Master Bedroom Redo

*UPDATE* – This room has been redone again, so click here for the latest redo. :)

Well our room is just about finished so I’m going to show it now.  :)  I know you probably want to see pictures first, but let me just talk a little bit…or a lot.  This will be a long post, but there will be lots of pictures so hang with me. :)

Sadly, I haven’t touched our room since we’ve moved here which is a little more than 1 1/2 years now.  I know the master is something that shouldn’t be neglected, but I did because I wanted the rest of the house that everyone sees when they come over to be pretty.  No one goes into the master!  But another reason I haven’t done anything to our bedroom is because I didn’t know what I wanted to do with it.  All I knew is that I didn’t want it dark.  Then a few weeks ago, I finally got inspired…

I was inspired by House of Turquoise’s post on Beloved Rainwashed.  Wow, it was a beautiful color that captivated me.  Then I started doing my research on the color, reading all the comments, and even emailed another bloggy friend, Renee, who I saw used this color.  I wanted to make sure she LOVED it, and she did.  You can check out Rainwashed in her new beautiful kitchen here.  So, off to Sherwin Williams I went!  And nope, I didn’t even test it on the wall.  Just bought my 2 gallons at $10.75 a piece and went on my merry little way.  Yes, I get SW paint reeeeally cheap.  I’m a SW gal and at that price wouldn’t you be too?!  You would think after my last painting mishap in the kitchen I would have learned my lesson, but I just knew this was gonna be a goodin’.  And it was.

Blue is my favorite color.  Aqua, sky blue, turquoise, royal blue, any blue really.  I’ve just never decorated with it really and I don’t know why.  I’ve been missing out though, that’s for sure.  Blue is not “cold” to me.  It is so soothing, calm, peaceful, serene and just lovely.  It’s a different kind of “warm,” definitely cozy, like most people want in a master.

Ok, I’ll shut up now.  Here are some before pics.  Beige, beige, beige, with orange nightstands.  Awesome!

And after!

LOVE!!  The paint color is obviously Rainwashed by Sherwin Williams.  It’s a beautiful soft blue-green-gray-turquoise color.  It changes all day long and all of the colors it changes are awesome.  You will see in all of the pictures how it takes on different shades.  I kept the same duvet cover we had because I still like it, and it goes with the room great.  So that saved lots of money! Would like a new bed skirt that is long and billowy though. :)

I did buy most of the accessories from Homegoods, and most everything was on clearance.  I spent $170 TOTAL on the room, which is not bad at all considering there was nothing in here.  Some things are thrift store, Goodwill, and dollar store items too.

Here is the room as you see it when you walk in.

I was going to paint the headboard, footboard, and the dresser, but I didn’t.  I have plans to make a headboard and get rid of the footboard altogether.  But now I actually like the furniture again because it looks good in here with some color.  So yay!  I do have plans to put crown molding in here for sure, and either beadboard or board and batten all around.  That will just be fabulous!

More views of the room…

Did you see the ceiling?  Yes, we painted it the same color!  Paint your ceilings people.  It’s really true what they say.  Really opens up the room and doesn’t chop off anything.  I’ll be doing this from now on in every room for sure!

A view of dresser.  I didn’t replace the hardware, just painted them white and added a little of the blue paint and glaze over them. I’ll replace the hardware one day.

Sorry, have to have a diaper genie in here.  And yes, we have a tv in our bedroom.  Don’t hate me please.  I love watching tv in here before I go to sleep. :)  Need to hide that cord though!

View from master bath (sorry it looks dark).  But isn’t the ceiling cool??

I made those window treatments too.  I made them exactly the same way as I did here in the breakfast area.

Close up of the fabric on window treatment.

I love this fabric.  It ties in all the shades of blues, greens, and other neutrals in the room.  I got the fabric at Hobby Lobby.

My painted nightstands.

A $5 thrift store rush chair that I redid and will be posting about soon.

A cute rush seating bench I found at Homegoods on clearance for $29 (because a part was broken that I fixed) that matched my chair perfectly.  Underneath it is a jute rug that was $5.

Love these plates I put above each of our lamps that are from Hobby Lobby.  Love that chandy!

New crystal lamps that were on clearance from Homegoods.  I’ve been drooling for some crystal lamps for a while and knew that’s what I wanted.  They were actually the first things I bought for the room.

I made the rosettes on the lamp and will be posting a tutorial soon.  Very, very easy.

Love this tall vase stand that’s wrapped in jute on top.

A cute new basket (to hold diapers) from Hobby Lobby that’s made of Jute…$5

A view of the accessories on the dresser.

I have a dollar store hurricane and my lace bottle on the dresser.  As you can tell I am nuts for the blue, green, and clear-ish bottles.  I can’t help myself.  I have them above the dresser on those mirrored shelves too.  If you scroll up a few hundred pictures you can see them.

