Monday, November 26, 2012

Master Bedroom Remodel in process...

There are many things going on here at Creative Decorating! You would think I would focus on one room at a time, but Noooooooooo! Since the master bedroom and bathroom don't have a door between them, it seemed better to do both at the same time. As far as painting, anyway. 

About seven years ago, we painted everything in neutral colors trying to blend our 1990's fixtures in order to sell our house. Well, the housing market started to decline and we weren't able to sell because it takes a special buyer to want a house that is across a low water bridge on a hill in 14 acres of woods . Beautiful as it may sound, it isn't for everyone.

I tried to live with the neutral palette of the house, but for me it had no life or personality. The light neutral colors of the farmhouse look are what everyone is leaning towards now days. However, it just isn't for me. Color makes me happy and serene. 

From 1994-1996, with two small baby boys, I planned and decorated all the rooms while Mr. Creative was building our dream home himself. I LOVED this house and probably would have left it this way awhile longer if we hadn't decided to put it up for sale. Remember, I was VERY young and it was the 1990's!

Excuse the picture of a picture!

Original Before

From there, we toned it down in 2005 with softer tones that would blend with the hunter green carpet.

Current Before

Makes me laugh to see those sad lamps. I was trying to decide if the crystal would work in here. Luckily, they moved on! It wasn't awful but it definitely wasn't great by a long shot!

Let's jump ahead to today. Blue is my favorite color, unlike Steven Tyler who prefers pink. Oops, I kind of went off topic revealing my fascination with Aerosmith music to all of you! I was saying. I like me some blue! I have painted the bedroom two shades darker than our bathroom that I showed you in this progress post. I wanted a bedroom that is pretty and calming for me but somewhat masculine for Mr. Creative. I have so many things swirling around in my mind that I had to try to put it on paper somewhere. The following mood board was the result of that effort:

I think I got the paint color right!

The walls are painted, the panels are hung and a few pictures and accessories have been placed. But it still isn't done. I have an upholstered headboard and bench to finish, a dresser and table to paint, as well as a gallery wall to plan. However, as it comes together, I get excited and want to share it with SOMEONE! 

Here is a glimpse inside our bedroom at the small corner that is finished. I like it...A LOT! It makes me feel relaxed. Isn't that what your bedroom is supposed to do for you?

A close up of my vintage clock I found at Goodwill for $2 and a Hobby Lobby 80% off clearance container with a chippy finish. It might have cost me $6. The glass mosaic vase and hydrangeas have been around so long that I don't remember when or where I bought them!

Remember when I said I have a table to paint? Here is my $30 Craigslist beauty. She was made in Mexico, brought across the border to Texas where the lady I bought it from had her shipped to Missouri. I wouldn't have paid $400 for it but I will take it for $30! I plan to stain the top and the shelf. I want to give the rest a better looking distressed finished. She will be beautiful again!

The bad thing when you buy top quality carpet is that you tire of it long before it ever wears out!! That hunter green carpet is GOING after the first of the year. Hand scraped oak floors will be replacing that carpet! 

Well, that is enough secrets to reveal for today. Please come back and check up on my progress! I'm tired but I try to keep going. Mr. Creative has been hunting every weekend so I try to get as much done as I can while he is gone.

I'm linking my little dresser top vignette to Marty's Table Top Tuesday!

and Nifty Thrifty Tuesday at Coastal Charm

Have a great day!



  1. Oh, it is all coming together and it looks so good!!! I love the blue! I also LOVE Aerosmith!!!! Brilliant minds think alike!!

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  3. Excellent work!!!love this work

  4. Steven Tyler baby!!! I'm so gonna miss him on American the color you chose for the wall. I am a neutral gal but blue always gets me!

  5. Love your inspiration board and the peek. Yes, your room should make you feel relaxed.

  6. Looks like your room is turning out nice. Blue is a great color for a bedroom. I know it's exciting to give it a makeover!

  7. look at you making a mood board. i have never attempted it, but i am intimidated, lol. the bedroom is absolutely peaceful and serene and will be even more so with the hardwoods. can't wait to see the finished product!


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