Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Master Bedroom Redo...So I Can Breathe Again

Isn't this the most divine room on the planet? If I could have my dream room, this would definitely be it. I love the soothing colors, all the yummy soft draperies, the bedding, and the gorgeous exposed beams. It looks like the perfect place to relax and unwind. And so... I am using it as my inspiration while redoing our master bedroom/bathroom on a non-existent budget. Needless to say, mine will not be quite as luxurious, but I will do my darnedest to get close. I have lived with a disgusting excuse for a bedroom since we bought this house 3 years ago. I've allowed it to become the dumping ground for everybody's stuff, and all those things we just don't have a place to put. Bottom line...it was a cluttered, nasty, hot mess! There are so many "issues" with this room I felt overwhelmed and didn't know where to start. So I did nothing. And I was completely miserable...hated going in there. That door is the first one I close when the doorbell rings. I'm ashamed of it. But no more. I am putting my foot down, and hard! I.Need.A.Happy.Place.



This mirrored chest is another one of my inspiration photos. Hello gorgeous. I don't care if it's only a pencil cup...I will have something mirrored in my room!


And a wall full of beautiful black and white plates. I already have big plans to make my own silhouette plates...I can hardly wait!


I have never been a ruffle girl, but these pillows make me swoon. They will be gorgeous with my all white bedding. I get all vehklempt just thinking about it!



I scored on these drapes a couple months back at Target. I found two of these gorgeous panels randomly left in the rubbermaid aisle. They were originally $39.99 each, but marked down to $8.74... I felt giddy. I've been collecting accessories and such at yard sales and clearance sales for several months in anticipation of my room redo.



I am so ashamed to show these pics, but I feel I must. You need to know how terrible this room was. This is one of the bathrooms where the previous owners applied a not so lovely venetian plaster...gone horrible wrong! Did you notice I said one of the bathrooms??? Yes ma'am, apparently they liked it so much, they did it to both bathrooms. I'm pretty sure they were legally blind.



Oh heavenly days...the close up makes me want to puke. And sadly, it is even fuglier in person. If they weren't blind, they must have been toasted and wearing blindfolds. This stuff is so thick in some places, it's ridiculous. It sticks way out from the wall... I'm surprised it hasn't put someone's eye out. Oh, and the color...let's not talk about the muddy brown dirt shade that it is.


I forgot to take a before picture of the room, because I was chomping at the bit to start painting. I chose white. I know what you're thinking... snooze fest. But white is exactly what I wanted. Soothing, simple, clean, and calm. All the things that this room was not! This is an "in the process of" picture. Just imagine an exercise bike and 5 black garbage bags full of crap sitting there too. Shameful.


It is getting closer and closer to being pretty. Just painting the walls made a huge difference. Before, I felt like I couldn't breathe when I walked into my room. That's not a good feeling for a master bedroom. It should be a retreat. And it is well on it's way to being just that. I will keep y'all updated on the transformation.



31 comments:

Lisa B. said...

Can't wait to see your bedroom transformation! I'm sure it will be pretty!

Paula said...

Good luck with your bedroom tranformation. I love you inspiration pictures!

Jess said...

YAY! I can't wait to see the "afters". I love your style, so I know it's going to be FAB!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

That is a beautiful inspiration picture. I redid my master a few years ago and I can tell you that just removing "stuff" made it feel less stressful! I just saw plates like those at Target online {and they still have those panels, too}. You absolutely should be able to relax and decompress in your master bedroom ~ it should be a haven within your haven! Can't wait to see your outcome.

Shannon said...

Love your inspiration pictures! I can't wait to see your room complete. It will look so beautiful!

Linda said...

Good luck with your bedroom/bathroom re-do...looking forward to seeing the after pics! I'm starting my kitchen re-do next week...granite guy is coming today to measure...I'm soooo excited that it's finally going to get done...but not excited about the mess it will make!

Blessings,
Linda

Angela said...

Can't wait to see "after" pictures. :) You have some awesome ideas! You go girl! :)

Beverly said...

Love the inspiration room! Can't wait to see what you do with yours.

Nicole said...

I can sympathize with you for sure! We bought our house in 2001 and have still not done anything with our master bedroom or bathroom. I have decided that it will be last on my re-do list because we need to bust out some walls and re-configure the layout a bit. I think a blind man drew up the plans for this house!

Do you think that the previous owners of your house did that plaster stuff to cover up a wall paper removal gone bad? I ask because that is what I have run into in this house.

