Master Bedroom Makeover

Our bedroom is one room I never seem to get right.  But this time I like it.
Our original bed frame was an IKEA find.  I never loved it but it wasn’t very expensive.
I have tried several different headboard options from doors to shutters and garden gates but I always went back to the sturdy IKEA frame.  But – I got sick of it again.
I started my project with a large salvaged window hung with D rings and monkey hooks.
From there I cut down an old door to bulk up the sides.  I just kept adding trim around it until it looked “big” enough.  I used my nail gun to attach the wood to the wall.
(I bought NOTHING…all this was in my garage)
That antique mirror goes with our piano.
  I like the shelf – it’s hung with old PB candle scones and a couple of small angled supports.
The shelf wood is from IKEA’s “damaged/final sale” section.  I was supposed to build a bunk bed for the boys out of it.  (….another day)
In case you were wondering – the shelf is 5 1/2 inches deep & high enough that I can stand on my knees on my bed and barely see my hair in that mirror – and I have big hair.  So it doesn’t get in the way of reading & relaxing.
I printed Mr. & Mrs. on vinyl from my Cricut & framed them with wood from the sides of an old door that I had cut down.
I put a dark rug under the bed for contrast.  I really want dark wood floors but …. not today.
Well – until next time.
I think I’ll go read a book in my new bedroom. 
view this bedroom decorated for Valentine’s Day…HERE
We moved – see our bedroom in our other house HERE
Relax…  reuse – recycle!

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December 12, 2011 11:27 pm

Your new room is just gorgeous!! I really liked the before pictures but the new pics are amazing!You have a beautiful style and I just love what you did to make the headboard!

Space 46
December 12, 2011 11:53 pm

Beautiful as the rest of your decor!

White Ironstone Cottage
December 13, 2011 12:18 am

Your headboard turned out amazing love it great jobxxooPam

December 13, 2011 12:27 am

I really LOVE it! It's the perfect change. I looked at your home pics on your blog when I first discovered it and liked the black and white colorscheme with it's rustic flair. But, I really like the change you made too. Love those cute red and white striped pillows on your bed and the Mr. and Mrs. that you hung up each side. Too cute! I like the dark rug you added and the bench at the foot of the bed. What can I say, I like it all!

Artsy VaVa
December 13, 2011 12:53 am

You definitely got it right! Your bedroom is beautiful. Pinning it!!!

Linda@Coastal Charm
December 13, 2011 12:55 am

Well you got it right this time…LOVE IT!!! Thank you for sharing it at my NOFTY THRIFTY TUESDAY PARTY, but please be sure to put a link back to my blog on your post:) Love those Mr. and Mrs. frames.Blessings,Linda

December 13, 2011 1:18 am

I REALLY love this!! What awesome inspiration! Wow! The black and white with hints of red overall is so pretty! Great job!

Lynn at Cottage and Creek
December 13, 2011 1:19 am

Lovely job. What a fresh, inviting space. I love all the vintage linens and cozy vibe. My bedroom needs a makeover and yours is so inspiring. I'm your newest follower and I hope you can pop by Cottage and Creek and follow back. Merry Christmas to you and yours.Lynn

December 13, 2011 1:25 am

Just Beautiful!!

December 13, 2011 1:46 am

This is gorgeous! Love, love your room.

Leslie's Garden and Other Delights
December 13, 2011 2:15 am

Hi. I am the winner of the fabulous wreath, but I have not found out how to claim my prize! Please contact me at to get my address. thank you so much for this beautiful wreath. I can't wait to receive it.

December 13, 2011 2:31 am

It turned out beautiful! I love it!!Sally

The Midwest Cottage
December 13, 2011 3:26 am

The first picture had me at HELLOW! It's beautiful. So natural and romantic at the same time. Seriously…it's awesome! I love the before and after..the after is SOO much better.

Gwen @ The Bold Abode
December 13, 2011 3:29 am

Dat's very, very pretty…and very, very creative!

Shelley {Crazy Wonderful}
December 13, 2011 3:34 am

What a stunning room!!! I could totally relax in a spae like that 🙂 Thanks for sharing!

December 13, 2011 3:55 am

I LOVE the \”after.\” Your room is such a calm, dreamy retreat! I have been trying to think of how I want to add the Mr. and Mrs. signs into my master bedroom. I like how you did it. Going to pin it to my master bedroom board. Thanks for the inspiration!Sharon

December 13, 2011 4:01 am

p.s.I'm your newest follower. I can't for to see future posts from your beautiful blog!Sharon

Butterflies & Seashells
December 13, 2011 4:34 am

Great job. I really like it. The only thing is it seems it might not be comfortable to sit up against. Can you sit up without hitting the shelf? It might not be a problem for you but I like to read in the bed. Great work though.Benita

Layn @
December 13, 2011 5:38 am

Love it. The headboard is awesome. I love how it \”grew\”.

