Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Before+ After - Bedroom

Here is one of the rooms I'm most proud of....Our Master Bedroom. It was the one room in the house that got the most attention, apart from the basement renovation.

I honestly go into our bedroom every night and feel immediately calmed. But it wasn't always that way...

bedroom before1

left plus right

Above are the 2 bedrooms rooms when we bought the house.

The left room, and the right room are equally as ugly. But the right one takes the cake, seeing as they left us that snow leopard. The right room didn't have a closet, so we've debated back and forth as to whether or not it technically could be called a bedroom.

036

The construction begins, almost a few days after we get keys. We broke through the middle wall.
bedroom at the beginning

We made 2 Bedrooms one - installed a bulk head with pot lights.

closets

Above; We added His+Her Closets.

And now....

blog_masterbedroom2_aubreyandlindsay


masterbedroom2

masterbedroom

master bedroom lindsayandaubrey

(Above) Here is my little vanity that I did a makeover on. The lamp that sits on it was one of the first decor purchases Aubrey ever got for me - It was for my 2nd birthday as a married couple. Although since then, I've seen replicas of this lamp pop up, I know that this lamp was at the time was an investment for us as struggling, cost concious apartment dwellers. I would never, ever get rid of this lamp, because of how it reminds me of how sweet it was for Aubrey to know how something like this would make me so happy.
blog_masterbedroom_aubreyandlindsay

The bedroom, dare I say it, is done. Although we have a few little things to change around maybe over time, and I'm sure I'll move things around, this room is being checked off as accompli. The chandelier was the last thing we needed, as for the past year a single bulb was hanging from the ceiling.

Summary of what we did to this room
The biggest thing was that we made 2 bedrooms 1, leaving us with a 2 bedroom house, instead of three. Some of you will cringe, and think this was a mistake, but hear us out. Our dilema was that we had a King size bed - and LOVED it. When we were doing house hunting, these little homes in these fabulous neighbourhoods, just weren't cutting it for room sizes. We wanted our life in our home to be comfortable, and not to feel pushed out too soon, so we decided that having a fabulous Master was well worth it. We made His + her closests (there were no closests prior to this) and we carpeted throught the room.

Roundup of sources

Where to Buy
Bed: Colette, Crate and Barrel in Erin Fabric - King
Knit Pillows on Bed: HomeSense
White Coverlet: Restoration Hardware
Duvet (not shown) Au Lit
Side Tables: Ikea Rast Table Makeover Project (click here for post)
Chandelier: Jonathan Adler, Meurice Pendant, Universal Lighting
Dresser: Used, purchased at Frontier Sales in Toronto
Vanity: Of Things Past, Toronto
Knobs on Vanity: Lee Valley Tools
Curtains: Lowes, pre-made roman blinds
TV: Sony Bravia - Source unknown, gift From Aubrey
Lamp on Vanity: Source unknown, Gift from Aubrey

Paint Colours
Wall Colour: Classic Gray, Benjamin Moore
Trim Colour: Chantilly Lace, Benjamin Moore

36 comments :

VidaModa said...

I am in love!

Lindsay said...

Thank you!! It is pretty comfy. :)

LifeBegins@Thirty said...

I know this is an older post, but oy I love it!! I have always loved the Collette bed - how are you finding it? How was the delivery? Quality? Are you still in love? Sigh. Beautiful room!

Lindsay said...

Ohhh, it was the BEST investment. We actually started sleeping better after she arrived. The delivery was on time, the delivery guys were a bit crusty, but hey - that was the only thing that was bad about the whole experience. ;) The quality is fantastic.

The reason why I alwyas wanted Colette was because it wasn't just a headboard, but the footboard/base matched. I saw similar "headboards" on the market, but I really wanted to have the whole kit + kaboodle. ;)

A+, totally love it!
-Linds

LifeBegins@Thirty said...

Ahhh I'm so envious of it!! However we just bought a new mattress AND box spring and I don't think the Collette takes both, does she?

Lindsay said...

Ahhhh - you're right. The boxsprings aren't needed for this bed. We were quite happy to get rid of ours, as we were sleeping on the boxspring + matress only for the past 2 years. I refused to spend any $ on a temp bed, as I was determined to get Colette. ;)

Lisa Canning said...

