Monica Wants It: A Lifestyle Blog: Monochromatic Master Bedroom Makeover Reveal #DIY #Home

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Monochromatic Master Bedroom Makeover Reveal #DIY #Home

FINALLY! This room has taken quite a bit of time to reveal because it took quite a bit of time to work on. Here’s a list of the projects we completed to get the room to where it is today:

-Scrape the popcorn ceiling off
-Paint the walls/accent walls
-Add more electrical to power both nightstand lamps
-Remove old carpet + install new laminate, hand scraped cherry floors
-New baseboards
-Crown moulding
-New doors
-New closet
-New bathroom (totally gutted it)

And we are finally done! WOO! I’m about to take you through over 30 photos showcasing this massive transformation. We tried to keep it cheap/budget conscious, as always.

Here are some before pictures of what the room looked like through it’s progression:

Budget master bedroom makeover via MonicaWantsIt.com #diy #home

I HATED this ceiling fan. It took me right back to 1989.

Budget master bedroom makeover via MonicaWantsIt.com #diy #home

I also hated the vertical blinds which reminded me of every single apartment I’ve lived in.

Budget master bedroom makeover via MonicaWantsIt.com #diy #home

And here’s a photo of us trying out some paint samples. It was also torture to have to watch TV on a 19” TV. First world problems, y’all.

Budget master bedroom makeover via MonicaWantsIt.com #diy #home

But now it looks beautiful! The overall look that Daniel and I wanted for our master bedroom was calm, serene, upscale, hotel chic. For the colors, we wanted it to feel very monochromatic (much like this post I wrote a few years ago) with different shades of gray and white, plus lots of patterns and textures. Very Candice Olson…on a budget. I’m including product source links in case you want to buy/find any of the items we used in our revamp.

You ready to see my new master bedroom?! Let’s do this!

Budget master bedroom makeover via MonicaWantsIt.com #diy #home

Budget master bedroom makeover via MonicaWantsIt.com #diy #home

Budget master bedroom makeover via MonicaWantsIt.com #diy #home

Budget master bedroom makeover via MonicaWantsIt.com #diy #home

Budget master bedroom makeover via MonicaWantsIt.com #diy #home

Headboard: Pottery Barn Lorraine Headboard; Retreat pillow, sunburst mirror, quilted coverlet: Home Goods; Lamp(s), blue toss pillows: JCPenney; Nightstand(s): Ashley Furniture; Metallic throw pillow covers: West Elm.

Budget master bedroom makeover via MonicaWantsIt.com #diy #home

Bedskirt & rug: Overstock.

Budget master bedroom makeover via MonicaWantsIt.com #diy #home

Budget master bedroom makeover via MonicaWantsIt.com #diy #home

Budget master bedroom makeover via MonicaWantsIt.com #diy #home

I am obsessed with this vintage blue candy dish I found at a local thrift shop. It was $5 well spent—it’s gorgeous!

Budget master bedroom makeover via MonicaWantsIt.com #diy #home

I really, really, REALLY wanted a bold and beautiful chandelier in this room, but I live in South Texas, so ceiling fan it is! However, this ceiling fan is gorgeous! The chrome finish and gray blades really class up the space. As a bonus, the lights also flip up (as you see below) or you can point them down. You can find it at The Home Depot. You can also really see our lovely, smooth ceiling in the photo below. LOVE IT!

Budget master bedroom makeover via MonicaWantsIt.com #diy #home

It’s really great to have a 32” TV in the bedroom now. The TV stand is a set from Home Decorators (Mia collection), and I love how it’s slightly feminine, has plenty of storage, and is mirrored.

Budget master bedroom makeover via MonicaWantsIt.com #diy #home

Budget master bedroom makeover via MonicaWantsIt.com #diy #home

Lamp: Home Goods; Silver candle: Steele’s; Frame: IKEA; Pink candle: Target; Candle sleeve: Kohl’s.

I also have a spot for all my jewelry, makeup brushes, etc. It’s a nice catch all kind of thing because I always leave my stuff laying around everywhere.

Budget master bedroom makeover via MonicaWantsIt.com #diy #home

Mirrored tray: World Market; Perfume: Versace Bright Crystal

Between the closet and bathroom doors we have a little space that now features some décor from Home Goods as well as a bench we bought at Marshall’s. When it’s not staged for a photo shoot, you can bet the bench is covered with throw pillows and random clothing.

