Monday, April 2, 2012

Master Bedroom Refresh - After

I've been working on lightening up my master bedroom with a refresh and here it is:

Here is what the bedroom looked like before:

This project started with the down-alternative that my sister got me for Christmas. I followed it up with a few projects.
I liked the paint and the curtain colors, so I did not change those out (this time). I "made" a new bed skirt, chronicled here. This was an inexpensive and simple upgrade to a plain, white bed skirt.

I made a headboard, with my husband's help. Check out the process which includes my plan sketched on graph paper.

I spray painted some of the accessories in the room and featured these when I went a bit crazy with Heirloom White. The spray painted accessories are on either side of the window. The decorative pillow has a pale slate blue background and has some green, gold, tan and white in it. I got this from Target, and I like it more each time that I see it.

The final project is the "S" in the Heirloom White frame. This was just an inexpensive document frame that started out in oak and that I tried to white wash a long time ago. I updated it by spray painting the frame. Then, I created the "S" in a Word document and set the font to a size of "600". This font was either Times New Roman or Georgia. I printed both out, but can't remember which was which. My lamp was a great find from the St. Vincent de Paul store. I had thought about spray painting the bottom of it, but it is a touch lamp and I was worried that the paint would interfere with the touch feature. It stayed the same.

Here is the after shot again.
Last week, I blogged about spring being in the air.  Here is the weeping cherry tree in all her blooming glory (about 5 weeks early):
 

How are you refreshing your house for spring?

I linked up
TDC Before and After   Furniture Feature Fridays {Primp}

6 comments:

  1. Hi Nicole! Found your blog on 320 Sycamore and so glad I did. I'm in the constant process of lightening up my home and it's a chore for sure! I see you are in the Midwest, do am I. Always great to see mire Midwest ladies blogging. Look forward to following you.

    Blessings,
    Andrea xo

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    1. Thanks, Andrea! I will check out your blog as well. I've had fun doing this and it makes me more accountable for getting projects done!

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  2. Definitely looks lighter and fresher now! Love that headboard!

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    1. Thanks, Sharon. The room makes me happy when I walk in there. I enjoy your blog.

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  3. The headboard is so gorgeous and making the whole and room so fascinating! I loved your too much. I often use white color for home decoration and already got some white bedroom furniture but thinking to have the above one as my bed but in white. I hope, can get it. Anyway, thanks for sharing this!

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  4. Thanks, Carol! It was surprisingly easy to make with the right tools. I love the link to the white bedroom furniture. I have the materials to paint my hand-me-down dining room chairs white as well. Just gotta find the time.

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