Love your inspiration pics!

LouLou@thelifeofloulou.blogspot.com said...

Girl, I love me some damask....Are you doing all black and white?? What accent colors are you adding in?? I can't wait to see it!

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

Oh, have fun! Those are the damask drapes that I have in my beachy guestroom, you really got a deal. I'm glad I only had to buy one at regular price. You are going to have a pretty room!

Nikki said...

What a great inspirations pic! Think your room will turn out great, just have fun with it.

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

How do I love thee? Let me count the ways....

1. You are HONEST! (Thank you for showing me that I'm not the only one with a few issues in her master bedroom's style)
2. You are HILARIOUS (the part about the toasted and blindfolded homeowners made me laugh)
3. You are INSPIRING (I love the photos you chose as your muses, and I love that you are going with white...the gives me hope...I'm too nervous to choose a color for our room and white goes with everything and is so soothing)

So there's just 3 reasons why I love ya! :)

Richella said...

Happy transforming! Here's to making your master bedroom a place fit for the master (and mistress) of the house!!

You go, girl!!

Sunshine said...

Love your inspiration photo and can't wait to see the end result! I love master bedroom makeovers! But sadly it really does seem to be the last place that gets done! I seem to do everyone ele's rooms and the rest of the house first! I just bought a new bed, never had one in my 10 yrs. of marriage, and trying to redo the rest of the room! SIGHHHH! Good luck with your project!

Sunny said...

Can't wait to see it! I love room redo's.

Mandi @ Finding Home said...

Seriously, such a gorgeous inspiration photo. I love the photo frames above the windows. I saved the photo I loved it so much. I can't wait to see your redo!!I know it's going to be gorgeous. I too am trying to redo my room. I need some new draperie and some accessories. Can't wait to see your reveal!!!

Debbie @ ribbonwoodcottage.blogspot.com said...

Wow, I can't wait to see the finished result. We too are getting ready to do a room redo...my parents will move in with us and we are moving upstairs...and dear hubby said "do whatever you want." YIPPPPEEEEE! I can't wait. I will look to you for plenty of ideas!
Big smile!
Blessings,
Debbie

Kimm at Reinvented said...

You go girl! I looooove what you've chosen so far, can't wait to see the rest! :) Get going!

Lee said...

Getting exciting ideas ... is the best torture... How fun!

Oh, I hope someone else joins your blog soon to change that number.
Lee

Jennifer said...

All of you pieces look so neat... I can't wait to see how you bring them all together!! Looks like none of us can wait! ;)

Porch Days said...

Don't forget to take "before" pictures. Can't wait to see the results!

Sarah @ Thrifty Decor Chick said...

That picture is amazing, but hellooooo cutie, I love your new profile picture!!! You are so dang cute I could die!!

jenjen said...

Good luck with your bedroom redo. And when you are done, come over and do mine - lol.

I LOVE that room. If it were mine I would never come out! That plate wall is the ultimate in inspiration!

Love that bathroom! Will you have to sand it all down to redo it? My house has 3 bathrooms that the previous owners painted with some sort of textured sandy paint. I am thinking that I will have to sand those down. As you can tell I don't want to, since we have lived here for 7 years and I haven't even redone one of them yet.

You are adorable!

XOOX
Jen

Gail said...

Can't wait to see it completed! I just love your inspiration pictures for the room. I'll be following this transformtion.

Have a wonderful day.
Gail

Tammy @ tinselshop.com said...

Stunning! Love the plates (pic is in inspiration file too). Those pillows are divine! Wherever did you find those? I can't wait to see what you come up with!

Best wishes,
Tammy

Marci @ All Things Wonderful said...

Ooo, Can't wait to see the "after".
Very pretty inspiration room. I love that pillow!

Jessica said...

I must say I am incredibly jealous of your target deal on those curtains. I purchased 2 panels a few months back and yes paid $80.00 total. And now I need another panel as the window in our new place is ginormous! Sigh... The curtains are gorgeous tho and they will look fab in your master bedroom!

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Lisa Glowacka said...

where did you find those pillows?!?!?!?

Tena's (the Country gals Adventures) LETS DO THIS!!! said...

Girl, I JUST LOVE and I mean LOVE your BLOG!!! It is more like me than I have ever seen. I would LOVe to really chat with you. LOVE IT!!! Especially the cricut ones, I needed that extra push. Thanks.

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