Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Master Bedroom Reveal

At last, I can finally call my master bedroom complete and I love it!  Welcome to my personal escape... I do have three little kids.  There's is quite a bit to share, so grab that cup of coffee and get comfy...

I started this room last spring when I painted the walls and slowly completed one project at a time and finished up the last project yesterday when I completed the bench at the end of the bed...
You may have seen some of these projects as I've completed them including my chalkboard fireplace...
I also gave my old childhood dresser a face-lift that you can see here...
It makes a great place to store all my jewelry...
I'm not sure what took so long to finally just be done with the room.  There were still things I wanted to add to the room, but life just got in the way I guess. I decided to really tackle it last week after finding some mercury glass lamps that I fell in love with at HomeGoods to replace my $3 yard sale lamps that I'd been staring at for way too long.  I hand-painted "Mr. and Mrs." for a little personalization...
I love the splash of sparkle the mercury glass adds to the room.  They go perfectly with my Chalk Paint Coco and silver metallic nightstands that I've had forever (they've seen several makeovers now)...
Besides the paint, I jazzed them up with some cute little glass knobs.  I'd love to have some of those mirrored chests to go here someday...will have to save my pennies.
But you know what really makes me happy about this room?...
I only spent about $900 for everything in this entire room (except the mattress) and only $400 of it was for furniture! We had to get rid of many things when we moved across the country, so I've been trying to furnish our house for as little as I can.  I scored some great deals including a solid wood bed for $75, window coverings (including shade, 4 drapery panels, and rods) all for $90, DIY bench for $75, those $20 thrift store chairs, and a $100 TV armoire (I don't like looking at a flat screen in my bedroom).
Accessories and bedding filled up the rest of the budget, but yard sale finds like the mirror and crystal chandelier that were updated with some spray paint helped keep those costs down.  
I put out my fuzzy, warm fur throws and pillows for the winter... I just love these!  
It's incredibly nice to escape to this room at the end of a long day and to wake up here with the sun streaming through those windows to a hot cup of coffee...
Hope you enjoyed!  You can also find paint colors and sources over at my Home Tour.  I also be sharing a step-by-step tutorial on how to build the bench that is at the end of my bed in the next few days.

Kristen

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65 comments:

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

it's gorgeous! my favorite parts are the fireplace with gorgeous chairs and the dresser!

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

WOW, Kristen, your room is stunning and I still can't believe the chairs were only $20. I never find deals like that. Great photos!

The Refeathered Roost said...

Fantastic job! What an inviting and beautiful room. Love the lamps!
Melinda

Bethany Lee said...

This is soooo beautiful!

Our Pinteresting Family said...

This is a beautiful retreat. :) I am in love with those lampshades. Megan

Atta Girl Amy said...

Hi Kristen. This may be a duplicate comment.

I'd typed a nice long one, then it disappeared.

Love it. Love the lampshades. So clever.

I considered mirrored nightstands for beside our bed, too, but never could find affordable ones that I liked. So, I like your interim solution, and you don't have to worry about fingerprints on them.

Gorgeous room.

Amy
www.attagirlsays.com

Jenny@daysofchalkandchocolate said...

Those chairs are one of my favorite pieces. I have a chair I'd like to do in a similar way...your chairs inspired me so! The whole room looks great!

Cheryl said...

Gorgeous and so much personality! You did a great job!

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

STUNNING!!! Love the $20 chairs..hope you will share your beautiful THRIFTY room at my party tonight.

Blessings,
Linda

Pamela said...

Kristen your master is just amazing! I am so far from this with ours. True inspiration here.

Shannon Fox said...

Your room is stunning. It's beautiful from top to bottom :) You did a phenomenal job decorating on a budget.

Shabby chic Sandy said...

Your bedroom is beautiful--love your chandelier:) Also, the chalkboard drawing of the fire is awesome!

Patricia Krank said...

Wow! Absolutely gorgeous bedroom reveal. The way you put everything together is simply perfect. Thanks for sharing. Patti@OldThingsNew
http://patricia-krank.blogspot.com/

Gee Singh Newbanks said...

WOW!!! Kristen, this is wonderful... beautiful!Everything is , well I am repeating myself here. But it's beautiful!
Thanks for sharing.
* mouth hanging opened* Gee

pogonip said...

I love your colors and textures. You've created such a welcoming space. Enjoy!

Sassy Southern Lady said...

You did good girl! It is so beautiful. I hope you enjoy it.

Sharon said...

Beautiful! What a retreat! The best part I love about it is knowing all the work and time that went into it! Anyone (with some money of course!) can go out and buy brand new everything and put a room together...but it takes WORK and effort to wait...search and find things for a good price...fix them up and create a gorgeous room like yours!! My whole house is put together with orphaned items that were inexpensive, passed down or free. I know the work involved! You. did. Great.!!!

karen@somewhatquirky said...

