Monday, June 4, 2018

Before and After: Master Bedroom

*This post does include some affiliate links. 

It has been a minute since I shared a before and after, but things have been pretty crazy around here. Someone has been sick off and on for a month, there has been a lot of traveling, and I am just generally a hot mess. But I finally got the chance a few weekends ago to get our master bedroom put back together. It is important to me to have a relaxing space to retreat to after a busy day of toddler chasing, and this space is just what I envisioned.

We are very lucky to have larger than average bedrooms. I love that about our home, but when we first looked at the house before buying, this room was lacking to say the least. It was cramped, dark, dusty, and had dog hair in ever nook and cranny. I am once again thankful for the ability to see past all that. This is what it looked like when we did the walk-through of the house before purchasing.

Before:  


The first thing we did when we moved in 2015 was rip up the indoor-outdoor carpet. I scraped wallpaper border for days and then wiped all the dust bunnies off the dark brown walls. I painted this room the same Benjamin Moore Winter Snow as the rest of the house, and we laid the new hardwood flooring with the help of my dad.  This made a HUGE difference.

This is how bad the walls were...so much patching!


This is what the room looked like for a couple of years.  We had a much smaller full bed, and I now see why everyone was so shocked that we slept on that tiny thing. Henry even slept with us for a while! That is why when we needed a new mattress we moved up to a king bed. I loved it immediately, but I was back to square one on the room. We had no bed for our new mattress, the existing rug looked tiny next to the larger bed, and I knew I needed to make some changes. The first thing I did before I even had a plan was paint a navy accent wall. It was totally done on a whim, but I love it! It took me a while to get my head around a plan, but after moving the gray striped curtains into the kitchen and replacing them with white Ikea curtains, a new rug, the awesome bed my dad made, a new white quilt, and spending an afternoon moving some things around, I am finally happy with it. It is so much more spacious and bright!



Sources: Lamps: Target | Bed: My dad made it, but I have linked a similar one here | Macrame wall hanging: I made it using this yarn | Macrame Plant Hanger: I made it using this cord in natural | Nightstands: IKEA | Gray Throw: WalMart | Ledge shelf: Handmade by my dad. I have linked a similar one here.

It is so nice to walk into this room at the end of the day. The rest of my house is usually a total disaster, but I try to keep this room picked up as much as possible. It is my new favorite room with all the light coming through those white curtains, the soft rug, and the crisp, white bedding. And if you look closely you can spot the next freebie coming to the blog. Stay tuned!

-Katie






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