Master Bedroom Makeover

Our bedroom is one room I never seem to get right.  But this time I like it.
BEFORE...
AFTER...
Our original bed frame was an IKEA find.  I never loved it but it wasn't very expensive.
I have tried several different headboard options from doors to shutters and garden gates but I always went back to the sturdy IKEA frame.  But - I got sick of it again.
I started my project with a large salvaged window hung with D rings and monkey hooks.
From there I cut down an old door to bulk up the sides.  I just kept adding trim around it until it looked "big" enough.  I used my nail gun to attach the wood to the wall.
(I bought NOTHING...all this was in my garage)
That antique mirror goes with our piano.
  I like the shelf - it's hung with old PB candle scones and a couple of small angled supports.
The shelf wood is from IKEA's "damaged/final sale" section.  I was supposed to build a bunk bed for the boys out of it.  (....another day)
In case you were wondering - the shelf is 5 1/2 inches deep & high enough that I can stand on my knees on my bed and barely see my hair in that mirror - and I have big hair.  So it doesn't get in the way of reading & relaxing.
I printed Mr. & Mrs. on vinyl from my Cricut & framed them with wood from the sides of an old door that I had cut down.
I put a dark rug under the bed for contrast.  I really want dark wood floors but .... not today.
Well - until next time.
I think I'll go read a book in my new bedroom. 
view this bedroom decorated for Valentine's Day...HERE
We moved - see our bedroom in our other house HERE
Relax...  reuse - recycle!

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105 comments :

Jamie said...

Your new room is just gorgeous!! I really liked the before pictures but the new pics are amazing!You have a beautiful style and I just love what you did to make the headboard!

Space 46 said...

Beautiful as the rest of your decor!

White Ironstone Cottage said...

Your headboard turned out amazing love it great job
xxoo
Pam

Kelly said...

I really LOVE it! It's the perfect change. I looked at your home pics on your blog when I first discovered it and liked the black and white colorscheme with it's rustic flair. But, I really like the change you made too. Love those cute red and white striped pillows on your bed and the Mr. and Mrs. that you hung up each side. Too cute! I like the dark rug you added and the bench at the foot of the bed. What can I say, I like it all!

Artsy VaVa said...

You definitely got it right! Your bedroom is beautiful. Pinning it!!!

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Well you got it right this time...LOVE IT!!! Thank you for sharing it at my NOFTY THRIFTY TUESDAY PARTY, but please be sure to put a link back to my blog on your post:) Love those Mr. and Mrs. frames.

Blessings,
Linda

jessica said...

I REALLY love this!! What awesome inspiration! Wow! The black and white with hints of red overall is so pretty! Great job!

Lynn at Cottage and Creek said...

Lovely job. What a fresh, inviting space. I love all the vintage linens and cozy vibe. My bedroom needs a makeover and yours is so inspiring. I'm your newest follower and I hope you can pop by Cottage and Creek and follow back. Merry Christmas to you and yours.
Lynn

Tammi said...

Just Beautiful!!

Robin said...

This is gorgeous! Love, love your room.

Leslie's Garden and Other Delights said...

Hi. I am the winner of the fabulous wreath, but I have not found out how to claim my prize! Please contact me at lesliehayes@charter.net to get my address. thank you so much for this beautiful wreath. I can't wait to receive it.

Sally said...

It turned out beautiful! I love it!!
Sally

The Midwest Cottage said...

The first picture had me at HELLOW! It's beautiful. So natural and romantic at the same time. Seriously...it's awesome! I love the before and after..the after is SOO much better.

Gwen @ The Bold Abode said...

Dat's very, very pretty...and very, very creative!

Shelley {Crazy Wonderful} said...

What a stunning room!!! I could totally relax in a spae like that :) Thanks for sharing!

mrshinesclass said...

I LOVE the "after." Your room is such a calm, dreamy retreat! I have been trying to think of how I want to add the Mr. and Mrs. signs into my master bedroom. I like how you did it. Going to pin it to my master bedroom board. Thanks for the inspiration!

Sharon

mrshinesclass said...

p.s.
I'm your newest follower. I can't for to see future posts from your beautiful blog!
Sharon

Butterflies & Seashells said...

Great job. I really like it. The only thing is it seems it might not be comfortable to sit up against. Can you sit up without hitting the shelf? It might not be a problem for you but I like to read in the bed. Great work though.

Benita

Layn @ reignalayn.blogspot.com said...

Love it. The headboard is awesome. I love how it "grew".

Wendy @HerBallistic Garden said...

It was lovely before, but breathtaking after! I have that same IKEA bed in my spare room! I love the shutters leaning against the wall with the ironwork and the headboard is gorgeous...you have wonderful taste! xo (came over fm My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia...and staying awhile!)

