Home Tour: Master Bedroom Reveal!

The big master bedroom reveal! I know I know I know, we’ve been living in the house 6 months and I still have not posted anything resembling a reveal of the rooms besides when it was empty and we first moved in! I’m sorry guys, you are allowed to throw tomatoes at me. The truth is I’m just not an interior designer so making the rooms pretty for pictures really stresses me out. I don’t feel like I am any good at dressing rooms up at all but I guess this is how I learn! The other big thing that’s stopped me from really posting the reveals is that the rooms really aren’t “DONE” yet. But, like every blogger would tell me, they will never be done lol. So, without further delay let’s take a trip down memory lane and see how far we’ve come!

before and after a renovation of a one hundred year old northern Minnesota farm house floor plan
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 grandparents were in the this room and my aunt and mom were in the other room 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! (Stay tuned for my next post devoted entirely to refinishing all of the floors throughout the whole house.)


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

It is almost hard to believe its the same room!

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

This is my favorite room in the house, it feels like an escape, like a tree house, like our own private place and hideaway. Sometimes, I’ll come up and sprawl out in the middle of the bed after work and just breathe the day away. No matter who is in the house, this is our floor, no one else is allowed up here and its a lovely reprieve. When Joe’s son is here and I’ve had it up to my ears of the boys I can come up here to escape, take some girl time and recharge without interruption.

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

Once we finally got the room gutted then I ran all of the electrical and finally got the new plumbing done. So, from there it was bead board and sheet rock. Here’s a shot of right after Joe spray painted the whole place with primer and then all of our trim and bead board he spray painted flat white! I remember that day like it was yesterday because once the paint goes up you literally go from a construction zone to a home in just a couple of hours. It was incredible.

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

Joe once went with me to pick out a lamp shade for a lamp makeover I did and walked directly to the only one out of thirty that I liked! I had another moment where I knew this was the man of my dreams when it came to the color we chose for the master bedroom. I always had in mind exactly what I wanted for the house and I had an inkling that because we would be running the bead board to the floor (essentially making half of the walls in the master bedroom white) I was going to want to go with a much darker color elsewhere simply because I could. All of these plans I was always busy making silently, working them over in my head when, one day, Joe mentioned he thought a nice dark gray or blue would be good in the master. He looked at me hopefully, “Maybe?” I could only laugh and just nod. The color he thought of was exactly what I had been planning all along.

As far as the design goes it all started with the passing of my other Grandma: Eleonora. You’ve seen her mentioned a couple of times here along the way in my Before & After of Eleonora’s Rocker and Eleonora’s buffet/our entertainment center. You’ve also probably heard me mention my incredible and undeniably sexy white leather tufted hassock. It was in Eleonora’s attic for my whole life as far as I can remember and when they said each of us Grand kids could pick a couple of things to keep I went right for it. It also scared me a little bit, everybody here probably knows by now that I am not a panty-hose-wearing, dress-loving or pearl-wearing kind of gal. However, that did not stop me from entirely falling in love and from there, everything else fell for it too.

Growing up I never had my own real bedroom set, my dresser and end table that I used before were made by my Grandparents and it only made sense that they returned to my mom as they matched her own dresser and end table that they had also made. Amazingly, in this very room (before we started our renovation) my Grandma’s old bedroom set was just sitting here waiting for several decades for me to claim. (At some point they came over on the boat with her.) The two dressers were just gorgeous, delicate, with huge mirrors and curvy lines, incredibly elegant. They were beautiful as they were but a little beat up and both saw their veneer pealing in a few places. I made the choice to paint with my heart in my throat and I just did it before I could think too much knowing that there was no going back and, if I hesitated, I feared I would never get up the courage again. You can check them out in my blog posts about them here:

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

Recognize my Closet doors? Yup, I’m gonna have to make a list, there are SO many projects and posts you guys have already seen that contributed to the final completion of our master bedroom reveal!

One last reminder of how it looked during the gutting:

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

And here it is today!

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

The renovation took us just over fifteen months and, of course, we’re still not entirely done. We are still lacking just one more major thing up here: A door on the bedroom! It isn’t a huge deal as our master bedroom has its own floor but all rooms need doors and getting a door on this bedroom has been on my to do list since we moved in! Also, future projects for this room include a new bed frame because I’ve always wanted a much lower bed and right now you can’t even see our pretty headboard that we made years ago! I’m determined to build us a platform bed frame out of barn wood this summer.

Thank you so much for stopping by and seeing our master bedroom reveal!

After fifteen months of renovation come and see our hollywood glam master bedroom reveal, before and afters!Home tour master bedroom reveal hollywood glam black navy glass knobs moody dreamy suite

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  1. Sheila F.
    February 29, 2016 at 7:41 pm

    Gorgeous! The blue is perfect and I love the stone from the chimney! The back dressers with the crystal knob pick from the chandelier! I give you an A+!

    • February 29, 2016 at 7:44 pm

      Thank you so much! I got lucky and married a mason 😉 as soon as Joe saw that chimney and found out I had absolutely no plans for it he said, “Stone it is!”

  2. Alice
    February 29, 2016 at 8:41 pm

    As usual, I love what you have done. Also, I love that someone, besides my daughter, who is female can do all this building, electrical, etc. BTW,when I bought my/our house it was a mess—not a door on any room, not even the BATHROOMS! it is now a pretty nice place.

