Friday, July 6, 2012

The Master Bedroom

So, after almost 11 years of marriage, we’re finally getting a grown-up room!

We’ve never done much with our room, ok pretty much nothing. There was always something else we would rather buy, or we plain didn’t care because we didn’t spend a lot of time in our room. I am so glad we made the choice to finally make this room ours and a place we enjoy being in!

Let’s start off with the before, when we knew we had to paint in there, the colors were awful! At least to me they were. Someone out there might like this dark chocolate brown on the walls, but not me, or Jake.

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First order of business was to paint! I choose Pebble Gray by Glidden, but had them color match it to Behr paint. We choose Behr because it has the duo – primer and paint – and was recommended to us by the paint person at Home Depot. She ensured it would help cover the dark brown without excess paint. True to her word it worked perfectly!

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I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this color! It is so calming and just plain gorgeous!

So, once we did all the painting, and the white trim, we picked up a comforter set at…of all places…Wal-Mart! I saw it online and fell in love with it and knew it would be perfect in our room. We are still putting this room together, including getting things on the walls, etc. but this room makes me so happy when I walk into it.

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As you can see the walls are bare, but I have a plan for that back wall. I just need to order something and then I can get started on it! ;) Also, Jake’s nightstand is pretty bare…still working on that one too.

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The bedding is the Orkasi set, and I added in the black pillow cases with the extra pillows.

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My nightstand has a few things on it, but still playing around with that one as well.

Our dressers are side by side (IKEA) and are currently holding some miscellaneous things that will end up on my vanity once we bring that up here. Also, I’ll end up doing something above the dressers, but Jake is thinking about mounting a tv over them…we’ll see what we end up with before I make any crazy decisions. ;)

I also wanted to share a couple pictures of the master bathroom. When I found the bedding set I also found a shower curtain that totally matched! I believe it’s called the Shadow Leaf shower curtain by Home Trends (same makers of the bedding set).

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I still need to get towels in here, but at least we have a cute shower curtain! We only had ONE bathroom in our old house, so now having three, yes THREE full bathrooms, is like heaven. It’s been so fun to get new bathroom things!

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The little planter thing on the back of the toilet came from my mother-in-law. She went to a wedding and they gave her one of the centerpieces, which she gave to me. It had crystals hanging all over the branches, red crystals in the bottom, and big red flowers in the middle. Definitely cute for a wedding, but a bit much for me. So I stripped it down to the twigs and the awesome black sand in the bottom. The vase itself is gorgeous and I think it makes a great accent to the bathroom décor.

As you can see, I still have a long ways to go in this room, like adding in a little bit of red, and getting stuff on the walls, but like I’ve been saying this week it’s all about taking my time and making it work.

I am so happy to have this little oasis and a nice retreat!

2 comments:

Ladybug Designs said...

This looks really good Kandi. I love the colors. Ya did good!!!

Barb Turpin said...

Congratulations on your new home! What fun getting to decorate all new!