Sunday, December 5, 2010

Master Bedroom Makeover REVEAL!!

Our master bedroom is done...well 95% done. Still waiting on some black & white photos to get here for a photo wall I'm doing, but other than that it's DONE!! YAY!!

Here is the awful & dated bedroom before.....(sorry that's all the photos I could find of the before)
It was BAD, AWFUL...I KNOW!! So the first thing we did was sold all that golden oak aka orangy oak furniture. Bought new furniture...but made a few changes to the new furniture.

The new bed came like this.... with a brown faux leather padded inset in the headboard.

UGH...made the bed too dark in my opinion. So bought some linen fabric and reupholstered it. Now it's PERFECT!

Next, hubby scrapped the popcorn (acoustic stuff) off the ceiling. Yay, was I glad to get rid of that! But, wait the drywall tape marks are showing now that the popcorn is off...YUCK! Guess whoever drywalled the ceiling didn't care about smoothing the tape lines out since they were covering it with popcorn. UGH! So I tell hubby that we should just cover the ceiling with beadboard. I said, "It will be easier than you having to patch and sand to smooth out those tape lines." Well long story was not easier.....but Oh so much better!!! It adds so much charm and architectural interest to the ceiling!!

(I would have preferred a capiz shell chandelier, but our bedroom is on the 2nd level and gets really hot up there so we really had to have a I chose this one by Hunter and really like it.

Oh and of course I have to mention the paint color on the walls which we love! It is Sherwin Williams called Utterly Beige and it is Utterly Fabulous in my opinion. No peachy or pink undertones like some beige/tan paint's just a perfect, cozy color!

Well as most of you know we are custom rug manufacturers so of course we had to have a custom rug in our bedroom, right?! I deceided I wanted just a touch of some animal print in the bedroom, so I designed a brown & white zebra rug to go under the bed and just peak out a little bit. This was not a quick rug to make as every zebra stripe was all hand cut and all inlaid by hand. All in all it took 12 hours to make, but it was worth it! What do ya think?
Ok, so without further ado......let me show you our new bedroom, follow me.

How do ya like my little touch of Christmas with the ice skate pillow? It was actually a stocking but it had all the colors of our room so I stuffed it and liquid sewed to top to make a pillow.

(I planned on painting these nightstands a creamy white, but now I'm not sure. Kind of like them black...what do ya think??) I'm thinking they will work since I'll have black frames for the black and white photos & the tv is black.

Took the blinds and drapes all the way to the ceiling to visually make the window appear larger.

I LOVE the colors in our calming & relaxing!

Well hello Kitty!

Can't wait for my paperwhites to bloom! But for now, have some petunias in an aqua ball jar.

Just look at that lovely beadboard ceiling and crown molding! Thanks hubby!

Look at the feature hubby did.....yes, there are lights under the bed. So we have a bed that glows at night with the touch of a button. Pretty cool, huh?!

Antique mirror we bought from a garage sale.

Ok, so that's the tour. I'll show you the photo wall when I get it done. Now, I'm going to go enjoy my bedroom.
Take Care!


Jess said...

I am in love with that ceiling!! you did such a fabulous job, come do mine now! =)

jodi@Pleasant-Home said...

Wow! What a fantastic transformation!!! Fantabulous!

Lou Cinda @ Tattered Hydrangeas said...

This is GORGEOUS!! I love every single thing!! The ceiling is perfect!! And the headboard! Oh my Gosh!! LOVE IT!! I would have NEVER thought to cover it! DUH!!

I love the colors! Love the end tables it all!

Lou Cinda

Denise said...

Absolutely gorgeous :) Your hubby did a great job with the diy stuff and you have added that personal touch all women want;)
I love the iceskate pillow too.

Rachel Hope said...

WOW! So Pretty! Love the color scheme!

Rhiannon said...

what an amazing makeover!

Thoughtfully blended hearts said...

This is a perfectly amazing makeover!!! It's so beautiful. Your rug is gorgeous. The ceiling is perfection and I had to giggle at the underlit bed...but on second thought, I think it is more stubbing your toes at night and it gives a wonderful soft glow!!!

