Sunday, August 22, 2010

Inside the Yellow House Master Bedroom

I've been delinquent in posting the next set of pictures of the inside of the Yellow House.  If you missed the pictures of my living room and dining room, you can find them here.  

So without further adieu, let's go upstairs to the master bedroom and bath.  


So that you can fully understand the transformation, here are the before pictures.  Like the downstairs, the master bedroom had gorgeous carpet.  Great closet space too!



Notice how the transoms above the doors had been painted over. 


The closets were just barely deep enough to hold a hanger, but I'm not sure if they would have been able to accommodate clothes on those hangers.  


And here are the afters.  As you can see, I continued my theme of black and white and pink.  I kept the row of closets across the back wall, so I didn't lose a chunk of the bedroom to a walk-in closet.  The closet space is actually pretty generous for such a tiny house.  I did replace the standard-height doors with eight-foot doors to draw the eye upward to the high ceilings.  The louvered doors mimic the plantation shutters.  


The bed is from a flea market.  It was rusted and in generally bad shape, which meant that I got it for next to nothing.  I took it to an auto body shop to have it cleaned up and powder coated.

There's a funny story to the quilt on the bed.  Years ago, I decided that someday I wanted to have a black and white bedroom, with a black and white quilt.  I fell in love with this quilt while I was out shopping with my mother.  Even though I had no place to put it just then, I bought the quilt and figured I would have it when the time came.  I stashed it at my parents' and promptly forgot all about it.  Well, fast forward about three years.  I bought the house and decided that I wanted a black and white quilt (guess my taste hadn't changed much).  I started to shop around for bedding, when my mother asked if I was going to use the quilt in their attic.  Good thing she remembered, or I would have gone crazy trying to find the perfect quilt that I already had!


I couldn't find exactly the right artwork for next to the bed.  I had in my head just what I wanted, but I couldn't find it in the real world.  So finally I asked someone I know who is an artist to paint the flowers for me.

Between the closets, the windows, and the doors, the lack of wall space for furniture was a real problem.  Instead of nightstands, I got two Bombay chests at a discount store to flank the bed.   They originally had a horrible rose pattern painted on the front, but I had them repainted in that same shiny white that went on the upright dresser.  The upright dresser, which just fits between the windows, used to be my grandmother's.   I love the way a couple of coats of paint makes all three pieces look like part of the same set.


Remember those painted-over transoms?  Don't they look fantastic fully restored?  Fully functional, they tilt to allow air to circulate, even with the doors closed (old-fashioned air conditioning!).  The transoms are one of my favorite features of the house.


The fabric on the faux Roman shades and on the chair is Sunbrella indoor-outdoor fabric, which is perfect for a room that gets a lot of light because it doesn't fade.  So the black won't fade to gray or purple.  The shades are not working Roman shades.  I knew I would never put them down, so it wasn't worth spending the money on the extra fabric.  The shades are trimmed with pink beads (which unfortunately don't show up in the pictures).  The beads actually doubled the cost of the shades, but they look great sparkling in the sunshine.


The house did not originally have a bedroom off of the master bedroom, but I really wanted one, so I took a slice out of the adjoining second bedroom.  I love how you can see the pop of pink from the bedroom.


I know the pink isn't for everyone, but it's perfect for me.  I think it works because most of the walls are covered with tile, so there's just a little bit of pink.



The artwork on the wall in the bathroom is left over from a college photography class.  I didn't turn out to be much of a photographer, but I did come a way with a few keepers.  I'm still looking for the perfect something for above the toilet.



Thanks for coming on this tour with me!

Linking to: (Sorry, Blogger is not letting me insert text links at the moment!)
http://betweennapsontheporch.blogspot.com/2010/08/welcome-to-84th-metamorphosis-monday.html
http://www.bystephanielynn.com/
http://cottageinstincts.blogspot.com/
http://todayscreativeblog.net/
http://www.somewhatsimple.com/2010/08/strut-your-stuff-with-sugar-lane.html
http://www.theshabbychiccottage.net/2010/08/transformation-thursday.html
http://www.remodelaholic.com/

37 comments:

  1. Your bedroom is gorgeous. I love it. So crisp and clean looking.
    Susan

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  2. Love the black and white!! And I love the pink in the bathroom too!! It looks almost identical to my pink craft room. Great job on all the decorating, it is FABULOUS!

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  3. I've always {dreamed} about having a black and white bedroom, but I always get too afraid of the white with my son (and any children to come too). I just LOVE how your bedroom turned out! Absolutely beautiful!!!

