Friday, February 18, 2011

Nerdy April's Master Bedroom Makeover!

Before the BF and I moved into our house, the "flippers" had painted all the walls the same.boring.color. It was a lifeless tan, personally, it was just a bit too "tanny" for me. Here is a picture of our master bedroom shortly after we moved in, this picture showcases the tan well...haha.

This picture was also taken before Dad and the BF changed out the ceiling fan (for one with a remote! woot!), and while we were using fleece blankets as curtains, very redneck, I know. So, while Chris left to go see the Rolex race a few weekends ago, I got to work painting up a surprise for him...our bedroom. The keyword for this makeover is "relaxation." I wanted a room that was calming with just a few pleasing accents. I think it turned out great! Here is the "after".

It's a pale gray (Behr Manhattan Mist) with an Igloo white stencil on one wall. And if you're wondering what that gray tub is doing there, well, it's a step for the wiener dog ;-)


Another keyword during this project was "budget", so that means the most expensive thing was actually just the paint (2 gallons, ughhh). The flowers above the bed are actually made out of Behr paint samples from Home Depot (already shaped like petals), cased in dollar store frames, with sweet pearls that I found on clearance at Michael's. I got the stencil on sale at Hobby Lobby (about 8 bucks, but I love the way it turned out, subtle but pretty ;-)


Here's another close up of the stencil wall (honestly this took foreverrrrr, recommend using "stencil" paint, not house paint). 


The BF hasn't hung the last curtain rod which will go over this window. [What good is he?!?! JK!] I got that little stand at a thrift store for 3 bucks, painted it silver and put an accent of the same pattern on the wall with clear tape I found in the dollar bins at Michael's. I got the flowers half price at Old Time Pottery, along with the silver candle. The vase was left over from the stagers who staged our house before we bought it and never came back to get their stuff, I just spray painted it white. I got the lamps on clearance at Ross, the beaded placemats on clearance at Hobby Lobby and I had the night stands from my apartment living days ;-)


I also found this perfect mirror at Old Time Pottery (25 bucks), and the sconces were a present from the BF's mom a while back. Same OTP silver candle sticks!


I already had two of the curtain panels from Target, so I only had to splurge on two more since the windows were too wide for only one panel. The "tiebacks" I got on sale at Ross for 3 bucks for 2!


I already had these prints, just looking for a good place to hang them, when I realized how great they would look in the bedroom. I love trees...especially in black and white ;-)


All in all, I think it turned out better than I expected...I love walking into it and feeling surprised at how calming it is! And just because he is so cute...and not-so calming...