WHOOP! It’s here! Reveal Day! I’m not sure I’ve ever made such a big deal about a reveal as this one, for my first time participating in the One Room Challenge. It’s been so fun having you all along for the ride while we updated and made over our master bedroom from top to bottom. I was just saying to Dan that six weeks looks like a long time on the calendar, and when you consider what we did (with a baby in tow) it felt like a lot, but then part of me feels like it went so quickly!
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I honestly cannot express what having this room complete means to our family. Since starting this project, this room has become the place where we all hang out at night before bed, in the morning before officially waking up and on the weekends as we lazily determine what the day will bring. It really is everything we wanted and had hoped for. For the longest time, our master bedroom was not only ugly and dysfunctional, but also evoked terrible memories. Now, all of that is gone. Our room tells a new story! The story of us all working together, rolling with the punches and coming out the other side with something that speaks to us as a family and that resonates with us in all ways.
Of course it’s not entirely perfect. I didn’t manage to swap the closet light fixture, but I did at least replace the bulb with a better one. And there was a bit of a last minute scramble when the art work I ordered didn’t arrive in time, so I had to improvise. Luckily, I was able to come up with something that works just as well.
All in all – this is a room I now love. Apologies now for the overload of pictures in this post! I was just SO EXCITED and took ALL THE PHOTOS 🙂
Let’s talk about these details and all the FUN THINGS!
I took these photos on Saturday morning ahead of a major, major rain storm. I felt like I had to rush a bit to capture the best light. I feel as if it sort of worked to my advantage because slightly overcast skies make pretty photos.
Let’s just start with this. The best view in the
house errr room 🙂 The dazzlingly attractive wallpaper from Walls Need Love sets the tone for the entire space. I just adore it. You can read about the installation process here. It is off-set by the weight of the dark navy-graphite headboard complete with giant nailhead trim.
I decided to use mainly books, trays and fresh flowers in the room because those are the things I absolutely love to have in my bedroom. These ranunculus blooms are just phenomenal. I wish they’d last forever!
I’m super happy with how my little air plant hangers turned out. They fit quite well in that awkward corner beside the open closet. And props to me because I’ve had them for over a week and they are officially still alive! I even remembered to water them.
The closet space is working out really well and for some reason, it’s staying organized! The dark blue accent wall is the perfect balance to the bold graphic wallpaper in the main part of the room and the storage baskets (wicker and wire) are working well to hold all my fashionable odds and ends. Not to mention my DIY wall hanging jewlery organizer. I’m actually wearing my necklaces now! Win!
The furniture is made from solid, reclaimed pallets and has these great heavy metal drawer pulls. Each piece of wood is completely different and imperfect, which gives great depth and character to the space.
The giant round driftwood frame mirror is simple enough to not overwhelm, but large enough to make a statement in opposition to the headboard and accent wall on the other side of the room.
The shelf is the right blend of industrial and rustic, with teal painted metal strapping and hooks. Beneath it is a giant hyacinth basket to corral extra blankets or clothing at the end of the day. I will never not have a giant basket in my bedroom again.
The room is finished off with lush white panel drapery. You’ll recall a couple of weeks ago I had what I described as a ‘drape fiasco’ when the ones I originally purchased just looked all wrong. Boy oh boy, am I happy I decided to stick with the simple white panels! I just love how they softly frame the room.
The orb-style light fixture we had hanging in this room remained. I think it adds a playful quality to the room and it gives off phenomenal light because of the frosted shade inside. The back wall beside the window has a really fun piece of typography art inside a faux-wood frame that matches the furniture. The specific piece we have lists Canadian cities (including our home town of Halifax!), but if you’re going for that look and don’t want Canadian cities necessarily, I love Minted for that kind of thing!
The lamps were an AMAZING HomeSense score – as in they cost less than 50% of what I had originally budgeted for lamps and I love them more than the really expensive ones I found. Here are some that are similar in scale, feel and price point.
What a rush to have this room checked off our list!! The question I’m getting now is ‘what’s next?’ Well, I have to tell you. Next? I’m taking a teeny vacation to gather my thoughts and realign. I’m working through some fun and potentially life-changing ideas these days and I want to make sure I’m energized and ready to go! Plus, our wedding anniversary is next week, so we’ll be taking some family time.
But to really answer the question ‘what’s next?’ – I have a few small plans for the living room. You might recall I went all in on the all-white idea in there a couple of years ago and I’m starting to come back around to the idea of having a bit more colour in that space. So that’s on my mind.
I’m also working through a plan to finally – FINALLY – add some functional built-ins to our sunroom/office space. Now that LB is here and we have established a pattern for how we want to actually use that room, I have a better sense of how to spruce it up. In all truth, I probably won’t get to that space until the Fall – maybe even 2018 at this rate. But I’m always thinking about the design plans and my sketch book is never far from me.
I have a SUPER fun furniture makeover that’ll be on the blog before too long. We brought the old master bedroom bureau into the playroom and it’s working really well as a media and toy storage credenza. Guys – my plan is to paint it lipstick PINK! I mean, where else other than a playroom can I reasonably have a giant piece of pink furniture? I’d say you could watch for some peeks of that on Instagram coming soonish 😀
Alright, because I know you want it – you can find a full source list for our Master Bedroom One Room Challenge below! I really hope it has inspired you in some way, or at the very least, brought a smile to your face….
Now… NOW…it’s TIME for a Snooze….. zzzzzz
One Room Challenge Source List
- 7-drawer dresser
- End Tables
- Blue Ceramic Lamps (similar)
- Round Driftwood Style Mirror (similar)
- Wood and Metal Accent Shelf
- Jewelry Hanger (DIY – the tutorial is here)
- Wire Mesh Storage Baskets
- Lidded Wicker Storage Baskets
- Air Plant Holders (DIY – the tutorial is here)
- Wallpaper on Accent Wall
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