Mastered bedroom. Before and after.

Paint, lattice, and a nail gun turned this sunny but boring room into a master retreat.

Like many rooms in our home, the master bedroom was unremarkable. Three large windows brought in a lot of light, but the stained floors, uneven ceilings, and ugly baseboard radiators didn't do anything to add charm. We created a relaxing retreat with a simple lattice treatment, color, neutral bedding, and a few pops of color.

The room was bright but dull.

The room started with three big windows but little interest.

Chris applies lattice.

Chris used a nail gun to apply inexpensive lattice, creating a board-and-batten effect. Read more this project.

CertaPro repaints the worn windows.

The 160-year old windows were badly in need of refinishing. The painters cleaned, restored, and repainted them to look like new.

Paint scheme.

The two-tone paint scheme creates a bright, happy space with a dark ceiling that recedes, making the ceilings feel taller.

Chris and Roger apply fabric to the painted headboard.

After painting our inexpensive bed frame, we wrapped it in neutral ticking fabric.

Chris staples the fabric in place.

Using an upholstery stapler, Chris "gift wraps" the headboard in the fabric.

Bedside sconces and a relaxing color palette.

Our Wrap Star sconces hang over vintage milking stools.

Wrap Star hanging over a milk stool. A custom slipcover for this old love seat adds color.

A custom slipcover for this old love seat adds color.

Photo by Alec Hemer. A slipcovered vintage chair with mirror from IKEA.

We had a slipcover made for this vintage chair. Roger painted the legs red.

Vintage milk stool makes a great bedside table.

This vintage milk stool makes a great bedside table.

Wood blinds from Smith+Noble offer a vintage touch.

Wood blinds from Smith+Noble offer a vintage touch.

Bright and airy in the day. Relaxing at night.

Bright and airy in the day. Relaxing at night.

Sources

Colors
Colors SW 7757 High-Reflective White, Sherwin-Williams
SW 7075 Web Grey, Sherwin-Williams
SW 7015 Repose Gray, Sherwin-Williams
Professional painting, CertaPro Painters
Window Treatments
Blind 2" Wood Blinds in Vintage Ashen Finish with Black Twill Ladder Tape
$210, Smith + Noble
Art & Accessories
Bug Prints Insect Prints
$29, Roger + Chris
Pillow Assorted Pillows
$110, Roger + Chris
Lighting
Wrap Star Wrap Star Sconce
$245, Roger + Chris

What do you think of the transformation? Have questions about the projects or where we found supplies? Share your comments and questions below!

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