Wendy @HerBallistic Garden
December 13, 2011 1:49 pm

It was lovely before, but breathtaking after! I have that same IKEA bed in my spare room! I love the shutters leaning against the wall with the ironwork and the headboard is gorgeous…you have wonderful taste! xo (came over fm My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia…and staying awhile!)

December 13, 2011 5:05 pm

So beautiful! Like the ones in the magazines! I really enjoyed my self here, so I just followed! Would love for you to drop by my place as well when you get a chance. Had a makeover of my master bedroom as well (not that impressive as yours thoug!).

Mikey @ Shabby French Cottage
December 13, 2011 5:21 pm

Your new headboard, and the rest of the room for that matter, is out of this world fabulous!!!~Mikey @ Shabby French

December 14, 2011 12:04 am

Wow … a stunning transformation. Thanks for letting us peek …Mary

Stylish Settings
December 14, 2011 1:11 am

I like your style!!!!Kylie

Jennifer @ Town and Country Living
December 14, 2011 1:14 am

Wow! What an amazing transformation! Found you at Wow Us Wednesday. You did a great job and the fact that you created the headboard with stuff you already had, just makes it that much more amazing. Nice job! Love the armoire, too.

♥ Sonny ♥
December 14, 2011 1:27 am

Stunning. I love every detail.

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting
December 14, 2011 1:41 am


Katie Franck
December 14, 2011 1:46 am

Gorgeous,gorgeous,GORGEOUS!!! I luv it!!

Lou Cinda @ Tattered Hydrangeas
December 14, 2011 2:34 am

You definitely got it right!!! LOVE that headboard….absolutely gorgeous!! Love the bedding and those pillows!! Great job!!Lou Cinda

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions
December 14, 2011 3:05 am

Beautiful! That headboard is fantastic and really makes the bed!

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style
December 14, 2011 3:41 am

This is gorgeous. That headboard is perfect. Glad you added to it till you got it right.

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style
December 14, 2011 3:44 am

May I ask where did you get the sconces from? I am looking for some like those for my bedroom.

December 14, 2011 7:01 am

Fantastic job! I love before and afters and this one is great! Great creative job with the headboard!–Katiewww.blah2beautiful.blogspot.comCreatively Living Outside the Box

Janette - The2Seasons
December 14, 2011 12:57 pm

Even thought I loved the bicycle in the before photo, the updated look is beautiful. You did a great job.

December 14, 2011 3:44 pm

oh!!! I am in LOVE!!! everything is gorgeous!

December 14, 2011 3:45 pm

You nailed it! It's totally awesome. I'm so happy to have stumbled upon your wonderful blog. I'm a new follower. Hope you stop by for a visit sometime!xoxo,Kim

The Prudent Homemaker
December 14, 2011 6:29 pm

I like it a lot!

December 14, 2011 7:34 pm

So Gorgeous!! I love the headboard, it is beautiful!! I would love for you to share this at my linky party going on now over at The Inspired Collection! Hope you will stop by!

December 15, 2011 12:48 am

Your bedroom looks fantastic. I love the headboard. So gorgeous. It's amazing!!Ruth

Miss Char
December 15, 2011 1:03 am

Love the new look, very warm and cozy.

December 15, 2011 1:09 am

Beyond Amazing!! Thanx for coming to the party!

December 15, 2011 3:14 am

So creative and cute..I LOVE and WANT this bedroom.. AMAZING makeover…. I would LOVE for you to Please stop in and share/link via my Pin Inspirational Party happening today : )) THANK YOU.. Wishing you an amazing rest of the week.. ~ Marilyn <–newest happy follower of yours.. ..

Megan Brooke
December 15, 2011 3:57 am

Love love your bedroom makeover! It looks amazing. And the Mr. and Mrs. vinyl signs are adorable!

A Cottage Muse
December 15, 2011 5:26 pm

This is absolutely fabulous!!!Thanks for the pin ops!

Shari @ Swinging on a Star Creations
December 16, 2011 4:37 am

This is so charming and beautifully done. I just love it! I am pinning it to my Pinterest for future inspirations!

December 16, 2011 4:57 am

**sigh** It's amazing. I think you have a keeper this time. I love everything about it.

December 16, 2011 4:40 pm

Thanks for linking up this week! I featured your makeover!

December 16, 2011 6:53 pm

Beautiful room! I have the exact lamp sconces in my family room

Elizabeth (Blue Clear Sky)
December 16, 2011 8:35 pm

Your new headboard, and bedroom, are so very pretty! I love that you repurposed things you already had and that you had the vision to keep adding until it looked just right. I also love the layers of linens and I'm a big fan of black painted furniture. Love yours. I'm now following so I don't miss anything.

December 16, 2011 10:03 pm

Here's to you! What a lovely combination of creativity, resourcefulness and frugality!It looks great, too. :)-Revi