Updated: Nov 25, 2019
Hi again! It is now week two of the One Room Challenge. Last week I posted (Week 1) about our intention to reinvent our master bedroom and now it is time to give you the design direction for the new space and also what we've accomplished since last week's post.
MASTER BEDROOM - BEFORE
The outdated master bedroom is ready for an update! Our style preferences have changed significantly since we first decorated the space. Out with the purple, in with the blue, gray, and yellow ochre.
COLOR PALETTE TRAY
As I was working out my color palette, I collected objects from around the house to represent each color I wanted to work with. This gave me a visual way to evaluate how I would like the colors in combination. Right now, I have it placed in the room to help to keep me on track regarding the colors. Some of the items may remain in the room when completed, but that is yet to be determined.
FURNITURE AND MATERIALS
WHAT WE ARE KEEPING & WHAT WILL BE NEW
The big idea for this re-design is to bring a fresh and current atmosphere to our space without buying all new bedroom furniture. We have a couple of really good quality pieces that we don't want to overlook, so we are working them into the final design.
We are keeping our oak bed frame, the side table lamps and various pieces of art. We have our eye on a vintage campaign style dresser from the 1960s.
I plan to overhaul the look of our current side tables by painting them to give them new life. I wanted to purchase a great set from West Elm, but at $300 a pop, I decided that painting the ones we already have would be pretty and also thrifty!
As for the new items, we will be getting a new area rug, wallpaper, paint (ceiling and walls) bedding, ceiling light, table lamp, and accessories.
My accessories and decor will be a selection of thrifted items that I have begun searching for. I usually leave this part for last, so we'll see what I can come up with!
Since live plants add a sculptural element and bring so much life to a space, I plan to add a couple to the space too.
CLOSE-UP ON THE NEW
GETTING STARTED - FIRST THE PAINT
We first painted the entire ceiling (I didn't take photos of the painting the ceiling ). It was white before, but had a gray undertone and had become dirty over the 18 years we have lived here. We picked a bright white for the new room and although it may sound like a small change, it makes a pretty big difference.
Once the ceiling was completed, we moved on to the walls. That deep purple wall took about 3 coats of paint for complete and even coverage. Luckily the lavender walls only took 2 coats.
WHAT THE ROOM LOOKS LIKE NOW
WHAT HAPPENS NEXT
This next week will involve having the electrician install a new dimmer switch and overhead wiring for the new ceiling fixture. I am excited to finally get some good lighting in this room.
FOLLOW ALONG WITH THE FEATURED DESIGNERS:
• At Charlotte’s House • Design Addict Mom • Erika Ward Interiors • Erin Kestenbaum • Girl & Grey • Gray Malin • Hommeboys • I Spy DIY • Jewel Marlowe • The Learner Observer • Making it Lovely • Nicole White Designs • Old Brand New • Oscar Bravo Home • Place of My Taste • The Rath Project • Room for Tuesday • SG Style • Undecorated Home • Veronica Solomon • Media BH&G • TM by ORC