Ditching the Theme

When we first moved in this fall, the Master Bedroom became my first priority. This bedroom had a SERIOUS personality. I mentioned in the door renovation post that the house had some “taste specific” themes going on in the house, and I think the Master Bedroom was the crowning jewel of that concept 🙂 Why yes, glad you noticed, those curtains DO match the wallpaper. Crazy town, I’m telling ya…

Master Bedroom – Before

Needless to say – I was looking for more serene and neutral bedroom decor, so we opted to strip the wallpaper off and paint the walls a nice calming color. We brought our bed over from the last house, Jay helped me construct this baby and I seriously love it. It set us back about $175, but was modeled after a bed that cost nearly 2K. H to the izzo. I’ll have to put up another post about constructing that beast – because in all honesty – if ya got a staple gun and a bit of will power – you’re good to go! Below is a mood board of some of the elements used in the room, so you can see where I was headed.

Bedroom Mood Board

Right away we needed some {small} night stands for storage and extra lighting in the room. I scoured craigslist, but alas, I came up empty for the dimensions needed. That, and my hunting time frame was like 48 hours, because, let’s face it – when I get my mind set on something happening, that’s about my time capacity for waiting it out. Patience is a virtue I just don’t got. Sorry ma.

Luckily – I found a PAIR, at TARGET on CLEARANCE. Yes, you heard me right. It was like the shopping gods aligned my lucky stars. I had the night stands pinned on pinterest for a few months, so I couldn’t believe my luck when I found two on the target end cap. I stopped right in my tracks – Jay couldn’t really understand my amazement at the situation. Men, I’m telling ya. I think it helped my case that there was no assembling required 😉 Here are some current pictures to show how the bedroom is looking these days.

Bedroom: Progress

Some curtains to soften up the space – and to block the outdoor lights at night. Plans to pinch pleat the top once I get over my fears of sewing machines.

Bedroom: Progress Bedroom Side: Progress

And, the closet door. Painted and ready to go!

Detail Shot: White Door

The bedroom has continued to evolve, and I would still love to get some more details in the space to make it feel a bit more homey and cozy. Notably – we are in need of some additional storage space, looking to do an IKEA dresser hack in the next few weeks to help with that. It’s a small space though – so there really isn’t much room to add too much additional storage. At 9×10 this is a COZY space, so we have had to be very strategic about how we design for and utilize the space.

Here is the source list for the space:

Paint: Benjamin Moore Ballerina White

Bed: DIY, Inspired by Colette Bed from Crate and Barrel

Lamps: Homegoods

Bedroom Tables: Target

Overhead Light: Overstock

Curtains: IKEA Lenda Curtains

Rug: World Market Ivory Classic Carved Rug 

6 thoughts on “Ditching the Theme

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  2. What a lovely makeover! I hear you about the tiny bedroom. All the bedrooms in our 1919 bungalow are also tiny! What we’ve done for the new space is purchase very wide nightstands that are almost just like dressers (just a bit shorter). We had the wall space on the same wall as the bed and it really helps maximize that space that would otherwise go to waste! In our other tiny place we sandwiched a dresser between two IKEA wardrobes. Although the room was super small then, it had all the storage we needed so it wasn’t really an issue! (You can see a picture of what I mean here:


    1. Genius! What a lovely home, too! Small bedrooms are tricky, huh? Once you have the furniture arrangement down and the function aspect fulfilled, I kind of enjoy the coziness though, too! Thanks for sharing those pics! Gives me lots of ideas 🙂

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