One Room Challenge – Master Bedroom Makeover – Week 3

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Welcome back! This week was full of final paint selections, draperies and hardware were received, and a mattress! I am in love with all of it and I think it is going to pull off nicely! Minimalism-ish but definitely cozy, simple and meaningful. Peppered with quirky vintage finds because that’s just my style. I love quirky and fun pieces.

Ok, let’s get started because we have 3 biggies to talk over.

Let’s first start with the paint selection. If you’ve followed along on Instagram Stories @creekwoodhill the paint vote was between Glacier Mountain and Shell Tint by Hirshfield’s and so I picked up some samples to make larger swatches in our room. Our room is very dark for two reasons, one it faces west and two the already dark color in the room makes it dark. Being that it’s dark, it does make it difficult to get a true feeling for the new color. But here goes:

Hirshfields Paint

I took these 4 colors and sampled them on a larger wall.

Paint swatch white and green

Which would you choose? Take a vote on Instagram @creekwoodhill!

Here I sampled just the two whites next to our trim. Very close but one is slightly warmer.

White paint swatches

Sorry for the poor lighting and grainy pic, this large window makes it difficult to get a good picture here.

Now that I have the two whites narrowed down, I will make the final selection this week and then you’ll see what we went with next week! Hopefully, we get all the painting done in time to stay on track!

Now, moving on to the curtains! Calico Corners is a company I’ve worked with in the past and they’re soooo good! So naturally, I chose to work with them again on this project. They are extremely helpful, knowledgeable and easy to work with. Sometimes textiles can be scary and if you’re like me, a bit intimidating. There’s so many! And unlike paint (if you don’t like the color you can re-paint) well…textiles can become very costly. But they’re SO worth the investment. If and when you can, go with great textiles! They just look good, feel good and hang so much better than off the shelf curtains. (Which I’ve done plenty of by the way, and still have some in my home). BUT remember, this master bedroom makeover was about purposeful, thoughtful and meaningful design. That meant carefully selecting materials that would last and last and last. So I wanted to go with a custom curtain that would look tailored for our room and Calico Corners has ALL the experts (especially when I’m not).

Last week I shared with you my textile selection click here if you want to read more. But this week I wanted to test install them. Test install them? Well, since they’re custom I wanted to make sure I measured correctly (Calico Corners does also offer free design services) but I figured I could handle most of this myself. So up they went, hardware and all and I almost died. Seriously. I fell head over heels with them and how full and gorgeously tailored they are. They just kiss the floor perfectly! (Yes, I’ll talk more about kissing draperies in the reveal).

Here’s an up and close sneak peek:

Calico Corners

Clearly, someone else loves them as much as I do (Thank you Mister for modeling so fiercely). Yall! I love them so much I did the whole Sound of Music scene where Maria is in her bedroom dancing to My Favorite Things with the old draperies that she’ll make into play clothes for the children. (eerily my bed looks somewhat similar to the bed in that scene as well)  Oh…I digress.

Ok finally, let’s talk about mattresses! Again, keeping with my design motto of keeping things purposeful, thoughtful and meaningful, a great mattress was not left out of the equation. After all, this is a master bedroom, right? So not just any mattress was going to do and I was disgusted by what I was finding in the big box stores (that’s a whole other subject for another day). That’s when I turned my attention to My Green Mattress. I’m trying to become more aware and more conscious of the products I bring into our home. I shop thrifted and vintage quite a bit, not just because I love it but because I feel it helps restore life to something with a past life and possibly headed to the dumpster. And we don’t want that! So when I found My Green Mattress, I knew they weren’t just an ordinary mattress company touting “we’re green”. No. You can even view their Gold standard certification right here. They are GREEN! Another reason I chose My Green Mattress over other brands was that I love they’re family owned. Coupled with the fact that this father found a solution and went to work to develop a product that was safe for his children. Talk about meaningful design right there! A real passion and purpose! Shouldn’t all great design come from a thoughtful purpose? I’m not going to go into all the details of the construction of the mattress on this post but you can read more about them here.

So after receiving our mattress which I could not photograph and roll out at the same time because I’d need more than 2 hands. (Ha!) which by the way was suuuuper easy. It popped up into its shape right away! I wish I had a video recording because my husband was just fascinated! You can also read more FAQ here. As with any purchase you should research and shop for what fits your family best. My Green Mattress fit all the check mark boxes for us! We chose the Natural Escape in a King size.

  • 100% natural wool (sourced from California) √
  • GOTS Certified organic cotton √
  • 100% all natural, GOLS certified organic Dunlop latex √
  • Intentionally designed with love √

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I hope you enjoyed some of my polls on Instagram and I hope you are loving my decisions as much as I do, next week we’ll talk more about progress, more photos that I think you’ll see a big change with and a little more about my design decisions and how I pulled this look together. In the meantime here’s another peek at some deliveries!

Paint Selection

Yup! That’s the rug!

 

See you soon!

Lea

 

A special Thank you to my generous sponsors:

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And Thank you to the hosts of the One Room Challenge

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Spring 2018 – One Room Challenge Week 1

 

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Welcome back, friends! It’s been awhile and I’m so excited to get back into the swing of things around here! There’s just something about springtime that gets my creativity going and ready to tackle something new.

This year I will be designing our master bedroom! When I say I’m excited please understand that is an understatement! I have waited and waited to FINALLY design our bedroom. We have been in this house going on 2 years now and it’s one of the last rooms to get sprinkled with some personality. How many of you work on all of the other rooms in the house (including the kids’ spaces) and leave your own to the wayside or last place? I think it’s because we tend to want everyone else to feel at home and comfy first and we get so busy we forget to take care of ourselves.

