybe a throw over the ottoman. 9. I like this rug as well, so I’m on the fence what to use
10. These IKEA curtains, I like how bright they are.
11. Bamboo blinds for some texture
12. Oops, missed 12*how did that happen? runs through my mind as my 1 yr old grabs my leg again*
13. Some sort of hanging light. I am in love with the concept of a drum shade on a ceiling light, I may end up doing that. But these lights looked pretty neat.
14. The colors-walls a light grey, with accents in green, yellow, orange and red. Seems busy, but it will tie together well.

Here are some of the rooms that inspire me. Little pieces of them just draw me.

This bedroom is found at House Tweaking, I love how this is a repurposed material, and makes the space feel homey (not to be mistaken with homely).

Fence headboard

This bedroom I love because it has a mix of styles that I like, it has clean lines which draws me in. This room can be found over at Young House Love

Bedroom at YHL

And this room I love because its a little retro, but it still feels relevant today. Love the yellows, and will def. be using some in my room.

This photo can be found over at House to Home.

My major inspirations on this decorating journey I am on can really be attributed to the blogs I read daily. Seriously, I am addicted to Young House Love, and Bower Power has helped a lot as well. I find myself on these blogs clicking links and reading for hours. It’s actually worse than that Pinterest addiction. So that’s that… it’s still kind of all over the place. Figuring out what really works for me, doesn’t get the snarled up nose from my husband, and ties into the whole look is taking time. I would love to find a piece of inspiration somewhere that will help bring it all together. The search is still on. Anyone else trying to put together a look or style(home or fashion)? Maybe revamping an old piece of furniture?