Beautiful!

kdnana said...

I've had my eye on Colette for some time now. I was starting to save up the money but I'm not sure if I should get queen or king. Right now I have nothing.

I'm thinking it will have to wait a bit more being that my two year old used our white couch as her crayon canvas. As much as I love a good work of art.. on my couch, I don't think so. I guess it gives me time to firgure out queen/king.

PS. I've bought the ikea rast and already stained and painted... now I'm shopping for the knobs. Thanks for the fab idea.

All my best, A new loyal ready
Keidy

Anonymous said...

Where did you get the gray toss pillows? I like that shade of gray. Love everything about the picture...i am bummed because we have White Dove painted trim, not chantilly lace or a brighter white...therefore, the Classic Gray does not stand out from it enough. So, we had to go with a darker shade called Light Pewter for our main living area (living, kitchen, sunroom and hall are all connected). Love the look of your bedroom! We have a huge white bead board window seat in our sunroom and was also curious as to who or how you made your seat cushion for yours? Thanks for tons of inspiration! Hope all is well with the nursery room progress. I have never been to Ikea (can you believe it?) I intend on making a trip soon, and can't wait! :)
Jeannie

Lindsay said...

Hi Keidy! Thank you for commenting, it's so nice to see new names. :)

Jeannie - The pillows are actually from HomeSense here in Toronto, which means it's hit or miss as to whether or not they still have them, as they have such a high turnover of products. I'm not sure if you're in Canada or the US, but in the US the same store is what I think they have called "HomeGoods".

The seating bench from our kitchen (I think that's the one you're refering to) is SUCH a great addition to the house, I'm so glad we did it! I actually had my Mom make it, when she offered, I couldn't refuse. :) Thanks for stopping by!!

Anonymous said...

I would just love to go to sleep on that bed! So nice bedroom you have! Really, really nice work!

Tia

Christine Chu said...

Hi Lindsay,
Love the room! My husband and I are starting on the Rast table project this weekend. I also love the window treatments in your room. Where are they from?
Thanks,
Christine
Brooklyn, NY

Lindsay said...

Hi Christine! Do send pictures of the rast project, I'd love to see it!!

The romans are actually pre-made romans from Lowes. (I realized I hadn't put that in the source list...sorry!)

They happened to have the exact size in the pre-made form at the store, maybe because our sized window is pretty standard in this room. Each blind cost us around $40.

The only issue I have with the blinds is that after 1 and a half years up, the backing on the blinds started to crumble due to sun exposure, and the white fabric began to yellow. We just recently re purchased the blinds, it was worth it and still cheaper to just go and rebuy the same kind, instead of having a seamstress do them. :)

betsy and iya said...

This is very encouraging for those of us who are scared to take the plunge!! My husband and I live in a tiny condo that would feel so much bigger is we demolished unnecessary walls and opened up the kitchen a little. I'm afraid mostly of two things:

1) that it will take longer than we want
2) it will be more expensive than we expect.

your work is beautiful!

AnNicole@Our Suburban Cottage said...

Just came over from Design Sponge. LOVE your redo. Love the bed, light fixture, tone-on-tone color scheme. Great job!

Erica said...

What a fantastic bedroom!!! Can I move in? :-) I usually don't like the deco-style of american bedrooms (I'm from Sweden...) because they seem to be overdecorated with all sorts of fabric and lots of things, but here I felt calm just by looking at your pictures. I love the bulk head with pot lights, and how perfectly the bed fits in between the two windows. Thank you for sharing this, it really inspired me :-)

L.Duncan@home23duncanboys said...

Hi Lindsay! I purchased my Rast chests last night and was wondering which size pulls you used on your from Lee Valley? Thanks a lot for stopping by my blog the other day!

Anonymous said...

I love that bedroom Lindsay. Tearing the wall down defintely does wonders. I was noticing in the comment section, you said there are similar headboards around, do you have any specific places in mind or was that just a general comment?

Teresa said...

So very gorgeous!!! I love everything about it. Great job!