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This year I decided I’ll tackle ours during this spring’s One Room Challenge because there’s nothing like a little pressure and deadlines to get this girl going! Ha!

So please stick with me every Thursday for the next few weeks where I’ll be sharing with you my design process, progress, and reviews along the way. If you follow me on Instagram @creekwoodhill I will also post a couple interactive polls where YOU can help ME! Plus, find some of the BTS (Behind the scenes) on Instagram Stories!

What is on our master bedroom wishlist you ask?

  • Simplicity
  • Thoughtful design
  • Meaningful pieces
  • Coziness
  • Playfulness

What does that all equate to?

  • A truly purposeful living space

 

Ok, so do you want to see a little idea of what I have planned for our room?

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In this house we do fun and we don’t take ourselves seriously (most days). We’re a laid-back and casual family who loves a good, thrifted find but appreciates well-crafted heirloom quality pieces as well. Anything new must be made to last. And to last generations. Quality over quantity is a rule in this house. If it makes you smile and feel good, it stays. If we don’t use it or it’s a meaningless, non-sensical “prop” it goes.

Simple rules, right?

And that’s the goal. Simplicity.

Well thank you very much for stopping by, I best get going as we have lots to get done in a short 5 weeks and I hope to see you here next Thursday as well as on Instagram!

 

Cheers!

Lea

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How to Refresh Your Kitchen

Good morning! Today I want to share with you some of the mistakes I’ve made as well as how my original kitchen design didn’t go so well…and I’ll share with you my new refresh design board since my turn of events.

If you’d  like to see my original kitchen refresh design board click HERE. Some of you may know already if you follow me on Instagram (@creekwoodhill) that my oversized pendant lights did arrive but oversized is an overstatement. They were ginormous yall. Seriously like the size of a baby car. So much for my measurements!  Besides that they were beautiful and I tried hard to find a place in our home to fit just one of them. But nevertheless they went back to the store.

Next was this rug from Target.

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It’s a beautiful rug but in person it wasn’t this light in color. It’s heavier on the gray tones and the pink was slightly more orange-y than what is shown. More apricot than pink. So this was my second fail.

And lastly the vintage rattan counter stools I had my heart set on…in real life they were hideous. No wonder they were priced so cheap!

About the only thing that arrived and looked amazing were my cabinetry hardware! Click HERE to see where you can find them.

So last week as I was crying that I’m at week 3 and haven’t even started I decided to hit the ground running. I sourced a fresh new wallpaper, lighting, decor and a rug!

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I am in love with the way this look he together. I love a mix of pattern and textures and I still think I’ve accomplished that. I still think I have warmed up the space and I love the blue accents. Especially that wallpaper! If it were a dress I’d wear it! Along side my kitchen refresh (and the basement remodel I’m helping with, click HERE to read more how that’s going), I’m also prepping for another home tour blog hop which I can’t wait to share with yall! This little house named Creekwoodhill is definately packing some visual punch and I’ve been a busy thrifter!

Well, until next week (where I’ll share more of the basement remodel) I’ll be busy over here installing wallpaper and light fixtures while sourcing some great new finds!

 

Thanks for stopping by!

Lea

 

DIY Light Fixture

Hey ya’ll! It’s been a while since I last shared a fun project with you and if you follow me on Instagram @creekwoodhill you’ve probably already seen my DIY light fixture that was inspired by none other than Schoolhouse Electric. Like so many others I love vintage pieces and I love finding fun and modern ways to include them in my home. While this fixture is not vintage it is vintage inspired. The fixture I chose and will show you how I implemented my own spin on it was a schoolhouse semi flush pendant purchased from Home Depot.

I wanted to refresh our little urban farmhouse and take it in a fun new direction which is when I stumbled upon Schoolhouse Electric’s light fixture and I absolutely fell head over heels for it but it was just out of my small budget so with a little creativity I created my own.

 

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Schoolhouse Electric Light Fixture

 

This is the fixture that was the inspiration to my own DIY.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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DIY Light Fixture by Creekwoodhill

 

 

This is my fixture that I created.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Now I’ll show you how:  diy-light-fixture-supplies

 

What you’ll need:

  • Painters Tape
  • Rust-oleum metallic spray paint (I used gold)
  • Acrylic Paint (your choice and color, I mixed gray and black for a more charcoal hue 3 parts gray to 1 part black)
  • Paint brush
  • Light fixture

 

 

 

I first taped off my fixture (sorry in advance for the grainy picture). I also measured my spaces because I wanted them evenly spaced out. This was tricky as the globe was round and not evenly cylindrical so the tape cinched up in places which caused paint to bleed later (I’ll show my solution to that in a bit).

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Next I painted the globe. I sat it on a bowl I had because it was easier to spin while painting in order to eliminate as many brush strokes as possible while still leaving brush strokes because you know…I’m crazy like that and I wanted it to look hand painted. Brush strokes…but not too many brush strokes…lol! The picture on the right is after the paint had dried and I removed the tape…

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See all those whiskers? Yup, my solution? I took a straight razor (not pictured) and gently scraped them all off, which ended up being a pretty easy task.

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Next up the base. The inspiration light fixture had a brushed silver base and the fixture I purchased from Home Depot did too but I really wanted a brushed gold finish. So with my Rust-oleum metallic gold spray paint I lightly sprayed the base of the fixture. Any areas that looked like paint dripping (extra tip: acetone nail polish does the trick to clean up very nicely).

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All hung up

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DIY Light Fixture by Creekwoodhill

 

There you have it! Easy peasy just the type of DIY I like!

Be sure to check back soon as I will be teaming up for another home tour blog hop and we have some fun ideas to share with all of you!

 

See ya soon!

Lea