Our House: The Master Bedroom & Bath
Before I had babies, my bedroom was my retreat, where I went to relax, or read, or soak in a hot bath. But these days, my bedroom is for folding clothes or sleeping. Usually there are even baskets of folded laundry all over that we've yet to put away. We don't even have cable in our master bedroom these days because we rarely have time to sit down to watch television, and if we do, it's downstairs away from the boys' bedrooms. Still, I LOVE my master bedroom, especially when it is clean.
Pictures of our family, mainly me and Drew, adorn the walls, making it even more personal to us. I just repainted and redecorated back in February and the colors are so peaceful and relaxing now. Before everything was darker... the comforter was dark stripes and the walls were a dark tan. Unfortunately, I didn't take before pics at the time because I didn't realize I'd eventually share it on a blog! Now, the walls are a silvery gray and the comforter is white, so the room feels much more open and airy. I accented the gray walls with darker grays, white and yellow.
The white comforter came from Marshall's and the pillows came from TJ Maxx and HomeGoods. The gray and yellow throw came from TJ Maxx as well.
The pictures above the bed came from various places. I bought the vintage map and ship drawing on the top right at the Charleston Market. The center picture of the vines is a pen and ink drawing I did during my sophomore year of college. My grandmama gave me the money to get this framed as a birthday present and it is one of my favorite pieces in my house. The other images were high resolution pictures I found on Google Images that I printed at home and framed. I found many of the frames in my room at Goodwill or antique stores and painted them white and distressed them to make them look vintage. Others were Wal-Mart or HomeGoods finds.
Eventually I'd like to get a sliding white barn door made to close off the bathroom, but for now, matching gray black out curtains from Wal-Mart do the job just fine. The two black iron candle holders came from HomeGoods AGES ago and they were an ugly brown bronze color. I don't know why I thought they were pretty when I bought them, but I ended up spray painting them gloss black and I love them now.
This rocking chair was my mom's. I'm pretty sure it either came from my Grandmama's house, or my mom picked it up at an antique store. It's old for sure though. Not very comfortable for rocking babies in though! The small pillow came from TJ Maxx.
The sheer white curtains came from HomeGoods. I love the subtle pattern on them. I drew the picture of downtown Savannah and framed it. The yellow frame below actually came off of a blackboard I bought at HomeGoods. I took it apart and now the blackboard hangs as a welcome sign in my foyer.
The piece of coral in the back on this shelf came off the beach where we honeymooned in the Dominican Republic. I took it home and painted it with silver leaf. Drew thought I was crazy, but the following spring Marshall's was selling these! I knew it was a good idea. And its a great memento from our honeymoon.
More old frames from Goodwill that I painted.
This was another frame I painted with chicken wire stapled to the back and yellow clothespins holding up our engagement photos.
Our master bathroom is by no means a "Master" bath. It is sooo tiny and opens right up into our closet and bedroom. When we were looking for a new home, one of the items on my "must have list" was a garden tub and a double vanity. I realized though that sometimes, in order to find the right house in a great neighborhood, you have to sacrifice items off of that list. In the end, a great neighborhood and a move in ready home won over my garden tub. The bathroom is functional and that's all the matters. I do have great ideas for it if and when we ever get to renovate certain areas of the house. But that's another post for the future!
The shower curtain is from HomeGoods and the artwork are some prints I made in college.