Master Bedroom Progress

13 Jun

While we’ve been working hard on the yard over the last month, I also found the energy to get started on our master bedroom. I guess once I get the momentum going, it’s hard to stop.

Here’s how our bedroom has looked for the past couple of years.

We purchased the bedroom set from Crate and Barrel over 5 years ago. I really loved it, and it was perfect for our apartment, but we needed more dresser space in our house due to less closet space. And of course the set was discontinued before we could purchase another dresser. So when we moved in, we purchased an Ikea cheapie to tide us over.

We had some nice bedding from Pottery Barn, and I found a rug that matched at Home Depot for a really reasonable price. I painted the walls to match and called it good enough.

Over the last year we started talking about upgrading to a king sized bed and moving this furniture to the guest room. Last month we decided to take the plunge and get a new mattress. Things kind of snowballed from there, and now there’s new paint on the walls, curtains and blinds on the windows, a larger rug, and as of this weekend, 2 new matching dressers!

Here’s the view from the door.

The paint color is Benjamin Moore’s Baby Fawn. The curtains are plain old white from Ikea (and desperately need to be hemmed), and the rug is Pottery Barn’s Chunky Wool and Natural Jute Rug – hands down the softest rug I have ever walked on.

Here’s our messy bed without proper bedding, and a peek at one of the new dressers.

This weekend we went to Scott’s Antique Market and purchased the new dressers. I’ve been searching high and low for new ones for months. Everything I found was either too expensive or too formal or not right. I never imagined we would be able to find a matching set of vintage dressers, but that’s just what we found at Scott’s.

Here’s a closer look. Odie The Cat will show you:

The best part? We got both for $625 total. We both love them so much, and I imagine they’ll serve us well for a very long time. The seller refinished them on his own and said they’re from the 50’s. I like to think they feel right at home in our 1950’s house.

The other side of the room is a wall of closets and doors.

Those bi-fold doors are metal and awful. And in every single bedroom. They’ll all be replaced eventually with doors to match the new interior ones.

The room is pretty much a beige box now, but that will change soon. No concrete plans yet, but I’m pretty sure this lovely linen Lauren Liess Magnolia fabric will find a home in here.

Still to do: New bed side tables, a chair to replace the sad rattan one in the corner, a headboard, bedding, wall art, lamps, etc etc etc…

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9 Responses to “Master Bedroom Progress”

  1. Katie June 14, 2012 at 8:57 am #

    Hey, it’s looking good! So glad to see progress posts. Cause I don’t know about you, but I live pretty permanetly in the progress stage… sometimes cause I have to ($$) but most times because I’m waiting for my second wind. 🙂

    ps. awesome dressers!

  2. Whitney @ Drab to Fab Design June 14, 2012 at 12:41 pm #

    Oh la la!! Your new furniture and curtains are so dreamy! And that rug looks awesome in there too. You got an awesome deal on those dressers!

  3. Gabbi June 14, 2012 at 1:12 pm #

    Love the new furniture you got…the lines are so pretty! Can’t wait to see the fabric in your room! 🙂

  4. Diana @ Boy + Girl June 14, 2012 at 2:49 pm #

    Wow! What a deal on the matching pieces! I love them.

  5. Karen June 22, 2012 at 11:31 am #

    Wow, those dressers are gorgeous! And what a steal….well done, the room is looking great!

  6. Mandy@Cre8iveMotives June 26, 2012 at 11:44 pm #

    Excellent deal! The dresser is to die for! I would love to score something like that 🙂

  7. Megan April 22, 2014 at 12:07 am #

    Super old post I see but I am curious if your rug ever stopped shedding!? I just got the same rug and the shedding seems endless!

    • house185 April 22, 2014 at 7:33 am #

      It did! We actually moved it to our family room where it gets much more use. It still sheds a bit, but it’s very manageable with a weekly vacuuming. No more big rug fiber tumbleweeds!

      • Megan April 22, 2014 at 11:35 am #

        Oh good!! Thank you 🙂

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