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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