Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Master Bedroom Reveal

My master bedroom is ready for it's debut.

I had a lot of fun working on this project.  It was exciting to watch the room transform from dark and neglected to bright and welcoming.  It took around 6 weekends and right around $700.00 to complete the transformation.

Since I have a lot of pictures I'll try not to be too wordy and let the pictures do most of the talking.

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Here's a view of the room as you come down the hall.
I replaced my matching nightstands with two "new" pieces.
This washstand was an antique store purchase ($35.00).
The basket on the shelf was a purchase from T.J. Maxx.
I topped the nightstand with an old mirror that I already had and then added a few knickknacks.
I found a new home for a $5.00 garage sale table on the right side of the bed.
The top of the table had a large split so I topped it with a round basket (Marshall's).
A couple of weeks ago I posted about the screen I hung behind the bed.
The screen was a $25.00 purchase at Sparks (KS) Flea Market and the round mirror was a thrift store find ($10.00).

The white comforter and pillow shams are from JCP and were my largest expense at $150.00.  All of the accent pillows on the bed were purchased at Marshall's and ranged between $10.00 and $20.00.

My new bench at the end of the bed is a wonderful addition to the room.  I purchased it from one of my vendor friends for $45.00.
The pillows on the bench are from JCP ($15.00).  I made the afghan myself (back in 1978) and I already had the two suitcases underneath the bench.

The two windows resting on the nightstands have been sitting in my basement since my barn pick last March.  They needed a good cleaning but were a great price....free.
The antique framed print hanging to the left of the window was purchased just this past weekend from my friend Susan for $10.00.
To the left of my TV I created a sitting/reading area.
 The chair is a vintage Broyhill and is in great overall shape.  I found it at an antique store for $49.00.  The rest of the pieces I already had (I did a lot of shopping in my own basement for this room).

In the corner to the left of the bed is the shelf I posted about a couple of days ago.
The shelf houses some photos, some of my smaller clocks and part of my "E" collection (for my last name).  I painted an old ceiling tile green ($10.00) and hung it above the shelf.  Two old corbels ($10 apiece) top off the shelf.

I have a small wall space between the bedroom door and the bathroom door.
It's the perfect space for this antique sewing cabinet that once belonged to Bruce's Grandmother.
The curtains in the room were inspired by a window treatment that Donna @ Funky Junk Interiors made a couple of years ago.  I really loved the look and knew I wanted to incorporate the design into my bedroom.
I had two matching vintage hangers that were perfect for this treatment.  
Using inexpensive 45" white muslin, I simply hemmed the top and bottom of the fabric and then sewed a rod pocket 18" down from the top of the curtain.  The bottom rod on the hanger opened so I was able to slide and gather the curtain onto the hanger.  
Total cost for both curtains (including the hangers) was $22.00.

One last piece I added to the room was an old coat tree ($4.00).
 It was unpainted when I purchased it so I painted it white and added some old hooks that I had in my inventory.  I hung a few of my vintage hangers on the hooks, the two on top are from old downtown hotels in Kansas City.
When I first posted about my redo I listed the following goals for the room:

1.  Lighter paint color.
2.  New bedding and window treatments.
3.  More architectural interest.
4.  Repurpose nightstands.
5.  Replace bench.
6.  Add reading area.
7.  Better lighting.
8.  Accessorize.

I think I accomplished my goals and I am very happy with the results.
This room reflects my personality and showcases the vintage things that I love.
Thanks for taking the tour!

I'm linking my total room makeover with WhisperWood Cottage for the 1st Project of the Year Party in the Before & After Rooms Category.  Link back to WhisperWood Cottage blog to see lots of great Before & After rooms and items!
Jane

72 comments:

  1. Wow, Wow, Wow!!! Jane, it is simply PERFECT! I love the wood and green and the windows on the side tables and very cleaver window treatments. Every single inch is perfect and comfy! You should be sooo proud of yourself, what a decorators eye you have!

    Carol

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  2. Thank you for such a wonderful sharing of your master bedroom redo. So peaceful. Love the curtains and the hangers. Lovely vintage suitcase collection. I could go on, love every piece you used.
    Joy

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  3. Jane, your before and after should win a prize. This is an amazing transformation. I think you are very clever in everything that you do. The window treatment is really unique. Love the touches of green!

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  4. Looks wonderful!!! I love every little touch that you put into the room. You really have a way with repurposing and reusing great old finds! Thanks for sharing your before and afters. yum!
    xoxo
    Donna

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  5. What an amazing transformation. I love your green accents and the inspiration behind the color. The larger bench is perfect and so is your cozy new sitting area. Great job!

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  6. Oh my sweet goodness!
    This is absolutely beautiful. I love the color on the walls and the green all around.
    I've also admired Donna's funky window treatment...it goes perfect in your new vintage bedroom. So wonderful.
    Scrolling back up...

    I think the screen bed board MAKES. THIS. ROOM!
    Love it Jane...enjoy.

