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The day is finally here! After six weeks, the One Room Challenge is complete, and I’m ready to reveal my new Primary Bedroom! This undertaking has been an exciting adventure. I am extremely honored to have been a part of the ORC and grateful for the opportunity to take you along with me.
If you missed any part of the challenge, you can catch up here:
Week 1 – Before Photos and Design Plan
Week 2 – Board and Batten
Week 3 – Cozy Bedroom Design Ideas
Week 4 – Antique Finds for my Bedroom
Week 5 – Finishing Details
Week 6 – Final Reveal! (You are here!)
I know you already got a peek at the new space in the photo above, but let’s take a brief look back.
And now here’s my completed bedroom makeover! (Per usual, there are a lot of photos. I just can’t help myself! There’s also a video of the space at the end of this post.)
Quite a change, right?
(Please note that there is a full source list at the end of this post with links to all the products I used.)
As you might remember, the design inspiration for this space was this vintage paint-by-number. I love the colors and the general feeling of the painting. I am so pleased with how it’s come to life.
I’m also proud to have tackled this space completely on my own. I installed the trim, painted, changed electrical fixtures, hung the curtains, and so on. I did everything. Despite the occasional frustration over the past six weeks, I’m basking in the results.
As you will notice, this space got a lot cozier thanks to the beautiful board and batten treatment and crown molding made with Metrie trim. I painted the board and batten, trim, and crown with Sherwin-Williams Anew Gray SW 7030. On the upper wall space, I used Sherwin-Willams North Star SW 6246. I love this combo. It’s a subtle nod to the earth meeting the sky or the sand meeting the ocean.
Speaking of cozy, I added a lot of comfy touches, most notably in the bedding. As I mentioned in an earlier post, I spotted this upholstered bed a while back and knew I wanted it at some point in my life. It was a splurge, but a 15% off coupon code definitely helped.
I also updated my bedding with this handsome duvet cover and sheet set from Roostery. I am over-the-moon pleased with the design and quality of these pieces. You can bet I’ll be sourcing from them again when I need bed linens. The design options are endless, so I know I’ll always be able to find something. I also added this coverlet since we are entering summer, and I won’t need the heavy duvet.
This adorable pennant pillow was designed just for me by Susan of Fabric Scout Studio. I LOVE her work and couldn’t think of a better addition to my bed. It’s even personalized to my new Pittsburgh home. You might remember I purchased one of her Christmas pillows for my apartment bedroom; I’m thrilled to have another of her creations.
The Barn and Willow curtains are one of my favorite additions to the space. I just hung them this past weekend. I was a bit nervous about putting them up because I already liked the room so much as it was. However, after hanging them, I was head-over-heels in love. They are probably the nicest curtains I’ve ever owned, and they truly make this space feel like home.
On the opposite side of the room, I replaced my dresser with this new piece. I “Marie Kondo-ed” my clothes and was able to fit so much into it. This is another investment piece I imagine I’ll use for years to come.
I kept my existing leather chair because I thought it still worked well in my new decor. Finished off with vintage floor lamps (which I cleaned up with a fresh coat of paint) and a fiddle leaf fig I’ve had for years, the corner is now the perfect spot for book reading or kitty cuddling.
Above the new dresser, I hung a collection of artwork, including the paint-by-number that inspired the room. Most of the pieces are vintage, but I did bring in one new piece from Minted. As soon as I saw this Wild Sonoma Coast Wall Art, I knew it would be a great addition to this space. The colors are a perfect match, and it has a vintage feel.
Speaking of Minted, I bought two more of their pieces for my master bedroom. I had been admiring Drawing 369 (Man Print) and the Corner Farm House Print for some time. I think they look fabulous hung asymmetrically above my bed. (Somehow I also managed to get a shot of my typically camera-shy kitty, Jax.)
On the opposite side of the room, I kept the mirror I already had in that location. It worked well so there was no need to change it. (The mirror is from Rejuvenation. Even though they no longer carry the black finish, they do have similar options.)
Speaking of Rejuvenation, that’s where I got my stunning new light fixture. This is another favorite purchase. I think it works so nicely in this room.
Even though the ceiling fan wasn’t chic, I did enjoy having one in this room. I had never had a bedroom fan before and discovered I like the light breeze and subtle hum. That’s why I decided to go with this vintage-inspired one on my dresser. This fan has the looks and function I wanted.
To the right of my bed, I created a desk area. I found this green vintage table at a local antique store (Diamond Antiques for any fellow PGHers). The table cost $70 and was just the right size and color for my space. The chair was a $30 HomeGoods clearance item.
Speaking of thrifted, both of my end tables are vintage finds. I especially love this drawer piece I scored at Vintage Revival here in Pittsburgh.
As I mentioned in another post, the lamps I originally sourced for the space just didn’t work. (They were also crazy expensive.). I ended up getting these glass and brass lamps at HomeGoods. It took going to four different stores to find them, but it was worth the effort. I’m loving them!
I did extend the board and batten, crown molding, and paint into my open closet area to tie everything together. I also swapped out the closet door handles for these from Emtek. What a difference!
The lighting in the space was also updated. I opted for this schoolhouse-inspired fixture from Lamps Plus. It’s perfect. There had been another hanging pendant in this room over the makeup table, but I took it down and chose not to replace it.
One of my goals was to get a new storage piece for this closet area. Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to find exactly what I was after, so I’m still using the same chest of drawers. Although it functions OK, I want something warmer with a bit more character. The hunt continues.
