Dreamy Bedroom Makeover – Part 2
Welcome back! So here the Master Bedroom story continues. You can catch Part 1 right here.
|How did we get from the Before to the After? Read on to find out!|
First things first, we needed a new bed. Well, need is a strong word. More like longed for. It turns out, while we’d just assumed we could never fit a King size bed in our smallish room, once we actually measured the space, the bigger bed was only going to take an extra 3 inches on each side.
For nights when our two dogs climb into bed while we sleep and then proceed to takeover the entire space, and now that baby makes three, I was definitely willing to sacrifice those three inches of walking space! It’s not like I wake up and do jumping jacks by the bed each morning – what do I need the space for?
|Story of my life|
|We slept so deeply the first night, we actually woke up disoriented.|
|Bedding and reversible blanket found @ Target. We heart Tar-jay.|
This sweet, sweet shrine of sleep sits on a standard-issue metal frame. So next, we needed to address the headboard.
We’d been watching inordinate amounts of design shows, so we decided to build our own. Anything we hadn’t pieced together from the TV shows, we supplemented at the mighty home-based University known as Youtube.
We found a wonderful decorator’s store not far from our house, and they stock gorgeous fabrics. This is when I learned the hard way how expensive fabric is and it really burst my bubble. Luckily, I bounce back quickly.
We went through many sample books and settled in this one, because it’s elegant and brings together lots of pretty colors to work with.
|We like its timelessness|
|It also pairs nicely with bold two-toned graphic prints like this one|
|Almost finished… We love it!|
|Sprayed to match the color scheme and enjoying a new drawer pull…|
Our his-and-hers dressers were recent purchases, so we were happy with them. We thought about repainting them, but settled on leaving them their rich mocha color.
We did decide to customize them with new Asian-style drawer pulls, which helps them be a little more unique and ties the space together.
|These are available through Richelieu Hardware.|
|New drawer pulls. Vintage chair used to belong to my parents.|
|Picture rail is a nice perch for sweet photos|
|His items corralled in a vintage silver tray from Value Village.|
|Her items corralled in a repainted mirror tray, also from Value Village.|
The Rug, Curtains and Lamps
We searched for a long time for something that could feel luxurious underfoot, with some kind of pattern, but also that would not compete with everything else going on. And damn, rugs are expensive!
We finally found this velvety little beauty at Winners/HomeSense for around two hunny. Not bad, not bad.
|Our room is above the garage, so this really helps warm the floors in winter|
Coincidentally, the rug gives a shout-out to the pattern on the walls, found in the wallpaper. Cool.
The curtains are from Tar-jay. They’re lovely to look at but quite stiff. I prefer flowy to buckle-y, but the colors all work together, so we’re pretty happy.
The rod, with its lovely mother-of-pearl detailing, is from Lowe’s.
|Curtains and rod work within the overall scheme but aren’t too matchy.|
|Lamps are Debbie Travis @ Canadian Tire.|
A note on the lamps: although we love them, they came with drama. We bought a pair. At home, we opened the box to discover that the ceramic base was cracked (even all sealed up in its styrofoam shipper). But a few weeks had passed, so we had a really hard time exchanging it.
When we brought the next one home, there was a part missing! Back to the store we went.
I’ll spare you the rest because ultimately we decided to keep them, but I wonder if after all that we’re the lucky ones with the only two complete, unbroken lamps in this model!
Faux Crown Moulding & Architectural Detail
|Shhh! Don’t tell. This faux crown moulding is actually base moulding.|
We’re going to post a full tutorial very soon on how we installed faux crown moulding using much-more-user-friendly base moulding (the kind that’s flat in the back).
|A shot of our new “architectural detail”|
Want to know how we created this look on the walls? Read all about it right here.
The Final Result
Lush, warm, inviting and supremely comfortable. What more can a girl ask for?
|The final result.|
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