Master Bedroom Makeover



Ah, the master bedroom. It's supposed to be the sanctuary of the house, the place you retreat to and get rest at the end of the day. But so many people neglect this room. We were one of those people. We didn't do anything because, well, I knew I had to scrap it all. I had to start from scratch. I hated it all. 
It seemed like a huge and expensive project and I didn't even want to start it. When we had guests, I just made sure the door was shut to my room. Not a bad solution, right? 


But finally, the time had come. We finished out master bathroom remodel and the bedroom makeover began. We "moved" into the guest room and I slowly started working on things: painting walls, selling old bed and mattress, refinishing furniture, shopping for furniture, mattress, bedding, lighting, accessories. 

Little by little it started to come together. I would be lying if I told you that it is complete, there are still things I want to get. But it has been 8 months since I started working on the room. Yes 8! If I had the money, I would have finished it all in a month. But like most people, we had to buy a few things at a time. 


Paint color is is cool elegance by valspar



I found the bed I wanted at Z gallerie and everything just started coming together from there. 


Here is the before:





And on the other side:


The Before
(yes it is the same dresser and mirror) I painted it
We built my husband a walk in closet in that little nook. You can see that post here.



The curtains were a diy

I really wanted a chandelier, but hubby wanted a fan. I had to agree with him that having a fan was nice in the summer, so we came to a compromise and created our own chandelier/fan.


The fan is from Lowes, the capiz shell chandelier is from World Market. Hubby just attached it to the fan. 

We had an electrician come and install 4 can lights. 



And the before:





And now brace yourself for a picture overload, I can't help it. I am in love with my beautiful and elegant room, it has truly became my sanctuary:






All of the bedding (except for the three throw pillows) is from Pottery barn. 
I made the throw pillows myself. 

The lamps and lamp shades are from target
The picture frames are from Michael's and the prints are from Amazon




I refinished my night-stands. 

You can see this  post on step by step instructions on how to strip paint of furniture and stain it. 

My side:


His side:









 I used a old cupcake tray as a perfume tray (I just removed the middle tray)



I used the middle tray of the tiered tray to hold my pretty flower clips:




 Well, that concludes my master bedroom tour.

If you have any questions, please let me know.


Or more of my house:






Thank you so much for visiting and I hope you have a fabulous day!




98 comments:

  1. It looks amazing. I love the colors you chose. Is the fan a light as well? It looks fantastic. What a great compromise!

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    1. Thank you! The fan is not a light. It is just a fan, that is why we added the can lights.

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    2. Rita,where did you find your blue chair?

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    3. Ryan, the blue chair is from World Market.

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  2. Your bedroom is beautiful! The walls in our bedroom are almost the same color. I really love everything about that space. The dresser, especially.

    I'd be thrilled if you'd link up at this week's Off the Hook!

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    1. Thank you so much for your kind words :). I linked up and am now your newest subscriber.

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  3. Very pretty - you did a great job. I really love the floral fabric you used on your 2 pillows on the bed. Where did you get it? I have a weakness for floral and botanic prints but have to keep it under control because I live in a house full of boys.

    Kristina
    thriftysouthernpilgrim@gmail.com

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    1. Aw, thanks. I am kind of new to floral. I am mostly a stripes girl. But I found this fabric and thought is tied everything in. I found the fabric at Fabric Depot in Portland OR. It is a home decorating fabric. It was expensive, so I only bought 1/2 a yard and did the front of the pillows in floral and the back in ivory.

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  4. this is fantastic! Found you through Jennifer Rizzo and so glad I did!! I love this *pinned* and thanks for sharing

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  5. i love it! those chairs as amazing too!

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  6. It is gorgeous!! I love every detail! The curtains are fab too. And bravo on the chandelier issue. We have the same disagreement!

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  7. Oh my it is SO pretty! I know that you must be enjoying it and are leaving that door open all the time now when you have guests! Thanks for sharing it with us this week at our Monday Funday link party!

