Well, we’ve come to the end of the One Room Challenge and our master bedroom is now unrecognizable from where we started. I am SO EXCITED to share all of the details, including the DIY board and batten wall in a totally unique pattern, our hacked IKEA hemnes dressers, and how we mixed textures and neutral colors to create a relaxing oasis. First, here’s a reminder of where this room started when we bought our home.
It was drab. It was stale. It was yellow. When we moved in, I immediately painted the walls with Revere Pewter, but otherwise, our IKEA dressers and old suede tufted headboard moved right in. I knew it wouldn’t be long before I would tackle this room. You can read about my design plans and my design inspiration in my previous posts. Here’s the mood board I started with for this challenge.
So, without further ado, here is my brand new master bedroom!
I will be sharing all of the details and step by step instructions for our DIYs soon, but for how, here are the highlights. We DIY’d the board and batten in a pattern that is meant to frame out the bed and side dressers/nightstands with a subtle and modern pattern. Speaking of the dressers, they USED to be IKEA Hemnes dressers but got a DIY makeover complete with cane webbing, black, satin, paint, and new gold bar pulls. We replaced the ceiling light, bed, curtains, and blinds. We added a super functional reading/working corner so we can relax or finish whatever we need to for the day in comfort.
I still have to do a number of things in this room. I’m waiting on COVID-delayed packages, which contain the new family photos for our picture frames as well as a mirror for over the bed. The paint is literally still drying on the dressers and I have one more coat and a few tweaks to finish there. I’m waiting for a full length mirror to go against the wall where I’m standing for this picture. Finally, I’m going to DIY some art for the reading corner. I just haven’t gotten there just yet.
It is exceptionally difficult to do a home reno project like this with two young kiddos, full time jobs, and a new puppy in the age of COVID, but we learned how to divide and conquer, and when that isn’t possible, to work until the weeeee hours of the morning. I also learned to trust my instinct and the image of the room in my head. I may not be able to picture every detail from the beginning, but the pieces become clearer as I go and I know my instincts are usually good.
I’m still digesting everything we learned, but I know for a fact that I’m super thankful for my hubby, who cut, glued, nailed, caulked, painted, and cleaned like a mad man for me, even when he did not totally see or understand the end result. He also distracted the kiddos as mommy finished just one more thing, over and over and over.
I’m also super grateful for Better Homes & Gardens and the One Room Challenge for the opportunity to document this crazy journey and share it with all of you. I’m already planning my next two ORC projects!
So, what do you think of our master bedroom?!