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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108 Replies to “Master Bedroom Makeover”

  1. 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!

  2. 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!

  3. 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

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

  5. 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

  6. 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.

  7. 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

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

  9. 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

  10. 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!)

  11. 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!).

  12. 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.

  13. 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

  14. 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

  15. 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!

  16. 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.

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

  18. Stunning, love it! I've always felt the same way about not getting things right in our bedroom too! You have given me some new ideas! Thanks for sharing you did a great job!Deanna@DeelitefulCreations

  19. What a beautiful room! I love the headboard! I also really love the little empty frames with the numbers hanging in them! I'm planning to decorate my stairwell wall with white empty frames and I think the numbers hanging in a couple of them would be adorable! Thanks for the inspiration!Tania

  20. It is so adorable. I am so glad I found your special place here. Thanks for sharing. I will follow on my way out so as I would love to visit again. I hope you will find the time to come visit my place and do the same. Wishing you a very Merry Christmas and I look forward to engaging and supporting your blog in the New Year. Cheers SpecialK XoXo

  21. REALLY beautiful! saw the feature on Kristin's blog, and I had to come look! 🙂 Our bedroom layout looks exactly like yours, and I am in the same boat. I've never gotten it to a point where I LOVE it…I've been working on it at a snail's pace for the last year. You've inspired me to get it done after the holidays! Love it!!

  22. I think you just may have gotten it right this time! Your bedroom is beautiful! I found you on a link party and I liked your headboard so much I had to call my husband in to see it!Beautiful room from top to bottom… I don't think I'd ever leave it if I were you. I'm glad I stopped by I like your blog.Im a new follower.Susan @

  23. Love the changes to your bedroom, looks beautiful! Visiting from Wow Us Wednesday – I was featured this week as well! Following you my friend. Diane

  24. Your bedroom is pure perfection! OMGoodness, I am in love, you have pulled out all of the elements I love. The headboard you made is gorgeous. I love the chippy bench at the bottom of the bed and the old doors against the wall. I am happily your newest follower!~Shanon

  25. Thanks for linking this AMAZINGLY Creative feature at Pin'Inspirational Thursday's last week.. YOU WHERE ONE OF THE FAV'S and are featured TODAY!!!! WOOHOO.. Please stop in, have a look and snag a fun button.. I HAD to pin it too.. : )) THANKS SO MUCH again.. Wishing you a WONDERFUL count down to your Holiday's.. Hope you can link again tonight.. HAPPY HOLIDAY'S.. Cheers. xoxo.. M..

  26. Your master bedroom is absolutely GORGEOUS! Love the headboard and that bench at the end of your bed. Wishing you and your family a very Merry Christmas…Gail

  27. Beautiful bedroom.Love the mr. and mrs. art and the rustic bench too. I also really love the whole look of your blog. Nice big font and wide main page and big pictures. Can you please tell me how you got your center area and photos so nice and large. Mine seems to be all crowded and tight in the center. Trying to make improvements. Yours is so easy to enjoy.Thanks

  28. I love the changes. Black and white my favorite combination and such a great contrast. The only question I have is, any chance you could break the window or is there something between the pillows and the window? I know my Mr. would look at me and say how long before we break it.

  29. I came over from Pinterest to check out your bedroom. I'm loving the painted black furniture. I'm a new follower too.

  30. I am your newest follower…enjoyed browsing your blog…you have some fab ideas and loved the bedroom re~d0! Visit me over at my blog palace sometimes. Happy 2012! Tiffany

  31. I like everything I see in your bedroom. Love the little bench, the headboard is beautiful, and your night stands as well. You got it right in there this time that's for sure!~Bliss~

  32. Oh my I don't think I would ever come out of that room if it was mine. I love everything. I am re-doing my master soon and will be coming back often for ideas.

  33. This is seriously one of the most amazing bedrooms I've ever laid eyes on! The headboard! That armoire! I can barely breathe…Shared on FJi Facebook and pinned for SNS 120. :)

  34. I just had to stop back for another comment on this after spotting it at FunkyJunk's window party. Hands down this is one of my favorite headboads of all time! Copy worthy when my younger daughter wants to re do her room. L O V E it!~Bliss~

  35. Okay, so i guess i will make it 100 comments on this post! I don't usually take the time to comment as one really does need to pick and choose what they can spend time doing. i do feel bad about it, but can only do so much 😉 Like you need all this info. LOL I just wanted to tell you that your master bedroom is awesome and i often refer to it for ideas as we are redoing ours. Your whole blog is an inspiration!! You are a blessing to many!! May you continue to use your gifts to glorify HIM>

  36. I love all your interiors. I've been pondering painting/refinishing our TV cabinet and love the finish on the black cupboard in your bedroom. Is there somewhere on your site where you tell how to get that finish. I would love to do that, but am afraid to try with no information. Thanks for a wonderful place to see !

  37. Okay, so i guess i will make it 100 comments on this post! I don't usually take the time to comment as one really does need to pick and choose what they can spend time doing. i do feel bad about it, but can only do so much 😉 Like you need all this info. LOL I just wanted to tell you that your master bedroom is awesome and i often refer to it for ideas as we are redoing ours. Your whole blog is an inspiration!! You are a blessing to many!! May you continue to use your gifts to glorify HIM>

  38. Thank you for an interesting discussion you never fail to amaze your avid readers. Double thumbs up!

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