April 9, 2014

Master Bedroom Reveal



After over 2 full months of planning, searching, buying, returning and well you know how it goes with redecorating, the moment has finally arrived for my long awaited master bedroom reveal.

But first here are a few pics of the room before...




It really was quite dreary. We had a leak in the roof above our bedroom and the ceiling got water stained pretty badly, it even ran down the wall leaving drip marks. Buster, the giant dog, would sleep on the right side in the narrow space between the wall and the bed next to his master, Mr. Rosemary Lane, and would manage to get big dirty paw marks all over the lower part of the wall.

 Yuck!



And that comforter...it owes me nothing! I paid full price for the thing when I bought it back in 1993 and have used it every winter since then. I'd say I got my money's worth out of good old Ralph Lauren.

My furniture is old as well...we're talking 1987 old...but I've always loved the 4 poster bed in the pretty cherry wood. 




So it was truly time for a change...in a really BIG way!

If you remember I was inspired by a gorgeous Florida bedroom which appeared in 




  I only had two photos to go on and then had to find someway to fill in all the blanks. But I simply fell in love with the paint color  New Leaf  by C2 Paint, and the pretty pops of orange on the headboard and floor, and just swooned over the way the dark wood of the chest of drawers looked against the pretty green walls. I also like the fact that it is somewhat feminine but not too much over the top.

So I went for it!!! 
Here is my interpretation of this garden inspired bedroom. 




Instead of orange on the floor I found a quilt with the same beautiful color in a pretty print. It was a Home Goods find at only $30!




For Mr. Rosemary Lane's side I pulled from the garage a $15 yard sale dressing table and cleaned it up by refinishing the top and wiping it down with some Old English. Now it doubles as both a desk and a nightstand. 




The pictures above the desk and on the other side above the night table are really old too...about 25 or 26 years old. I found new frames on the clearance rack at Michael's last week for just $10 a piece. They were the perfect fit for my garden themed room.!

 A few years ago I picked up the lamp on the desk from the clearance shelf at my local Walmart. It was originally gold so  I simply sprayed on a couple coats of white paint in a glossy finish to get this fresh clean look.




I decided to move out my traditional nightstand and do something less contrived in its place. This table was a roadside find, I just painted the bottom and left the top as is. Then a vintage suitcase was placed on top if the table to give the table more height. 




A clock was added plus a few family photos. 




The area carpet was my big splurge...it was a good amount over what I planned to spend but still a great deal at 50% off the original price of $800. Half your foot disappears when you step onto the carpet. 




Remember the horse picture above the bed in the House Beautiful room? Well I found this ceramic horse head for only $10! 




Both the carpet and the horse are from my favorite place to shop...Home Goods!




The curtains are from Country Curtains in what they call a rose Jacobean print. It is extremely close to the color and pattern on the headboard of the HB room. I also lucked out by hitting a valance sale Country Curtains had a couple months ago and got 20% off the retail price.




The chair originally lived in Grace's room and was, for the most part, covered with clothing all the time.




 So I reclaimed my $40 ReStore chair and paired it with another roadside find table for my new reading nook.






And finally, the project which took me over two weeks to complete, I stenciled the entire ceiling in a vine-like pattern to kind of grab the vibe of the trellis in the inspiration room. No more boring ceiling to wake up to in the morning for this gal! I have to say that now I have nothing but complete empathy for good old Michelangelo. To finish off the look Mr. RL put up a pretty crown molding.


Again the HouseBeautiful room...




And my newly decorated Master!




I can't tell you how thrilled I am with the way this room turned out! It is so bright and cheery even on gloomy days. It is comfy too and I now actually spend some time in our cozy master suite. 

It took a while to pull the room together but definitely worth the work and the wait. 

Thank you HouseBeautiful for the inspiration!!!

Do you have any spring redecorating you are ready to tackle???

Thanks for stopping by and wishing you a wonderful week!

XO

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56 comments:

  1. Pretty Pretty Pretty!! I LOVE everything you did Barbara and your photos are amazing!!

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  2. OH MY GOODNESS IT IS SPECTACULAR!!! I LOVE IT MORE THAN YOUR INSPIRATION ROOM!! YOU ROCKED THIS BARBARA!

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  3. Absolutely beautiful!! I think the stenciled ceiling is amazing.

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  4. I was already loving every single thing then you mentioned the ceiling! Wow!! It's beautiful. I love that you took your time and gathered things from here and there. The bedding and pillows are wonderful. Great job!

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  5. I think it's great that you stayed with so many of the element yuu loved in the inspiration picture...we tend to look and like and rip pages out but never follow through. Hurray for you. I really love the quilt (and Homegoods!), the rug and what a wonderful idea, a desk/nightstand in one! The suitcase on the other nightstand is awesome. I think you did a great job, your new room is beautiful!