Wow, is anyone still reading this?

So, that’s about it for my abundance of photos.  The moral of this very long post is to decorate your bedroom if you haven’t already, but don’t do it until you are inspired and have a vision.  If I would have done our room 6 months ago, it would have been way too dark and I know I’d be wanting to change it.  I am pretty certain I will like our new master room in every season of the year.  :)

And just because I am mean and want to bombard you with more photos, here is another before and after.


And after…

I’m off for some peaceful sleep now.  :)

*UPDATE* – This room has been redone again, so click here for the latest redo. :)



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  1. Premier Jewelry Lady says:

    I love it!!! You did a fantastic job, and YES I read every word of your post and enjoyed ALL the pics. Thanks for sharing all this with us so we can learn from your experiences. :)

  2. This re-do is fabulous! I LOVE the color you chose for the walls and ceiling. Great job on the window covering. Everything looks so great! NICE job!!!!!

  3. I love the paint color, thanks for sharing, I love how your bedroom turned out! The color is fantastic wish we had a Home Goods around here…love the chandalier picture.


  4. Looks beautiful! Nice work!!
    Thank you for the mention, as well =)

  5. i see you share my love (and many more) of colored vases and bottles, lol. i don’t know what we all did without them! love the subdued turquoise you got going on here.

    thanks so much for stopping by the cape on the corner and for weighing in on my hall table/wall art conundrum. i forgot to mention that my b/f thinks nickel would be a good option, too.

  6. Very pretty, I love Rainwashed too & have it in a guestroom. Great makeover you did there, girlie! Really cute and the color and fabrics really make a difference.

  7. Looks fabulous! You did a great job! Love the wall color!

  8. I think your room looks fabulous! I love the color. Reminds me of my dining room color. Palladium Blue from BM. It changes too. I think it’s good to wait sometime until you get a feel for what you want. It’s very soothing in there now.

  9. Nice! You tied every thing together very well.

  10. BEAUTIFUL! I’m in love with your re-done master! If this were your guest room I might just invite myself over for a visit!! :) Great job!

  11. What a beautiful transformation! I love it!


  12. You did an amazing job! I agree with painting ceilings. We did in our lliving and dining rooms and it looks great! I love the color you chose, the white accents and just everything! Can’t wait for the tutorials. You done good!


    • Thanks Nancy! Even if you paint ceilings with a dark color, it’s supposed to make it look bigger. I’m interested in trying that somewhere.

  13. I love the colors….it is so soothing. You pulled it together very nicely!

  14. LOVE those huge windows and square lampshades! Great job.

  15. That loosk AMAZING! I love the color!!! That drape fabric is GORGEOUS!!! I’m a fabric freak so that caught my eye right off. Love it! Love the plates and the chandy print and the lampshade! UGH! So cute! You did a great job! BTW, I adore my fan and my TV in my bedroom! Couldn’t live without them! Don’t care who knows it! So there!

    Great job!!

    • Thanks so much Tanya!! I am becoming quite a fabric freak too. Yes, everyone should have a tv and fan in their room. :) Then when you decide you need a chandelier, just buy a plate with one on it. hehe

  16. What a wonderful transformation and how much fun to have done it all yourself on a super uber budget.

  17. What a wonderful transformation. It is very inviting. I love the color. Great job! Lisa~

  18. If you love blue – you would love my living room and kitchen :)

  19. Very pretty! Thanks for linking up to Mad Skills Monday!

  20. Can you share more about those mirror window shelves above your dresser. I love those. Did you buy or make them?

    • I wish I made them, but no, I got them at Hobby Lobby. They were $17 with the 50% off, but I got them for $12 because they had some knicks so I asked for a discount. :)

  21. I love the color you painted the room and all of the fabulous touches you added. It is just gorgeous.

  22. What an incredible transformation!!! I’m honored to know that my post on Rainwashed convinced you to use this amazing color. I can’t wait to use it in my own home, it looks perfect! I love all the accessories you have here too! (Isn’t Hoemgoods the best?!)

  23. Very pretty – love the paint color. Excellent choice. You’ve pulled the room together nicely.
    Dropping by from Met Monday;18ft Island Kitchen.


  24. i just saw that fabric at hobby lobby last week, too! i loved it then and i love it on your windows! great room transformation!

  25. I completely understand why you waited to re-do your Master Bedroom because I did the same thing, for the same reasons! The only thing is, for us it’s been 5 1/2 years and mine *still* isn’t done.


    WOW! What an inspiration this is! Thank you SO much for sharing. I may go to my local SW to see the color (my laptop screen is messed up, so nothing looks right).