Wonderful job! Very well done. Those new lamps are really great. I know you will be happy in this room!

Designing Domesticity said...

Beautiful. What a wonderful retreat. And I know you need it - I've got two little ones and sometimes the end of the day can't come fast enough. Enjoy. thanks for sharing, liz

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

Kristen...what can I say...other than amazingly beautiful ....with so many creative touches everywhere!...Love the personalized shades, the wonderful chairs...just everything!!!!...What a gorgeous place to retreat to!!!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

It's just beautiful, Kristen! You did a fantastic job on this room. It was well worth you taking your time on it. The detail you put into it is evident. It looks like a wonderful retreat!

Cristina Garay said...

Amazing job! Your room is beautiful! The chairs, the bench, the chandelier, it all adds to make it that stunning on that low budget!

Coastal Cottage Dreams said...

it is so pretty! Love your lamps, they are adorable!

Linda said...

I love the painted black chandy...and the pretty bed, and coverings...and the fluffy white throw!

I love the hands holding the jewelery on the dresser, and the padded frame holding the jewelery too.

You sure have clever ideas...and such good taste. The fireplace is awesome, and so are the chairs. I am impressed that you did it all for 900.00!

Great job! I love it!

Linda

Holly Browning said...

Amazing! Black and white's are incredible. Your bed skirt is gorgeous and your fire place mantel chalk board is a sweet idea.

Cheri said...

What an inspiration! I don't even want to go in my bedroom now....

Sarah said...

I love the idea of Mr. and Mrs. on the lampshades, so clever! :)

Vickie @ Ranger 911 said...

Everything is just lovely. The lamps are the perfect finishing touch!

Leslie said...

Wow! Good for you! Your bedroom looks fantastic.. your fabric colors and choices are warm and the room feels wonderfully rich:) I like the Mr and Mrs lamp shades! So cleaver!

Thanks for sharing!

leslie

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

What a stunning room. I adore the mix of fabrics and the colors you chose!!! AMAZING that you did it on such a shoestring budget... it looks like you spent 10 times that or more!!!
I can't wait to see how you made the bench!
Wonderful post... beautiful room!!!!

Jan said...

Your bedroom is beautiful! Your chalkboard faux-firebox, that is just awesome. When I first saw the photo, I thought it was a cleaver painting, like the ones that were done 200 years ago, to cover up the yawning firebox during the warmer months, and just loved what I thought was the tongue-in-cheek design of the smouldering fire! Goes to show you how much the art of illusion can fool! Absolutely a-w-e-s-o-m-e! Geez, I keep saying that, I sound like a teenager from the 1990's. Did you paint your bedskirt in that beautiful wide black/white stripe? Only ask because I have seen similarly wide-striped but only in very high-prized decorator magazines. By the way, I think you did a great job reupholstering those chairs with such beautiful lines. You wrote that you made mistakes on them, but I sure can't see them. Kudos to you for having the guts to tackle and complete such a project. Wow! If you haven't heard it before, I won't hesitate to tell you that after seeing this room for the first time, and going through and visiting the links you provided to some of the redos you undertook in order to put this room together, you are just one Super Woman to have accomplished this, and in the time frame you've posted, and with the budget you listed, well, it's just down-right supernatural, lady. My hat is off to you. Can I hire you to do my house? But you'll have to come up to Milwaukee to do it.

Laura from Top This Top That said...

What a beautiful bedroom . Love all the fun details that really make the space.I especially love those lamp shades.

Miss Kitty said...

Oh gosh, Kristen, your master bedroom is just amazing in its complete look but even MORE amazing is how you achieved that look with all your hard work and creative talents...and for such a great price. I enjoyed seeing this post with all the projects collected together. Thanks for sharing everything with us.

runtspickins said...

Ohhh it looks so lavish!

Tammy @ A Walk in the Countryside said...

Beautiful! I'm still looking that your faux fireplace!

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Absolutely beautiful!! I love every detail, especially those chairs and fireplace!

Blissful Blooms said...

It turned out beautiful Kristen! I am hoping to fix up my master bedroom this year too. Thank you for the inspiration to make my very own retreat!

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Love your room, it is stunning and the colors are so soothing. Great attention to detail. Hugs, Marty

patricia-krank said...

Okay, so I know I already commented once already but I was blown away once again when I came across your photos on Savvy Southern Style and took the time to look at the rest of your house. Your taste is impeccable. It is a space I could move right into and not change a thing. I also read that you relocated to NC from WA. I have lived in WA all my life but we are beginning to look at places in your neck of the woods as we grow closer to retirement and more and more tired of rain and more rain. I haven't found many bloggers with such great style from this area. I seem to be drawn into the blogs of Southerners :) Thanks again for sharing. Patti@OldThingsNew P.S.New Follower

Sooner Laura said...

Just beautiful. I love the comforter choice! I've been working on a master bedroom makeover (on the cheap also) for several months and I'm thinking I am almost finished. It must be an awesome feeling!

lynn cockrell said...

