master bedroom redo, part 2

for part 1 of this series, see here.

this is an old picture of our master bedroom, but it still looks a lot like this, just a little cleaned up.

things that will stay in the room:

the bed.
got it about 4 1/2 years ago when pottery barn made a mistake on their sale price and i took full advantage of it. our last bed was made of 4 x 4’s. i don’t love the fake pewter finish, but the crystal knob finials are fun. there is a very slight possibility that i may be open to painting it.
the window frame above the bed.
i made it for sean for valentine’s day when we were engaged. i’m not super sentimental, but i still love it and can’t get rid of it. i may change out the hearts hanging in the center window.
the rug.
although i’d love to change it out, rugs are expensive! we’ve had this for 6+ years and most of the stains are hidden under the bed. i like having my feet hit something warm and cozy when i wake up, rather than the cold wood floor.

the wall color.

it’s restoration hardware’s flax. i still like it, but it is really hard to decorate with. anything brown can be difficult. wood tones have to be just right.
the wood floor.

the fan.
i know it’s a design faux pas, but we use it every night in the summer and much of the rest of the year (that’s california for you).
the french doors.
don’t worry, they don’t really look like that. these last pics were taken just after it was painted, before we moved in.

these flea market pieces.
they used to be in the playroom, but have since been replaced by some fabulous built-ins. i *love* them in my room, i don’t know why they didn’t land there before. the house all my folded clothes and some of sean’s.
the mirror.
no pic, sorry. but its a full size mirror leaning against the wall with a thick black frame.

what’s going:

the bedding.
i made it about 5 years ago. i still really like it, but am ready for something brighter and maybe more modern. it is still in really good condition, so i’m actually going to be selling it soon (pics to come). it’s got lots of amy butler fabrics on it that are now discontinued.
the window coverings.
pathetic. paper shades. i shouldn’t complain, you say? well, my husband sells window coverings, so there’s not much room for excuse.
the bedside table.
it has already been replaced with a hand-me-down from a friend, and from shopping the house.

remember i’m trying to do this for free?
what are some of your favorite free redo’s?



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    Room to Inspire says:

    I can't wait to see how your room turns out. I am in the process of giving our Master a new look as well. I have been collecting things slowly that I find on sale and piling them in the corner. I love the hardwood floors!


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    Jane @ Finding Fabulous says:

    Oh I can't wait to see your Master Bedroom makeover! We just finished our home office.

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    Basically, what you do! I shop around my own house, re-arrange, repaint. I have added ribbons that I already have to my large crocks around the house…bathroom with epsom salts and I make labels on the computer with different fonts, use background paper and I label things…it looks so nice and it is free! Plus it adds that little bit of charm. I am actually doing a blog post on my free pantry redo using fonts, scrap paper, and punches!

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    MJUnderwood says:

    I love your quilt…and your selling it? Let me know, I might be interested. :)

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    I love the quilt! I want to buy it! I can't wait too see it!!

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    ooh i'm so glad some of you might be interested in my bedding! as soon as my computer is up and running i'll post better pics, i promise!

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    Empty Nest Full Life says:

    Doing just what you are doing. Shopping the house is my favorite re-do on a budget. My mom's house is also a good place to shop. I have a bedside table that I have made out of stacked suitcases that were given to me by I friend, and I love them. Can't wait to see the changes, and oh for the ceiling fan, we have one too, south Ga summers make it necessary. I have to take that comfort over cool decor any day. Jackie

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    Cristina says:

    About your hubby selling window coverings, we have a saying in Spain, I’ll try to translate it properly. In the house of the blacksmith, they eat with a wooden spoon!!

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