    Take care,

    Trish

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  8. Its almost a little creepy but my bedroom is identical to yours...I have pictures but haven't blogged about it yet....from the plant shelf to the placement of furniture...and I am currently in the process of redoing mine and I just painted it a light blue and purchased white bedding!!

    Yours looks great, love the lighter furniture. And its so brave of you to paint your dark dresser light.

    Britt @ Creating Space for Five

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  10. Love the dresser makeover! The entire bedroom is gorgeous!

    Jenna @ http://rainonatinroof.com

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  11. It looks amazing! I love your colour pallet. Everything is just gorgeous x

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  12. It turned out beautifully!! Fabulous job! Thanks for linking up to the "Inspire Me Please" weekend blog hop!

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  13. This is so lovely! What a refreshing facelift of your room! I don't think I would leave my room if it looked like that! And all the natural light just makes it look that much better. GREAT JOB!

    I've followed you via bloglovin' because I can't wait to dive in and learn more about you through your blog. It's truly an inspiring space.

    I'm hosting a giveaway of some favorites over at my blog. Loads of great stuff up for grabs. Check it out and enter!

    http://cloverandmustard.blogspot.com/2013/03/a-few-of-my-favorites-giveaway.html

    Have a great week.

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  14. Wow! BEAUTIFUL!!! Thanks for sharing it at Monday Funday! Sharing it on my FB page.

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  15. Wow! What a difference., so much more light!

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  16. Great job. The window looks so different with curtains.
    http://sistersplayinghouse.blogspot.com/

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  17. Simply Gorgeous, Rita! I love it!! Julia

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  18. WOW, Seriously jaw-dropping! I love every detail. It is so happy and beautiful! Thanks for linking up to Monday Funday!

    Kelly @ view along the way

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  19. WOW! Gorgeous! thanks for linking up to Classy Clutter!

    XOXO Mallory @ Classy Clutter

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  20. Totally gorgeous. I love everything about this room! Now this is a room that is so beautiful and looks so cozy at the same time. Love it!! Thanks so much for linking up to Just Something I Whipped Up! Pinning. :)

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  21. GORGEOUS makeover! I mean...absolutely stunning! The room is perfect. Would you consider linking this up at my Pinworthy Projects Party? I hope to see you there!

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  22. You did a fabulous job! It looks so clean, crisp, and fresh! My master bedroom is on my to-do list for this year, as well!

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  23. wow, you really did a great job! i loooove upholstered beds!!! this one is just perfect! i'm so glad to find your blog:)

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  24. Love what you did with your room. Thank you for sharing. SO glad I saw you on craft o maniac monday.
    Leslie

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  25. Looks awesome! I love the curtains and the dresser!

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  26. Where did you get the rug at?!?

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  28. Looks beautiful! I was thinking about doing the same chandelier/fan compromise. Do the shells blow around much when the fan is on? Does it make any noise?

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  29. Your bedroom is so beautiful, I would love to do this to our master bedroom, make it more of a retreat than a room with too much clutter! TALU

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  30. Beautiful! Thanks for sharing the paint color. I've been looking for a relaxing, sophisticated blue that will make my darkish bedroom lighter...I think you've found it for me! Lovely room!

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  31. Love the cool new look ... it really does look like a peaceful sanctuary!

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  32. This room is soooo gorgeous! I adore that bed! The whole room is just beautiful. My favorite thing just about is the capiz shell chandelier attached to the fan. I was thinking of doing that to one of my existing chandeliers and this is just making me want to do it all the more. I'd love it if you'd link up at my weekly party...Mod Mix Monday at ModVintageLife.com.

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  33. I absolutely love the new look of your master bedroom. You are right it has truly transformed into a sanctuary. My favorite part is your new bed, it definitely gives a luxuriously feeling to the room. Thanks for sharing your amazing makeover. ;o)

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  34. Beautiful transformation! I love how light, airy, and cozy it is! I am re-doing our master right now too, and this motivates me to get going! I found you at Pincushion Creations--thanks for sharing!

