{Before and After} DIY Master Bedroom Decor Makeover Progress

DIY bedroom decor makeover with serene, European inspired modern farmhouse style by Hello Lovely Studio

 

While our DIY fixer upper in Chicagoland definitely

feels like home now and reflects our personal style,

our DIY fixer in Arizona (a second home and getaway)

is not quite there yet since it’s more of a blank slate

and missing personal items, accessories, furnishings, etc.

 

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DIY bedroom decor makeover with serene, European inspired modern farmhouse style by Hello Lovely Studio
Before and After: DIY Master Bedroom Decor Makeover Progress

Still…I want to share DIY decor progress we have made,

and if you missed my post showing our kitchen, you’ll see

there has been quite the transformation (and without

demo and dust!). We also began adding decor

to guest bedrooms.

 

The plan:

Low cost!

Simple

Serene

European Inspired

Modern farmhouse style

Belgian linen

Custom touches

 

Confession:

It is not easy for a decor blogger who posts

gorgeous, mostly high-end inspirational projects

everyday to summon the courage to post personal,

mostly not high-end, real photos of DIY work.

I would much rather show you the masterfully

designed work of the lovelies who are on

their game…but the personal stories I post

are always the most popular and highly visited

so here I go again.

 

Serene Nordic French style kitchen renovation with pastels and grey cabinets by Hello Lovely studio
See the DIY Kitchen Remodel progress here!

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for buying with them, yet I’ll earn a few

pennies for my work blogging.)

 

The first thing we did when we took possession of

this place was begin painting walls.

The creamy white color existing on three walls

of the master bedroom appealed to me, so

I searched for the most similar paint swatch

and discovered

Valspar – Salute.

We covered all the walls in it for ease.

 

Then we addressed the lack of a door to the

bathroom in the master suite.

Here’s the before (the marketing pic):

 

We found this modern sliding barn door at Home Depot

(similar door here) and installed it ourselves (of course!).

 

DIY bedroom decor makeover with serene, European inspired modern farmhouse style by Hello Lovely Studio
A similar sliding white interior barn door and hardware.

It would have been a snap to simply paint over the

orange accent wall with a prettier, subdued color,

but I felt like the room needed more texture

so I designed this wood recessed paneled wall, and my

husband somehow executed the design

without his tools from Chicago!

I felt so bad since he could have done

this project quickly and perfectly at our

primary home with the proper tools.

 

Here’s what the wall looked like almost completed:

My dad is a saint and helped me with

the painting!

 

 

It turned out to be a beautiful feature,

and we painted it out in the same

shade of creamy white, but it

could easily be another color…

I’m just getting started, doncha know.

 

DIY bedroom decor makeover with serene, European inspired modern farmhouse style by Hello Lovely Studio
Before and After: DIY Master Bedroom Decor Makeover Progress

 

Here’s a white porcelain lamp for a similar monochrome look.

 

The union jack pillow is one I commissioned my

visiting aunt to sew with Shabby Chic Couture linen

fabrics designed by Rachel Ashwell that I

also used in the living and dining rooms.

 

My creative dynamo, biblical scholar aunt

and fiercely loving follower of Jesus, uncle

(who performed our marriage ceremony!)

have been my cheerleaders my entire life.

 

My people.

They are so dear to me and were the first

ones to phone me back in 2008 when

I became a writer and my first article

was published in a magazine.

I’ll never forget that gesture.

I’ll hold these people in my heart forever.

 

I sewed the linen patchwork by hand, and my aunt turned it into a beautiful pillow.

Back to pillows.

My aunt Georgann sews with this!

 

Singer Featherweight from the 1930’s

 

She is an incredible quilter and

part of a charming community of

sewers in Oklahoma.

 

My aunt’s Singer Featherweight from the 1930’s

 

Here is a shot of another custom pillow she

created for the sofa with the linen I love so much.

 

Read about my Bemz cover here. Velvet pillow (Pottery Barn) and custom pillows by Georgann

 

While we haven’t yet upgraded the blinds that came

with the home, my husband built custom drapery

rods from plumbing pipe for every room.

 

In the master, I hung simple Belgian linen curtain

panels (similar fabric here) from pewter curtain rings.

 

Inspired by one of Jenna Sue’s ideas,

I bought wood Roman numerals (Walmart or here),

painted them (Benjamin Moore Revere Pewter)

and simply let them rest above the window

(without any nails or adhesive).

 

The numerals represent the year we were

married (30 years this week!!!).

 

DIY bedroom decor makeover with serene, European inspired modern farmhouse style by Hello Lovely Studio
Before and After: DIY Master Bedroom Decor Makeover Progress

This is one of those rooms that you could never mess up

because it’s spacious and has the most wonderful light

and desert views.

