Many of you know that I’m part of the Better Homes and Gardens Live Better Network, and every other month I am challenged to use BHG products in a different way. Well this last month has been pretty busy for us, and the last thing on my mind was blog deadlines. So a few weeks ago (when I was about a week overdue with baby #3) I finally remembered to look up the next challenge theme and deadline. The theme? Bedroom makeover, due in less than a month. Not gonna lie, I kinda had an “oh crap” moment when I read that. That’s a big task for an overdue pregnant lady, and since the guest room and boys room are basically finished (just need to clean them up and take pictures for the reveal post), there was only one bedroom left in our house to makeover…the master.
I’ve only ever posted a few pictures of my master bedroom on the blog before, and for good reason…it’s a disaster. It’s the dumping ground of the house, the room no one sees. Here are all the previous master bedroom pictures I have posted before (I’m nothing if not honest)…
Here is the most recent picture of it, taken on that “oh crap” day about three weeks ago.
Yup, that’s an unmade bed with three blankets on it, since Adam and I are both blanket hogs. There are project supplies in here, unsorted baby clothes, empty walls, and the shining star of this room…two old mattresses stacked on top of each other to create a bed of reasonable height. And that’s just the stuff you can see in the picture…I’m not even going to get into the mess behind me.
In order for this to be a proper bedroom makeover I would need to paint the walls and ceiling, replace the trim, and rip up the nasty old carpet…all things we have already done throughout the rest of the house. But we’re not concentrating on any of that stuff right now, right now we are just concentrating on the fact that finally, after living in this house for SEVEN years, the bedroom looks like somewhere I would want to spend the night.
So what did I do? Well, first I actually bought pillows for the shams and put them on the bed. Then I bought a duvet so that we would have more than just an empty duvet cover. Then…then I made the bed. I’ve never been a bed maker (what’s the point, really?) but I just might become one. It’s surprisingly relaxing to walk into a room and have the bed not be a mess.
I also painted the nightstands (which you can read about here) and decided to finally replace the office lamps we’ve been using for the last 11 years.
These are the Blue Ribbed Ceramic lamps with a plain white drum shade and adjustable harp, all from BHG. I debated for a while between these three lamps…
…but in the end decided the solid aqua ones. They are probably my least favorite of the three, but looked the best in the room.
Here’s my side of the bed, equipped with all the mom essentials you don’t want to be rummaging for at 3 am when the baby is screaming.
And lastly, Adam and I made this wooden sign (I’ll post a tutorial for it next week), which I think turned out pretty great.
One day (probably right before we sell) this bedroom will get a full-blown floor to ceiling makeover, but for now I’m pretty darn happy with it looking the way it does. It’s a breath of fresh air, especially after being a mismatched disaster for so long.
*This post was sponsored by the BHG Live Better Network. All opinions are 100% my own.
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