    ~Abby =)

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  35. This is such a pretty room! love it!
    Rachel @ R&R Workshop

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  36. I know you must be so thrilled with your room, it's lovely. Great job. Enjoy
    Jeannie

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  37. Hi Rita. Found you at Joyful Homemaking. Love your bedroom re do! It looks so lovely and peaceful! Great job!

    We are joining your blog. Please check us out!
    Have a wonderful day!

    Peace
    Linda at The French Hens Nest

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  38. This is awesome! So glad I found your blog. I'm your newest follower ;)
    Jamie @ somuchbetterwithage.com

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  39. El cabecero es genial!!


    casadapaulina♥jabones

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  40. This looks gorgeous! I'd love to do something like this with my master bedroom - it needs it!

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  41. Is there a rule against pinning too many pictures from the same post? LOL I can't help myself. I am pinning and pinning and pinning. This bedroom makeover is fabulous!

    New fan / follower etc here from the Six Sisters Link Party.
    Would LOVE it if you'd find your way over to my blog on Wednesdays for the Wonderful Wednesday Blog Hop. Include this post, OK?

    Many blessings,
    Sinea Ducks ‘n a Row

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  42. Beautiful! There is so much I love in here! I'd never leave this room! Thank you so much for sharing! :)

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  44. This is so beautiful! Thanks so much for sharing. I am in the midst of a bedroom makeover now too and I hope I see such beautiful results. :) Thanks for linking up to Crafty Tuesday.

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  45. I love LOVE love it! We're in the process of finally tackling our master as well for the first time in our marriage, and your finished product is definitely giving me inspiration to keep pushing through - even if it takes 8 months! :) Visiting from Better After!

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  46. What a gorgeous master bedroom makeover. I just love it and I would never leave it. The bed is awesome and I can see how that was your jumping off point. Looks stunning!

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  47. What paint and color did you use on the dresser and mirror? Love the new room.

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  48. Love the colors you chose! Great job on the throw pillows. :) I saw your feature on Better After. :)

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  49. I guess you saw I featured your pretty bedroom today! I've been so sick...I'm just now getting around to emailing everyone. Loved that bedroom.

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  50. Thanks soo much for sharing at Homemade By You! Your bedroom is going to be featured at tonights party! Hope to see you again!

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  51. Wow! Looks great and fresh! Can you show us what you did with your ceiling fan? Our master bedroom is shaped like yours and I sprayed painted our ceiling fan black but still not what I wanted until I saw yours! It looks awesome! Thanks!!

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  52. Just lovely. The colors, textures, new furnishings...sigh. I truly relaxing retreat.

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  53. Hi! Saw you as a feature on Your Whims Wednesday! What a... perfect bedroom makeover! I particularly love your ceiling fan and mirror! So impressed!

    Cheers,
    Julia
    It's Always Ruetten

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  54. Thanks so much for linking up to Your Whims Wednesday, I featured this on my blog today! Come stop by and grab a featured button: http://www.mygirlishwhims.com/2013/03/your-whims-wednesday-104-and-features.html

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  55. BEAUTIFUL makeover!! I love all the little details!!

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  56. What a great job! It's gorgeous! Thank you for sharing on last weeks Thrifty Thursday! I will be featuring this post, and hope you will join us again!
    Jessica @ Healthy Higgins :)

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  57. I loved seeing your master bedroom Rita! I can see why it is your sanctuary. The colors are so relaxing and pretty.

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  58. I am waiting for same bed but in Bella gray and have white bedding with gray. I also refinished some dressers they are French provincial, love your room:) great job

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  59. Love it! I have to know if the fan/chandelier combo is making any noise when the fan is on. Thanks for sharing and great job!
    Jess
    http://organasms.blogspot.com/

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    1. Thank you so much! If the fan is on full blast, it makes a quiet wind chime noise.

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  60. Such a calming color scheme. Great job with the make-over!

