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THE MASTER BEDROOM – REVISITED

2004- MASTER BEDROOM -“BEFORE” ( WE HAD PAINTED THE ROOM BEFORE I GOT A PHOTO or the REAL before which was kind of like a spooky house) This floor had a 40 year old “peel and stick” shag carpeting! It was a bear to remove and took many weekends. We were not living in the house at the time.

 

It was not until I sat down to write this post about our Master Bedroom that I remembered the MANY things that have happened in there -and I am not talking about the fun stuff.  I think I have blocked out much of it because these “events” are just not fun to remember. Our room was pretty much an after thought and essentially the amount of time I spent on the rest of the house and the kids room – That is the amount I DID NOT spend on our room. Then there were the  2 whole years (2011-2013) that our room had 2 giant sheets of plywood across a BIG OLE hole left in the ceiling when the old plaster ceiling just let loose one night and fell – ONTO my side of the bed – where I was miraculously NOT sleeping as I had gotten up to let the dog out. The ceiling thing happened about 5 months into my writing of this blog so I actually wrote everything down the very next day and posted it –  This freaky story is here.  

Our Bedroom right after the ceiling fell down!

But finally in 2013 we launched into what I like to call the “UPSTAIRS renovation”. There had been a matching set of plywood sheets in the upstairs hall from another ceiling mishap – so ALL of the ceilings upstairs were replaced and crown molding was added. (BELIEVE it or not – we ACTUALLY had photos taken of our home for a Young House Love “House Crash” and it is amazing how you would have no idea we had such a mess going on!) We also gutted and did makeovers of both bathrooms and painted the entire upstairs expect the kids rooms which were already fine – Phoebe’s bedroom makeover from Spring of 2011 had just won the Washington Post Kids Room Contest!

And you know the “Give a Mouse a Cookie” story – once the ceilings and the bathrooms were all fresh and new – my bedroom felt OLD and shabby – SO I gave it a makeover!!! – I freshened up the wall color, ditched the space-eating King-Size for a Queen and had an upholstered headboard made at Ballard Designs, got new bedding (which I JUST replaced)  and did a makeover of a sideboard/dresser that had been moving around the house and had drawers that actually worked!

THE UPDATED MASTER BEDROOM – MINT, BLUSH, GRAY AND BLUE

VALENTINES ROSES
MASTER BED LEFT
MASTER BEDROOM

 

TORY BURCH "THREES A CHARM" PILLOW
TORY BURCH “THREES A CHARM” PILLOW

I PAINTED THE DRAWER INTERIORS RALEIGH PEACH WHICH IS GORGEOUS! THE PHOTOS DO NOT DO IT JUSTICE.

 

DRESSER PAINTED ANCHOR GRAY
DRESSER PAINTED ANCHOR GRAY

A DRESSER AND CHAIR

DAMON SURPRISED ME WITH THIS PAINTING FOR MOTHER'S DAY LAST YEAR. I HAD SEEN IT MONTHS BEFORE AND REMARKED THAT I LOVED IT. HE TRACKED DOWN THE ARTIST AND BOUGHT IT!!!!
DAMON SURPRISED ME WITH THIS PAINTING (by CHARLOTTESVILLE ARTIST GREY MCLEAN) FOR MOTHER’S DAY a few years ago. I HAD SEEN IT MONTHS BEFORE IN A SHOW AND REMARKED THAT I LOVED IT. HE TRACKED DOWN THE ARTIST AND BOUGHT IT!!!! DWELL STUDIO FABRIC AND TARGET THRESHOLD “MOHAIR” PILLOW.
MASTER BEDROOM
MASTER BEDROOM
MASTER BEDROOM PAINTED STEAMED MILK

I JUST last week got new bedding – and ONLY because this old was no longer in stock at Anthropologie – but I love the new (also from Anthro – change is good!!!) This one has some softer colors in it and I got a great top-layer quilt at TARGET that is perfect and allows me to sneak a little pink in there!

Thank you for visiting my Old Country House and taking a tour through my Master Bedroom.

As you already know – we are not fancy here – but I do LOVE color and playing around in it…I think mixing and matching Bedding is a great way to try new things. Matchy-matchy is no fun!

SOURCE LIST:

WALL COLOR – Sherwin Williams Steamed Milk

HEADBOARD – Giselle Tufted Ballard Designs –

QUILT/SHAMS – Viviana Quilt Anthropologie

PINK QUILT – Fieldcrest for Target

ART – Grey Mclean, Lesli DeVito

Botanicals – From “Americas Other Audubon” 

Blue Lamps – Robert Abbey

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5 thoughts on “THE MASTER BEDROOM – REVISITED

  1. Lesli! I absolutely love your bedroom and the colour palette in there! It is so soft and serene! Please don’t take this as a criticism, I am just curious about the dresser in front of the fireplace? Was there no other place for it?

    1. Hi Brenda, thank you so much and absolutely no problem I don’t take it as a criticism at all. It’s a good question. The fireplace is not working. And the opening of the fireplace is completely covered up and painted over so in a sense it’s just another piece of wall. For probably the first eight years I had it still open with a little bookcase in that opening but again it just felt like I was doing something to justify a hole in the wall. So I decided why not but my dresser there it gives me a little shelf, the mantle, also Use for my ever-growing dresser clutter, and I love it there. It also enabled me to put a chair in the corner of the room out of the way where the dresser used to be. Hope this answers your question have a great day.

  2. I’m pretty sure if my ceiling randomly fell down while I was asleep I would die from fright.Thank goodness you weren’t in there when it happened!

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