Thursday, June 25, 2009

Show Us Where You Live Fridays: Master Bedrooms!


Well, here is another fun week brought to you by Kelly Stamps from Kelly's Korner with Show Us Where You Live Fridays!


This week's theme is MASTER BEDROOMS!

I will just start this post by saying that I {heart} my Master Bedroom! It is the ONE room in this house that is technically "complete" as far as the building process goes. ALL of the moldings, trim, shoe moulding, paint, flooring, everything is done.

When we were choosing the plans for our house, hubby had a couple of specific requests for our Master Bedroom:

1. Be separate from all the other bedrooms
2. Be on the same side of the house as the garage.

Hubby works for a utility company and often works very odd hours. With the Master being "away" from the rest of the house, he hoped it would cut down on the noise of him coming in and out in the middle of the night. The thing that he didn't count on is his obsessive nature to check on the kids about 1000 times at night while they are sleeping, especially when leaving for work or coming home from work. Now, he just has to march ALLLLLLL the way through the house with his heavy work boots on....lol!

So, with that back story out of the way, here are pictures of our Master Bedroom!


I made the "art" behind the bed. It is nothing more than Styrofoam, scrapbook paper, and ribbon. It looked great, but does not hold up to moisture that well.... I will share a more about that a little later. The lamps and mirrors are from Kirkland's, and the bedside tables are from Target. We are definitely on a BUDGET with this house!


The comforter set and curtains, believe it or not, came from Wal-Mart. I saw this set in a magazine insert WAAAAAAY before we started building the house. I think the week we were approved for the loan, I went out and bought this set. I had a tough time finding the curtains, but with some searching, I eventually found just enough. I LOVE this set! It looks SOOOO expensive but cost very little!

This is an updated picture of the curtain over the french door.

I found the chair at a local discount furniture store. It only cost $70.00 new! It is really comfortable and I love that it is a little bit "funky!"


This is a great shot of our floors. They are Brazilian Walnut. A pain in the bootie to lay, but they look fantastic!

Updated photo with scrapbook paper art that I did here.

A view of the lights and ceiling. After living with the lights for a while, I think we definitely need a larger light fixture...but as everything else, that will have to wait a while longer.


Trust me...you don't wanna go in there.....


We don't have anything on this wall yet. I am waiting for hubby to finally paint our dresser and move it here.

I will probably be waiting a LOOOOOOONG time.

OK, like I said earlier, the "art" that I made that was above the bed (yes, I said WAS), looked really good when we first put them up....but after a year of LONG, HOT showers with the vent not on, and the bathroom door left open, it started taking a toll on the scrapbook paper, and the adhesive we had used to hold them up.

First, it started to look like this:


Nothing like getting hit in the face in the middle of the night by a piece of Styrofoam to make the heart race!

THEN, one day I came in and found THIS:


I knew at that time they had to GO!

But what could I put there now?

So, I dug into my inspiration file and found THIS picture:



I just LOVE the look of the mat-less picture frames!

The only problem with them was the cost....most were around $20.00 EACH! When you need a large number of frames, that is NOT an option when you are on a TIGHT BUDGET! So, I kept looking around, and eventually found these at Wal-Mart:


They are only $4.00 EACH!! Now THAT'S a bargain!!

Instead of putting florals in my frames, I decided I would really like black and white photos of my kids. So, I quickly picked and printed 12 of my most favorite pictures. I got them framed and decided what order I wanted them in, and......


That's as far as it has gotten!

UGH!

I have been patiently waiting for dear, sweet hubby to hang them for me, but he's still not gotten around to it. We even picked out very specific wall anchors to use to hang them, but that box is still unopened.

**sigh**

I was REALLY hoping to have them up by today's post, but for now, I guess we will all have to use our IMAGINATION.


****EDITED TO ADD.... I actually finished the frameless picture frame project! Go to THIS POST to see!!****


Well, that's my Master Bedroom!

Thank you for visiting and I hope you enjoyed my little tour and I hope you will come back again soon!

And now, head on back to Kelly's Korner and look at all of the other WONDERFUL and GORGEOUS bedrooms!!

76 comments:

  1. I love your room. LOVE the floor - I want hardwood floors in our bedroom! Yours are awesome!
    Love the curtains and love your ideas of the B&W pics - I might steal that one day!

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  2. I love your master bedroom!! It is so pretty! Love the art above your bed and I really like your curtains, gorgeous!!

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  3. Your comforter and curtains are gorgeous!

