Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Home Tour Part VIII: Master Bedroom

I finished decorating my master bedroom. When we moved into the house, we had a bed and 2 stools to put in the room. Shortly after we moved in, we bought a set of dressers. But that was it for a long time.

I was on the lookout for nightstands, a full-length mirror, new bedding, and SOMETH
ING to do with the walls.


BEFORE: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . AFTER:

  • We found the mirror right away (this one from IKEA), which we promptly knocked over and broke. It was the fastest way we've ever blown $50. Luckily we found a replacement a couple of months later at an auction in Phoenix.
  • The nightstands were a lucky find at an estate sale. They match the style & color of the dressers perfectly.
  • The lamps were next - they came from Marshall's.
  • The artwork above the bed is a Sophie original. I'd like them in larger frames, but these will work for now.
  • The other art is an original oil painting we scored at a thrift store.
  • And the bedding is a damask print set from Ross.

And then it was on to the walls. I got the idea for the wall from this blog. It's a stencil pattern. I couldn't find the design I wanted in a price I could afford, so I did my favorite thing. I went to etsy, found an artist I liked with prices I liked, sent them pictures of my ideas, and had them make something custom for me. This is who I used. You can see my design for sale now in his shop here (except I had my stencil with the pattern repeated 4 times for easier use).

The application was surprisingly easy and fast. I used silver paint - the same color as the wall but with a metallic finish. It looks lighter than the wall in some lights and darker in others.

Starting the stencil process

Here's what it looks like

My dresser

Jake's dresser & the replacement mirror

It's so great to have the room DONE! Plus, I get to cross it off my 30 x 30 list -->


Kim said...

It looks great. One more thing to check off your list

shauntel said...

very nice. the wall is very cool and i love the lamps.

stephanie said...

great job on the wall! it totally makes the room.

Skye said...

It looks great, and the wall must have taken forever!

nana said...

The wall is gorgeous. Very subtle but dramatic. Different from every angle.

diana said...


that looks amazing!

i wish i had the patience to do something like that.