Thursday, November 8, 2012

Mini Bedroom Makeover

Recently (er, the last five months or so.  I'm slow.) I've been re-doing our master bedroom.  First we got a new (old-- antique) dresser, then we rearranged the furniture.  After that I decided to paint the wall behind the bed a navy blue.   We've never had a headboard, so it was a pretty big, pretty blank dark blue wall.

Wall 1
Forgive the bad cell phone photography.

The creative impulses that led me to paint the wall navy (all the other walls in my house are beige.  This was a big deal.) dried up at that point and it took me until this week to decide what I wanted to do.

Since every other available frame/canvas/bare space in my house is covered with pictures of the kids, I wanted to make the bedroom more of a kid-free zone.  I bought some incredibly cheap frames from WalMart and spray painted them white and painted the mats black and framed up some wedding photos .

The frames as-purchased:

Frame Before
I want to say this cost $3.99 at WalMart? Nothing some spray paint can't fix!

I also wanted a quote for the wall, but wanted something custom and didn't feel like paying for a custom decal.

I poked around Pinterest for some how-to advice and cobbled together my solution.  I found a font and a quote I liked ("I have found the one whom my soul loves" from Song of Solomon and Miss Le Gatees font) printed it on several pieces of paper in size 400 font, and rubbed chalk on the back of each page and then taped them up on the wall and traced the letters (with a de-leaded mechanical pencil) to transfer the "stencil" to the wall.

It really looks magical at this point.
Stencil 2
Getting there...

and (a few hours later) that was that.  The finished result:

After 3

And a wider view:

Bedroom After

Ta da!

I was going for pretty and peaceful.  We're getting there.

Linking up with Leila today for some Master bedroom fun (... not that kind of fun)! I have her to thank for getting this project moving (she said to spruce up the master, so I did!). 

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  1. Beautiful quote and beautifully displayed.

  2. Stunning! You have achieved *pretty & peaceful* and then some...I just love contrast walls.

  3. wow! what a cool idea- it looks beautiful

    1. Thank you all! I love how it came out... I'm so glad you do too!

  4. I love it! I've been wanting to try the wall quote thing...this makes me want to do it!

    1. You should! It took me a while to pick what I wanted it to say but once I did that it only really took me one day to put up (during naps and after bedtime).

  5. Just beautiful! I love the font, the scripture, and the photos! Plus I'm a big fan of blue :)

  6. Hi! I saw your link at {p, h, f, r}. I loooove your wall. So pretty with the color, the photos and the quote! I'll have to pin it to my home board. :-)

  7. Stunning. Dramatic! Well done on making your bedroom so pretty! Thanks for joining.