Master Bedroom Reveal As Promised!!!
I Can’t Believe it!!!
The Master Bedroom make-over has been finished for a couple months and I just realized that I have not shown you the complete results, …..just bits and pieces.
But then, is a make-over ever, ever really over or finished?
Not for me.
But I will leave one of the remaining thoughts or ideas up for you, my dear readers’ comments.
More on that later.
Below are the Before pics…..the first one was at Christmas time 2 years ago.
The second pic is a before pic… of the wild animal theme.
As you may (or may-not) remember….the Master Bedroom walls were a very light beige with taupe colored woodwork.
The floors are bamboo and the maple plantation shutters match the floor.
When we moved to Florida, we were fortunate that our furniture went pretty well with the house. So much so, that many people thought we had bought all new furniture, which we had not.
But it was time for a change.
The living room/dining room and kitchen areas are a light gray…Sherwin Williams Agreeable gray with Sherwin Williams bright white woodwork.
We painted this area in June of last year.
Of course when I say we…..I mean the Captain, although I did paint a lot of the woodwork. Remember when I got stuck behind the cabinet and couldn’t get out?. To see that story, click on this link.
It started with repainting the living/dining/kitchen a light gray and all the woodwork bright white.
But when entering the Master bedroom from the newly lightened brightened living area….I felt it was time for a change there too.
So we…..meaning the Captain…painted the walls Sherwin Williams marshmallow white and the woodwork the same bright white as in the living area and kitchen.
I LOVED it!
I believe I mentioned that I was going to approach the Captain with painting all the beautifully maple stained bedroom furniture. I wasn’t sure how he would react, but I truly believe that the days of NEVER painting stained wood are gone. That used to be taboo….but no more.
The pic above is before I painted the headboard and before I added a chenille bedspread.
Surprisingly, the Captain agreed with me and so I set about painting the bed frame, armoire, and two side tables with Annie Sloan white chalk paint.
So here is the result of the make-over for the Master.
You will notice that I left off the foot board and replaced it with a bench I took from the living room.
I loved the result and so did the Captain!! You will notice that the “whites” do not match and I believe that is what makes it pleasing to the eye. There are several shades of white and beige in this room.
The Master Bedroom is now sporting a light and airy coastal look and because it is mostly white…I can change up the colors, by simply adding a throw or pillows or even a duvet.
The cool or calming blues and whites are wonderful for my Summer theme.
You will notice Jesse James photo bombed the pic…and yes, he is white naturally. 🙂 . Didn’t have to do a thing with him.
However, I am going to paint the ceiling fan white.
When living in Florida, we really need our ceiling fans as we open our homes completely up to the outdoors, so it will not be replaced with a chandelier. (However, I do have a chandelier in my walk in closet)
The pictures can easily be exchanged for an even different look.
This is looking toward the living room (left door) and the right door is leading to the Master bath.
A couple of comfy chairs are in a reading “nook”….and because we moved the king size bed to another wall…there is room for two chairs rather than one on each side of the bed.
More cozy for our quiet time together or for both of us to sit and read, or I can finish knitting that light blanket that is calling my name. The knitting basket is sitting between the chairs to remind me.
The two chairs have slip covers which I love. IF they get soiled, pop them off and into the washer…or change the look completely with a different color.
They are a very heavy fabric and I believe will last a long time.
I used a jute rug placed on the diagonal to separate the reading nook from the rest of the bedroom.
The very large basket to the left holds the extra pillows when we are ready to go to bed.
The lamp’s base is white rope adding to the nautical coastal look.
So you may ask what is the opinion I need from you, dear friends?
Should we replace the maple plantation shutters with white plantation shutters?
When we painted the living area, the dark mahogany shutters stood out like a sore thumb, so we had them replaced with white plantation shutters.
Now…we are trying to decide if we should leave the maple shutters to break up the “white everything”, and they tie into the bamboo floors.
Or, should we replace with white plantations to go along with the coastal theme?
Help us by commenting, please.
What would you suggest? Keep the maple plantations or replace with white??
Have a great and wonderful day….after commenting !!! 🙂
Hi Kari – it looks so lovely. What a transformation and I so love the calm coastal feel/look. As for the shutters, you could introduce a couple of maple items, or my choice would be to theme them with a faded chalk blue make over. But I’m sure you will probably go with the white and it will look stunning.
I’m not sure when the extra pillows hit the USA designer look, but they would come in handy for a pillow fight.. Personally I’d hate the take them off… put them back… chore and I’m not sure they fit the “5s” criteria now. That said they are lovely for a splash of statement color and it is all a matter of personal taste.
I hope you now have time to relax and enjoy the calm oasis you have created.
Hugs from across the pond… where the sun is actually shining..
Thank you for your input Ross….I do like the idea of a faded chalk blue. It is something to think about. I am always open to suggestions
The extra pillows are a love/dislike relationship. The large basket holds them, if you stack properly and it helps when the Captain is home to “assist” with this task.
Confession time….when he is flying, I simply move all the pillows to his side of the bed, atop the perfectly made side of the bed. haha .
My kids have always wondered how I never mess up that side of the bed, and still manage to sleep. I guess I rarely move while sleeping….lol…but it also helps that there are TWO beds under the illusion of one large King, which work independently of one another. We like the fact that we can raise and lower head and feet with these sleep number hospital-type beds.
And it is so much easier to make the bed in the mornings because I have just one side to make, and I pull the extra pillows back to my side, leaving the original pillows as they were placed on his side.
I am taking the time to enjoy this coastal room, perhaps too much. In the early mornings, I find myself still in my Jammies with my cuppa hot tea on the table, reading a book or magazine. Yet another “spot” for a quiet time.
Thanks for stopping by. Hugs right back at ya!