    • February 29, 2016 at 8:55 pm

      Yeah it was about two months before we had a door on our bathroom after we moved in lol My dad went to the bathroom one day and commented, “My that’s open concept!” Since we do now have a door on the main bathroom at least! Thank you for commenting 🙂

  3. roxanne
    March 1, 2016 at 5:45 pm

    May I ask what the color and brand you paninted the bedroom. I have been searching for something like this for my master bedroom

    • March 1, 2016 at 5:46 pm

      It is Valspar’s Sooty Lashes in a flat paint 🙂 Thanks for stopping by!

  4. Khadija
    March 2, 2016 at 4:57 pm

    I’m so excited for you, what fun! Your closet door is so creative. I might need to copy it!

    • March 2, 2016 at 5:41 pm

      Thanks so much! Yup we’ve been pretty happy with the closet doors so far!

  5. March 5, 2016 at 7:20 am

    I really like this colour. You give amazing combination about colour. Thanks, I’ll try.

  6. June 23, 2016 at 3:17 pm

    WOW! Not only is this reveal stunning, but it’s also heartwarming! I love that you are revamping your Grandma’s house! My family and I moved to my childhood home nearly 2 years ago, and we have been going through a similar experience. Our home is 115 years old, and we are the 3rd generation to live here, so I guess it’s my Grandma’s house, too. I absolutely love what you did with this space, and that you incorporated some of your grandmother’s furniture in the design. I’ll be sticking around and playing catch-up with your blog, and I hope you’ll visit me, too. We have so much in common! Great job!!

    • June 23, 2016 at 3:56 pm

      Martie it is so nice to meet and hear from you! It is always so cool to hear from people who are having similar experiences with old houses 🙂 Thank you so much for coming by!

  7. June 23, 2016 at 5:09 pm

    What a beautiful bedroom! I love the ceilings and the chandelier! GORGEOUS 🙂

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    • June 23, 2016 at 5:16 pm

      Thank you SO much! Couldn’t believe it when my husband picked it out!

  8. June 29, 2016 at 7:10 pm

    Wow, Tarah–such an amazing transformation! I can see why it’s a place of refuge for you–so fresh and beautiful. Thanks so much for linking up with us at Vintage Charm week after week 🙂

  9. August 31, 2016 at 7:00 pm

    Beautiful room! You did a great job. Visiting from #welcomehomewednesdays

  10. September 12, 2016 at 2:08 pm

    Wow! A lot of work, but what a beautiful change!! Looks amazing! Thanks for sharing on the Pleasures of the NW’s DIY party-

  11. September 15, 2016 at 10:10 pm

    Tarah this is such a stunning transformation. You have such persistence and patience and it really shows. Love the wall colors and the sense of drama throughout the whole room.

  12. September 16, 2016 at 7:47 pm

    What an amazing transformation! Love the dark wall color. Really seems to bring out all of the unique details of the space. Great job

    • September 18, 2016 at 2:28 pm

      Thank you so much Melissa!!

  13. September 17, 2016 at 7:25 pm

    So pretty what a transformation! I love the fun chandelier above the bed – how romantic! 🙂

    • September 18, 2016 at 2:28 pm

      Thank you Katie 🙂 It is definitely our little getaway!

  14. October 2, 2016 at 2:28 am

    Gorgeous! The navy is dark and sultry in a wonderful way! You guys should be so proud.

  15. October 4, 2016 at 9:55 pm

    BEautiful transformation! Thanks for sharing at Home Sweet Home!

  16. Jann Olson
    October 5, 2016 at 4:42 am

    Wow, what a makeover. I love the ceiling! Thanks so much for sharing it with SYC.

  17. October 7, 2016 at 4:37 pm

    Wow, what a gorgeous transformation! I can’t believe all that muck was in there. But you’ve really turned it into a beautiful space. I can see why it’s your escape.Thank you so much for sharing at the #happynowlinkup!

    • October 7, 2016 at 5:18 pm

      Thank you so much Leslie! It was a big job but SO worth it!

  18. October 7, 2016 at 5:09 pm

    Absolutely beautiful

    You did a great job.

    I found you on a linky party.

    • October 7, 2016 at 5:19 pm

      Thanks Meena! Glad you came by!

  19. October 8, 2016 at 1:50 am

    All that elbow grease was worth it in the results. Your makeover is beautiful. Now you have modern space with the flavour an older home provides. So pretty.

    • October 10, 2016 at 2:32 pm

      Thank you so much Leanna!

  20. October 8, 2016 at 8:58 pm

    This looks SO pretty! 🙂

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  21. October 10, 2016 at 3:35 pm

    Tarah you guys did such a beautiful job with this room. I especially love the rock chimney. I think it’s my favorite part of this make over xo

  22. October 12, 2016 at 2:23 am

    This is a lot like my blue in my master. I love the history behind your home. How amazing to have your grandmother’s furniture! This is an impressive overhaul. The extra window does really let in a lot of light, you guys did a great job!

    • October 12, 2016 at 3:20 pm

      Thank you so much Renee!

  23. October 13, 2016 at 6:25 pm

    Oh, that is an amazing transformation. I love how it turned out. Thanks for sharing at the #InspirationSpotlight Party Pinned & shared.

    • October 13, 2016 at 7:09 pm

      Thank you so much Theresa!

  24. October 16, 2016 at 9:11 pm

    Magnificent transformation! I love everything that you did to make your Master Bedroom so beautiful 🙂 Thank you for sharing at Together on Tuesdays!

    • October 17, 2016 at 2:42 pm

      Thank you so much Lisa!!

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