My master bedroom has been “in the works” for a while. I started stenciling it in June, and installing board and batten in September. One mistake that I think so many people do that make things more complicated and frustrating is that they become so SET in a color palette or design scheme that they don’t let the room design flow organically. This room makeover is the PERFECT example of that.
Are you ready for the ultimate before and after?!! Here is the Before Before…Like from the MLS listing when we bought our house…:
Sick Nasty, right?!
If you want to see more of the NASTY MLS listing that I fell in love with you can click here.
This is what it looked like after we moved in and how things are in my real life and fixed it up a little…and by fixed up I mean got rid of that diseased carpet.
Originally the room was going to be Coral and Navy and Gold. That is it. Nothing else. I was struggling a little trying find fabric that matched the Coral Mirrored Dresser (Krylon Coral Isle). I had an impossible time trying to find something that was Navy AND Coral. Like IMPOSSIBLE. There was none.
So what is a girl to do? I went to the DI (Utah’s version of the Goodwill) and looked in the women's clothing section. Did you know that you can find some really great fabric at the Thrift Store? Most long skirts or dresses have at least a yard or 2.
When I saw this skirt I KNEW it was perfect for the space. No it was not Coral and Navy. BUT it had Coral and Navy in it as well as a ton of other true bright colors. It was exactly what I needed to bring more life to the room.
So I made it into pillows!
(All of the other fabric for the pillows is from Joann’s and the pillow forms are basically stolen they were so cheap. The white duvet and fuchsia sheet are from Target. The green throw is from Homegoods.
Using this fabric TOTALLY opened up my entire color scheme which I LOVE!! The stencil is amazing right?! You can see a full tutorial on how to stencil your walls here. If you have a large space to fill lining large pictures up is a great way to fill the space. And the coat of arms throws it off balance a little and makes it way more interesting.
Here is the before of that wall:
Did you notice that I spray painted my bed frame brass? I used Krylon Metallic in Brass.
On the opposite wall I used the mirror that used to hang in my entryway.
You guys know that I am OBSESSED with awesome frames and buy them any time I see one. I have accumulated quite the collection so I hung the board and batten so that I could show them off. Its like a mixture of a gallery wall and specimen art of awesomeness.
Here is a before of that wall..
I used basic white curtains from Ikea and hung them really high on the wall. This makes the windows seem much bigger. Just make sure if you do this that your curtains are long enough to touch or puddle on the floor. Personally, I love a good puddle.
I found the nightstands at Homegoods on clearance, and you can see the full tutorial on how to make the hanging pendant lights here.
And don’t you LOVE that giant horse head?! I found that at Homegoods also.
The before of this chair deserves an award. Don’t you think?
Now for some fun shots.
Pretty fab. Very colorful and COMPLETELY Mandilicious.
If you have any questions leave them in the comments, hope you have a great weekend!
Linking to Thrifty Décor Chick