Home Tour: Master Bedroom Reveal!

Feb 29 2016
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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 my and aunt were in the this room and my grandparents 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 I began my 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 my 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 my 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 my 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/my 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 I started my 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 my 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 my master bedroom reveal!

One last reminder of how it looked during the gutting:

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

And here it is today!

After fifteen months of renovation come and see my hollywood glam master bedroom reveal, before and afters!After fifteen months of renovation come and see my 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 my 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 my 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 my 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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Sheila F.
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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+!

Alice
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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.

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

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

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

Martie
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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… Read more »
Edye
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What a beautiful bedroom! I love the ceilings and the chandelier! GORGEOUS 🙂

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Diana
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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 🙂

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

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

Mary-the boondocks blog
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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.

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

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

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

Sherry
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BEautiful transformation! Thanks for sharing at Home Sweet Home!

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

Leslie
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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!

Meena
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Absolutely beautiful

You did a great job.

I found you on a linky party.

Leanna
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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.

Jess
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This looks SO pretty! 🙂

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Carla a.k.a Mrs. R
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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

Renee Gibson
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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!

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

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

Sarah Bell
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Beautiful Master Bedroom! So elegant 🙂
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wendy robbins
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You did a fantastic job!

Harmony, Momma To Go
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wow what a gorgeous renovation! that is amazing! very inspirational!

Kati
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This is such an incredible transformation. I love the new floor plan. Great job and thanks for sharing at the Wednesday Showcase party. I love seeing what you are up to!

Kathleen - Bloggers Lifestyle
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What an amazing job you have done. Adding the ensuite is fabulous and it all has come together to make a lovely bedroom.

Kathleen
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Carol ("Mimi")
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You’ve really been busy! What a fantastic makeover. The new floor plan is impressive, and I love the navy blue and white color palette. The room looks beautiful.

Donna Reidland
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I love what you’ve done with this room. The contrast of the dark blue and white is beautiful!

Lexie
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Wow! What a transformation. Looks like a nice, relaxing space now. 🙂

Ann Caliri
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Gorgeous transformation! Thank you for sharing this on The Homestead Blog Hop, we enjoyed it!

Sinea
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Wow! What a transformation. We did a similar thing with our first house. I loved that bedroom when we got it done. Enjoy!
Found your inspiring story at the #HomeMattersParty. See you again next week!

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