master bedroom reveal {gray, yellow, and white bliss}

finally, the master bedroom is complete.  it has been a labor of love and we couldn’t be more happy.  i will allow the pictures to do most of the talking :)

our bedroom before.

my amazing craft soul mate came over one day to help get the party started.  the husband was super sick and i was determined to get this project going.  she primed her heart out and got the first coat of grey on the walls.  thank you so much laura!!

i had several finds that needed some spray paint attention.  ikea wall shelves that i bought in white and then changed my mind and wanted to be black. the other items were thrifted finds. a brass lamp base whose shape i just loved, a rust “w” and a candle holder.  see if you can spot my spray painted finds!

walking up the stairs into our bedroom in a whole new experience.  i love the pop of yellow chair from target and the ikea wall mirror.

the wall color for our bedroom is sherwin williams “knitting needles.” after looking at several swatches for a couple of days, i knew knitting needles was the closest that i wanted, but it was a little too dark.  i took my two gallons back to sherwin williams and asked if they could lighten what i had already bought and they were happy to do so.  so technically, this is my own custom version of “knitting needles.”

new dressers from ikea, his and hers if you will.  the husband pulled rank with these.  originally, i wanted the single dresser that is shorter.  the husband, being his tall self, really wanted the taller  but smaller dresser so we compromised and got two. what can i say, ikea was having a furniture sale so we took advantage.

the “love” note left for me yesterday evening after i broke down and took a nap.

my favorite corner in the house.  i found this couch on craigslist for $400.  it was two months old and hardly used.  the retail was $1700.  long story short, the girl selling it just broke up with her fiance and apparently it wasn’t amicable.  she was just trying to get rid of everything that reminded her of him.  they bought it together and she didn’t want it.  score for me!  if you can’t find me, chances are i am here.  snuggled up with a book or my laptop.

our bed does not have a headboard and we didn’t want to use traditional side tables because they would block the windows.  i had an epiphany one day and moved our side tables behind the bed, between the windows, and voila! a place for a reading lamp, phone and alarm clock without blocking the windows.  perfect!

lets talk curtains.  curtains are expensive. i know, i know. i have a sewing business, i should totally just make my own.  here was the problem, i knew i wanted grey and white horizontal bold stripes.  i found lots of expensive curtains.  i couldn’t find any fabric that i loved to make my own.  then i found these.  they are actually shower curtains.  shower curtains are tremendously cheaper than regular curtains, plus they are really wide.  so i ordered two shower curtains, cut them in half to make two panels for each window.  the down side of shower curtains is the length, easy.  i added yellow, our coordinating color, at the bottom to add length.  i saved a tremendous amount of money and the curtain look custom made with our color palette.  i couldn’t be happier.

because they were a little thin, we added black out curtains on the back with a double rod curtain rod.

my VERY brass lamp base that cost $3.47 spray painted a charcoal metallic with a new lamp shade.

my thrifted candle holder spray painted yellow.  i didn’t want the room to be too feminine, so i found this “gear” photo frame that i thought would be perfect to bring in some masculine feel for my car loving husband.

tomorrow i will post our closet redo as well as the paint colors.



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