Sunday, February 13, 2011

Master Bedroom Reveal

well guys... with our internet out for exactly 26 days I found plenty of time to "get to work" on our master bedroom. 

First thing I did was plan... for ohhhhh 3 years.... then when I couldn't entirely decide what I was wanting I began to do what I do best. I collected pictures of inspiration rooms!!
Don't tell me you haven't seen at least 10 of them, they were kinda starting to take over my life. 
But to appreciate the after you must know the before.
shall we?

{please note these are nasty iphone photo's and i apologize for the dingy quality}

 Recently a very dear friend of mine found a "treasure" and quickly called to share her find. 
Someone living near them was throwing out 6 perfectly fine windows!!!
I immediately begged with everything in me agreed to take two of them off her hands and my wheels began spinning.
I wanted mirrors, so i googled, and blogged and found out about a paint Krylon makes called Looking Glass paint.
It is not a true mirror when completed but after 5 light coats of paint it definately renders a mirrored like look. 
Once the windows were hung I had a slight vision and where the room was headed.
my wonderful mommy made my pinch pleated drapes for me for christmas.
and they are a story in and of themselves....
you see we had been looking at fabric for quite some time and just weren't finding anything..
a trip to ikea!!

the Lenda drapes were exactly what I wanted; a slight variant of color with a subtle tick in the fabric... however they needed the pinch at the top.
after lots of ripping apart and investing only a minor fortune into doctor's flannel and lining voila, here they are!!
The rods and rings I stained but they are the Allen Roth collection from Lowe's

{are these walls not screaming for some crown molding?? only room in the house without any, wierd huh?}

Some of you are probably wondering why I have a baby bassinet in my bedroom.
As I briefly mentioned before another dear friend of mine is allowing me the privledge of watching her sweet baby girl!! Baby C will be with us 2 days a week starting thursday till mommy is out of school for the year. {her mommy teaches 4th grade}
So, we will need a place for Baby C to nap and I found this bassinet at a children's consignment sale for $35.00 and I just couldn't pass that up!
Hoping to recover the bumpers with a white linen fabric and make an inverted pleat skirt to cover the frame.
*as you can see from the picture I tried to make a bumper out of some leftover minky dot I had laying around. Not only was mine to short and squatty it resembles a neck roll. Who knows, maybe I will go buy some rice to put in it and make it just that, a neck roll.
Now, back to the room. Here is the view you see when you enter the bedroom from the hallway.

We did remove the mirror which was attached to the dresser for a more "eclectic" feel. My only quam with this collection are the dark slate mats on the pictures.
do you think they should be white?
friends who have seen the room in person are all saying different things, I need your help people.

On to the lovely chair in front of the bed, I have always loved this chair, she has a twin sitting at my mom's but her twin broke her leg a few years ago and because of where the break is located the furniture medic is going to charge $165.00 to repair!! OUCH!!
So for right now the chair stands alone; but not in this fabric.
what do you think of this??

would you like to see more tone on tone or is this my chance to bring in my pop of color??
and if I bring in color is it bold and graphic or soft and floral??
check out her features, she really is a beauty, do I paint her mahogony or leave it?
clearly the room is not fully complete!

{yes, that is a feather on the floor, it comes with the territory of having a feather comforter, mattress pad and feather pillows; alas my work is never done}
now onto the bed... I have been drooling over the Centsational Girl's stenciled wall for quite some time.
only problem that stood in my way was there was no stencil to go off of.
so I bought 2 poster boards and spent a whole naptime drawing out the perfect replica of her image.
{click on image to go to her post}

I used this small image she shared and began my free-handing.
{credit centsational girl}

and this is what I came up with.

It took me ALOT longer than it took kate; 18 hours of work to be exact. 
but i am a complete and utter perfectionist sooo whatev... its fine!
now all i need is a pop of color on the bed and some crown molding at the ceiling.
here is the other wall of our room. We are lacking about 3 more plates, 
 another trip to Michael's for plate holders. haha.
Now for the real nitty gritty of the room. 
The nester has a very similiar sleigh bed to ours.
here is her bed before.
and here it is after.
{click on image to go to post}
holy I am in love is a complete understatement
here is casey's rebuttle to painting the bed which are very valid points
  • the bed is actually really good quality
  • just because we got a really nice bed on sale doesn't mean we need to paint it {me "it was on sale, who cares so i don't feel as bad for painting it"
  • white?? again?? don't laugh he says this ALOT
  • him "the bed has inlaid burlwood" me "so, i still want white", until we got married he had no idea what burlwood was.
So because his points are valid... the bed may remain stained....

*did you notice how similiar our chair's are?? I mean do we shop the same places??  her side tables are in my entry, same bed, same lamps (unintentionally the same, promise), same chair style.. wierd!!
Now for the bed and regarding adding a pop of color, do I bring in more of the butter yellow, go with blue or try something wild like the brightest kelly green imaginable???
I think a trip to the fabric store is in order here. 
 and the wreath....
this is all Jones Design Company's fault.
she would make the stinkin' cutest book-page wreath my eyes have EVER seen!!
{click image to view tutorial}
do I make one of these beauties or...
add a starburst??
{credit unknown. i do apologize for not knowing, I have had this image saved for a few days and forgot to note the origin, if it's yours please forgive me ;/ }

So there you have it, the reveal of the done but not complete master bedroom.

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Heather said...

We have the same bed too. I would love to paint it white, but I have the same problem as you with painting it though. I have a white armoir that is gorgeous, with some light grey paint in the room and possibly painting a dresser to match and our room would look very similar. If you convince him to paint it be sure to post pics!

Lindsey said...

Loving all of this! Your stenciling looks fab! For the chair- is it needlepoint?? Leave it! If not the fabric you picked is great! What about dark taupe or linen or khaki as accent?? I have been stuck on those lately..

Jenny Beth said...

i know... i am forever stuck on linen i think!!

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

I think the makeover is great so far!! (Is the photo you need credit for from Emily A. Clark???)

My husband is also nutty about keeping our (nice) bedroom furniture unpainted. Drives me nuts, but they do have a point.

I do think the mats would be nice in white. Try it and see what you think. I think taking a photo to compare always helps. :) You're doing a great job!

Thanks so much for joining my Weekend Bloggy Reading party. :) Hope you'll stop by Serenity Now again soon!

Liz said...

I think your stencil looks great! I love that one bacause it is simple and classy. LOVE!

Adam, April & Aidan said...

WOW! Great job! I have been trying to stencil something very similar in my bathroom and gave up half way through stenciling it on the wall. This is def inspiration to get it done!!!

Traci said...

I love the stenciling you did. It looks fabulous and well worth the time.

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My House of L said...

Love the stenciled wall...I'm in the process of doing a wall in our master bedroom as well. It's long and tedious work but I can't wait to see the finished product!