Monday, March 4, 2013

Master Bedroom Updates

In my New Years Resolution Post I wrote the following-
"Update the Master Bedroom.  I am working on redoing the bedding and nightstands.  For Christmas I got this new Duvet from West Elm (on clearance for $60 instead of $120 yeah!).   Now I just need new pillows and a throw for a whole new look.
 I also got a couple of these foyer tables from World Market (regularly $200, but I was able to get them 25% off so $150 each).  I am using them for nightstands.  I love the shape and style, however the color doesn't work for my room -but I can change that!"

UPDATE: I finally got around to painting the nightstands and changing up the bedding.  

Here is the Before

And Here is the After

The reason I bought these foyer tables instead of regular nightstands was because they fill the space perfectly.  I didn't like how our old nightstands looked so small and didn't fit quite right- plus our old nightstands weren't really "chosen" to be nightstands for our master bedroom - they were just random pieces of furniture that were functioning as such!  Kinda funny that I love to decorate and yet this is the first time in my life I picked out and bought nightstands for my room!
By the way I was able to repurpose the old nightstands for other rooms which worked out great!

For the nightstands I used Annie Sloan's chalk paint (in French Linen).  I LOVE how they turned out.  This is my first experience with this paint and I must say I now understand all the hype.  It really is fantastic paint.  Of all the furniture pieces I have painted over the years this took the least amount of effort for the greatest result!  Yahoo!  I definitely recommend the stuff.  It isn't in too many stores so I just ordered mine from a store online and had it shipped to me.  I didn't use Annie Sloan's furniture wax -just some other wax I had on hand to finish them off once the paint had dried.

My walls are still looking very bare but the plans for the room are just to big to tackle this year - I think these recent small changes will help me be patient for the rest of the room to come together,
 next year maybe?

For the bedding I already mentioned I got the square tuck duvet cover from West Elm for a great deal.  I will warn you if you are thinking of this duvet it doesn't look like the picture on West Elm's website - it is a very wrinkly, messy looking duvet (unless of course you want to spend hours ironing it so that it does look like their picture! - no thanks!)

The grey blanket at the end of the bed was a final sale item from Restoration Hardware.  The color of the blanket is "Fog" and is a great match to the color of the nightstands.  Restoration Hardware carries a lot of bedding in the color "Fog" but this particular blanket (Triple Gauze Cotton Coverlet) is no longer available in that color.

The white twill euro square pillows were from Ballard Designs - after Thanksgiving the company sent me a $50 gift card (thankYOU!)  so all together they ended up being just $20 with free monogramming and free shipping!

And the bolster pillow I made using the remaining pillow from my dining room settee couch and a sham from Z Gallerie (they no longer carry the shams but still have curtains in this pattern).

It is all very neutral, but I like to think of it as calming and sophisticated 
and I'm kinda into that right now!


  1. Very beautiful! I love your bed- do you mind sharing where it is from?

    1. The bed was bought years ago from a store called Campo in Salt Lake that has since gone out of business. Sorry!

    2. It is absolutely beautiful. One of those pieces that you can't help but love.

  2. Any idea what color white is on the walls? Sorry if you've said this a million times before- I'm new to your blog via Pinterest. Love the master!!!