S. Wilson said...

WOW! I'm in LOVE with your master - I could just move right in! I'm searching for inspiration since a master makeover is in my near future and this is my favorite by far. How absolutely serene and peaceful your space is. Thank you for sharing this! Now on to look at more of your other ideas :)

Anonymous said...

absolutely adorable

Geraldine said...

I absolutely love this. You guys are awesome! <3

unitb612 said...

What an amazing transformation! I didn't know people can just leave their belongings like that after they sell and move out!

HW said...

I've just found your blog today! its so wonderful! The renovation process for us has been hard and blogs like your keeps us going!

Question, the bifold doors for your closets, where did you get them and do you like them? Are they solid wood or ?

Thanks!!

kimberly said...

This blogs is absolutely amazing!!! i really liked, i think all the information contained in this blog are very useful and very interesting. i really enjoyed reading. i am very curious for everything, usually i want to know new things. this is the reason why i like to know.Actually i love to know about decoration or desing specially in the bedroom.
buy viagra

mina said...

This is a fantastic renovation - great work!

But seriously, why do you have to hate on the tiger - you should have found a home for it on your king bed.

Lyndsay said...

hi there :) I am a new reader and I have a question for you! Your master project is INCREDIBLE...i feel calm just looking at it, I can only imagine how it must feel to climb in every night! My hubby and i would probably knock down a wall to keep our King Bed too, we are with you on that!

The thing that interests us most is your before pictures and your comment about the snow leopard being left for you. We were watching My First Place on HGTV the other night (takes place in Canada) and the buyer's new place had all sorts of crap left behind in it too...
this never happens in the US as we have a walk-through and wouldn't close on the house if they left anything behind, and I have never heard of a seller try to either!
Is this common in Canada?

Sara C. said...

So I have been "blog stalking" you for a little while now and cant believe some of the things that you guys do. I love them, and am of course jealous :) We built a new house about six months ago and still can not figure out how to decorate it....you would think that it wouldnt be that hard, but we just dont have an eye for it I guess. We buy decor, hang it...stare it for awhile then take it down leaving only the nail holes in the wall.

I was wondering (or maybe suggesting) a new post for your blog could be people (like me) sending in pictures of home decorating disasters and getting opinions on what might make the room look a little more lively :) haha...

anyway love the blog and the things that yo guys do..thanks for the inspiration

Anonymous said...

Wonderful blog! I found it while surfing around on Yahoo News.
Do you have any tips on how to get listed in Yahoo News?
I've been trying for a while but I never seem to get there! Thanks

Feel free to surf to my webpage - removing

Anonymous said...

your hamstring muscle is very good

Feel free to surf to my weblog ... six pack shortcuts

Anonymous said...

Usefull information. i desire to free unwanted fat from my stomach reduce back again n to develop muscle tissues of my
arms n have ab muscles. remember to aid me to accomplish so.



My web site ... gaining muscle mass while losing fat

Anonymous said...

Pure magic! Your emails make me happy everyday!!!
I wanted to spend Mother's working day doing what I like... so I spent twelve hours working on my property... as well as the boys made their own dinner.
Now that you mention it....both my backyard sheds are quite boring.... will have to fix that!

Here is my page arrow high gambrel steel shed 10 x 14

Anonymous said...

Here you'll be able to get access to FB, twitter, Youtube...
It's a pack with 2 software
runing free of charge ;)Just run 1.
Enjoy your trip in China!


my blog post - dating tips for women over 60

Anonymous said...

All is accurate, just adhere to these measures and give your self time absolutely nothing
occurs overnight nevertheless it will take place.


Here is my blog - weight loss programs

Anonymous said...

I completely concur with your publish. I have lived right here for almost 3 many years now
and also you are so appropriate about the misleading quantities.
Exciting location to complete issues and party, but boyfriend and spouse are few and much amongst.
My solitary friends have informed me tales that have produced me think
twice about being right here. When my contract is up in seventeen months, I'm outta right here.

my weblog: How attract girls

Anonymous said...

Superman definitely! He just floats at a safe length somewhere in
the outer atmosphere while the Hulk wastes all his energy
trying to jump and catch him!!!

Here is my web site: how to prevent premature ejaculation tips

Post a Comment