Tuesday, November 24, 2009

WhisperWood Cottage Master Bedroom Makeover Tour

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elcome to the full tour of the master bedroom makeover at WhisperWood Cottage. It has truly been a labor of love! We transformed the space from dreary builder blah to what I call industrial coastal cottage. I love everything about the room including the added storage, the comfortable bed, and the new airy feeling. It is truly my favorite room in the house.

The new flooring and wall treatments make all the difference for creating the warm, yet bright and airy, feeling in this room! Tricia@Life At The Zoo got it right went she commented, "The more you break the room down, the more I realize that what I really love about it is the perfect balance of light and dark." Thank you, Tricia! I think that is what I love about it, too!

Here, we added a closet clad in horizontal planks and featuring a set of antique store-front doors. Now hubby has his own closet and we were able to get rid of an armoire, a cabinet, and a dresser that were holding his clothes beforehand.

We already owned all the furniture in this room except for the canopy bed. Everything else was found over the years at garage sales, estate sales, antique stores, flea markets, discount stores, and even ebay. The white bedding is a combination of TJMaxx finds and Pottery Barn clearance items.

My closet was clad in horizontal wood planks. The door treatment consists of a door rescued from a university renovation and a salvaged flat track and trolley from an 1800s barn that was being torn down.

A second school door and track/trolley set is now being used as the door to the master bath.

The accessories for this room are kept to a minimum. For me, they evoke a combination of earthy and coastal charm.



Wall 4 still needs some help. I moved in this long bench (a $5 garage sale find!) that was out on the back deck. The weathered gray is divine and the length is perfect!! I'd like to frame out that mirror in a special way. And I'd like to hang those two windows somewhere in the room. I don't want to add to much "stuff" on the walls. I love the clean, serene feeling. I know the big white wall might seem bare, but it is calming at night and refreshing in the morning. It gives my mind a break. Do you know what I mean?

I have most of the closet done, but still have some finishing touches. Yes, it is looking much better than the photos below. Plus it is much more organized!! I can't wait to show you the photos! I still need to figure out a way to hang my hats on that back wall.

We added these top-down/bottom-up cellular shades to the windows. We have these throughout the house and I love them! I just found some silk drapes in a silver color on clearance. I only have two drapes though. Can I add one to each window?

So, that's the tour of the WhisperWood Cottage master bedroom makeover! Thanks for joining us!! If you have any suggestions on the things we are still working on, please let me know!

  • What should we do on that big wall above the bench? 
  • Any cool ideas for hanging my hats in the closet? 
  • Should we add the drapes or not? 
I look forward to your help! Until then, we'll be working on that fireplace renovation in the living room...

As featured by Cheri@It's So Very Cheri as one of her It's So Very "Cottagey" home tour features.


  1. WOW! Absolutely gorgeous. I especially love the closet doors and the door to the bathroom that is on the track/trolley! And all of your special touches! Beautiful!

  2. Wow wow and wow! Your bedroom is just gorgeous! So relaxing and peaceful, full of history and your beautiful treasures!! Love it! I think your two small windows on the bench would look beautiful hung in front of your windows. They would make gorgeous reflections on the walls. I also think that a small collection of round mirrors would look great on your big wall, if you wanted to add anything at all! Let me just say again...LOVE! :)

  3. You have done a wonderful job turning the room into a reflection of yourself. I love it.

    If it were up to me (and if I had the collection)I would add mirrors of every shape and size above the bench. I really am loving that look lately.

  4. It's just beautiful! You have a good eye for a calm setting. I know what you mean about too much ~ It can clutter your mind. Great job A++

  5. Hi Amy.
    First I should re-iterate (incase you didn't catch this yet) that I am in lust with your bedroom. Good to hear that I got something right too. It's rare. Ask my kids. ;)

    I think drapes would be lovely on the outer sides of the windows. Considering the placement of the bed, I think that they would frame it all out nicely.

    Are you taking reservations yet, btw?!

    Have a blessed Thanksgiving.

  6. So fun to see it all together like this. It is such a well thought out remodel and you and hubby have done such a great job on all the details. I agree with the others that a mix of mirrors would be great on that wall. Maybe, pie crust style mirrors?? I've run across quite a few latley and have purchased 3 or so of them myself. Mirrors also do a wonderful job of reflecting, which keeps things spacious.
    By the way, I'm having a give away finally, so check it out when you have time.
    Missed not seeing you this past time you came to the cities. Hopefully, next time.

  7. Girl, you don't need anybody's help. You have got it going on...your photos are superb!
    If the hats are super cute, how about something on the big wall with them and that mirror? Just a thought. I'm loving the clean, declutter look myself.

  8. That is just lovely! It looks so very peaceful. I love what you've done.

  9. Love your dig! I am looking forward in your post regarding to your master bathroom. Please do post it when you have the chance...

    Kelly --

  10. That bedroom is so beautiful and HUGE. Love the barn/track doors. What a find! And the chair! I love that French look. SO cozy for reading. Or looking at that empty (in a good way!) wall.

  11. Love.those.doors...... OMG I want them!!!

    Love how you used them!!!


    Hugs ~~ Suz



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