Master Bedroom Reveal

You've seen bits and pieces of our master bedroom through our nightstand and headboard posts, and we're finally ready to show you the full reveal!
So here it is, our long awaited master bedroom reveal! We chose to keep a light and bright colour palette, similar to the rest of the room's we've made over in our home so far and also keeping in line with our master ensuite.
The walls were painted a light grey blue and we stuck with a white, blue, green and grey colour palette. We actually painted the walls after getting some chairs for the bedroom and used the fabric as a jumping off point for colours. We then found the curtains at Ikea on clearance and liked how they grounded the space with a darker teal colour in the same colour family.  Our only mistake, was that this made it very hard to find a fabric for the headboard that incorporated all of these colours. We finally came across this fabric from Tonic Living:

So that fabric, fortunately for us, had all of the colours in our room in it...and matched pretty perfectly, so it was a no brainer. We used it to upholster our headboard and create a few pillows with the left over fabric.  All we have left at this point is to hang the photos sitting on our nightstands, and maybe to put something above the headboard on the wall. I have a few ideas in mind, but we'll see what we end up with.
Before we show you the reveal, lets look back as to how this room looked when we first moved into this house:

Very red, very yellow and very much not our style. So we pretty much started over. The laminate floors were ripped out and replaced with dark bamboo, the walls were painted, window coverings replaced, light fixtures changed, all door hardware replaced...it was a complete overhaul.
So here it is, the master bedroom reveal!

You might remember our post on when we re-did this dresser, but if not you can refresh your memory here. The dresser is from Ikea and it was not originally white, so we painted it ourselves in Benjamin Moore "Simply White". All of the trim, doors and baseboards in our house have also been done in "Simply White".

We added in a rug from Costco, which we had planned to move to our family room, once the new floors are installed. However, Clover loves the rug and so do we, so if we replace it, the new one will need to be just as cozy! The curtains are from Ikea, and although they look quite blue in the photos, they are actually much more of a teal colour.

Our nightstands were made over with a fresh colour and new knobs. We blogged about that transformation here.

We get a great deal of light in this room (and the light colours certainly help, but I love how the room always feels light, bright and relaxing.

Our vanity chair was also made over in the same colour as our nightstands, you can read about that here, and we love how these pieces nicely fill up this corner of the room. Plus it's a great space for me to use when getting ready if the bathroom's occupied.

We chose 2 slipper chairs for the space by the window (both from HomeSense) and they became a starting point for the colour palette for this room.


Another few shots of the gorgeous natural light this room gets (and how BLUE they make the curtains appear!).

Overall, we absolutely love this space. The bedroom, ensuite and closet colours all work perfectly together and we definitely gravitate towards light bright colours. We feel relaxed and happy when coming into this room, and that's most important to us.
Many of the projects in this room were purchased second hand and we re-did them ourselves, as well as many of the major aspects:
- Painting the entire space
- Designing the space (as well as the master ensuite which you can read about here and closet which you can read about here)
- Installing the floors
- Painting the dresser
- Creating the headboard
- Painting the vanity table
- Painting and upholstering the vanity chair
- Painting the small table between the side chairs
- Hemming the curtains
We truly feel our hardwork has paid off and the change is exactly what we were hoping for:
We only have a few things left to do: hang the photos beside the bed, finish up with what we want to do to the wall behind the bed and that's about it!

We've compiled a source list of everything in our master bedroom. If there is an item we have not listed and you would like to know where we got it please post a comment and we will reply!
Dresser- Ikea
Headboard- DIY Project
Headboard Fabric- Tonic Living
Nightstands- HomeSense
Vintage style Telephone- Sears
Picture Frames on Nightstands- Wal-Mart
Lights on Nightstands- HomeSense
Slipper Chairs- HomeSense
Side Table- Second Hand
Picture Frame on side table- Gift from Shannon at Burlap and Lace :)
Small Hydrangea Plant on side table and on nightstand- HomeSense
Vanity Table- Second Hand DIY Project
Vanity Chair- Second Hand DIY Project
Mirror above Vanity Table- Second Hand DIY Project
Plant on Vanity- HomeSense
Light on Vanity- HomeSense
Jewelry box- HomeSense
Bench- HomeSense
Tray on bench- HomeSense
Rug- Costco
Fireplace- Canadian Tire
Vase on Fireplace- HomeSense
Judy- HomeSense
Plant Pot- Ikea
Wooden Box- HomeSense
Bedding- HomeSense
Throw- HomeSense
Pillows- HomeSense
Ceiling Fixture- HomeSense
Mirror above dresser- Sears
Lamp on Dresser- HomeSense
Vase and flower on Dresser- HomeSense
Love sign- gift from our friend Lauren at our wedding :)
Picture Frame on Dresser- Indigo
Curtains- Ikea (clearance)
Curtain Rods- Lowes
Knobs on dresser and nightstands- Home Depot
Paint Colours:
Walls: "Reflecting Pool"- ICI/Duluxe Paints
Trim/baseboards: "Simply White"- Benjamin Moore
Dresser and vanity table: "Simply White"- Benjamin Moore
Nightstands/Vanity Chair: "Polar Jade"- Benjamin Moore
We hope you all enjoy this space as much as we do! Now off to relax :)
Melissa and Ian
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  1. AMAZING transformation! Love the colors and of course the fabric on the headboard. Actually I just love the entire room! Great Job:)