    Pat

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  7. Clap Clap WoOt WoOt!!
    sleep tight <3

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  8. My favorite is the vintage hangers window treatment. I am happy that I bought the same lamp {at Stein Mart} for my new Fla Leisure House that you have at your bedside. You are mad talented for sure. I can't stop looking at your photos.

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  9. Gorgeous! I love the bench at the end of the bed and the curtains are fabulous! I've seen Donna's curtains and I copied them for the door to my craft room closet but I love them with the sheers on either side of the window! Beautiful!
    Susan

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  10. What a wonderful transformation! The cozy little reading corner is fun with the vintage chair and lighting. I think the curtains are my favorite and something I'd like to do in my own home. I love all your vintage pieces and collections and the green accents make it all work. Good luck in the C&B contest!

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  11. Amazingly perfect and so absolutely Jane! Every little detail just fun and wonderful. I bet you sigh every time you walk by or into that room. Bravo! I sure do hope all those clocks are not working clocks.

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  12. OMG!! It looks amazing!! I love it! You have done a fantastic job and now enjoy your work.!
    Hugs
    Karen B. ~ Todolwen

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  13. Great room! I love everything you've done to it. I have a similar sewing cabinet that was given to my Mom, then passed on to me. Great bench and of course I love all of your pillows! Bet you're really enjoying your "new" bedroom!

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  14. Hi Jane, Beautiful Job. Your bedroom looks so inviting and I love the reading area. You have some really nice vintage pieces that you found. I know you are really going to enjoy your new look. Have a wonderful day. Your Missouri Friend.

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  15. WOW!! Absolutely stunning.
    I'm going back for another look....

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  16. Amazing. I love just about everything in your bedroom. I have been looking a chair similar to that one for my office. Love the oval topped mirror hanging on the door. It's all so pretty and restful. You did good!

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  17. You did a beautiful job, Jane! The paint color alone made such a big difference to lightening up the room. Love the creative window treatments. Your shelf and dress form corner is lovely. I like how it looks from the hallway view.

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  18. Wow Jane, it really is lovely! It's light, bright, and vintage-sophisticated!! You did a great job on it. I knew it would be wonderful. You have a gift for putting things together in and unusual and beautiful way! I have been looking forward to this post. Fun! Nice job!

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  19. Oh Jane, it looks fantastic! So bright and cheery! Enjoy every minute of your new room!

    Jeanine

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  20. Hi Jane! Your new room is absolutely beautiful and all of your touches are so YOU! I love it all, my favs being that sweet chair in the corner and your shelves with all of the clocks and E's. love, t.xoox

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  21. Wow! Definitely magazine material!! Gorgeous and cozy... if it were me I may never want to come out of that room. Especially with 'air conditioned guest rooms'!! Wonderful job. I love the green and Bruce's clay print. 1961 was a very good year. :)

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  22. Your room looks great! It's a real spirit lifter. Love the Muehlebach Hotel hanger. When my Dad had to go to Cattlemen Assn. meetings in Ks. City; my mother & I would go with him to shop and stay at the Muehlebach. Thanks for bringing up fond memories. Sally

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  23. This room is so wonderful, Jane...looking down the hall just beckons you in...and there are so many wonderful things to see when you're there! Love all of your personal touches...it feels like a REAL living space! Your personality shines through and it is PERFECT...XO

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  24. This was quite a makeover. What a difference a few weekends can make, and I love that you transformed the whole room for so little money. That bench at the end of your bed is wonderful, and I love everything about this.

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  25. Jane this is such a lovely room and reflects you! The colors you used are so calming! Love the new antique pieces and how you shopped your home. Wonderful room and I'm so glad you shared this with us!
    hugs, Linda

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  26. It's very pretty! I love the punches of green.

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  27. My Goodness! What a beautiful room you've created for yourself! It felt like I was paging through a magazine. All I know is, I want to go shopping with you!! You really got some fantastic bargains! I LOVE the $5.00 table - unbelievable price!
    And I love the special touch of green in every corner! just Wow.

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  28. Oh my gosh, Jane. I could go on and on about all the fabulous things you've done with your room. It's all very beautiful! The things that stuck me first were the height you gave to your bed and nightstands with the screen and windows behind. My heart loves Bruce's pottery piece displayed on the table. The curtains turned out very nice. I love the simplicity and cleverness! You have made yourself a retreat. I wouldn't want to leave....if it were mine!

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  29. What an awesome re-do! Love those pops of green throughout -- Well done! Enjoy your new space!

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  30. Jane, it is stunning. What a warm and cozy retreat.
    hugs,
    Laura

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  31. Hi Jane,
    You have made your bedroom so very pretty. I love all of the details and colors.

    hugs
    Sissie

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  32. This is truly remarkable ...a beautiful room all filled with your special touches! I love the sitting area and actually all the vignettes. The green really pops! It looks so springy and cheerful. The curtains...ingenious!