Your home is beautiful! Thanks for sharing.

Gina said...

Beautiful room!! Your home is lovely and I have enjoyed looking through your blog this morning. :) Came over from Savvy Southern Style. ;)

Anita@Theycallmejammi said...

Beautiful room and so many unique details...love the idea for the lampshades and the chalkboard fireplace is just so smart! You have a room to be proud of. Great job.

chrissi said...

your room is just lovely. great work.

Marsha said...

Your room is lovely. Photos were perfect! I' your latest follower. Can't wait to enjoy more of your ideas and posts.
Marsha

Battfam said...

Fantastic bedroom. I don't know how you pulled off the mixing of the large prints, but they look great.

Eclectically Vintage said...

I'd be escaping to that amazing room 24/7! And $900 - you're officially my hero now!

Love the Mr. & Mrs. lampshades.

Lots to pin here - I'm actually working on my bedroom too - why is that always left til last?!
Kelly

Marty Walden said...

Pictures are great, the decor is stunning, and you hit it out of the park!
Marty@Marty's Musings

michele said...

it's dreamy! where did you find the rug near the fireplace? love it.

hope you'll stop over soon--we'd love to have you.

michele

Desires of the Heart said...

What a beautiful room and you were so creative in your choices and makeovers. Love it all, it looks so peaceful. Really love the bench at the foot of the bed, would love to hear more about it.... thinking I would like to create something like that also. Those lamps are just gorgeous!! Way to go, girl! Blessings, Linda

Sandy said...

Oh my gosh, I'm in love! Just found you from your guest post on Savvy Southern Style. Oh to have a master bedroom that would allow me to walk around the bed. Your room is stunning!

Gypsy Heart said...

Absolutely stunning! Such beautiful touches and special details ~ you really are talented. It's so hard to say what might be my favorite...all of it is! :)

I'm new to your blog and so happy to have found you. I will be looking around to see how you did some of these amazing finishes. The chairs for $20? I never see deals like that plus your upholstery job is wonderful!

Pat

Gypsy Heart said...

Absolutely stunning! Such beautiful touches and special details ~ you really are talented. It's so hard to say what might be my favorite...all of it is! :)

I'm new to your blog and so happy to have found you. I will be looking around to see how you did some of these amazing finishes. The chairs for $20? I never see deals like that plus your upholstery job is wonderful!

Pat

House Crazy in Michigan! said...

Popped over from MMS. What a stunning retreat! I wanted to run my hand down that soft throw and then cuddle up in it and enjoy those coffee and muffins. Thanks for sharing!

Donna Allgaier-Lamberti / White Oak Studio Designs / SW Michigan
Hand-Painted Vintage Furniture Transformations
Blog: http://smallhouseunderabigsky.wordpress.com
Facebook: donnaallgaierlamberti@facebook.com (To see a portfolio of painted pieces for sale)

Lauren said...

What a beautiful room. Great job. This should be in a magazine. I especially love the faux fireplace. That is awesome. I am hosting my first link party and would love if you link this up.

http://ifitsnotbaroquedesignblog.blogspot.com/2013/01/my-first-ever-link-party.html

Designs By Pinky said...

HI Kristen, came over from Kim's cause I LOOOOVE this room! I was going to ask the paint color of the walls but will go do the house tour. I will be your new follower! XO, Pinky

Amy@eatsleepdecorate said...

Kristen it is beautiful! You did such an amazing job. I think my favorite part is your mantel and chalk board fireplace. Love! P.S. We need to get together soon!

Lenetta Carnes said...

Hi, Great post. I found you through the blog hop. Now following you.Please stop by and say hi when you get a chance.
Be sure and check out my new Blog Hop that we just started, It's Weekly Goals Link Up. It's a great way to stay on track. Have a great day. :) Here's the link in case you want to check it out. Thanks again.http://lenettacarnes.blogspot.com/2013/01/weekly-goals-linkup-html

reFresh reStyle said...

I love every inch of it! Everything is beautiful!
Debbie

Sherry said...

That fireplace gets me every time! I just love this room! Thank you for joining Home Sweet Home!
Sherry

Rosemary and Thyme said...

What an elegant and inviting room. I love the neutral tones and the attention to detail. Great space to relax and read a book or magazine.

Janet
rosemary-thyme.blogspot.com

Theresa @junk2jewels-diy.blogspot.com said...

I LOVE your bedroom! I have the same comforter and thought I had to stick with all black and white, but I love your taupe pieces too! I am so glad I found your blog~! Found you from Stone Gable feature! Hope you check out my blog too! Thanks for sharing!

Rachel O. said...

Oh the gorgeousness of this room! It is so beautiful - absolutely lovely.

Molly Blair said...

Beautiful! Where did you get your shades and curtains?

Kelly said...

What a beautiful room.. and the chalkboard fireplace is perfect!

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