Lisa said...

It looks beautiful! You are quite creative.

Erin said...

It's absolutely gorgeous!!!

I love that you were brave enough to change the headboard!! I would have been scared on a new piece of furniture...but it was absolutely the right touch!

I think the nightstand are gorgeous black, but if you decide on cream, I think that would be fabulous too.

And the stocking, turned pillow...fantastic! :)

The Autocrat: Haley said...

OMGosh!! Super fabulous! I love the night stands a dark color. And your husband, he is a good man! You did a great job!

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

Darlene, it looks beautiful! Great job on the beadboard ceiling. I know you are loving it all. Love that rug too! I haven't forgotten about the rug giveaway, but it will probably have to be after Christmas now. Have a Merry Christmas!

Throw Open the Windows said...

This is AMAZING!!! I love love love everything you did in here. And the stocking-turned-pillow is just the perfect touch. Thanks for sharing all these wonderful pics! Visiting from The CSI Project.

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Amy @ Journey Mum said...

It is beautiful, you must be so pleased! I think having your master bedroom (if no where else) the way you want it is so important.

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Letters From Home said...

WOW that is incredible! I love the ceiling and how it works so well with the rest of the colors. Beautiful room!!! :)

Heaven's Walk - said...

Oh Darlene - what a beautiful transformation! I LUV the dark contrasting with the white. It's so very chic and sophisticated! You both did an amazing job on this room! Happy WW to you!

xoxo laurie

Janell @ Isabella and Max said...

You did an amazing job, and a huge kudos to your husband for installing that fabulous ceiling and molding. Wow, it transforms the room!

Anonymous said...

What a stunning transformation....Your bed looks sooooo cozy!!!

Take care,

Leigh-Anne Blaylock said...

You did a fabulous job! Can you please describe or show more pics of how your hubby installed the ceiling? My husband and I have been procrastinating on doing this to our kitchen ceiling. Part of the reason is because we couldn't decide to use the beadboard sheets (like yours) or individual planks (like wood floors). I would greatly appreciate any additional info on how he made those pine support things. Thank you for sharing!

Colleen said...

Your bedroom is gorgeous!!!! The colors are so calming and the stocking turned into a pillow is brillant! I would leave the nightstands just as they are. You and hubby did a fantastic job and the transformation is breathtaking.

Cote de Texas said...


omg - this is soooo fabulous! the ceiling really sets the tone - love the brown and whites and the curtains and the shades! even love the ceiling fan!!!! omg- this is unreal. just unreal. love love love love this!!!!!!!!!!

have a wonderful Christmas !!

cheryl said...

Beautiful bedroom redo, Darlene!! Love it all!! I've been trying to get my thoughts together to do mine, but after re-doing my kitchen, I'm fresh out of oomph right now! I'm in the purging mood, so will do that first, then get to the bedroom!
Think about doing a post on the under bed lighting and how you turn it off and on! What a clever idea!!
And congratulations on your daughters engagement!! Such an exciting time for all of you!!

Bonnie@Creative Decorating said...

Your room turned out just beautiful. Everything looks just perfect and I LOVE the rug!

Blessed Rain said...

Funny that you go from dud to fab in one amazing redo!
Love the skate pillow! I am now going to start the search for things that will match my new bed set!

Korrie@RedHenHome said...

Ooh, I can't possibly pick a favorite feature of your GORGEOUS bedroom! Is it the ceiling? The rug? That beautiful chest of drawers? The new upholstery on the bed? You can see my problem. It's all wonderful!

Melissa said...

Beautiful! Where did you get the bed linens?? I am in love!

Amber Martin said...

Hello! I LOVE the bed re-finish! Can I ask where you got the bed or what brand it is? I am looking for something very similar and this is the closest I have found. Please respond to my email Thanks!

Amber said...

I am wondering where you got the bed? I would like to do a project like this and this is the closest bed to what I had in mind. Thanks!

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