Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Master Makeover Continued...

Did you ever see that show on HGTV called "Double Take"?
It's where they take a room done by a real designer, and try to copy the look but for much less money. Oh yeah, that's pretty much what all of us bloggers do, right :)?!!

Well, that's just what I decided to do for my new Master Bedroom Makeover!

I usually come up with my own decorating design, but this inspiration was SO good and the show made it look SO easy, that I thought I'd give it a try!!

(photo designed by Heather Chadduck)

My inspiration (I've shown you before) is the picture above by the wonderful Heather Chadduck. This has been in my inspiration file since I first saw it!

The soft gray-blue walls, the brown toile, the traditional decor with an updated twist....
all fits perfectly with my "fresh classic style", as I like to call it!

Just so you remember, here's my bedroom with the ugly orange-brown walls before:

And after a fresh coat of Sherwin-Williams paint in "Reflection":

And here's my current Master Makeover Update!!!:

Beautiful bamboo roman shades and the most lovely brown and cream toile "curtains" you ever laid your eyes on!


I'm LOVING this!!! :)

It really updates & softens the whole room!

The "curtains" are just fabric cut straight from the bolt and clipped up with the curtain rings.
No hemming or lining done here!
Maybe in the future, but I've got other things to tend to first!!

This same fabric will also be on some euro-style pillow shams for the bed, too, to tie the room together a bit.

In case you wanted to know:

Paint: Sherwin-Williams "Reflection"
Bamboo Roman Shades: Target
Fabric: Laura Ashley English Country Print -- I've found at JoAnn's and Calico Corners (use a coupon for both places!)
Curtain Rod and Rings: Bed Bath & Beyond (a brushed antique brass finish) -- Cambria Collection Adjustable Drapery Rod

My Master Bedroom Makeover is coming along!!

Next on my list:
Making Euro Shams
Framing & Hanging Some Art/Photos

Have you ever had fun playing "CopyCat" when decorating your home?
Tell us what inspired you!!!


Young Wife said...

How pretty! And I love that you haven't even hemmed the curtains. Sounds like something I would do.

Shilo said...

It's really coming along beautifully, Stacey! Great work!
I'm curious what you decided to do about your decorating dilema from the last post too! :)
Have a great week!

Jen said...


I have some Euro shams; where is the cheapest place for the pillows?

Stacey @ The Blessed Nest said...


I got mine for $9.99 each at Target!!
Hope this helps :)


St. Michael's Wife said...

Wow! You are definitely on your way, girl, to having a FABULOUS copycat room . . . I think yours might look a tad better, though! I think I like your wall color better, and I looooooove that toile! Can't wait to see it all together!

Grins! Pamm

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

Eek! I've been wondering where you've been. ;) You've been working in that room! It's really coming along. I can't wait to see how you do the Euro shams. :)

If you get a chance, this would be a great "solution" (to orange walls!) to link to my Decorating Dilemmas party. I'm going to post it tonight after 10 (ET), but it will be up all day tomorrow too...with a giveaway. ;)

duchess said...

It's looking good. Love that fabric.

Gwynie Pie said...

I copy cat all the time. I used to read all the decor magazines for great ideas. Then, most of my favorites stop publishing. THEN I found blogs. Yippeeeeeee! So much more fun than a magazine :)

Love your blog and all your ideas. Thanks for sharing and inspiring.

Gwyn Rosser
@ The Pink Tractor

Simply Dandy said...

I love the brown toile, it is so dramatic yet soft. It will be fantastic when it's done. And yes we all copycat,isn't that what decorating shows, magazines and blogs are for. To give us inspiration when we are dry.


june@craftyniche said...

Oh my goodness, your master bedroom is looking fabulous! I love that paint color. I am thinking of using that in my master when I get to that project. I'm looking forward to seeing the other projects in there.

Nellie's Cozy place said...

Hi Stacey,
wow, love your curtains they are
very pretty. I really like that look. Decorating today is so much
easier isn't it, with all the clips and stuff for your curtains.
I actually did a swag shower curtain once with green gingham look sheets and safety pins, and it looked great. Course, it has a liner underneath and the swag just framed it. Everyone commented and
loved it. Easiest curtain I ever did. Can't wait to see the rest of your room when your done.
Hope you are really enjoying your
new home and neighborhood.
Blessings, Nellie

Meg said...

So beautiful! You have inspired me to go to Target and finish my windows for goodness sake!!

I only wish they sold the shades online, casue I would do it RIGHT NOW!

Darlene said...

I absolutely LOVE how your room is coming along. The toile is FABULOUS!!! I could do those kind of curtains....cut from the bolt, ring clipped and hung...PERFECT!!!!

Amber B. said...

I ADORE that inspiration pic. And your room is looking beautiful! How many yards of fabric did you need for that window? I always wonder that--have never bought for a window like that.

Victoria@WhimsybyVictoria said...

I love how your room is coming together!! I have never done a room just as I saw it somewhere, but I am very inspired by certain looks, paint, fabrics...I now want to copy your paint color...hmmm, does that make me a copy cat or just inspired by your beautiful room? lol. I can't wait to see it all complete...just beautiful!!! Have a wonderful day and time working on your other to-do's.

Hugs to you friend,

~Kristen~ said...

It is beautiful so far!!! I love everything you have chosen!!! Can't wait to see the finished room!!!

LuLu said...

You have to be so excited!!! the paint is perfect!!! Love the color and then add the window treatments and I'm cheering for you!
great job and can't wait to see the rest,

Stacey said...

Hi Stacey-
Hope you are well. The house looks great! Thanks for sharing the wonderful decorating tips...

Miss Obara said...

Love your inspiration room...it just might become mine. At least parts of it!!! Love your blog!
I am so inspired by everyone...so i too, have started blogging about my projects....come visit!


Cheryl said...

Stacey, so pretty. Loving that color on the walls and the toile curtains. Your MB is coming along wonderfully.
I did a copy cat of a MB from JCPenneys. They had the most wondefu black and creme toile bedding that had splashes of red in the throw pillows. The bedskirt was checked black and creme gingham. Loved it then, but now I am wanting to go for a lighter palatte. I might have to do post on MB one of these days.

Heather @ Sugar N Spice Mostly Nice said...

I have that same picture in my files! LOVE IT!! Can't wait to see the finished product.

Sandy Toes said...

I can see it already...so excited to see how it comes along.
sandy toe

The Whispering Creek House said...

hi there! I really like your blog! You are very talented! great copy catting! lol well done!

Jen said...

Looks great Stacey! I am for sure a big copier!!

Can't wait to see the finished project.

Jen in California

ALVN of WhisperWood Cottage and Junkologie said...

An award for you on my Junkologie blog!

Sarah said...

Your blog is beautiful and your decorating style is divine! I can't wait to see your bedroom's next project. And by the way, once you finish your bedroom I think you should start on mine! ;> God's blessings, Sarah

Sedona @ MyDivineDelights said...

Love it!!! I love that you went with a softer brown curtains than the original! You are definitely doin' good!!! :)

Sydney jobs said...

All I can say is that you are doing great... I love the make over on your master bedroom. Looking at these pictures really inspire me to have a redecorate my house...

Anonymous said...

Nice job...

Love your bamboo shades...we added on a sunroom and I have 8 windows that I'd like to do that to but I need 22-23" shades....can't find them...

All the best,
Kathy :)

Meg said...

Can't wait to see how this turned out!