If you follow me on Instagram, than you might remember that several months ago, I shared on my stories, about a little project that included a DIY farmhouse style bed. My intent at the time, was to recreate a master bedroom space that revolved around our new bed, and also served as a cozy little oasis at the end of the long days that have become the norm around here. Some big things have been happening for our family over the past few months (I promise I will share more details soon), and sadly because of that, this project, got put on the back burner. Thankfully, I recently got my act together, and was able to keep our room clean enough to snap some photos. So… I am finally sharing our long overdue master bedroom reveal with you guys, and I’m super excited about it.
First things first… this whole project really began with our need to make the move from a queen size bed to a king. With three kids under the age of five, our bed has become our favorite place to snuggle and spend time together on lazy weekend mornings, and a queen just wasn’t cutting it anymore. I love our bedroom furniture, but really wanted a farmhouse style bed in a contrasting color, so I put my husband to work. We used this plan from Ana White, which we made some tweaks to, to make work for us. Once the construction was complete, I stained the wood with Minwax stain in espresso, and then painted over it with two coats of paint, in the color Swiss Coffee, by Benjamin Moore. Then came the fun part… I got to use my husband’s electric sander to give the whole bed a distressed look. I love how rustic it looks with the darker stain peeking through in the areas where the sander removed the paint.
Once the bed was assembled in our room, it was time for a new king size mattress. You guys, I can’t even tell you how old our mattress was. I’m fairly certain that it’s the same mattress that I used in college, and it was around even before then. We decided that we wanted to try something different, and that came in the form of an amazing new mattress from Tuft & Needle. Their mattresses are constructed with their own unique T&N Adaptive® Foam that works to support all weights and body types. The foam also works to keep you cool, by drawing heat from your body and dispersing it out of the mattress. I have to admit that at first I was a little skeptical about a mattress that came rolled up in a box, but from the first time I laid on it, I was in love, and so was my husband. First of all, the switch from a queen to a king is a total game changer. Secondly, I love that thanks to the way that T&N constructs their mattresses, I no longer feel my husband tossing and turning at night. I have literally never slept so well (minus a certain baby who still occasionally wakes up in the wee hours of the morning).
Naturally after we found the perfect mattress, it was on to bedding. I’ve always been a white sheet type of girl, and we scored this super soft set at an amazing price point on Amazon. I’ve had about a zillion questions about where our coverlet and shams are from, so I’ve linked them here. I love the color gray right now (like basically everyone else on the planet), and I felt like the dark shade had a way of making the quilt look slightly less feminine, which as you can imagine, my husband appreciated.
Although the bed really is the focal point of the room, it wouldn’t be quite so cozy without the right artwork and accessories. I knew that I wanted something really special to hang over our headboard. Something that made me smile every time I saw it, so I enlisted the help of Maggie from Hunt & Gather Goods. I don’t know if you are familiar with her shop or not, but she makes the most incredible signs. On top of that, she was an absolute pleasure to work with. She helped me put my vision to life, by custom creating the signs that hang over our bed. My husband and I had our first dance to the song “Can’t Take My Eyes Off You”, by Frankie Valli, and I wanted to commemorate that by being able to see the lyrics every night when we go to bed, and every morning when we wake up. These signs are seriously one of my most prized possessions, and I couldn’t love them more if I tried.
In addition to the signs, I have been working hard on my photography skills over the last several months, and as you can imagine, my kids have become my favorite subjects. I took some black and white photos of them in the early spring, that I blew up and had mounted by Shutterfly, formerly Tiny Prints. The quality of these is amazing, and I love seeing their sweet faces large and in print on our walls.
I also really wanted to add an area rug to the space. We are currently renting, so I don’t have a lot of say in the color of the carpeting in our house. The existing shade of tan doesn’t really go great with the grays in the room, but I knew that if I tied some gray in on the floor, it would help. I love this rug from Ruggable, in Leyla Grey. It’s really pretty, and as a bonus, it is 100% washable… basically a must when you have kids or pets!
It’s hard to find a lot of time these days to relax, but this space has become the spot for it, for all of us. The bed was undoubtedly the biggest change to the room, but the new artwork and accessories really completed the space and tied everything together.
Here is a list of links to all of the sources that I could think of for the items in the room. A special thanks to Tuft & Needle, Hunt & Gather Goods, Ruggable and Shutterfly for helping us create the perfect space.
Rug c/o Ruggable
Signs over bed c/o Hunt & Gather Goods
Mounted Prints c/o Shutterfly, formerly Tiny Prints
Boxwood Plant, Homegoods
Baskets under nightstands, Homegoods