Master Bedroom Evolution

I’m giving you all a break from our board and batten madness (I have one more space to complete), and am going to change gears to focus on our master bedroom.  Our master bedroom was falling flat with me when we looked at our new house, and it was the first room that I painted as a result.  By looking at the before pictures, you can probably understand why.

The salmon colored walls and heavy drapes – no thanks.  So, we decided to go for more of a calm, cool relaxing vibe, and painted the walls in Sherwin Williams’ “Mineral Deposit”.  
Mineral Deposit

It’s a great blue/gray color and changes with the light during the day.  Plus, it really opened up the room – moreso than I even expected.  We (ok, my dad) also took down the heavy drapes, which really made a huge difference to the look and feel of the room.  We freshened up the room a bit further by having carpets cleaned and stretched since they were looking pretty sad.

FYI – The ceiling is not pink, that’s just the way the
light makes it look

 While I still don’t consider this room “done”, it’s definitely a huge improvement from where it started.  I added some dummy panels to frame the window, and we put up some bamboo shades as well, since the previous owners had NO blinds whatsoever.  One of the big selling points of this house is that we don’t need blinds since there is no one behind us.  But I value my sleep and don’t always appreciate being awakened by Mr. Golden Sun.

View out of our bedroom window – LOVE it. 
I’m still not completely satisfied with my window at the moment, since I wanted to hang the bamboo shades so that they were level with the drapes, but I’m working on a way to fix that.   But then sometimes I think they might be ok the way they are… (Ignore the cords – both from the shades and the tv…)

We bought a great storage bench for the foot of the bed.  Fills the space nicely and is functional to boot.

I would still like to add some sort of banding or embellishment on the drapery panels, and I need to get a bedskirt as well.  Not to mention that I am SO going to replace that ceiling fan with some sort of chandelier.  It’s all a work in progress.   Baby steps, right?

Thanks for stopping by!


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    January 20, 2011 at 5:23 pm

    Hi Jenny-

    What a fabulous before and after, even if you still have some more things you want to do. Wow, it looks so modern now. It looks so fresh – I bet you are sleeping better now as it is such a serene color.

    Your view is lovely. I love when I have a good view or at least something nice and natural to look at out my windows.
    My best- Diane

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    January 20, 2011 at 5:42 pm

    Wow, gorgeous! Your room is beautiful! Looks like a relaxing hotel room! I love it!

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    the cape on the corner
    January 20, 2011 at 6:34 pm

    your space looks amazing! i really like that paint color, and with your furniture in it, it's just wonderful. i like how you did your drapes-with the two separate curtain rods. and your backyard view, i'd like to wake up to that, too!

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    January 20, 2011 at 10:58 pm

    the room turned out beautiful. love the color. looks very classy…

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    January 20, 2011 at 11:18 pm

    And can I just say, that I love your property? I don't know if you have any power down by your gazebo, but I saw one decorated at Christmas time with lots of beautiful white lights. It was so pretty!

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    January 20, 2011 at 11:31 pm

    I love the new color. What a huge room! And that view??? Very nice!

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    January 21, 2011 at 1:48 pm

    Love the new look! I just painted my bedroom a similar color yesterday, and have white bedding picked out as well!

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    January 21, 2011 at 2:11 pm

    Wow. What a transformation. It looks so calm and serene now. It also really makes the white molding really pop! Love the paint color! 🙂

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    Cozy Home Scenes
    January 21, 2011 at 5:32 pm

    You've made some great changes since the before room. I like the spa feeling you've got going on in there now. I'm sure it will be perfect once you get everything done!

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    January 21, 2011 at 6:35 pm

    What an amazing transformation. I love the new color. It's easy to change the width of your blog. I just did it so that I could have larger pictures as well. I linked over from Remodelaholic. Your post caught my eye. I love the look of your blog so I am your latest follower. I'd love if you would come check out mine at It would be great if you would follow me back. Again, great job on your room.

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    pk @ Room Remix
    January 22, 2011 at 12:33 am

    It's already such a dramatic transformation, done or not! It's so pretty now, and it must be a huge relief to be rid of that salmon. 🙂 Love what you've done.

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    January 22, 2011 at 1:38 am

    Wow! Your bedroom is such a wonderful space. I love the color you chose for your walls. Very calming. You mentioned the cords…they drove me nuts when we added a flatscreen tv in our bedroom. Our set up is very similar to yours–tv above a dresser. if your husband is handy, mine cut a whole in the wall behind the dresser by the outlet. He then snaked the wires behind the wall from the tv and dvd player out to the outlet. Then we put a cover over the whole to tidy it all up. Hope it works out for you…

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    January 22, 2011 at 2:19 am

    What a beautiful bedroom! I really wanted a nice gray in our master as well. We looked at Sherwin Williams and of course I ended up with something is a little more blue. Aqua always draws me…
    That is such a peaceful, calming room. I can't show my husband! He'll say, "That's what we were going for.." 🙂

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    January 22, 2011 at 3:33 am

    Absolutely beautiful and I LOVE your new wall color-so calming.

