Saturday, February 11, 2012

The DEETS of The Master Bedroom Mini-Makeover

Happy Saturday, friends!

Thanks so much for your thoughtful comments about our "refreshed, yet not done" master bedroom ... I truly, truly appreciate each and every note you shared!  As promised, I'm sharing the details of elements I used for our mini-makeover:

And, I apologize in advance because, not only am I sharing the same pictures as my last post, BUT, I'm also sharing a little video (don't laugh)! Please forgive the sound quality (that's what happens when you spill hot tea on your keyboard) and that, apparently, I have two black eyes ... yikes!

I know, I know ... you're still laughing at my big hair crazy self, aren't you?  LOL ... I am, too!

Okay, back to the *deets* ...

The paint products I used are:

Walls: BM White Sand
Trey: BM Palladian Blue
Ceiling: BM Ballet White

The white down comforter and matching duvet are from IKEA (last summer), and, the "Dream" pillow is from SteinMart.  The bedskirt is made from budget-friendly dropcloth!

The nightstands used to have the same finish as the bed, but, AS Old White chalk paint took over and, voila:

At the foot of the bed is the bench that normally sits in our dining room.  It used to have a cherry stain, but, last Spring, I painted it BM White Dove, followed by distressing/glazing/waxing.  I also recovered the seat in burlap:

The mirrored chest used to be in our sitting room. Isn't it fun to *shop* your own home for *fer-ee* ?! And, the slipcovers on the parson chairs are from SureFit (on sale):

The window treatments were made by me (*cough*) ... and, like I said in my video, I'm a cheater when it comes to decorating! Let's just say that there were a lot of straight pins involved in making these! Adding metal scrollies in between the curtain rod and top of your window is a fun way to fill in a bit:

As for the dresser ... this used to be on the wall where the armoire is now ... it's amazing what a big difference a little change can make! (The "Always Kiss Me Goodnight" sign is from my fave, Home Goods.)

The lamps *used* be red with flowers on them. Last year, I painted them Stratton Blue, but then, recently, added a coat of AS Duck Egg Blue. Such an easy way to make a fun change (and, yes, look at my cutie patootie who is about to turn six ... where does the time go?):

The pink wreath layered over the mirror above our bed is a recent 40% off (yippee) purchase from Michael's.  I love adding a soft, contrasting pop of color to our spaces:

As for the little blue plate above the amoire, if you're *really* lucky (NOT), I'll post a video on how I made it.  LOL

That's all for now, friends ... thanks again so very much for all of your thoughtful comments.

Happy decorating and have a fabulous day!


Strawberries and Sweet Love said... Reply To This Comment

It looks so pretty, it could be in a magazine!

Jenny @ Simcoe Street said... Reply To This Comment

It is absolutely gorgeous! Love it! Straight out of a home decor magazine :)


Judy said... Reply To This Comment

Another "Becca" inspiration! You are too good girl, I can't even get my dresser painted in my bathroom...maybe I'll get off the computer and work on it.

We're leaving for Savannah on Thursday and I "had" to go clothes and shoe shopping....a girl can't go on vacation without some new duds!


Ann from On Sutton Place said... Reply To This Comment

Great job Becca. I love the lamps and adore the window panels. The duvet cover trick is genius. :o)

Honey at 2805 said... Reply To This Comment

Adored all the deets! I actually use the same duvet cover trick on my bed too! The room is lovely!

Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR said... Reply To This Comment

What a great post! Loved hearing that I'm not the only one who takes shortcuts!! I've done that duvet trick, as well! Makes life easier!! Great job!!!

NanaDiana said... Reply To This Comment

Oh Becca! That is just beautiful! I love it...magazine worthy for sure. Love that color blue, by the way- xo Diana

Ramblings of a Southern Girl ~ Rhonda G said... Reply To This Comment

Cute video! And never apologize for big hair! LOL! Love me some big hair, I guess it's a Carolina Girls' thing!

Again, your bedroom is so lovely and serene! Outstanding remake!

Terry said... Reply To This Comment

Becca, I really like your new master. I just did mine and hardly can get out of bed, I love it so much. Stop over and check out mine!

Melissa Miller said... Reply To This Comment

Soooo beautifully done, and you too! *Winks* & *Smiles*

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said... Reply To This Comment

Becca great video and tutorial!! There is nothing wrong with a little cheatin in my book ;)

Drama queens mum (Kimberly) said... Reply To This Comment

Very pretty. It reminds me of beachy cottage style.

Shelia said... Reply To This Comment

Hi Becca! You little silly, you're just gorgeous and so is your hair. I live in Texas and big hair is very fashionable! :) No, really, it's very pretty. Now your bedroom is so pretty and you're the smartest one making your duffet cover! :)
Lovely lovely bedroom.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said... Reply To This Comment

Love all the details, Becca! Great bedskirt! I love a nice full one like that.

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said... Reply To This Comment

Your room is so refreshingly beautiful..Great video tutorial!..Loved it!

Jemsmom said... Reply To This Comment

I love your video!!! It is so fun to hear your blog friends voices!!! This is the color scheme that I was going to do in our master bedroom this year, but looks like I am going to have to take that plan up north! I love your duvet cover! How clever are you??? You would never ever guess that it was just tucked around! Wow! Sweet picture of your baby! Why do these children of ours keep growing up?

