Sweet and Petite Blue & Green Master Suite {A Work In Progress}

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master bedroom with pottery barn bedding
I still have a few details and one BIG project in our master bedroom that I need to complete, but it is pretty close to the finish line. If I had waited until I felt like it was completely done, you’d never get to see it! Rooms in this home change faster than Katy Perry’s hair color.
This is how our bedroom looked back in 2006.

In 2008, I went though a I-must-paint-all-my-walls-chocolate-brown phase. This was Cup Of Cocoa from Behr and it looked delicious for about 3 years.

 

Still on the to-do list:
1. Change the headboard. I’d love to find an old door to make a headboard, but I’m not having any luck on Craigslist or at the Habitat For Humanity store. I may just recover it to a wheat colored linen that would go better with the shades and rug.
2. Since I like the wainscoting that I put up in our living room, kitchen and hall bath, I’m planning on putting up board and batten on the wall behind our bed. It would lighten the room up even more and add character.
3. I still need to put the matching pulls on the nightstand on the left. I had to strip and spray paint some vintage pulls that I found on Ebay.
What’s been done so far:
We added new windows throughout the house and had the installers enlarge the window that you see on the left. From this window, you can see our garden, our fire pit, and our eleven year old Japanese Maple that is a beautiful shade of red right now. Beyond that, our property backs up to a 7,000 acre state park. Although it’s not our land, we get to enjoy the benefits of the privacy and the view.
blue and green master bedroom in progress

master bedroom

My favorite change has been repainting the room a light grayish-blue, Gray Cashmere from Benjamin Moore (BM 2138-60). It’s a close second to changing our bedroom set paint color from black to white. This set is from the 1950’s and the veneer on the tops of the nightstands was damaged beyond repair, so I added trim and mirrors to cover it up. I also added castor wheels to make the nightstands 2 inches higher so they are more proportionate to the height of the bed.
mirrored nightstands
To see more details on how I made over our nightstands, see my tutorial over here.
The only place that we can put the bed is in front of the window. It is what it is. To make the window behind the bed appear to be the same size as the other window, I hung the curtains close to the ceiling and beyond each side of the bed.
Since I work night shift and sleep during the day, the curtains are light blocking and insulated to keep out the heat, sun and some of the noise.
master bedroom in blues and greens
On the other side of the room, is the dresser. It was also once painted black. The mirror frame was a freebie that I found in my Dad’s old barn.
 Simplicity In The South.
Although it took 3 days to paint all the furniture, I’m glad that I did it and got it over with!
{If you would like to see how I made the framed burlap necklace holder, click here.}
master bedroom dresser
master bedroom dresser vignette
As with all my other projects in our home, a little bit gets done at a time. The plan is to tackle the wainscoting project later this fall.
If you would like to know the link to where I purchased anything, please feel free to ask me in the comments or an email.
Later this week, I’ll have another painting project and a fall display to show you, so I hope you stop back by!
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  7. You have a Lovely home! I love that you work with what you have. I need to get better at that. I love those bamboo shades in your bedroom. Can you share where you bought them? Did you install them yourself? All I can say is “Wow”! A lovely home!

  8. Hi Tricia,
    Where did you find the bold green pillow that matches the bedding so perfectly??!

    1. Hi Kelsey! I found the pillow at Marshall’s. I had to dig to find it and it was the last one so I felt pretty lucky!

  9. This is beautifully down. I have always loved the use of green and blue in a space; one of my favorite combinations. I have to check out your tutorial on redoing the night stands. I have also recently place a bed in front of a window – one of my kids – because of lack of options, and it works so well. I am a new follower.

    1. Hi Lisa! I agree, blue and green is my favorite, too, especially for a bedroom. I’m so glad you’re following!

  10. Love this! What color white did you use to paint all of the bedroom furniture?

    1. Hey Sona! I just sent you an email. Let me know if you didn’t get it. Thanks!

  11. I love all of this room! I have been looking for that color of curtain but can’t find any. Would you mind sharing where you found these?

    1. Thank you, Heather! I found these curtains on Smartbargains.com. I just went to their website and it looks like they are not even selling drapes now.:( Something similar is sold on Overstock.com. (Promise, I’m not affiliated with Overstock) These are green velvet and the same length, but the grommets are nickel instead of bronze: http://www.overstock.com/Home-Garden/Hunter-Green-Grommet-Velvet-Blackout-Curtain-Panel/6778042/product.html These have the bronze grommets and are the same length, but they are not velvet. Looks like the reviews are good: http://www.overstock.com/Home-Garden/Grommet-Top-Thermal-Insulated-84-inch-Blackout-Curtain-Panel-Pair/4359827/product.html Hope that helps!

      1. Thanks! I will check these out!

  12. Tricia, I’m a new follower. I love your bedroom and laundry room. I’m in the process of picking out things to change over those same two rooms in my home to the similar color combinations – light & bright blues with lime green. It is so pretty together. Where did you get your quilt/comforter? It’s exactly what I’m looking for. Thanks!

    1. Hi Krista! The duvet/comforter is from Pottery Barn and was purchased on EBay. I also saw it in the Pottery Barn Outlet about 4 months ago. It is called Sydney Palampore.

  13. I have two night stands that sit a little too low. I love the idea of adding the casters! Where did you buy them? Kim

  14. Hi Tricia, It looks beautiful!! I love the new look too:). jen

  15. I love the two aqua/white geometric pillows! Mind sharing where you puchased them?

  16. Love the new wall colour! It looks so fresh! It is so much easier to see the detail in your furniture now that you have painted them white. Well done!

    1. Thanks, Bronwyn! I debated with myself whether it would be worth the trouble, but you’re right, it it brings out the detail.

  17. Just gorgeous! I love the bed linen and the curtain/blind combo. Oh the power of paint! Your right, it’s hard to call it done, I think that’s the truly lovely thing about a home, it changes with you.

    1. That is the truth! Your home changes with you in order to make it your own. I didn’t realize that until we had it on the market and tried to decorate it to please the potential buyers. After we decided not to move, we started decorating it for us and I’ve been so much happier with it.

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