Renters Lament - Master Bedroom

Monday, December 2, 2013

Master Bedroom Overhaul..... It's A Process!

 I have to say that the master bedroom has been my biggest challenge with this move.  We got rid of everything except the bed and started from scratch.  Admitting that I've been very particular about purchasing furnishings would be an understatement.  I'm rolling with the belief that "I'd rather wait for something I love than purchase something just to fill the space".  This has left me searching far and wide for the right furnishings.  Before I get ahead of myself.... Let's start at the beginning.

I had no idea when we rented the house that I was inheriting a brown box for a master bedroom.  People, when I say brown..... I mean BROWN!  This was no Farrow & Ball earthy goodness.  This was straight up crayola brown. After two days in the house I was at the paint store picking out colors for this room.  

I chose Wedding Pink by Benjamin Moore and lightened it by 50%.  All I wanted was a whisper of the color on the walls.  I surprised everyone by going with this color because I am far from what you would call a pink kind of girl.  In the past I have naturally gravitated towards cool blues and neutrals, but recently I've noticed that my tastes are evolving yet again.  

The headboard is one that I made a while back for our coastal home.  You can see that post here. The fabric is a rich creamy velvet that was a great jumping off point for my paint choices.  It was lowered for this room.  Truth is.... I didn't want to put the holes in the wall for the anchor.  Turned out it looks better lowered.  It always felt too high in our last house.  It leaves enough space to hang a great piece of art in the space above.  I just have to find it.

The bedside tables are vintage Dixie Campaigners that I refinished to sell in my store, but they found their way to our bedroom.  They will only be temporary, but for the time they're the perfect size and the off white works nicely in the room.  When I find the perfect replacement they will make their way to the guest room. Because this is a transition home I have not over styled the bedside tables.  Keeping it simple means less to pack when we purchase our next home.  Then the real styling begins.  For now I'm just looking for the major players for the room (a.k.a large furnishings).

The bedding is about to undergo some changes.  I like the foundation and the color, but it's time to start layering in new pattern and texture.  I'll update the photos as I add new pieces to the room.

We got SUPER lucky and found this vintage Henrendon campaign dresser at an auction.  It is one of my favorite pieces to date.  Personally I only like one piece of campaign in a room and this is going to be it.  Luckily the bedside table's days are numbered.  Now I'm on the hunt for lamps, art, bookends and other gorgeous little things to style the dresser.  

I also have a pair of these antique chairs that I'm in love with.  At the moment the second chair is in the guest room, but they will be used in the next house for a small seating area in the Master Bedroom.  As much as I appreciate the rich pink velvet, I'm thinking a nice new contrasting fabric is a must.

I will be sure to update with new photos as changes are made and new pieces are brought in.  If you have any suggestions, please leave them in the comments section.  I'm always open to new ideas.

If you would like to see more head over to Thrifty Decor Chick for the link party.


  1. that dresser is all sorts of amazing! looks so good.

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  3. Hello. I found your blog through instagram (I follow you on instagram). I love your house. I wanted to share that I also have a pair of those pink velvet chairs. I reupholstered mine and they're sitting in my living room. I need a new pair for my bedroom as the ones I have are not too comfy. :)

  4. So glad you stopped by Sandra and thanks for following! I love these chairs! I probably won't decide on an upholstery fabric until we're in our next house. I would love to see what you've done with yours!!

  5. Very elegant & beautiful!
    Love the wall color..I'm not really a pink kind of girl either but I've been looking for a super light pink for the backs of my walk-in closet cubbies..This is the exact color I had in mind...Just a hint of pink
    Love it!


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