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  4. I have the same exact comforter! Love your room! Liooks allot like mine!:)

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  5. Love your curtains and bedding print and the wood floors too. Thanks for sharing :) Amber

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  6. Love your master bedroom. So inspiring. Thanks for sharing.

    Cindy

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  7. I love the picture idea. Lovely room.

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  8. It looks very chic, love it!

    Caroline

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  9. I like those tall mirrors above your night stands. And your floors are GORGEOUS! :)

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  10. I adore your bedding and curtains. The whole room is beautiful, actually! Take care.
    Christy

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  11. I love your bedding and the black and white photos! I'm a HUGE fan of B&W. Great room!

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  12. I love your bedroom...I so want to do a picture wall in our room.

    Thanks for the inspiration !

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  13. I absolutely love your floor! Love what you did with the window treatments too and those frames for behind your bed are amazing! What a deal too.

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  14. I love your bedding . . . and the frames will look great one day! :) I love bargains, too!

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  15. all I can say is "WOW" MY ROOM will look that luxurious one day! beautiful!

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  16. OMG I LOVE the idea of the picture frames above your bed, AWESOME idea! Thank you for sharing
    -Ash-

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  17. What a gorgeous room! I love the art project...both of them.

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  18. It turned out so great! I was laughing when I saw your art; I just made the same project! I made my on 12" square pieces of MDF board, though. They stay really well that way, if you ever want to do the project again. Your pictures are great too!

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  19. i love love love your room... the bedding, curtains, floors, and your b/w pics! they will be amazing above your bed! thanks for sharing! blessings!

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  20. Beautiful room, and I absolutely LOVE the picture frame idea. Thanks you so much for sharing. Love ya.

    Susan Brewer

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  21. Love, love, love your room!!! And the pictures....awesome! We just bought a house, so I'm stealing that idea for sure!

    Oh, and just realized we're from the same neck of the woods! Just the south end of the county. Small world!

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  22. Love the GREAT fabrics from WalMart. Beautiful.

    OK, I have to ask...
    Why don't you just hang the pictures if hubby is busy with other responsibilities?
    They are not heavy. As long as you measure, you can certainly do this by yourself or with the help of the kids in less than an hour.

    Good luck! They look very nice.

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  23. Love your bedroom!! First, love the lamps, I have the same ones!! But most of all, I HEART your floors. I can only dream of the days of hardwood!

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  24. We made the decision when we built this house that I would let hubby put ALL the holes in the walls...lol! Even though I am very "crafty", I have ZERO attention or patience to measure out the spacing needed for all those frames. Ha Ha!

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  25. I hope your hubby gets those photos hung soon, that is going to look fabulous! LOVE the floors too!

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  26. I love this room Robin! The bedding is gorgeous, and oh those floors! I would love to have that flooring through our entire house, it is just beautiful. Can't wait to see the "picture headboard" I think that's a great idea. I really like what you did, it's a shame it didn't hold up. Beautiful room! Kathy

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  27. Wow, I love you bedding. Would never guess it was from Walmart. It looks so rich. Beautiful room.

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  28. First time reader, over from Kelly's Korner! I just love the first set of squares that you did. My husband and I are in the process of buying our first home so you can imagine that I'm on a budget! Even as a short term solution, they are great!

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  29. You have done a fantastic job with your room!! Love it!! And love the black and white photos of the kids!!

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  30. Love your master bedroom! I especially love your chair and computer hutch you got for such great prices! I'm always looking for a bargin! I'm keeping my eye out for a chair like that!
    Those picures will look soo good! I understand about waiting on the hubs! :)

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  31. Beautiful! I love your floors! Those pictures will look great when you get them hung - wonderful idea!

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  32. I love your master bedroom.

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  33. I have the same comforter, and no curtains because I can't figure out what to do for curtains...I want the ones you have! I will start my search for those now! LOVE THEM!

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  34. Very beautiful room!!! I love the hardwoods!

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  35. I'm lovin the mat-less black and white photos.....I may have to steal that idea. I'm a sucker for pictures and especially black and white photos. Love iT!!!!

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  36. Gorgeous!! I LOVE, LOVE the floors! We had wood floors in our last house in the master, and I thought it made it so cozy and warm- I hate carpet and would have NONE if I could!!!!

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  37. Gorgeous room! I love it! The curtains are beautiful and the ceiling.. aaah.. beautiful!