I’m thinking about adding a rug to this little space. I have a gorgeous Loloi rug in my bedroom, and there’s a size that would match that. After looking at these pictures, I think this space needs a little softening.
Did you notice another big change in this area? Yes, the door! The door had swung into my bathroom, which made it difficult to maneuver in the small space.
I used this barn door system from Emtek and installed it in the closet space. The door is the same one that had been on my bathroom. It was a simple solution, and it functions beautifully.
My bathroom also received a mini-makeover. (I plan to fully renovate both of my bathrooms in the coming years.) I simply couldn’t leave this space as it was because I knew it would look old and tired next to the new bedroom. I’m glad I took the time to give the master bath a little love, too. Now, it ties in with the bedroom.
I will be sharing a larger reveal of this bathroom in a separate post, so stay tuned for that.
I gave everything a fresh coat of paint (Sherwin-Williams Caviar SW 6990), added new sconces, popped in a vintage rug (from Hot Haute Hot here in Pittsburgh), and painted the vanity. I also swapped out the vanity drawer knobs for these beauties from Emtek.
I switched up the decor, replaced the mirror with a vintage find, and organized my toiletries on the vanity so they’re not all over the counter. So. much. better!
And now, my One Room Challenge Master Bedroom makeover is complete! What do you think!?
Master Bedroom Makeover Reveal Video:
Since I started this challenge with a video, I thought I’d end it with one. You can watch the video below or head over to my YouTube channel to watch it there.
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And that’s a wrap, my friends! Thank you so much for joining me on this decorating adventure. I hope you enjoyed it as much as I did. If you like makeovers, I invite you to follow along as my Bayberry Kitchen remodel continues. It’s going to be an amazing before and after.
All of the ORC reveals should be live today, so you can click through each of the participants’ posts below. I’m looking forward to seeing what everyone has created.
You can find my complete product source list below.
One Room Challenge Participants:
At Home With Ashley | Casey Keasler | Dorsey Designs | The Farmhouse Project | Home Made by Carmona
House of Funk | House of Jade Interiors | House Seven Design | House That Lars Built | Inspired by Charm
Jana Bek | Jessica Brigham | Kelly Golightly | Murphy Deesign | The Pink Pagoda | Sarah Gunn
Sherry Hart Designs | Sugar & Cloth | Veronica Solomon | Vintage Revivals | Media BH&G | TM by ORC
Master Bedroom Source List:
Sherwin-Williams Anew Gray SW 7030 – Trim / Board and Batten
Sherwin-Willams North Star SW 6246 – Walls
Sherwin-Williams Caviar SW 6990– Bathroom
Desk Chair (HomeGoods)
Barn Door System
Closet Door Knobs
Bathroom Vanity Knobs
Curtain Rod Rings
Bedside Lamps (HomeGoods)
Amber and Moss Diffuser
Mini Porcelain Planter
Pencil / Scissor Holder
Floor Mirror (Rejuvenation.. Black finish no longer sold)
Basket “planter” (Homegoods)
Standing Man Wall Art
Corner Farm House Wall Art
The Wild Sonoma Coast Wall Art
Vintage / Thrifted Items:
Green Planter Pot
Brass Planter Pot
A special thanks to Inspired by Charm’s One Room Challenge Sponsors:
Metrie | Lamps Plus | Barn and Willow | Loloi Rugs | Spoonflower | Emtek | Minted
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Michael, everything is custom made and personalized to perfection now! Even the kitties love it!
Your bedroom turned out beautiful! You have an extraordinary talent of mixing vintage and modern pieces. The space is so calming and comfortable looking along with having a masculine touch. I love it! I envy your endless talent. Thank you for sharing this beautiful post.
Pat in Chicago
Wow what a difference! Love it! You are so talented Michael.
I love how is mix so many elements from the bed area to including a writing area with the desk.
Every item spot on.
The lamps from Home Goods are beautiful. And I know what you mean when you have to go to multiple Home Goods to fine an item.
I truly enjoy every post from.
Michael, it’s you and I love all the touches!!! Kudos friend!!
Your master bedroom looks amazing! I love all the detail you put into the room. Absolutely gorgeous!
Beautiful before and after. I love your style and wish I had your talent! I also love the layed back kitty and Jax reminds me of my black cat Raven, ready to bolt!
Gorgeous work .Nice to see your sleeping kitty
Love the look! Great work! I want to get the bed you used. Did you use a box spring and mattress with the bed? When ordering the bed it looks so much lower than yours, I guess since it says you don’t need a box spring.
It all depends on the thickness of your mattress. In these photos I had a Tuft & Needle Mattress (which is one of those beds in a box.) For that, I liked a box spring. However, since then I got a nicer mattress that is much thicker and has a pillow top. Now I don’t use a box spring.
I would say it all depends on your mattress thickness and what look you like. I prefer a thick mattress with no boxspring for this bed.
Hope that helps!
Thanks so much for your response! It does help!
Love your kitty photos especially the napping one! Very cute!
Gorgeous!! I love the warmth that you created! Can you share how you hung the frames that are on both the flat wall and the board and batten?
Great reno and the number and quality of your photos is superb! You have a real talent behind the camera!
Bravo!!! I loved all of this and especially the video. Your layering of old/new high/low is spot on. Great job and I can’t wait to see your kitchen transformation. Well done!
Thank you so much, Linda! <3
I love the dark wall transformation in the bathroom (with the new hardware too – really makes the white vanity pop). It’s a shame you had to get rid of those floral knobs, ha!
Just beautiful! Love the desk area and the kitties are so cute. The bathroom is my favorite!