3 Must-Do Tricks to Upgrade Plain Windows
My Carolina Panthers lost at the Super Bowl yesterday, but at least our master bedroom is #winning!
I mean sort of. Almost. It’s getting there.
UPDATE: See our full master bedroom makeover reveal here!
If windows are the eyes of a room, our master bedroom just got a major makeover at the MAC counter.
Because what used to look like this…
…now pretty much has the window version of eye shadow, eye liner, and mascara, and it’s fahbulous dahling. (How did I just transition from football to girl talk so quickly? No idea.)
The other day, Robert and I busted out our usual DIY Craftsman window trim tricks to add a little extra farmhouse charm to go with our planked board and batten wall.
We only have 2 sets of windows left until our entire house is trimmed out! Yay! All the happy booty dances for trim!
Once we added some white curtains I picked up at Ikea and replaced the plain white blinds with driftwood Roman shades for some extra texture, it was like a whole new room.
And then I got a little before/after happy in here.
But it’s amazing how much those three window elements can add! Trifecta of perfection. Trifection?
Oh, and we also added a faux deer head who we’ve dubbed with the name “Pat”, Pat the deer. Get it? Har har. (We have a slight Friends addiction in our house and I mean… Joey Tribiani would probably do the same thing.)
I get asked a lot about our ceiling fan in here, but it’s been discontinued for a while. I rounded up a list of similar fans here though. It’s really surprising how many not-yo-momma’s ceiling fans are out there nowadays.
I plan on adding an area rug too at some point… if I can ever make up my mind on which one.
With the long white curtains and our new mirror, the sunlight is even more beautiful in here in the mornings.
I switched out our table lamps for these task lamps for a more industrial feel too, and I’m lovin’ the change.
We’re getting soooooo close to this space being finished!
Here’s where we are on the ol’ to-do list:
- DONE: Paint walls (Benjamin Moore Moonshine)
- DONE: Install planked board and batten wall
- DONE: Change hardware on dresser
- DONE: Install window trim
- DONE: Change out lamps
- DONE: Hang decor over bed
- DONE: Replace blinds with bamboo shades?
- DONE: Hang curtains
- DONE: Change out mirror
- Refinish barn doors
- Hang barn doors
- Buy area rug
- Paint a gray wash on bed?
Woo to the hoo! The one thing I’m still going back and forth about is our bed. I’ve thought about changing the upholstered panel on our headboard to a linen color or even gray washing the dark wood a touch. What do you think? Change it or leave it? I’ve been staring at it for waaaay too long trying to decide if I should leave well enough alone.
Update! You can check out more about all of the projects and makeovers that went into our master bedroom here:
- Master Bedroom Design Plan
- How to Get Designer Paint Colors on the Cheap
- DIY Planked Board and Batten Focal Wall
- Quick and Easy Dresser Makeover
- 3 Tricks to Upgrade Plain Windows
- Choosing the Perfect Blue Vintage Rug
- DIY Metal Industrial Initial Sign
- Painted Upholstered Headboard
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