Happy Monday friends! 🙂
So, Scott and I were brainstorming post titles for this one and came up with all kinds of interesting ones “Positioning in the Bedroom” , “The Master Bedroom Mojo”, “Maxing the Flow in the Bedroom”…but in the end we wanted it to be clear we were talking about rearranging furniture and hanging art. Furniture and art, people. 😛 It’s a long post though. I meant to make it two…but I was too excited to share. 🙂
If you’ve been reading for awhile you know that we put the master bedroom on the back burner (along with all the other bedrooms) for the first year of living here so we could focus on the complete gut and renovation of our kitchen, living and dining room. We are finally in a spot where we can focus on our bedroom. We spent a weekend working on our room and we are so thrilled with how it turned out! It’s really, truly a retreat rather than an embarrassment now. 😛 I won’t make you wait…here it is. Keep scrolling for the deets.
We started by rearranging the furniture in the room. I was hoping to find something that filled the space on either side of our bed a little more, and something that would give us more storage. To be honest, I am kind of over the two little white matching bedside tables we have used for the last three years that you can see here:
So I found this little gray desk. In front of my neighbors house. 🙂 Shhh. Ironically, I had been looking for a vanity to use in lieu of a bedside table. This one happened to be the perfect size…and free! We took it home and scrubbed it down with disinfectant, so it was so fresh and so clean, clean! To balance it out, we placed a wicker chest I got from Hobby Lobby about 6 years ago on Scott’s side. I think it’s the perfect compliment!
You can see the big empty wall right next to my bedside vanity that use to be where our dresser was. We moved it to the wall where Scott’s closet used to be before we drywalled it up. 🙂
Please disregard those two doors that totally don’t match our room. 😛 The one on the left is our door from the hallway, the one on the right is the door that leads to all horrors. AKA our master suite. Don’t look in there. Just don’t. It’s one of the few places in our house that has been totally untouched since we’ve moved in, except for unpacking. I just can’t.
So the wall where the dresser used to be is now nice and open. We decided to hang some art, of course.
Check out these frames, aren’t they awesome? I made them! 🙂 I used the instructions from the Handmade Home’s book, Handmade Walls. It’s such a great book with super easy to understand instructions. I even filled the frames with art from their art series books- they are literally books filled with pages and pages of gorgeous art with perforated edges so you can easily take them out and hang them on your walls. 🙂 You can check out their books here.
Of course we hung a lot of other art to make our room feel more personalized. Here’s Scott hanging one of my favorite pieces in our house- it’s our wedding vows! When we got married we did both traditional and vows that we said to one another- I hired my friend Lindsey to make these for us. My vows I said to him are on his side, and the vows he said to me are on my side. 🙂
As you can see in the photos below, we ditched the traditional bedside lamps in exchange for space-saving hanging pendants. We got these super cool pendant light kits at Target on clearance (I can’t find them online), but they basically clip on to any lampshade and you can hang them. The two shades are from Home Goods- I got them a few years ago.
I also made the art that’s leaning up against his bedside table. It used to be on our living room mantle and has been featured on the front pages of CNN. Haha. Well maybe they weren’t featuring it for the art but I’m sure it helped. Scott says it’s his favorite piece I’ve made so I’m more than happy to let him look at it every day. 😀
I also made the small art in the gold frame- I basically played around with watercolors I liked and cut it and stuck it in a thrifted frame.
Now let’s head to my side of the room. The cool side 😛
See what I mean about the vanity fitting in the space perfectly? It’s literally spot on. I have the same hanging pendant that Scott does. Since our bedside tables are totally different, that was a good way to tie it all together.
The sunburst mirror is one of my favorite finds. I’ve been wanting one forever…and I finally found this one on sale at Target for $20. They don’t have it online anymore…but it’s Threshold, of course.
I wanted a good mix of practical and pretty on my vanity. Why should I have to pick one or the other? I’m a firm believer in never having to compromise in design. Go for the gold! 🙂
I have a thing for vintage china. I’m really into it. So when I found this lovely vintage tea cup and saucer and gold mirrored tray at a local thrift shop, I knew I wanted to have them on my vanity table. I also try to keep fresh flowers around as much as possible- these ones are the leftovers of a bouquet I styled for another room. I think they look lovely right here.
In the teacup/tray I put the jewelry that I tend to wear more often. I have 3-4 pieces here and the rest is stored elsewhere.
I also decided to display the makeup I use the most. It makes getting ready really easy, I just get dressed, then come over and pick the jewelry I want and do my makeup. These are the products I use 90% of the time to get ready, unless it’s a special occasion. Yes, they are in another tea cup. 🙂 I told you, I have a thing for them. 😛 This one is from Anthropologie.
I keep everything makeup wise on a blue cakestand that I’ve owned for a few years. I believe it was from Home Goods when I originally got it. I like how it corrals them all together, and adds some height variance to the vanity.
See that golden cactus? I ordered it here from Mod Cloth. I just thought it was too cute and the perfect nod to Texas…and it’s gold. So win/win. It actually has spikes that will stab you though. They are super sharp. It can also bonus as a weapon in case a killer comes in the middle of the night. Death by golden spikey cactus!
I had the glass jar lying around, and I had a lot of nailpolish. So I put the two together. I totally picked out the colors that I thought would work with our current set up the best. I plan on changing them out if I need a change. It’s fun to be a girl! 🙂
And here’s my vows from Scott. Didn’t Lindsey just do an amazing job? She’s so talented. 🙂
The basket underneath holds my laundry. It’s really a great set up, I throw my clothes there, and when it’s full, I take it to the laundry room to wash. Or hand it to Scott to do it. Whatever. 😛
A lady never tells what’s in her drawers….okay, I’ll tell you. Really not a lot. My journal, whatever books I’m currently reading, chapstick and my essential oils. I plan on getting cute drawer pulls for it soon.
So here’s everything all together.
And yes- this is where the other chalkboard I made ended up. And yes, Chrissy you were totally right- it IS a Mr. Darcy quote from Pride and Prejudice! So romantic for valentines…and for always. 😛
Let’s take a look at how things used to be, when we moved in. Think PINK. Memories, sweet memories!!! WOW.
Winning. SO MUCH BETTER. It literally doesn’t look like the same room, does it? 🙂 So that’s where we are at. Like the dining room, this room is pretty much done remodeling wise! We’ll change the doors out soon, and maybe the ceiling fan (that’s still a bit of a debate here!) but otherwise, it’s really, really lovely.
What do you all think? Is this the only time in the world where pink was wrong? I think so. :O
Check out some of my other favorite room reveals!