Master Bedroom Makeover Madness


I have completed my master bedroom makeover - at least for now.  I only have two projects left on my plate - to build a new headboard (can't do it until I can work outside again) and to find a new bedspread, duvet cover and/or quilt.  I had hoped to find a new bedspread right away, but I haven't seen anything that I liked yet.



The room is 11 x 15 and has baseboard heaters against the walls and doors to the outside, the hallway, the bathroom and the closet - it was very hard to figure out a layout that doesn't block the heaters and doesn't feel like a bowling alley!

So here are the befores and afters:
B E F O R E S
I didn't mind the orange when I first moved in.  It felt cheerful and I liked it with all the white.



During the summer, I moved the desk into this position to try and fill up some of the excess space in the room. 
As time went on, I became more and more dissatisfied with the orange.  Every time I thought of painting, it tired me out - until now!  I also desperately wanted to lose the bowling alley feel...

Welcome to my new master bedroom!!

A F T E R S



Everything is freshly painted - oh but this is a part-way through the process shot.  Notice the benches haven't been "France-i-fied" yet
I also painted the closet doors the same warm white as all the furniture.
The new cushion on the chair is a sequined Christmas cushion I bought on sale for 94 cents with a new reversible cover I sewed from a patterned tea towel (also bought on sale) and some leftover fabric from a pair of taupe velvet drapes I had shortened.
Here's the reverse side




                                       
The nightstands look sooooo much better now!


I picked up a string of battery powered mini lights and some grapevine balls after Christmas and decided to use them together with this cloche to create my own little night light. A little piece of burlap and a tiny black ribbon finish it off.  It looks really pretty lit up at night :)

I jerry-rigged a queen sized headboard so I could place the bed a foot away from the wall and not totally block off the baseboard heater.  


The headboard has a quilt draped over it to hide the fact that it is not wide enough for a king sized bed.  Very makeshift, but I can't build a new headboard until the cold weather is over and I can use my workshop again...

I really want to add some bedding with pattern and colours to punch up the room, so if anyone has any ideas of what colours would work well please share!!

     B E F O R E
Complete with my newly built headboard from a vintage door.

Whew - what an odyssey this makeover has been!  The energy flows better with this new furniture layout and I sleep better, too!   So happy :)



To see how I built the new headboard, click HERE
To see the fully decorated bedroom with painted trim and new bedding, click HERE
To see ALL the projects from the Master Bedroom Makeover Madness, click HERE 

Have a great week!



66 comments:

Mel said...

WOW! What a wonderful update Anne! It's west coast cottagey now. Lovely.

Andrea said...

I loved the transformation, the colors you have now your room give more glamorous

Katie Goldsworthy said...

Looks really great! Good job!

--Katie
@ Creatively Living

My Little Home and Garden said...

That's a great job, Anne. Even a change in the furniture placement can make such a difference; you've done so much more.

Pellie / Penny said...

I loved you new look for the Master Bedroom. The colors seem more conducive to a better sleep. All your painted furniture looks super great. Thank you so much for sharing all your idea and work with us,

Hugs,
Penny

Meg said...

The room looks so soothing and relaxing. I love the color you chose for the walls! And all your re-do's came together quite well. Great job!

jeannie maxwell said...

The room looks great Anne! So light and airy. Great!

Jennifer said...

Hi Anne,

What a ton of work you did! It all looks so simple in a series of photos, but I can tell a lot of work went into this makeover.

The final room feels very calm and serene. With everything being so neutral, you could make big changes in your bedding according to the season. I don't know about you, but I get bored with my bedding and always want to change things up for a fresher look.

I don't mind the look of your stand-in headboard.

Check out the wallpaper floral headboard in this post: http://decor8blog.com/2012/01/20/creative-decorating-idea/ I like the room colors and the way the headboard sits off the wall.

Have a great weekend!

Heather said...

this is great...what fun to redo your room! it looks very peaceful!
have a great weekend, Anne

Kifus said...

A great job, Anne! A lot of work but lots of fun too! Love the fleur de lis stool. Thanks for sharing.

Lisa said...

Your bedroom looks so soothing and relaxing now! Love all the little details that really bring it to life!

Carrie @ Hazardous Design said...

Great transformation! It is so pretty, fresh, and bright. Enjoy it!

gail said...

ohhh, anne! you must feel so wonderful sleeping in such a fabulous room!

great job!
gail

Kelley @ TheGrantLife.com said...

Hi! Visiting from sundae scoop. What a great redo! I love how bright it looks now. It makes me wanna paint ours! :)

If you get a chance I would love for you to share this at my Friday link party going on now :)

NatashaMay said...

Hi Anne! You bedroom looks stunning. A really great transformation.:)

Marilyn said...