Budget master bedroom makeover via MonicaWantsIt.com #diy #home

Budget master bedroom makeover via MonicaWantsIt.com #diy #home

Budget master bedroom makeover via MonicaWantsIt.com #diy #home

The rug is truly one of my favorite aspects of the room. Anyone who knows me KNOWS I love me some damask print.

Budget master bedroom makeover via MonicaWantsIt.com #diy #home

Pee Wee loves it, too. He avoids laying on bare floors—true story. He always seeks out the nearest rug, bathmat, blanket, etc. He hates to be on cold floors.

Budget master bedroom makeover via MonicaWantsIt.com #diy #home

My favorite part of this room though, and also the most difficult accessory to decide on, are the curtains. I’ve bought and returned over 5 sets of curtains because they were either too sheer, too dark, too cheap, too expensive, or a combo of those things. I wanted curtains that were high end, upscale, patterned, and did a good job of blocking out light. I also desperately wanted curtains with nickel grommets—all the ones I found in stores were brass, pewter, or bronze.

I finally got everything I wanted with Loom Decor. They custom make almost any décor piece you could possibly need for your home such as curtains, bedskirts, pillows, bedding, poufs, and so much more. I must have looked at their fabric choices a million times before deciding on The Taj in Pearl Gray. The pattern/color way is everything I was dreaming of and couldn’t find at my usual sources. Plus, at Loom’s website you can instantly see what your item, in my case curtains, will look like BEFORE buying. It really helps to visualize it completely instead of just relying on a tiny swatch.
Loom Decor also offers many different options such as pleats, grommet colors, lengths, so these truly are custom curtains. I will admit they are an investment, but the quality is worth the price. My curtains are FLAWLESS. Invest in timeless patterns/colors you will always love, and you’ll save over the long term. I have so many “cheap” curtains that now sit in a box because the quality isn’t good or they were too trendy. My new curtains won’t suffer the same demise.

The day I got them in the mail was a HAPPY day. The curtains came well packaged, and they didn’t even need ironing (which I hate doing). I also immediately noticed one thing about these curtains—they were heavy. The material is top quality, and the hems were all perfectly straight. The lining on the curtains is high quality, and overall these are the nicest curtains I have ever had in my home. These are the best curtains ever. It will be really hard to ever go back to buying curtains at Target. Immediately I hung them up, and I was in love. Finally the master bedroom felt complete.

Budget master bedroom makeover via MonicaWantsIt.com #diy #home

The pattern is truly unique and gorgeous. It’s not the trellis pattern seen almost everywhere (which I do like, but it’s a little overdone). It’s bold without being over the top.

Loom Decor: The Taj in Pearl Gray, Curtains via MonicaWantsIt.com #diy #home

The nickel grommets match perfectly with my Umbra curtain rod from Bed, Bath & Beyond.

Loom Decor: The Taj in Pearl Gray, Curtains via MonicaWantsIt.com #diy #home

The curtains drape beautifully because of the fabric, lining, and weighted corners.

Loom Decor: The Taj in Pearl Gray, Curtains via MonicaWantsIt.com #diy #home

At nighttime, they do a fine job of blocking out any excess light, and during the day I draw them back to let the sun shine in. I ordered some very inexpensive and very awesome sheers from Amazon to filter the light in and still have a bit of privacy when I draw the curtains back. I LOVE THESE CURTAINS! My plan from now on is just to save up for what I truly want and order from Loom Decor. I want to do some work on the living room next, and I’ll be needing a pair of curtains and a floor pouf. Loom Decor is my first choice from now on for all my fabric/upholstery needs.

Budget master bedroom makeover via MonicaWantsIt.com #diy #home

The one corner of our master bedroom which isn’t all glamorous is the corner nearest the bathroom. I’d love to put a reading chair or a desk in this space, but for now Pee Wee enjoys making it his own little haven. Once I get some furniture to fill this space, I’ll post an updated photo.

Budget master bedroom makeover via MonicaWantsIt.com #diy #home

Budget master bedroom makeover via MonicaWantsIt.com #diy #home

Budget master bedroom makeover via MonicaWantsIt.com #diy #home

As usual, we try to keep everything as cheap as we possibly can, but we did splurge on the headboard, nightstands, and flooring. Everything else from the lamps, to the pillows, to the random accessories was mostly snagged on clearance and/or with coupons. Overall, we consider this an investment, and that’s why we chose timeless pieces that we’d love for many, many years.

