Master Bedroom: Mini Makeover

July 22, 2010

Greetings friends, how about a peek at a few upgrades in our master bedroom ?  It all started with wanting to lighten the fabric on the headboard I made last year.  I also wanted to change the shape of the headboard, and paint the walls a deeper hue with Benjamin Moore’s ‘Nantucket Gray’. 

Rather than the expense of wallpaper behind the headboard, I decided to add this trellis pattern that I stenciled and hand painted  ~ I was inspired by Kristen’s hand painted wall I saw a few weeks ago. 

cg headboard


We still have the same chandelier, but the subtle shimmer from the painted pattern on the accent wall adds even more interest and glamour.  

cg bed wall  

I didn’t want the new window panels to compete with the detail on the wall, so I opted for simple store bought 95” linen blend curtains from BB&B.  Our bedroom faces east and gets dark later in the day, so I wanted something wispy and soft to allow for plenty of light. 

cg panels and urn

On the mister’s side, there was a need for storage but the space only allowed for a shallow piece of furniture because of his closet door, so we replaced his old dark bedside table with this bookcase from Home Decorators.  I mentioned the new lamps earlier this week. 

cg his side


The decorative ampersand is from Restoration Hardware, where I also purchased the Linen Quilt with a gift card.   The white shams with scroll detail I’ve had for several years, they used to live in our guest room, but I’ve reclaimed them for us!  Orchid pillow covers and lamb’s wool pillow both from West Elm.

cg lattice painted wall


I recut the shape of our old headboard with a jigsaw, then reupholstered the headboard in Robert Allen’s Textured Weave in ‘Snow’.   I also reused the same nailhead trim that was on the headboard before, it’s true!   I carefully pulled it out of the old headboard, then retacked it to the new shape after it was recovered in new fabric.   

On my side of the bed is the three drawer dresser I repainted last week. 

cg her side


I exchanged the green lacquer tray from West Elm for the more subtle gray. 

cg tray her side


That’s the one wall that got a mini makeover.  Someday I’ll tackle the rest of the room, but for now, I’m loving just the new paint and accent wall, the new headboard and linens, and the white nightstands. 

Next week, I’ll show you how I painted the accent wall.  I created my own stencil and then hand painted the detail ~ it took about 6 hours and cost me only a $2 dollar bottle of craft paint, I kid you not. 

I have a great giveaway tomorrow, plus I’ll announce the winners of the last giveaway.

  Have a great day ! 



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124 Responses to “Master Bedroom: Mini Makeover”

  1. I love that you used craft paint! When I first saw it I thought it was the wall paint color, but just in a glossy finish. Sometimes I forget about craft paint :)

  2. Cassiopeia says:

    I love, love, love your accent wall! I’m moving to a new house on August 6th, so I hope you don’t mind if I borrow your idea.

    Can hardly wait for the tutorial. Gives me time to think of a pattern!

    Your bedroom is so calm and elegant. Well done.

  3. Gorgeous bedroom makeover! I love the little things, like the vases on the beside tables and the “&” accessory. This definitely feels spa-like and relaxing–perfect for a bedroom.

  4. John says:

    Love the table lamps by the bedside. I wonder, though, did you consider using swing arm wall lamps? Something like these: They would have saved you room on the bedside table, but I suppose they might not have worked well with the bed headboard. Thanks for the beautiful photos!

  5. I Like its beautiful bedrooms very amazing, Thank you

  6. Anny says:

    What a beautifully soothing room!

  7. What a fresh and fun mini make over. Love it! I am on the edge of my seat to see the tutorial on your wall treatment…looks really, really hard but sounds like you found a way to simplify it. Can’t wait.

  8. Love the wall!! It’s perfection, my friend.

  9. Brenda Moore says:

    Looks like a huge amount of work for the stencil job. Lovely, serene, and very, very classy!

  10. feef says:

    loveeeeeeee it so amazing ,,

  11. Heather says:

    Love the fresh, calm feeling of the room. I would love to redo our master bedroom….we’ll see.

  12. Brooke says:

    I LOVE the wall. Its bold and beautiful while still being subtle. Amazing Job.

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  14. Beth says:

    I feel relaxed just looking at it. I can’t wait for the tutorial so I can steal the stencil idea for my bedroom!! :)

  15. Danica says:

    I am soooo loving this wall! The whole room looks fab, but the wall is my fave.

  16. Crystal says:

    Oh wow! That is absolutely AMAZING!!!! I’m new to your blog, and just love it. A new follower for sure!!!

  17. It looks amazing! I’d love to do something like that to our room… too bad I’d have to paint it back in a year when we move from this base to another..

  18. jessica says:

    your table…………….oh how i miss your ballard table! wanna sale it??

    i’m the one that LOVED your old bedroom posted in october, but just found you a few weeks ago! i’m trying to find that table but just can’t find a deal like you did!!!!

    i love the new look. .. but i LOVED the old look too!!!!!

  19. Peggy says:

    oooo! I can’t wait to see how you did the wall- I really want to do something like this to our bedroom, but I’m afraid Joe might freak out. Perhaps while he’s out of town…

  20. Emily says:

    Wow! That looks amazing!

  21. Katie says:

    Looks great! I wish I had your measuring ability. I totally missed that day at school.

    I live further north in the valley and it hits up to 105 degrees in the summer.
    My husband insists that we keep the ceiling fan in the bedroom. I hate this fan with all of my heart. It shakes, makes a loud humming sound and in the middle of the night it makes a high pitched whining sound.

    You have a lovely chandelier and I want one too!

    Do you have any tips for cooling the room and ditching the fan? We have AC also, but don’t usually run it at night.

  22. So lovely and serene! That wall stencil adds a nice and subtle shimmer, too!

  23. Mandi says:

    I love this!!! I am actually in the middle if trying to find a paint like what you used for my stencil!! Where did you find your stencil! What kind of paint did you use for the stencil? So excited to find out!!! Thank you!!!!!

  24. Velle says:

    I love this! Just wondering how you created and then used the stencil.

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