Master Bedroom Grand Tour

Welcome to all of you who are coming from the Hooked on Houses home tour. Hope you enjoy a tour of our master bedroom.

Welcome to the master! This is walking in the door looking at the king size sleighbed. Our bedroom is not HUGE, but adequately sized and we have quite a bit of furniture in here, but somehow we’ve made it work. I’ve showed a few pics in here before, but with the changes recently made, I thought I’d show you the whole thing, top to bottom. Before we go any further, wall color is Sherwin Williams Blonde. I know someone will ask! For all you girls who love the details, there are lots of pics to look at.

“Chester” is home and in place now and boy, howdy…do we love it. Talk about lots of storage, it holds all the socks, underwear, and workout clothes we have. My hubby didn’t see it until we picked it up & he was very happy with it.
You can see coming in the doorway is a huge French armoire. It fits nicely in this little nook and even though it’s big, it doesn’t get in the way. You’ll see more of it in a minute. The new chest just fits on this wall and I really love how they all work together. 1880’s French armoire and probably this chest is from around the 1950’s. As I mentioned earlier, when we picked the piece up, on the back is a tag from Thomasville. No date, but I think it’s at least 50-60 years old. Great condition. I just can’t stress enough how much I love these old pieces of furniture. If there’s one suggestion I could make to any of you younger gals starting a new house….build your bones with antiques. You won’t be sorry!
These older pieces are made SO sturdy and SO much better than anything out there new today. As I’ve said before, what could you get NEW for $400?? Not much, that’s for sure. Some crappy furniture, no doubt.
Check out the new lamps! I just love these cute little things. Have you ever seen something in a store & couldn’t get it out of your mind? That’s what happened with these lamps. I had some on our nightstands that I got 3 years ago, not expensive lamps at all & thought that I would eventually replace them. I was shopping a few weeks ago at Homegoods and spotted 2 of these lamps on clearance for $25, a great price. I didn’t get them, decided I didn’t need to spend the money. So, while I was out last week shopping for my client, there they were again. Still didn’t get them. But they kept nagging at me, so the next day I jumped in the car to see if they were still there. One was…for $18! Of course, I snapped it up, but was bummed there was only one, so I called the other Homegoods and they had another one. Turns out it depends on the date on how the mark-downs go, so that one was only marked down to $25. That’s fine too…regular price on them were $50 each, so I did get a great deal. Look how wonderful they look in here. It really makes a difference in the room just putting these lamps in too.
Nightstands are old too, probably from the 40’s or 50’s. They have 3 neat drawers inside that close away. Did I mention I love the new lamps? OK, I did.
Just in case anyone needs an idea on how to cover a boxspring on a sleighbed. This is fabric that I bought just enough of to sew onto a fitted sheet. It covers the boxspring perfectly so that when it shows, it’s not ugly! Mostly it’s under the coverlet, but a little of it peeks out.

I used a cream mattelasse coverlet and shams and bought all the fabric separately for pillows. The paisley and stripe came from Calico Corners. My mom sewed all my pillows for me. Ordered these blue/yellow botanicals off Ebay and had them framed at Hobby Lobby. 1/2 price frames and a new mat and I was all set. They have great framing deals if you buy their 1/2 prices frames and let them put it all together.
Pillows closer
Looking from the bathroom. You can see we don’t have a lot of walking room in here, but it’s cozy and works for us. I could shoot the builder who didn’t push the outside wall out in that corner. They could have easily made the house square over there to accomodate more space in here. And I really hate only having one window in here.
There’s enough room in this little corner for a chair and ottoman. My mom sewed this slipcover several years ago and did a great job. Luckily the fabric I chose goes with a lot. I’d love to do a cream slipcover eventually, although with sitting here and lounging, it would probably have to be washed all the time. Found those 2 plaid pillows at a yardsale for $1 each. Mom made my window treatments too. All the oil paintings in here were found at yardsales.An old china cabinet is perfect for hiding the TV. I did a makeover on this one last year and posted it here. You can see the changes it went through from when I first found it at an antiques place, all beat up. I used fabric on the doors that are from the pillow shams. Closeup of window treatment.
Covered the lampshade with some silk plaid. A side table and magazine rack, both from yardsales are on either side.
Closeup of the painted armoire. I used some leftover wall paint from one of the test quarts from my downstairs blue bathroom. Went over it with a little woodstain to tone down the blue a bit. Added a few stencils too.
One of the yardsale oil paintings.
Here’s the top of that French armoire. This is one of my favorite antiques. It’s a monster and really a pretty piece. You can see how close to the 9′ ceiling it comes.
Again, you won’t find anything like this brand new.

