Case in point - our master bedroom which looked like this when we moved in over 2 1/2 years ago.
Until my hub gifted me (for Mother's Day) a freshly painted bedroom in Martha Stewart's Wrought Iron.........
and I changed the hardware on our furniture.
Like, wow, what a difference some paint and new hardware makes!
Add that to some finger painting fun,.......
an awesome blogger perk (a canvas print of my favorite pic from our trip to Napa),.........
turning a desk into a night stand,........
creating a little nook for momma to escape with a book,........
and finally finding the perfect chest to use as a night stand on my side of the bed, and we're almost there (that imaginary finish line - that we all claim exists even though deep down we know it's just an urban legend).
Here's where we are today.
If you follow me on instagram (Carmel_ourfifthhouse) then you may have already seen the new chandy. It's from West Elm but it's no longer available. The stainless sconces came from Lowe's. The ceiling was painted Martha Stewart Sandpiper. It's still light but provides a nice contrast to the white moulding. Many of you have asked about the drapery fabric. I bought it at a local fabric store; it's called Vilber Egeo. I love it! I left the edges raw and only hemmed the tops and bottoms (obviously with no sew hem tape).
I love the casual look of the raw edge, but it's a super quick fix if I tire of that look later.
SO, long drawn out story short - we're inching closer - step by step - there are just a few more "things" to do.
And oh my gosh - I forgot to mention the new carpet which made a HUGE difference in person but doesn't really have much of an impact in pictures.
Oh yeah - and the desk chair makeover!
Like I said step by step! (ooh baby, gonna get to you girl- couldn't. stop. myself - NKOTB Forever!)
But really, we're 3/4 there - from here -
to here -
Now that's something to sing about!
Are you a step by seriously slow step kind of person or are you a bust it out type?
Take a tour of our master closet here and see how we maximize clothing storage outside the closet here!
*Linking up at Savvy Southern Style, Thrifty Decor Chick , Miss Mustard Seed