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"Master Bedroom Makeover Reveal"

Well, I said I'd be back with a full reveal of my master bedroom makeover, and I'm a woman of my word.  Four weeks ago, I received word that a magazine photographer would be coming in three weeks to shoot most of my home.  At the time, my master bedroom was in no way representative of my current style or design ability, so something had to be done...QUICK! I set out to spruce things up quickly employing a plan that I put together a while back ago.

It all centered around an amazing deal I found on an iconic fabric. Unfortunately, as shown in the idea board above, I didn't quite have enough to do drapery panels and a headboard, but I think it worked out better in the end.

You can read about how it all came together in the posts below:

Of course, I'm sure at this point you just want to see the pretty pictures of the finished space. So, without further ado...

I went with lots of subtle patterns on the bedding.  With such a bold and busy print on the headboard, most would likely rely on solids that complement the print.  However, I think it's the mix of patterns that keeps it interesting and takes a little focus off the headboard. I scored at a local warehouse with the stripe animal print that I used to make euro covers. They work perfectly with both the duvet and the headboard.  While it was difficult to capture, the sheets have a tone on tone animal print, and the duvet cover and shams also have a faint floral motif. 

I went back and forth over whether to use table lamps or my vintage swing arm lamps.  Given the fact that the Target apothecary chest wasn't all that deep, I opted for the swing arm lamps to conserve bedside surface space.  I think I made the right call.


I also like how the fern prints I thrifted from now relate to my newest house plant addition.  Every room needs something living and a green plant in a natural basket adds an organic touch. 


We'll have to debrief on this chair a little later.  You know how I love an upholstered furniture transformation. 

This print is proof that you should always go with your gut.  It was $24 and half off at a local thrift store and I had NO use for it when I purchased it.  Frankly, I think the folks I was shopping with thought I was a little crazy for buying it. However, I was drawn to the soft colors and abstract subject.  It also didn't hurt that it was already framed and matted.  I mean $12?  What is there to think about, really?  It works perfectly atop my electric fireplace.

Lastly, I'm a firm believer that if you can see it, you're more likely to wear it. Jewelry storage is a must!

All in all, I'm obsessed with the result.  It's my new favorite spot.  And if you know me at all, you know this makeover didn't break the bank.  The project includes thrift store finds, Habitat ReStore deals, vintage and retail items and of course a reupholstered piece.   
I certainly wouldn't recommend a three week master bedroom makeover.  I prefer to take my time and find unique and affordable pieces as I come across them, but I have to say, I don't know that I would change a thing.  Mission accomplished!

TDC Before and After

13 Comments - Click here to join the conversation!:

Roshunda Nance said... Reply To This Comment

Love the final results of your master makeover! The headboard is AMAZING.

Unknown said... Reply To This Comment

Looks so good girl!! Love it!

Shelly said... Reply To This Comment

Stunning makeover Cheryl. I love every detail and that headboard is simply gorgeous. Awesome job.

Lori T. said... Reply To This Comment

Wow, this is beautiful!

gwendolyn peart said... Reply To This Comment

Amazing transformation of a master bedroom!!! My favorite place is the electric fireplace and the wing chair by the window. Awesome job!!!

Yolanda said... Reply To This Comment

LOVE IT!!! LOVEIT!!! LOVE IT!!! You never cease to amaze me! Can't wait to see it in the magazine.

Kathleen said... Reply To This Comment


This is sooooo good! I love how calming all the hues are, but so NOT boring!! Great job!

Brenda said... Reply To This Comment

Cheryl, I love it. The mix of fabrics, the swing arm lamps, - it all looks beautiful. How will you ever top this?

Dwell by Cheryl said... Reply To This Comment

Thanks guys! I'm absolutely loving it!!!

Tara @ Lehman Lane said... Reply To This Comment

Absolutely stunning master bedroom! Simply beautiful Cheryl! I love the wing back chair next to the fireplace!

Anonymous said... Reply To This Comment

This is so gorgeous and just DIVINE! Awesome job.

Elstar said... Reply To This Comment

Hi Cheryl,
I'm about one year late to the Master Bedroom Redo party but since I just saw your fabulous project, I had to comment!! I purchased some Pyne Hollyhock yesterday and have been scouring the web looking for inspiration in anticipation. That's how I found your blog and your lovely room. I thought I had found a good deal on the fabric until I read about your score, lucky lady!! Wow! That's what dreams are made of and so is your room. The crosshatch coordinate you used is gorgeous as is your paint color! I love all of the elements.
Are you still enjoying the Pyne Hollyhock? I love, love, love the fact that you made a skirt!!! What a fun idea! 😊
Thank you for the inspiration!
Best, Ellie DeWitt

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