Olga@Stardust-Decor&Style said...

So beautiful! Like the ones in the magazines! I really enjoyed my self here, so I just followed! Would love for you to drop by my place as well when you get a chance. Had a makeover of my master bedroom as well (not that impressive as yours thoug!).
Olga
www.stardust-decorstyle.blogspot.cm

Mikey @ Shabby French Cottage said...

Your new headboard, and the rest of the room for that matter, is out of this world fabulous!!!

~Mikey @ Shabby French Cottage
www.shabbyfrenchcottage.com

Mary said...

Wow ... a stunning transformation. Thanks for letting us peek ...

Mary

Stylish Settings said...

I like your style!!!!
Kylie

Jennifer @ Town and Country Living said...

Wow! What an amazing transformation! Found you at Wow Us Wednesday. You did a great job and the fact that you created the headboard with stuff you already had, just makes it that much more amazing. Nice job! Love the armoire, too.

♥ Sonny ♥ said...

Stunning. I love every detail.

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

I LOVE IT ALL!!!

Katie Franck said...

Gorgeous,gorgeous,GORGEOUS!!! I luv it!!

Lou Cinda @ Tattered Hydrangeas said...

You definitely got it right!!! LOVE that headboard....absolutely gorgeous!! Love the bedding and those pillows!! Great job!!

Lou Cinda

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Beautiful! That headboard is fantastic and really makes the bed!

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

This is gorgeous. That headboard is perfect. Glad you added to it till you got it right.

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

May I ask where did you get the sconces from? I am looking for some like those for my bedroom.

Katie said...

Fantastic job! I love before and afters and this one is great! Great creative job with the headboard!

--Katie
www.blah2beautiful.blogspot.com
Creatively Living Outside the Box

Janette - The2Seasons said...

Even thought I loved the bicycle in the before photo, the updated look is beautiful. You did a great job.

stefanie said...

oh!!! I am in LOVE!!! everything is gorgeous!

Kim said...

You nailed it! It's totally awesome. I'm so happy to have stumbled upon your wonderful blog. I'm a new follower. Hope you stop by for a visit sometime!
xoxo,
Kim

The Prudent Homemaker said...

I like it a lot!

KelliB said...

So Gorgeous!! I love the headboard, it is beautiful!! I would love for you to share this at my linky party going on now over at The Inspired Collection! Hope you will stop by!

Kelli
www.theinspiredcollection.blogspot.com

Ruth said...

Your bedroom looks fantastic. I love the headboard. So gorgeous. It's amazing!!

Ruth

Miss Char said...

Love the new look, very warm and cozy.

Pamela said...

Beyond Amazing!! Thanx for coming to the party!

Marilyn said...

So creative and cute..I LOVE and WANT this bedroom.. AMAZING makeover.... I would LOVE for you to Please stop in and share/link via my Pin Inspirational Party happening today : )) THANK YOU.. Wishing you an amazing rest of the week.. ~ Marilyn <--newest happy follower of yours.. ..http://theartsygirlconnection.blogspot.com/2011/12/hello-artsy-friends-stopping-in-today.html

Megan Brooke said...

Love love your bedroom makeover! It looks amazing. And the Mr. and Mrs. vinyl signs are adorable!

A Cottage Muse said...

This is absolutely fabulous!!!
Thanks for the pin ops!

Shari @ Swinging on a Star Creations said...

This is so charming and beautifully done. I just love it! I am pinning it to my Pinterest for future inspirations!

Robin said...

**sigh** It's amazing. I think you have a keeper this time. I love everything about it.

KelliB said...

Thanks for linking up this week! I featured your makeover!

Kelli
www.theinspiredcollection.blogspot.com

Anonymous said...

Beautiful room! I have the exact lamp sconces in my family room

Elizabeth (Blue Clear Sky) said...

Your new headboard, and bedroom, are so very pretty! I love that you repurposed things you already had and that you had the vision to keep adding until it looked just right. I also love the layers of linens and I'm a big fan of black painted furniture. Love yours. I'm now following so I don't miss anything.

Revi said...

Here's to you! What a lovely combination of creativity, resourcefulness and frugality!
It looks great, too. :)
-Revi

Deanna said...

Stunning, love it! I've always felt the same way about not getting things right in our bedroom too! You have given me some new ideas! Thanks for sharing you did a great job!

Deanna@DeelitefulCreations

Little Vintage Cottage said...

What a beautiful room! I love the headboard! I also really love the little empty frames with the numbers hanging in them! I'm planning to decorate my stairwell wall with white empty frames and I think the numbers hanging in a couple of them would be adorable! Thanks for the inspiration!

Tania

Karen said...

Love your headboard, your room looks fabulous, absolutely gorgeous! Visiting from SNS and new follower.

