"Mother's Day is stressful.. what do you get someone who has given you everything?"
Quoted from: @girlposts on Twitter
My Mom's master bedroom has been a blank canvas since we moved in…3 years ago.
It's been begging for a makeover.
And come to find out, she hasn't had a completely decorated bedroom since she was in 5th grade!
5th grade people! That's like design suicide!
Not to mention a momma of 6 kiddos (+ all their friends, babysitting kids, and boyfriends) should have a space to call her own. A place where she can relax and forget the stress of working an 8+ hour day, cooking supper, cleaning, laundry, and all the other things that fall under the title of "World's Best Mom".
A Mother's Day master bedroom makeover was a must.
I'm almost embarrassed to even be putting the before up but here it is:
(I suck at remembering before pictures so this is the best I could get)
We had already moved the bed to the center of the room and removed the old bedding and all that jazz but you get the gist. Ugly, sterile, blank canvas. Oh and note the mattress and uncovered boxspring on the floor.
I wanted the room to look elegant and this fan was just not cutting it and a new fan was definitely not in the budget. I updated the existing one by spraying the gold finishes nickel with spray paint and flipping the blades to the dark wood side. (Best part about ceiling fans, amiright?) Easy-peasy! New looking fan for about 2 bucks. *Also, this is the perfect time to use up all your note-filled spiral pages!
We painted the bedroom walls an off shade of gray that has a hint of green.
I spy a pretty fan in action.
We got the bedding set from Walmart on a last minute/whim type of find. We bought it with crossed fingers and I absolutely love it. Mom claims it's perfect, "not too girly but still pretty". Score! We also wanted to place the bed in the center of this wall but had this very annoying, pesky, off centered window. Thanks to Pinterest we got the idea to add a faux "window" to create balance. And what a difference that made!
Note: In person, the light coming in from the window is not near as bright as it appears in the pictures.
Side tables, lamps, mirrors, and any other accessory within the room was found while shopping my house and was left as is or sprayed nickel.
And of course we couldn't leave the bathroom out…especially when it looked like this:
We painted the walls a blue I saved from another project. (Shout out to all my hoarders!) It just so happen to coordinated well with the blue in the bedding, score!
Goodbye gold, hello nickel.
I opted to only spray the outside of the shower (the part you can see) because I'm not 100% sure how the spray paint will hold up. Fingers crossed it won't be an issue but we'll see. Either way, it's totally worth the difference.
And that's that.
A pretty, elegant master bedroom created on a small budget, in limited time, with a whole lotta love. Happy Mother's Day Mom. I love you!
*Dedicated to the Mom who always has and continues to give me and my siblings everything. She will forever deserve way more than we can give, yet continues to selflessly dedicate all her love, energy, money and time to us. We are blessed.