T-Minus Four Days… until our house is up for sale! (Horrible timing because I am out of town for three out of four of the remaining days.) Anywho, I’m really proud of how much cleaning and organizing we have gotten done. I barely recognize this place. And I feel guilty if I leave any dishes in the sink. Seriously, who am I?! My husband has been quite the Handyman these days too. We have been spending all of our free time trying to make the house so perfect that someone will want to make it their home… very quickly and at the right price!
Last week I shared our brand spanking new kitchen with you. Go back and check it out. I will wait.
Pretty great right? Today’s master bedroom reveal isn’t quite as new as our kitchen. When I moved in, my husband was living downstairs in the in-law suite, which is now our den. While the upstairs master wasn’t the nicest room in the house, it definitely had potential. Unfortunately this is the only BEFORE picture that he took of the master bedroom:
Gotta love that yellow right?? Colonel Mustard, in the Master, with the ugly paint job! The previous owners even painted the trim yellow. I don’t want to offend anyone but seriously?! Painting 101 says trim is not supposed to match the paint color. And before any hardwood-floor-police jump all over me… YES! The floors were in good shape. However, my husband’s plan wasn’t to get married… it was to be a bachelor, live in the in-law suite for free while renting out the upstairs of this house. Renters would do a lot less damage if they weren’t dragging furniture across the hardwood floors. Oh my, how that plan changed!
I’m all about some bright colors and fun prints – but I decided that since this is “our” bedroom maybe a grey or blue color would be best. I’m also not a fan of really dark rooms. I like light and fresh! When Michael was stationed in Japan I went a little crazy and we ended up with one darker grey accent wall, with a light grey on the other three walls.
At this point most of my decor is at least a year or two old. I’d say that 75% of it was found at Target. The headboard is ikea and was super cheap compared to most king size headboards. Almost everything else was found at Home Goods. The perfect trifecta when it comes to home decor, in my opinion!
Wanna recreate this look? Here are a few things to get ya started: Teal Comforter or Quilt (similar – but cheaper and I like better!) // Fun Mirrors (similar) // White/Grey Curtains (similar, but again, I like these better…) // Tons of fun grey throw pillows like this one, this one or this fun silver one!
We got the preliminary plans back for our new, custom designed home yesterday. It’s crazy to see my plans, ideas and pinterest boards start to come to life! I have purposefully tried to design our new rooms to be sorta-kinda similar to our current rooms so that I don’t have to go spend a ton of money on new decor. (The house itself is where I want to put my money right now.) But of course there will be SOME new decorations, I’m sure. I’ve only lived in this house for just-under 2 years so I think this grey/teal/white combo will stick around a little longer…
What do you think? Better than the mustard yellow?