One Room Challenge Week 5: Master Bedroom

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Welcome back to One Room Challenge Week 5! If you’re just joining in the fun, One Room Challenge (ORC), created by Linda from Calling it Home, is a 6 week challenge where 20 talented professional designers, and professional bloggers/interior designers at heart, like myself, redo a room in their home or a clients. I’m transforming our master bedroom.  To see the full transformation you can start at the beginning, Week 1.

Last week I gave you a sneak peak at all the fun accessories I’ve found for our master bedroom! I also had several outstanding items on my “punch/to do list”. Here’s a sneak peak of where I am today.

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This is the last shot of the room before the big reveal! I didn’t want to give away too much, but as you can see I made a decision on the toss pillows.

Gold tray

Gold Tray

Operation gold tray is complete! I found this beautiful silver Greek key mirrored tray at HomeGoods that matches perfectly with the gold Greek key picture frame.  A little antique gold spray paint and voila, I have myself a gold tray!

Wall Art

Wall Art

The blue hand painted patchwork tiles from Ballard Designs that I was waiting weeks for finally arrived yesterday! They look even better in person.

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 Antique family mirror or grey distressed wood mirror

After following up with at least 20 different mirror and glass companies, no one in Charlotte is able to cut beveled non straight edges.  Thus, I went back to the first mirror and glass shop and paid for my grandparents mirror to be replaced without beveled edges.  Down side, it will take a few weeks.  Upside, on my third trip to HomeGoods this week I found a beautiful grey distressed sunburst like mirror.  I absolutely love it! However, I’m not sold on it right above the dark wood dresser.

Of course it wouldn’t be a week without a major down side. If you recall, I have an upholstered headboard, Pottery Barn (Riley), and want to make it custom by adding nailhead and grey fabric trim similar to the photos below.

VT Interiors Nailhead

VT Interiors  

A Thoughful Place Master Bedroom

A Thoughtful Place

I finally talked to someone at Design Services of Charlotte and followed up with an e-mail for an estimate. Despite my additional attempts to follow up, I have yet to receive any estimate, and at this point it’s not feasible in my timeline.  UGH! Back to the drawing board…

I headed over to Lowes and bought myself some nailhead trim, a heavy duty stapler, and staples. Yes, that’s right another DIY project is underway and I’m attempting to do nailhead and fabric trim on my own. Bonus to not having to pay a seamstress for nailhead and fabric trim detail on my headboard is being able to splurge on new sconces that will go well with the room’s fixtures.

Wall Sconce

Here’s a sneak peak at some of the other accessories I found.

Silver candle holder

Silver candle holder find in Sarasota

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White wired basket for magazines or blankets

Here is my initial punch/to do list and what is still outstanding:

  • Nailhead and fabric trim on upholstered headboard
  • Hang wall art above bed – In progress
  • Install new wall sconces
  • Replace broken antique mirror with beveled glass
  • Find grey or neutral arm chair/pillows for blue arm chair
  • Toss pillows for bed
  • Accent table
  • Bench for foot of bed
  • White inlay wall mirrors
  • Hang additional wall art and paintings
  • Buy new wall sconces
  • Gold tray for dark wood dresser
  • White mirrored tray
  • Purchase additional accessories for the room

One more week to go, let’s do this!

 

 

 

One Room Challenge Week 1: Master Bedroom Makeover

Yesterday was the first day of the first One Room Challenge of 2014 for 20 talented professional designers to redo a room in their home or clients home in six weeks. Today is the first day for all of us interior designers and DIYer at heart and professional bloggers like myself! 

One Room Challenge was created by Linda from Calling it Home, who is an extremely talented and creative designer.  However, it was the talented Sarah Fisher with Matters of Style that inspired me to participate after following her son’s bedroom redo.  Check out her room here: http://www.mattersofstyleblog.com/search/label/One%20Room%20Challenge

While the 20 professional designers will be updating you on their rooms every Wednesday for the next six weeks, I will be joining a crew who will be updating you on our room progress on Thursdays. 

I will be working on our master bedroom.  To give you some background, we moved into our house a year ago, 4 weeks before my second daughter was born.  Having two young kids so close together and moving has left me with little time to design and decorate.  That being said, we are almost finished with every room, except our master bedroom.

At first glance it doesn’t look too horrible.

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However, if you move your eye around the room you will notice it’s not finished and the look needs to be pulled together.

Master Bedroom Makeover

Here is the wall to the left of the doorway as you walk into the room.

Master Bedroom Makeover

In order to give you my full plan of where I am going with our master bedroom I want to share what it looked like before we moved in. 

Master Bedroom Makeover

As you can see from the above before photo the master bedroom was very neutral and modern.  Where as the look I’m going for is shabby chic with a twist of modern using shades of blues, white, and neutrals.  I want our bedroom to be elegant and tranquil. While my husband suggested putting a desk in our bedroom I had to veto it for this very reason. Having a desk with papers, bill, and a to do list is anything but tranquil and doesn’t allow us an escape from all the hustle and bustle of the day. 

Here is my wish list that I would like to conquer in the next six weeks:  Nail head on the upholstered headboard, fabric trim on the upholstered headboard, replace the broken beveled mirror and hang above the dark wood dresser, hang art work above the bed, find a grey or neutral arm chair to replace the current one, find a bench to put at the foot of the bed, add large print throw pillows to the bedding, and hang a group of small mirrors on the front wall or next to the arm chair. The one item that has been bothering me ever since we moved into our home are the modern wall scones. I’m not sure if it’s feasible but I would LOVE to replace them with smaller silver ones.

Now that you know where I am going with the room design here is what is inspiring me!

A Thoughful Place Master Bedroom

Love the look of this upholstered bed with nail head and fabric trim by the talented Courtney with A Thoughtful Place! I’m also loving the large throw pillows that pull her look together.

Storage Ottoman Bench

I have been pinning over this Carey Blue Storage Bench Ottoman for a few years now! I love the elegant but simple look and of course the color.

Wall Art Above Bed

 

The grey blue colors in the above wall art collection from Ballard Designs would go perfectly above our upholstered bed.

Grey Arm chair

 

The grey nail head arm chair found on Joss and Main would complete the look in our master bedroom by adding function and comfort.

Inaly Antique Mirror Set

I love the design of this inlay antique mirror set that matches well with our double white dresser.

Now that I have introduce my room to y’all I hope you will join me in this six week journey as I put my design plan to the test! It will no doubt be challenging but I can’t wait for the final reveal! Please visit Linda from Calling it Home for updates on her room design and the others.  You can also click on the links below:

Abby M. Interiors Because it’s Awesome Bijou & Boheme Calling It Home Chez V Chinoiserie Chic Copy Cat Chic The Decorista Design Crisis Design Indulgence Design Manifest The English RoomThe Glam Pad Little Black Door My Notting Hill The Pink Pagoda Simple Details My Sweet Savannah Verandah House

 

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