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.
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!