If you have any questions or compliments, please leave them in the comments section. I hope you’ve enjoyed this post/tour! If you have enjoyed this post, please share on your social networks or pin your favorite images on Pinterest. :)

18 comments:

  1. Love love love love it!! Curiosity, about what size is your bedroom? We're looking to do a bedroom makeover and I'm trying to get ideas (which is hard because most "small" bedrooms on Houzz, etc are massive compared to ours).

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hi Jen! Our room is 15x14, so that's why we opted to not have a dresser, chest, etc. We maximized closet space to ensure we could have a more airy bedroom. Hope that helps!

      Delete
  2. So love it and SO impressed with you Miss M. Palette is beautiful. You achieved your goal.

    ReplyDelete
  3. OMG, love it! That's the style I want in my new house - whenever I actually get it :D Great job!

    ReplyDelete
  4. I can't believe how amazing this looks!!! I love that what you had in mind (calm, serene, upscale, hotel chic) was how it turned out! I think I need to do that more often when I'm designing as well. Bellísimo!!!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Dariela, thanks so much! I think you have fabulous taste, so I appreciate the compliment.

      Delete
  5. You knocked it out of the park! Your bedroom looks absolutely phenomenal. (Of course, I am a bit partial to the Loom Decor curtains - oh la la!). It truly looks like a relaxing retreat. Adore!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I think the curtains were the icing on the cake! Thanks so much, Loom Decor!

      Delete
  6. Can you tell me what colors/brand of paint you used? Love it!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. The 3 non-striped walls are Sharkey Gray by Martha Stewart. The striped wall is bright white by Glidden and Silverpointe by Sherwin Williams. Hope that helps!

      Delete
  7. I'm totally impressed with your makeover. I love it. And who doesn't love curtains that don't have to be pressed/ironed? You are definitely a sharpie! Well done.

    ReplyDelete
  8. Love your new space! I'm with ya on the ceiling fan/chandelier dilemma. As much as I would love a chandelier, the fan is so necessary! LOVE the look of yours!! It's such a nice compromise. Heading to the HD link right now to order mine! Thanks!

    ReplyDelete
  9. Gorgeous...I love how this turned out. Love everything you did with the room.

    ReplyDelete

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Monochromatic Master Bedroom Makeover Reveal #DIY #Home

FINALLY! This room has taken quite a bit of time to reveal because it took quite a bit of time to work on. Here’s a list of the projects we completed to get the room to where it is today:

-Scrape the popcorn ceiling off
-Paint the walls/accent walls
-Add more electrical to power both nightstand lamps
-Remove old carpet + install new laminate, hand scraped cherry floors
-New baseboards
-Crown moulding
-New doors
-New closet
-New bathroom (totally gutted it)

And we are finally done! WOO! I’m about to take you through over 30 photos showcasing this massive transformation. We tried to keep it cheap/budget conscious, as always.

Here are some before pictures of what the room looked like through it’s progression:

Budget master bedroom makeover via MonicaWantsIt.com #diy #home

I HATED this ceiling fan. It took me right back to 1989.

Budget master bedroom makeover via MonicaWantsIt.com #diy #home

I also hated the vertical blinds which reminded me of every single apartment I’ve lived in.

Budget master bedroom makeover via MonicaWantsIt.com #diy #home

And here’s a photo of us trying out some paint samples. It was also torture to have to watch TV on a 19” TV. First world problems, y’all.

Budget master bedroom makeover via MonicaWantsIt.com #diy #home

But now it looks beautiful! The overall look that Daniel and I wanted for our master bedroom was calm, serene, upscale, hotel chic. For the colors, we wanted it to feel very monochromatic (much like this post I wrote a few years ago) with different shades of gray and white, plus lots of patterns and textures. Very Candice Olson…on a budget. I’m including product source links in case you want to buy/find any of the items we used in our revamp.

You ready to see my new master bedroom?! Let’s do this!

Budget master bedroom makeover via MonicaWantsIt.com #diy #home

Budget master bedroom makeover via MonicaWantsIt.com #diy #home

Budget master bedroom makeover via MonicaWantsIt.com #diy #home

Budget master bedroom makeover via MonicaWantsIt.com #diy #home

Budget master bedroom makeover via MonicaWantsIt.com #diy #home

Headboard: Pottery Barn Lorraine Headboard; Retreat pillow, sunburst mirror, quilted coverlet: Home Goods; Lamp(s), blue toss pillows: JCPenney; Nightstand(s): Ashley Furniture; Metallic throw pillow covers: West Elm.

