Look, if you are a parent you understand the need to have a master bedroom that feels like a retreat. Whatever the size it should be a relaxing, peaceful place.
This is what our master bedroom looked like when my husband and I first married eight years ago.
Look, I’m not going to knock it. It was a great space and worked for us. But over time it has evolved and is the home of a number of diy projects…
Culminating in the addition of the biggest DIY, the en suite bathroom. (I’ve got plans and a tutorial for that vanity here.)
Master Bedroom Tour
Today I want to share the bedroom – a sort of mini tour with ideas for ways you can diy your bedroom into the space you want.
First, let’s just talk about how herringbone will never, ever go out of style. I hope…
The wood for the herringbone wall is from old fence boards, run through a planer and cleaned up. The tutorial for how to create a herringbone accent wall is here.
Because I know I’ll be asked, the walls are painted Sherwin Williams Agreeable Gray mixed to 75%. It’s my go to favorite for a gray that doesn’t read either green or lavender. The art is from photowall.com, and was chosen to reflect our love for the beautiful Pacific Northwest. I love how art makes a room come alive.
If you have followed anything else I’ve posted, you probably know I love lighting. One of the big decisions we made in this space was to remove all of the can lighting and install pendant lights next to the bedside and a ceiling light above. I once again partnered with Kichler Lighting, to create the mood of this room, starting with a ceiling light that works with our eight foot ceilings without being either a throwback to the square glass lights we all grew up with, or shaped like a giant boob.
I was so happy when my husband readily agreed to run wiring to install those pendant lights. (I do not do lighting, guys.) But he does, and it is kind of the greatest thing ever. The other greatest thing ever is those Lasus pendant lights hanging over the nightstands. They add just a touch of drama in the best possible way.
And since we are over that direction, the nightstands are a recent diy. I have plans for them here, and they are even in two versions, a basic version for beginning builders, and an applied version for those who want a bit more of a challenge.
One thing that I did not photograph recently is our closets. The room does not have a walk in closet – and believe it or not, I’m okay with that. With the addition of some built in shelves and drawers they function great.
Finally, around here our room has to be dog friendly. I mean…these two photobombers are part of the family after all.
So for them I built this murphy style dog bed.
The oversized canvas photo needs a moment. I had this done by canvashq.com. They have done a few pictures for me now and their work is gorgeous. I actually had this particular photo done years ago in a canvas before through another company, and the difference is incredible.
Finally, since we are on that end of the room, I do have a tutorial for building a transom window here.
WHEW! That’s a lot of work. And it didn’t happen overnight. Tv shows might have us believe we can achieve all we ever wanted for our home in short order, but a house that develops overtime reflects the changing needs and wants of those who live in it. It becomes an expression of the values and character of those who live there.
A big thank you to Kichler Lighting, my go to source for creating the mood and ambiance I seek for every room of our home.