Wednesday, April 2, 2014

One Room Challenge Week 1 - Master Bedroom




The One Room Challenge is on again - 20 bloggers, 1 room, 6 weeks!!  Welcome back if you followed along last time with my library/dining room and the drama of the painted white floors.  If you're new to my blog, glad you're here!  As always, a huge thank you to Linda of Calling it Home for being the kick-in-the-pants I need to finish off a room.  This time it is our much neglected master bedroom.  So here goes - 


This is the entrance to our bedroom.   The original door was to the left - which left it looking out through the hall into our living room.  So, years ago we moved the door to the right, giving up a closet in the process but gaining more privacy.



As is today.  Pale blue linen drapes, raffia covered headboard and Pier 1 shutters covering the wonky small window on that wall.


Random nightstands and art that doesn't make the grade.   Please notice the the upper right piece - the art slipped down years ago and it's stayed there every since :)


The view from the window.  Door on the far left is to the master bathroom.  Unpainted closet doors to the right.


CAN YOU BELIEVE I'M SHOWING YOU THIS?!!  Yes, this is the wall of mismatched dressers and the second closet with DIY doors covered in raffia.  Ok, I'm now just noticing a knob is missing!  (it's my husband's closet...)   To the left of the closet is the door/vestibule area from the first picture I showed.

As you can tell, we're not good at keeping our dresser surfaces looking good.  I've decided to completely get rid of them and replace them with wall storage instead.   So here's the list of planned changes:

- Install 14" deep Ikea Pax cabinets on this wall.  
- Paint walls and ceiling.
- Change the drapes, using this fabric, Donghia Stella,  I've been holding onto forever.  Hard to see here but there's a faint lilac in the pattern.
- Recover the headboard in a gray mohair.
- Find a bench for the foot of the bed.
- New bedside tables
- New lamps and art for the room

Here are two rooms I'm using as inspiration:




Now I'm off to check out what this amazing group of bloggers Linda has pulled together has planned for this round of the #OneRoomChallenge!


48 comments:

Nancy {at} powellbrower at home said...

Michelle, love your inspiration rooms and that fabric! It's going to look fantastic and give you that beautiful retreat you deserve. Best of luck! xo Nancy

Ashley said...

It should come as no surprise that I very excited about your direction. The drapery fabric is so warm and lively that it will add a lot to the room.

Can't wait to see you work your magic, Michele.

Lisa @ Shine Your Light said...

Your changes sound great Michelle. Looking forward to seeing your room transformation!

Christine Dovey said...

That fabric is beyond...so so pretty and I love the idea of the mohair headboard- heaven! This is going to be gorgeous!

therelishedroost said...

Looks like a fabulous place to start with great fabric, it will look so wonderful when you are done!

Beth Connolly said...

I love mohair - what a great choice. This is going to be fun to follow!

Paige Minear said...

Your blog is a new find for me and I am so excited!! Your master will be amazing and I can't wait to follow along!!! xo

Debra Phillips said...

this will be a huge transformation, cannot wait to follow michele!

Hartwood Roses said...

I wish you the very best of luck with your bedroom project. Our master bedrooms always seem to get put off and put off, and it's great to see that you are putting attention to yours! Your inspirations and choices so far look wonderful.

Calypso In The Country said...

I pinned that inspiration room and I can't wait to watch your changes take place!
-Shelley

kate@willowinteriors said...

This is going to look gorgeous! Love your inspiration photos! Good luck!

Mary Ann at classic•casual•home said...

This is exciting! You will make it a beautiful retreat.

Teresa Hatfield ~ Splendid Sass said...

I know that you are excited, and I look forward to following along, Michele.
Teresa
xoxo

Elizabeth @ The Little Black Door said...

That fabric is the perfect jumping off point. Devine. And your plan is spot on. I can't wait see it come together!

erin williamson said...

That fabric is yummers. I feel confident this will be a winner!

Kerry Steele- Design du Monde said...

The inspiration is great and I love your plans for a calm, restful look.

pam {simple details} said...

