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One Room Challenge Linking Party: My Master Bedroom

I’m very excited to be joining the linking party for this One Room Challenge.  I’ve just moved into a new home, and I could honestly stand to do a whole house challenge.  We are living in a sea of boxes, stacks of pictures and paintings that need hanging, lamps that haven’t found a home yet, etc.  But I’ve chosen my Master Bedroom as the winning room for this super-fast makeover.  Here’s how the room looks now:

View of dresser wall

View of dresser wall


View of bed wall

View of bed wall

View of bed and windows

View of bed and windows

View of TV wall

View of TV wall

As you can see out the windows I also need to do a backyard challenge.  We purchased a brand new house and our landscaping is definitely a blank canvas.  As for the room, I have the basics and just need to embellish.  I’m keeping the furniture shown.  I wouldn’t normally hang mirrors over mirrored cabinets and have a mirror on the adjacent wall, but they are pieces that I have, so I’m working with them.

Here’s my list of musts:

  • New bedding and bed skirt.
  • Window treatments!!!!
  • Lighting.
  • Bench solution for the foot of the bed.
  • Hang art (not more mirrors!) on walls.

Here’s my list of what I’d do if I had more than six weeks and had just hit the lottery:

  • Change the headboard.  I feel it’s too low for the space.  If I have time, I’ll either replace it or disguise its short stature with something hanging over it.
  • Wood floors and a beautiful area rug.
  • Replace the round table between the two chairs.

It’s not too much to do in six weeks, right??  I actually feel much more comfortable with accomplishing the room’s redo than with blogging about it.  I’m not a very accomplished blogger, but, fingers crossed, I’ll figure out how to link to the ORC and maybe it will be smooth sailing from there.

Now for my inspiration.  Our old bedroom was a beautiful shade of blushy pink (think Steel Magnolias wedding colors “blush and bashful.”  My husband, however, wasn’t crazy about it.  So I’m giving him the much more masculine scheme of lavender and yellow (really, it’s more masculine.)  I started thinking about these colors when I purchased our one lonely plant for our minimalist landscaping–my lemon tree.

Closeup of my lemon tree.

Closeup of my lemon tree.

Tune in next week when I address the lighting in the space.  Thanks for reading and thanks to Linda at Calling It Home for giving us this opportunity to spend six crazy, stressful weeks together!






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12 Responses

  1. Can’t wait to see your plan unfold

  2. OMG… those mirrored Greek key nightstands are to die for!!! Where did you find them? Are they vintage? I cannot wait to follow this transformation!

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  3. I am also doing my master bedroom… I can’t wait to see what you come up with for your room.

  4. Rachel Bauer

    Thanks for the comment! The nightstands aren’t vintage. I got them on ebay about 10 years ago from a seller in California who was manufacturing them. I’ve looked for him again since then to get more for a client, but unfortunately haven’t been able to find him.

  5. First time here… Found you through the ORC link up! I’m tackling our master bedroom too… Love the big windows in yours!! All the best!! 🙂 and can’t wait to see your progress!

  6. Love your plan! I’m working on my master bedroom too! Ironically, my dog Bailey is in one of the photos like your sweet dog. 🙂 Good luck!

  7. This will be fun to watch. You are off to a great start with what you have. Cute dog, btw. Good luck and thanks for joining in.

  8. Rachel Bauer

    Thanks Linda!

  9. Rachel Bauer

    Thanks Sarah!

  10. Rachel Bauer

    Thanks Kendra!

  11. […] week two of the six week One Room Challenge. If you missed my post last week, you can read it here.  Last week I shared with you my inspiration for the purple and yellow color scheme for my Master […]

  12. Love that dog! And your mirrored nightstands.

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