Thursday, September 16, 2010

Master Bedroom Redo/Reveal

This is a long post. For those who like details and good deals. Lots of pics for those who do not.

This is also about the evolution of our room..


When we moved here 6 years ago, I already had our antique wrought iron bed ($25 from an auction 1991!) and I had just purchased new Charter Club "Hotel Collection " bedding, in Espresso and I (we) loved it.

However, there was light carpet throughout the house (stained). I couldn't handle the fact the stains wouldn't come out and the fact that sand here in Hawaii, gets stuck in the carpet as well. Plus, when its hot & humid-cool tile feels so much better.
We didn't have any end tables so I had covered a round particle board with a linen table cloth and called it good. (Until I needed a table for me-then I went on the hunt for end tables for both of us.)

It served its purpose , not too bad.

My sheers were only $5 from a thrift shop.They had texture and when the breezes would come-they flowed gently in the wind. I loved that, as well as the light coming in. My "pouf" at the end of the bed was something I could sit on while I put my shoes on, or something the kids would jump on to catapult them onto our bed. (That- I didn't like them to do.) Only $7 -from..thrift store here.


I eventually found two end tables on Craigslist, painted them black and put new nickel knobs on them. I also found two lamps at a thrift shop,($9 each!) got two black shades ( clearance $5) but didn't like them ...


then bought two white shades from Target and loved the light, as well as the lamps. However-after 5 years-the carpet wasn't working and had to go. I also was wanting darker curtains by this time (not liking the 6am light on Saturdays) and the dark bedspread was becoming faded and worn. Time for a change.


Friday Night out went the tile and carpet. ( I had purchased some brown panels a few weeks ago from Ross)


Scrapped all the glue off the floors...



Dusted and cleaned...



And then Brian started laying out and cutting the tile. Sawyer brought in his chair to watch. (I'll get him setting tile pretty soon!! The others know it isn't too "fun".Small innocent child.)







Almost to the wall!






All done! Nice closet floors! Yeah!









I took all the clothes out of our closets and got rid of 7 bags of stuff!

Before...



After...


Next day-time to grout! He also painted the walls "Powell Bluff".





Here are the floors after being grouted and sealed. A slight sheen to them now.








Pic 1 Our bedroom before...





Pic 2 Our bedroom now. Plus my new curtains and bedding.
(He lowered the curtain rods for me -very nice husband understands that kind of thing and how it would of drove me crazy to see them "high water" so to speak).



Looking in from our bathroom...

Another angle...


and another,




and another!



Looking towards the bathroom- which is next to be "made over" and where the tile will continue...
oops dark pic..
Flash on ...


Hubby's dresser...



My lamps, end table, wedding pic, new curtains and new bedding.





The panels have the "waves" sewn in, like the bathroom panels. Nice and dark at night, but so easy to pull open in the morning.




This is an article in the August issue of House Beautiful 2010 about "pouf's" - I did not make up that term -but I did buy mine 3 yrs ago!! Before it was "in".





Proof I'm not crazy. (smile)


Our new bedding... White embroidered pillow shams and duvet cover purchased off Amazon, brown shams and coverlet from Walmart.com, and paisley brown sheets and decorative pleated pillow-Ross. I love that store. Period.





The before once again ...





And the after.


I'm loving it and the clean floors and my clean closet. Such a relief. Hope you enjoyed the tour-can't wait to start on the bathroom. Maybe this weekend???

2 comments:

livinginparadise said...

I love it! It looks like something straight out of a magazine. I'm looking for a new bedding set as well. I really like yours!

McBritney said...

Okay I LOVE your new bedding it makes your bed look bigger! and your room looks awesome! Brian is turning your beautiful home in Hawaii into like a resort home