Master Bedroom Ideas

Hey friends! Do you ever finish a room and then a couple of years later, realize it’s not actually done? Ya, I do that all the time. Rooms as well as homes evolve over time folks, so it’s ok. As I was looking back over our past one room challenge projects, I started thinking about our Master Bedroom. Which, was actually my first one room challenge. I loved this room when we ‘finished’ it. But, even then there were a few details that got left out. Either because of time, or because of budget. And, over time I have tired of some of the design.
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New and Improved Armoire

Hey there friends! If you’ve been around for any time at all, you know that I love the amazing power of paint. The walls in our home are probably at least 1/2 inch thicker than when we moved in, simply from all the layers of paint. Ha! But, walls are not the only thing that can be transformed with paint and a few hours. There are many pieces of furniture in our home that has fallen victim to my paint brush! The latest victim? This piece that used to live in my daughter’s room.

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I always felt there was too much furniture in her room, but she used it all, so there it stayed. Now that she is away at college 9 months out of the year, there is simply no reason for all of it to stay. So, I decided to relocate the armoire. (and honestly, over labor day weekend – as seen on Instagram – it all came out except for the bed)

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Spring 2016 ORC

Guess what starts this week!?! The spring session of the One Room Challenge {ORC}! The One Room Challenge is an awesome 6 week blogger challenge designed and hosted by Linda from Calling It Home.

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Through this challenge I believe she has helped hundreds of us bloggers/DIYers to start and finish rooms that we were otherwise dragging our feet on! The idea of course is to begin and finish a room in six weeks, while posting weekly updates on your blog. My favorite part of the ORC is the encouragement from everyone else that is in the trenches with you. It’s our own little community of crazy, committed, get-er-doners! {yes, I just made that word up}

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Home Tour – Master Bedroom

Hey there!  I’m back with another room to add to Our Home tour! Our Master Bedroom got an update last spring when I joined The One Room Challenge.
As usual, the room is full of DIYs and personal touches. It is a great retreat for my hubby and I!! Now for the pictures :). 

We started with a navy accent wall, and a DIY headboard.
  

The art is a combination of DIY abstract art, a gallery wall, and a fun wall of G’s.

I completed several sewing projects in this room as well. The pillows, the bedskirt, and the curtains bring a custom touch to the room.  


I was going for a calm, coastal retreat and we love how it came out. (For inspiration and before pictures check out this post.)

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Zoo Prints Gallery Wall

I’m back today to share with you the easy-peasy gallery wall of zoo prints I did for our youngest son’s new room.


On a trip to the zoo this summer I brought my camera and took lots of wonderful shots of the animals as I always try to.  But this time I kept the gallery wall in mind – meaning I tried my hardest to keep the fences and such out of the shots. 

Then when we finally got around to putting the gallery together, I had my kiddo sit down and pick out his favorite shots.  I actually printed these from home, which I rarely do, but I had received some free photo paper the last time I bought printer ink, so I thought I’d give it a shot.


I have a basic inexpensive printer and I thought they came out pretty good!

While he was picking out his faves, I got busy spray painting frames.  I used good ole ORB (oil-rubbed bronze) to keep a uniform look.  


Next step was to mount the photos.  I chose a brown pattern scrapbook paper to mount them on.  Since the frames were 8×10 and the prints were 4×6.  He had trouble narrowing his faves down, so some got two pics.  🙂


To hold the photos to the paper I used these clear photo corners this time.  This will make it ever so simple to change out photos if he wants to a later date.


Here is how it looks in the frame.


Of course the star attraction  (giraffes are his favorite) got a little special treatment.  😉


Gallery walls used to intimidate me, until I actually tried one, and now I realize it’s no big deal.  There is no perfect way to do them, it just needs to look good to you and to be filled with things you love!  I encourage you to try one today on an empty wall in your home!  🙂

For other gallery wall ideas, check these out.

Memory Lane Gallery Wall – for my daughter’s room
Thrifted Gallery Wall – for the dining room


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