Budget master bedroom makeover via MonicaWantsIt.com #diy #home

Bedskirt & rug: Overstock.

Budget master bedroom makeover via MonicaWantsIt.com #diy #home

Budget master bedroom makeover via MonicaWantsIt.com #diy #home

Budget master bedroom makeover via MonicaWantsIt.com #diy #home

I am obsessed with this vintage blue candy dish I found at a local thrift shop. It was $5 well spent—it’s gorgeous!

Budget master bedroom makeover via MonicaWantsIt.com #diy #home

I really, really, REALLY wanted a bold and beautiful chandelier in this room, but I live in South Texas, so ceiling fan it is! However, this ceiling fan is gorgeous! The chrome finish and gray blades really class up the space. As a bonus, the lights also flip up (as you see below) or you can point them down. You can find it at The Home Depot. You can also really see our lovely, smooth ceiling in the photo below. LOVE IT!

Budget master bedroom makeover via MonicaWantsIt.com #diy #home

It’s really great to have a 32” TV in the bedroom now. The TV stand is a set from Home Decorators (Mia collection), and I love how it’s slightly feminine, has plenty of storage, and is mirrored.

Budget master bedroom makeover via MonicaWantsIt.com #diy #home

Budget master bedroom makeover via MonicaWantsIt.com #diy #home

Lamp: Home Goods; Silver candle: Steele’s; Frame: IKEA; Pink candle: Target; Candle sleeve: Kohl’s.

I also have a spot for all my jewelry, makeup brushes, etc. It’s a nice catch all kind of thing because I always leave my stuff laying around everywhere.

Budget master bedroom makeover via MonicaWantsIt.com #diy #home

Mirrored tray: World Market; Perfume: Versace Bright Crystal

Between the closet and bathroom doors we have a little space that now features some décor from Home Goods as well as a bench we bought at Marshall’s. When it’s not staged for a photo shoot, you can bet the bench is covered with throw pillows and random clothing.

Budget master bedroom makeover via MonicaWantsIt.com #diy #home

Budget master bedroom makeover via MonicaWantsIt.com #diy #home

Budget master bedroom makeover via MonicaWantsIt.com #diy #home

The rug is truly one of my favorite aspects of the room. Anyone who knows me KNOWS I love me some damask print.

Budget master bedroom makeover via MonicaWantsIt.com #diy #home

Pee Wee loves it, too. He avoids laying on bare floors—true story. He always seeks out the nearest rug, bathmat, blanket, etc. He hates to be on cold floors.

Budget master bedroom makeover via MonicaWantsIt.com #diy #home

My favorite part of this room though, and also the most difficult accessory to decide on, are the curtains. I’ve bought and returned over 5 sets of curtains because they were either too sheer, too dark, too cheap, too expensive, or a combo of those things. I wanted curtains that were high end, upscale, patterned, and did a good job of blocking out light. I also desperately wanted curtains with nickel grommets—all the ones I found in stores were brass, pewter, or bronze.

I finally got everything I wanted with Loom Decor. They custom make almost any décor piece you could possibly need for your home such as curtains, bedskirts, pillows, bedding, poufs, and so much more. I must have looked at their fabric choices a million times before deciding on The Taj in Pearl Gray. The pattern/color way is everything I was dreaming of and couldn’t find at my usual sources. Plus, at Loom’s website you can instantly see what your item, in my case curtains, will look like BEFORE buying. It really helps to visualize it completely instead of just relying on a tiny swatch.
Loom Decor also offers many different options such as pleats, grommet colors, lengths, so these truly are custom curtains. I will admit they are an investment, but the quality is worth the price. My curtains are FLAWLESS. Invest in timeless patterns/colors you will always love, and you’ll save over the long term. I have so many “cheap” curtains that now sit in a box because the quality isn’t good or they were too trendy. My new curtains won’t suffer the same demise.

The day I got them in the mail was a HAPPY day. The curtains came well packaged, and they didn’t even need ironing (which I hate doing). I also immediately noticed one thing about these curtains—they were heavy. The material is top quality, and the hems were all perfectly straight. The lining on the curtains is high quality, and overall these are the nicest curtains I have ever had in my home. These are the best curtains ever. It will be really hard to ever go back to buying curtains at Target. Immediately I hung them up, and I was in love. Finally the master bedroom felt complete.

