Finally…the Master Bedroom Reveal

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Are there any Seinfeld fans out there?

I’ll admit…I could watch reruns of Seinfeld for days.

You know how they have “the close talker” and “the re-gifter” and even “the bad breaker-upper”…? Well I’ve decided that I’m “the slow goer.” Case in point…my master bedroom makeover…

Master Bedroom Tour-Cover

Back in the earliest days of spring, I began working on my bedroom.

Here’s where it started.

I began my transformation with a fresh coat of paint.

Knowing that I intended to keep the curtains (mainly because I have too much invested in them) I needed to pick colors that would work well with them. Wanting a good neutral, I chose Olympic Classic Khaki for the walls and Navajo White for the ceiling.

Next came some furniture rearranging, which lead to shopping the house and moving furniture in and out. I replaced a small sofa with my two favorite black chairs. (Just ask my son how I made him help me carry them…through the snow laden yard.)

They had been in the basement, where I never spent any time. How can you enjoy something when you never get to use it? Now, I can look at the beauties every day.

Master Bedroom Tour

Once I had my furniture arranged and realized that I actually liked it, I decided to create a feature wall. Literally, I was sitting in bed and thought, “I think I’ll put stripes on that wall!”

So I did…creating the stripes using the Navajo White that I had used on the ceiling.

You can find my tutorial for Perfect Painted Stripes here.

Master Bedroom Tour

Ok…at that point, the paint was good to go and the furniture was placed. That included this adorable desk with mail sorter that once belonged to my husband’s grandmother.

Master Bedroom Tour

Master Bedroom Tour

Then the wall decor…

Above the desk, I hung my DIY Branch Mirror and above the nightstands I added some vintage glass doors from an old armoire and layered them with oval antique frames. You can find the tutorial for that project here.

master bedroom tour

master bedroom tour

Now during all this time, I had searched for bedding. I bought and returned and then bought and returned some more…until finally I fell in love with a duvet cover from Pottery Barn. It’s the Kendra Trellis Duvet Cover in Sandstone. I layered it on top of a simple off-white quilt that I found at HomeGoods, along with three off-white pillows.

Master Bedroom Tour

Because I couldn’t find exactly what I wanted in throw pillows, I just made my own. I created the two geometric orange and white pillows from a single curtain panel that I purchased at Target. The fur pillow is another HomeGoods find that I had used in my living room…I love shopping the house.

Master Bedroom Throw Pillows

Finally, I moved on to the gallery wall, which developed over several weeks.

Master Bedroom Tour

It started out being two rows high, with the arrows being the highest point. Then it grew…

Master Bedroom Tour

and grew…with a mixture of objects…and prints…and photos…and I LOVE IT!

Master Bedroom Tour

Last week, I painted this “armoire turned tv stand”. I removed the doors and gave it a good coat of Chalk Paint® decorative paint by Annie Sloan in French Linen.

Master Bedroom Tour Armoire

This last piece of furniture was the final makeover that I wanted to do…for now. (There’s usually always something I want to do later.)

Once it was finished, I finalized that side of the room with a mirror. This mirror hung on the wall originally, but it has leaned against the wall since I painted, which if you remember was early spring!

Yes…it’s been there awhile…but I like it. So I’ve decided to leave it leaning against the wall instead of hanging it.

Master Bedroom Tour

Since this mirror is not as tall as a typical leaning mirror, I added some vintage baskets above it, to fill the space and add some texture to the wall. I wanted to use mostly round baskets to contrast the rectangle mirror. I don’t like to have too many identical shapes in one spot.

Master Bedroom Tour

Master Bedroom Tour

Last, but not least…the decorative accessories…

Master Bedroom Tour

little touches here and there…

Master Bedroom Tour

a garden seat instead of a chair…

DIY Tree Branch Mirror Desk Decor 5

a tray to corral everything on the nightstand…

Master bedroom

books, baskets and a woven sphere…

Master Bedroom Tour

a pillow on the chair…

Master Bedroom Tour

and a horse on top.

Master Bedroom Tour

I told you I was a “slow goer.” I took my time on this master bedroom makeover. But when it’s the place you call “mine,” you want it to be a place you love. You want to walk in and smile. You need it to be a space that makes you happy. It needs to greet you!


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  1. Gorgeous! I love the gallery wall! Where did you get the arrows and the animal head? Thanks!

    xoxo Trina

    • Thanks so much Trina! I made the arrows and the animal head is from West Elm. It was one of their silver ones, but I spray painted it white. It was on sale and the white paint made it perfect. Have a great week!

  2. love that basket arrangement and the stripes. enjoy!
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  3. Leslie, your bedroom looks great! I’m sure it was well worth the late. Compared to me, you’re super speedy. We painted our bedroom um….almost 2 years ago…and it’s still waiting for the next step!
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    • Thank you Jennifer! I will admit that it actually was probably “fast” compared to my normal pace. lol!
      Everything you do is worth the wait…I love your style and everything you do!
      Have a great week.

  4. This is a beautiful space! Pinning and sharing tomorrow on my Facebook page.
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  5. looks great!!
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  6. Gorgeous!! If taking it slow always turns out that amazing….then go turtle go! I love it, the stripes those black chairs the gallery wall, the gold touches. All of it…..WOnderful job!
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  7. Beverley Leonie says:

    Well, well…..the house on the way has arrived! Good job; your decor/design would make anyone smile. My favorite is the sitting area.

  8. What a beautiful retreat, Leslie! Love the gallery wall…never thought to create one in a bedroom. It really makes it cozy! Thanks for sharing :)
    Christy@Confessions of a Serial Do-it-Yourselfer recently posted…Get Your DIY On August: Room RevampsMy Profile

  9. Such an inviting room! Love it.
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  10. What a gorgoeaous room – I love the orange pillows and the gold accents!

  11. Oh my! What a gorgeous decor! Love the mirror by the wall. Your gallery wall looks amazing! Btw, Seinfeld fan here! Love each and every episode of the show and can watch the reruns anytime!
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  12. Fabulous!!! Leslie, I’m so inspired to start adding my touch to my room after looking at your beautiful bedroom!!! Makes my heart skip a beat!!! XO, Aimee
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  13. Love your bedroom! You’ve inspired me to get going on mine. Have been wanting to try the striping for awhile! Also, love how you incorporated your existing window treatments into the design. They look like they were meant to be there…..beautiful!
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  14. Being a “slow goer” obviously works pretty well for you Leslie because your bedroom is gorgeous. You did an amazing job with your gallery wall – just love it! So glad you linked up to Best of the Nest!
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  15. Leslie, Your bedroom looks positively lovely, Would you please share with me where you found your coverlet and shams. The are exactly what I have been looking for. Thanks, Deb

  16. Leslie this room is stunning!!! I love your mixture of prints. It’s adorable :) I am featuring you on my blog today!! Thank you for sharing with us at Get Your DIY on with your Room Revamp. I hope you’ll join us next month for your Pinterest Inspired Project!
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