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  33. Jane: What else can I say. This is a great transformation. I love how you incorporated junk and architectural pieces together. You should be very proud of yourself. You most certainly accomplished your goals. Good Job!!!!

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  34. Simply amazing! It is such an inviting room and completely you. Well done!

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  35. WOW! Your bedroom looks so stunning. Gorgeous!

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  36. Wow..Jane, your room is truly beautiful I love it!
    What colour (brand, I guess too) is your wall colour? I've been inspired!
    Thanks so much for sharing.

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  37. Absolutely gorgeous and so cozy!! I love all of your special touches :)

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  38. Love it all ... you created a wonderful, comfortable room. Love the way you hung the drapes. So many neat ideas. Blessings,
    Audrey Z. @ Timeless Treasures

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  39. Jane, love the mix of new, vintage, and items you already had. The shelf with clocks is simply wonderful. Love the styling there. Well done, Olive

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  40. I LOVE it!!! Beautiful! And those pops of green? PERFECT!!

    Lou cinda

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  41. I LOVE it! You did an amazing job and such good prices on everything! That old chair is so much like the one I kept from my parents only unfortunately they had it recovered in a horrible fabric. It sure looks like what was originally on it, if only I could some day make it pretty again! I love the curtain idea! You gave me some inspiration to keep going on my bedroom project. It will never look as beautiful as yours but it's fun to play. Thanks for sharing!

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  42. Oh, I so want that shelf....I have the perfect spot for it in our bedroom....hubby will be seeing this...your room turned out fabulous....but I never had a doubt!

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  43. Fantastic redo! I love it all - - from the dramatic headboard, to the light and airy window treatment, to the wonderful bench and the beautifully accessorized night table. Bravo!

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  44. We all know it must of been hard to redo the Master bedroom.
    What a great way to have touches of Bruce all through the room. You did a lovingly and beautiful job.

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  45. wow! everything is beautiful & perfect! your personality really shines through! i'll bet you can't stay out of this room now!!! thanks so much for sharing it with us.

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  46. absolutely beautiful...You continue to inspire me....Thank you for the lovely post! Blessings!

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  47. Oh my goodness, you are so talented. I have never seen what you did with the curtains on the wooden hangers, what a COOL idea, I'm going to PIN IT!!! You are truly a master of decoration.
    Cathy

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  48. Jane: I think this room reflects who you are...classy, elegant, shabby-chic in a good way! Thank you for sharing your journey. I'm sure you will have many restful evenings in here.

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  49. Hopped over from Farmgirl Cyn's blog...your post title caught my attention. I think you have done a wonderful job of remaking your room. Isn't it amazing what a few pillows, paint and some interesting pieces strategically placed will do for a space? You must be so pleased with the results. It's welcoming and cosy and fresh.

    Blessings to you!
    Camille

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  50. Hi!
    Good idea incorporate green color!The master room looks brightests.
    D.

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  51. Oh my gosh! I love it! I love the bench , the window treatments....love everything!!! You did an awesome job.

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  52. Love your new room! I must go antique shopping with you! You find the best things and incredible prices!

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  53. Wow Jane...what a wonderful haven you've created!
    Love the pop of color and all the little touches that come together for a big statement!
    Going back for another peek!

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  54. It looks like a lovely room you'd find in a charming B&B. As per your usual, you did an outstanding job with it, it really turned our beautifully. It's such a warm, comfy retreat and I love all the layering you did with the decor.

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  55. Outstanding makeover, Jane! Warm, cozy and restful; I love your style and your blog!

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  56. It turned out so nice.
    It's beautiful.
    Great job.

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  57. The new room is lovely, and I love the bench with the suitcases underneath. I really like that it is not a big solid trunk or chest but still allows for storage. I will figure out how to incorporate something similar in one of my bedrooms!

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  58. Mighty fine, girl! LOVE before and after pictures to see the total transformation... these look like 2 different rooms! The green accent color is perfect and so befitting to honor your husband. Love all that you did!!

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  59. Bravo Bravo (insert standing ovation)

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  60. I don't personally know you, I only "know you" through the blog, and the makeover seems so much more "you". It is very inspiring, as are many of your projects and lateral thinking and I am going to use fresh eyes to look around my house today. Thanks for the great photos and tips

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  61. Jane, your new bedroom is so pretty and refreshing! The green reminds me of new life, just beautiful! What a special way to remember Bruce. I have been planning to redo my bedroom as well. I've been thinking about blue, but I also wanted a special way to remember my husband. Reading your post made me think about my husband's blue eyes, no wonder I have been so drawn to blue! I hope you are doing well.

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  62. I also read your comment about choosing the word explore for your word of the year. I have decided to become a gypsy and do a lot of traveling to get me thru this loss. I know this is bold but if you ever want someone to travel with consider me :). I live in Texas and we have the most amazing flea market, you would love it!

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  63. Jane the room is really lovely. I can't believe you got those windows for free - and what a great price for the corbels!

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