A few months ago we purchased my forever dream home. I'm really excited because for the first time in a long time I can finally decorate and have no restrictions on my imagination because I own the place. I recently redecorated my bedroom as those of you who follow us on Instagram might already know. Today I thought I would share a few of my favorite decorating hacks that I used to create the perfect cozy master bedroom.
While we were in the market of looking for a new home I started collecting décor elements that I wanted to have in my room. My room doesn't really have a theme per say it has more of a I liked it so I got it.
Where We Started
We started with paint. Paint is always the cheapest upgrade you can give your room. It takes a bit of time and prep work, but it instantly gives you a new look and can be completed in a weekend.
I wanted my room to feel open and fresh therefore I chose a designer white. If I'm honest I would love my whole house to be designer white. I just love the crisp clean feel of it. Even though my paint came with a primer I still decided to prime before putting that first coat of paint on it. Since I have a fantastic group of men in my life they were able to help me get this done really quick! It took us about 45 minutes to prime, then we waited a day to place the first coat of paint. We then waited one more day to place on the last coat.
While the walls were drying, we were able to get a few other projects done.
I really wanted a few wall shelves in my room right between the two windows across from my bed. So it was a quick trip to the hardware store to pick up a few pieces of wood and some shelving brackets. These shelves were a little under $10.00 each and are pretty basic.
We sanded down the wood to make sure it was smooth, stained it in the morning, allowed it to dry, then lightly sanded before putting on a second coat of stain. I loved the color after the second coat. So we went ahead and sanded very lightly then placed a clear coat on top of it.
For Christmas last year my special guy gave me this absolutely beautiful hand painted mud cloth. It was my favorite gift last year. It was a wonderful surprise and I hadn't really decided what I wanted to do with it. Although when we finished painting it hit me. I knew exactly where I wanted to place it! Right above of bed. I love the look, but most importantly I love the fact that it was a gift from my special guy!
I found these cheap frames at one of the local department stores and filled the up with some of my favorite photos from moments that I not only cherish, but also bring a smile to face as well a little warmth in my heart!
I loved the idea of having a built in make up counter, but in reality I hated how it looked. I decided to only add two shelves onto the wall when I really anticipated putting up more. So I had a few pieces of wood left over and guess what it will work to build myself a counter that I love!
The counter took quite a few days to get together because I had to get back to work and it was a little more complicated then I had originally realized.
First day we glued the two pieces together
Second day we filled it with wood filler
Third day we sanded and refilled with wood filler
Fourth day we were able to start staining
Fifth day second coat of stain went one,
my special guy does not normally do the staining and was in aww when I told him that you should always do a light sanding in between coats.
Sixth day clear coat was added.
We then allowed the counter to set outside for a few days before placing in in the room.
We were lucky enough not to have a new frame for the counter the old one worked fantastic!
Wood Framed Mirror
Eventually I would like to change this mirror out for a circular one, but I want to wait till I find the perfect one. In the mean time I decided to go ahead and purchase one of those inexpensive door mirrors for 5.00 and created a wood frame for it. This was put together in a few days, I didn't actually make it I just told my special guy how to do it and he seemed to get it done fairly quickly.
It's Not Done Yet
Even with all of these changes I'm not done decorating yet. I can't seem to find the perfect curtains. I am also still on the hunt for a cute light fixture for above my makeup counter.
My room is feeling so much more like us.
I'm loving our adventures and working together to create a home
What are some house projects you have just embarked on?
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