Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Creating a Place for Quiet Rest

It’s amazing how your surroundings affect how well you sleep. Most of us assume that if we're tired, then once we lay down, we should be able to fall asleep without a problem. This was definitely not the case for us. Hubby and I have been having trouble sleeping for some time now so we decided to give a try at making over our bedroom in an attempt to provide a room we could fall asleep in each night without so much trouble. We were pleasantly surprised when our attempt deemed a success. Having a comfortable atmosphere to rest in each day helps relax our mind, easing our way into having a good night's sleep. I've tried to create it to where we are able to wind down if we need to forget about the stresses or busyness of the day by providing a calm, clean (most of the time), and inviting room.
Lots of changes have been made in our master bedroom but we still have a few details that need attention. Not sure when I’ll be able to get to those, but in the meantime, here are a few pictures of what I’ve done so far.
This is the dreary look we had going on before. I knew it was plain, but I didn’t realize just how bad it was until I saw these pictures.Talk about having a bare room.
br before 2
br before 3
The first thing I did was paint the walls. We used Silver Screen by Behr paint. For the baseboards and window trim, I used white semi satin paint that I already had. Once that was done, I sanded & painted the bedside chest.
chest before
chest after 2

Here is the cardstock modern gallery wall I created above the bed. I had a different idea in mind but when I hung these up, I decided to leave them We really like the simplicity and are happy with the outcome.  For the bedding, I bought a solid navy comforter and I already had the white sheets. I have some extra pillows from my living room set so I just bought a set of standard size navy pillowcases and tucked in the excess in the back. Seriously, you can’t tell from the front.  As mentioned in a previous post, I was on a mission to get this makeover done spending as little as possible and I was able to find the pair of green pillows and cute accent pillow on clearance.
br after 1

Hubby and I are sleeping like logs in our cozy new room. It's even become the new family hangout. I sometimes find my kids sneaking in during the day with a book in hand laying on my bed or sometimes just tucked into the sheets relaxing. My little guy loves his Legos so I sometimes find him with a small pile of Legos on my bed making his creation for the day be it a spaceship, car, house, etc. I’m glad to have been able to create a place where the whole family could find rest and comfort.
I’ve added a few more touches to the room but I’ll share those with you once we’re completely finished—or at least 90% finished. For some reason, I tend to hop around from project to project so I can leave jobs unfinished at times. Can anyone relate? Lol In the meantime, let me know what you think of the work in progress, I’d love to hear from you.


  1. Well I can so relate to the hopping around for us picking little things to do that make big impact.(like your wall art)They make you feel better while you wait for the major stuff.Like new furniture or new bedding etc.

  2. Oh Enjoy the rest of your week!

  3. Beautiful Lisa! Pretty amazing before and after. I do agree, the frames look great with the solid colors inside. We've had the same experience in our newly redone bedroom. It is now the place I prefer when I want to relax. Please, pretty please show the awesome before and after pics of your dresser, I'm in love with it. Can't wait to see what else you've been up to. Love you girly!

  4. Lisa, I am completely in love with the wall art above your bed! Well to tell you the truth I am in love with the whole thing :) We will hopefully begin to work on our master bedroom when we get back from our vacation and I hope it turns out half as good as yours.

  5. Lisa! finally got around to seeing your blog! Your room looks great! I always thought your style was the clean, minimalist, modern look. Love it!

    I think i need to swing by your house one of these Saturdays to experience it in person.