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Our Master Bedroom Refresh Progress

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Come see what we’ve accomplished on our master bedroom refresh over the last week, including paint, DIY curtains, thrifted bedding and some decor purchases! Plus, as always, a few changes in the original design. ๐Ÿ˜‰


Hi friends! Welcome back to the second week of our master bedroom refresh series! I’m so glad you’re here to follow along as we take our outdated, boring farmhouse bedroom and transform it into a high-contrast and moody space with lots of depth and textures.

If you’re just joining us, be sure to check out last week’s post with the before pictures and our initial design plan!

I anticipate we’ll have a post next week with some small room decorating tips and then a major reveal the following week – so stay tuned!

Ok, on to the makeover progress!

Master Bedroom Refresh Progress

Like I said, we’ve made a lot of progress this week, and I’m so excited to share everything we’ve done with you.

If you’ve been following along on Instagram, you’ve likely seen in my stories documentation of all the small tasks/projects we’ve been completing that will eventually add up to the full room’s completion.

Here is a look at our mini-project list for the room from last week with the items we finished marked off:

  1. Paint dark accent wall
  2. Paint all other walls
  3. Declutter/organize my closet
  4. Make and install drop cloth curtains
  5. Make (or buy) dusty pink duvet cover
  6. Purchase throw pillows
  7. Install new night stands
  8. Fix the headboard button
  9. Build (or buy) the hidden dog bed
  10. Decide on and install decor!

So, based on our initial plan, things are just about done! Let’s dive into each piece.

The Paint

The painting is done (thank goodness!) and I LOVE the colors we chose.

The Thermal (dark accent wall) is a bit darker than I’d originally thought it would be, but I kind of like colors that vary between different colors so I’m going with it!

The Swiss Coffee (white on all other walls – left over from another project to save on cost) is a bit creamier that I expected, but I love that it gives the room a warm feeling.

I probably wouldn’t have chosen it if we were buying new paint, but I’m sorta glad it was forced upon me because now the room has a warmth it wouldn’t have otherwise had!

The Closet

OMG. My closet is perfectly organized and I am IN LOVE. Honestly, for the first time in my life, I’m actually enjoying getting dressed!

The process of decluttering and organizing it was actually super easy, it just took me actually buckling-down and doing it.

I started by sorting through EVERY single thing in the closet. Anything that didn’t fit me anymore, or did fit but I hadn’t worn in the last year, got put in a pile to get rid of.

Then, Chris bought one 4’x8′ sheet of melamine and cut it into shelves so we had enough shelving to effectively organize the items I kept.

I’m planning to write an entire post about closet decluttering/organizing – so keep an eye out for that. ๐Ÿ™‚

The Drop Cloth Curtains

The curtains are up and look fabulous!

Making the drop cloth curtains themselves was SUPER EASY – you can see my tutorial here.

I then spray painted the ring clips we already had with a lovely Vintage Gold and we installed them on a cream curtain rod we already had.

Also, did you see our curtain rod installation dilemma in my Instagram stories? Haha. It only took us 3 attempts to get them installed correctly…

The first time Chris installed them where they were in my son’s room (too close to the trim) the second time he installed them where I wanted them (but the rod wasn’t actually long enough to reach there) and then the final time is where we left them.

Real life, people! So now, I have three sets of screw holes in the sheet rock to patch up and paint. ๐Ÿ˜‰

The Bedding

I am SO excited about the bedding I found! I was pretty sure I wanted a white duvet cover and some dusty pink and cream/grey accents, but the cost of buying bedding new is just a lot on a tight budget…

So last weekend, on the way to the grocery store, I decided to swing into Goodwill and see what they had. Our Goodwill gets donations from the local Target of items they either discontinue or stop selling, so I knew they might have SOMETHING.

I seriously hit the jackpot! I was able to get (brand new, still in the packaging) a white duvet set, a blush throw, blush pillow covers and a pale grey throw pillow for under $70!!

It was seriously exactly what I’d been envisioning. LOVE finds like that.

The Dog Bed

We purchased a dog bed cushion this weekend and Chris already built the the roll-out bed frame for under our bed.

At this point, it just needs to be sanded and painted. I’m thinking of painting it black to match our bed… thoughts?

The New Ideas

Well… if you know anything about me, you know I like to add things to our task list as we go. ๐Ÿ˜‰

As is typical of these types of room makeovers, I always make my final decor decisions toward the end when the paint and fixtures are up so I know exactly how it’s all going to look together!

This, I’ve made a few new design decisions and will be adding them to our to-do list before we’re completely done.

First, I want to do something with the ceiling fan. I’m thinking about painting the entire thing black so it’s a statement.

Secondly, I want to paint the frame on our floor-standing mirror black to help it stand out against the white walls.

Thirdly, I want to install a light wood chair-rail of hooks along Chris’ side of the room like in this image:


Fourthly, I want to build and install a wood bench at the end of our bed (to tie into the wood hooks along the wall.) We’ve never had room for a bench because our dog’s bed has always been at the foot of our bed!

Fifthly, I want to make some DIY abstract canvas art like these to hang over the bed:


I love the wood frame around them!

One other thing I’m mulling over but haven’t committed to is installing a wood “valance” over the curtain rod in my closet… We’ll see!

So, at this point, our mini-task list now looks like this:

  1. Paint dark accent wall
  2. Paint all other walls
  3. Declutter/organize my closet
  4. Make and install drop cloth curtains
  5. Make (or buy) dusty pink duvet cover
  6. Purchase throw pillows
  7. Install new night stands
  8. Fix the headboard button
  9. Build (or buy) the hidden dog bed
  10. Paint the ceiling fan
  11. Paint the mirror
  12. Install hook rail
  13. Build bench
  14. Decide on and install decor!

Only a few extra tasks, but I think they’ll make a big impact on the final design!

As always, follow along on Instagram stories for real-time updates on what parts of the project we’re working on!

What do you think of my new ideas?


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