We’ve had a busy two weeks in the master bedroom makeover department, and we are finally seeing the light at the end of the tunnel! Okay, I guess it’s never really been a tunnel. It was a fairly bright, sunny space to begin with.
Anywho, I’ll be throwing several updates at you guys over the next week (and you can see a few sneak peeks if you follow me on Instagram).
Even though this latest change is rather small, it’s still so amazing to see how much the little details can make a big difference in a space.
A couple years ago, our dresser in our master bedroom looked like this:
I’d bought it in a rush from a consignment shop when we first moved in at Christmas 2013.
I loved the dark gray/blue color of it (even though my sad photography skills in that first photo don’t really show that), but the hardware needed some help. It was just…not my cup of tea.
At first, I just spray painted the knobs and pulls to fit in with the rest of the nickel and pewter accents in the room, but I still wasn’t exactly a fan.
And last week, I changed them out for what I really wanted all along.
It’s lookin’ pretty snazzy for a dresser that I got in a rush out of necessity for clothes storage at move-in time.
I wish I knew what color paint was on it, but this was bought by pre-furniture flipping scaredy-cat Lauren who was terrified to ever paint a piece of furniture herself. (My, how times have changed.) Seriously, if you stand still long enough, I’ll paint you.
Since I didn’t have any touch-up paint, I had to put the new pulls on the existing hardware holes. It only took about 10 minutes! And it’s like a whole new dresser.
I finally saved up my nickels and dimes to replace the mirror on the wall that dated back to my college days for this arched window mirror from Kirkland’s. I snagged it when it was on sale and coupled it with a 15% off coupon on top. Woot!
I firmly believe every room should have a little touch of black, and this piece is definitely our bedroom’s little black dress. Hmm…maybe I should name it Holly Golightly. That’s completely normal, right?
I picked up a couple of these artificial cedar topiaries from IKEA the other day too because they were marked down to $10 from $30 since they’re discontinuing them. Yay! I’d been wanting these for months! #plantladyproblems
I found the cute potted grass at HomeGoods too.
And I’ll eventually be adding in a rug… once I make up my mind on which one.
I’m blown away at how much better this side of the room looks now!
The sunlight that streams through our big bedroom windows every morning is my favorite, and the big mirror reflects it all over beautifully. Maybe just maybe it’ll make me a morning person. (Ha! Yeah, sure.)
As much as I hope our next post will be a full reveal, we honestly still have 1 more big project to tackle. I mean huuuuuge! Probably the biggest we’ve ever ever done, which is sort of scary but really really exciting. I have total faith in Robert and his handyman skills though.
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
What do you think so far? Are you liking the change? It really is amazing how much impact just hardware can make on a piece of furniture. Oh, and you can see a list of my favorite furniture hardware sources here if your own furniture needs a revamp too.