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  4. What a great transformation! I love the new doors you picked for the closets, and the transoms are gorgeous!! The black and white quilt is great, too! Fantastic makeover!

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  5. This doesn't even look like the same room! Seriously! What a transformation -- I love that chair -- and all your other details -- it turned out great!

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  6. Amazing!! It looks so good. I love the black and white with the pop of pink. So LOVE it!!

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  7. Oh I love it! its bold yet pretty and relaxing at the same time. I LOVE that pink in the bathroom!

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  8. What an amazing transformation!
    Love it!
    Dee Dee

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  9. this is such a beautiful room now:) I'm in love...i can't wait to own our own home....condo living just doesn't allow me to get creative like this:) inspirations for sure!

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  10. Love the simplicity of the black and white with the pop of pink...makes me want to head to my bedroom and paint!

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  11. What a great transformation! The bedroom is beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

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  12. You did a GREAT job! I hope you enjoy every peaceful moment in there. I LOVE those transoms, too!

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  13. This looks really great. I love how you used the black and white theme. The side tables/dressers are AWESOME!

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  14. What a gorgeous room! So romantic. I love the black and white with pink. In our last house I wanted closet doors exactly like yours, to replace the ugly 70s sliding doors.

    The transoms are lovely. I can't believe someone would paint over them.

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  15. Really great re-do! I love the doors on the closets and the classic color scheme! I love before and afters!! I recently blogged about my bathroom remodel too- You did a great job! I really like the pink btw! :)

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  16. Wow! I love what you did to the room!

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  17. WOW - beautiful- so bright and cherry - love that hot pink, how daring and fun

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  18. I love your new rooms. How fun! You should stop over at MyCraftieLife.blogspot.com and link up to Tuesday Tell All.

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  19. Good and plenty, that is what came to mind here....I love it, what a neat color combo. Has that whimsy, yet romantic feel!

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  20. This is so pretty. I never would have thought of black, white and pink for a "grown up" room, but it works perfectly. And, who would paint over windows?! I'm glad you have your transoms back.

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  21. Gorgeous makeover! I just adore the colors and the pink bath - so chic! Fantastic job! I have featured this today - stop by and grab a featured button if you like. Hope you are enjoying your weekend! Thanks for linking to The Sunday Showcase. ~ Stephanie Lynn

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  22. This room is just amazing!!!!! I love all the white but the pop of color too! you did a fantastic just!!!! http://thislittleshabbychicvegangirl.blogspot.com/

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  24. What a gorgeous remodel!! Fabulous job and I LOVE your pink bathroom! It is a nice pop of color. I am totally IN LOVE with your bedside tables, would you email me and let me know where you purchased them? christieortman@ymail.com

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  25. gorgeous!!! i love the bed, bedding, nightstands, all of it! you have a great eye for detail

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  26. I love the sunbrella black & white fabric with the pink!
    I went to the Sunbrella website and could not find it.
    Is it new to Sunbrella?
    Could it be manufactured by a company similar to Sunbrella?

    Please let me know...
    I really want to use it too ; )
    jan

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  27. I am just dropping by from Better After and I just have to tell you how much I love the room! My master bedroom is also black and white, but that's it. There isn't any other color and I just love the splash of pink in your room. It's gorgeous!

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  28. Love your makeover. But I have a question - how did you paint those Bombay chests? Did you do it yourself or where do you take your furniture to be finished so nicely?

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  29. Love it! I have always dreamed of a pink room of some sort and have not gotten it. Perhaps when my daughter's are all grown up and have a home of their own I can talk one of the three into a pink room :)
    You did a great job!!

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  30. Wonderful. Really high end finishes. You did an excellent job! I'd like to mimic Sharon and ask about the chests. "How did you paint those Bombay chests? Did you do it yourself or where do you take your furniture to be finished so nicely?" That is really the first thing I noticed about your room. Did the auto body shop paint them for you?

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  31. I painted my bathroom a bright "Hot" pink too! I love it! Everyone else hates it - but I don't care :) It makes me happy!

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  32. Your little house is absolutely gorgeous! I came over from Better After, and your home is MUCH better after!
    Hugs, cindy

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  33. Just wanted to say how much I enjoyed the Before and After pictures of your bedroom. It's such a pleasure to look at... Love the Black/White and Pink theme. <3

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  34. This was the room I dreamed of when I was single. It is AMAZING! Incredible job!

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  35. Incredible job! Way to go. Love your style.

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