Our master bedroom remodel took over 3 years to complete and about that long to finally share our master bedroom reveal today…..seriously this was the toughest task we took on in so many different ways.
Last August I shared a Sneak Peak intending to do a reveal right after. But I had to go back nearly 3 years worth to find the photos of the remodel. It was a daunting task that I kept putting off, and off, and off. It felt like a noose around my neck and was really stressing me out!
So with great relief, and a big project crossed off our list, I am so very happy and proud to share our Master Bedroom Reveal!
Oh, and sorry for the photo overload!
First, my inspiration photo…
Our Before photo…this is not pretty!
The Master Bedroom Reveal……
I wanted a full shot, like above, but, this room had so many challenges preventing me. First the doorway is only 27″ wide (soon to be removed with a barn door at the top of the stairs), I was shooting into the light, and I waited till just before the sun went down, and then it was too dark, and I do not have a wide angle lens. Gosh I need a wide angle lens.
Here is a full shot and I just couldn’t get the photo quality I wanted…
Also, all across blogland I’ve read where they say “to get a good photo you need a tripod! Here’s my response…try getting a tripod in this bedroom or any room at the Charmer. I broke two toes tripping over it.
My favorite part of the room is the drapery.
The fabric is from Hancock fabrics and I fell in love with it as soon as I spotted it. It was the first time I made full drapes for an angled ceiling. Sonja @ Behind the Screen Door was kind enough to give me tips on hold to make them. She suggested cutting the fabric to the angle of the ceiling…it worked great…the drapes hang perfectly.
The cross was on Mr. C’s mother, Marie’s, casket. Marie died at 41, when Mr. C was just 22 years old not soon after he returned from Vietnam. His draft during Vietnam was very stressful for her, her only child.
The vintage headboard/footboard was found at GW, less than $25. Painted with old white and antiqued. All the bedding, beginning with the chenille bedspread, pillow shams, cases and pillows are from thrift stores. The pretty blue flowered one was just found.
Above the headboard is a chippy piece of dental molding from an old house. Any needlepoint art I come across I buy, and it was great finding three rose needlepoint’s. The frames were painted using old white and aged.
Going to the left of the bed is my side table, a rustic old bench, found at a garage sale. Two rose patterned lamps were found at GW for $3.99 each. I love the metal base on it, and covered the shade with a lace runner for added cottage charm. Pink hyacinth’s in a enamel coffee pot which fill the room with wonderful fragrance. The lace curtain is from Savers, $2.
Moving around the room..
Cottage appeal was created using a small wall shelf and table. From the angle of the photo it looks like the bed is right next to the white table, but isn’t. It’s about 3 feet away from the end of the bed.
The Lefton rose lantern was found at a garage sale for $3, there was no thinking, I grabbed that baby up. The cottage creamer was found for 99¢ from GW. A tiny flower tucked inside. It’s just starting to bloom.
Keep swinging around…
A sitting area in the corner…
So love the wicker stacking tables..I found the larger piece a month ago, and while on the vintage shop hop, I found the smaller one. Not until I saw it did I realize the table I bought was part of a stacking set.
The small door leads to an attic that is on both sides of our bedroom…much needed storage space even if we have to crawl in. We get our knee pads out!
The vintage chair was $9, and another needlepoint flower pillow.
I was able to slip in a vintage ladder behind the chair to hang some of my vintage linens. The chair cover is old and ragged, but it is a comfortable chair. I like that it shows its age, shouldn’t we all?
On the other side of the door is our fireplace..
The fireplace also gives me a landing to create a Spring vignette inspired by a cottage oil painting found for $10.
I like to hang my lacy linens on my walls..providing charm.
The cottage flowered rug was just found last week, I was jumping for joy when I found it. It’s perfect for the room, $60 for a 100% wool rug 5×8! The chenille bedspread doesn’t hit the floor because our top mattress has deep pockets. So I added a pretty blue/white bed ruffle to make the difference up, $3.
He’s so not thrilled to have his own rose lamp on his ladder nightstand. There are several bloggers who’s husbands don’t mind “frilly, or wings” in their space, but he does. Mr. C. doesn’t want really “foo foo” as he calls it. I mean it’s his home too..so a fine line I must walk.
This is not the largest bedroom I’ve ever had, but it is my most favorite because of the cottagey chic charm I feel every time I enter. I love spending time in this room… it warms my heart and comforts me…a feeling I never experienced as a child, the child in me feels safe here.
I want everyone out there who lives in smaller homes to know, it can be beautiful, warm and charming. It can be done on a thrift store budget, it can be everything you want it to be, on a budget. It’s really up to you and your imagination!
Well, what do you think?