In July I opened the suggestion box for ideas on our master bedroom renovations. (See our hot mess of a bedroom here). It was the last room in our house to get renovated, and I seriously lacked direction. Thankfully, I received a ton of help and encouragement from all of our wonderful followers and I appreciate it so much. You all gave me a lot of direction and you will see many of your suggestions incorporated into the final product :-)
After getting all of your fabulous ideas, I made a
thousand few to-do lists and worked my way through August. The goal was to do as many DIY projects as I could and to get everything completed by August 22, when school started. I am proud to say that I finished a week earlier than I anticipated and we’re in love with our new bedroom.
I decided (and double-checked with hubby of course) that I would go for a rustic romance/shabby chic/French countryside vibe. (I feel extra “teachery” when I have to describe my bedroom with adjectives like this lol). As I said before, I wanted to make sure that our room was peaceful and light, so the colors I chose were light gray, cream, ivory, and white. This month I will be revealing all of the projects that went into our new bedroom. I hope you like them as much as we do!
Since almost everyone said to figure out the bedding situation, I realized that the bedding had been a reoccurring problem that needed to be fixed first before I dove into the rest of the room. In the past, I had been getting bedding that I was satisfied with but nothing I really loved. I needed to buckle down and get something I loved so that I didn’t have to keep doing this every few months. Long-term this will be more cost efficient. To jog your memory, here is before, boooooooooooo!
Instead of buying a set where I was only satisfied with parts of it, I built my own set so that I made sure to love every piece:
Standard Shams: Vintage Chic Scallop Shams
European Shams: Palais Royale Hotel Collection
Sheets: Therapedic Always Fresh
Throw pillow 1: Madison Square Toss
Throw pillow 2: Lenox Neckroll Toss
Throw pillow 3: I already had
Bed Skirt: Smoothweave
Comforter: Damask Stripe White
I decided not to paint this piece of furniture but instead to just clear the “trendy” boom box off the top. I did some shopping around our house and brought back an old milk bottle, medicine jar, picture of Phil and I, bird cage, bird candle, and some books. This look didn’t cost me anything, and it’s still a refreshing new look that matches my adjectives- I think ;-)
After these first two projects were done, even though they were really small and easy, we could already start to feel the difference they made. Phew! We were on the right path!
So what do you think?
Does it seem relaxing?
Can you see my adjectives reflected in these simple changes?
Stay tuned for more master bedroom projects!