This may be the hardest post I've ever written. Let's plunge ahead and see where we go with this one. It is a mood board for the Master Bedroom.
I have never done a mood board before so you will have to bear with me. Now you may say "what business do you have doing mood boards when you are a DIY blogger". And you would be correct in that statement. But a few posts back when I showed you the shelf makeover I asked if you wanted to see a mood board for the bedroom and I got positive feedback.
So here it is, warts and all. Because in the end it will help us see results for the DIY projects that need to be done in this room.
The title Master Bedroom is a joke. It is actually a tiny little room. You know that joke about New Yorkers living in closest! Well, it ain't no joke!!
We have two bedrooms in this home and we opted to let the girls have the larger one since they have more stuff. Did I really think I had less things than the girls, when I came up with this foolish decision?
Anyway it is a small room and it has to function as bedroom, office and craft storage since all that has to go somewhere.
This is the mood board I've created. The colors on the side represent the walls which are cream. The brown and grey come from the sideboard I have and the copper from a cork lamp shade I have in the room.
Below you can see what is in the room right now. I have a dresser that I had shown you a year ago, it is very shabby chic and distressed. What I want to do with it is to maybe add a stencil to create some interest.
And make it look like this one from Orphans with Makeup. But I'm not sure because I fear it might just be a bit too much for a small room.
I also have this Mid Century Modern Sideboard which I had painted last year. Because it is so low it is not very practical so what I've done is add another side table on top of it making it look like this.
The thinking here is that I don't have the space to place each piece on the floor so this way by placing them one on top of the other I conserve floor space and also get a piece which is more practical than before. You can see I have my printer on top of this unit.
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The question is how should I paint the top piece so it is nicely incorporated into the whole. Should I do the exteriors in grey like the bottom sideboard? Or should I do the opposite and paint the drawers in grey and leave the sides au natural?
Below are crude mock ups (some days no amounts of coffee will improve your editing skills) of what the pieces would look like.
I could even paint in the openings for the handles in the first one.
Finally I have these two narrow bookcases in black. They are leftovers from when my boys first had them many years ago. They are ugly but they are practical. I use them to store my craft supplies.
Below is a photo of one of them. As I was adding the watermark to it I found myself thinking "what am I doing, there is no way anyone would want to steal this photo from me. In fact I don't even want to see it again!"
The idea with them is that I want to add a bit of paper decoupage like on the shelf. Maybe paint them white and add the book pages to the backs of the cases? Or maybe this look would be better.
And then we have the desk that is under the shelf. I had thought about that one long and hard. It turns out it is actually a vintage kitchen table with extenders. The problem with it working as a desk is that it was very short and I had to squeeze in my legs to fit.
So after I had the garage sale I changed out the short table for this one which is a lot taller and it also has a bit more surface space. I'm thinking of just painting the legs white and leaving the top as it is, since it is a nice soft color. Or maybe not, what do you all think?
And of course there is a bed in the room. It is just a mattress on a frame at this point and it will be placed in the corner of the room. I am thinking of adding a short headboard that will not collide with the window sill. Yes the room is that small.
The room will also have the bench and the natural wood chair that I've already finished.
I made this room planner from the RoomStyler site. Love it, it let's you manipulate your furniture all over the room and get 3 D images of it. So much fun, I can spend all day doing this! And I was not paid to say that!
If you'd like to see some more pretty mood boards for bedrooms head on over to Fox Den Road. Doreen has come up with some stunning looks here.
For the sake of clarity I've added a floor plan of the room. There is a small closet on the upper left hand corner, 2 windows on either side of the bed and a door on the upper right hand side. The measurements of the room are 13 by 10.
This is a general idea of the wall opposite the bed.
That about sums it up for my mood board. Did I do it right? Who cares!! the important thing is that you understand my room design dilemma. And of course the reason I am in this mess is because I'll have to makeover all those pieces of furniture I showed you above. So that is where the DIY part comes in.
That is how I am using the mood board, to see the results of the DIY projects. Because really that is why you are here!
Now I want your opinions on all the above!
The dresser stencils: yes or no?
The bookcases: decoupage and white or something else?
And that MCM thing I put together: grey with wood on the interior or the other way around for the top portion?
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