Tuesday, September 3, 2013
Whhaaat? September already? That means it's time for our monthly Lowe's Creative Ideas Network challenge and Ranch House Redo update! The September LCI challenge was window treatments. So I'd like to bring you into the master bedroom. Like, whoa, did this room need some help. It was like the room where all bedroom furniture came to die. Let me remind you of what the room looked like when we started.
Enter at your own risk! And can I apologize for my awful photo skills? This house is so difficult to photograph I tell you!
Crooked, pea green, old, dusty curtains and a very vintage ceiling fixture.
A full-length mirror propped up on a chair, for God's sakes.
mis-matched furniture...and when I say mis-matched furniture, I mean 9 pieces of furniture in this room and none of them even come close to looking cohesive. Boring bedding, yawn. What's like? Not much.
Okay, enough ugly. Here's some better viewing.
Nothing like a good window treatment update, wouldn't you say? Good ole' Lowe's to the rescue! We went with the trusty black velvet curtain panels that we used in our old master AND Arden's toddler room. I really wish I hadn't left the other panels at our old house, so we could reuse them here...boo, lesson learned! I went with this fun nickel hardware this time around too. And of course the required bamboo shade to layer it out.
We updated the boring and out-dated light fixture with an oversized, black pendant that we used to have in the dining room at our last house, you can sort of see it in my Halloween party post from last year. It definitely adds some drama to bedroom, don't you think?
Finally hung that mirror on the wall! Pure excitement, I tell you. But even better?!
Take a look at those matching pair of bad boys flanking the bed. Oh yes, these beauties now take the place of our dresser AND our nightstands. Oh, the joy. I found them for a steal on Craigslist. I had pretty much given up hope finding matching chests with the right measurements within our budget, when these guys popped up.
Oh and the mirrors mounted above them? Those are the two mirrors we took down when we updated the front bathroom and master bathroom. I love a good repurpose, don't you?
Here's the To-Do list from the original post.
new bed - on it's way!
new bedding (!)
hang art on the walls - still working on where I want things to go!
matching bedside lamps *new additon
So we're getting there, still a few more goodies to go, but at least I'm feeling more comfortable in here now. You can't imagine how much more space there is now that we don't have 2 dressers + 2 nightstands clogging up the works!
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