master bedroom redo – part 7 (yes, seven)

(for previous parts of this series, see here.)

i’m not sure why, but putting a nail into any wall here has been really hard for me.  i mean, its been 4 1/2 years since we built this place and i’ve only hung one other thing on the walls in my bedroom before this.

but i am so happy i did!

this little wall collage thing is not exactly what i had envisioned, but i am totally ok with that and its much better than it was before: blank.

still need to figure out what i’m going to do with that chair over there.  its in really good shape, but under the blanket is a salmon fabric that i just can’t handle.  getting it reupholstered is out of my price range, and making a slipcover i think is beyond my abilities.  maybe kristi wants to come for a visit?  kristi, didn’t you say you have family here?  you should visit.  and help me slipcover my chair.

years ago, when i first started garage sale-ing seriously (is there such a thing), i struck gold.  there was an estate sale of a woman that was an artist and she had stockpiled these gaudy ornate frames.  i bought a ton, kept some, and gave a bunch away.  i think i paid maybe a buck a piece.  ridiculous!

i love them with their new lives and painted fun colors.

i got the mirror from ruby rose a couple weeks ago and painted it black, which i don’t love, but not sure what else to do.  make a creamy color?  it was a dark gold before and just blended in with the flax wall color (restoration hardware).

and the mat around our wedding picture – its going.  i tried to recover a plain black mat with fabric, and this one ended up looking like a hawaiian print – totally wrong for this space.  i’ll try something else with less of a bold print.

i totally stole this idea from here.  as soon as i saw it i was smitten.

sean and i have been taking these silly pictures since we first started dating when i was 18.  i think i was even wearing overalls in some of the pics!


i snagged this lovely leather seahorse at the queen bee market.  so happy i did.

and a fun little touch – damask birds hanging from the lamp.

i’ve also made new pillows for our bed that i forgot to take pics of – guess that means there’ll be at least a part 8 of this series – lucky you! ;)


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    adorable! LOVE the jewelry hanging picture frame! and the photobooth pics display. we’ve been taking photobooth pics since we were dating too! we seriously have like close to 20. every time we visit the fair, we do it. the kids love it too, all squished in that little booth. good times. your room is supercute, wanna come decorate mine?

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    I love your frames. I plan on doing a white on white scheme, by painting different frames in high gloss white and hanging them on my white walls. Love the eclectic look you have.

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    I love your wall collage Lindsey…looks great! ~Deb~

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    beautiful and it fits you! thanks for sharing!

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    Oh I love how you hang your necklaces! I’ve been wanting a solution for that. The makeover looks great.

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    I love what you did!

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    Looks awesome! I love your house!


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    I love what you did with the picture frames! So so cute :)

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    Your room is so whimsical and fun! I, too, have a phobia about nailing my walls, but you have inspired me. I may have to create a vignette of things I have been stockpiling this weekend!

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    Totally stealing your yellow frame with the photo booth pictures idea. Love it. Hope you don’t mind :) XO

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    It looks so good! Those frames are so much fun!

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    Love all the details of your frames! You said your weren’t sure what to do with the black mirror–what if you paint it a brighter coral? I think it would really pop!

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    cute gallery wall! I have my jewelry board hidden in my closet. Yours looks great on display! :)

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    I have a solution for your salmon colored chair!!! I just found this site and they will make custom slip covers for CHEAP. i’m having a huge chair and a half recovered (with separate covers for the seat cushion and back cushion) for about $250 i think. I haven’t gotten it back yet (it takes about a week), so i’ll let you know how it turns out when I do!

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    love it! inspirational too…i’m in the process of sort of “changing it up” on the wall above my desk. i didn’t realize you were a fellow ruby rose fan?!

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    Need. to. go. to. GARAGE. sales!

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    I like the litlte mirror black! I think you should keep it black. It connects the eye to the dark color of the seahorse and one of the necklaces hanging on the other side. Ties it all beautifully together! Nice job. We are in the middle of our own master bedroom remodel with our final reveal happening next week….after we finish a few projects this weekend…hopefully!!

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    i love everything about your room! {LOVE}!!! and i will be stealing that frame idea from ALSO! cute! can’t wait to see those pillows in part 8 ;) you amaze me!!

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    LOVE the jewelry frames! I have my necklaces hanging on a bulletin board in the similar style but I love love love yours!

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    i love how you framed yourself into the mirror. it looks like another picture in frame. haha.
    that wall is amazing, lindsey!

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    love that collage wall…swoooooon!!! I really love those big huge frames and the yellow one with the cool old photo’s of you and Sean…can it be more lovely??? I want one of me and my hubs too! (although we have NEVER taken pictures together in a photo booth so, boo-hoo for me)
    Anyway, just wanted you to know how much I love your blog and get so excited when my dashboard has ‘Pleated Poppy’ with a new post!!!!


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    I am SHOCKED that you think making a slipcover is beyond your ability!!!! My mom and I are in the process of slipping a HUGE couch right now and it is NOT that hard at all! I can’t even sew a straight line and my mom can do basic stuff, but until now had never even changed the foot on her sewing machine! And we are slowly but surely doing the thing! And surprisingly it looks great! Granted we did buy Pink and Polkadots’ e-book and that has helped a ton! But it’s soooo something you could do!

