Master Bedroom Reveal

Finally, My Master Bedroom Reveal

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I can’t believe I was able to Diy an entire bedroom.

You guys have been so patient while I took my sweet time with this bedroom. It’s been a fun yet exhausting experience but I’m a little embarrassed to say that it has taken me 9 months to finish this room. Had I went to the store and purchased every single item in this room, I could have been done in less than a month. That would have been financially impossible. Originally I was just going to build a bed.  The next thing you know I knocked a hole in the wall, added a second closet and replaced all the doors. This renovation grew tremendously but I have no regrets because I did it all by myself and I saved a ton of money.

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Lets take a trip down memory lane.


This is the Before-Before of the bedroom prior to closing on the house 3 years ago.

It was packed with furniture that made the room feel small generic.


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When we moved in, we brought our lame single people furniture. The room look cheap and did not reflect our personalities at all. The room was large and looked bare.

Fast forward 9 months to the future, and it’s totally different.

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I have a strong appreciation for each and every piece of furniture in this room because I created it with my own hands.

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I retrofitted and installed all new doors and knobs.

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The Wayfair Inspired Bench

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 The Faux Fireplace Mantle

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His Bedside Table & Her Bedside Table

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Lets not forget the Upholstered Settee. Even the window treatment were a Diy project.

A few things are likely not going to be permanent.

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This art over my bedside table was created as a placeholder for something special that I have yet to find.

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This frame-less mirror needs a frame.  I like it in the corner but I will likely move it to the adjacent wall and build a hardwood frame for it.

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This wall needs something to break up all that darkness.  I hate blank and bare walls. Any suggestions?

Lets shift our attention to the elephant in the room. The pièce de résistance….

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I’m head over heels and completely smitten with this chandelier.

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It totally makes the room. My mother in law did not understand why the light fixture was such a big deal and why I could not just pick one up from Home Depot.  She doesn’t read my blog so her disbelief doesn’t surprise me. She stopped by last week just as I’d finished installing it and was like “Wow, you weren’t looking for just any light fixture. That looks amazing.”

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Lets have a closer look shall we?

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Are you drooling yet? Because I sure am. Honestly I lay in bed and stare at it with a huge grin on my face.

It came from Etsy Seller Stimulight and it came fast and well packaged.  I can’t wait to grab a few more fixtures from them.

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I am so happy I trusted my gut and that my husband allowed me the creative freedom to choose what I really wanted.  After our little talk, he said that things always turn out great and that he doesn’t understand why I even ask him in the first place.

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I told him that I want things to reflect us and not just me.

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I think our bedroom does just that. It marries our tastes well.  When you look at it, you can tell that a woman lives here but that the woman respects her husbands tastes as well.

I’m glad to be done with this room for now as I’m anxious to start churning out more furniture.

CLICK HERE for all the shopping details for this room.

What do you think? Anything you would have done different? I’m all ears.

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  1. Katrina says

    I stumbled upon your blog from looking into making a diy fireplace. What a major transformation to your bedroom. I’m looking to outfit my home the budget friendly diy place myself and will be looking into your other hand made furniture. Thanks for sharing your knowledge and process!!

    • Ayisha says

      Thank you Katie. Im working on a source list for the room. The linens are from and it’s the Blissliving Home Harper Duvet set. The sheets are Nate Berkus from Target. The lamps are also from Target’s Threshold line as are the shades.

  2. Amanda says

    Wow!!! I’m a first-time reader, just made my way over from Sawdust Girl… I am blown away that you made all of those furniture pieces. I am just starting to get into DIY and made a coffee table last year. I really want to build a bed-frame like yours, and your end tables are PHENOMENAL! I can’t wait to dig into your blog and see more of your projects! :) I hope you have some tutorials!!! I just bought a miter saw yesterday, so I’m excited to really start learning to build.
    I love your style. You have a new reader!!!

  3. Lisa B. says

    Fantastic!!!! Everything is beautiful and you should be really pleased and proud with the outcome because your hard work really paid off!!!! I am so impressed with your skills and especially L O V E each of the bedside tables! I can’t wait to see what you do next!

    • Ayisha says

      The chandelier provides ample light for this size room (12’x 18.5′) I have other light sources in the room though. I don’t care for strong overhead lighting in a bedroom. We only used three 40W bulbs but this fixture can take up to 60W per bulb. Also I think its worth mentioning that the chandelier is installed on a dimmer and I only photographed the light with about 50% on because all that light would have blown out my photo. If you were interested in the light, they make a five-light version as well.

  4. says

    You should very terribly proud of all you have accomplished for this room and the adjoining closets. Each step of the way, you have shared and inspired us to follow you in your footsteps. My only issue is with the last photo…you look as if you cut a hole in your new bed and are standing in it with another person’s legs sticking out too far away. It’s a magic trick isn’t it? Another skill set to make us feel less worthy maybe?

  5. Lana says

    OMG! It looks amazing! I have also been following the redo and it is incredible to see tbe before and after. You did an amazing job. Ever thought about teaching classes on how to build some.of these things and do sone of this work in the Metro Detroit area? I would certainly sign up. I need someone to show me how to do these things…I really don’t know where to begin.

    • Ayisha says

      Thanks Lana, Actually I thought about it prior to starting this blog. The concept sounds good but I’m still a beginner myself and learning as I go. Lately I’ve reconsidered it. I may try to do some of those DIH (do it herself) workshops at The Home Depot in the future. Thanks for letting me know there is some interest.

  6. terry stewart says

    I haven’t commented in a while… but I read each and every one of your posts eagerly. I’m blown away by your talent, and I’m waiting for the day you become famous for your vision and skills… absolutely amazing, beautiful work. Can’t wait to see what you do next!

  7. Carole H says

    Very well done!!!! Everything looks amazing! I agree about the mirror needing a frame so that it would look more substantial. I want a mirror like that. You are Incredibly talented and I could only hope our bedroom looks half as good as yours when we finish. Love the light fixture. Wow!!!! Thanks for sharing and can’t wait to see more.

  8. Vicki says

    Ayisha…you did an excellent and awesome remake of your resting place. I like the colors, theme, BW photos, settee, everything!! I look forward to following your blog and see what you post in the future.


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