Our master bedroom is still a work in progress, but we have accomplished quite a bit, and I’m enjoying what we’ve done so far.
Here is the before: builder beige walls, old beat up bed, garage sale lamps purchased in 1998, tired four-year-old quilt.
After: Behr Ultra Burnished Metal on walls, new “adult” lamps from JC Penney, new duvet cover, IKEA pillows, bye-bye bed. Also, much less clutter. One of the first things my sisters did was help me sort through all the extra stuff in my bedroom. I didn’t even show you the stacks of magazines and books and baskets full of clean laundry that were there before!
Before: no window treatment, awkwardly placed mismatched chair.
After: new IKEA curtains and rod, chair moved.
Wendy recovered the chair for me, and we moved it to the other side of the room, where a cluttered old bookcase used to be. We had a hard time finding fabric in the right color gray; this was the best we could find. It has a little too much green in it (though I think this picture exaggerates it). It’s still a vast improvement.
I have another element that I’m working on and hope to have done in a day or two. After that, I need a headboard, a new bedskirt, artwork, a bench or something better scaled to the end of the bed….
In the mean time, we’ll enjoy our new clutter free retreat!