2.23.2009

Master Bed Before & After

Our master bedroom has always been the most neglected room in the house. I think that is fairly common though, because you usually spruce up the rooms that are seen the most first, so your bedroom kind of just falls to the wayside. In reality, this is probably one of the most important rooms to take care of. After all, you do spend most of your time there (sleeping of course-but still).

I'd like to share with you the before picture of our bedroom-even though I am a bit embarrassed-because it really shows the transformation the room has gone through.

Before:

Plain walls, plain sheets and a bed that was one of those purchases that I pretty much almost immediately regretted. The iron scroll work was just not working for me. However, it wasn't in the budget to buy a whole new bed, plus I thought it would be wasteful considering the bed wasn't more than a few years old and was in perfect shape.

After:

Our solution? Pry off the iron scroll work, which was only screwed in and glued to the wood, saw off the remaining wood posts, saw off the little top wooden finishing pieces from the posts, then re-glue them on to the remaining headboard. I probably totally lost you, because I am horrible at explaining things. I should have taken pictures! What a bad blogger I am. Anyway, here is how it turned out:

I like it so much better now that it has a simpler look to it. I am considering painting it white in the future, what do you think?

We decided to paint the wall behind the bed in a brown tone. We used Freshaire Paint from Home Depot, which has no VOC's or harsh chemicals and no strong paint odor-it was fabulous! Of course, it limited our color choices tremendously, and the color we chose ended up looking olive green once we got it up there. Oh well. The name of the color is Pine Cone Hill. We are big fans of the accent wall because we hate painting and can only seem to make it through one wall before wanting to throw in the towel!


We hung the butterfly artwork I made (you can read the post about how I made them here). I would eventually like to make this a gallery style grouping once I collect more pieces. The zig zag throw is from Ikea; the woodgrain quilt, shams and glass gourd lamps are from Target (no longer available); the end tables are from Cost Plus (no longer available); the toss pillow on the bed is from Burlington Coat Factory. Below is a shot of the print I posted about here a few days ago:


All in all I really love the way it turned out. What I really love is that the total for the complete make-over was a mere $320! You know I'm all about the bargain hunting, and basically everything except the paint was on clearance when I bought it. I hope you have enjoyed this little sneak peak into our little master bedroom re-do!

16 comments:

  1. it look wonderful!

    LOVE that print! it reminds me much of a necklace i bought last year that i love soooo much:
    http://prettyfnmess.blogspot.com/2007/09/dreamt-of-heart-carved-trees-that-never.html

    peace to you :)

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  2. i LOVE it! It came together so nicely! The butterfly artwork is so cool. I love that! I am looking for artwork for my daughters room when we change it over from "baby" room to "big girl" room this fall... those would be perfect! I hope your week is off to a great start!

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  3. great job. hard to believe it's the same piece. I also love that blanket at the end.

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  4. I love it all! GREAT job. Yeah, if you can tackle the white painting I would totally do it for an even fresher simple look. I love it! Wow, how long did that take. I am feeling like mine is taking WAY too long. But we did build a new wall in it so I am giving myself a huge excuse!

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  5. Wow, it looks wonderful! Great job with everything, especially the bed.

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  6. Love it!! The headboard looks so different - I really like it a lot better. I do think that if you paint it white it would stand out a bit more.

    You did a fabulous job! So impressed!!

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  7. ooh I especially love the bedspread and the black side tables! this looks almost like a hotel!

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  8. Definitely think you should make it white in the future. It would look so fresh, clean and serene. A perfect bed to lounge in on a Sunday morning! :)

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  9. I can't get over how much better the bed looks! Great job. And I vote for painting it white--it will feel so fresh and serene!

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  10. It looks great! And I think that headboard would look wonderful in a nice clean white.

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  11. you are a rockstar! it looks great!

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  12. Looking good! I love how you got creative with the headboard to make it work for you. I agree that painting it white would be a nice idea...

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  13. Oh, i loved your description of how you did this!:) I think it looks 10 times better--continuously amazed how such little and pretty cheap changes make a work of difference.I think it would look great painted white too!

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  14. Nice job! I love what you did to that headboard!

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  15. This post is so true, our bedroom is disgusting, I have a wedding gift of beautiful bed throws etc still in the wrapper, I have been married over 4 years, cause I don't want it out till we do the room, its god awful and the same as you the bed I bought I hated 5 weeks after. You have done a great job, its amazing how wonderful the bed transformed, I am off to check out your butterfly artwork cause I love butterflies
    x

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  16. Yes, paint it white! It will be great, except for the part where you actually have to paint it.

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