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  38. I love your room! I may try the scrapbook paper idea in my girls' room. When I see paper I like, I always buy it, but I don't scrapbook anymore, so it's just sitting there!

    I also wanted to let you know I sat here last week and read Chelsea's story. What an amazing girl you have, and what amazing parents she has!

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  39. your bedroom is beautiful and i love your drapes!

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  40. WOW! you are quite the popular gal.. i had to scroll for hours to get to post today!!!! you go girlie!! ;)

    so i am so in LOVE with the floors.. i was drooling... and the new ART is amazing..get it up!! a tiny funny note.. i have that same inspiration photo in my 'deco ideas' file!!! trouble i say.. we'd be trouble if we lived near each other!!!

    hope you've had a great week.. and here's to a lovely weekend! xoxo -Tracie

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  41. I can't wait to be able to post pictures of my master bedroom! :)

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  42. Great Room - doesn't look like it was a budget job at all. Love the ceiling, and the floors are fabulous. Thanks for the info about the WM frames - great price!

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  43. that is such a cute room! i absolutely love the idea of picture frames above the bed!

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  44. LOVE those photos in the frames! That is going to look so great on that wall. Your floors are gorgeous! Great bedroom. laurie

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  45. My computer is so strange. I can see the photos of your bedroom, but can't read any of your written words. Hmmm! I guess the pictures say it all - which is "You have a beautiful bedroom" and I'm totally jealous. My master bedroom needs to be "refreshed", it looks tired - like me. LOL

    Thanks for stopping by my Blog and giving me some TLC. Turns out I was having "technical difficulties" which accounts for no comments for a few days. Who knew?! I'm not as pitiful as I was earlier today! LOL

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  46. Great room!!!

    I like all the different pieces that you have in there.

    and WOW, Walmart comforter..it's awesome.

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  47. Your picture idea is fabulous! LOVE YOUR ROOM! Looks very rich! You remind me of myself-ON A BUDGET but chic LOVE IT!

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  48. i love it and the pictures are going to look fabulous!

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  49. Love your MBR . I think your b & a pics are a super idea and want you to promise to post "the hanging.". We are about to start a redo Mbr project. Not anxious to live in the mess but will be so glad to have the finished product. I'll have to post renovation pictures:) the one of me pulling my hair out will be both before and. After.

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  50. I have 2 secs before I need to scoot- it's gorgeous and I'm coming back to bookmark it!

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  51. I LOVE your room and I love even more that you can spot a great deal! We just bought a new house and I am trying to decide what to do in our master...just had a great idea after seeing your black with wood. LOVE the contrast!

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  52. GORGEOUS!! The colors, details, furnishings- all of it is just beautiful!

    I remember "meeting" you last year for one of Kelly's tours, and I read about your children- still love that story! Blessings to you all!

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  53. OK. I want those floors. They are beautiful. And I love the change you made with the pictures over your headboard.

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  54. Love that bedding & your projects!

    Blessings~
    queenofsassysavings.blogspot.com

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  55. Love your bedroom and the project of the kiddos photos is awesome! Love those hardwood floors and the bedding!

    Thanks for showing us a sneak peek

    xoxo
    Summer

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  56. Yes, your bedroom is beautiful but I am overwhelmed right now after finding your blog on Kellys,....reading about you children and their birth stories! What an amazing book it would make! What a read!!! I had premie twins and am a nurse who does emergent C-Sections so I know a lot about what you were saying -phew-!! Gave me goosebumps in many ways....great blogging!!!

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  57. I absolutely love your bedroom! I wish it were mine :) Probably because we used to have a comfortable like yours and when I see similar ones I miss it! I like change though, and for me the easiest way to change up a bedroom is the linens so I do it quite often!

    I love all the pictures on the walls and nick nacks as decorations! You are great at putting a room together

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  58. Beautiful...and on a budget, that's awesome!!! =) Loved it!!!

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  59. I love your room. It is so classy. I am for sure going to use your picture art idea. Great Job it's beautiful.

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  60. Wow - that scrapbook paper art is awesome, but I also love your wall of photos! And the floors look fantastic!

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  61. Love the pictures about the bed! Great idea!

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  62. Those floors are amazing! We just built a house too! (Which is why every wall in our house is the same color. Ha.)

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  63. Your room is very pretty! I love the bedding & window treatments. They do look very expensive. The floor is gorgeous!!

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  64. OHh I'm def. stealing your b & w picture idea! we are building a house right now and that will be perfect for our bedroom :)

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