Friday, September 24, 2010

Wanna See Our (in seductive voice) Master Bedroom?

Last week, I showed you guys our living room.  This week on show us your life over at Kelly's korner is show us your master bedroom.  Like I did with the living room,  I'll walk you through our works in progress.  I should say that the master bedroom is a place I've really come to cherish.  In college, your bedroom becomes your everything.  Your bed is a table, a couch, and a place to sleep.  Now though, our master bedroom is used for 3 things only: (1) sex (yep, that deserved to be #1), (2) sleep, and (3) watching TV together on Saturday mornings (now in the fall, that's college game day).  Evan says our master is his favorite room in the house...hmm...wonder why? Actually, according to him, out of all the rooms I decorated, he thought I did the best job on this one, but I don't believe him one bit.  Do you?  I think this room has simply provided him with a million great memories. ; )

Ok, I'm done with the sexy talk of this blog post...It's kinda hard not to mention it when showing you the master though.

Haha...hard...ok, I'm really not trying to do this.  So sorry.  I'm immature.  Now, for the room.

Before picture:
We really had a blank slate to work with.  

None of the walls were previously painted, but she left behind her curtains and they might look mighty familiar to you in a second...

The Inbetween Stage:
The first thing that concerned me about the master was the headboard.  As I've mentioned before, this house was decorated on a mega budget, so I knew we couldn't afford bedroom furniture.  SO, I got a screen/ room divider from World Market and used that instead.  I bought this screen for $80 on clearance and I LOVE it.

As you can see, we didn't have nightstands.  Nightstands are actually INCREDIBLY overpriced and fortunately, my husband is quite the handy man.  So one weekend, our great friend Mike came to visit and we put him to work.

Mike and Evan finished the nightstands and then I stained them.  But, the nightstands weren't my biggest was THIS view of the master that still had me all riled up. 

YUCK!  The room was so lifeless and plain.  So like I did with the living room...I decided to paint more.  I liked the blue theme I started on the wall behind the headboard, so we kept on going with that theme.

The Master Bedroom Today:

I bought that beautiful big mirror at Pier 1 Imports.  It was originally $300 bucks and I got it on clearance for $80.  I thought I had still overpaid, but according to my Mom I got an amazing deal.

The little ottoman beneath the mirror is pretty new.  We bought it at Target a couple weeks ago because now that Liliana is here, we need all the storage we can get!

As you can see, our dressers don't match.  We bought the tall one (the smaller one, aka Evan's) at an antique shop for $65 and we bought mine at a furniture store that's kinda the equivalent of TJMaxx.  The back of it has a tiny hole so the price was cut in half.  I personally don't see the back of the thing, so it looked great to me!

As for the plant...that's a banana plant that I saw at my Godsister's house one day and knew immediately that I had to buy it when I got back to Lubbock.  Thank you Target!  It adds so much to the room.

Evan's finished product!  Aren't these nightstands nice?  I thought I would take a picture of his nightstand to show what a dork he is, but you can't see the title of these books...I kid you not, his fun reading pleasure books include "The Double Helix." There's also a Baby Bargains, Ernest Hemingway, and Father-to-be Book in there too though, so he's not THAT lame. 

For our 3 year wedding anniversary, we said no gifts because the bill for Liliana's birth was arriving about this time and we simply couldn't afford any other expenses.  That being said, Evan did do this.  He framed our marriage license!  It's up in our master now and looks so pretty!  This isn't something that should be in a filing cabinet like it had been for so long!

Since we couldn't really afford to buy lots of artwork, I decided that I would paint something.  I am not a painter by any means, but the canvas was $4 so I would sure as heck try!

I found this quote and loved it.  So appropriate for what marriage is all about, and so appropriate to put in our little romantic sanctuary.

I'll add this picture just because I like the recessed ceiling a lot.  

Hope you guys like our master and hope you have a fabulous weekend!


  1. you did a great job! love that mirror :-)

  2. It looks great! I love the blue and brown combination.

  3. I love the blues and browns in your room, so pretty!!

  4. I love the paint color! I find a lot of deals in the scratch and dent sections of furniture stores!

  5. I love it! You are so funny-not trying to be a creeper, but I feel like we would be good friends in real life...

  6. So beautiful!! I love it!!

    Oh, and FYI...that ottoman is on sale this week at Target, so if you still have your receipt you can take the receipt in and get the difference back!

  7. OK, I don't have a headboard at all either, but I seriously LOVE your idea! I have never in my adult life owned "bed furniture" (I have a big mattress and bedspring that sit pretty high just from the floor) and it's one of those things that has always made me feel less grown up, but in the same sense... I've never wanted to spend the money on a headboard and actual bed stand (what is that thing called?) But you may have inspired me here lady!!

  8. Wow! The room looks awesome! Great work! I love before and after photos:)

    Stopping by from Lady Bloggers!

  9. you did a great job....I love your bedroom....Great blog....Happy Saturday!
    I have a Christmas ornament giveaway on my holiday bog that ends Sunday night....