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My master bedroom makeover is still a few weeks away from being ‘finished.’  {That’s what I get for trying to do it in the midst of the holiday season!}  But I thought I’d share a little peek with you…unmade bed, unhung artwork and all.

I wanted to make the wall behind the bed a focal point, so I painted it Suitable Brown by Sherwin Williams.  The dark wall makes the white bedding feel so fresh and light.  {I love me some white bedding.} Handy Hubby and I hauled home a bunch of old fence boards from his family’s farm back in Pennsylvania.  A few I’ve used to create custom artwork/a makeshift headboard.  The rest will become a sliding barn door to the master bathroom.  The dark pillow was a Ballard Designs outlet find for less than $12.  {It was my inspiration for the wall color.}  The ruffled mustard pillow is from Etsy…big surprise there, huh?

In other news, Handy Hubby went through his massive clothing collection and got rid of a ton of stuff.  {I guess calling him out on the world wide web did the trick.}  I’m so proud of him.  Now, I can finally get that old white dresser out of the bedroom.  Just like anything that happens around here, this makeover is happening ever so slowly.  But the end is in sight!

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images:  all Dana Miller for House*Tweaking



wow, that art piece is fantastic! can’t wait to see how you work in the rest of the wood into a sliding door!

we have windows from my dad’s family farm that we made into frames for mirrors…gotta love a rustic element in an otherwise-modern space, especially when there’s a story behind it!


That brown color is sensational! I feel like every room in our house is so dark (plus CFL bulbs don’t seem to be very bright) that I have to keep the walls light. Bummer. I did paint one of our bedroom walls blue but it’s even too dark.

If I could find a wall for that brown I would! Love the yellow accents!


oh my goodness i absolutely LOVE LOVE LOVE your headboard it’s goin in my inspiration folder.


What a great sneak peek! Love it!


Wow. Love. It’s gonna be one gorgeous room!


Oh I can’t wait to see the rest of it….I can tell already it’s gonna be fantastic!


I love the color scheme and I desperately LOVE the headboard/art!


Oh, and can I ask what you use to keep your sheets their whitest? We have two sets of white sheets and between the dogs (occasionally) sleeping with us and our feet, they have developed a slightly dingy area near the bottom. Help!


Oona – Our front loading HE washer keeps our clothes and sheets looking great no matter what detergent I use. I do add a little bleach every once in a while {but not with every wash} when washing our sheets to keep them light and bright.

This is the colour scheme I’m thinking of for our masterbedroom. Can’t wait to see the finished product. The headboard is amazing.

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Just stumbled upon your blog today via YHL … “LOVE” the headboard. What a gorgeous room – and house!


hi! I love your blog! I have no creativity at all, so it helps soo much! Just curious, what are the colors of the other walls in your master bedroom? I am


Sarah – The other 3 walls are Valspar {Lowe’s} Bonsai.


Hi!! I NEED that pillow… seriously. Where on Etsy did you get it?


Amber – Here’s all the info on the ruffled pillow…


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Love how fresh, stylish and clean the bedroom looks. Where can I find the white duvet cover?




where can I find the grey and white blanket? Thanks!


Angie – Yep, IKEA.


Hi! Just wondering if you posted pictures of the completed master bedroom yet?

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