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July 2, 2015

Master Bedroom Redo - Before and After

Master bedroom redo before and after pictures with BEHR Blue Clay
 
Over the past few months my parents have been redoing their master bedroom. They moved into their current house a few years ago and the entire house had stark white walls. They had repainted every room in the house with BEHR paints besides for their master bedroom. I know how that goes because we have moved quite often and my master bedroom seems to be the last thing I decorate and usually becomes the catch-all for the mismatched furniture.
 
When we lived with my parents for a few months last year my mom used to point out the color of the kitchen on the Trisha Yearwood cooking show and tell me she wanted her bedroom to be that color. We googled and searched for the paint color but never could find it. She bought a bunch of trial colors and painted them on their wall in big squares but didn't seem to like any of them. Then I saw the BEHR 2015 Color Trend colors and told her to find the color Blue Clay. She called me back a few days later and told me her and my dad both loved the color and that's what they decided to paint the room in.
 
My mom is one of those people who can't envision something until she sees it so their room was a long process. We just hung the mirrors on either side of their bed this past weekend and it was a long process getting them right. There are still a few things that haven't been finished yet but I will share updates. My dad is working on building a barn door to go between their bedroom and bathroom, my mom wants to take the hope chest by her side of the bed and put hairpin legs on it with a stained top and chalk paint bottom and they still haven't found the bedside tables they like yet. 
 
Enough chit-chat I have tons of pictures below and the before and after pictures are surprising even to me! Paint and new accessories can make such a huge impact on the way a room looks!
 
Master Bedroom Redo Before & After using BEHR Blue Clay Paint
The picture below shows the opening from their master bedroom into their master bathroom. The track above the doorway is where the 'new old' barn doors will go when they are finished. Since their room is quite large it could handle such a bold color on all four walls. At first my mom wasn't sure if they should use it as an accent or the entire room but I can't imagine it any other way now.
 
Master Bedroom Redo Before & After using BEHR Blue Clay Paint

Master Bedroom Redo Before & After using BEHR Blue Clay Paint


The mirrors on either side of their room was a DIY project I did. I paid about $25 to make the set. I will be sharing a tutorial for them soon!
 
Master Bedroom Redo Before & After using BEHR Blue Clay Paint

The biggest challenge for me in this room was the oak furniture because I love dark stains. In the end the oak furniture goes perfectly against this color. Possibly because they are almost contrasting colors!?

Master Bedroom Redo Before & After using BEHR Blue Clay Paint

With the walls as dark as they are the white accessories pair perfectly. I love the scroll framed mirror we scored at Homegoods for $40. The dresser is an antique my dad redid and one of my favorite pieces of furniture in my parents home.

Master Bedroom Redo Before & After using BEHR Blue Clay Paint
 
The table below is also another antique that my grandfather redid many years ago that my mom has always loved.
 
Master Bedroom Redo Before & After using BEHR Blue Clay Paint

Overall the accessories, the colors and the overall change turned out beautiful. The room feels fun yet elegant at the same time. The pictures don't even do the look and feel justice. Once the barn door and hope chest are finished the room will be even more stunning.

The DIY projects in the room were
  • Painter drop cloth curtains - My mom had searched everywhere for curtains that were long enough and not a million dollars (okay so they aren't quite a million smacker-roos but close!) and couldn't find anything she liked. I told her to try the drop clothes and she was able to buy two panels + the rod + the hooks that clip right onto the curtain so she didn't have to sew anything for less than she was able to find ONE curtain panel anywhere else.
  • Hanging Mirrors - I purchased the round mirrors and jute string from a craft supply store and the metal backing from ... you will never guess!! Full tutorial coming for these soon!
  • Barn Door and Track - While these aren't finished yet my dad is building the barn door from old wood on his friend's property and the track was from another friends property in North Carolina so it is genuinely aged and old. He cleaned the track up and used a clear seal to stop any further rusting.
Master Bedroom Redo Before & After using BEHR Blue Clay Paint


Master Bedroom Redo Before & After using BEHR Blue Clay Paint

Master Bedroom Redo Before & After using BEHR Blue Clay Paint

My dad painted the room with BEHR Satin Marquee Interior paint in Blue Clay. Painting is too hard but he is pretty good at it. He does all the trim without any tape and it's always perfect. Something you can't see too well from the pictures is the beautiful tray ceilings my parents have in their bedroom. The wall color is now contrasting more from the ceiling making the ceiling details stand out more.

Master Bedroom Redo Before & After using BEHR Blue Clay Paint

Master Bedroom Redo Before & After using BEHR Blue Clay Paint

Master Bedroom Redo Before & After using BEHR Blue Clay Paint
 
Now for some before and after pictures - this is always my favorite part!
 
Master Bedroom Redo Before & After using BEHR Blue Clay Paint

Master Bedroom Redo Before & After using BEHR Blue Clay Paint

Master Bedroom Redo Before & After using BEHR Blue Clay Paint
Master Bedroom Redo Before & After using BEHR Blue Clay Paint

Master Bedroom Redo Before & After using BEHR Blue Clay Paint

The next things to do in here are to redo the chest (the one under the hanging mirror in the photo below) and change out all of the fixtures around the room from gold to brushed nickel.