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  61. I like it! I like it!
    It's so much better! You just pat yourself on the back for that awesome accomplishment! Good for you!

    hugs x
    Crystelle
    Crystelle Boutique

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  62. Gorgeous! Love the wall color. It's so soothing!

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  63. Thanks so much for sharing your post at our linky party this week!
    I love the light fixture in your new room!
    xo

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  64. LOVE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I absolutely love how you attached the chandelier to your fan! the Hubby insist on having a fan in our bedroom but I always wish for something prettier so I will have to do that! :)

    niftythriftymomma.blogspot.com

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  65. Hi! I’m new follower of your blog and would like to invite you to join me at my weekly Clever Chicks Blog Hop:
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  66. Wow, what a transformation! It look soooo great! I love every little detail you put into the room. One of my favorite things is the white rug in front of the bed. I've always wanted a rug like that!

    Visiting from Sunny Simple Life :)

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  67. Ah I just love your style. Seriously gorgeous!

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  68. What a wonderful sanctuary you've created - I think I would have a hard time leaving!! All of your changes turned out beautifully, and I'm having a hard time picking out a favorite. I really love your bed, and have been longing for a true headboard/footboard ever since we bought a king size bed. Some day - need to make it a priority! I also love your DIY curtains, and your pillows, and your dresser... Beautiful! Thanks for linking up to my Project Party - I will be featuring your room tomorrow! :-)

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  69. hi! where did you get the rug from? I am looking for something similar for my master bedroom. Your room is beautiful, btw! :)

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  70. So beautiful! I especially like the gold hanging from your fan and the full size mirror. I also noticed you lost the crib ;).

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  71. Just wanting to run and jump in your bed! It looks so comfy!

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  72. Love it! The pattern mixing on the bed looks great! I also love the pretty plates on your dresser.
    asyncopatedhome.blogspot.com

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  73. I know someone already asked about the flowered fabric on your pillows and you answered where you bought it, but do you know the name of it? I want it and I am in Utah. Thanks so much!!

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    1. No, I am sorry, I don't know the name of the fabric.

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  74. LOVE LOVE LOVE this bedroom! It's so beautiful! My favorite part is the dresser. It looks so well-done. Must have been a painstaking process to do that on your own.. It would've been for me if I had attempted that!

    I pinned several of these images to my Fine Design and Organization Heaven boards on Pinterest. Thanks for the inspiration! :)

    xo,
    -Nathy
    Earnestyle

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  75. I just came across your blog by complete accident and can't get over your style! I'm getting married in two weeks and this post got me really excited about turning our place into a home:)

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  76. Love this! I need you to come help me redo my bedroom. Yours looks fantastic!

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  77. It is good that it was not a 100 percent makeover. you were able to combine old and new stuffs to make a more interesting space to live in.

    Patrick Tan

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  78. This is lovely! ’m hosting a new linky party at http://hickorytrailblog.blogspot.com/2013/05/efforts-and-assets-linky-party-1.html
    I would love to have you!
    Angela

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  79. This looks gorgeous! Do you have the specifics on all of the bedding from Pottery Barn?

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  80. Love the room. absolutely beautiful, where did you get the rug from???

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  81. That is beautiful!! I'd like to know more about the white and gold pillars on your dresser (that have flowers in them). Also, did your husband have to modify the chandelier to get it to fit? Thanks!

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  82. My jaw is officially dropped...what a gorgeous room! We are in the process of doing ours, and a lot of the colours I have chosen are similar to yours...glad to know someone else takes months to finish projects! ;) Also...good to know we won't be living in the guest room forever. :)

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  83. The room looks amazing!! Love everything, and I especially love the color of the dresser!! Do you know what color it is? Also would love to get the same dresser, is it still available anywhere? Thank you for all the inspiration!!

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  84. This looks great! I have been trying to find good master bedroom sets in Salt Lake City... Any suggestions on where to go for that?

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  85. I love how you attached that to the fan - I am wanting to do that for my babies nursery in a few months... can you explain how your husband attached it?

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  86. I love your bedding. Where did you get it. Also your curtains!!! Please

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