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    Love the yellow frame with the photo booth pictures……I think I am going to steal if from you.

    Have a blessed day.

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    Once you get past the hump of nailing things into the wall, its on :) I have the same fear. Maybe cuz my husband has to go behind me and patch everything up ….hehe. Also, do you live on the Cen Coast? I go to Ruby Rose all the time!! I have gotten quite a few things from Steph – love her shop!!

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    I’m so scared of putting nails in my walls, too! I think I’m afraid I’ll mess up or change my mind and then I have an ugly hole in the wall. How did you get over your fear?!

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    looks great! i like the fabric covered mat around the wedding photo, it looks good in the pics anyway!

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    Carol Dichmann says:

    I love the necklace frame….. tutorial? coming? soon?

    And about nails in the walls……. I have discovered this great little item. My husband is an MD and has moved his office a few times to make space for other things in his office and I have had to hang all of his diploma’s more than once (He’s a really smart guy! I married UP!!!) But the task was alway so huge and then ahhhhhh, angels singing…….. perfect for wall collages, “Command, damage free hanging” My personal favorite is the velcro strips. PERFECT!!! Your family rules board needs just 6 of these little ditties and if your angle is off a smidge, just pull off and reset on the velco. So easy to use with a level as well! LOVE them. I made a family rules type canvas as well. I stapled gunned (sp? grammar?) a velcro piece on, then attached its partner, removed the adhesive protector and hung it on my wall. Try them, you’ll never put a nail in your wall again!

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    You are too talented … seriously — and I second the Command hanging strips. Initially I wasn’t a fan of the idea, but now I’m hooked — and I’m someone who tends to hang and leave things. They are openeing a whole new world to me!

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    I came back to look at your black frame again…just a thought…maybe paint it a chocolate brown so it isn’t so harsh, but still ties the darker colors together!! Also I think you could totally do a slipcover although I’m considering a very simple slipper chair slipcover and it makes me a little panicked feeling…so I understand!

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    i would love to fly out and help you slipcover your chair!
    you could try purchasing paint dropcloths from LOWE’S. one or two in white or natural would be all you’d need. el-cheapo! in my (limited) experience, a slipcover is a massive tracing project.

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    i am coming for a visit! can you wait until july?

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    Janet Lawson says:

    I love your silly photos,as you called them,of you and your husband..The wall looks great..I really love the frames you said you got at a garage sale..Can’t wait for post #8..

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    Yay! Glad Kristi is coming to visit! You MUST take pix! Puhleez? But Lindsey, punkin, you of the fab fabrics&fleet leetle fingers? I multiply the votes that you CAN do the slip &un-fish the chair! Amsure of it! It IS way more fun to do together, tho. I betcha that’s the best reason to wait&learn from a pro. But I have actually reupholstered things&am not nearly as talented as you. And I want the Pink&PolkaDot book too. Always lookin for new ways to do things. ;) oh yeah, the reason I commented….LOVE YOUR ROOM! And somethings to help with the nailphobia-3M Command hooks (big hearts) and (found at Walgreens) PushPinPictureHangers by HelpingHand. Parent co is at Honest,unless you hit a stud or have old lath&plaster(me) they just push in & have a nice hook! All I have to do is tap a little with a rubber mallet. I used both the pushies&commands all over my folks’ nursing facility room&no probs. Just make sure you push the pins in so are angled up. And if u try Command,look at the weights. I have yet to have anything fall. And did you glaze the flax finish? Looks beeyootiful. -s-

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    This is so pretty and good use of space! I’m looking to do something similar…my hair accessory’s and jewelery are in a box out of control!!!

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    Love the frame/photo collage! And all the colors of those frames! Great idea!

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    Have you ever thought about using the 3M Command picture hanging strips? You know, the ones you see commercials for at the holidays? They work! I use them all over the house and they hold just about everything! The best part…no holes. I have major issues with holes too. And now I don’t have to anymore…you can get them at Target, Walmart, Lowes…just about anywhere that has a door knob and hook section. Have fun with your decorating!

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    i NEED to be a serious garage-saler . . . although I’m not sure the size of our house could handle that yet!

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    I LOVE all the frames… and details! It looks great!

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    From today on, I’m looking for antique frames to paint. I love that look! Thanks for letting us have a sneak peak into how you decorate your home.

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    I just stumbled on your blog and I must say….it was love at first sight!!! Can you tell me how you did the necklace holder? I have been wanting to do something like that for awhile but never knew exactly how to make it look just right.

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    Oh my word I LOVE what you’ve done with the place, Lindsey! I pulled my husband to the computer and made him look through all 7 posts with your bedroom progress. :) I love your color scheme and style! I’m inspired!!!

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    Love the colors and how you did the silly type pics, good idea!

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    Pottery Barn actually has some nice patterned lamp shades that aren’t too expensive. It may be worth spending the $ for the anthropology shade though – paired with an inexpensive base is a pretty good bang for your buck!

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