Green Your Decor is probably one of the few interior design blogs where you’d be hard pressed to find photos of my home. There are a couple of reasons for that — the biggest of which being that we have moved so many times since I started this blog that I have never gotten a chance to really finish a room. Well, I’ve decided that I’m going to stop procrastinating. I won’t just finish all our rooms — I’ll also reveal them to you. So first up, our nearly complete master bedroom.
The ‘Before’ Shot
This isn’t a true before shot, since I forgot to take one before I started painting. But this is essentially “before” we did everything else. And yes, I did tell the hubby that this photo would be posted on my blog. He was too into a movie to care
Our headboard is made of 9 of Inhabit’s Seesaw wall flats (aff). I’ve been saying ever since I discovered the wall flats that I wanted to use them to make a headboard, and I finally got my chance. A pack of 10 tiles costs just $86, so it is pretty economical too. BUT, we went the even cheaper route and bought some of Inhabit’s “second-quality” wall flats. Think of it like buying “irregular” clothing at TJ Maxx. They are just $4.50 apiece (see the sale section), and the ones we received look gorgeous, with no noticeable imperfections. We bought a total of 12 tiles (miscalculation on my part), so we spent $54. Still, how’s that for an inexpensive eco-friendly headboard! We used the temporary mounting technique, which requires foam tape. They’re holding up really well and look pretty seamless. We love the finished look!
We also painted the boring lamps we’ve had for years metallic silver and replaced the old tan lamp shades with some funky new ones we found at Target. They look plain white when the light is turned off, but when the lamp is on, you see the fabulous silhouette of the pattern printed inside the shade. No, they’re not green, but I couldn’t resist!
My husband’s side of the room, which is much better curated than mine. And just in case you were wondering, that fabulous bedding IS Amy Butler’s organic Bucharest bedding. I won the comforter set in a giveaway last year from EcoSalon. Can you believe I’ve been holding onto it this long, but never used it? A few weeks ago, we bought a bed frame (made of recycled railroad ties, no less) and finally got our mattress up off the floor, and I figured it was high time we dressed the bed in something gorgeous. You can purchase Amy Butler bedding, in this design and all her others, in the Green Your Decor store.
I’ve had this jewelry box since my best friend gave it to me as a gift in college, and I have some other ideas to make it more “me”….including a vintage vase and some fresh flowers. Etsy to the rescue!
This is the stencil treatment that I did on the wall opposite the bed. It took me a few hours this past weekend, and I love it! It was just the pop of yellow we needed on the other side of the room. I made the stencil myself, inspired by this gorgeous laundry room makeover featured at Design Sponge last week. As you can see, we still need to get some baskets to go in the bottom of our TV stand, both for extra storage and to hide all the cords from the TV, cable box, etc. It’s a mess back there!
One final shot of the whole room. Can you tell Ja’Naya loves lounging on our bed?
The To-Do List
There are still some things I’d like to tackle:
- A wool rug to cover up that awful wall-to-wall carpet
- Some vintage items and fresh flowers for my dresser
- Storage boxes or baskets for the TV stand
- A few more yellow throw pillows for the bed
- A hook so the hubbs can hang his guitar on the wall and get it off the floor
- And maybe…Replace the huge tube TV with a refurbished flat screen version
After all this happens, then I’ll consider it done. But for now, this is the furthest we’ve gotten in truly making a room feel like OURS in the past few years. I’d say that’s an accomplishment in itself! Just don’t ask to see the inside of our closet!
I’d love to hear what you think, suggestions for making the room better, etc!
Are you here from Young House Love? Check out this post that will tell you what Green Your Decor is all about and help guide you around a bit!
Like what we did with this room? Check out the special, eco-friendly room we did for our daughter!