So who went shopping today? I put in about 10 hours today and it was so fun. Black Friday is a tradition for me and I LOVE it! I have never gotten trampled, pushed, or even seen a fight break out (probably because I don’t usually go right when the stores open), but I get amazing deals and have a lot of fun. Except for one more gift and some homemade things I plan to make (and share with you) next week, I am DONE Christmas shopping! This no-stress Christmas thing might actually happen!
Usually I would be furiously decorating today but that is pretty much done too – so glad I started early this year. So while I recover from shopping today with with my feet propped up, I thought I might share an update on our master bedroom makeover. Several of you have asked for updated pictures of our master bedroom and I understand because, seriously, this room is taking forever. I probably won’t blog another room until I am done with it – then go back and show you all the steps in how it got there. I am struggling some and have higher expectations of what I want it to look like than I think I can accomplish…plus there was/is a lot of work involved since I was pretty much starting with nothing – needed all new furniture (which all required refinishing), new bedding, new paint, new curtains, new blinds, new décor… everything.
BUT it is starting to come along. And hopefully the after will be at least half of what I imagined!
Just a reminder… here’s the before.
And here’s the inspiration:
And here’s how our room is looking so far. You have seen the painted walls – Magnet by Behr Marquee.
I need to do a post about our bed. We got everything – mattresses and bedframe from IKEA – which I know sometimes has mixed reviews but we are very happy with it. Would you add a dust ruffle of some sort? I always have some type of dust ruffles on our bed but was hoping to do not do one on this one since the bedframe has a sort of upholstered look. But the bedframe is IKEA so that means ivory instead of true white and I just think it needs something else. I would probably do a straight tailored one – would probably have to make it.
On the left side of the bed is the $20 flea market dresser I pulled in from the upstairs hallway. I love this chest but hope that I can find something just a bit smaller. This one overlaps the window a goo bit, so it is really too long, although it is the perfect height.
And here’s the $20 chest I just painted. See – it is the perfect size!
Here’s both chests turned nightstands together. I am hoping this spring to either find a matching pair or to find another one that is more the size of the one on the right. But until then it will work. (Ignore all the décor – nothing has been really decorated. I have put a few things on the dressers and thrown some pillows on the bed, but I am sure it will get all rearranged when the room is finally done.)
I really wanted to have a sitting area on this side (not with the rocking chair, I just haven’t moved that out or sold it yet), but I don’t know that I will have enough room? There’s the tall yard sale chest I painted/stained. Oh how I love that one!
I am debating about moving that tall chest over to this side of the room. I had it over here when I first brought it upstairs but that is when I had the the larger dresser/nightstand on this side and it was way too close together and too much furniture for this space. But now that I have the smaller chest/nightstand over here I may try it again. I hope to use that bench and mirror in the room but if it starts looking too crowded, they won’t stay.
So there’s some updated pictures. I already have some beautiful blinds courtesy of Payless Décor that I plan to get installed this week and then I would love to decide on curtains and get them bought/made before the end of the year. Then I need to build/make the headboard, redo the built in shelves, and finish one more dresser – but all of that will have to wait until January. Then hopefully I can do some final touches and be done!
Any suggestions? Ever tried to redo a room completely from scratch and it felt like it took forever?