Hello, friends! I hope you all had a wonderful weekend. Thank you so much for your support and excitement in the comments about our new house the other day. I am looking forward to sharing the journey as we make #that60srancher our home. Just the other night, Emmy and I headed out to a movie together, and it took us less than 5 minutes to get there…. no more planning for a 20 minute or so ride just to get to the movies! The convenience and access this neighborhood offers has been such a treat and definitely something I didn’t really know I was missing. We’ve now been here just a bit over two weeks, and I’ve been working on making it ours already. One of the spaces that is always the most important to me is the master bedroom. It’s the room where I begin and end each day, so it’s essential that it’s somewhat put together because I just don’t function well in chaos. Chris knows this well about me, so has been completely on board with everything I’ve done in there to make it ours; and to be honest, he likes a tidy bedroom just as much as I do and he’s the one who makes our bed each morning (and does a better job at it than I anyhow). Today I am going to show you the master bedroom progress we have made thus far, and I also want to talk about the mattress we’re sleeping on because it has made a heck of a difference in how well we sleep. This post contains affiliate links and I will have a complete source list for you at the bottom of the post.
That’s how the bedroom looks today, but I want to show you where we started and how we got here, as well as some other details of the room. As a reminder, this is the same space from the listing.
After a few days here, I had this space looking like this by using what we owned. I still loved that mud cloth headboard, but I was ready to go in a different direction in this house. I have some plans to paint this space in black and white, and the headboard just didn’t fit with that vision.
In the above photo, you might notice how tall our bed looks. Back in December we received a new pillow top mattress from Stearns & Foster. I kid you not when I tell you that I slept like a rock for about 8 hours each night, barely moving when we got the mattress. It is the best mattress I have ever slept on in my entire life! Chris and I both have been sleeping well… we truly didn’t know what we were missing! Stearns & Foster was kind enough to also send my parents a new mattress as they had mentioned to me that they needed one. After they slept on the mattress I received a text from my mom saying that my dad didn’t snore at all, and actually barely moved. At one point she had to reach over to make sure he was still, in fact, alive! He was very much alive and well, and he also texted me to let me know how much he loved the mattress. It’s seriously life-changing, and I don’t say that lightly. Anyhow, the new mattress was much taller than our old one, and we talked about eventually getting a platform bed. Once we move into this house we decided to make that happen.
We scoured pretty much every website possible. The room already had several pieces I loved and didn’t want to replace, including a long wood midcentury dresser, my white and gold nightstands, and I planned to get a tall wood finished midcentury dresser for Chris. With all of those midcentury pieces and lines, the textured bedding you see above (which I will talk about next!) I wanted something to add a bit of a rustic element. We scoured pretty much every website imaginable… The problem was that I knew exactly what I wanted, but it was proving hard to find it within our budget. We almost really splurged on a bed that West Elm has that I’ve admired for years, but then we came across this bed from All Modern/Wayfair for about $700 less, and decided to take the plunge.
Of course, with that bed we knew the bench I had wouldn’t really complement it well, so the bench was moved into our closet to help store shoes… I know that’s a sad place for it to live, but I love it too much to get rid of it and just don’t have a place for it at the moment.
Another change we needed to make was our duvet cover. Our old one was disgusting… white is great because it can be bleached, but ours had just had it… no amount of bleach could save it anymore. I wanted something white with a little bit of texture to complement the linen pillow shams we already had. This duvet cover from Urban outfitters was just the thing, and I’ve been so happy with it so far! It’s also already been washed once as Wilder spit up avocado smack dan in the middle of the bed and Chris managed to slobber candy cane on it… which turned hot pink. I don’t even know how he did that!
Because we love to have a TV in our bedroom, my dresser had this big black ugly eyesore sitting on top of it. I decided to create a gallery wall around it to help it blend in. I used a collection of art that included photos taken by my brother and father, art found on etsy, a collection from Suitely, and a drawing that Emmy made for me a few years ago. (Several are featured in the gallery below this post).
The above dresser has always housed my clothing, and we sold the other dresser we had before we moved because we knew it wouldn’t fit in this house. Once we arrived, we saw that there as definitely room for a tall dresser between our bathroom and closet. For the first week or so, Chris lived out of a cardboard box, and I religiously checked facebook marketplace, craigslist, and any other online sources I could think of. I didn’t have as much time to get out since I was still unpacking so much. After about a week here, I decided it was time to head out, and upon the recommendation of an instagram follower, I checked out The Red Collection here in Greensboro. They actually have a few locations and the first one I went to was SO overwhelmingly huge! I didn’t find what I was looking for there, but I headed to another location and found the perfect piece. The prices aren’t “goodwill” type prices, but they are certainly fair if you’re shopping for your own home. I found this dresser for Chris for $140.
To be honest, it wasn’t exactly what I had in mind in my search, but when I saw it, I knew it was the one. I loved its clean lines and it was the perfect size. Above the dresser I used what I had on hand to style it including a faux plant (until I get my butt to the local greenhouse!), some vintage trinket dishes, a favorite candle from Whiskey Bottom Candles (BTW-they’ve been kind enough to offer my readers 25% off with code CB25 now through 2/28, plus they offer free shipping on orders over $50), a vintage framed photo of us, a vintage rest room sign, and a fabulous wall hanging I won from The Witty Weaver via Brynn and Saige on instagram.
Finally, our bed arrived this past weekend and we were able to get it set up and just LOVE it! The headboard is a little lower than I thought it would be, so I am not quite sure if these nightstands and lamps are still working. I am thinking of shortening the nightstands somehow, and perhaps adding sconces. I would love to hear your thoughts! I do love these nightstands so won’t be parting with them, but I can remove the legs or replace them with some that are a couple inches shorter.
Because the bed is lower, the dogs can easily get on it. I don’t mind them on the bed, but I don’t want them on my new white duvet cover, so I added a Falsa blanket just to give them somewhere to sit.
Oh, and I forgot to mention the white jackalope above our bed! He was in our last bedroom as well. I hung him there simply because there was an existing nail there and we needed something on the wall. I actually really love him above the bed, I plan to lower him once we paint the room.
Many of you who follow me on instagram have asked about the wall color and mentioned loving it. I, too, really like this wall color, but if you look closely, you can see the line from where their headboard had been, and the paint is chipped alone that line. I don’t know the color, and there is no paint here to tell me. Additionally, I had my heart set on black on the walls somehow, and I think it will really work with what we have going on in the space. I am sure it will be some time before we actually paint, but it definitely needs to happen because of that line on the wall.
Well, that’s everything so far in this space! I still need to paint, figure out the nightstand/lamp situation, repaint the ceiling, replace the hideous ceiling fan, and who knows what else. 😉
I’ve put most of the items I used in this space into a shoppable gallery for you, but feel free to reach out with any questions. Have a great week, friends!