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Modern Rustic Master Bedroom Makeover

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Hi friends, sorry I’ve been a bit MIA from the blog lately… The fact that I’m not around sharing as much doesn’t mean I’m not doing as much DIY and home design – I just have less time to write about it! In fact, I feel like we’re doing MORE of that stuff than normal right now, leading me to be too busy to document all of it. Please forgive me and keep following along! We have today’s amazing reveal to share with you, a potential fireplace makeover, a kitchen makeover and a One Room Challenge bathroom makeover all on our list for the next two months!! Talk about crazy! But I just can’t say no to a good makeover… They’re so much fun!! And the reveal at the end of all the hard work is ALWAYS worth it. 😉

With that being said, I’m really looking forward to sharing this master bedroom makeover with you all – not just because it’s so beautiful but also because it was for one of my favorite people!

 Back in May, a good friend of mine asked me about helping her makeover her bedroom. She is due to have a baby in a few weeks, and since she is planning to have the baby in a Birth Center (meaning she and baby will come home 4-12 hours after the birth), all of her friends and family will likely be meeting her new baby girl in their master bedroom. Her room hadn’t been decorated since they moved in (as you’ll see below in the before pictures it was simply furnished with a bed and a few mismatched dressers) and she was dreaming of something modern with a touch of rustic. We spent a few hours looking over inspiration ideas on Pinterest, talked through her budget, and discussed how much we wanted to take on as DIY projects versus buying. Luckily, both of our husbands (and even her in-laws!) were willing to help us with the project so we had lots of hands working on it. 🙂

The budget for this makeover wasn’t huge, so we did as much of it DIY as we could to cut on costs. Like I tell all my friends (and followers), a nice bedroom shouldn’t have to cost a ton – and everyone deserves to LOVE their bedroom! If you want my help giving your bedroom a facelift, please don’t hesitate to reach out! I was thinking it would be fun to try and do one of these every few months… 🙂


Ok, here’s what the room looked like when we initially met:

bedroom makeover

bedroom makeover

We started by painting the room a nice pale gray rather than the dark slate blue it was previously. It’s amazing how much brighter a room can feel just from painting it!

Welcome to her new modern rustic master bedroom retreat…

bedroom makeover

The mirror right inside the door and the black chest at the end of the bed were both DIY makeovers with paint – I got both at estate sales for just $1 and $15, respectively. We installed new recessed lighting and I love the black flush-mount light she chose, the glass panes in it add the perfect amount of “fancy” to the room and are matched by the diamond pattern of the grouped black mirrors.

Her husband really wanted to have some stained wood in the room’s design, so we went with a stained headboard and side tables. He also suggested (and I’m so glad he did!) that we stain the tops of the dressers to match.

The two dressers were given to them in a pretty rough/unsightly state, but with a bit of hard work they turned out beautiful! We sanded and stained the tops, and painted both the base and the hardware.

My friend found this large canvas print at Hobby Lobby – isn’t it lovely?? I really like the way it ties all the colors together and still gives a feminine touch to the room with the blush tones in it.

One corner of their room has a nook for their bathroom vanity, so of course we had to give it a freshen up too. 😉 We painted the cabinetry, added hardware, spray painted the light fixture and changed out the mirror.

My husband built both the headboard and side tables. If you missed it, I posted a DIY tutorial for the headboard last week. Building instructions for the X side-tables coming soon!

We got the bedside lamps at an antique store months ago – they ended up working great with the floating side tables and tall headboard!

The other piece of art we got from Hobby Lobby is this simple verse regarding love. It fills this wall perfectly and its gold frame and font look great with the rest of the decor.

The closet sits across from her bed and has two large mirrored doors. Rather than removing those doors and replacing them with solid, we chose to leave them since the mirrors made the room feel larger. To dress up that side of the room, we hung these beautiful gray and white patterned curtains on either side of the closet doors.

Here is a before/after side-by-side!

And there you have it, my sweet friend’s new, beautiful room. 🙂 I hope you enjoyed this makeover as much as we did! My friend loves this room so much that she couldn’t help crying when we were finishing up! Honestly, I’d do a million late nights of painting to bring joy like that to people’s lives. It’s helping friends like her that motivates me to say yes to anyone that asks us for help!

I’ve listed the sources below – please let me know if I’ve missed something you’re interested in.


Black Light Fixture: Home Depot
Curtains: Lowe’s (Gray/White) and Lowe’s (Dark Gray)
Chest and Vanity Hardware: Lowe’s
Faux Sheepskin Rug: Hobby Lobby
Bedskirt: Amazon
Gray Throw and Cream Throw: Pottery Barn (Similar Gray Throw Here and Cream Throw Here)
Headboard and Bedside Tables: DIY and DIY
Natural/White Baskets: Hobby Lobby
Large Canvas: Hobby Lobby
Gold “Love” Print, Cement/White Plant Container and Faux Plant: Hobby Lobby (Not sold online)
Bathroom Mirror: Gift
Hexagon Mirror, Chest, Gold Lamps, Dressers, Bathroom Light Fixture: Thrifted/DIY Makeovers


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