Thursday, February 21, 2013

Shabby French Master Bedroom Redo

Hello friends!
It is a snowy day here in Colorado, which I just love. 

I recently did a total redo on our master bedroom.

Here is a sneak peek at the new wall color. It is Swiss Coffee by Behr.

Here is a before. I don't even want to share this! What was I thinking painting the walls this dark chocolate brown? I did love it years ago but I am so happy to be back to the light colors.  I have almost painted the whole house in the last 6 months!
I got rid of the over sized knotty pine furniture, the bed, two dressers and an armoire. Even the mattress had to go.

Another before. My right knee was even starting to hurt from all of the years of stepping up into the bed, it was very high.

And the afters......

The room is so much brighter and spacious now.

I am having a custom made headboard so when that is done I will share it with you.

I made curtains out of drop cloth. So many pinterest and blogger inspiration out there for that.

My shabby french corner......

The "crown" over the bed is actually a planter turned upside down.

Now I am going to sit back and enjoy this snowy day.
Thank you for visiting!


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  1. It looks so pretty and I especially love your shabby french corner!

  2. It looks so nice. I am in Colorado for a few days. Beautiful snow.

  3. I love your new room from the bits I see. I can see why you are loving the updated lighter look. You are a lot like my Mom and I. Strange that when we built this house 14 years ago, we had it painted beighe because we didn't know what colors we wanted. After about 3 months, we could not stand that beighe, so pretty much every room was painted a color. Over the past year we have slowly worked to repaint each room....and sure enough in each room we say "I cannot stand x color. What were we thinking?....and what color do we change it to? That's right. That same "boring" old beige we hated before. This time we like it a lot better.

  4. Oh so pretty. I love your ladder too! Very bright and serene. Stop by soon! Here is my latest...

  5. Absolutely love your new look - it is so fresh and clean!

  6. Oh it's looking beautiful - especially your french shabby corner ( I'm doing my bedroom right now - and it includes a ladder too ) Love how light and airy it's looking!
    Great job!

  7. Oh so beautiful and your ladder is perfect.

    Pearl 13.1

  8. Beautiful room. Great makeover. I'm a new follower. Come by for a visit! :)

  9. I love your room makeover! The windows are amazing looking and the french corner looks perfect. I do love your before comforter--I want to get that one to use on my couch. Great job--thanks for sharing your beautiful makeover!

  10. Oh, so much better, Shanon. Your bed looks so comfy. Funny how our tastes change. My living room walls were a mustard yellow for years. I liked it at first, then it slowly drove me nuts.

  11. Wonderful redo! You have a beautiful blog. I'm a new follower!

  12. Light and bright is so much better, isn't it? I like the idea of the drop cloth curtains. I've made several sets from heavy natural colored cottons. I didn't preshrink the heavy material for the ones on our sliding glass door. After they were washed I needed to add a 6 inch border in a sage and cream big check.
    Re the display on the stepladder: my cats would love to rearrange that!

  13. Love, love, love!!! So light & bright and you know I love the French touches!

  14. The ladder tableau is amazing - isn't it wonderful to surround yourself with vintage treasures that give you comfort and inspiration? -- Jan

  15. Hello my dear! I LOVE your room! It's beautiful!!! What color did you paint the walls? I'm also going through your amazing older posts on your gardens and patio because it's such an inspiration! We are starting from scratch with our garden / yard, and needed some ideas and inspiration - and visited yours because I love it so much!!! I'll probably shoot you an email with tons of questions! lol

    Have a great weekend!


  16. Love your changes! Brilliant to use that planter upside down! I'd have never thought of that!

  17. Today is my first visit to your blot- found your via the Cottage Nest. I love your style and will be back to read more.

  18. so very pretty, shanon:) i esp. love your shabby french corner and the planter/crown is so clever!

  19. Shan...your bedroom looks very romantic and peaceful. The simple bedding looks so comfortable. I like your floors & large windows, too!

  20. Oh my word! What a beautiful transformation...those windows are gorgeous and such a nice thing to have in a master. I am so impressed!!
    xo + blessings,
    Anne Marie

  21. Shanon ~
    Your room is just beautiful!
    What a wonderful job. I love the lighter look.
    I know what you mean...... I can look back over the years and can see how my home has evolved. I found my style when I discovered Rachel Ashwell. Now I'm a shabby chic girl.
    Love your drapes and how creative!! Love the simple pale blue bedding (is it Bella Notte?).
    Enjoy your new boudoir.
    Will visit again soon.

  22. Beautiful job, Shanon! I really love the color you chose. Your dropcloth drapes look wonderful. Very creative to use the planter as a bed crown.

  23. what a nice new space!! looks so pretty and soft. :) good job.

  24. Oh Shannon, this make-over is mind blowing! What a beautiful transformation. This room is so, so pretty!!! It completely changes the room. You must just love it!

    You asked about my drying flowers. I usually just leave them in the vase until the water all evaporates. I usually don't add much water to them so that it will evaporate in a few days. I don't know if that is what makes the difference, but they seem to dry with much of their color left.

  25. Love the light color on your walls and the pretty valance over your bed. Beautiful transformation. I love your floral bedspread and your new one is pretty too! Thanks for sharing.

  26. Lovely changes to your bedroom. It has such a peaceful yet interesting look. Visiting from Timewashed.

  27. Adore your space.. So white and fresh...

  28. Oh Shanon, this looks so fresh and pretty! I love the lighter paint color and all the changes you made. I went through a period with darker paint colors too...ugh, you should see my I'm trying to lighten everything up. It feels so much better doesn't it?! xo

  29. oh wow that looks so fresh & calm...relaxing!
    WE are sitting here watching tv and there is a huge lightening & thunder storm!

  30. Shannon,
    Oh my your bedroom came out so beautiful. Welcome to the white side!!!! It looks bright and pretty and very relaxing. Love it.

  31. What a beautiful transformation. It looks like a completely different room! Love that big window. And your bed crown is ingenious! Great job!

  32. Amazing makeover...what a difference a couple of coats of paint makes.

  33. Hi Shannon - thanks for the kind comment and for stopping in on my lil' blog. You have done an amazing job with your redo's and I have to say - I'm super impressed with the planter turned "bed crown". That is clever. Especially since I'm a flower girl - and I don't think I would have ever thought of turning it upside down and using it for that. Great Job! Have a happy spring and thanks for following along!

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