February 15, 2013

MASTER BEDROOM TRANSFORMATION

I've had quite a few visitors from pinterest to see my bedroom. We're closer now that I've shown you where I sleep, right? :) It makes me happy that you're here and I hope you are inspired to make your home just the way you want it. 

I'd love to have you visit me at my food blog Carrot Bowl, where I eat mostly veggies with a few indulgences (yes to Cherry Chocolate Chip Bars!), and showcase regular people who are inspiring (think 74-year-old woman who runs 4 miles everyday at the track). 
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The day has officially arrived to reveal our master bedroom!  I'm really excited and love what we've been able to do.  It's definitely been a process, but I kinda love that part of decorating.  

I'm sure it will continue to change in small ways, but I feel like the bulk of things is done for now.  Just as a before and after, here's what our room looked like before we moved in.  Nice and blank.  Well, nice except for the wall color.  In case you're wondering, that is Camelback by Sherwin Williams.


We'd never lived in a place where our bedroom was solely devoted to our bed!  Totally novel idea.  Coming from grad school, our bedroom was used as the storage unit, the office, the closet, and the bedroom.  Moving to our home we've definitely enjoyed the space.  Just last month we celebrated our house's 2nd birthday.


I thought a blue would be nice in the bedroom.  You can see plenty of blue walls in bedrooms on my pinterest board.  But then again, you can also see plenty of grays.  I leaned toward the blue.  It did not go quite as I envisioned.   


It was a little too "little boy" for a master bedroom.  It didn't feel cozy or inviting.  I also tried the bed in front of the window.  It opened up the room in different ways that I kinda liked, but at the same time the flow didn't quite work as well.  Add that to no place for a headboard and the idea was hacked.  


Welcome to the real paint color.  This is Dorian Gray by Sherwin Williams.  It's a blue gray and I think it looks cozy, modern, and clean looking for a master bedroom.  I always breath easy when I come into my bedroom.  It's nice to keep at least one place in the house clean if everywhere else is getting dirty.  


I made the headboard, fabric from IKEA Ritva curtains.  I wanted a tall tufted headboard and loved the gray over the popular beige headboard.  You can see my headboard inspiration here.

I just re-purposed the storage bench and covered it with the other leftover curtain from the headboard project.  I love that it looks like a set!


The original bench had two pillows attached to the top of it.  I removed them and decided I wanted to make a huge bolster pillow (post to come).  I used the stuffing from the pillows, fabric also from IKEA that has been waiting to be used, and loosely used this tutorial to make it.


The prints are from Costco's image gallery.  I wanted a way to mix the rustic with the glam and using the gears and machinery was perfect.  Tyler loves the intricate machines, that's what he works with everyday as a physicist.  I also love the mixture of metal finishes.  The rest of the house is brushed silver, but in the master I wanted the bronze mixed in.  The curtain rods and chandelier (compliments of Home Depot) worked out great for this.  


I have a great neighbor that has given me a couple things she hasn't wanted to use in her decor, the bronze shells being one of them.  They ended up being perfect for me!  Love neighbor love.  The medallion curtains are from Target.  They were one of the first things in here and I still love them.


I've wanted a horse picture on the wall for a while now and I finally found the right place for one!  I love the play between the gears/machines on one wall and the horse on the other.  The pair of chairs I found on craigslist.  In the space below, I wouldn't mind something large and comfier, but this works great for now.  Props if you notice the little hand prints on my mirror!


The sideboard was a craigslist find that I'm still so glad we found.  In the top drawer are family history stories and pictures that I'm collecting.  The other drawers are unused decor items that are fun to switch out occasionally.  I use the tiered trays for my earrings and bracelets (thank you Home Goods).


It took two years to get to this point, so who knows what the next decade will bring.  Tyler thinks we should put a treadmill in here, too.  I'm going to fight him to the bitter end on that one.  


Update!  I just found this small pillow and I like it even better for the bed (thank you Nate Burkus for Target on sale).  I think bringing the bronze tone onto the bed helps tie it in even better!


On the opposite wall is the bathroom on the left and closet on the right.  The small pictures on the far right is the beginning of my family history project.  I want to have pictures that are labeled with ancestors names spread out over those two small walls.  It's an easy way to teach the kids that the world and their lives are bigger than just them; putting a face to a name is simple yet real.  Sweet dreams!



Thanks for stopping by! If you're looking for another home project, check out our living room transformation, my tv unit ikea hack, or how to keep your home company ready with my 80/20 rule

27 comments:

  1. Looks Fabulous!! I lov ethe colors and your picture selections!! You'll have to let me know where you find a huge, comfy chair. I'm looking for the same thing.

    Reed wanted the rowing machine in our bedroom, it's in the closet. Kinda of a win-win. ;)

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  2. It looks amazing Bonnie. I love the combo of metal finishes, and tufting is just so classic.

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  3. It's beatiful, Bonnie! You have such great vision.

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  4. Did a walk though with Bonnie today and I'am dying over it! Wow it is so beautiful!!! I love that its not supper girly. I need to visit her more often , I'm feeling insider to start working on my room again:) nice job Bonnie!

