~Master Bedroom Makeover~

Living in a rental you need to be creative in your decorating. You want to spend the least amount of cash. I know many of you out there are frugalistas -so you know what I mean.

This house was stuck in the 90's with peach everywhere! The walls were screaming, begging to be painted. What is a girl to do but to painted the peach out of our master bedroom.  I chose a beautiful soothing gray-blue called Gray Whisp from Benjamin Moore. Living on the west coast where it rains alot my husband was skeptical but I love it! It is a soothing calming colour that just works wonderfully with the cream bedding and the  mostly white furniture. Every time I walk the colour makes me smile.

The armchair was an ugly 70's armchair from my childhood, you can seen more details here. I usually like dark colours but chose the light coloured dressers from Ikea (I would love some custom ones - one day). The bed frame was an Ikea as-is find for only $100 which I have had for about 6 years.  My dream is to have an upholstered headboard but can't justify that right now. Maybe I can slipcover it somehow, hmm...



~this is what our room really looks like - my hubby is a bit bike obsessed - bikes everywhere~

~I do love this print though - the Tour de France in the 20's~

The prints are family photos and a poster in frames from Ikea, Target and a yard sale. Above the bed are photos a friend took of my husband and I when we were still in college. I am looking for more prints to hang up. I have been inspired by the bare branches of the trees against the gray sky. One day when it stops raining I want to play with the camera.

The curtains were 4 panels from Linens and Things. They worked beautifully in my old house in Virginia where you have long rectangular colonial style windows. They needed to fit this wide arched window so I sewed them together, lined them and made pinch pleats. Now they look custom! I am going to show how I made them in a future post. Stay tuned...

The throw pillows are Victoria Hagen from Target in the clearance bin for $5! The lumbar pillow from Homegoods for $15. The bedding I made from sheets my mom gave to me for Christmas one year. Love the crumpled look. I used what I had and a can of paint!

Linking up to some of my favourite blogs:
 Transformation Thursday at The Shabby Chic Cottage
and to Frugal Friday at The Shabby Nest
and to Between Naps on the Porch Metamorphosis Monday
and DIY Day at A Soft Place to Land


  1. Very serene, I love the gray with the white. The two bedside lamps really create a cozy feel.
    Nice job!

  2. @Cheap Chic Home. I really like that BM color. I'm going to have to check it out. I also like how your headboard is the opposite of the window shape... I'm having a giveaway, if you get a chance come and check it out (recipe & enter. book.)

  3. It looks great! I love the wall color and your throw pillows on the bed.

  4. I love your room! I just painted over our kids' bath, which was that same peach... and felt the exact same way about it! Reminded me a lot of Florida when we lived there in the 90s... yuck. And I really want to paint my master bedroom blue-gray, or maybe just gray. It just seems like such a peaceful color. I love how yours turned out, especially with the white furniture. I've got to get hopping on mine, now! Thanks for stopping by my blog :)

  5. Beautiful makeover! I really like that blue-gray color... I might use it in our dining room that I am going to paint. It looks neat with the black and white pieces!! Great job! :)

  6. I love the paint color! I wanna jump right in that bed and take a nap. :)

    Jen @ www.jentility.com

  7. Nice color ~ I like it! I like the grayed down colors; I find them softer and great for bedrooms.

  8. Now that is an incredible choice of color. Your room came out amazing...so warm and clean and great place to unwind. Please stop by & visit. If you like what u see, don't forget to click on "Follow" & "Subscribe".

  9. I am going to put this color on my list of possible master bedroom paint colors. One of goals for 2010... paint our master. Thanks for linkin' up for my 1st Power of Paint Party!

  10. Had to share this.... was looking at your bedroom pictures, and as my hubby walked by I grabbed him to show him the gorgeous window in the first picture.... he didnt really say anything, to which I pouted... then I got to the shot with the bike in it and he said, "now THAT is awesome". Hahaha. MEN! ;)

    PS, I really love the colors, and of course... the window!

  11. I really like how the makeover turned out! Beautiful calming colour - you have a wonderful peaceful place to relax in.


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