Why are we doing this to ourselves?! Last week I announced that I’m jumping back into another One Room Challenge. Linda at Calling it Home challenges us to completely redesign a room in our homes in just six weeks. I’m one week down and I haven’t done a single thing…. eek! Not looking good for us, lol. So why are we doing this to ourselves. I just LOVE the challenge! Six weeks (five now, lol) is not very long at all, especially when you have big Master Bedroom Design plans like these… let me explain…
In case you missed the before photos, our master bedroom looked something like this ^^. But a couple of months ago, we started a master bathroom renovation, and now our bedroom looks something like this ….
This week we’ve been working hard to get the bathroom done and move all of the tools and furniture piled up against the wall.
And now for the part everyone is waiting for…. the DESIGN PLANS!
Once the bathroom is done (or almost done), our first step will be to paint the walls. We are continuing the paint from the bathroom, which is my favourite white colour: Frost by Behr.
The next step is to strip the old wallpaper. Since I still LOVE the idea of a wallpapered feature wall, I’m re-wallpapering with this beauty…
As soon as I saw this wallpaper, I HAD to use it! The pattern is stunning! I’m SO in love with it. I’m a bit worried that it will be too overpowering for my bedroom (my husband is more worried than I am), but with the rest of the walls white, I’m thinking the bold pattern will work. I’m keeping my fingers crossed! Hoping that I can’t go wrong with a beautiful print, right?!
Then there is the matter of the rug… We’ve always had a fluffy white rug in the room, but it’s quite worn out now and definitely needs replacing. My plan is to layer these two beautiful rugs.
This champagne jute rug on the bottom…
And this gorgeous blue patterned rug on top (it’s much smaller than the jute rug). Have you layered rugs before? This is another first for me, but I can’t wait to see how it looks.
I’m swapping out headboards, for something similar in style to this one. Tufted and grey. Then I’m swapping out sheets too, for these perfect light grey ones.
I can’t update update the entire room without updating the main light fixture! I wanted something bold and exciting (think bars in different directions), but my husband refuses to live without a fan. Finding a great light fixture, with a fan is actually not that easy! We found this matte black one and I felt like I struck gold! lol. A fan that looked nice? How can that be?! lol.
As for bedside tables… I don’t have much of a choice. I’m out of budget, and likely out of time, so I’m going to go ahead and paint these old side tables one last time (after stripping the chalk paint off…). My favourite black paint should do the trick :)
Then there are a few accessories I’m eyeing for the room… A beautiful hanging planter, a tall planter (that may become a blanket basket), and a small blue planter.
I’m hoping I can add a bit more colour to the room with some reds or purples too, just as accents, but those likely won’t come into play until the last minute.. so you’ll have to wait!
Oh, one more thing… we are also updating this corner by adding new brick facade instead of a tiled fireplace :)
Because I’m an obsessive list maker, I’ll share our 5 week to-do list with you…
- Paint walls
- Strip old wallpaper
- Put up new wallpaper
- Buy rugs
- Get new duvet
- Get new fan
- DIY some throw pillows
- Strip and paint bedside tables
- DIY new handles for bedside drawers
- DIY artwork
- Print photos for frames
- Strip fireplace tile
- Put up fireplace brick
- Refinish fireplace mantel
That’s do-able… right?! Right… ? Wish me luck!
Wayfair / Plush Rugs / Milton & King
Afloral / Fusion Mineral Paint
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