My Master Bedroom Makeover


As I’ve mentioned, Laura is hosting another organizational challenge, and may I just say: “Yay!” ? I’m so excited to get in on this one and I’ve finally picked which project we are going to do: Our master bedroom!

The challenge may already be in full swing, but I haven’t been completely idle – no, I have a plan! (But you expected that, didn’t you?) 🙂

My goal: To make our master bedroom “ours” (and not just “mine” or “his) and to make it an appealing retreat for my hubby. I will accomplish this by combining the rich and elegant elements that I crave with the calming and simple elements my husband needs along with great organizational strategies to create and maintain a peaceful haven.

Let’s take a photo tour…















Yikes! Did you see all that stuff?? After assessing the room, it’s problems, it’s advantages and the necessary solutions I have determined that there are four large “problem” challenges to overcome – in addition to a bunch of little ones of course!

  1. Laundry – preventing piles of clothes (clean, dirty or otherwise) from taking over our room by purging and creating a space for dirty laundry.
  2. Bed – taking the bed from eyesore to cozy by using or tossing the current frame and buying or making a new one if necessary, mending the quilt, purchasing pillows for the shams, and purchasing risers for the bed.
  3. Closet – making the most of our closet space by clearing the clutter, organizing the space, and setting up a system
  4. Bathroom – creating additional storage and maximizing the counter space by utilizing wall space.

I’m sure it’s no surprise that I have a very detailed plan of action. As I sat down to brain storm I came up with 5 pages of notes! I have divided the whole project into separate tasks to get it done, and I’ve grouped them together into groups that could be done in one day. Wow, I am a plan freak aren’t I? I’ll enlist help from friends to help paint and from Big Daddy with the power tools and the bed frame but other than that I am on my own.

We’re just nineteen days away from having our finished bedroom!!!


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April 14, 2007 12:07 am

Oh, I just did our master bedroom. It was similiar to yours now. You will be SOOOOOOOOO glad when it’s done. I have more purging to do, but I love going into the bedroom and not stepping over stuff, searching for something in laundry baskets and finding it months later! It really does make me happy every time I think about our room!! Good luck and have fun. Can’t wait to see the results!!

April 13, 2007 2:29 pm

I can’t wait to see the finished results. My bedroom tends to overflow with things that have no other home. I am trying to purge and reorganize to tame tame the mess, at least on my side of the bed. 🙂

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April 13, 2007 12:14 pm

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April 13, 2007 12:21 pm

You take the most detailed pictures…I love that! Wow you are going to be busy but I have no doubts it is going to look fabulous when it is done!! So is that two closets you have in your room? Looking forward to the end result.
Good luck,

April 13, 2007 12:27 pm

Thanks! Actually, it is one closet with two sliding doors. I’ll try to take a better picture when I get to the closet. 🙂

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May 3, 2007 2:08 pm

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April 15, 2007 2:06 pm

I’m pulling for ya! Go!Go!Go!Go!
And what a detailed list—you’ll make it for sure!

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