Andrea | HomageStyle.com said...

Looks amazing! Love how you layered so many different features!

Hi, I'm Suz!! said...

Soo lovin' this room of your's! Great job!! That headboard rocks!!

I'm your newest follower!

Hugs ~~ Suz
inspiringcreativeness.blogspot

abeachcottage said...

Your bedroom is gorgeous! Love the changes.

Chatty Chics said...

Absolutely beautiful! Great job!
Melody
chattychics.com
I'm starting a linky party on Wednesday if you want to come show off!

special 'k' said...

It is so adorable. I am so glad I found your special place here. Thanks for sharing. I will follow on my way out so as I would love to visit again. I hope you will find the time to come visit my place and do the same. Wishing you a very Merry Christmas and I look forward to engaging and supporting your blog in the New Year. Cheers SpecialK XoXo

A Few Pennies said...

I am so in love with your style and blog; such talent! I'm off to lurk (look) some more. Merry Christmas!

Kristin @ My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia said...

Love your room, so pretty! I will be featuring it tomorrow :)
XO

❀❀❀Ðαωᾔ❀❀❀ said...

Your room is just perfect, I really like the headboard. You did a wonderful job, and it all looks so relaxing.

Amy Kinser said...

This room is gorgeous!

ritajoy @harbourbreeze said...

I love every little thing about this makeover. Well done!

Denise at PinkPostcard. said...

REALLY beautiful! saw the feature on Kristin's blog, and I had to come look! :) Our bedroom layout looks exactly like yours, and I am in the same boat. I've never gotten it to a point where I LOVE it...I've been working on it at a snail's pace for the last year. You've inspired me to get it done after the holidays! Love it!!

Susan @ homeroad.net said...

I think you just may have gotten it right this time! Your bedroom is beautiful! I found you on a link party and I liked your headboard so much I had to call my husband in to see it!
Beautiful room from top to bottom... I don't think I'd ever leave it if I were you. I'm glad I stopped by I like your blog.
Im a new follower.
Susan @ homeroad.net

Kammy Wielenga said...

wowzers! I was going to say, hey! I like your before! But the after?! Okay, it blew it away! I've seen window headboards, but this is by far my fave!! I'd love it if you'd link these up over at Trash 2 Treasure Tuesdays on Kammy's Korner! http://kammyskorner.blogspot.com/2011/12/trash-2-treasure-tuesdays-11.html

aimee said...

Omg i love your bedroom its absolutly amazing. your head board looks beautiful xxx

Julie @ Knot All That I Seam said...

Gorgeous, with a capital G! What a lovely space to relax. Love the Mr and Mrs signs. Thought you might be No. 1 though. ;)

Lori @ Katies Rose Cottage Designs said...

Oh my goodness your room is beautiful!! I LOVE your headboard! Wow you are such a talented gal!!

Kindra-At Home With K said...

Love love your bedroom redo! I need to do mine! thanks for the inspiration!
I featured your bedroom on this week's Terrific Under Ten Tuesday! http://athomewithk.blogspot.com/2011/12/terrific-under-ten-tuesday-43.html

Life In The Thrifty Lane said...

SO beautiful!!!

Tiffini Kilgore said...

girl...love this
i mean love
i pinned this for when I'm ready
for my room:)
happy Christmas
xo

Erin {Lavender and Lemon Drops} said...

SO pretty! I love those Mr and Mrs signs :) Great job!

Diane said...

Love the changes to your bedroom, looks beautiful! Visiting from Wow Us Wednesday - I was featured this week as well! Following you my friend. Diane

Tina said...

Love your new room! And the headboard is to die for :0)
Great job.

jenny said...

Love your details like bed under rug for contrast. Fabulous job. New follower! :)

jenny

www.jenndiggs.com

Shanon at Vintage Sparkle Chic said...

Your bedroom is pure perfection! OMGoodness, I am in love, you have pulled out all of the elements I love. The headboard you made is gorgeous. I love the chippy bench at the bottom of the bed and the old doors against the wall. I am happily your newest follower!

~Shanon

lindajlue@yahoo.com said...

I love the Mr. & Mrs. I just might have to try to make me some of those.

Claudia said...

This is a great substitute for having a fireplace mantle as a headboard...

Rhonda@restoredtreasurestoo said...

your bedroom is beautiful! so calm and serene looking!

Marilyn said...

Thanks for linking this AMAZINGLY Creative feature at Pin'Inspirational Thursday's last week.. YOU WHERE ONE OF THE FAV'S and are featured TODAY!!!! WOOHOO.. Please stop in, have a look and snag a fun button.. I HAD to pin it too.. : )) THANKS SO MUCH again.. Wishing you a WONDERFUL count down to your Holiday's.. Hope you can link again tonight.. HAPPY HOLIDAY'S.. Cheers. xoxo.. M..
http://theartsygirlconnection.blogspot.com/2011/12/pininspirational-thursday-13-linky.html

Gail said...

