Thursday, March 29, 2012

Master Bedroom Re-do

We've been working on this little master bedroom re-do for a while and I finally decided to get a few pictures taken to share with you! It's been done (this far) until mid-January when our new furniture was delivered but we've been working on it since November.

Here's something crazy about having a big loss in your life that no one will ever tell will probably go out and make a big purchase you wouldn't have otherwise. I think you do it because you feel like it will make you feel better. It doesn't, really. I'm really happy with the pieces we picked and I know they are high quality ones that we will have forever. I was reading in this little book my grandma had written in when I was home for her funeral and it was like little questions she wrote the answers to. There was a section on her home and one of the questions was what her favorite piece of furniture was and she said her bedroom set. I was surprised to see this because I feel like buying a bedroom set is a big deal and I remember hers so well! It was a big, oak sleigh bed and I wanted a sleigh bed so badly because I loved hers so much.

This re-do was badly needed because our bedroom was hands down the ugliest room in our house. Here's some proof:

White walls, no furniture, no curtains, no nothing. It was time for a change. is the after:

Our master suite is not huge so with a big new bed and two dressers, it seems a lot cozier. But I like it. I love the way the dark wall colors changes the feeling in there. The bed is big and I hope Michael has lots of good memories of climbing in with us to snuggle in the mornings because that is our favorite thing to do.

This also marks the second room (!) in our house in which we have hung curtains. After living here for 5 years....I think we better get on that with the rest of the house! It makes such a difference.

We ordered the tallest dresser they had and then we brought up Scott's grandparent's dresser that we had in the basement. It is actually a pretty good match and it is in really good shape so I'm glad we could put it to use. There is a matching chest that we have in Michael's room. We still need to hang something on the wall here besides our TV (which I love having in here....for nap-time trash tv watching).

We ordered the furniture from an Amish company who custom builds your pieces. As a result we got to pick out the wood (cherry), stain, and pulls for the drawers. It was a really easy process and I'm glad we picked something that seems at home in our house and with our style. Funny story- it took so long to deliver because the Amish people have to bring it to the shipping warehouse with a horse and wagon. Yes, we are talking *real* Amish people. Pretty cool, huh? I think so.

I think the paint made the biggest difference in the bathroom. We chose a slightly different color than the bedroom so we could bring out the caramel color in our accent mosaic tiles. I think it really makes the maple trim pop and I wish I would have gone with darker colors in the rest of my house in the first place. We love it!

We hung these two beautiful prints from our awesome photographers that they gave us for displaying at Trace's funeral. It is so bittersweet because they are so precious yet so sad. We had a hard time deciding where to hang these because they are fairly large and we didn't want them to just be anywhere. I think having them in our bedroom is nice and private, personal, and just perfect. :o)


  1. I love your make over! It looks great.

    I had to do a double take on the dressers to see they're weren't the same. We're looking at Amish furniture for a new dining room set, and when they told us 10-12 weeks I was thinking that was a bit slow... Until I realized this isn't a machine-operation, but rather real people working a tree into a table using hand tools. It's crazy.

    ps. love the prints- they are precious.

  2. Love the bed! It looks so great and definitely makes the room look cozy. And I love those frames... such a unique shape.


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