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    January 22, 2011 at 4:02 am

    I love that storage bench. I've been looking for something, but my space is so limited. Your color choice is so much better than what was there. It looks great.

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    Mandi Smith T
    January 22, 2011 at 4:04 am

    Great job on your Master! M.

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    Rachael@Lovely Crafty Home
    January 22, 2011 at 2:21 pm

    I love the changes you've made so far! The color is great 🙂

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    January 22, 2011 at 4:57 pm

    WHOA! That is fantastic… and what a view. Great job – I am so jealous. visiting from Show and Tell Saturday…

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    The only and only Lady:
    January 22, 2011 at 4:59 pm

    I love the transformation!!! Stop by and see my master bedroom…I have started on a transformation too!!!

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    January 22, 2011 at 5:15 pm

    it looks beautiful 🙂


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    Stephanie Lynn @Under the Table and Dreaming
    January 23, 2011 at 1:32 am

    Such a fabulous transformation. I love the wall color and the ceiling molding is amazing. Fantastic job – I bet you are thrilled! Hope you are enjoying your weekend ~ Stephanie Lynn

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    Dearest Home
    January 23, 2011 at 6:21 am

    I love it!! So calm and serene! And your view is awesome!


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    January 23, 2011 at 6:44 pm

    It looks amazing. That wall color with the dark rattan blinds is just fantastic!!

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    Orange it Lovely
    January 24, 2011 at 1:40 am

    wow. amazing changes! love it all!!

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    January 24, 2011 at 12:40 pm

    Love the transformation of your master bedroom 🙂 I'm glad I stopped by and I'm now your newest follower !

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    vintage vine
    January 24, 2011 at 2:38 pm

    Great job! It does not even look like the same room, visitng from Dittle Dattle…love your blog!

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    Keisha Lynn @ Project Campbell
    January 25, 2011 at 2:50 am

    It's beautiful!!! I just did our master bedroom makeover too! You can check it out at my blog! Thanks for sharing!!!

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    January 26, 2011 at 1:45 am

    beautiful room!

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    January 26, 2011 at 2:35 am

    How pretty your bedroom looks. Love the new color and your ceiling is gorgeous!
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia 😉

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    Here On Crow Creek
    January 26, 2011 at 2:59 am

    Your bedroom looks soo pretty now jenny! Loving the new color! Looks so cozy. I saw your post over at Kim's linky party:)

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    Kim @ Savvy Southern Style
    January 26, 2011 at 3:39 am

    Love the new paint color and what a large beautiful room.

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    January 27, 2011 at 1:50 am

    Love your bedroom! Just came across you from Thrifty Decor Chick 🙂 The color is so much more soothing than the before. And it is awesome that you have so much privacy in the back!

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    Jessica @ Take Two Designs
    January 27, 2011 at 2:23 am

    I love that color on the walls! I will have to check that out at my local Sherwin Williams! 🙂 God bless!!

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    Courtney {a thoughtful place}
    January 27, 2011 at 3:49 am

    Hi Jenny! So fun to see you on TDC!!!! Yay! Loving all of your projects!

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    January 27, 2011 at 6:17 pm

    LOVE the room! The feel is amazing!!

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    January 28, 2011 at 3:18 am

    Beautiful Bedroom. Just found your site! Going to go take a look around. 🙂

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    Karen At Home
    January 28, 2011 at 3:00 pm

    Wow, what a stunning transformation! I love the paint color, I have been looking for the perfect blue gray for our dining room. I will certainly be adding that one to the list.

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    Sarah @ Cozy.Cottage.Cute.
    January 29, 2011 at 7:31 pm

    Your room is looking reallllly good so far. It's amazing what a new colour can do for a room!

    I love those bamboo shades against the white trim. We have similar ones and I've loved them with all my heart since the day we put them up.

    Good luck with the rest of your baby steps!!


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    Lori @ Projects Plenty
    February 3, 2011 at 3:24 pm

    Your master is a beautiful room. You did a great job choosing your wall color and I adore your bed linens. Thanks for sharing.

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    Jennifer Rizzo
    February 3, 2011 at 4:48 pm

    Your room is so pretty! I am so glad you could share it with us! What a difference a color change makes. It looks so restful and serene now. I am so glad you could join in on the party! Jen

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