Today I'm sharing some progress that we've made on our little master bedroom makeover.
We really haven't gotten that far to be honest, but every little bit counts, right?
I don't even know where to start with this dang room.
One minute I'm loving it, the next minute I'm "SO over it". What's that all about?
I feel like our master bedroom has always served as the "drop-zone" for every pile of laundry that needs folded, stack of mail that has to be sorted, or pile of junk that's awaiting to be donated or tossed. It's constantly filled with clutter and chaos; FAR from the sanctuary that it's "suppose" to be.
Well, I've had quite enough of that. I'm ready to have one of those rooms that you look at or walk into and think... "Oh, this is lovely. If I had a spare minute or some peace and quiet, I think I might like to lay my head down on that lovely bed and take a nap, here in this airy, clean, tidy room with no clutter in it."
Let's just say... we've got a long way to go.
That being said, I'm not getting discouraged. I'm slowly tackling the clutter and trying to plow forward one step at a time, so that I can get closer and closer to that beautiful bedroom both Cason and I have been wanting for so long... and it all starts with white walls and a couple of revamped old nightstands.
Towards the end of this past school year a few friends and I put together a combined garage sale with all of the stuff we no longer wanted or needed in our homes.
My cute friend Jamie was selling a pair of chunky, high-quality Thomasville nightstands, and you better believe I snatched them right up! When I told Cason I wanted them he did his little eyebrow raise and just shrugged his shoulders. At this point, I think he's stopped questioning my motives.
I knew that with a shiny new set of hardware and coat of white, high-gloss paint, these babies could ROCK again... and I was SO right! They looked AWESOME in our bedroom and gave us all the much-needed storage that we had always wanted.
Once I got those fresh new nightstands in my room, I was bound to brighten up the entire space. The only problem was... I had NO idea what color to paint it! We still hadn't decided on what our new bed, bedding, pillows, or potential other furniture would look like in here... so I wasn't ready to commit to any particular shade.
So what do you do when you can't make up your mind? Paint everything a pretty, clean, white!
That following Saturday, with my 5 year old under Grandma's watch, Cason and I got DIY'n with Emberly and Jocelynn, our twins. They were so happy to help, and it was really nice to spend some one-on-one time with them doing what we love.
Since we have plans for a rolling door outside of our bathroom, we removed the molding from around the door frame and took our TV down off the wall to get ready for paint.
After pushing everything into the center of the room, dusting the walls, baseboards, and taping off, we were in business.
And before you ask... yes, we actually let them help prime and paint (with barely loaded paint rollers, so there were no spills or splatters). I think the important part of DIY'ing with small kids, is making them feel like they're actually helping, and keeping them busy so they don't get bored... even if it's just something small.
Isn't it GREAT!? Don't you LOVE it!?
Okay, okay, I know, it looks like a sterile, over-sized hospital room... but seriously, for me to be able to even entertain the thought of new exciting colors or design, I HAVE to begin with a blank canvas, so actually, this was PERFECT for me!
I'm not sure how to explain "the exact style" I'm going for in this space, but I know what it looks like in my head... and sleek, simple gold hardware for those pretty, new nightstands was at the forefront of my mind.
After looking around at lots of specialty stores for something that would light my fire, I finally stumbled upon these beauties at Lowe's, of all places. They were PERFECT, and about a 1/4th of the price compared to the other pieces I had looked at. They were special order though, so I just told a Lowe's employee how many I needed, she got the order placed for me, I paid, and then in about a week they showed up on my doorstep. Easy, peazy! (lemon squeezy)
Go ahead and tell me that the mix of traditional lines on that stunning nightstand, paired with the high-gloss white paint and modern, gold, trendy hardware doesn't get your design heart beating faster.
I know it does mine.
And here's what it looks like all together, with some other little trinkets, including a few that I talked about in our last post, you know, the clearance decor stash I snagged from Target!?
Knowing me, I'm sure that things will still switch around a lot with the decor once we make up our mind with other design decisions in this room, but I'm THRILLED with how even just a simple coat of white paint can change my attitude about this space!
How do YOU feel about your master bedroom? Is it a peaceful, restful sanctuary away from all of life's daily stresses? Or do you share some of the same frustrations and challenges we do?
Photo, courtesy of my 5 year old who loves to steal mommy's expensive camera when she's not looking... little stinker