Thursday, April 5, 2012

B&A: master bedroom

Well, the time has finally come - I have pictures of the finished master bedroom! I am so excited to finally share with you my, what seemed to be never ending, recent house project. I am super happy with the way it turned out and I think Brandon even likes it, haha. So, without further ado here are some before pictures of when we first moved into Melrose!

tan walls, cream carpet, outdated fan ... I would love to replace the carpet (it is the only room in Melrose with carpet) with hardwoods but that is a discussion for another day
Deciding on paint colors ... the top color is the ceiling and bathroom paint, Benjamin Moore Horizon(it looks a lot blue-r in this picture than it really is), and I don't remember what I was choosing between but I picked the darker color, Benjamin Moore Storm in the Affinity Collection, since there is a large window + the double doors that provide a lot of natural light.
in the process ...
how beautiful is that globe fan!?!
Complete!
If you remember, I shared that we were using Brandon's childhood furniture that had traveled to Auburn with him, to the frat house, to Montgomery, and then to Birmingham so you can only imagine what kind of shape it was in by the time I was using it. It definitely got the job done, but after months of saving, lots of freelance projects, and hours of convincing Brandon - I was ready to upgrade! Here is my inspiration picture I photoshopped together and posted a while back. 
And before I show you the final, final pictures - I wanted to share a few images of what we were working with before. Yes, the dresser is missing 2 drawers and Brandon still insisted on using them by just shoving his jeans in them - I mean, I guess that was easy access!? Guys.
 We at least have the new nightstands in this picture, but we are still using the old bed and lacking some wall hangings.
Here is the final reveal! I think Brandon's skull mount really helped to balance the area between the oversized framed prints. The two prints, Ochi and White Print, belong to the wonderfully talented Michelle Armas. I can't afford one of her large paintings, but I can afford a print! I matted and framed them myself. 





please excuse my leg reflection in the lamp - I was so conscious of avoiding myself in all other mirrored surfaces, except for this shot (and I did it on both takes!)
I love my Coralie Bickford-Smith metallic F. Scott Fitzgerald books - just waiting on the others!
This is what I consider "my" dresser - as you can tell with all the jewelry, perfume, and gold gilded mirror. I searched high and low for the perfect mirror for this dresser and settled on this laurel mirror from Pottery Barn. The size is perfect for the space and the price was pretty reasonable too. I wish it didn't have the "distressed" marks, but oh well! I drape most of my necklaces over the silhouette painting I painted and use the bowls to store my bracelets. 
On this dresser we have one of our wedding pictures and a shot of Brandon's excitement at the National Championship game - I thought it was perfect for the orange chevron frame (War Eagle!). I found the tray at At Home in Homewood and used it to display Brandon's "collect all" bowl, a candle, his my favorite cologne, and some other doo-dads. 




I know you saw the fan that we started with so you can't blame me for wanting something pretty, right!? Well, I was dead set on a beautiful chandelier, but the male involved said NO - he wanted a fan. I decided to compromise on this issue hoping to persuade him on the other items in the room, and it worked. So, we met in the middle and I found this place in Birmingham that allows you to mix and match everything. I paired white, high gloss blades with a gold body and found this crystal chandelier attachment for the light. I think it is a happy medium and actually matches the curtain rod finials and some of the knobs I replaced.
So, what do you think? Was it all worth the wait? I think so! Now it is onto the guest bedrooms - one down and one to go. Here is a sneak peek of the completed guest bedroom that I will be sharing soon! I love the rustic sconces I mounted ... how about you!?

33 comments:

  1. KATIE!!! It is absolutely beautiful!! I love, love, love it.

    You did an awesome job!

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  2. Looks great - I love that you didn't go super-girly on it but there's still small touches of 'woman' throughout. A+!!

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    1. Thank you, thank you! I tried to appease my husband as much as I could, but that can be tough!

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  3. Looks AMAZING KB! I love the color combination and your lovely mix of textures :)

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  4. I love that gray paint! It looks great. Your nightstand groupings are awesome, too. Great job.
    Now enjoy!
    Happy Easter
    Nancy
    Powellbrowerhome.com

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    1. Thanks so much! I am obsessed with gray and I am so glad I went darker rather than lighter! Perfect for snoozing and relaxing ...

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  5. Love it ALL! Looks fantabulous!

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  6. love it! it look so good! where did you find the circular mirrors above the prints above the night stand? they are so cute!!

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    1. Hi Erin! Thanks so much for following :) I purchased the convex mirrors at I.O. Metro in Birmingham. I believe they have a website too - and they are 12" diameter ones! Thanks again!

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  7. Absolutely beautiful!!!!! I would love to know more about the ceiling fan! Love the chandelier attachment!

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  8. Gorgeous! Where did you find the frames for the prints above the nightstands?

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    1. I bought the frames at Hobby Lobby - and unfortunately, I don't believe they carry the gold anymore but I know they have them in black. I bet you could easily spray paint the black though! They are so easy to assemble and I got HL to cut my matt board and foam core as well. I used a local glass shop to cut the right size glass.

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  9. KB! I love it! All of it! The antlers look amazing. You know I love the ceiling fan... since their is now one in my bedroom, too! Can't wait to see the guest room!

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    1. Thanks Kristen! I bet it looks amazing in your home!

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  10. Katie Beth! This is beautiful!! I love the wall color - makes me want to redo and paint my bedroom!

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  11. Love the scale of the prints. What is the size of the frame vs. the size of the print? Thanks!

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    1. Thank you! The prints are roughly 8x10" and the frames are 31" square - I found the "assemble yourself" frames at Hobby Lobby and I knew I wanted between 30-32" frames so when I saw 31" pieces on sale for $2 each, I grabbed them immediately! I just knew I wanted a large piece that filled up a lot of the wall.

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  12. Adore your mirrored lamps! I've been searching for something similar and would love to know the source. Thank you for sharing - fabulous blog!

    Thanks!

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    1. Thanks! I found them at Pier 1 about a year or so ago ... they may not still be available but it is worth checking!

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  13. Really this room is gorgeous!! Well done. A great mix of glam and rustic pieces which is perfect for a master bedroom. May I ask where you found the picture frames that are on the nightstand with the clock?

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    1. Thanks Tara! "Rustic glam" is exactly the style I was going for!

      They are the "piece together" frames from Hobby Lobby - you buy 2 sets of frames depending on your height and width and assemble them with corner brackets, super easy! I just got the glass and matt board cut to fit the frame.

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  14. Absolutely lovely! I adore the bed wall and will use it as inspiration for our master bedroom. We have a large wall to work with and this is a great blend. And I can put one of my husband's skull mounts on display, which he will like as well. :)

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    1. Haha - yeah, guys just get so excited when you tell them you want to incorporate one of their "skull mounts" into your decorating! I can't wait to see what you come up with for your master!

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  15. Love everything you have done here. Your process was great!

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  16. Jain Electro Mech provides you Designer Ceiling Fan for homes and offices.

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  17. Can you tell me the make of your ceiling fan (and light kit)? Or the name of the store where you got it? It's exactly what I've been searching for! Thanks.

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  18. I would Love to know where you got the Light for the chandelier!! Gorgeous! Thanks!
    Stacy in AZ

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  19. Please share how you made the fan into a chandelier fan combo

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  20. I know this post is old but any chance you remember where you found the crystal chandelier attachment for your fan? I've been searching high and low and can't seem to find anything like it anywhere...is it just a regular ceiling light that you wired into your fan? Thank you!!

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