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Bedroom Makeover

March 4, 2017 • admin

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I‘ve been working a lot lately on home updates!  With winter being a bit slower, I’ve been able to spend my weekends working on house and web projects, one of the latest being the master bedroom.  It has always been a constant “work-in-progress” since I moved into the house 3.5 years ago.  Since that time, my boyfriend Matt moved in with me, and the furniture arrangement has changed, as has the bedding/decor.
Unfortunately, I didn’t take a great “before” photo of the bedroom before the latest makeover, but I did find a couple of photos while going through my archives!

After I bought the house, the only thing I changed in the master bedroom was the carpet, but it was otherwise in pretty good condition!  I had so much other painting to do throughout the house, so the yellow walls stayed all these years.

The whole bedroom makeover process began when I wanted to re-design my closet.  We’re pretty lucky that there are two closets on the 2nd floor that are very close to the master bedroom.  One is in the bedroom, and the other is just outside the hallway.  In the photo below, you can see that it’s just around the corner.  Matt keeps a lot of his clothes in the brown dresser, so it’s easy for him to start getting dressed in the morning in our room, and then he just walks a few feet to finish his outfit.

I designed my new closet online using Easy Closets.   I entered in the dimensions of the existing closet and was able to fully customize my space.  I definitely recommend them!  I was able to customize a closet in more detail that other closet systems (i.e. Elfa, Martha Stewart, etc.), and it was priced well with free shipping.  During installation, we realized that our closet space was slanted on one wall, so the last section was too wide to fit, so I had to re-order a couple panel.  No problem, I called, and they re-sent it to me free-of-charge!  Great customer service!  I will say though, that this closet took me and Matt a whole weekend to install.  When everything arrived in 10+ boxes, it was a little intimidating, but we slowly but surely got through it all!

The closet space is 2 feet deep, so it’s deep enough to fit 4 pairs of shoes on each rack, which is great.  I really pared down my shoe collection and sent a lot off to Goodwill, and even have a few empty spaces back there.  I hung my dresses to the left, and there’s space on the bottom for my 2 pairs of tall boots.  In the center section I hang my blouses/tops, and I have an accessories divider on the shelf where I keep most of my necklaces, bracelets, belts, etc.  The drawers are great for the following:  underthings, trouser socks, tights, skirts, turtlenecks/sweaters, and jeans/pants.  If you notice the teal trunk to the right of the closet, that houses all of my fitness gear:  athletic socks, shorts, tees and tanks, etc.
After the closet was complete, we finished the rest of the bedroom makeover.
We chose Behr Porpoise to pain the wall, which is actually a bit darker than the photos portray.  As for the rest, we bought new bed linens, bedside tables, and table lamps.
Here’s the full source list:
Wall color:  Behr Porpoise
6-drawer chest:  IKEA HEMNES / knobs:  Anthropologie
Headboard:  Craigslist (see project here)
Duvet cover:  West Elm
Teal accent pillow:  Home Goods
Bedside tables:  Joss & Main
Bedside lamps:  Home Goods
Sheets:  Marshalls
Mirror wall art:  Pier 1 Imports
Window Panels:  Bed, Bath & Beyond
Velvet clothes hangers:  Home Goods
Now that the master bedroom is complete, our attention has turned to the kitchen.  Next up on the list of “to do” projects is replacing the old appliances and countertop.  Stay tuned!

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