Master Bedroom Redo Before & After using BEHR Blue Clay Paint

Master Bedroom Redo Before & After using BEHR Blue Clay Paint
To see pictures from their bathroom and the DIY Fabric Backed Frames I made for above their tub go HERE.
 
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June 18, 2015

30+ Last Minute Father's Day Printables

A collection of over 30 free printables for Father's Day
 
 
Father's Day is in three days - say WHAT!? I can't believe how fast this year is going or the fact that it is already Father's Day. I mean for goodness sake it seems like last week we were bringing our oldest son Wyatt home from the hospital and this year will be Mike's 8th Father's Day . There we were 8 years ago - new parents like deer in the headlights.
 
There is this one memory that comes to mind when I think of those first weeks as new parents. My husband took a few weeks off after I had Wyatt. I think it was in the first week when one morning I woke up and there were cotton balls all over the floor of our master bedroom and bathroom. At first I didn't notice them because Wyatt still didn't have his nights and days figured out and I was practically sleep walking. He was up almost every hour or every other hour to eat or just to look around taking his new world in.
 
Since I was breastfeeding and had just got my milk in I got up with Wyatt nearly every time. It wasn't until I walked him over to the changing table after the sun had come up that morning when I finally noticed the cotton balls in our bathroom leading out into the bedroom. They were everywhere - like snowflakes covering a yard right as the snow starts to stick. As I followed the trail they lead right to our bed and I was calling for Mike who was still asleep almost. I was working myself into a panic since I wasn't sure what was going on. It was then that I realized why the cotton balls were out. Sometime in the middle of the night during Wyatt's crying Mike had gone into the bathroom and stuffed cotton balls into his ears. To this day he still does not remember ever waking up or getting the cotton balls but seeing him sit up with cotton hanging from both ears wondering why he couldn't hear anything will be something I remember forever.
 
I rounded up over 30 free Father's Day printables from my blogging friends and other great places around the web. If you are last minute like I am this year you can still seem to have it all together!
 
30+ FREE Father's Day Printables
 
 
30+ Last Minute Father's Day Printables



30+ Last Minute Father's Day Printables



http://www.artsyfartsymama.com/2015/06/fathers-day-candy-bar-wrapper.html



http://www.thegirlcreative.com/fathers-day-printable-2/


 
http://www.summerscraps.com/2014/06/fathers-day-printable.html


http://www.poofycheeks.com/2015/06/fathers-day-coke-float-gift-basket-and.html
 


http://www.algoafm.co.za/featuresArticle.aspx?id=717
 

http://www.alexamariezurcher.com/2015/05/fathers-day-dessert-and-printables.html
 

http://www.craftymorning.com/funny-spatula-fathers-day-gift-idea/
 


http://artzycreations.com/fathers-day-doughnut-card/



http://kikicomin.com/superhero-dad-free-download/



http://maybeiwill.com/fathersdayprintable/

 
http://simpleasthatblog.com/2015/05/inspirational-quotes-for-fathers-day.html
 
 
http://kikicomin.com/fathers-day-toolbox-coupon-book-free-printable/
 

http://www.thecasualcraftlete.com/2014/06/05/free-fathers-day-printable-tags-1-dad/
 

http://www.poofycheeks.com/2013/06/fathers-day-mountain-dew-printable.html
 

http://www.randrworkshop.com/2013/05/fathers-day-poem-printable.html
 

http://yesterdayontuesday.com/2013/05/free-fathers-day-printables-2/


http://todayscreativelife.com/fill-in-the-blank-fathers-day-cards/



http://www.triedandtrueblog.com/free-fathers-day-coloring-page/
 

http://www.eleganceandenchantment.com/fathers-day-printables-cards-labels-and-a-printable-coupon/
 

http://www.mrprintables.com/happy-fathers-day-cards-with-gift-tags.html
 
 
http://catchmyparty.com/blog/free-fathers-day-printable-gift
 
 
http://eighteen25.com/2015/06/we-would-be-muffin-without-you-dad/
 

http://www.theidearoom.net/2014/05/fathers-day-gift-hes-one-smart-cookie.html
 
 
http://lilluna.com/monster-trail-mix-fathers-day-gift/
 
 
http://www.thirtyhandmadedays.com/2015/06/printable-root-beer-fathers-day-gift-idea/

 
 
http://eighteen25.com/2015/06/hugs-and-fishes-for-dad-fathers-day-gift/
 
 
http://www.theshabbycreekcottage.com/2014/05/fathers-day-printables.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed:+theshabbychiccottage/QsxK+(The+Shabby+Creek+Cottage)
 
 
http://www.thegunnysack.com/2014/05/fathers-day-gift-ideas-worlds-greatest-pop-gift-in-a-jar.html
 


I hope you have a great weekend celebrating with your husbands and dads!

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