Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Master Bedroom Makeover

Our Master Bedroom Makeover is finally complete!! It was a labor of love and a lot of hard work but we managed to do it! Together. Really fast. With minimal issues and marital stress. Ha! We LOVE how it turned out and I still enjoy walking in and taking in the newness because it went from being one of my least favorite rooms (appearance and decorative wise), to one of my most favorites!

At the beginning of summer I knew I wanted to tackle this makeover this summer. Before school, before soccer, before busy schedules and routines could interfere or cause us to put it off. So we got started shortly after returning from our beach vacation and finished up everything in about a week and a half. We had a little push of motivation thanks to the housewarming party we hosted so we finished pretty quickly. Yay!! 

Here's what it looked like before...

The walls were a green color, we took down the curtains left by the previous owners right after moving in but left up the curtain rods, and we had absolutely nothing on our walls because we knew we'd paint within our first year or so in the house. So the room just wasn't that great. Ha.

While this makeover was pretty big for us, it wasn't huge. Our furniture was purchased from a locally owned furniture store and we've had it around 8 years I think and even though it isn't brand new, it's still in almost new condition and really great quality, so we have no plans of replacing it anytime soon. Our comforter we just got last year for the new house, so again, not something we're planning to replace for a while. Two pretty big things we didn't change at all.

Everything else was fair game and ready for an update!

The mirror in the corner we've had maybe 10 years, and most of our furniture decor, mainly frames and such, are anywhere from 8-11 years old... so these were things we were planning to update and makeover. =)

And then there's Bailey's bed... which was a little too big for our room and something she technically didn't need given she's a miniature schnauzer and not a lab. Haha. I think my parents actually bought it for our 2 miniature schnauzers years ago. She enjoyed her king size bed while it lasted. =)

Notice the piece of furniture that became the catch-all for our bedroom? Our chest of drawers is on a wall no one really ever sees but us. Our bedroom is right off the kitchen, right near the back door coming in from the garage, so the view from the doorway is seen somewhat regularly... but rarely is this wall seen. Unless you come into our bedroom to look around or to go to our bathroom, you'd never see this wall. Hence the catch-all. Haha. Every diaper bag, purse, camera bag, all the bags ended up here. Plus the occasional hat, sunglasses, or other random item. #timeforachange  

Our nightstands were simple... Terrell's had a clock and a picture of me and the boys, mine had a lamp, clock, picture of Terrell and the boys, books, my Bible and quiet time material, my ring box and a Willow Tree piece we got as a wedding gift. The nightstands just needed a little face lift, nothing major.

Soooo.... the very first thing was did was pick out curtains. This was a must. I knew we needed something on our windows to make the room come together and just look nicer... slightly more formal, slightly more dressed-up. We found our curtains at Kirklands (on sale!) and based our decision on what would go best with our comforter. 

Then, we decided on our paint color. Terrell was a little skeptical picking out curtains before paint but I knew I had to have the curtains first and we ended up going with the paint color (a similar one at least) to the one shown on the picture of the curtains. It worked out perfect! After getting the curtains and paint, everything else was small... new frames, new decor, a new lamp, a new (smaller) bed for Bailey, and a change to our mirror. 

Welcome to our new master bedroom!

Oh how I love it. =) Everything came together perfectly. 

I updated our dresser just a little with new frames... the frame of the boys is from Hobby Lobby and the frame of mine and Terrell's engagement picture (which we almost retired but decided to keep on display just a little longer =)) is from Walmart. The decorative piece in the middle was a Kirklands find last year (on sale!) that I bought for the new house but after moving in wasn't sure where to use it. It turned out perfect for this spot on our dresser!

I love my updated mirror! We spray painted it "ivory" (which was a job simply because it's a mirror) and then I distressed it (which was another job simply because, haha). It turned out great and fits perfect with our new room!

Our nightstands just got minor face lifts. I finally found a new lamp... the lamp was actually the toughest thing to find for the whole room. It came from Fred's right here in Bville. I found new frames from Hobby Lobby and I de-cluttered a little.   

Terrell's nightstand got a new matching frame and that was it. #smallestmakeoverever 

The big piece hanging over our bed was a half-off Hobby Lobby find. It took a trip to more than one Hob Lob but we finally found "the one"! It's unique but we love it. =) 

The catch-all is no longer a catch-all! Yay!! I just wanted something super simple on this wall since it's mainly just for us. It turned out perfect! 

I found these cute little sayings at Hobby Lobby (half-off!). I love that they're sweet and flirty and fit us. =) I moved my Willow Tree piece from my nightstand to here and also moved the little mirror. And we found new "homes" for everything that used to collect here! YAY.

So that's our new master. One of our now favorite rooms! 

Up next... Layton's big boy room! Thankfully that particular makeover won't be quite as much work! =)

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