Taking the house my mom grew up in, the farm my grandparents shared for over fifty years and making it a home for us to grow old in.

Home Tour: Master bedroom refresh! Sweet country meets Hollywood glam!

Several times in the past couple of months I’ve hinted at showing your guys our master bedroom refresh! It all started when we decided to move the head of our bed from under the south facing windows to the east wall. It opened up the room so much – we can dance up here now! But it left me with a couple of issues, the first big one was that I could no longer use my washstand as my bedside table (not enough room any more) and neither could Joe as he had been using his dresser. So, on I went thrifting on the search for bedside tables, their makeover was a fun and easy one, check it out here.

Master bedroom refresh country, hollywood regency makeover, white tufted headboard, glass lamp and hardware, black painted furniture, dark hardwood floors

Moving our headboard meant I had all kinds of sheet rock anchors and beat up sheetrock to fix under the windows and then repainting to do. The floor was also VERY beat up in a few places from the old steel wheels on our old bedframe. With those things fixed and with the new bedside tables moved in I was left wondering what I was going to do with my pretty little old washstand. At first I was going to put it in our master bathroom, moving the magazine rack that was there to another part of the house but when I was moving things around it dawned on me that it worked just fine on our north wall. Its nice because it also givings us a bit of a landing surface when we first come up because its not far from the top of the staircase. I also didn’t want to do a full reveal here on the blog until we got our bedframe done! Which we did just a couple of weeks ago! One little reminder of what this room looked like before the renovation.

After fifteen months of renovation come and see our hollywood glam master bedroom reveal, before and afters!

Just check out that linoleum! If you look close you can see that there is an incredible amount of dead bugs on the floor, yes this was the longest abandoned and creepiest part of the whole house. It started where my mom and aunt were in the this room and my grandparents were in the other room (that became our master bath) but as they grew up my grandparents moved downstairs and this became my aunt’s bedroom. So, when she moved out, it pretty much never had anyone in it again and that was forty years ago. When we began our big renovation this is where we started gutting and I will never forget shoveling the ancient, filthy, absolutely horrible insulation, plaster and lath down the staircase. I was NEVER dirtier then I was that day! Hard to believe that under all of that were gorgeous hard wood floors. (For a full recap on how it all went and lots more before and during pictures of this room during the renovation click here to check out the first Home Tour post all about it!)

Master bedroom refresh country, hollywood regency makeover, white tufted headboard, glass lamp and hardware, black painted furniture, dark hardwood floorsMaster bedroom refresh country, hollywood regency makeover, white tufted headboard, glass lamp and hardware, black painted furniture, dark hardwood floors
Master bedroom refresh country, hollywood regency makeover, white tufted headboard, glass lamp and hardware, black painted furniture, dark hardwood floorsMaster bedroom refresh country, hollywood regency makeover, white tufted headboard, glass lamp and hardware, black painted furniture, dark hardwood floors

I’m so impressed with how these pieces I inherited from my Grandma have held up over the years. I primed and painted them four years ago before they ended up in storage throughout the majority of the renovation. Of course they got their fair share of dings (mostly just getting up our narrow staircase!) but all in they’re just as shiny as when I finished them. And it remains so cool to me that that big dresser with the mirror on the back of it literally came back to the exact same wall it was on for forty years. Aw, my biggest regrets will always be that I did not take enough before pictures, what I wouldn’t give to have the pic of that dresser sitting there, covered in dust before we moved it out! You can also see my new jewelry hanger over on my side of the bed – one of my very favorite projects thus far.