    Great job! Thanks for sharing!

  26. What an inviting room! Thanks for allowing us into your home on Modern Craftswoman Monday! Rory

  27. Makes me wish I could paint! But one day.. I too am a blue lover, all shades, but teal/turquoise being my favorite…Oh and am Home Goods Addict!

    You space looks warm, inviting, restful and beautiful!

  28. Wow! I love it all! You did a great job!
    Thanks for sharing @ Anything Related No.11!

  29. beautiful color! i’m looking at similar blues for my room, but just can’t commit to one! i agree about the ceiling. especially in a bedroom where you lay in bed and stare at any mistake you made! i really love the rosettes on the lampshades! great job!

  30. LOVE it! It’s a brand new space! Great colors!

  31. Beautiful! What a transformation. Everything is wonderful. I love the fabric on the windows.

  32. I love those colors!!!!!!!! Hubby and I had the same bedroom set when we first got married!!!! Ours fell apart tho lol. And those plates from Hobby Lobby…I seriously have to get me some of those!!!!!!!!!!!! Thanks for linking up to gettin’ crafty on hump day!!!!!!

  33. Love the color you chose! And all your additions and make overs pull together so nicely! =)

  34. What a beautiful transformation. I love your bed…but I understand. It’s nice to spruce things up.

    I’m hosting a giveaway and I’d love it if you stopped by!

    Laura @ along for the ride

  35. omg! i can only dream about my bedroom looking that great! i love it!! love the color!!!!

  36. I LOVE blue too. I think the room turned out GREAT. I love the lamp shades.
    Great job. Wish I could redo our master.


  37. Love the color!

  38. Jill Wiederholt says:

    Love SW paints, and LOVE this color! Just what I’ve been looking for in my own master bedroom. The question is …. HOW do you get SW paint for 10.75/gallon????? I love their Superpaint, but it is a little expensive….

    • Ha, because of a paint contractor we used before through our builder. It’s a contractor grade paint considered a medium grade (like classic 99), and it works just fine. :)

  39. Great job. I love the plates over the bed!!

  40. Maybe one of those ceiling fans with the rattan blades would complement the jute seating? Just a thought, if you find one on sale! (I REFUSE to part with the ceiling fan in our room, which we got at a garage sale. If I find another that I like better for the price we paid for this one, I’ll have it replaced, but until then, I’ll deal.)

  41. Terrific job! Love how soothing and relaxing this room feels. The HL chandy plates are wonderful! Love the roses on the lampshades. Lovely grouping of plates around the mirror!

    Big TX Hugs,
    Angelic Accents

  42. What a glorious color! You could have done nothing – although what you did do looks fantastic – and just that wall color would have been enough! Lovely!

  43. That’s lovely!

    I’m a huge green fan! It’s in a few of my rooms (and I just painted my door a funky wasabi green.)

    Love it!

  44. Wow, You have it dressed to perfection,everything about this makeover is great! The room looks bigger, and it’s so much more beautiful and relaxing!Fabulous JOb! Thanks…inspiring :)

  45. Wow! I love your bedroom! That headboard is really cool!
    I’d love for you to share on my other blog, It’s A Blog Party, everyday is a different linky party, Fridays are all about decorating!

  46. Love how it turned out. I’ve been looking for a good “blue” color. I think I’ve found my inspiration! Thanks
    Have a wonderful day

  47. Holy smokes, that’s beautiful! You did a fantastic job.

    Thank you for participating in the Creative Therapy Session at Life in the Pitts

  48. Nice transformation.

  49. Loving the blue! That’s one of my favorites too-it’s been showing up more and more in home lately. Great redo!

  50. I LOVE LOVE your master bedroom. You’ve given me a lot of inspiration for decorating mine! Great job!

  51. I love, love, love the color! If my bedroom weren’t already painted in a lovely shade of blue/green/grey, I would totally choose this color. I think blue is soothing and calming, too.

    My favorite, though, are the lamps. They look terrific!

  52. Nice job. I have been wanting to redo our bedroom and am looking for inspiration photos. I also love blue, so I will definately have to check out that color.

  53. NICE JOB! my Master bedroom is next on my list….love the colors you picked!!!

  54. So beautiful and relaxing. I’m in <3 with the fabric you found.

  55. Your room is GORG. and I adore the colors. I love that aqua blue punch of color. GREAT JOB! Jenn

  56. The room looks so fresh and inviting now. Isn’t it amazing how little it takes to make such a big difference?


  57. Totally awesome! Love the color, and every detail is perfect. Nicely done!

  58. Your room looks great! I love the color.

  59. What a great redo, I looove the color you chose, everything looks fabulous! Thanks for sharing your wonderful space with us! Debbie @ Cottage Hann~Me~Downs

  60. Just lovely. What a great color – that IS inspiring.

  61. Wow. What a gorgeous transformation! I love it. I found you through The Inspired Room.


  62. You are SO right! That is a beautiful blue!!! Adding it to my list of sample colors I need.

  63. Hi! Love the color and the room! I have been looking for a color like that and think I am going to try it out. I have been spending WAY too much time looking at colors and not trying them out. I do have a weird question for you though…what type of paint did you use? Eggshell, flat, what? And did you use the same type for the walls and the ceiling? Thanks so much!!!

