Oh, how I have looked forward to this day! Isn’t it such a good feeling when you take on a large task, and finally come to completion?
Granted, I had hoped to accomplish our master bedroom makeover a couple of months ago – but such is life with 4 kids. And I am okay with that 😉
I don’t wan’t to be too wordy on this post – I’d rather leave it all up to the pictures. However – I do want to leave you with resources as we make our way through the room. Also, if you’ve been following along, you know there are many DIY tutorials from this room that I’ve already written, and I’ll insert those links throughout.
We are really so pleased with how it came together, and we feel we were able to create the relaxing space we hoped for. I hope it will provide some inspiration for you.
Let’s take another quick glance at how it looked before our makeover started. (P.S. It was the neglected room of the house for 2 years.)
First, we walked into too much stuff and clutter.
Then we got to see all the hand-me-down furniture and bedding (and laundry. Okay – the laundry still happens 😉 )
And the wall closet that we kind-of-almost-finished.
EEEEE! I know.
It is so nice to look back on those pictures and to know that those days are long gone. It is really not a large space, but by pulling out what we didn’t love, and just adding what was necessary and beautiful – it has become my absolute favorite space in our home.
My husband and I always pride ourselves in making things with our own
two four hands or scoring great buys at thrift stores – and this room is certainly full of those things. However, I have been so very grateful to have had the support and confidence of 4 specific companies who have added very special touches throughout this room. They have been generous enough to provide these products (bonus perks of being a blogger), and I truly hope you will take the time to discover these wonderful companies.
Company #1: Blindsgalore.com
I wrote all the juicy details about our jute-like roller shades, in THIS previous post. These shades are absolutely wonderful, and I know I will enjoy them for many more years to come.
Company #2: Carmel Decor
Company #3: Linen Spa (affordable luxury bedding)
They provided a Bed-in-a-bag, which had the comforter I needed to make my reversible duvet cover, 2 pillows for my ruffle pillow shams, and microfiber (heavenly) sheets and pillowcases (which I used to make my lace pillowcases).
I might also mention, the best pillow I’ve ever slept on, HERE.
Company #4: Superior Custom Linens
I am obsessed with linen fabric – and Superior Custom Linens must have caught on to that when I made my linen duvet and pillows. They sent me 2 lovely custom made linen pillow covers – and I couldn’t be more pleased with the quality and look.
If you love the soft feel and look of linen fabric, you must see what they have available on their site. Holy smokes! I want one of everything!
Now let’s make our way through the small details of the room.
The nightstands came from antique stores, for about 30-40 dollars each. Before and after HERE, as well as painting details).
They are topped with thrift store treasures and flowers from the yard.
Also, an image from “the good old dating days”.
The dresser/desk was destined for the dump, until a neighbor asked if we wanted it. Heck ya! My husband worked wonders with it and all details and before/after found HERE.
Topped with the lamp and a plant that spoke to me while grocery shopping.
The mantel headboard is our pride and joy. The hubs worked some serious magic and was able to build it according to what we both hoped for. I’ve got lots and lots of details about this headboard (paint used, etc) HERE.
We are wanting to make plans and a tutorial for this headboard (due to popular request), but would need to make another to do so. If any of you would be interested in purchasing the extra headboard we make, please contact me at camitidbits at gmail dot com. We will discuss price together.
I topped the mantel with some thrifted scuffed up vases, an old window buried in an antique store, and this sweet little boat my husband made while he was playing around in his wood shop.
The chandelier was a splurge for me (because I deserved it) and is an off-the-shelf light fixture from Home Depot.
The curtain rod is a $6 dollar electrical conduit pipe we bought at Home Depot as well. We simply bent it and spray painted it and stopped it with finials. I made all 4 curtain panels from $30 worth of clearance fabric from Joann’s. I simply hemmed around and folded the top down and attached with THESE clips from Amazon.
The bench at the end of our bed was made from scraps from my husbands wood pile. I love it, and so does the 1 year old. He can now climb onto our bed all by himself.
My husband also made some wood boxes from old wood scraps to add to the top of our wall closet (which he also built). It adds some great storage for out of season clothes and other stuff.
These baskets on the sides hold socks and other clothing items that can be folded. They originally started as THESE cheapo baskets from Amazon, but I couldn’t stand to look at them any longer. After finding the most beautiful wood my husband could from his pile, he cut them in small strips and I fixed them to the front of the baskets. Tutorial for that HERE.
A much improved free update, if you ask me.
To the side of the closet, I was excited to find this black swivel hanging “thing” from Decor Steals, and I bought it right up. It comes in so handy for those clothes that you really want to throw on the floor – but look much better hanging off the ground. You know what I’m talking about, right?
Now I’ll give you the list of the links that take you to the details and tutorials for the bedding I made, and any other resources I can think of.
White Trim and woodworking is Super White by Benjamin Moore.
Soft blue/gray walls is Willow Springs by PPG Paints.
Finally, here is a complete list of the posts I wrote while planning the master bedroom makeover. It will take you through the inspiration images I found as well as DIY’s I hoped to complete and products I had in mind. Really fun to see how all of it came together while going through the stages of design.
This is the first room makeover where I took you for the whole ride, from start to finish. Thank you for being patient while we completed the space! My biggest hope is that you are inspired to build spaces that speak to your soul and bring you and your family peace and comfort! That is what home is all about! I also hope you’ve come away with some tools and resources to aide you in your own home makeovers.
Thank you for all your support, and if I’ve missed anything you want to know more about, please feel free to ask.
Here are some images that work well on social sharing sites (which is always appreciated!).
And of course –
Thanks for reading!
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