Monday, November 15, 2010

My master bedroom: A before and after

We haven't been house touring in awhile; partially because my attention span is so short, and partially because my house is never clean and orderly enough to photograph. But my master bedroom remodel is finally complete, so I forced all the humans that live in my house out of the room for 10 minutes and I took pictures. And though it is already messed up again, and clothes are once again piled on the floor, she is still a lovely room.

Here was the before:
My cute carpenter and I gutted the previous master bedroom, office, and master bathroom, to create the our new space:
The walls are my most favorite decorative finish that I have done in this house. They are subtle and soothing, it is a great look for a master bedroom.

Do you like the way I am "storing" all my fake jewels? My husband says it's weird. It certainly isn't conventional, but it adds color and a bit of bling to the room, and that makes me happy.
Another mention: My "set" of bedroom furniture was boring me. A little too matchy matchy for what I wanted, but replacing a perfectly functional bedroom set is of course not practical. So since new furniture was not an option, I instead just changed out my end tables for antiques, and all my matching mirrors were switched out for unique consignment store finds that I painted. A much more affordable and reasonable alternative indeed. This mirror was originally green, but I changed her look by painting her ivory and gold, then I aged her a bit by sanding. It is my favorite piece in the room.
My chairs...oh the love for my chairs.
Another painted antique mirror.
Some details:

This picture is of my husband pouring table wine while at a street cafe in Montmartre, France. It will always be one of my favorite photographs.
And because I love before and afters, I'm linking up with Cheri, and also Roeshel today over at The DIY Showoff .



Ashley said...

I absolutely ADORE this room! Just my style and so, so gorgeous. I must ask...where did you get your bedside lamps? I've been looking for that color scheme FOREVER!

Carmen @ Life with Sprinkles on Top said...

Everything is so beautiful! Well done! I love how you added in the antique touches.

Janine said...

Such a gorgeous make-over. It is such an elegant and romantic space. And I have to say that I LOVE the cute little animal print picture frame on your little round table. Yay!!! You have a little bit of "Africa" going on in your room :) Thanks for sharing. It's inspiring me to get stuck in and "re-fresh" my room.

Audra said...

I love the jewelry storage! Great idea!!!!

Between You and Me said...

love every single inch of your space!

You did a fab job making it the mirrors!!! Your favorite is my favorite, too!

missed you!!

Caroline @ The Feminist Housewife said...

Beautiful! I love the french doors!

thewhitechair said...

b. e. a. u. t. i. f. u. l. ... so elegant and tasteful! You did a wonderful job, you and your cute carpenter! Great post!


Samantha said...

I want to live in your house! Gorgeous room- and I love the jewelry display! You and Kevin are so talented.

Samantha said...

Beautiful room! It looks really peaceful.

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Your bedroom is gorgeous. Such a beautiful, peaceful and relaxing look. Stunning. Hugs, Marty

Kristin @ My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia said...

Such a beautiful master bedroom, perfect place to have a restfull sleep! That was sure a lot of work!
Hope you have a great week!

Anonymous said...

Love your style--the room is terrific!

trish adams said...

I love this room, you're an inspiration!

Jemsmom said...

Oh!!!! I have been waiting to see your bedroom!!! Does that sound wierd??? I mean it in a really good way and I was not disappointed! Just lovely!

Dawn said...

Prettttttyyyy!!!! Thanks for sharing! Love your decor in all your rooms that we've seen.

Oh, and can I tell you that I nearly wept for joy at your post from Nov. 10 where you mention the "thrill" of getting the girls folders from school. It's like homework for the adults getting those things. I only have one daughter and I can't IMAGINE how people with more than one child keep up with everything! Thanks for being honest, made me feel like I wasn't alone in my folder dread!

LuLu said...

It is just beautiful! so elegant. a perfect place to escape to and relax!

Jill said...

I wish you could see how excited I get when I see that you've got a new post up about your house. Your bedroom is GOR JUS! I love it! Every room you do is so beautiful and unique. Love how you have your jewelry displayed!


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Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

What a stunning and sophisticated transformation! I would never have thought of going black with the french doors but I LOVE it! Did your hubby make the built-ins in your sitting area? Those chairs turned out beautifully also!

Big TX Hugs,
Angelic Accents

Beth said...

It is very beautiful and I love the blue!!

Kristi~The Slipcover Girl said...

very lovely!

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