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Master Bedroom Reveal

 Today was the due date for all of my bedroom project tutorials for, so I spent the morning taking the “beauty shots” for those articles.  They will be available on in a few weeks and I will link to them when they are live.

Here’s how the room looks now…

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 Here are some makeovers featured in the room…

My $25 yard sale side table before…

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 …and after….

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 The antique store chandelier (I think it was $55)…

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…assembled and rewired with spray painted candle sleeves…

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$35 yard sale night stand/chest before…

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…and now…

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$65 antique store French chair before…

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…and after…

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 And the entire room as it looked in January…

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…and now…

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I am still planning to tweak a bit more.  I would like to paint the lamp bases cream and recover the shades.  The bases blend in with the wall fabric a bit too much and I was a little sloppy when covering the shades the first time.  I’m sure I’ll mix things up for the seasons as well, but this room is basically done! Well, this half of the room.

 You can find other posts about the bedroom here…



Now I need to get to work on the other side of the room!

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…and you can see I have my work cut out for me!


 Disclosure: The products from Pine Cone Hill, Alice & Jay and HomeGoods were exchanged for advertising on my blog, but this post is not sponsored by any of these companies.

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  1. How pleased you must be with all your hard work. It’s so pretty.

  2. Just beautiful. You must be so pleased! I love the colours you blend so well. Loving the shot of boxwood green wreath. The green really pops out dramatically.

  3. This is lovely down to the last detail — so restful!

  4. I love your updates so much, every little detail, texture and piece are lovely. Thank you for inspiring us :)

    xo, Tanya

  5. Charlotte says:

    Wow!!!! Great job

  6. KATHY B. says:

    Very Pretty Room!! You inspire me!! I am enjoying your blogs. Love the “before’ and ‘after’
    shots!! My favorite is the chair with different fabric on the back- neat!! I liked it in the before picture also , it looks so cozy!! I am going to look for a similar one. Thanks!!

  7. You must feel great! It all look so beautiful. Congrats!

  8. looks great…just one suggestion would be to place the end legs of the bed onto the edges of the rug if space will allow. look forward to seeing it on HGTV

  9. Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous! It all is so beautiful. I love the painted pieces, your chandelier. Oh, also your wall and chair. I can’t wait to read more about it all on HGTV!

  10. Absolutely gorgeous! You’ve given me so much inspiration that I think I am going to tackle my guest room this summer! My husband who is budget driven will love that you are inspiring me to look at old furniture with creativity and new life! Can’t wait to try my hand at painting furniture and reupholstering furniture! Thanks for planing the seed!

  11. Marian says:

    It is perfect in every way! So restful with the beautiful blues but fun with the different prints. It has been so much fun being a part of your process and progress, and I always feel privileged that you share your talent and knowledge with us, thank you!

  12. Beautiful!!! I wish I could just move right in to that room! I like your idea for painting the lamps a cream color. I am so excited waiting for the new tutorials. You have been unbelievably busy!

  13. Sometimes really pretty girls don’t think they are pretty because no one ever tells them. They figure the pretty girl KNOWS she’s pretty because she has a mirror. Not true. You may have doubts about your skills/talents/gifts sometimes. Remember this, your rooms are pretty…they are beautiful…your bedroom? AMAZING transformation and given the lighting speed in which you accomplished it – along with a kitchen redo & countless other projects & travel & workshops& raising 3 boys (I count husbands :-)…whew…I am tired just thinking about it. Enjoy your success. Yah You!

    • Peggy huff says:

      Every detail has been accomplished with grace, peace, and
      beauty. You have created a restful retreat for the love of
      your life and you to be refreshed and renewed each night.
      You are blessed with so many gifts & talents. Thank you
      for so generously sharing with those of us who follow your

  14. I’m in awe… The transformation is amazing.

  15. wow . . . wow . . . wow!!! and i love that so much was diy and yard sale or antique store bargains!! so fun!

  16. Carol in Kansas says:

    Absolutely beautiful! Like all your devoted fans who commented, I am in awe of your talent. Thank you so much for inspiring us!

  17. Totally amazing transformation! I bet you are ready for at least a small break before starting on the other side of the room. Or at least a day to breathe in some fresh air, sip some fresh ice tea and put your feet up.

  18. Jackie Bauernfeind says:

    Marian … just a quick question regarding the Grain Sacks … How long does (on average) it take to receive from Austria?

    Love your work … read you every day!

    Thanks, Jackie

  19. Kristie says:

    Absolutely amazing! I love all the work you have put into your home. I recently purchased your book “Inspired You” and follow your blog daily and you never cease to amaze me : )
    One question – How did you decide on the pattern for your side table – did you do the work by hand? What was your inspiration? I may have missed a blog entry where you covered this and would love to know more!