Budget master bedroom makeover via MonicaWantsIt.com #diy #home

The pattern is truly unique and gorgeous. It’s not the trellis pattern seen almost everywhere (which I do like, but it’s a little overdone). It’s bold without being over the top.

Loom Decor: The Taj in Pearl Gray, Curtains via MonicaWantsIt.com #diy #home

The nickel grommets match perfectly with my Umbra curtain rod from Bed, Bath & Beyond.

Loom Decor: The Taj in Pearl Gray, Curtains via MonicaWantsIt.com #diy #home

The curtains drape beautifully because of the fabric, lining, and weighted corners.

Loom Decor: The Taj in Pearl Gray, Curtains via MonicaWantsIt.com #diy #home

At nighttime, they do a fine job of blocking out any excess light, and during the day I draw them back to let the sun shine in. I ordered some very inexpensive and very awesome sheers from Amazon to filter the light in and still have a bit of privacy when I draw the curtains back. I LOVE THESE CURTAINS! My plan from now on is just to save up for what I truly want and order from Loom Decor. I want to do some work on the living room next, and I’ll be needing a pair of curtains and a floor pouf. Loom Decor is my first choice from now on for all my fabric/upholstery needs.

Budget master bedroom makeover via MonicaWantsIt.com #diy #home

The one corner of our master bedroom which isn’t all glamorous is the corner nearest the bathroom. I’d love to put a reading chair or a desk in this space, but for now Pee Wee enjoys making it his own little haven. Once I get some furniture to fill this space, I’ll post an updated photo.

Budget master bedroom makeover via MonicaWantsIt.com #diy #home

Budget master bedroom makeover via MonicaWantsIt.com #diy #home

Budget master bedroom makeover via MonicaWantsIt.com #diy #home

As usual, we try to keep everything as cheap as we possibly can, but we did splurge on the headboard, nightstands, and flooring. Everything else from the lamps, to the pillows, to the random accessories was mostly snagged on clearance and/or with coupons. Overall, we consider this an investment, and that’s why we chose timeless pieces that we’d love for many, many years.

If you have any questions or compliments, please leave them in the comments section. I hope you’ve enjoyed this post/tour! If you have enjoyed this post, please share on your social networks or pin your favorite images on Pinterest. :)

18 comments :

  1. Love love love love it!! Curiosity, about what size is your bedroom? We're looking to do a bedroom makeover and I'm trying to get ideas (which is hard because most "small" bedrooms on Houzz, etc are massive compared to ours).

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hi Jen! Our room is 15x14, so that's why we opted to not have a dresser, chest, etc. We maximized closet space to ensure we could have a more airy bedroom. Hope that helps!

      Delete
  2. So love it and SO impressed with you Miss M. Palette is beautiful. You achieved your goal.

    ReplyDelete
  3. OMG, love it! That's the style I want in my new house - whenever I actually get it :D Great job!

    ReplyDelete
  4. I can't believe how amazing this looks!!! I love that what you had in mind (calm, serene, upscale, hotel chic) was how it turned out! I think I need to do that more often when I'm designing as well. Bellísimo!!!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Dariela, thanks so much! I think you have fabulous taste, so I appreciate the compliment.

      Delete
  5. You knocked it out of the park! Your bedroom looks absolutely phenomenal. (Of course, I am a bit partial to the Loom Decor curtains - oh la la!). It truly looks like a relaxing retreat. Adore!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I think the curtains were the icing on the cake! Thanks so much, Loom Decor!

      Delete
  6. Can you tell me what colors/brand of paint you used? Love it!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. The 3 non-striped walls are Sharkey Gray by Martha Stewart. The striped wall is bright white by Glidden and Silverpointe by Sherwin Williams. Hope that helps!

      Delete
  7. I'm totally impressed with your makeover. I love it. And who doesn't love curtains that don't have to be pressed/ironed? You are definitely a sharpie! Well done.

    ReplyDelete
  8. Love your new space! I'm with ya on the ceiling fan/chandelier dilemma. As much as I would love a chandelier, the fan is so necessary! LOVE the look of yours!! It's such a nice compromise. Heading to the HD link right now to order mine! Thanks!

    ReplyDelete
  9. Gorgeous...I love how this turned out. Love everything you did with the room.

    ReplyDelete