Tuesday, April 19, 2011

room tour: master bedroom and tiffany blue

**below is a post from our old home and it's approx 5 years old, so click here to be re-directed to our new home's master bedroom makeover!**

here's a look at our master bedroom....fairly basic....some wallpaper, a homemade headboard, and some repainted furniture....

as always, you need to see what i saw the first time i toured the house before purchasing it:

and after......

my fave lighting...capiz shell chandeliers....got this one a few years ago while we were in florida at 
west elm.  why oh why can't we have that store???!!

for me, this is a fairly "warm" wall color....."french canvas" - benjamin moore

the lampshade didn't have the yellow ribbon detail, so i added it.....

found this dresser in the "as is" at IKEA, so patched the scratches, primed it and painted it with benjamin moore's - "arctic blue".....i feel it should be named "tiffany box" blue...b/c it's a perfact match i think!

dressers are perfect as bed side tables, especially for a king size bed.  great storage, right height and right balance.  you really need something substantial to have the right scale in the room.

added some crystal knobs, $6/each

made this headboard....unfortunately don't have pics of the process....but measured out a large pce of plywood the size i wanted.....bought some 4 inch trim, installed it, filled holes, painted in "bright white"....then took the remaining opening space and created two padded panels, using mdf, foam, batting and white denim/canvas material....secured by stapling fabric to underside.....voila!  i secure it to the wall using keyhole hooks...find them where you find all the screws at home depot.

total headboard cost:  approx. $65-75
pretty good for a king size headboard!

some beachy details....

a little table my mom was getting rid of....it was painted taupe, so it got the "arctic ice" color as well!

old chair that sat in my parent's garage for a while.  it was scratched up and brown, with dated fabric.  sprayed it with primer and white spray paint.  recovered the seat cushion with a more beachy and vibrant fabric.  i'm NOT an upholster, so i'm not bragging about this project!  but it's 'good enough' for my bedroom corner!

this picture also shows the new carpet we installed!  a very exciting time around here!  waited 4 yrs for my husband to finally do it!  LOVE it!

thought i'd leave you with a quick shot of my little cutie, watching tv, and not interested in giving me a quick smile!  typical.  

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