I have come to a point in my master bedroom where I just need to be done for awhile. You know how it is, there is always going to be changes…that is just how the ball bounces!! But, really I am so excited to move on to my next project that I am ready to reveal the master bedroom!
I regret that I do not have any pics of the before…I just went through 15 cd’s of pictures and there was not one single picture of my bedroom. I guess I don’t take pictures in the bedroom…maybe this is a good thing!
I do however have a few pics to give you a good example of what it was like. I used to have a strong affinity for very dark colors…imagine a dark brown/red room with dark wood accents.
This is very similar to the color that I had and this shelf setup was at the end of my bed…yikes! Do you ever ask yourself “what were you thinking?”
I had moved my original bedside tables into the living room and was using these bar stools as side tables…no kidding!
This was the original comforter. I did like what it looked like and how it felt. I did not like that is always looked wrinkled. I am not one to iron my bedding.
So now to the reveal!
My dog is a photo hound! This is her spot and she refused to not be in the picture!
Initially, I had really wanted white bedding. I bought and took back three different quilts/comforters/duvet covers. I chose this one because it was so easy! My dog and kids are always on the bed. This quilt can easily be thrown in the washer and then thrown right back on the bed. There is no ironing, no trying to get the comforter back into the duvet cover, no fluffing involved!
I searched forever for a dresser that I could redo. I did not one with fancy lines and a lot of character, just wanted plain and simple. Never found it. But I did find this simple white dresser for a steal…love it!
I ended up going with the open style side tables that I found at Pier 1. What I liked is that they have a little shine to them and a place that I could put a basket on the bottom. I love magazines, my husband loves them even more, and this is a great place to store them.
The lamp shades are from Lowe’s…on clearance for $0.65! They had a holiday ribbon around the edges which I replaced.
No room in my home is complete without pictures of my babies!
Linen pillows were hand made and I hope make the chairs fit better into the room design. I had thought about reupholstering the chairs…got a little lazy! The side table was made from a little side table that I had for years and then I topped it with a slice of tree stump. (Thanks dad!)
My kids are at that age now where sometimes I need to get away from them and their friends (imagine 3 teenage girls squealing around your house) so I love having a seating area in the bedroom to escape!
Any stylish girl needs a full length mirror in her room…right??
I like my rooms to feel cozy, comfortable, and have elements that make it personal to me. I am definitely on my way to moving toward lighter colors…will never let go of my black accents though!
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Cannot wait to get moving with my next project!
It is finally done!! Started on New Years Eve, completed mid February. That’s not so bad. Right??
This bathroom is a big departure from my normal decorating style. I have been doing dark colors for so long and desperately wanted to change it up. Well, it is very white and wow does it look a lot bigger!!
Beware…many, many pics coming your way!
Here are the before pics. Notice the yucky builders paint, brown linoleum, and lack of any kind of glam.
Now for a few “in progress” pics.
First up the walls were painted with Benjamin Moore’s “Decorators White”. I have painted nearly every surface in my home at some point...why then did I almost lose my life several times during this project? The forces of nature were clearly working against me that day. Just to make things clear I guess I am know to push everything a little too far. I am told. You know how it is when you see a spot you missed and you don't want to move your chair/ladder and you decide to just reach for it?? Ok, I had a few of those that day and things did not turn out for the best.
Then, glass tile was installed on one wall.
And then the floor tile! My age is creeping up on me...my knees and wrists were sore for a week after all of the tiling! All of the wall trim was also painted the same white.
And now…the big reveal!!
I am loving the neutral colors. I did decide to keep my blue shower curtain for now. I bought a white one but almost feel like the space needs a little bit of color. And now that I have come this far I am contemplating painting the cabinets white as well. Any thoughts??
It is so nice just to have it freshened up and lightened up…now off to finish the bedroom!
My home is not the biggest, definitely not the cleanest, and probably not the prettiest, but as they say home is all about who you share it with!
Living room is never picture ready…this is as good as it gets! Wondering what other people do to keep the pillows in their proper place…velcro? Where do you keep your dog toys? Mine seem to be hiding in all of my pics! Yes, that is a bird in the corner…a very messy bird!
And, yes that is an aquarium on the other side of the room, home to Sophie the turtle. So, if you can’t find anything on tv you can always watch the animals!
We put this fireplace in after we moved in. Found the mantel at an auction. outbid and older gentleman who we found out later had a sentimental attachment to it…felt real bad, but still kept the mantel.
So love this old piece…but, have lost control of the inside of it. Notice the monkey clock that was handmade by daughter Natalie…gorgeous!
Keep checking back...more to come!!