Thursday, August 22, 2013

Room by room - master bedroom

Tucked in the corner of the new house, in the furthest spot from everyone, is our retreat.  

First up, the furniture.  We've owned the bedroom set for nearly our whole marriage.  It was a cheap one in 1997, and frankly I am surprised it's still holding up.  Strider expressed interest in swapping it for something else but I like the classic look of it, and while it's showing a bit of wear, it's doing alright.

Here is my dresser/mirror.  I no longer do makeup in here, so it should stay less cluttered than in the last house.

I found the necklace hanger (acrylic knobs on a board) for $5. It organizes my jewelry nicely, and was already the perfect color.

  With a tiny closet I needed to get creative for shoe storage.  I love my shoes.  At Ross I got this telescoping tiered shoe rack for a fraction of the Amazon price.    I think I paid $15?  Brilliant, I tell you.

So, yeah.  I didn't think we could have a smaller closet than at the last house but I was wrong.  Most of what you see here is Strider's stuff.  Starting at the yellow shirt on the right, my clothes hang in about 2 feet of space.  He has the front-of-the-closet-because-I-dress-for-work-in-the-morning part.  I have the back-of-the-closet-so-I-can't-really-reach-it part.  It's a royal pain.  C'est la vie.

 This dresser is for hubs.  We re-purposed some hooks and made a spot for robes behind the door.  

The room has hints of gray, teal and apple green.  The throw pillow and floral shades were from Target clearance and add a little bit of interest to the plain cherrywood bed & white comforter.

I love the old windows and didn't want to make custom curtains and all that jazz.  After two months of wondering who might get a glimpse of us changing clothes or something, I bought this window film, which gives privacy but still lets in light.

I've decided to keep our bags for attending the temple right by the door.  I'm hoping it will be a reminder to go often?

This guy is the best thing to ever happen to me.  We're forever newlyweds.  I put our picture with a gorgeous  $7 teal owl from Ross here on my dresser along with a candle I've had forever, and dollar store dogwood flowers in a thrift store vase.    

Sheesh, after getting this room all ready for photos, it's too nice to sleep in tonight :)  Maybe I'll lay on top of the covers.

I'd still love some updates in here.

1.  I'd like to add some pillows.

Wonder if I could make that?

These look just like my lampshades

Love these patterns.

2. Add wall art?

source: Pinterest
Wedding song

Framed words

3. And we definitely need to change the light fixture

source: Pinterest

For now, it's not hip or fancy (fitting, cuz we aren't either), but it's one of my favorite spaces in the house.  

It's quiet. 

The kids really NEVER come in (our previous master bedroom was a major gathering place).  

The a/c blasts this room super cold (LOVE).  

We finally have privacy glass so that we don't feel conspicuous.
We downsized some stuff before moving, so even though it's small, it's fairly easy to keep clean.  

And here's a big one - we decided to dump the tv.  


The phrase I look at every day when I open my eyes.  

Boy, is it ever.


  1. I love this room!!! I love all your other ideas too. It all makes me want to re-do a room :)

  2. I love to see all your great finds! You're amazing at that.
    I love the you & me.


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