.

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Bedroom Update!!!

Update, Update, Read all about it. Well I guess Look all about it, cuz there will be way more photos then words in this post. Cuz lets just be honest.. tha its what we love the most.  Soooo...We are FINISHED, yes FINISHED with the chair rail, caulked, painted, touched up... DONE!


The entire bedroom is not exactly done, I still have a bit more to touch up... new light switch covers, some bamboo blinds for the windows, art work on the walls, re-do a craigslist chair I bought...etc. But the focal point is totally done!

BEFORE: the bedroom had an awkward layout because of the odd third window behind the bed. It never looked "right".
(EWWWWWWWW)
The only way the bed wasn't in front of the window was if it was too close to the closet door that opened outward. Also, moving it away from the window meant it was closer to the door, and the room is already small enough without being forced to walk straight into a bed.



For an entire year I had no idea what to do with this un-masterful "Master Bedroom". Then I realized I could cover the entire wall with fabric. That was my bedrooms saving grace. My inspiration was for it to feel like a hotel, a get-a-way in our own house.Remember my dreamy white fabric inspiration post about my bedroom?



With that being said... we finally finished the chair rail in the bedroom and hall. (The guest room hasn't been painted at all).
Here is a shot of our little hall, which is about one shade lighter than the bedroom paint....
After we finished painting the bedroom we got busy with our "focal point" of the room.


 I bought some fabric from a local discount fabric store for $3 a yard. I bought 15 yards and sewed the tops so they could slide onto the cheapo curtain rods I bought for about $10.
I didn't even paint the wall that has curtains on it, because well who's gonna see it!??!? Plus, I'm lazy.  We had to cover up the curtain rods so...

With some advice from Vanessa at This & That (I'm sure your sick of me talking about her) I used a 1x6 board painted the same color of the wall, attached it to the ceiling with L brackets.She told me this is what they did in her room. Thanks Vanessa.

 Ryan held it up while I screwed it in. I'm so immature, cuz that sounded really dirty... kinda. Sorry this post is no longer PG.
Then we put away all the tools, threw away the drop cloths with all the mess on them, and washed the bedding, spruced up the room... and TA-DA....

AFTER

In the corner I put and chair that I purchased from craigslist for $20! I need to paint and reupholster it still....

More to Come!

33 comments:

  1. It looks really great. I love all of your decor ideas!

    ReplyDelete
  2. Such a huge difference!!! It looks amazing! Great job!!

    ReplyDelete
  3. WOW! What a transformation! I love it!

    Hannah

    ReplyDelete
  4. Fabulous Karli. It looks amazing, and oddly enough I love the craigslist chair as is. But you will surely make it look awesome.

    ReplyDelete
  5. Looks like a wonderful oasis - your own lovely little getaway! I will stick my nose in and suggest you wash the curtains a couple of times a year to control dust and other allergens.

    I love how hanging those curtains has completely balanced that wall - great job!

    ReplyDelete
  6. You are a project maniac! I can't believe how different that room looks now. So serene! I love your garden stool by that awesome chair!

    ReplyDelete
  7. Holy crap Karli! It looks so gorgeous!!! Thats not boring neutral...thats calm and restful neutral. And the black accents totally make it pop! I'm loving the fabric wall behind the bed...looks really lux and totally fits the space!

    ReplyDelete
  8. I love it!! What a great idea. I used to have a house built in 1939 and it had weird window placements too. But it had so much character. I love all your doors and the handles too. I never could figure out what to do with my bedroom. This would have been fabulous!! I love your site...great inspiration. What is your paint color? I am looking for a good neutral.

    ReplyDelete
  9. KARLI!!!!!! IT LOOKS AMAZING!!!!

    ReplyDelete
  10. COME TO MY HOUSE!!!!!!!!!!!! One of my goals is to make our Master a "getaway Retreat" similar to yours. This is just lovely!
    Sarah
    HandbagsnPigtails.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  11. Hi Karli-

    What an elegant transformation. So ingeniuos to hide the window that way. The soft folds of the fabric, the colors you chose and how you accessorized make the room perfectly and elegantly comfortable-a haven away from the stress of daily living. It's the way a bedroom should be.

    My best- Diane

    ReplyDelete
  12. Wow Wow Wow! It looks beautiful and so elegant! You did an amazing job!
    XO
    Kristin

    ReplyDelete
  13. WOW! It looks like a hotel suite. Amazing. I love the curtain wall...totally fabulous.

    ReplyDelete
  14. what a calming room! I never would have thought of the wood w/ L brackets.

    ReplyDelete
  15. you are a freaking genius!

    ReplyDelete
  16. it looks AMAZING!! really! the curtain is THE thing, the room really looks like hotel one now, but in a good sense. and i like the wall color and can't wait to see pictures and other details that are yet to come. good work!

    ReplyDelete
  17. Absolutely beautiful transformation, and what a simple fix for such a huge design problem. Great job.

    ReplyDelete
  18. It looks so elegant! Gorgeous!

    ReplyDelete
  19. Wow that is a gorgeous room! I love what you have done with the space! Thanks for showing it off with a little how to :)

    ReplyDelete
  20. Amazing! Great job! And I love the two of you are smiling in all your pictures! Smiles are not usually easy to come by when we do projects together! lol. Love it! thanks for sharing!

    ReplyDelete
  21. loving this too!! wowza, great makeover! i'm off to check out vanessa's blog too!
    xoxo

    ReplyDelete
  22. Dang karli!!!!! That looks so awesome, cannot wait to see it in person!

    ReplyDelete
  23. Gorgeous - wish i had an "odd" window to cover

    ReplyDelete
  24. holy crapola! The whole room looks amazing. The drapes are the Pièce de résistance :)

    ReplyDelete
  25. What design!!!! Gorgeous. Oh, and I love the styling, too.

    ReplyDelete
  26. Your after picture is absolutely GORGEOUS!!! LOVE what you've done! Found your site through a friend's recommendation, and have so enjoyed it!

    ReplyDelete
  27. omg, it looks absolutely amazing. Your blog might be my new fav. place to come for decor ideas :-)

    Love it!
    xo.

    ReplyDelete
  28. WOW, that looks so chic and fresh! I am really enjoying your blog and your post really did make me LOL.

    ReplyDelete
  29. That is a great transformation! I had a peek at your older post to see the 'before' and wow!it just gives off a totally new personality for the room. You truly transformed your space. It's gorgeous!Great ideas!thanks for sharing.

    ReplyDelete

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...