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:

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

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

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  3. Looks really great! Good job!

    --Katie
    @ Creatively Living

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

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  5. 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

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  6. 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!

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

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  8. 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!

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

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

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

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

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

    great job!
    gail

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  14. 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 :)

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

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  16. 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

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

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

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  19. 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

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  20. 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.

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  21. 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

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  22. 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

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

    Jeanine

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  24. 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

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

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  26. 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.

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

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  28. good for you! beautiful...enjoy!

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

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

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

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  32. 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

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

    --Katie

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

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  35. 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

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  36. 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

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

    ♥charlotte

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  38. 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

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  39. 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

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

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  41. 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.

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

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  43. 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.

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  44. 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

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

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  45. 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.

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

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  47. 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!

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  48. 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....

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  49. 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

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  50. Lovely! I pinned the fleur de lis!

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  51. 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

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  52. 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!)

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

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

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    1. thank you! and thanks for visiting :)

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

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

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  56. 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

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

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

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  58. 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 :)

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  59. 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.

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  60. @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!

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