Master bedroom refresh country, hollywood regency makeover, white tufted headboard, glass lamp and hardware, black painted furniture, dark hardwood floorsMaster bedroom refresh country, hollywood regency makeover, white tufted headboard, glass lamp and hardware, black painted furniture, dark hardwood floorsMaster bedroom refresh country, hollywood regency makeover, white tufted headboard, glass lamp and hardware, black painted furniture, dark hardwood floorsMaster bedroom refresh country, hollywood regency makeover, white tufted headboard, glass lamp and hardware, black painted furniture, dark hardwood floors
Master bedroom refresh country, hollywood regency makeover, white tufted headboard, glass lamp and hardware, black painted furniture, dark hardwood floorsMaster bedroom refresh country, hollywood regency makeover, white tufted headboard, glass lamp and hardware, black painted furniture, dark hardwood floorsMaster bedroom refresh country, hollywood regency makeover, white tufted headboard, glass lamp and hardware, black painted furniture, dark hardwood floors

I love our comforter set! It was gift to me on my bridal shower: You can check it out here on Amazon. I even managed to fit it into our washer/dryer combo unit to wash it the other day. Always nice when I don’t have to make a trip to the laundry mat in town. So, I really love our new refresh, mostly just having the floor space to move around now is just amazing, our room feels so much bigger. From a design perspective though it was harder to photograph and the room itself is not as “striking” as it was when we had the bed under the windows. I am reminded of a design tip I read once that said your bed should be the first thing you see when you walk in the room. So, perhaps our bedroom is not as “design savvy” as it was – but it works better for us now… SO much better. And that, at least to me, is much more important – we are living here after all 🙂

Master bedroom refresh country, hollywood regency makeover, white tufted headboard, glass lamp and hardware, black painted furniture, dark hardwood floors

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20 Comments

  1. March 15, 2017 at 6:37 am

    I love your new bedroom Tarah! I love the colours and the wooden floor and the gorgeous detail of the ceiling. You’re so lucky to have such a lovely space to come home to after a long day. xx

    • March 15, 2017 at 3:17 pm

      Thank you Kate 🙂 It was a ton of work but this really is my sanctuary!

  2. March 15, 2017 at 12:06 pm

    Love that blue wall and the bead board! We moved our bed a couple years ago and all the sudden our room was huge too. It’s like finding lost money.

    • March 15, 2017 at 3:18 pm

      Stephanie that is such a great way of putting it! It’s just crazy how big the room feels now!

  3. March 15, 2017 at 12:27 pm

    Pretty room–black and white is always so chic.I love how the black painted furniture turned out. I have my gran’s oak washstand and dresser with a mirror in my guest room and seeing your furniture has made me think I might try painting them black too.

    • March 15, 2017 at 3:23 pm

      Yeah I’m kind of obsessed with the black painted look I was afraid maybe I would get sick of it but to me it is just so timeless! I didn’t paint anything that was solid wood though, I just refinished and stained those pieces! Those old dressers of my grandma’s were veneer that was peeling so it felt ok to paint 🙂

  4. Jann Olson
    March 16, 2017 at 4:21 am

    Such a transformation. I love the plank walls and ceiling! Thanks for sharing with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

  5. Sybil
    March 16, 2017 at 11:26 am

    I love the new furniture arrangement! 🙂

  6. Debbie
    March 17, 2017 at 5:22 pm

    I just love how the bedroom turned out! Did you save the sweet little valance from over the window? You could do so much with it! You’ve given me inspiration on what to do in my small 90’s doublewide. I love your dark accent wall and I have a sloping ceiling towards the center of the house and I’ve wondered how I could put shiplap up and make it look right. Now I know. Thank you!

    • March 17, 2017 at 7:27 pm

      Thank you so much Debbie! There were several aspects here that I felt I was kinda taking a chance with from the bead board to the dark accent walls (that color is called Sooty Lashes by Valspar) but personally I just love this space. Good luck in your own home remember all that matters if that YOU love it!

  7. Patrice
    March 19, 2017 at 2:13 pm

    I love the end tables. I think re-purposing these old end tables into night stands was genius. It give you a place to put books, eyeglasses, etc, and the lamp sets up higher for reading in bed. What a great idea!

    • March 20, 2017 at 3:00 pm

      Thank you Patrice, now that we’ve been using them for a couple of weeks they are really working out great! (Ya just never know until you have to live with anything for awhile lol)

  8. Cindy
    March 19, 2017 at 4:06 pm

    Looks great !! You really did a good job!

  9. March 21, 2017 at 12:36 am

    That wall color is beautiful!

  10. March 23, 2017 at 3:06 am

    Beautiful refresh. Love the glam look of shiny black. Thank you so much for sharing with us at Vintage Charm.

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