January 30, 2013 by Piece of Pie and a Dash of DIY
We have lived in this house for 5 1/2 years now. I’ve always disliked our bedroom, BUT fixing the living room, den, kitchen, bathroom, kids’ rooms were higher on our priority list. I’m not going to show a before picture(I’m just that ashamed), but here’s a bit about the master bedroom. Small, white walls, mirrored closet doors, one window and only one way to rearrange my ginormous bedroom furniture in said tiny room. I loathed it!!! So much so, I’ve had a hard time getting up the courage to “fix” it. I was just so blah about the whole thing! But after Jackson and Presly’s rooms were finished, I figured what the hell?
Dark blue, gold, gray and white, that’s the color palette. Three words came to mind in thinking up this “design.” Comfortable, simple and elegant’ish! My own made up word, thank you very much!! The hubs and I have become master painters and finished in about 6 hours. My hubby and his assistant, my mom replaced the hideous mirrored closet doors! My parents also bought us new bedding for Christmas which helped the budget a lot!! We got 800 thread count sheets and a down comforter! We bought new pillows too, add that to the down mattress topper we already had and we never want to get out of bed! 🙂 We replaced the ceiling fan with a chandelier we had sitting in storage. My best idea yet! I did a few DIY jewelry holders, which I will tell you about in a later post. I bought a few things at my favorite store, Hobby Lobby and still need to purchase art work for above the bed!! I LOVE it and am kind of proud of myself for turning that dull room into a place I now feel very comfortable in!
While doing all of this hard work fixing up our bedroom, I had an epiphany!! It may sound strange, BUT I’m going to tell you anyway. Our bedroom has become a haven for hot wheels and dolls’ and kids’ clothes, like most parents, I’m sure! Somehow it just finds a way there. I made the decision that in our new bedroom, there would be no sign of our kiddos! No pictures, no toys’ allowed, no kids’ clothes, nada, zilch, zippo. They have plenty of places to put their stuff and the rest of my house is crawling with pictures’ of them. So mine and the hubs room will be just that, OURS! Hopefully a space where we can be husband and wife, Natalie and Joe…not just mom and dad!!! Don’t judge me! 🙂
PS I didn’t keep an itemized list for this redo! I can only give you an estimate:
Paint and curtains = $75
Sheets, comforters, pillows/cases, throw pillow = $250
Cute stuff – Lamp, W, vase, candlesticks, DIY materials = $125
Closet doors = $125
Not too shabby?! 🙂
Once again, please excuse my poor photography skills!! 🙂