Hola! Can you believe it’s already March? I hope you are getting to enjoy some warmer temperatures in your area. Spring has arrived early in our neck of the woods. The snow is completely melted, and the grass is starting to turn green. I was even bold enough to buy some new outdoor plants yesterday. I’ll have to keep them indoor for a few more weeks, but I couldn’t resist the spring colors.
I am so happy you stopped by today because I have an update on our master bedroom makeover. I still have a lot that I want to do, but the “work” is over, and that’s so exciting. We had been dreading the repairs our bedroom needed, and it caused us to put it off for too long. Luckily, after just a few days of sleeping in the guest bedroom while we worked, it almost looks like a new room.
Here’s a reminder of what it looked like before (you can also check out my initial post and inspiration here for more details and pictures).
To start, we removed the crown moulding and patched any cracks and holes in the walls. We replaced a section of baseboard that did not match the rest of the room and closed up an oddly placed wall outlet. Then, we added quarter round throughout the room to cover up where the wood floors had pulled away from the walls over the years.
You can see from my inspiration that I’m really digging the look of dark walls. It just looks so cozy in a bedroom, and I love how it makes any accent colors “pop”. I decided to go with Benjamin Moore’s Hale Navy, and it looks awesome. Even my husband, who never makes comments on my decor choices, has told me several times how much he likes it.
Because I went so dark with the walls, I really wanted to lighten up the furniture. I have this old Ikea Malm dresser that was still in great condition and functions well for us. Other than the fact that it was originally so dark, I loved it. It got a few coats of Sherwin Williams’ Light French Gray, which is a beautiful soft gray. This is such a perfect shade of gray that I’m using it on another project that I’m working on now.
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I also love how Carrara marble looks up against dark walls, so I covered the top of the dresser in this marble contact paper. Applying the contact paper literally took minutes, and I’m still impressed each time I look at it with how real it looks. It really dresses up the dresser (da dum dum), and it gives it a little softer look.
I really wanted to mount the tv to the wall to and hide the cords to help get rid of the clutter. When researching options on how to hide our cable box I came across this little gadget that did wonders. It hides the box behind the tv, but we are still able to use our remote without any additional equipment.
I am transitioning this small desk into my new vanity. Our master bath really doesn’t have a lot room for getting ready, and I haven’t had much use for this desk in years. It has a drawer that holds all my makeup, and once I find a mirror for the wall behind it, I think it will be of much better use than before (which was mainly where I stashed clutter). I painted it a very pale blush pink and changed out the drawer pull with a quartz knob.
I made another couple of sets of the West Elm Inspired curtain rods for over the windows. The gold really stands out against the walls.
We’ve really knocked out a huge chunk of our “to do” list in this room. The rest is the fun stuff! I have several rugs that I’m trying to decide between, and I’m really just waiting for the next big holiday sale weekend before I make my final decision. I also have some Ikea Rast nightstands that have been sitting in my basement for almost a year that I’m dying to do something with. For my inspiration for this room, I found a picture of some beautiful watercolor curtains, and I’d love to find a way to incorporate the fabric into this room. Maybe new pillows, or I could recover some lamp shades with it? What do you think? There’s just some small details left to do.
Here’s where we stand on the room:
Remove and Patch Crown Moulding Patch all Wall Cracks Replace Mismatched Section of Baseboard Add Quarter Round Moulding Throughout Room Paint Walls and Moulding Hang TV and Hide Electronics Paint Desk
Makeover Ikea Rast Nightstands
New Curtain Rods and Rehang Curtains
Find Area Rug
Mirror for Above Desk/Vanity
Refresh Linens and Accent Pillows
DIY New Artwork
I’ll be back soon with details on how we did some of the work, but I can’t wait to share the final reveal with you once we’re finished!