The following is a perfect example of all the reasons why I love to decorate with junk! (Read more about that here).
Between this former identity (above) and its current identity as our Master Bedroom (below), this room enjoyed a brief stint as our boys’ shared room. I’ll spare you the details of why that didn’t quite work out, and of how we closed up a wall in another room upstairs (and by we, I mean my dad, the drywall master) in order to create an additional bedroom upstairs. Which, by the way, restored the home’s original layout.
Fast forward to the Master Bedroom part.
It took me FOREVER to figure out what to do about the Window Situation. Anyone who visited our home during that period will probably recall being polled and interviewed in an effort to identify the perfect solution.
In the end, I am indebted to several friends.
Their combined ideas led to this end result:
The awkward window on the right is hidden behind curtain panels (and a blackout shade). The panels on the left hide absolutely nothing.
The small dressers offer LOTS of storage! I’m SO pleased with them as our “new” nightstands.
Just in case you’re curious, I’ll share my source list:
Curtain panels: Target (on clearance!)
Curtain rods and rings: Bed Bath & Beyond
Mirror: Our local Habitat for Humanity Restore
Headboard: My dad’s barn (it’s an old barn door!)
Lamps: HomeGoods (I added the ribbon trim)
Bedding: We’ve had most of it for years…
- The floral pattern is Ralph Lauren. (The bedskirt is the same RL pattern, as well as the bedspread. We only use the bedspread during the winter, which is why it’s missing from some of the photos.)
- The ivory quilt is from Pottery Barn.
- The pillow shams were custom made by my mother-in-law. (The floral shams were made from random sheets in my RL pattern that I’d picked up at discount stores like Marshall’s).
Old wooden box (on dresser): Our favorite flea market in Canton, Texas–it holds my ever-expanding collection of jewelry.
Bedside Rugs (in the “improved, but not finished” pic): Pottery Barn (LOVE these–so soft!)
Larger, Woven Rug: Craiglist (it was new with tags from Overstock.com)–I’d still like to find a smaller, lightly-colored rug to layer on top of this rug. But for now, it’s nice to have something other than cold-hard-floor to stand on in the winter!
Nightstands: View their “distressing” transformation process here.
What about the set of double windows, you ask?
We (finally!) decided on shutters. I am SO happy with them!
The room is still a work in progress, much like the rest of the house. The other side of the room still needs some attention, but I’m so pleased with the results thus far!
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Kathleen Henderson is the Yankee behind the Homestead, where she keeps up with Mr. Native Texan, three busy boys, a large dog, an assortment of chickens and an organic garden on three beautiful acres in Northern Virginia. Yankee Homestead is where she organizes her tips, tricks and resources for a healthy life. Favorite topics include real food recipes, gluten-free living, essential oils and home remedies, all things natural and nontoxic, plus mommy musings and homeschooling resources. Find out more on the About page