HOUSE TOUR {master bedroom}

After living in this house for almost a year, I decided it was time to decorate the place! My focus the past two months has been the master bedroom. 

Here is the same room, a long time ago. 

Here, we've added wainscotting and the wood ceiling. You can read how we built the ceiling step-by-step in THIS post. 

And here is the room with paint and stain. Isn't that ceiling awesomely amazing? My husband is a genius. 

And again, here it is today. 

The rug is 20 bucks at IKEA. I haven't seen a better price for the size and contemporary style. 

I made these wall hangings for a pop of fun color. They represent the states where we each grew up and the state we currently call home. More to come on how I made these in a future post. 

This family heirloom hutch was in the dining room before Andrew built me the big, beautiful new dining room table for Christmas. (I think I shared it with my Instagram friends, but I need to post about it here next!) The new table + the hutch made dining room look too crowded. So we moved it in here instead. 

I traded out the displayed dishes for books and picture frames. I thought it seemed more bedroom-y that way. 

Then I tackled this ugly, cheap bookcase. Sometimes you just have to find a way to work with what you have. I would eventually like to fancify this even more with trim and paint, and disguise it as a nice piece of furniture. But in the meantime, to match the hutch, I added wrapping paper to the back with double stick tape and lined it with washi tape. 

This was the ugliest corner of the room, so I tried my hand at (artificial) flower arranging in hopes of livening the space up. I'll talk more about this project in the future. 

The antlers were kind of an accident. They just "appeared" on this wall one day from where they used to hang in the garage. My husband's silliness turned out to be a stroke of brilliance. I LOVE the look of the antlers in this room.

The couch is actually on a piece of our sectional that wouldn't fit in the great room. So we improvised and created a sitting area in here as well. I got the pillows from THIS etsy shop. The owner was so kind and willing to work with me, the pillows were the best price around, and of excellent quality. 

Andrew built the bed and nightstands over three years ago. I'll never get over how amazing they are. Just like Pottery Barn...at a fraction of the cost. 

They tie in with the wood ceiling beautifully. I think the furniture grounds the lightness of the walls and balances out the darkness of the ceiling in a perfect way.

The round mirror was a $4.00 thrift store find! I love it when that happens.

The quilt was a Christmas present to ourselves. It is part of the Threshold collection at Target. It can be difficult sometimes, to find bedding that is a balance between frilly and masculine and pleases both the husband and the wife. This was Andrew's favorite, so I went with it...a decision I have not regretted. The longer we have it, the more I love it. 

I've had a problem with the clutter that always accumulates on the nightstands as a result of...living life. Chapstick, lotion, coins, phone chargers, receipts, books, wallets, pocket knives, measuring tapes, pens and pencils, notepads, glasses of water, etc. 

Rather than fight the inevitable, I decided to be practical and just roll with it. Or hide it better...take your pick. 

I built these trays, to collect and disguise it all. 

My tray hides a book, a notepad, a pencil, and six bottles of essential oils. You wouldn't even know it unless you stood directly over it. It is a beautiful thing. 

These trays will eventually get holes drilled in the ends to add rope handles. I will post more on this project too!

This month, I moved on to the horrifying task of organizing the office/project room (I don't call it a "craft room" for Andrew's sake). But I think I may come back to this room eventually and add some black rods and floor length curtains. Sheer white? Burlap maybe? 

So there you have it! It's fun to share what I've put together. Thanks for stopping by! 

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Amanda said...

What is the name of the wall paint color? Gorgeous room! Well done!

Amy@TheBlissfulBee said...

So so beautiful!!! Would love it if you would share at my {all things creative} linky party:)



Amy@TheBlissfulBee said...

So so beautiful!!! Would love it if you would share at my {all things creative} linky party:)



Spencer and Celeste said...

Love it! Michael and Jessica have that same Ikea rug. You guys have great taste!

Andrea said...

Your room is beautiful. Those little clutter collectors on your night stands are genius! Are the floors carpeted?

Lenita said...

Can you come and decorate my house? I am inept... :) You are amazing! It's beautiful. Wish we lived closer and I could see it in person. :)

Lenita said...

Your room is perfect! I love it! You have always been amazing to me. Can you come decorate my house? :)

Michelle said...

First time visitor to your blog! (and I came from a link on pintrist) I've been clicking around here for an hour and I can tell I will be coming back. Thanks for all of the great ideas!

Pieced Pastimes said...

Your bedroom is just lovely. The ceiling really makes the room - so beautiful!
Thanks for the inspiration,
Pieced Pastimes
PS-Would love to have you link this up to Saturday Sparks

Nicole@nicole-southerncharm.com/ said...

I love what you did with your ceiling! I am a new follower of your blog from southern charm. Have a great weekend, Nicole

Mary Ann Pickett said...

This is such a gorgeous transformation...comfortable and tasteful

melissa said...

just found your blog via pinterest and i am in love with your bedroom and your living room fireplace and built-ins. i have a few random questions.. my husband and i are starting to build a house in a few weeks and have our plan, but i was wondering if you knew the dimensions of your bedroom, and also your living room. your living room looks similar to what ours will be like and it is so nice to have a visual to know that it will turn out. you could email me at traelis @ gmail.com

andi filante said...

Lovely, beautiful, gorgeous, awesome! Visiting from Pieced Pastimes. I've been snooping about, and found that you've blogged about building your home! I'm about to do the same thing, so I can't wait to go back and see some of your older posts about building!


Unknown said...

Your bedroom is gorgeous!! I love your awesome blog, too. Thank you so much for sharing at A Bouquet of Talent this week. So thrilled you shared with us. I am featuring your bedroom tomorrow at Pick of the Bunch. New follower, too! :)

Have a wonderful weekend.

Bethany K said...

Your taste is fantastic. I love the state paintings. And the ceiling. And the little tray for your bedside table. I wish I had the insight/inspiration to do those things. Maybe if we get our own house one day, and we are allowed to paint and stuff, we'll do fun crafty home projects!

Until then, I will live vicariously through you and other bloggers. :)

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