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Saturday, April 21, 2012

Master Bedroom Update

   We have finally completed our master bedroom! Sure, there's a few things here and there that still need to be resolved, but we're ready to share what we've come up with!

Before = an empty room, cream walls - not even worth sharing a photo...

After = Behr "Aloof Gray" walls + and one big yellow-green wall :)

All of our white furniture and bedding really pops off of our big green accent wall :)
Our bedframe is Trondheim from IKEA - I think they are discontinuing the collection...
Instead of night stands, we flanked our bed with these tall cabinets for extra storage.
Not pictured = sweet white floor slider drawer that fit right under the bed: one on each side
The cabinets are all white, just like our bed frame, but from the Besta IKEA collection:
typically seen in a living room in some combination for an entertainment center.
We selected these low profile door pulls preferring to keep the doors clean of chunky knobs/handles.
We were starting to run into a whole lot of flat white staring at us - SO!
We added a little texture and warmth into the inset panels of the cabinet doors.
- Picked out a nice neutral handmade paper at Dick Blick - its hard to tell in the photo, but the color has
a slight yellow/green cast to it, that ties in nicely with our wall color.
- Took measurements and I cut down the paper with a knife and straight edge
(my cutting method of choice for pretty much everything! )
-  little sticky tabs along the edges in the corners and VOILA! Customized cabinet door panels!
The project cost us about 8$ with some extra paper to save for a future project ;)
We added a shelf above our head board to hold our new little, adjustable task lighting - great for reading in bed :)
And above the shelf = the vintage cabinet door we purchased back in Feb. at the Be Mine Market (see earlier post)
Our duvet - from Urban Outfitters - combines both of our favorite colors: yellow for Elisa and orange for Kevin!
+ the little birds with the great scandi floral makes me happy :)  I was surprised at my wedding shower (a while ago now!) with yellow monograming on the gray pillowcases that we'd registered for! Perfect!
Yes Finch's bed has a spot too! Finch's duvet isn't new, but it was custom made by my mom and I with a durable + cozy green berber fleece  (Fits over a 3' x 4' grid of pillows that we sewed together) Duvets for dog beds are the best - so easy to pull off and wash + easy to customize to fit in with a color scheme.
+ Finch gets yellow monogramming on his pillow too :)
We customized our IKEA Malm dresser - yet another big block of white - with these sweet decals from Mykea, a company that makes decals to fit just about any Ikea furniture out of Amsterdam (see earlier post)
+ Kevin built me a sturdy wooden "TV Boost" that allows us to store our TV components under our bedroom TV.
It's been spray painted gray of course...
Our bedroom didn't have previously hardwired lighting, and instead of hardwiring in a new fixture,
we just added this white glass pendant above our TV/Closet area to light the way
+ Super sale purchase of this gray with white knobs dresser for Elisa, from where else: Ikea - for 99$ (also being discontinued). I had really wanted to add a non-white dresser that wasn't a big brick/black hole in the room - this dresser features curved legs and nice beveled edge details.
+ Above my new dresser hangs the mirror! Remember? The mirror that used to hang in my parent's house, that I spray painted white - originally intended for our master bathroom! (see earlier mirror project post)
Well it finally found a home and I love it!
   Thanks for being our bedroom guests ;) It's so nice to have such a cozy room completed + we added lots of functional storage space too! We just need to get a few things up on the walls... I'm having wall-commitment issues and I think it's started to drive Kevin nuts. He's SO over all the bare walls throughout the house. 
   We'll get there...and when we do you'll be the first to know!

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