My dear friend, Maureen, from Georgia gave me the 3 Italian prints next to the vanity. I love them! This is her own photography from her trip to Italy and she knew I loved these.
The vanity where I put on my makeup, another older piece. Do you see a pattern here?
Closeup of the mirror detail. I love this piece too. Drawer detail. I just can’t get off my soapbox about buying antique pieces. I really did think when I was younger that antiques were way outta my league, but I found out they truly are not. You can get a nice older piece for about the same as a junky newer piece in many cases. If you haven’t tried antiques, think about it! Using old and new is what makes a home have that collected over time feel and not like you’ve gone furniture shopping in a weekend.
Hope you enjoyed the master bedroom tour. This is where we spend a lot of time and I wanted to make it a haven and it truly is. As I mentioned before, my hubby loves deep blue, so I decided to do blue and golden yellow in here. Those are a natural combo and I didn’t have any trouble finding fabrics. We’ve really enjoyed it. I think the addition of “chester” and the new lamps really make it special now.
I’m working this week with our church’s Backyard Bible Clubs, so will be very busy every morning. It’s sort of like Vacation Bible School. Have a great week!

- Rhoda


  1. Do not say you need more room! What a divine place to rest and escape to!! Love it, love it, love it!

  2. Melissa @ The Inspired Room says

    Ooo la la I love that French armoire, Rhoda! How lovely. I enjoyed the tour, thanks for all the details and closeups!

    Happy weekend!


  3. I love the pillows on your bed. The blue with the yellow is beautiful!

  4. restyled home says

    Oh my goodness, Rhoda, it is simply gorgeous…very luxurious!! It is definitely you, and I can’t imagine ever wanting to leave it!!

    Thanks for such a detailed tour!

  5. Melissa Wertz says

    Love your MBR! Thanks for the tour and great job!!!

  6. wonderful home. Love the photos!

  7. Linda at Lime in the Coconut! says

    Hi Rhoda! Thanks for the tour….the french armoire is just stunning! You did a lovely job

  8. You have a very lovely master bedroom. Your window treatments are wonderful! Thanks for sharing!

  9. springtreeroad says

    it’s so cozy! i love antiques too. they don’t make ’em like they used to, do they? the detail is gorgeous.

  10. I like it! My favorite things are the pillows on your bed – it dresses it up so much – and the way you caddy corned the chair and cabinet.

    It really doesn’t look very crowded for all the furniture in there. Good job! Wow!

  11. Marie Louise says

    Your bedroom is beautiful. So many lovely things, especially the side tables. And the blue in the bathroom – LOVE IT!

  12. Did your friend go to Bologna, Italy? I love the porticos in the photos that she gave to you, I would love those pictures, too, wow!

    We spend a lot of time in our bedroom, too, so I am glad that we finally took some time out to re-do it…we absolutely love going in there now, before it was like, we are, lol.

    I love all of the furniture in your room and your mom is a fantastic sewer! I like how you gave that tree some heighth by putting it on a pedastal, that was smart.

    Thanks for the tour..I know you are busy, but if you get the chance, stop by my open house, I think you will like it!

    Bella 🙂

  13. I really like your furniture, it’s so elegant. It has great personality!

  14. You have no IDEA how beautiful this room is to me! I love your taste and wish I could snatch you right up for a while.

    Well, I did snatch you right us as I have just bookmarked this very page. I also took notes on that wall color too.

    My family room is basically done in the same color family as your bedroom and I have been moaning over what color to choose when our new home is built. Let me tell ya girlfriend, I think I just made my decision right now. Many thanks to you!!!

  15. Love the antique chest. Thanks for sharing your master bedroom.

  16. Beautiful and peaceful bedroom. Thanks for all the tips, like starting with quality vintage pieces and building on those. Also, thanks for the tip on covering the box spring – I’m going to use that tip right away!

  17. This is a great room. I love all the different colors and styles that blend together to create a unified area. Love the wall color.

  18. Why I declare … that is a gorgeous room! Such style and grace. Thanks so much for the tour!

    Tara (Random Acts of Home Decor)

  19. The Scarlett Rose Garden says

    Rhoda the room is stunning. (As the rest of your home!)
    I cannot agree more on the antiques; value and quality. You have some gorgeous peices. Love the armoire and vanity! Chester is a great addition as well.

    I have used the Walmart version of SW Blonde for years and never tire of it. It goes with so many things.

    The pillows on the bed are adorable.

    Nikki (from GI)

  20. Love your delightful collection of pillows on the bed!

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