Reviving Pine Drive
If you follow me on Facebook you have seen our master bedroom get a bit of a makeover over the summer. But for those of you that are new around here, I will share it all.
I have been working slowly at updating our very standard ranch home over the last several
months. The progress is slow, with having kids, lives, jobs and all, but it is so worth it.
In the master bedroom I did not do anything very crazy or dramatic. Mostly just painted.
This was a pretty inexpensive revive of the space. I would have loved to do some more dramatic things, but thought I better save the money for the kitchen & main living areas.
All the trim was painted in Sherwin Williams Alabaster White. The doors had trim added. You can find that blog tutorial here and video tutorial here. The hardware was painted matte black, which you can read how here and watch how here.
The walls were all painted in Sherwin Williams Oyster White.
I love how this color changes tone in different lighting. It is mostly a creamy white that can turn grey in some lighting. I had plans on creating an accent wall behind the bed. I have been the queen of accent walls for years now. So in a very uncharacteristic move, I painted it all the same. The reason being is because the bed is not centered on the wall. I am working with odd windows and a small room. I racked my brain on doing stuff differently but ultimately I didn’t like the wall accented because it had an extra few feet to one side, which really shows when different.
Speaking of a false window, yes, one of those curtains behind the bed is only for balance. I am a symmetrical person and just couldn’t handle only one curtain. Ohhhhh!! And curtains! Did you realize that those are just inexpensive sheets?!? It’s a super easy trick that you can watch how in this video tutorial.
Moving on to the nightstands. I wanted them to look like a natural toned wood. But they were the cheapest of cheap furniture. So sanding wasn’t an option. They gave me some trouble, so instead I slapped a bunch of Annie Sloan and Miss Mustard Seed paint on there and covered it all in dark wax. Bammmm. Done! They aren’t staged perfectly or pinterestly but it’s real life... husband’s cpap machine and all. 😂
The lamps were redone gold lamps. I wanted a black, textured finish on them to balance all the light and bright going on in the room. You can find that tutorial here.
The bench at the end of the bed was painted with Miss Mustard Seeds Lucketts Green. I want storage for linens to go there but until I find the perfect piece, this will do.
I also built this little shelf hook out of scrap lumber and leftover hooks around the house. Then I painted it in Miss Mustard Seeds Milk Paint in Farmhouse White. I love how it turned out!
As for the decor around the room, I stole it from other parts of the house 😂 I figured when I get to decorating those parts I will want something different there, so why not use what I have for in here. The bedding I bought on clearance at Walmart But you can find similar bedding, decor and lighting on my amazon store here.
Ohhh I almost forgot to mention the light! How could I have missed the light. It was a very ugly light that I switched out for a free chandelier that I altered a bit and painted black, like the hardware above. It might be the biggest difference of all and it was practically free!
All that is left is organizing the closet, for which I just bought a dresser for. It’s on the to do list, but who knows when it will get done 😂 such is life 🤷♀️