Thursday, October 21, 2010

Master Bedroom Redo

So after a little time for globetrotting, I'm back with before and after pics of the Shady Tree house- this post is all about Master Bedroom.  Here's what it looked like when we bought the house.

I'm sure this style was perfect for them- but for me, this isn't my style.  

So my style then... well my style got the idea that purple would be a fun color for the master bedroom and could be done in a completely masculine way.  So when LK went to San Fran for the week, I scrapped the ceiling and then sat on my floor and cried because the owners who thought the above picture was a good idea also thought that painting the ceiling with oil based paint  was also a good idea and I was left with this:

Looks like something out of a horror movie.  But it wasn't nearly as scary as this:

AHHHHHHHHH - it's just wood floors and wall mounted bar away from full on 8-year-old-girl-ballet-class!  Purple had done me wrong!

But have no fear- a few hours minutes in the paint section at Lowes and I had a plan. A mix of silver, pewter, and opalessence glaze and we were back on track.

Well... we were... until the great oil spill a mere few hours before LK's plane landed.

But it was nothing a pair of scissors and a shaggy rug from Target (and eventually new carpet) couldn't fix.

So here we are- the final product.

So to recap- before

And after

Happy decorating


Anonymous said...

Awesome Kate. I love it! Question: how did you pull off yanking the ceiling fan to replace with that fabulous chandelier? Would love to do something similar in many of our bedrooms ... but every hot blooded sweat in the night adult and child who is not me screams at the very mention. BOO. Ugly fans. Oh, and yay pretty purple fix!

dawn s.

ComplyKated said...

LK let's me do what I want in the house even if it means ripping out ceiling fans (I count it as one of his many good qualities). But then I hate sleeping under a fan and he likes to sleep near me, so the case for the chandelier was an easy one.

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