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Master Bedroom Makeover | Before & After

I’m excited to share our master bedroom makeover with you today.  A few DIY projects and lots of paint created a pretty updated modern farmhouse bedroom.  

wood sleigh bed with end tables and wood lamps.  windows on either side of bed.. showing master bedroom makeover before and after

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.  Haha!  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?

The master bedroom makeover was a good-sized project so I’m going to break it down in a three-part series. 

  1. The Before & After Master Bedroom Makeover
  2. Simple Steps to Painting Furniture
  3. How to Install Board & Batten Wall Treatment

Now that you’ve seen the after…here is the before…WOW!

before image of master bedroom view of bed, night stands and lamps between 2 windows

We bought our bedroom furniture right after we got married 24 years ago.  New furniture would be awesome but until that money tree appears in the yard, 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.

Wood Furniture Updated with Paint

tall armoire with wood candle lantern and basket with plant on top

We are lucky that our master bedroom is a great size and has an attached sitting room that is used as my home office/craft room.  Because I like to make projects even more complicated…I decided to install a board & batten wall treatment in the room.  Installing the board and batten was kinda hard for us since we had never done anything like this before.  #newbieDIYcouple ?

But now that it’s done… I LOVE it so much!  It was well worth the effort! 

woman straightening pillows on bed in master bedroom in master bedroom makeover before and after

Painting the room

We have a tray ceiling in our bedroom and since I was only painting the top 1/4 of the wall I decided to paint the ceiling the same color. One of my faves…Coventry Gray by Benjamin Moore.  It was so much easier to paint it all the same color. No taping or being careful with paint lines where the ceiling and walls meet.  And with the board & batten painted white, the room is still so bright and airy.  I used Valspar White in semi-gloss to paint the board & batten.  

faux fiddle leaf fig tree in basket in corner of room between windows

Plain white sheer curtains on simple black metal rods add to the light airy look I wanted in our space.  I added several natural elements to the room to bring in a bit more of the modern farmhouse style I love.  I updated our old lamps with this wood and burlap style.  Faux plants in baskets and a wood & metal candle lantern add to the new vibe in our room.

top of armoire with wood & metal candle lantern and faux plant in basket

And of course, no room in our house would be complete without a few family pictures. The rustic wood frames are perfect on the dresser.

3 wood framed family photos on corner of black dresser

I love decorating our home with meaningful quotes. Chris & I have signed our cards and letters “Always & Forever” since we first met. So when I saw this wood-framed sign I knew it was the perfect addition to our master bedroom makeover!

woman straightening sign hung over bed

Don’t forget to check out all the details of how I refinished our outdated bedroom furniture here and instructions for installing board & batten here.

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pinterest graphic showing master bedroom