I should feel great that I’ve completed yet another room makeover in my house, or..should I? Well, perhaps not. I’ve missed not just one, but two awesome opportunities to meet some fellow bloggers in person — the Blogpodium on Friday due to work (aka rat race); and the Canadian Design Blogger Meetup due to mother nature (blizzard and skating rink at where I am). Regret aside, I am sure there will be more meetup opportunities, and hopefully then nothing could stop me from going again.
Since we were pretty much trapped inside, we decided to finish painting our master bedroom and wrap up the project. I would like to start by sharing a few pictures of what our master bedroom used to look like Before and During the makeover.
The new bedroom in the basement gave me a perfect reason to replace the bed set that we took with us from our last house.
So this is our After of our master bedroom. The entire project took about two months.
I was hoping to find an area rug from the Elte Outlet, but unfortunately they only have ~50 patterns at 5×8 (all the rest are 6×9 or larger), nothing out of which really caught my eye. So I gave the Ikea Alvine Ruta rug a try, and I think it turned out great. Do you know how insanely cheap it is for a 5’7″ x 7’10”, hand-woven, 100% pure new wool rug like this?
And no master bedroom should ever go without displaying some girl’s best friends, right? My daily bling-bling.
In summary, these are the things we’ve done to transform our master bedroom:
- Ordered the Windsor Smith Pelagos fabric in Mist from the US for drapery;
- Replaced the old bed set with a upholstered bed from Williams-Sonoma, and two nightstands from West Elm;
- Replaced the old table lamps with two taller crystal lamps from Union Lighting;
- Replaced the ceiling light with a 6-light Maria Theresa-style crystal chandelier from Union Lighting;
- Painted the wall in ICI Dulux Silver Cloud;
- Re-upholstered an old bench in Laura Ashley Bowlin Driftwood Fabric from InVu Drapery;
- Added an Ikea Alvine Ruta Rug.
Total time spent: on and off over a 2-month period;
Total cost: too painful to recall.
Hope everyone has a great weekend, and stay warm!