Monday, March 30, 2015

Bedroom Restyle Part 2

Do you a remember a long, long time ago when I posted about our Bedroom Restyle Part One? Well, its about two years later, but after a lot of work, we finally have Part Two and Part Three ready!!!

One reason for the long delay was that after a lot of talk (ok, maybe more like me saying "Hey, it'd be cool if we knocked down that wall."), we decided to completely remodel our bathroom/closet area.  With a husband working 70 hours a week, and me--who has no experience framing or sheet rocking-- the process took a lot longer than we had anticipated.

The theme I wanted to go with for this room was Farmhouse Glam.  I wanted some rustic elements such as planking and a barn door mixed with higher end looks like chandeliers and crystal lamps.  I even ventured out of my "decor comfort zone" and incorporated gold into the color scheme (much to my hubby's chagrin) and I love it!

So with out further ado, here it is!  Warning:  there are lots of pictures.  And some great Before/After shots because I love a good Before/ really helps you to see the progress.

As I mentioned in  Part One of the series, our Master Bedroom was the eyesore of the house.  Seriously.  Look at that...ugh!

And now when I walk in...I just smile! I love it so, so much!

You may notice that my dresser is where my Office Nook once was.  It made more sense to move our office nook into the Birch Family School Room.  Now my room is really my own, with no dedicated office or workout space, ha!

 The old window frame was a fabulous find from the Vintage Whites Market in Salt Lake City a few weeks ago. If you haven't been to a Vintage Whites Market, you need to go!! There were so many fabulous items there and it was hard to walk away after I spent my budget.  I may already be saving for next year's market...

Gold candlesticks-thrift store find | cake plate- Rod Works | Paint Color is "Notre Dame" by Valspar |  Idaho Falls Glass Temple-cake topper from my wedding | dresser-IKEA 

The "Together" wood cutout is also from the Vintage Whites Market and I got it from Adorn It's booth. I actually bought it thinking I would hang the frame around it, but when I got it all home, I found out that the "Together" slid perfectly into the slot where the glass used to be, so it is suspended in the frame.

I love the chippiness of this frame...the perfect color combo.

Picture frame and floral arrangement - Home Goods |  "Mom I love you so much" by my sweet little Jonas, who is always giving me love notes!

Its definitely my favorite corner in the room!

The bed is usually the main focus of the Bedroom, and ours was more than lack luster.  While I'd loved the sleigh bed when we were first married 10 years ago, it had long since been outdated.

So I sold the bed and used the money to purchase a new headboard...

It was a lucky find at the RC Willey outlet.  In fact, when I first looked through the headboards, this one had a "SOLD" sign on it.  I was instantly in love with it and asked a sales clerk if they'd be getting any more in.  He told me that since it was in clearance probably not.  I was heartbroken.  Then he looked it up on his computer and told me that the people who had originally purchased it, had failed to pick it up and that I could have it!!

Planking Tutorial-House of Smiths | Gray beaded pillow-Home Goods | Sweater Pillow-IKEA | Floral Pillow-Custom Fabric order from The Black Goose Design | Comforter-Target

The Ivory color is perfect and I love, love, love the tufting!

Of course it was time for "grown-up" nightstands and lamps!

Nightstands-Target | Lamps- Gordman's | Picture Frame-Rod Works | Clock- inherited from my Grandma

This clock is one of my most treasured possessions.  It belonged to my Grandma, and I can still remember sitting in her living room as a little girl, and being enthralled with the moving pendents on the bottom.  It was a great honor to inherit it when she passed on.

His side of the bed.

I also got rid of the lovely purple sash and added these beautiful embroidered curtains.

Curtains-Target | Curtain Rod- IKEA

Above the bed we updated the builder grade "boob light" ( Ha! I know I'm not the only one who calls them that!) to this chandelier from Home Depot. It adds the perfect touch of glam and class to the room.  Its also a great focal point.

My elliptical is now gone and living in my basement.  While it was super handy to just roll out of bed and workout, I think I like how the wall looks now better!

This wall is still pretty barren as we are planning to have baby girl room in with us for the first 4-6 months.

Right now my Halo Bassinest is there, right below my Sunburst mirror from Lowe's. Yes, Lowe's!

 I've saved the best for last! So, I talked about knocking down a wall.  Well, here is what the room looked like before, with separate doors for my closet and bathroom.

And here it is (again!) with just one new door centered in the middle!

Big props go to my husband for knocking down the walls, reframing the new door, rewiring the lights, sheet rocking, taping and texturing the wall, and building (yes he did!) the new door. I'm so excited about this door and everyone who has seen it can't believe that he built it.  I'll be sharing the tutorial with you later, but I'll tell you that this door has NO joints or seams on the front!

I love the functionality of this door! It still closes off our bathroom/closet, but it also adds a great architectural feature to the room.

Barn door hanging kit-Home Depot | Door handle-Lowe's | Door-custom built 

Whew! Well that's about it for now!  I'm so thrilled to have our own little sanctuary...which is what a Master Bedroom should be.  After it was all put together, my husband and I just sat in there, not wanting to leave.

I hope you enjoyed the Restyle, and I'll be back next week with a tour of the bathroom/closet area!

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Seeing Pink

Things are about to get a little more girly around our house...

and a little more pink!

We are finally going to be adding a sweet baby girl to our brood of boys and we are all so excited. I kind of think my boys don't really know what's coming.  One of my sons said to me "So are we going to have Barbies in our house? Weird!" Ha! And you'll probably be talked into playing dolls and dress up with her too!

 I have so so many projects I've been saving up "just in case" we did get our little girl one day.  The one I'm most excited about is restoring an old miniature cupboard I had when I was a little girl. I bought some coral colored paint about a year ago and purchased some crystal knobs for it, and now I finally get to tear into it! I'm also excited to jump into the world of headbands, bows, and dresses and can't wait to show you guys some items I'll be making for her.

I've also been stashing some of my favorite coral colored fabrics and can't wait to use them on a Mini Swoon.  I'm hoping these mini quilt blocks go together quickly because its probably going to take a lot of them to make a lap sized quilt.  Its been much too long since I made a quilt and I am excited to have a reason to pull everything out again.

I also have a bunch of projects winding down around here and have spent the afternoon editing pictures... so hopefully I'll have a few new tutorials up on here next week.  Also, our Bedroom Restyle is FINALLY almost done (I'm just waiting on a new sink and granite counter top to arrive....hurry up!) and I'll be sharing some pictures of some upgrades we've that plank wall in the above picture... and a source list of products we used.  There'll be some good before and after shots too, because who doesn't like a good Before/After comparison?