    Becky

    P.S she is a great cook too.

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    1. I'm excited to see what you do! You have a great eye, Becky and it's always so fun to talk projects with you.

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  5. WOW! You have great taste! It looks like a magazine! Where do you find the time?

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    1. Thanks, Cindy. I consider it my hobby; so at the same time that I think I want to sit down and read, I also think of something that needs to be painted or sewed. The painting and sewing usually wins. :)

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  6. HI...Where did you find your rug? LOVE!!!

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    1. Hi Heidi! I found the rug at Home Depot. It's an 8x10 and about $160ish, I thought it was a great price for the rug. And I agree, I love it too! They keep it in stock and I know I saw it recently. Hopefully they have it near you, too. I was just looking at your blog and I love how you did the "theirs" and "mine" post. Such a good idea!

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  7. I found your site through Pintrest. I love how your room turned out! It's beautiful!

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    1. Thank you, Kara! I got a chance to peruse your blog and I LOVE the crocheted diaper cover. What a good idea! I am very impressed by your crocheting skills (I don't have any experience) and your kids' hats are so cute/cool! Recently my BIL had owl hats made for my 3 kids that are adorable. So you have my vote! And also, I know it was several years ago, but I'm so sorry about the time you had to spend at Primary Children's Medical Center. I'm so glad things turned out well for you!

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  8. you have amazing taste! could i ask what the dimensions of this room are? thank you :)
    Akram

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    1. Thanks, Akram. My room is 16 1/2 ft x 17 ft.

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  9. Bonnie, this looks so great! I recently made my own tufted headboard following Little Green Notebook using the pegboard and I could NOT get the staples to stay in the back of the board so I ended up using plastic zip ties which were so much easier to "thread" through the foam and board. I've actually been on the lookout for a good white duvet cover but might end up going with the Target comforter you have -- is it holding up ok? I don't want to spend a bunch so it's basically between something from Target or Ikea but I do like that the comforter has a bit more visual interest.

    Oh, and I'm really excited about your new food blog. I saw Tyler post something about it on FB and now I'm a fan of your new FB page. I've been a vegetarian/semi-vegan (harder to be vegan since the kids came for some reason) since returning from my mission and I'm always looking for inspiration. Thanks for sharing yours! (In case you don't remember me, since we've only met once, maybe twice..? -- I grew up in Folsom and knew Tyler and Matt Harrison and gang in high school. And now I'm wishing we lived closer to you guys since you obviously have great taste and it would be fun to hang out!)

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    1. Hi, Ivy! I've heard so many good things about you. It's fun to finally connect. That's such a good idea to do the plastic zip ties. Seriously. I have a wood headboard in my 5-year-old girl's room that I'm thinking of adding tufting to, and I will try your method. Question: did you you stick a small dowel on the backside to anchor the zip tie to? I'm loving how much quicker this will be and hold stronger!

      I love our comforter. I a gray and white duvet cover from Ikea that is nice and I've also got a button gathered white quilt from target that has good visual interest. But for ease of washing (and could even bleach if I wanted) and not having to worry about wrinkling, the one we have now is perfect. I layer one thinner blanket under it and it's plenty warm. I would choose it again.

      I'm glad we can be vegetarian/vegan friends. :) I was looking at one of your blogs from a while back and love the pumpkin soup with a touch of basil. Do you still make it and love it? I might have to try it and add it to carrot bowl in your honor. :)

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  10. Great post! Thanks for sharing this information.Double TV Bed in Brown.I gained quite a lot of knowledge after reading your blog thank you.

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  11. Nice rm. What did you use as the throw at the foot of the bed? Have been looking for something like this long enough for king size bed

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    1. Thanks, Tina. I found the throw at ikea. It's a king size so it worked perfect.

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  13. Great taste and great transformation! Where is the white coverlet set from?

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    1. I found it at target. I can't see anything similar online, but I know I've seen them there. Good luck!

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  14. Bonnie, your bedroom transformation looks amazing! I'm considering doing ours in a similar color. Right now it is a light silvery green-gray (if that makes sense!) and I really want to do a deeper gray in there. The Dorian Gray looks amazing in your room, and I'd love to feature this on my paint color blog, Involving Color. Let me know if you're interested!

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    1. Jena, you are so kind! Thanks! I've painted a green gray before, so I know what you're talking about. But I also agree that the deeper gray won my heart instead. I'd love to be a part of your blog, I'll contact you there. Thanks!

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  15. I've finally decided to tackle the bedroom as my next big project. I kept googling/pinterest looking for that perfect inspiration and led me to your pictures over and over. It's difficult for a man and a woman to come to terms when it comes to décor - my BF gave the thumbs up to your and he is even excited. What I love about your design is that it's not too girly girl, a dash of masculinity and simply stylish. The good thing is that I already have the same full length mirror. Thanks for sharing and great job!

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    1. Thanks, Haydee! I hope your own bedroom transformation is going well, with a good combo of girly/masculine...the best combo in my book. :)

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  16. Looks amazing! What a transformation!

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