    1. Thank you so much! We really appreciate it :) We're pretty happy with it! Just a few more things to do and then this room is done! :)

  2. Gorgeous! I absolutely love the fabric on the headboard, and the colour of the nightstands! What a beautiful room!

  3. I am absolutely in LOVE with this room! I love teal and want to incorporate that and a soft green (like the green in the floral fabric) in our master bedroom. Right now our walls are actually a soft green color. We also have two nightstands to refinish and I love how yours give such a great pop of color! Great job!


    1. Thank you so much Clara!! I love the teal too- its funny how the nightstands, vanity chair and curtains all look different shades in the photo's but they are pretty much identical in person- we liked how the darker pops of teal grounded the space too :)

  4. So beautiful!! You did a great job!

  5. Thanks so much Janice!! How's the tub coming along? I would have suggested magic eraser or bleach, but it seems that you tried both :( Hoping something works soon!

  6. Beautiful! I just love the colour scheme you chose. And is that photo what I think it is in the "love" frame??? ;)

    1. Thank you Krista!! It might just be... ;)

  7. Quite possibly the prettiest bedroom make-over I've seen. I love your colors; so serene.

    1. Thank you so much Jerri! That is so sweet of you to say!

  8. It's GORGEOUS! Straight out of a magazine! Love love love!

  9. So beautiful! I love the colours you used, it's calming but still bright and fresh looking. It's exactly the kind of look I want for our next bedroom when we buy a house :)

  10. This is beautiful! Feel like I'm looking through a pottery barn magazine!

    1. Aww thanks so much! That is so sweet of you to say :)

  11. Amazing. I love, love,love the makeover. Your bedroom is absolutley stunning. I would love for you to link up to my Inspire Me party this afternoon. www.astrollthrulife.net Hugs, Marty

    1. Hi Marty,
      Thank you for your sweet comments! Im sorry I missed your Inspire Me party yesterday, but thank you so much for inviting us! Next time for sure :)

  12. Hey, I love your wall paint color but that brand of paint isn't available in the US. Can you tell me a similar paint color in Benjamin Moore?

    1. Hello! I dont know a similar colour from Ben Moore, but it was definitely a very light greyish-blue colour (that had a bit of green in it). If I can find a comparable BM colour, I will post :)

  13. All that hard work paid off beautifully! A very calm and cozy space.

  14. Wow. Simply stunning. You did a fantastic job. I am hosting a link party and would love it if you would link this up. It is just soo beautiful.


    1. Thank you so much Lauren! I'll link up!! :) Thanks for sharing :)

  15. Overhaul is right, wow! This makeover is amazing. I love the different shades of green-blue you have layered in the room. Everything flows together so nicely and the room looks very cozy. Great job and thanks for sharing. Quite inspiring!

    1. Thanks so much Angela! You are so sweet :)

  16. I am featuring your bedroom reveal on my blog today. Thanks for linking it up and I hope to see you later today for the next link party.


  17. Love the rug. Do you know the name of it?

    1. Not sure of the name, but we purchased it here at Costco in Canada :)

  18. I am swooning over your bedroom- it's so gorgeous!!!

  19. Whoa, I love the transformation!! It turned out so bright, fresh, and stylish!! I am featuring you this week in our Inspire Me Please Weekend Blog Hop! Thanks for linking up! xo, Jennifer @Blissfully Ever After

  20. So so pretty! Where is your actual bedding from?

    1. Thank you! The bedding is from HomeSense :)

  21. Your bedroom is GORGEOUS! New to your blog via Better After and I've gotta say, I love your style! Everything you've done is chic and glamorous - so pretty!


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