Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Master Bedroom Gets a New "Do" ....

Greetings ... remember me?!  I can't believe that I haven't been taken into custody yet for blog neglect!  LOL.  Shame on me!  I could say that I haven't been engaging in my decorating obsession lately (thus not having anything to share with you), but, alas, that would be a big ol' fib!  Actually, an intervention has been in order for awhile now, as I always tend to go into decorating overdrive in the Spring.  I've just been horrible about posting, and I sincerely apologize.

So, my latest decorating victim has been our master bedroom.  When I redid our master bath earlier this year, naturally, I had to then turn my attention to our bedroom.  I'm not quite finished, but I wanted to share what I've done so far.

BEFORE: (My apologies ... this is the ONLY *before* picture I could find. It's when our home was featured on the local Christmas Tour of Homes last year. This gives you an idea of the color scheme ... my typical reds/golds/greens:

AFTER:  I love how tranquil the colors make our resting space feel and truly enjoy relaxing in here now.  I am *this* close to painting the green portion of the ceiling SW Quietude and the white ceiling SW Rainwashed.  I also plan on painting the walls a shade lighter than they are now:

BEFORE:  Again, sorry that I'm reminding you of Christmas when it's now almost Summer!

AFTER:  I had to let go of the somewhat bulky recliners and place smaller parsons chairs there instead.  And, of course, I had to add the animal print runner for fun.

I'm on the lookout for soft brownish-gold slipcovers for the parsons chairs.

Being a huge fan of The Nester's window mistreatment tutorials, I think I took her lessons to a new level when I made these panels.  If you touch them, you will, undoubtedly, get stabbed by the bazillion straight pins that are holding them together!  The cream fabric used for the panels is from WalMart, purchased for $2.97/yd (yay)!  The satin-y checked fabric, admittedly, I splurged on at $17.99/yd.  And, the tassel trim was on clearance for $5.99/yd.

I truly love the new, soft fabrics on the bed (especially the bird print). 

The pillows are severly MIStreated, as well.  What you can't see are the safety pins in the back, holding the fabrics in place!  I'm patiently waiting for my neighbor to give me a crash course in sewing so that I can finish these off:


There's the master bathroom in the background ... I'm happy now that the two rooms "flow" together.

The runner on my dresser matches the fabric used for my window treatments/bedskirt/accent pillows.

A little accent chest fills the corner ... love painted pieces!

I recently purchased this bench from Kirkland's (and plan on replacing the fabric currently on here with the same blue fabric that covers the accent table by the triple window).

And, finally ... the bedside table lamps USED to look like this:

Now, they look like this:  (I added blue paint and tassels to the bases and gold "B" monograms to the shades).

So, that's what I've done thus far ... thanks for taking a peek.  I'll be sure to post pics as I complete the finishing touches!


On an unrelated (but fun) note ... every year, there is a great charity golfing event held here called "Monday after the Masters."  It was started by Darius Rucker (Hootie and the Blowfish) a few years ago, and celebrities and professional (and semi-professional) golfers participate. My husband and I were fortunate enough to have VIP passes, which allowed us to have access to the clubhouse, private parties and a private concert where Darius performed solo (and with his former Hootie and the Blowfish  croonies), along with a few others (Edwin McCain, Colt Ford, Javier Colon, Gary Valentine, John Daly, singer from Creed and Josh Kelley). It was an amazing time, and we're already excited for next year. So ... meet my new friends:

Here is Gary Valentine (remember the oh-so-funny show "King of Queens"?)  He was hysterical. 

Any country music fans out there?  Here's Colt Ford ... what a truly NICE man.  He was so polite and truly humbled that people wanted his autograph.


What about golf lovers?  Here's young and cutie, Dustin Johnson ...

Annnd, my *giddy* hubby with Jim McMahan ... yes, this crazy man had the breakfast of champions ... eggs, bacon and a cold Mich Ultra!

Weeeeellll, friends, thanks SO much for stopping by and not giving up on me!  I'll post again soon of my lessons in layering around the house!

Take care,

I'm linking up with:

Thrifty Decor Chick for the Before and After Party


  1. Wow! What a transformation! Isn't it nice and refreshing to redo a room? It's almost like you're at an elegant B&B somewhere.

    I must say, although both rooms are beautiful, I'm a red, gold, green gal when it comes to my own home. When I choose colors for my clients - those are the colors I tend to stay away from unless it's what the client wants.

    Very beautiful!

  2. It looks great, Becca! I love the fabrics and the blue on the lamps {great idea to monogram the shades, too}!

  3. Becca you are back!!!! I missed you girl. I just KNEW you were up to something special and you did not surprise me with this post. This is BEAUTIFUL! You don't need to paint another thing in here. It's truly perfect! So serene and very elegant. Your bedding and newly painted lamps are stunning. Love your darling seating area as well. Where do you find the pretty fabric style skirts for the round tables? I have been wanting to try this look and have had no luck. I do not sew a stitch either. Sigh. The tassles hanging on your posts are a nice touch. I'm thinking I need to *borrow* that one for our master as well. You did an amazing job on your entire master suite. It's GORGEOUS in every way!

    You look so beautiful! I love King of Queens and own every episode on DVD. He! You lucky duck you! Great photos!

    Thank you for your sweet visit and compliments today as well. You're the best!
    ~Melissa :)

  4. Hi Becca, I found your blog thru Melissa! I love the lamp with the B on it! You have some great ideas! I am your newest follower!

  5. Gorgeous Becca! So nice to see you again. I love your drapes and bedding....great color choices....and as always you have a way of putting it all together so nicely. Nice to see you again.

