I had SO much fun re-doing our wretched master bedroom this month.
Okay, maybe it wasn’t “fun” while we were doing it, but I like to tell myself it was worth it, and like my wedding, I plan to erase the memories of me crying over the bad stuff and replace them with the word “fun.”
So I’ve already told you how we chose the color pallet and used Sherwin-Williams paints. There’s still time to enter to win $100 to Sherwin-Williams over on this post (where you can also see more before pics of the room) and this post.
Now, I’m going to tell you a little more about the rest of the room. And then I’m going to give one of you lots of cool stuff to makeover your own room! Get excited!
The focal point of the room is this gorgeous headboard Scott designed and built himself, using leftover pieces of our red oak hardwood floor. The same stuff we used to build our dining room table. We will be using up the rest of that for many projects to come! This will eventually become an entire bed frame, complete with footboard, and we plan to get plans for it up over here. But don’t hold your breath. It’s going to take a while.
Here’s a pic of the headboard in progress, to give you more of an idea of the detail (and the awful paint color we had before… and the sad bedding). He’s really so effing talented.
The duvet and shams are from Cassa Decor – the Letto Studio line by Kassatex. White. I know. I know! But the thing is? I love it. It’s bright and brings in some much needed contrast to the dark gray walls. It provides a lovely backdrop for the rest of the pillows, and (please don’t hate me for this, eco-friends) if it gets really gross, we can bleach it. The quality is like something from a high-end hotel. I’ve always said I want a “hotel” room for our room. Who doesn’t love fresh, crisp, soft bedding?
And about those pillows. I may not sew much, but I have sewn many a pillow cover in my day. They’re nothing but straight lines, so I feel very accomplished when I tackle them.
I headed to my favorite Dallas fabric store- City Craft- for inspiration. Once again, they helped me pick out some fantastic, coordinating (but not too matchy matchy) fabrics that I turned into pillow covers of all sizes. The body pillow cover is made from this glorious Driftwood Slate faux bois, and the others are made with a tartan and a Historic Tile print from the Joel Dewberry Notting Hill line.
That lovely frame above the bed? It’s by Poppy Tree Frames. Not familiar? Prepare to fall in love. If you’re already in love, you know the obsession of which I speak. That’s a Nebula collage frame in Little Boy Blue. It holds 2 5x7s and one 8×10. I originally purchased it to put actual pictures in, but I love the way the scraps of fabric tie the whole room together.
We also brought in new carpet, and a white Hemnes dresser from Ikea (previously in Leyna’s room). I mentioned before that we’ve had those side tables for ages, and we painted them white and added new hardware. The table lamps were a clearance buy at Target last summer.
I can’t giveaway everything that went into making over our bedroom, but I think I can give one of you a great start on making over your own. In total, I’ve got over $450 in prizes for one lucky (US resident) winner. Here’s the good stuff:
One Letto Studio Duvet and Shams (any size and color) or $250 toward any Kassatex brand bedding you choose from Cassa Decor
$100 credit to City Craft (www.citycraftonline.com) for fabrics of your choice
$100 credit to Poppy Tree Frames for frame(s) of your choice
Also, I’m throwing in a priceless, autographed copy of my good friends’ book Guide To Baby Sleep Positions, by the hilarious duo at HowToBeADad.com Charlie and Andy. Because here’s the deal: Now that our room is the comfiest in the house, we couldn’t keep the kids out if we guarded it with wild pigs. They both find their way into our bed most nights. So this book is basically the story of my life right now, and it seemed an appropriate addition to the prize pack.
Ready to enter? GO RAFFLECOPTER GO!
Disclosure- Cassa Decor provided the duvet and shams for me at no cost. All other products discussed in this post I purchased myself.