Your master bedroom is absolutely GORGEOUS! Love the headboard and that bench at the end of your bed. Wishing you and your family a very Merry Christmas...Gail

refresh restyle said...

Your bedroom is amazing, I love it all!!
Debbie

Rita May said...

Beautiful bedroom.Love the mr. and mrs. art and the rustic bench too. I also really love the whole look of your blog. Nice big font and wide main page and big pictures. Can you please tell me how you got your center area and photos so nice and large. Mine seems to be all crowded and tight in the center. Trying to make improvements. Yours is so easy to enjoy.
Thanks

Barbara Jean said...

I'm lovin' my visit here!!
Thanks to Donna at Funky Junk for sending us over.

blessings
barbara jean

Alaina said...

I love the changes. Black and white my favorite combination and such a great contrast. The only question I have is, any chance you could break the window or is there something between the pillows and the window? I know my Mr. would look at me and say how long before we break it.

Jeannie said...

Wow, it's gorgeous! Very nice! Is the bed raised?

maxwellhouseinteriors.blogspot.com

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

Sooo gorgeous!! Thanks for linking up at FNF! :)

Kim @ Too Much Time said...

This is just amazing! The Mr. and Mrs. frames are so cute, I love the whole rusty charm and color scheme!I would love for you to link up this weekend!

http://kim-toomuchtimeonmyhands.blogspot.com/2012/01/get-schooled-saturday-5.html

Tanya said...

I came over from Pinterest to check out your bedroom. I'm loving the painted black furniture. I'm a new follower too.

Jared and Christine said...

I love your bedroom! I have been looking for a bedspread just like that. Do you mind if I ask where you got it???

The Cranky Queen said...

I am your newest follower...enjoyed browsing your blog...you have some fab ideas and loved the bedroom re~d0! Visit me over at my blog palace sometimes. Happy 2012! Tiffany

Bliss said...

I like everything I see in your bedroom. Love the little bench, the headboard is beautiful, and your night stands as well. You got it right in there this time that's for sure!

~Bliss~

Tracy said...

Oh my I don't think I would ever come out of that room if it was mine. I love everything. I am re-doing my master soon and will be coming back often for ideas.

Funky Junk Interiors said...

This is seriously one of the most amazing bedrooms I've ever laid eyes on! The headboard! That armoire! I can barely breathe...

Shared on FJi Facebook and pinned for SNS 120. :)

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10150637490191141&set=a.192514281140.164586.175378011140&type=1&theater

Donna

Tracy's Trinkets and Treasures said...

So pretty and unique. I love it.

Bliss said...

I just had to stop back for another comment on this after spotting it at FunkyJunk's window party. Hands down this is one of my favorite headboads of all time! Copy worthy when my younger daughter wants to re do her room. L O V E it!

~Bliss~

Anne said...

Cool - found you thru funky junk & now following through the new linky tools. Hope you follow back :)

Laurel@chippingwithcharm said...

Wow...now that looks amazing!!! Laurel

Michelle (She Looketh Well) said...

Okay, so i guess i will make it 100 comments on this post! I don't usually take the time to comment as one really does need to pick and choose what they can spend time doing. i do feel bad about it, but can only do so much ;-) Like you need all this info. LOL I just wanted to tell you that your master bedroom is awesome and i often refer to it for ideas as we are redoing ours. Your whole blog is an inspiration!! You are a blessing to many!! May you continue to use your gifts to glorify HIM>

www.reimaginedjustforyou.wordpress.com

Anonymous said...

I love all your interiors. I've been pondering painting/refinishing our TV cabinet and love the finish on the black cupboard in your bedroom. Is there somewhere on your site where you tell how to get that finish. I would love to do that, but am afraid to try with no information. Thanks for a wonderful place to see !

TheMoonAndMe said...

I can see why you love it! It's fabulous! Love the linens on the bed and skirts. Everything is perfect.
Kelly

Jacobwdsy said...

Okay, so i guess i will make it 100 comments on this post! I don't usually take the time to comment as one really does need to pick and choose what they can spend time doing. i do feel bad about it, but can only do so much ;-) Like you need all this info. LOL I just wanted to tell you that your master bedroom is awesome and i often refer to it for ideas as we are redoing ours. Your whole blog is an inspiration!! You are a blessing to many!! May you continue to use your gifts to glorify HIM> www.reimaginedjustforyou.wordpress.com

Anonymous said...

You call this 'down to earth style'??! OMG It's heaven! whish it was mine.

lynn cockrell said...

I agree, you definitely got it right! It's so gorgeous.

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