It’s finally here! The reveal of our Master Bedroom Makeover for the One Room Challenge!
To begin with, I’d like to thank Linda Weinstein, and all the folks of the One Room Challenge & Better Homes & Gardens, who make this event possible. It’s inspiring, exciting and exhausting all wrapped up into one!
I’d also like to thank my “partner in DIY,” Scott, for always supporting me through my crazy ideas about the evolution of our home. And, to my children, who almost-patiently put up with my constant need for sanding, painting and moving every decor piece in our home, on the regular.
I’m not starting slow…you want to see the before & after, right?
We’ve come a long way in the past 7 years, huh?
And, even from just eight weeks ago, we are lightyears beyond where we were…
It Started with Organization
Becoming more organized and getting rid of anything extra was the key to starting this project the right way. It took time, but it’s been well worth it!
I moved furniture, swapped dressers with kids, rearranged and organized!
I did some major car loads of stuff to donation centers. And, the whole process is still not done–is it ever?
Moving the furniture out of this space made it feel open & airy. Plus, having swapped with the kids, we now have the right storage for their vast amounts of clothes in smaller rooms where the highboy dressers are better put to use.
The best part of all? The room stays clean, pretty much all the time now. Laundry is the only thing I add in this space, but being un-cluttered, folding gets done faster–I’ve even been able to keep up and put it away for weeks now!
The Design Details
I’ll try my best to provide you with all of the details for what we did here, much of it can be found in Instagram story highlights. But, please feel free to reach out with questions!
The Honeycomb Shelves
If you want to see the process of the honeycomb shelves, I actually published an article dedicated to how this vision went from start to finish.
Quick note: The plants are mostly from the clearance section of Lowe’s…y’all know how much I love rescuing almost-dead plants. But, many of these were in great shape, and I bought them all for $1-$3 a piece, some even came with planters, which is a huge savings. Many of the round planters can be found on Amazon.
“Hypothetically…how do you think those shades would look with navy blue?”
All eyes turned toward me.
~ Silence ~
“I’m just asking!”
That was the beginning of the One Room Challenge Fall 2020 for me. (And, that was the moment I surprised Scott with our participation in this event!)
We had spent time pouring over window shade swatches, loving the Hunter Douglas Provenance Woven Woods collection from Skyline Window Coverings. It’s taken me a year to pick the exact color swatch I wanted.
We went with top down bottom up, and the function is amazing in this space. I get a ton of natural light since the windows are South facing, but I can block eye-level light and have privacy while the room is still wonderfully lit. We have UltraGlide for the operating system, as we couldn’t do automation with the width here if we wanted the top down feature. But, it’s super easy to use, and the cords don’t dangle for the kids to play with.
For more about the Faux Brick Wall, visit Week Four.
Bedding: Hearth & Hand Magnolia
Nightstands & Blue Accent Pillow: Homegoods
Faux Leather Pillows: Amazon
Wooden Tray, Black Gallery Frames & Striped Accent Pillow: Ikea
Wooden Love Sign: Joann
The Gallery Wall
Before the challenge, we had a gallery wall put together in this space that we loved.
But, in an effort to evolve the look, we opted for clean lines and less is more. These photos are actually from the photo shoot we had in Venice, Italy when we met up with Sio Motion in the spur of the moment.
The Opposite Wall
I went with simple wooden signs, big enough to fit the space, but not clutter it. These are from At Home.
The doors were an on-going project we tackled–one of the best aspects of doing this One Room Challenge is that you finally get around to taking care of the little details you’ve been putting off. They’re done, and I’m loving them so much that I may even tackle the other three doors in our landing sooner than later.
We always get the question, “What are you guys working on next?” Well…I have some projects up my sleeve already! One is being saved for the spring 2021 challenge, but you’ll have to stay in touch to find out more about that one!
In the mean time, we’ve got Brock’s birthday coming up, with a non-design, but HUGE surprise for the whole family (Hubs doesn’t even know yet).
And, right now? I’m ready for one long, uninterrupted, nap.