  6. I love the bedroom makeover. I love the before too! Is that a Hooker piece of furniture? The green one? I love Hooker:)


  8. What a nice job...glad you're back...

    I adore Darius Rucker...

    All the best,
    Kathy :)

  9. Yay, it's great to see a post from you, I always love to see what you've been up to. I love what you did to your bedroom, but I love how it looked before too :) Good job I don't have to choose which one I would want, they are both beautiful. Your window 'mis'treatments look amazing. Will you still decorate with the same Christmas decor colors?

  10. Hi Becca! Been following you for a while. So glad you're back - I've missed your inspirations!! Everything is lovely, of course. Love how the BR & bath coordinate so well : )

  11. Hey girl!!! so nice to see you!!!! Your master looks absolutely lovely. The colors are so soft and peaceful. I love those window treatments!! The golf outing looks like a great timea and you look fabulous!

  12. Can I come and live with you? :-) Everything looks so beautiful and serene...I love it! I am using turquoise in my bedroom now but having difficulty with the bedding.

    Your photos are great! Yes, I love C&W music so thanks for sharing these too.

    Have a blessed weekend ~

  13. Hello Becca! I am a new follower. Just found you and love your home. Currently my bedroom is done in tan and creams. I have been thinking of going with a blue theme but I am like you the rest of my home is red, greens and gold. I like the tuscan colors so well. Looking forward to coming back for more inspiration.

  14. Hi Becca! Oh, your bedroom makeover turned out so gorgeous! I love the colors you chose! I'm working on my bedroom using similar colors! Your drapery mistreatments look wonderful!
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  15. Hi Becca! OUTSTANDING! Really pretty and peaceful and so well put together! I think your walls look fine just as is! The hue of both colors work well together!! The chairs look fine as is too! I think you should call it "done"!lol Gorgeous bird pillow just like all the fabrics! Nice nice job - Sincerely, Jeannette

  16. Does this mean I can call off the National Guard?
    SO glad you are back Becca! Now, don't ever scare me like that again! JK. We all need to take a break now and then as life likes to get in the way. Your masterful master transformation is just what I have come to expect from you Becca - spectacular!

  17. That's a "mistreatment"? Uh, oh, I'm in trouble. :-) Love the redo!

  18. Great post and I found you via Met Monday and was pulled in by your blog button "Masterbedroom Redo" because, like you, I'm always re-vamping things. This is my third re-do now for Love the blue lamp and the shades...did you think about swapping them out for the tall thin lamps on the double dresser? I only say this because the tall thin lamps on the nightstands would let the mirrors reflect more...cause they are skinnier than the blue ones...AND...the blue lamps on the brown dresser would pull your eyes over to that dresser more! Just a suggestion, hope this helps. Fondly, Roberta

  19. Thank you for the sweet comment my friend! Love this bedroom even more. Soooo pretty!

  20. I love your bedroom transformation! It is just beautiful! And what great pictures with the celebrities! I am looking forward to looking around your blog :)

  21. Pamela, I hope you see this note as there isn't a link to your blog with your comment. Thank you for your kind words !! And, I can totally relate to how one little project can turn into MANY new projects !!

  22. ALso, I forgot to ask, can you tell me what color is on your great room and kitchen walls? it's beautiful! We are building a new house and I need this for my idea file! LOVE a nice golden tan :)

  23. Becca, love all of the changes! I especially love the fabric in your master bath makeover...I am looking for something similar. Could you tell me what that fabric is and where you found it?

  24. Hello there~ Gorg. ROOM GORG. HOME, gorg. everything. LOVE IT ALL. Yours and Melissa Millers home... WOW! I would love tours. Jenn

    p.s. thanks for your visit on my All American Entry table, I am your newest follower too! Have a great day!

  25. I am really liking the wonderful shades of blue paint and how calm and pretty your room looks...very creative idea with the safety pins too! Thanks for stopping by my blog and saying hi.

  26. Thank you so much for letting me know the paint color!! I love this strip as well! I knew I recognized the restrained gold, it's gorgeous! I am going to use this strip in the new house, when you find a good one you have to stick with it!! :)

  27. love what you did with your window mistreatment. we are moving soon and i think I am going to use your idea on our new bank of windows in our masterbedroom. thanks for the inspiration.

  28. Where are you? You need to post more, I love your blog and love your posts.... you're inspiring :)
    Have a great weekend.

  29. I just found your blog Becca. I will definitely be visiting often!! :)
    I like BOTH versions of your bedroom, but I must say, I really love the window treatments with the scrolly things above the windows in the latter.
    Looks great!

  30. Kove everything you did...You have Great Style

    Can't sleep so thought I would visit some blogs....Love yours....Hope you will stop
    by...I have a GREAT giveaway that goes through Sunday

  31. Looks Fabulous! I love the curtain fabric.

    BTW - I left an award for you at my blog.

  32. WOW! You are talented girl....truly talented! I just stumbled upon this blog and became a follower. Great work!

  33. What a gorgeous room!!! I love your style.

  34. ~*Hi Sweet Becca*~
    I have missed you! Girl, you sure know how to decorate. Your master bedroom is GORGEOUS! I love the new changes and the color palette is so soothing and serene...just the way a master bedroom should be! I love the window treatments and the curtain that leads into the master bath....brilliant idea. As you enter it adds a spa feel to that!

    You are so pretty and your golf outing looked so fun! Thanks for sharing!

    I am *so* looking forward to your Christmas decor. You have no idea how many times I ran to the pc last year to look at your decorating to get inspiration.

    Oh, and thanks for your sweet comments on my most recent blog posts...luv ya! ~Liz


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