  20. Laurie says:

    Soooo beautiful! Thank you for inspiring me!

  21. Marian your bedroom is so gorgeous. I have looked at your blog almost everyday and have been amazed at how you’ve done all of this so quickly. You are an inspiration! I love the plank ceiling and all of your furnishings-such lovely taste. I’m looking forward to seeing the tutorials.

  22. When I looked at your photos, I felt like I was looking at a small European boutique hotel. Stunning!

  23. Linda says:

    Every piece of your work is beautiful and your talent for putting it all together is amazing. Love that room!

  24. Kimm at REINVENTED says:

    Just gorgeous. I love everything about it!

  25. Ardythe Kurle says:

    Great work…..just beautiful!

  26. You did an amazing job ! Love your new bedroom !

  27. “Beautiful” just doesn’t seem to cover it. Every bit of it is just so gorgeous. You’ve done an amazing job!

    Jeanette @ Creating a Life

  28. Wow! beautiful & Elegant! I love your ceilings! and its amazing what a head and footboard will do to make the room pop! Great job!

  29. Hi Marian, recently subscribed to your emails. I am offering to fold your laundry (last picture) in return for you decorating my home! (smile) Seriously… absolutely beautiful transformation. Thanks for the inspiration. ~ Holly

  30. Nanci says:

    That new bed makes all the difference! Before the lamps looked huge and it was all out of scale. I do not understand why people do not realize the importance of a headboard. I love the transformation.. The bedroom is very peaceful and enveloping now.

  31. Laura says:

    I love your ideas and creativity. How do you come up with everything and actually do it??? I’m wondering, too, what you did with the oriental rug that was in your bedroom before. Did you move it to another area of your house or did you sell it?

  32. Sheila says:

    Love your room. You are one busy momma! I actually like how the lamps blend in. I do wonder and sort of worry about one thing: do you ever get to see any other adults? I am a mom with 4 kids, stay at home, and find that my responsibilities often make it hard to get out and socialize. You have an overlay of a business that requires you to stay home, by yourself. I know that you have us out here in the virtual world, but, dang girl, do you ever get out?!

  33. Donna says:

    Love it!!! Even the bedside lamps as they are. I would not change a thing (on that side of the room). I would worrry about too much cream and I love the blues. Eager to see what you do with the other side.

  34. You inspire me! I just started my business and I subscribed to your site because you are inspiring me to follow my passion. Thank you!

  35. Mary Light says:

    What a beautiful vision. I would never leave that room.

  36. Each time I scrolled down all I kept saying was “Wow!” what a beautiful transformation! You are very talented!

  37. Shut the front door. I’m green with envy!! Can I bottle you and bring you to my house? I’m your biggest fan!!

  38. Stunning. Talk about turning an average duckling into the most exquisite swan in the lake! So glad you changed out the rug. Can’t wait to see how the other half of the room is transformed and what you do with the big dresser and armoire.

  39. I love the wallpapered feature wall — it seems wallpaper has been making a comeback! Would love to try a wallpaper feature wall.

  40. Sylvia Marie says:

    I really liked the boxwood wreath against the shutters, as well as the nightstand on the right, I’m going to do that to one of mine!!!!!

  41. margo says:

    Bravo, wonderful work. Excellent travail (Margo from Paris/France)

  42. Amanda says:


    I love this blog so much. I’m active duty Airforce currently in Afghanistan. I can’t wait to get back home to take on some project of my own. Thank you for putting a smile on my face!


  43. Kirsten Farmer says:

    Everything is so feminine and beautiful, and then there’s the famous drill on your dresser. Just love it!

  44. Kristin says:

    Hi! Absolutely in love with your bedroom! I can’t seem to find the tutorial on the fabric wall treatment….even searched for it on HGTV. Could you please direct me to it? Thanks so much!!!

  45. MONICA says:

    I have searched your site and can’t find anywhere that describes how you achieved the look of the shutters on your bedroom wall. I have recently bought a set while thrifting, but they are hideous. Can you give me direction on paint colors and technique to get the same look you have on your shutters? Thanks

  46. Marian, which finish did you get on your bed? I’ve been considering this same bed for years, and I might bite the bullet and get it this weekend since it is on sale. It is hard to tell the true look and feel of the finishes on their website. How has it been holding up?


  47. Are your trim and wall color the same? I read that the wall is BM Simply White and was wondering what the trim was. The room is amazing and your blue color scheme is the inspiration for our farmhouse we recently moved in to. Thanks!

  48. Where did you get all of your boxwoods? I am always on the hunt for boxwood wreathes and topiaries for a good price!

  49. How is your wall treatment holding up? Maybe you could do a follow up post on that….

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