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CosmoGirl Carla said... Reply To This Comment

Good Morning, Becca! Took some time catching up on many of your past posts. As always, great stuff shared. Your b'rm looks great. LOVE the colors. I can't pick a fave element in the room. But I will say those lamps really stick out for me. Thanks for sharing.

Linda said... Reply To This Comment

Oh Becca I love it all.
Thanks for the cute video.
You give me inspiration.

Gypsy Heart said... Reply To This Comment

Darn it! My speakers are out. :-( Can't wait for my son to fix whatever it is so I can hear your voice. You are SO gorgeous! Love your big hair...after all, in Texas it's "normal".

Everything looks absolutely gorgeous ~ as usual. I wish I could have heard whatever it is about the duvet cover. LOVE all the lamps and the colors are perfect! You are so very creative with the window panels and the bedskirt. The pop of pink is very pretty and feminine. You've done a masterful job...should totally be in a magazine or on HGTV.


Kim @ Cheap Chic Home said... Reply To This Comment

Your room looks so pretty and relaxing, Becca. I really like the shades of blue with a bit of pink. One of my favorite things are the metal pieces above your windows. Lovely details all around.

Sherry said... Reply To This Comment

It is beautiful Becca! I love all of it! Such pretty details! You did an awesome job.
Sherry's Bees Nest

Darlene said... Reply To This Comment

I thought the room was beautiful before, but WOW!

Something Nice and Pretty said... Reply To This Comment

Beautiful Becca! Love how you used dropcloth for the bed skirt! I'm now following you on Linky Follower, stop by mines on my sidebar!

Kristin @ My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia said... Reply To This Comment

The room is gorgeous!!!! Love that dust ruffle :)

Jeanette said... Reply To This Comment

You are so funny Becca! The duvet cover is so clever... and here I was thinking wow she must rock that sewing machine! You and I do the same kind of sewing...we don't! You room looks amazing! xoxo Jeanette

Jessica Bruno said... Reply To This Comment

Love the banding at the top of the curtains. Beautiful color scheme throughout the room. Nicely done!

Anonymous said... Reply To This Comment

I just adore your room - so lovely! You have such great taste, please please please hop over to my blog, (A Cod A Bean and Everything In Between) look at my mantel picture and offer suggestions as to how to make it great!...Better yet, just come over and help with my whole house! Ha!

CAS said... Reply To This Comment

Well, I for one am just "shocked" that you didn't make a real duvet for your bed! You could so easily whipped one up while some paint was! You're just "crafty" like a fox! Seriously, it is all so beautiful!

Tracy said... Reply To This Comment

It looks great. So light and fresh. Becca, can you come to Texas and revamp my house? :-)

Sandra said... Reply To This Comment

Oh I use that same duvet cover trick and it's great to know it's definitely "ok" to do so. I've been looking for lamps for my bedroom for I don't know how long. Bought a pair of lamps, kept it for a week or so and took back, I did the exact same thing like 5 or 6 times already. Anyway, I went to Marshall's the other day not looking for lamps b/c I thought I was happy with what I had and found the most gorgeous lamps...I caught myself asking myself "WWBD?!?" short for WHAT WOULD BECCA DO? Well, guess what? I put the lamps on hold, went home and got the lamps that I thought I was perfectly happy with, returned them and got the ones w/the black lampshades...ha!ha! I can't seem to stay away from crystal lamps....I'll post on them soon...waiting on my curtain rods! ;)

Sandra said... Reply To This Comment

...and by the way, your room is gorgeous, but everything you decorate turns out that way.


gotta love the big hair, like the person commented above, it's a "must" in Texas! ;)

Savvy Seasons said... Reply To This Comment

You must do more videos, it's a MUST, loved it! You are so pretty and I want your hair. I wish mine would style like yours. =)

Your room is absolutely DIVINE and the Duvet trick is AWESOME! I will have to give that a try.

Thanks for sharing. xo ~Liz

thistlewoodfarm said... Reply To This Comment

I think your bedroom is absolutely beautiful. I love the colors you chose!


Amy @MaisonDecor said... Reply To This Comment

Love the bedroom and your *secrets*! Very very pretty Becca!

ileana-carmen said... Reply To This Comment

All is beautiful Becca.

Suzy said... Reply To This Comment

Hi Becca. Your bedroom is fabulous! Magazine worthy for sure! I enjoyed your video - it was nice to hear your voice. Maybe one of these days I'll get to meet you face-to-face!

Nicole Mendez at Mendez Manor said... Reply To This Comment

I just came across your blog and I think your designs are beautiful! Feel free to check out my blog as well :)

Betsy@ coastal-colors said... Reply To This Comment

This is gorgeous! Thanks for sharing the video. I love the "comforter" at the end of the bed! What a great idea! Your colors are lovely, so peaceful! I love it all!

Debbiedoo's said... Reply To This Comment

I have to come back to watch the video when my boys are not home. I had the volume all the way up and I could not hear it. Looks so gorgeous Becca! Love the ceiling too.

Kathryn Ferguson Griffin said... Reply To This Comment

I'm loving the blue!! Just lovely. I so need to paint my Master Bedroom. Thanks for the inspiration. Hope you had a grand weekend. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

Laura from Top This Top That said... Reply To This Comment

OMG- I know why i love you now. My bedroom is painted in pallidum blue too!! Sadly though after 8 years I may paint it.