This is SOO awesome Anne, what a great re-do.. I love the transformation.. very creative and beautiful.. Wishing you an amazing week ahead.. xoxoxo

Amanda @ Ninth Street Notions said...

Very cool! Love the nightlight idea.

chateau chic said...

What a great transformation. Much calmer feel. I really like everything you did.
Mary Alice

Terrie said...

Very inspiring post. Love the remake of white theme. Very country style, warm and cozy.

Serendipity and Spice said...

I love the side table with the french stamp. The whole room turned out so wonderful- it looks so crisp and clean! I'm hosting a linky party, the theme is all time favorite post- would love it if you joined in!
-Melissa
www.SerendipityandSpice.blogspot.com

Katalina Jewelry said...

What a beautiful and relaxing room! Great job on the make over. So glad I found you through Homemaker on a Dime blog hop party. Your blog is wonderful...I'm a new follower.

Sarah @ Modern Country Style said...

It's lovely! I can hardly believe it's the same room - all the paint and turning the bed around make such an enormous difference!

And that taupe velvet is gorgeous!!

Sarahx

WhyCuzICan said...

Very pretty master bedroom and love the Frenchy touches!

Visiting from Nifty Thrifty Thurs at Linda's Coastal Charm's party,
Smiles, Suzanne in NW Illinois
WhyCuzICan

Okio B Designs said...

Gorgeous makeover! Love the fleur de lis bench! And oh my, is that a ton of snow outside that door?!

Jeanine

Myric said...

I honestly didn't mind the orange too because orange reminds me of bright colors of provence. However I LOVE the new paint on your bedroom! It is so you! It gived a soft warm feel and looks more elegant! Awesome job!

xoxo
Myric

Mrs.Flescher said...

I love the green and white together, and the "French-ified" nightstand and benches. Darling! Bravo!

Tisha said...

So pretty. I love all of the French graphics! I'd love it if you'd share this at my Show & Tell linkup party and giveaway going on now @ the Delectable Home.

Susan said...

I love the colors you chose for your Master Bedroom. Your room turned out gorgeous!

momto8 said...

good for you! beautiful...enjoy!

Maria @ All Things Luxurious said...

What a beautiful transformation! I love the changes, such a light, calm feel to it now! Great job!

Gwen said...

Love what you have done and wish you luck finding the last few items. You'll know them when you see them:)
xx

The Uncluttered Lifestyle said...

Room is looking good. Nice and airy. Can't wait to see what the headboard that you build.

Gwen said...

Just popped back...forgotten I had been here already...anyway, I must say that I love your basket of hydrangea flower heads; I also have some and use them often in my art.
xxx

Katie Goldsworthy said...

Love the room makeover!! So many great pieces in it! Thanks for linking it up @ Creatively Living!!!

--Katie

Bodhi said...

Love, love, love it! Very fresh and serene!

Kim said...

Aw, it's such a beautiful room. Love what you've done with it! I'm here from Kim's party and I'm your newest follower. Pop over for a visit sometime!
xoxo,
Kim

thistlewoodfarm said...

What a wonderful "after." I would absolutely love it if you would link this project up to our "impossibility" party. Here's the link:

http://thistlewoodfarm.wordpress.com/2012/01/31/a-journey-of-1000-steps/

Thanks for the inspiration!

blessings,
karianne

Butterbean Row said...

It is gorgeous! i liked the before too. I hear that orange is the new color now.

♥charlotte

Sue said...

The neutrals really opened up the room to make it seem larger, Anne. Moving the bed location changed the look, too. It all seems so fresh and modern now. No wonder you're sleeping better! :-) Visiting from From My Back Porch to Yours. ~ Sue

Laurel@chippingwithcharm said...

Looks great...sleep tight :) Laurel

Cindy said...

Everything is lovely, if it was me, I know it's not, but I would just stay with the white coverlet. It's very restful, I find.
Hugs, cindy

Sarah@budgetfriendlydecorating said...

Everything looks so fresh and beautiful...love it!
Sarah
www.budgetfriendlydecorating.com

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

You did a great job, Anne! I love the wall color. How great that you have a door to the yard right there. That must be wonderful in the warmer months. I am working on my bedroom, too, but mine is not so much a redo as a getting it to where I like it since we just moved here a few months ago. It's coming along, but I still have a couple of things I want to do.

Kelley @ TheGrantLife.com said...

Im glad you linked up to my party last Friday.. I hope to see ya again this Friday :)

Elizabeth (Blue Clear Sky) said...

Hello from Ontario, Canada. Your bedroom is very pretty and I like all the lovely touches, especially the wire cloche with the lights. I am currently working on our basement guest suite and although my accessories are not yet finished, I am held up by the exact same things as you -a white bedspread/quilt and constructing our headboard. If you get a chance stop by to see the progress so far.

