When I started our master bedroom makeover several years ago I thought I’d just paint the walls, add a few accessories and be done. Ha ha! It’s never that easy for me when I start a project. One thing always leads to another! Tell me I’m not the only one. Does this happen to you too?
This makeover was a fairly big project so I’m going to break it down in a three-part series. I will post each part for the next three Monday’s…let’s call it Makeover Monday!
- The Before & After Master Bedroom Makeover
- Simple Steps to Painting Furniture
- How to Install Board & Batten Wall Treatment
Here is the room before I started this project…
We bought our bedroom furniture right after we got married 23 years ago. New furniture would be awesome but it is not in the budget. Since the bedroom set is good quality and solid wood I decided to update it with paint. I will give you all the details about how I painted the furniture in Part 2 of the Master Bedroom Makeover series.
Here’s a sneak peek of the painted furniture…
Our master bedroom is a pretty good size. And our bedroom also has an attached sitting room that I am currently using as an office/craft room. Because I like to make projects even more complicated… I decided to install a board & batten wall treatment in the rooms. At first I thought I’d just add the board & batten to the bedroom. However, the sitting room is part of the bedroom and nothing separates the two spaces. So…I decided to put the wall treatment in both rooms. Installing the board and batten wasn’t an easy process since we had never done anything like this before. But now that it’s done… I LOVE it so much! It was well worth the effort! Remember to check back because a “how-to post” on our board & batten wall treatment will be published in Part 3 of the Master Bedroom Makeover series.
And here is the Master Bedroom Makeover after ….
The first step in our master bedroom makeover was to paint the room. I painted the ceiling & top portion of the walls Coventry Gray by Benjamin Moore. We have a tray ceiling in our bedroom and I don’t really love the look of it being painted different colors to match the walls & ceiling of the room…so I painted all of the ceiling the same color as the top portion of the walls. It was so much easier that way too! No taping or being careful with paint lines where the ceiling and walls meet. Bonus!!! And since the white board & batten is about 3/4 of the way up the wall and only the 1/4 top of the wall and ceiling painted gray the room is still so bright and airy. I used Valspar White in semi-gloss to paint the board & batten.
Plain white sheer curtains on simple black metal rods add to the light airy look I wanted in our space. I gave the old lamps a quick update with some silver spray paint as I was trying to complete our master bedroom makeover. The ivory quilt I’ve had for years…I just added this duvet cover from Ikea.
Recently, I added a few wood items to our bedroom to bring in a bit more of the farmhouse style I love. I updated those silver spray painted lamps with these from Target. And the burlap shades add just a bit more of a rustic feel to the space. I finally broke down and bought a pure white quilt set which I love since it matches the walls so much better than the ivory colored quilt we had. Both the white quilt and the gray throw pillow were HomeGoods bargains. Since it’s summertime we put away the extra duvet comforter that was on the end of our bed…just too hot here in North Carolina!
Here is the latest Master Bedroom Makeover picture…
I’d like to add some more rustic accessories to the space. I do have a few wood frames on my dresser that warm up the space.
As I mentioned in this post…I love decorating our home with quotes. I found a wood framed sign for above our bed to replace the black and white canvas. And after seeing these pictures as I write this post I think I may go ahead and order that sign! I think it will be a perfect addition to our master bedroom makeover!
Here is the final Before & After…
I’ll be sharing all the details of how I painted our furniture in Part 2 and installing the wall treatment in Part 3 of this series…so check back!