    XO,
    Jane

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  6. I am overwhelmed! What a stunningly beautiful and welcoming room. I want to go barefoot on your rug! And that ceiling... what a work of art! You really outdid yourself. Just spectacular!!!!

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  7. Nice job Barbara. I luv it... the inspiration room is very pretty, but I must say, I think I like your version better. It was a warmer vibe. You incorporated a lot of personal touches and that makes the room.
    Hugs, Gee

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  8. Barbara! WOW! You did a fantastic job. I don't know how long I studied everything but I was here LOOKING a long time. lol That ceiling is AMAZING...what a lot of work-but OH-the payoff!!!!! To tell you the truth, I like YOUR version BETTER than the inspiration room. It is warmer and richer looking. GREAT job, Barbara. It was worth the wait and the effort! xo Diana

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  9. Your room is gorgeous! Better than the magazine for sure..... I hope you thoroughly enjoy it.... :)
    hugs x, Crystelle
    Crystelle Boutique

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  10. IT IS FABULOUS! Job well done. The ceiling is unbelievable! WOW - that's hard work!

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  11. I agree...your (eagerly anticipated! )finished product is prettier than the House Beautiful room! LOVE the comforter from Home Goods. Just gorgeous...I am so impressed!
    Jean Nunes Tovern

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  12. It is absolutely charming! Fresh, lovely and you are right...feminine but not too much. Just the right amount.

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  13. It's beautiful, Barbara! I love the wall color. I never would have thought to bring orange in, but it looks great! You've given your bedroom a whole new look!

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  14. I agree with all the comments above! I LOVE it! Your bedroom looks better than the inspiration picture. Love the green wall color!

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  15. Barbara, your bedroom is just beautiful! I too love green and the color is perfect with you furniture and all the other things you have chosen. The new positioning of the bed is much better too. Love the new lamps and the mirror over the bed. Your little desk/nightstand if perfect. And on your side, I love the combo of the table, suitcase, and accessories. The quilt is so different and really puts the finishing touch. I can't believe you stenciled your whole ceiling, but it adds so much to the overall effect. Of course, that rug just looks so cozy and warm.....Good Job, I like it much better than the inspiration picture!! Thanks for inspiring all of us. Blessings, Linda

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  16. Beautiful and you thought of every detail. What a score on the horse head. Love the wall color.

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  17. Just beautiful Barbara! I love the rug and the ceiling caught my eye right away! I've followed you on this decorating journey and I think you did a fantastic job.

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  18. Oh I love it all. Gorgeous. I think you incorporated every single detail and your room is so light and bright. Simply stunning. Hugs, Marty

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  19. Barbara, I am gushing!!! I could fill up this whole post with explanation marks!!! When I first clicked on and saw the very first picture I thought "GORGEOUS" and then the writing made me think it was the inspiration room and scrolled down to find out IT WAS YOUR ROOM. That is the most beautiful room I have seen in a way long time. What an eye you have because even though you have picked things from the inspiration room, it is so much more beautiful!! And, that ceiling. Are your arms still attached to your body?. How did you do that and still live?!! I told you, I am Gushing!!!. And then that rug!!!.Happy Wednesday..Judy

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  20. Oh my.........girl you deserve a medal!!! That room is beyond gorgeous!! and that ceiling...wow...my neck hurts just admiring it from here :^)
    You have done a supercalifragilisticexpialidocious job! Congratulations!
    Blessings,
    J

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  21. Hey Barbara, your room is beautiful! I can relate to all the hard work you put into making it beautiful. Wonderful job!...Rebecca

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  22. Oh, your room is positively beautiful! Every detail...reinterpreted...all wonderful! ;)

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  23. What a beautiful room! Love your color choices

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  24. Could you share your color for the bedroom? I have such a hard time choosing a green and I really love how soft this color is.

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  25. I love that ceiling! The entire room is soft and calming; great job.

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  26. Love it!!!! You are so gifted!
    I would never want to leave my bedroom

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  27. Very nice. I could not do that rug with my cats and dog. Only thing I would change would be to make the ceiling stencil more muted, maybe white wash over it to tone it down a little. Love the orange punches of color!

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  28. Terrific re-do of your bedroom! Love the colours and textures and new pieces you've added. I like it WAY better than your inspiration pics which means you took the idea and ran with it! Great job!

    DD

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  29. Your new room looks simply gorgeous! I love the warm, burnished reds and mixes of old and new. Well done!

    Alison
    Nancherrow

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  30. Your bedroom is gorgeous! I like it better than the inspiration picture! Have a wonderful day!

