Master Bedroom Reveal…

Good morning!  I hope you had a terrific weekend.  I’m moving a little bit slow today, the weekend flew by around here.  I finally finished the curtain wall in the bedroom and spent part of my day yesterday taking photos of the finished master bedroom to share with you today.

The curtain wall behind the bed makes the room so cozy.  I feel like I am sleeping in a chic boutique hotel every night.  I hope to update the pillows soon, but overall I really love how it turned out!



nightstand bedsidetulips

When I first moved in, the bedroom was painted a reddish brown semi-gloss.  It was not ideal and I knew right away the wall color would have to go, below is the room before I moved in…


Master Bedroom Before

I quickly arranged my furniture into the room to get settled.  I set-up my DIY upholstered headboard in front of the window that looks onto the covered front porch.  The view out the front porch window is not spectacular so I decided to placed the bed on that wall and curtain it to make it cozy and to add a strong focal point to the space.  This photo was taken soon after I moved in…


beforebedroom2 Before


bedroom After

Soon after I moved in, I stumbled upon what is now my new headboard!  I found it on clearance at TJ Maxx.

Immediately, I knew it was just what I needed to set the stage for the new room design.  It was perfect… a soft neutral upholstered headboard with nailhead trim.  A definite upgrade from the headboard above which I DIYed before I started blogging.


The wall color I chose compliments the natural woodwork.  It is a soft warm, gray which tones down the harsh orange undertones.  The color is Valspar Frappe.

The curtain wall was built using drop cloths from Lowe’s.  The oatmeal color and drop cloth texture works well with the soft neutral of the headboard and compliments the gray wall color, providing just enough contrast to add interest to the space.  I used drapery rings to hang the drop cloths.  This DIY project was very simple, but makes a huge impact.  I think the longest part of the process was steaming the drop cloths after they were hung :).

Overall, I am very pleased with how it turned out.  Of course, it is not complete, but I think for now I will start working on another room…maybe the dining room.  I’m in the planning process for the next project.

Roomspiration- Master Bedroom

Happy Friday!

I don’t know about you but I am ready for the weekend. Do you have any big plans? I it might actually be a slow one around here. It’s been a busy week finishing up the master bedroom and some new blog design projects. The hubby is working so I think I might just veg out and relax…but before the relaxing begins, it’s time for another Roomspiration party!


Today, the party is being hosted by the lovely Rachel of Just a Touch of Gray and it’s all about Master Bedrooms!

I am so excited to see Rachel’s big reveal. She and her husband have been working on their master bedroom for awhile, and she promised to show it off for the first time today.

Behind the scenes, I’ve been making some changes to mine as well. When we first moved into our home in 2008, I was dying for a chocolate master bedroom. It was the first wall color I decided on for our home. More about it here and here.

* This has been our master bedroom for the past 3 years.

Well, three years later I was ready for a change and to lighten the room a little.

Here it is now (it still isn’t finished, but here are the changes so far)…




A few changes left to be made…


My goal is to lighten and brighten, yet keep it cozy. Some of the dark still needs to go. The furniture set was my husband’s before we got married, it’s really nice(and the only furniture left from his bachelor days)…so it will stay.

However, I would like to change the rug out to something lighter, maybe something like this…

Chunky Wool Boucle Rug from Pottery Barn
I have ordered some fabric samples to make 2 new decorative pillows for the bed. I am keeping my fingers crossed the samples arrive tomorrow.

I am leaning towards this Robert Allen gray and tan ikat fabric, but I have a few more samples coming too…

Robert Allen, Modesto Chamon Ikat

Maybe instead I will add a touch of lime…

Bromptom Pewter Suzani

or a fun eggplant…

Fahri Grape Suzani

Finally, I would like to slip cover my orange slipper chairs. I love the orange, but it doesn’t work with the new scheme.


I would like to create this look, using a tan textured fabric like this…

Nest Egg

Oh, and I can’t forget the mirror above the bed….no set plans for that yet…maybe paint, maybe change it out for artwork. I’m not sure.

Now, I just have to find the time and money to make the changes, oh and learn how to slipcover slipper chairs.

As you can see, I still have big plans for this room and a lot of unfinished business. I am excited that I took the first step and painted it Behr Silver Sateen and dyed the drapes (more on that in another post).

Have a fabulous weekend!

Don’t forget to head over to Just a Touch of Gray to link up your master bedroom.

Touch of Gray

Monday’s party will be hosted by Ange of The Blooming Hydrangea.
Get your closets and nooks ready.

Abode Love – entryways Sept. 12th
View Along the Way – living rooms Sept. 14th
Homemaker on a Dime – bathrooms Sept.16th
DIY by Design – guest bedrooms Sept. 19th
Family Brings Joy – craft rooms Sept. 21st
Involving Color – dining rooms Sept. 23rd
All Things Bright & Beautiful – kids bedrooms Sept. 26th
a la mode – nurseries Sept. 28th
Just a Touch of Gray – master bedrooms Sept. 30th
The Blooming Hydrangea – closets and nooks Oct. 3rd
The Mustard Ceiling – laundry and mudrooms Oct. 5th
The DIY Showoff – kitchens Oct. 7th

Master Bedroom Sneak Peak…


Are you ready to link up to the Roomspiration party tomorrow?

Rachel from, Just A Touch of Gray is hosting Master Bedrooms. I’ll be revealing the changes I have just completed in mine. Here is a glimpse of what I’ve been working on lately…

*please ignore the wrinkled drapes, they all just finished getting a dye job

I still have ALOT to do before it’s ready for the photoshoot and to link up. I am busy working on getting it back together today.

See you tomorrow!
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