Hey guys! I spend a lot of time in our master bedroom besides the obvious time I spend sleeping. Although we have a office, I spend a good portion of my time working in the master bedroom on our bed with my laptop on a bed tray. It’s where I’m at as I’m writing this.
I love our master bedroom, but it’s been somewhat of a burr in my side decor-wise. I had a heck of a time deciding on a paint color for the walls. I went through two different shades of green before repainting a couple of weeks ago using 50% Agreeable Gray by Sherwin Williams. Hopefully third time is the charm because I’m sick of painting these walls! If we ever move to a new home or repaint inside this one, I swear I am going to paint all the walls white and call it a day! Anyway, now that I finally settled on a wall color, I’m working on decorating the rest of the bedroom and have it up on the blog hopefully sooner than later.
The one transformation I’m in love with in our master bedroom is when we made over our fireplace and added a mantel. This is the before picture along with the first green color we had on the walls (the second color was a light sea foam green).
When I first did the fireplace makeover, I used a thinner board for the mantel and smaller corbels. I recently switched it out with a thicker beam and larger corbels. I like it much better!
I know some people will be concerned with the candles being so close to the valance on the right side of the mantel and underneath the doily on the mantel. I have no intention on actually burning them – they’re just for pretties! 🙂 If I ever want “burning” candles here, I’ll switch these them out with battery candles.
I love my stubby milk can! I found it at an antique shop when I was visiting one of my besties up in Oregon a couple of years ago. The trunk belonged to my late grandma. I recently gave it a makeover with chalk paint.
The “wreath” is a vintage frame that I painted, crackled and distressed. If you want to know how I did it, I recently turned a kitchen cabinet door into a decorative wall panel and painted it using the same technique. The flowers hanging inside the frame is from overgrown arugula lettuce that volunteered this spring from last year’s crop. I didn’t expect them to last long (and they didn’t) but I needed something to fill the frame and I couldn’t find any pictures or other flowers that were spring-y enough for my taste. I plan on switching them out with roses I dried from the roses my hubs gave me for Valentine’s Day.
I filled an old crate with dried green moss and added all the goodies to create this spring vignette. The bird and teacup are sitting on top of cups that I flipped over so they didn’t get buried in the moss. The plant is a flowering cabbage (which obviously hasn’t flowered yet). 🙂
I hope you enjoyed my spring fireplace mantel in our master bedroom! If you have any questions or thoughts, please feel free to leave them in the comments section below!