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One Room Challenge Finale- Master Bedroom Reveal

Holy hell, the 6 week makeover challenge has finally come to the end and thank goodness because this girl is EXhausted.  With a limited budget and unlimited ideas and desires, it truly was a challenge to come up with a distinctive, vibrant yet relaxing bedroom for myself.  I craved deep saturated walls but I also wanted to room to feel crisp and bright.  Pops of white and greek key added that preppy look I was after, while warm woods and vibrant textiles mixed in my bohemian flair.   In order to get the custom look without the designer budget, I opted to do a lot Do-It-Yourself projects.  My hope is the overall effect is sophisticated and chic instead of crafty and cheap.

Thanks so much to Linda for organizing the One Room Challenge and the 19 other blogger participants for motivating me to not totally suck or flake out on the project.  They have all put together beautiful rooms and I hope you will check their links at the bottom of this post.

Without further ado, here is my “Preppy Bohemian” bedroom…

I’ve always wanted a statement headboard that had some height, shape and pattern.  I don’t have the budget to buy one right now, though, so with the help of my dad and sister, we made our own.  I felt a white based fabric would pop best against those teal walls and I have a serious thing for paisley so that seemed like the perfect pattern.  We actually hand stamped the fabric ourselves with a wood block and fabric paint.

Each paisley is a little different and imperfect and I love it.

 We determined the complex shape was way out of our league to tackle as an upholstery project, so my amazing sister, Megan, made me a slipcover.  Yup this here headboard is a slipcover!  A full post will come on this bed soon but lets just say it was incredibly hard and if I knew better I never would have attempted it.  Luckily I didn’t know better and now I have an awesome bed.

The textile at the end of the bed was also from my amazing sister, Megan.  She brought it back from India for me and it just happened to pull a lot of the colors together in the room- the pink accent of the bedding, the mint pillows.  Some days I may go with the all white bedding, but right now I’m craving more of a mix plus honestly I just eat a lot of chocolate in bed.

A few more favorite details in the room include…

My Craigslist etagere and all the pretties I store on it. {Everything here is vintage or a gift.}

This huge $10 vintage mirror that I painted black.

The clashy interplay between my stools and Indian Textile.

And here are a few other angles I haven’t shown before…

Left side of the bed and bedroom door.

Doors to my mini closet and maxi dressing room.  Plus my ficus tree.

And here is the proper before and after…


I’m pretty pleased.  Honestly, I’m just glad to be done.

PS- It’s my birthday today and I stayed up very late pulling this post together.

So if you like it, let me know.  It will give me a good reason to smile today.

Check out everyone else’s finale below.




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