 

DIY bedroom decor makeover with serene, European inspired modern farmhouse style by Hello Lovely Studio
Before and After: DIY Master Bedroom Decor Makeover Progress

 

With such a tight budget and no sponsors

for this room’s decor, I opted for:

inexpensive white slipcovered Tullsta chairs,

Lindved nightstands (Ikea),

a silver campaign table (similar table in bronze

or this silver one is incredible),

porcelain lamps (similar one),

and Piu Belle coverlet and pillows.

 

I’ll share my crafty plaster roses in another post.

DIY bedroom decor makeover with serene, European inspired modern farmhouse style by Hello Lovely Studio
Before and After: DIY Master Bedroom Decor Makeover Progress

 

Here’s another pillow I adore and may try on the chairs

since it’s similar but less fussy.

 

Newport Sham – One King’s Lane
DIY bedroom decor makeover with serene, European inspired modern farmhouse style by Hello Lovely Studio
Before and After: DIY Master Bedroom Decor Makeover Progress

One of my favorite indulgences?

Breakfast in bed.

Only it’s more of a habit than

an indulgence for this pajamanista.

DIY bedroom decor makeover with serene, European inspired modern farmhouse style by Hello Lovely Studio
Before and After: DIY Master Bedroom Decor Makeover Progress

 

DIY bedroom decor makeover with serene, European inspired modern farmhouse style by Hello Lovely Studio
Before and After: DIY Master Bedroom Decor Makeover Progress

 

DIY bedroom decor makeover with serene, European inspired modern farmhouse style by Hello Lovely Studio
Before and After: DIY Master Bedroom Decor Makeover Progress

 

DIY bedroom decor makeover with serene, European inspired modern farmhouse style by Hello Lovely Studio
Before and After: DIY Master Bedroom Decor Makeover Progress

 

DIY bedroom decor makeover with serene, European inspired modern farmhouse style by Hello Lovely Studio
Before and After: DIY Master Bedroom Decor Makeover Progress

 

Of course, succulents are right at home

in this getaway, and here’s a gorgeous one

that will work anywhere:

Faux Succulent Faux Arrangement

 

DIY bedroom decor makeover with serene, European inspired modern farmhouse style by Hello Lovely Studio
Before and After: DIY Master Bedroom Decor Makeover Progress

I have a collection of back copies of Milieu magazine,

and if you have not renewed your subscription…get

to gettin’…it’s a must read for lovely!

Milieu magazine on quilted coverlet in cozy serene bedroom by Hello Lovely Studio
Before and After: DIY Master Bedroom Decor Makeover Progress

 

DIY bedroom decor makeover with serene, European inspired modern farmhouse style by Hello Lovely Studio
Before and After: DIY Master Bedroom Decor Makeover Progress

 

DIY bedroom decor makeover with serene, European inspired modern farmhouse style by Hello Lovely Studio
Before and After: DIY Master Bedroom Decor Makeover Progress

 

DIY bedroom decor makeover with serene, European inspired modern farmhouse style by Hello Lovely Studio
Before and After: DIY Master Bedroom Decor Makeover Progress

 

DIY bedroom decor makeover with serene, European inspired modern farmhouse style by Hello Lovely Studio
Before and After: DIY Master Bedroom Decor Makeover Progress

 

DIY bedroom decor makeover with serene, European inspired modern farmhouse style by Hello Lovely Studio
Before and After: DIY Master Bedroom Decor Makeover Progress

 

DIY bedroom decor makeover with serene, European inspired modern farmhouse style by Hello Lovely Studio
Before and After: DIY Master Bedroom Decor Makeover Progress

 

DIY bedroom decor makeover with serene, European inspired modern farmhouse style by Hello Lovely Studio
Before and After: DIY Master Bedroom Decor Makeover Progress

 

DIY bedroom decor makeover with serene, European inspired modern farmhouse style by Hello Lovely Studio
Before and After: DIY Master Bedroom Decor Makeover Progress

 

DIY bedroom decor makeover with serene, European inspired modern farmhouse style by Hello Lovely Studio
Before and After: DIY Master Bedroom Decor Makeover Progress

 

Milieu magazine on tabletop with succulent by Hello Lovely Studio
Love Milieu!

If you feel like you are only seeing half of the room,
that’s because you are! The other side is forlorn and
ready for some love…here’s the sore sight.

 

DIY bedroom decor makeover with serene, European inspired modern farmhouse style by Hello Lovely Studio
Before and After: DIY Master Bedroom Decor Makeover Progress

Thanks for reading, and I’ll be back tomorrow
to show you some updates to the other bedrooms
that are being kept minimal and budget friendly.

Just a reminder:
you can easily contact me any time
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and then hitting reply to the email!

Peace to you right where you are.

michele

 

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4 Comments

  1. Anonymous
    August 28, 2017 / 11:53 am

    Love it – and I'm stealing your Roman numeral idea!
    Marilyn S.

  2. August 28, 2017 / 1:43 pm

    WOW! Just LOVELY! love it! I'd love to see the sliding door/bathroom!

    xoxo

    kelly

    • August 29, 2017 / 3:26 pm

      It's in at least one image above but it is white and minimal so you have to look close! 🙂

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