Thursday, February 21, 2013

before & after: master bedroom

Hope you enjoy the before and after of our master bedroom.  The room is very small for a master but the extra tall ceilings help to make it not feel as small!

Navy and pink are the accent colors.  The pink drapes (from the Dwellover contest) make a big difference.  They are also blackout lined which makes sleeping in a lot easier on weekends!

Some befores...the first two are with the previous owners stuff...YIKES!  I don't know why but I don't have any before anything was done that show the whole room.. please notice a window unit and METAL bifold doors...I didn't even know those existed!  

 Notice that line down the wall...yes that is the ceiling fan wiring on the outside of the wall (this is where you are questioning why I bought this place, right?!)

Some progress...goodbye ugly fan, wiring into the walls, popcorn ceiling scrapes away, and fresh paint! ahh!! The ceilings are so tall we had to rent two sections of scaffolding to get to the ceiling!

Then came paint on the walls, new fan, and new floors!!!! (Notice the metal doors are gone!!! yay!)

Now the fun part...AFTERs!!

I am constantly debating if I should refinish my vanity.  It has seen better days, yet it was my grandmothers and she got ready here everyday and would paint me and my sisters nails here when we were little (which is prob where some of the wear and tear is from!)

 The bedside tables are Ikea Besta units I mounted to the floor to give the illusion of more space.  I then added large brass ring pulls to dress them up.  Also learn more about my super easy DIY art here.

 He was dead set on a wall mounted I mounted it where it can be easily hidden behind the drapes and out of sight!  I also had the closet doors framed out and french doors installed..SO much better!  I painted them dark gray and added molding like the rest of the doors in the house!

 One of my favorite prints (I blogged about here) And my fam reads the blog I guess b/c it ended up under the tree!

 OK..I have to point this out...notice my ONE bottle of perfume and his TEN...who's the diva?!

 Just to show the ceiling height...which definitely helps the space not feel as small as it actually is!

Hope you enjoyed!


Wall color: Benjamin Moore Gray Cashmere
Trim:  Benjamin Moore White Dove
Door color:  Bher Intellectual
Flooring:  Bruce Westchester plank in Mocha
Headboard:  I bought this in college from Bombay Co., and I can't find a similar :(
Marble Art: DIY here
Greek Key Bedding:  Live Like You duvet and euro shams (comes in more colors too!)
Accent Pillows:  West Elm ages ago...the closest I could find here
Matelasse:  Filedcrest for Target
Bedside tables:  Besta Units with LA Hardware Ringpulls
Sheepskin rugs:  Ikea Rens
Drapes:  The Shade Store goblet drapes in Robert Allen Azalea
Vanity Lamps:  These were part of the Victoria Hagan for Target collection and I cannot find similars
Driftwood ball:  Similar here and here

(note...I am a huge bargain shopper and most of these things I have found on flash sale sites, ect)


  1. Love it, Mallory! Your blogging and decor remind me of a blog I used to follow (and sadly have fallen behind on in reading): Jen Ramos (loved seeing her style and posts, and thought you may be interested too... maybe she'd do a guest post of this post of yours too!):

  2. I love this room and all your cute accents, like the little bowls and trays. I also love the paint color and the bedding. Yay! What fun!


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