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  31. You did a beautiful job! I love your new bedroom. That ceiling is just amazing.
    All My Best,
    Angie in TN

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  32. Such a gorgeous bedroom! I love the comforter and so many pretty touches.
    And the ceiling...you must have a very sore neck and arms after that, amazing!

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  33. this is just gorgeous, Barbara! Worthy of a magazine spread! Love the ceiling and that rug! what a reveal. Just beautiful. xo

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  34. Barbara, Bravo! You really did a fabulous job with your master bedroom. Your room (in my opinion) is much prettier than the HB room. I am loving all your additions and the way you have the horse head on the dresser instead of a horse picture over your bed. Brilliant use of the inspiration photo!
    Thanks for sharing it!

    Helen

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  35. Oh Barbara, this turned out beautifully. I love the stenciling on the ceiling. I remember when I stenciled the house we just sold my neck hurt for days. Your room is prettier than HB, to be honest. You have to love HG!!! I am a bit behind on my emails and I'm catching up.

    Cynthia

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  36. Oh my goodness, this is absolutely stunning! You should be featured in HouseBeautiful now! Seriously! Thank you for sharing at Sundays at Home this week :)

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  37. Oh and that ceiling is amazing. Great job!

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  38. I love your bedroom! It looks so cozy and inviting. Love the stenciled ceiling. I can't imagine the work that went into doing that. Good job!

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  39. What a totally beautiful room! I like it even more than the inspiration room. Great use of unique side tables, beautiful spread and what a ceiling!! How cool that you could find just the right pieces at good prices and put them all together in such a lovely manner.

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  40. Wow, what a beautiful and sophisticated bedroom! I just love the color combination. And the suitcase added to the sidetable is just perfect! Sweet dreams!

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  41. Simply stunning! Shared it on my Pinterest board. Diane

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  42. How beautiful. I love the colors you used. I think your room looks cozier then the House Beautiful one.
    I can't believe you stenciled the entire ceiling. It looks beautiful.
    How does your neck feel.
    I also stencil and every time I am finished my neck kills me..
    Have a great day.
    Rose
    http://muchloveroseblog.tumblr.com

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  43. I honestly think your room is much more beautiful than the inspiration photo ! You did a wonderful job, and I can't get over the ceiling ! Absolutely beautiful - it's the perfect icing on the cake !!

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  44. Your new look is a delight. I particularly like the splashes of color.

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  45. Your bedroom is stunning! I love all the wonderful changes you made. Stenciling the ceiling was so worth it.

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  46. Your bedroom is sooo pretty, Barbara. It's a great reflection of the House Beautiful photo that inspired you. You're going to be featured at The Scoop this Sunday night. Thank you for linking up.

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  47. Featured you at Sundays at Home this week!

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  48. I love this. The colors, the inspiration, the before/after! Great job. Thanks for sharing!

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  49. Barbara your room is just breath taking! Can't believe you stenciled that entire ceiling. Girl, now you've got me wanting to do that in my sewing room. Plan on giving it a make over. I love the green and orange pallet and the quilt and curtains are both beautiful! Love every little thing and I will be featuring you at SYC this week. Thanks for sharing!
    hugs,
    Jann

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  50. Changed into such a pretty room. Amazing what just moving the bed allowed you to accomplish with your inspiration pictures. Keep looking for a horse pic.....that Horsehead gives me a bit of "The Godfather" feel. Beautiful room...obviously a labor of love.

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  51. The room is beautiful! The best part? You didn't break up or paint your beautiful bedroom set. I shudder when I hear people say it's too matchy matchy or decide to paint in the chalk paint style. If a piece of furniture has damage on it then paint it but leave the good stuff good.

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  52. Beautiful makeover, that ceiling is gorgeous!
    Karee

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  53. I'm not just whistling Dixie here ♪♫♫♪♫♪ but I think yours is so much BETTER than the one from House Beautiful! My favorites are the bedspread with the wall color and - of course - that ceiling! Oh my, that ceiling is to die for! By the way; how's your neck? :)

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  54. Congratulations on a job well done! You really captured the essence of the inspiration room. Making use of the vintage botanical prints was a good move because one, they look perfect in the room and two, they are becoming a hot item again - good eye! Wishing you many nights of peaceful dreams in your gorgeous bedroom. Love it! So glad you shared at SYC

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  55. I love every single detail! The ceiling is AMAZING!!!! Back in the 70's my sister and I wall papered her kitchen ceiling!!! I thought that was what you did. It is beautiful. The color on the walls is beautiful , LOVE the pops of orange and that quilt!!! Where did you find the great fluffy pillows??? I am guessing HG???

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