Saturday, March 10, 2012

Master Bedroom Makeover

A makeover in the Master Bedroom, nothing major just fresh paint, new baseboards and carpet all led to a little spruce up.

master bedroom makeover

master bedroom makeover

And now:

master bedroom makeover

My kids helped with the painting:

kids helping paint wallskids helping paint walls

We put up the choices:

paint options on wall

In the end I used Benjamin Moore constellation:

master bedroom makeover new wall paint

We live in a cape style house which makes for multiple roof angles.

Here's one of those funky spots, amazing what a little paint can do:

master bedroom makeover new wall paintmaster bedroom makeover new wall paint

The mirror was by far the most fun project in this room, you can read the complete how-to in my post here.

diy wood slice circular mirror

Which leads us back to the headboard made from old shutters:

diy shutter headboard

Anything was an upgrade from this:

master bedroom before

And the painted Minnesota tribute sign celebrating my home state:

master bedroom makeover

The sconces are meant for exterior use and come hard wired but you can see how I modified them to be plug-in style in my post here.

master bedroom makeover

And lastly the nightstands got a fresh coat of paint in a vibrant blue:

nightstands beforepainted nightstands

I painted these little monogrammed bins, one for me and one for him:

diy monogrammed wood binsdiy monogrammed wood bins

Pull back a bit and you can see the wonky shape of our room:

master bedroom minor makeover

But we love having the wide open space in the middle, it eases congestion and the kids make use of it as well:

master bedroom minor makeover

The window nook creates the perfect spot for a desk which came with the house but originally was in the kids room not being used so I swiped it for my own vanity area.  

master bedroom minor makeover

And of course all the window trim and doors were painted white and all the hardware changed to oil rubbed bronze to finally match the downstairs.

Bye bye classy brassy:

old brass doorknobs

Love the contrast between the ORB hardware and white, especially in the hallway where five doors all collide in a tiny landing:

oil rubbed bronze doorknobs

There you have it, nothing fancy, plain and simple, fresh and updated.


  1. it looks beautiful! i love the constellation color- lovely! and we have a cape cod with nooks, and we have a dormer nook like yours... i love the look of the desk there. do you use it? i am trying to figure out if i would use it if i had it there, but i don't know if i would... but i can't think of what to do with that space!

  2. What a lovely transformation. I love the idea of a vanity right in front of the window. No garish makeup surprises! We have old bronze doorknobs that have darkened over time and I, too, like the contrast with white trim. I even found a ceiling fan at Lowe's (blades painted white) that has ORB fittings and 4 acorn lights for a vintage look.

    I always get inspired when I visit your blog. Thanks for sharing all your great ideas!

  3. Gorgeous transformation. Love all the space you have. The new color is wonderful and your accessories are perfect. Great job. Hugs, Marty

  4. Very pretty! The new color in your bedroom is very fresh. And I love the sign you made for above your bed.

  5. Oooooh I love your redo. But M is for Minnesota! I absolutely love the 10,000 lakes sign above the bed. Where did you find it? I have to find one similar....

  6. Your bedroom is so pretty! The color you chose is so pretty and peaceful. What's great is that so much of what's in the room are things you've made or painted. It adds a really personal stamp to it.
    I always wanted an attic bedroom. I imagined it looking a lot like your bedroom!

  7. Gorgeous transformation! I love it all! I love the shutters the most I think. :) Great job!

  8. really great makeover! love your use of fun color and definitely need to check out your lighting conversion post...i need plug in wall lights!
    great job on everyhting...the photos too!

  9. Your room is charming and personal! Love the shutter headboard and being from MN, I especially loved the sign! Hopped over from Nifty Thrifty Tuesday!

  10. Your bedroom is so cool - love the shutters! I would love if you came by my linky party happening NOW to link it up!
    Stacey of Embracing Change

  11. So pretty! Great choice on the paint color. It looks awesome.

  12. This is beautiful! Love the blue night stand!

  13. Looks like a fair bit of work but so worth it! What a lovely large space too, and unique with all the angles. Love the contrast of the knobs and white doors and we hope to say bye bye to our shiny brass one day too.

  14. GREAT job JAMIE!

    M is for MAGNIFICENT! Seriously, MARVELOUS!

    Just aMazing :0)

    You did a fantastic job!

    Visiting from the Shabby Nest.
    Our Double-Wide in the Sky

  15. Wow! It reminds me of a B&B, it's so cute! You really did a wonderful job totally changing that room! This project would be perfect for our linky party featuring "Transformations" called Repurpose-Remodel-Reveal, I know our readers would love to see it too! (It starts tomorrow- Friday, March 16th 2012 at 7:00 am and reoccures every 1st and 3rd Friday)

    -Whitney @ TheRoosterAndTheHen

  16. Are you a MN gal at heart?! I stopped by via a linky party to invite you to my linky party and I have to say I saw your wall art and fell in love! :o) sooo cute! I am a midwest gal so anything related to the midwest makes me happy!
    Jaime from crafty scrappy happy

  17. Love it ! It may be strange, but my favorite part is the black doorknobs. I just love those!!!


  18. I love it! What a beautiful transformation, Jamie! Fresh and simple and comfortable and peaceful. Great job!

  19. I adore the Minnesota sign! Being a Minnesota girl myself (Willmar, and then St.Paul), I love anything that reminds me of Mn. I might have to make myself a sign like yours :) The whole room is beautiful--lovely job!

  20. I'm here from DIY Showoff and so impressed I am your newest follower! ~ Maureen

  21. Thanks so much for linking up at The Better Half! Don't forget to grab a button and feel free to share the contest with your readers!

  22. I love your style! The headboard is really great, funky and eclectic. Thanks for sharing!