Michelle, those inspiration rooms are gorgeous and a mohair headboard just sounds so luxurious!! Can't wait to see what you create with the fabric!

House of Pemberley said...

I love that Donghia fabric. This room will be great. So excited to see how it turns out.

alison giese Interiors said...

Windows behind beds are always tricky, but I love where you're going with this. Can't wait!
ag

ArchitectDesign™ said...

it's a dramatic before which makes the after so much better! can't wait to see how it turns out.

ArchitectDesign™ said...

PS -and at least you made the bed ;-)

Row homes and Cobblestones said...

Your two inspirational rooms are stunning, can't wait to see your reveal of your undated and fabulous bedroom.
Vera

Andrea said...

Your master bedroom looks just like ours at the moment... I think it might be next on my list! I LOVE your inspirational images for this transformation, and that Donghia fabric is STUNNING!! This room is going to look amazing, I cannot wait to follow along!

XOXO,
The Glam Pad

Albertina M. Cisneros said...

I love the inspiration images. The fabric is beautiful! I can't wait to see the headboard!

Pat said...

How are you going to address the heat/ac vent where you put in cabinets?

Jessie said...

Beautiful inspirations! Lovely plans, I can't wait to see the transformation!

Jessie
www.mixandchic.com

Elisa of Fancy Free Me said...

Glad to know i'm not the only one with a neglected bedroom. Makes me want to get mine in shape too! Can't wait to follow along.

My Notting Hill said...

Pat - Hi. The section with the upper vent is going to be open shelving. The bottom vent won't be covered but there will doors in front of it. We keep that one closed and rely on the upper one for heat and a/c. There are 2 other vents in the room too.

Ashlina Kaposta said...

Oooooooh. I've been dying to see another bedroom makeover, this one is going to be so rich! Can't wait to see how it turns out.
xoxo
ashlina
thedecorista.com

Vel Criste said...

Your inspirations and fabrics are gorgeous so I bet this room will turn out beautiful in the end! Good luck!

Carrie @ Cosy Carolina Interiors said...

Great plans and FAB inspiration images! I can't wait to see it all come together! :)

Linda {Calling it Home} said...

I have a piece of art just like yours :). Your space is great and the light is good. I am in love with your inspiration pictures. My husband would never have noticed that a knob was missing.

Reichel Broussard said...

Your bedroom is going to be so peaceful and sophisticated! I'm loving it already!

nancy foley said...

Love your honesty & guts for showing "before" photos. We've all been there. The inspiration rooms are great!

nancy@nancyfoleydesigns.com

Karena Albert said...

Michele I can see where you are going and from the inspiration rooms, I know your bedroom will be amazing!

xoxo
Karena
2014 Artists Series

mrs. V | Chez V said...

This is going to be one dramatic makeover. Anxious to see the Pax install come to life as I am considering something similar. That fallen piece of art work in the frame is priceless. Cracked me up. Love it.

Tobe | BIA said...

haha. i thought the same thing about showing my space. your inspiration is incredible. can't wait to see it come together!

M.Haff said...

Just saw very cool quilted door on Design Sponge. since you have flat doors I think you can do it!Just a thought.
http://www.designsponge.com/2014/03/diy-project-upholstered-door.html

SHERRY HART said...

Don't we always neglect our bedrooms! We need the ORC to kick our butts into gear. Here is to hoping we can finish:)

The Pink Pagoda said...

I could do my bedroom as well, but am overwhelmed by the thought! I'll love watching you transform yours. It's going to be beautiful!

Nichole Gabriel said...

LOVE that last one! Can't wait to see the end result! :)



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vicki archer said...

Love the rooms you're using as inspiration…I can just imagine how fabulous it will look!…Can't wait to see it!…xv

http://vickiarcher.com

Summer Hogan said...

I love the plan for your bedroom and can't wait to see how it turns out! I love this challenge and I'm linking up my deck! I also love the idea of the ikea shelves!

cindy hattersley design said...

I love that you are "keeping it real" and showing how it really looks! Looks like my house! Love your inspiration!

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sarah sofia knepp said...

Love your style! Can't wait to see what you do from ORC newbie!

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