    • Hi Eve! Yes, I used Satin (Eggshell), for both the walls and the ceiling. Good luck! Let me know if you try it out. I haven’t heard anything but good reviews on this color. :)

  64. WOW! I see that you have received 125 comments! I have NEVER seen anyone get that many! And I will add one more… Love your bedroom redo. And I really love your blog, you are so funny! (i.e., “Wow, is anyone still reading this?”) You have a good sense of humour! You must make your hubby laugh all the time! :)

  65. wow, wow, wow. That is one amazing transformation. You are so talented. I especially love the crystal rosette lamps, to die for! New follower here for sure!

  66. Just got back from SW and I ended up getting up only the sample kind (quart?) because the swatch looks gray to me, so I wanted to make sure… but I am going to try it and so excited! Also, in checking out their prices I am soooo curious how you got a gallon for under $15. It’s like double that cost and that’s with 25% off. Also, I’m curious how much paint did you end up using on your bedroom? Okay, I think those are all my questions and concerns. Don’t be alarmed if I ask you another :)

    • it does have gray undertones, but not gray on wall. I get it so cheap because of a paint contractor I once used. I use the builder grade paint…it’s not sold on the shelf. I used 2 gallons and have a little left. But the ceiling needs a few touch ups so I may need to get another gallon. And it does change shades throughout the day, so it give a good day or 2 to decide. :)

      Let me know how the sample looks! :)

      • Yay! Thanks so much for all your help. I was going to go to SW last night and get some more of the rainwashed color but didn’t realize they close at 5pm on Saturdays. bummer. So I will have to wait until Monday. I wish I got it at cheap as you. Maybe I can bribe a contractor going into the store to buy me some ;) Even my husband likes the color so that is even better! I think it looks great on the one and a half walls in the laundry room right now. I think after I finish painting the walls I’m going to have to paint my cabinets like this: Thanks so much for answering my questions so quickly. I’ll have to post pictures when I’m done.

  67. I love your wall color. Your bedroom is beautiful. I too am a TV watcher before I go to sleep. It takes all kinds of people…if we were all the same, it would be a very boring world.

  68. Anonymous says:

    I have never seen plates in a bedroom before, interesting idea.

  69. BEAUTIFUL!!!! I really don’t like the look of our ceiling fan (would rather have a chandelier) but hubby insists on it. . .but seeing it in your beautiful decorated-to-the-hilt room gives me pause that maybe it’s just *me* that it bugs, because yours just blends in perfectly. Maybe it’s the painted ceiling?!? Thanks for all the pictures!!!

  70. I read it all! I love before and afters! Beautiful color, makes me want to redo my bedroom!

  71. Oh my, what a difference!! I adore that color; as a matter of fact, I think it’s just what I’m looking for to put on an antique chest of drawers. Plus, the lamps and fabric…so glam! Thanks for linking this up too! -shaunna :)

  72. Gorgeous.

  73. Beautiful! I love, love, love the colors!

  74. o my just the color I was looking for my bedroom…have just posted a pic of my room too….thank you for the inspiration and sharing the pics….your bedroom is lovely!

  75. Beautiful room. I especially love the wall treatment above your bed.
    One thing, your bedside tables are out of scale with your huge bed. You need larger ones.

  76. WOW! That color transforms that room! It is magnificent! And I don’t think there’s anything wrong with a tv, stray wire, or diaper genie. Those are necessary parts of life. Amazing job! :)

  77. I love the paint color!! My bedroom is a similar color and size as the before pic. We also have the same color furniture and the new color is great with it!! The new color opened up the room and added personality. It looks awesome and I love your style!!!

  78. Wow, the bedroom looks great! I love that color.

  79. OMG!!!! i need to create a nice sleeping place, we just moved in and my room is DINGY deep red and dark floors and bulky furniture i need to get rid of something, just dont know what to do with it yet!

  80. Beautiful! Always amazing what a paint color can do. It’s unbelievable that the new paint on the walls and a few accessories can make all the furniture look so very different. Great job!

  81. OMG, Emily, you’re an amazing decorator! It’s so cool that you were featured on the House of Turquoise site – that’s one of my favorite blogs.


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