Sunday, September 23, 2012


I can finally say that I have made a lot of progress in our master bedroom.
Why is the bedroom always the last place to be done?
There are still a few things missing that I can't wait to share with you all eventually,
but I thought it would be fun to show what we've been up too lately.

If you don't remember, here is a glimpse of what our room looked like when we initially moved in,

Pretty brutal huh? This was pre paint, pre furniture shopping, and basically pre everything.
This was my "I'm sick of un-packing, this will just have to do" phase.

But it didn't stay that way for long.
we painted it light grey,
then my husband had a great idea to putty all the "nail holes" through out our house && went putty crazy in our room.
& of course it was the only room I didn't remember what color, what brand or remotely anything in terms of knowing the paint color.
So I decided hey, lets try something new!

Insert Valspar's Spring Line.
I tried to paint it a light blue,
but once it was on the walls I wanted to crawl back into my grey cave.
Our tan carpet + light blue, = beach.
I'm all for the beach, But I don't want to live in it.
So I went back to my most favorite paint color ever {thanks Brittney}
City Smoke Stack by Color Place.
&& I am so glad I took the plunge.
Our room gets a TON of natural light so painting it such a dark color wasn't a concern for us.


So I'm going to try & make this as easy as possible to visualize,
I don't have a wide angle lens yet so It was hard to take pictures of our room without it looking weird so bare with me here haha! I feel it would be easier to share by highlighting the different "spaces" in the room.

You might remember this dresser from when I first refinished it awhile back.
It was an oak wood, But Im not a big fan of the orange look of oak.
So I decided to paint it white.
But then I was in a stage of "white over kill" sooo I painted it a light shade of grey to mix things up.

I always think its fun to see how people "accessorize" or "decorate" their nightstands/side tables & dressers in spaces.
When it came to our dresser I needed storage for my jewelry but I also wanted to add a few picture frames. { I seriously have a picture frame hoarding habit..}

I have a ton of jewelry {what you are seeing isnt even close to how much I have}
So I wanted to keep them in an easy access place but not make it an eye sore.
So I took a dish that we got from our wedding that was actually in our bathroom collection from Target to display my bracelets & earings.

As for my earrings, I came across this awesome antique horderve tray.
I loved that it was white & silver & for $3 at the Salvation Army, this baby was mine.
I thought it would be neat to use it as a jewlery display, i'm able to hide my head bands ect, yet have a place to separate my dangly earrings from my post earrings.
I love this little gem!

Another one of my favorite finds is this old milk bottle from the good will.
I use it as a flower vase.
I actually talked about it in this post here, where I showed some of my finds from when I was back home in WA.

So this side of the room has our closet, dresser & seating area in it.
We lucked out with this house, we have a HUGE master bedroom.
& it looks out onto the bay.
 Its perfect for those crazy southern thunderstorms we get all the time here, 
we can watch it right from the comfort of our bed :)

I love this little nook we made,
it is perfect for curling up with a book & reading away the rainy days that we keep getting!
Notice the mirror? It's from the entry way storage unit that we just recently converted into a dog food station. {that post can be found here}

The color scheme for our bedroom is white, navy, charcoal grey, light grey, mint green & little hints/ accents of red from time to time.
Our room before was grey white & mint green but I am a total sucker for navy blue.
I was surprised when I put the two colors together,
they compliment one another so well!

Next up is the other side of the room,
where our massive King Size bed dominates that part of the room.
Now this side is still the "in progress" part.
We still need a headboard, we have two different looks in mind but haven't decided on one for sure yet.

I am a huge sucker for TJ Maxx & Marshalls.
I've been piecing my bedding together little by little because I wanted a more electric look.
But as it turns out, I keep getting it from the same brand without even noticing haha!
I bought all of our bedding from those two stores, but everything is the Ralph Lauren Brand.
I'm still keeping my eyes out for either a navy blue throw from the end of our bed or a white & blue duvet color.

As for our nightstands, I got these for a steal of $10!
They were in pretty rough shape {as everything I usually get}
I decided to paint them the same light grey color as my dresser & stain the tops a dark wood color to give the room some warmth.

To match with most of the hardware in the room I opted to keep them black {the original hardware}
I love the simple look of these, & having the baskets underneath helps with more storage.

Right when you walk into our room the first thing you see is our huge sliding glass door that looks our onto our porch upstairs.
Its not all that exciting & I couldn't get a good picture because I don't have a wide angle lens.
But As for the opposite side of our room.
It's nothing spectacular but I thought I would still share.

Later on this week I will share my tips on organizing a small closet {likes ours}
& some do's&donts.
But until then,this is where our closet is haha.

Because of my massive clothes addiction.
No really, It was bad having to downsize when I moved out of my parents house.
I had an entire room as a closet..
I've taken over our entire closet,
& part of the guest room & downstairs coat closet,
I store some of my most used purses on a hook on the back of our door.

And as for more jewelry storage I made this cute little earring hook/display with some twine & a wood picture frame.
Its perfect because it makes it easy to see all of your jewelry at once when your getting ready and it acts as wall decor all at the same time :)

So that's about all we've done in our room for now,
We still have some more plans for the space but its about 85% done.
{but once its done ill probably change my mind again haha}
Stay tuned for some more posts this week about organizing/storage && some other fun things I have planned for you all!

We are getting back into the rhythm of things around here,
our normal schedules have been thrown off a bit.
I recently got a new job, & am still searching for another job, my husband started psychical therapy for his hand && classes are picking back up.

So more posts will be coming your way soon!
I just have to set more time aside for blogging all our fun things we've been up too ;)