Vanessa Dawne said...

I love your new bedroom, Anne, it looks so peaceful. I love blue [here on Vancouver Isle] so I'd use a beautiful turquoise or royal blue for bedding & a few accent pieces.

But I could see any bright colour fitting in well with your current scheme -- you could add green to highlight your plants, or a reddish-orange would go nice with your starfish, or a bright yellow would be cheerful.

What's your favourite bright colour? Can't wait to see how it goes.
dawnedesign.net

JOY @ http://joysjotsshots.blogspot.com/ said...

Hi, Love your new Master. The color you chose makes it seem a more relaxing place to be. I too liked the orange (my favorite color) because it reminded me of a beach condo, but I don't think I could have relaxed much in the orange room. Finishing my Master is on my "round-to-it" list and I've gotten some great ideas here. enJOYed the tour very much.

Honey at 2805 said...

What a dramatic difference, Anne! It all looks wonderful! Thank you for sharing your wonderful project at Potpourri Friday!

Fat Dormouse said...

I’m sorry it took me so long to get to your « Impossibility Challenge » post – this thing called “work” got in the way! But I’m here now and it’s great to read about your bedroom makeover. To be honest, I really liked the orange (our bedroom is like, mustard and blue - not our choice, but I quite like it!) but when I saw your makeover colour choice I can see how much better - and how much more tranquil! - the bedroom is now. It's beautiful. Well done!
Congratulations on making your impossibility possible!

Sue said...

What a lovely makeover.....much better then the orange...I have the exact same color in my entire house...we just moved in and I didn't have to change a thing...I found that color goes with everything...you asked about colors...my guest room is done in red...my master has navy blue and all French accents....FR has brown with red touches...everything goes with this base color....if you stop by my blog and go back a page or two (or three) you can see all the colors I used....

Anonymous said...

Hi, I love your bedroom! We put beadboard on the walls in our room, just part way up and we haven't yet painted the top portion of the walls. (I'm having a horrible time finding a color!) Hubby wants to paint soooooooooooo badly, he asked for paint for the bedroom for Christmas! Anyway, I love the wall color you used! Would you mind me asking what color it is???? Thanks in advance!
Kim

Artsy VaVa said...

Lovely! I pinned the fleur de lis!

Karah @ thespacebetweenblog said...

I love it! The new color is so much more peaceful. And I love the starfish!!

Thanks so much for linking up to the challenge!
Karah

Anne said...

Hi @anonymous Kim!! Hope you're monitoring this because I have no other way of reaching you... The paint colour is Benjamin Moore Lenox Tan in latex eggshell finish. Only I ran out of paint and had to get Home Depot to colour match, so I finished the job with Behr's Paint & Primer in one (I'm totally sold on that paint now!) and they did an awesome job of matching.

(Our local BM dealer went out of business, so sad!)

Anonymous said...

Anne, Thanks SO SO MUCH!!! I'll be picking it up tomorrow!! DH will be sooooooo happy!!!! Kim

elizabeth said...

aren't you a decoration fairy! amazing jog. i adore white furniture :)

Anne said...

I'm definitely thinking some combination of a soft aqua, cream and taupe in a subtle pattern. Thank you for popping in!

Anne said...

thank you! and thanks for visiting :)

Green Willow Pond said...

Awesome makeover! Love your blog...I'm on my way up to hit that follow button!

Beth @ Free Stylin' said...

What a beautiful room! It looks so peaceful. Great job!

Anonymous said...

I live in New Orleans, Louisiana. I love your fleur de lis embelishments. I don't know if there are any Bed, Bath & Beyond stores in Canada. It is also not very colorful, black and beige. But they do have a fleur de lis patterened quilt set. Nice job. Tina

Anne said...

Thank you for the tip! I'll check out the on-line store since there isn't one anywhere near me.

Becca said...

Your room looks so pretty! I actually really like the quilt draped headboard- it looks really soft and feminine! Great job!

Green Willow Pond said...

What a great makeover Anne! Everything looks great, but the piece that really caught my eye is the grapevine ball stuffed cloche.

I have a bunch of these balls in storage. I love this idea! Now I just need to come up with some kind of cloche. Hmmm...maybe Hobby Lobby has something I can use a 40% off coupon on.

I love your blog and am a new follower :)

Rose said...

Hi Anne,

The changes you have made to your master bedroom are gorgeous!! I want to head in there for a nap. :)

I have been trying to find a screen cover like you have on your smaller window as I have one large and one small window and this looks tops!!
Do you know where I could buy one? Or did you make it?

Regards,
Rose.

Anne said...

@Rose - Hi Rose, I'm afraid that was a yard sale find. You can buy shutters or build them to fit your window or just keep hitting yard sales until you find something that will work! :)

Thanks for your sweet comments!