I am so excited to be kicking off the One Room Challenge today! For my third fall challenge I’m excited to be giving our master bedroom a makeover over the next six weeks. I have a lot of exciting plans for this space and I’m so lucky to be working with a some amazing sponsors for this makeover.

In the spring you might remember that Chris and I gave our closets a huge makeover, turning them from two closets in a cluttered hallway to a spacious shared space. It’s time the rest of our room gets the makeover it deserves!

To give you an idea of the size, here’s a photo I took of the room when we first took possession of our house:

Master Bedroom Before | One Room Challenge | House by the Bay Design

This room is HUGE – it’s way more space than we’ve ever had in a bedroom before. Because we moved here from a small apartment, the scale of our furniture doesn’t quite fit with the size of the room. Because I’m not working with a huge budget for this room, I’ll be “refreshing” our existing furniture and adding some new elements to make the room feel more polished, while remaining cozy and comfortable.

Here’s what our room looks like right now, not bad, but also not very inspiring. 

Master Bedroom Before | One Room Challenge | House by the Bay DesignDo cats just know when you’re trying to take photos. Seriously. What is she even doing in this picture? That can’t be comfortable.

Also – Yes, our bed is missing it’s slipcover. The old slipcover was beige canvas, stained and gross. Trust me, you didn’t need to see that. I’ve started taking it apart so I can use it to create a pattern for a new cover which will be in a dark grey linen-look fabric.

Master Bedroom Before | One Room Challenge | House by the Bay Design

One of my biggest projects for this room makeover will be our bookcases. These are across from our bed and hold the TV, books, and a bunch of other random things (a plastic crown? a yoga mat? Hey look, part of the bed slipcover!). As you can tell, they are filled to the brim and look super messy!

Master Bedroom Bookcase Before | One Room Challenge | House by the Bay Design

The skis and cat toys probably don’t help either.

And yes, that is a bedside table under the window. It’s been emptied and is heading to the garage to start it’s “expansion” makeover. Apparently I got a little too excited about starting my DIY projects that I started moving things around before I took my “before” photos. Oh well. 

Anyways…I think my most challenging project will be the new storage unit that I will be building to replace these bookcases. It will have cabinet space (for hiding things behind doors) and shelf space (for displaying things). I’ll have to take a serious look through these shelves and let some things go – I mean, do I need my psychology textbook from first year university? Probably not.

p.s. We’re not going to talk about the random wood table top behind my bedroom door or the fact that I have no idea where it came from or how long it’s been there.

For my inspiration, here’s the material board I’ve created for the new space:

Material Board | Master Bedroom Makeover | House by the Bay Design

So, what do I actually plan to get done in the next six weeks? Here’s my to-do list:

  1. Create a feature wall behind the bed
  2. Recover the bed frame with new fabric
  3. Restyle the wall above the headboard
  4. Enlarge our existing bedside tables
  5. Build new storage unit with cabinets & open shelves
  6. Create a seating area at the foot of the bed for reading/relaxing
  7. Install new light fixtures above bedside tables
  8. Find a new rug for the foot of the bed (maybe round?)

Now it’s time to actually get to work! Make sure to follow me on Instagram stories where I’ll be posting updates on all my DIY projects and makeover progress. AND make sure to check out all the other amazing guest participants taking part in this season’s One Room Challenge on Calling it Home!


15 Comments on Master Bedroom Makeover Plans | 2017 Fall One Room Challenge Kick Off

  1. Laura Irion/ Laura Design Co.
    October 5, 2017 at 1:39 am (5 months ago)

    I love that artwork! I think I pin it to every project board I start, hahaha. So dreamy tho! Looking forward to seeing how this turns out. 🙂

  2. Vel
    October 5, 2017 at 7:51 am (5 months ago)

    I’m doing my master bedroom too! Excited to follow along your progress!

  3. Allison
    October 5, 2017 at 11:24 am (5 months ago)

    I can’t wait to see this progress and the finished room!

  4. Lidia
    October 5, 2017 at 3:25 pm (5 months ago)

    Ooohhh this is going to be so good! Can’t wait for next week!

  5. Susanne
    October 5, 2017 at 3:38 pm (5 months ago)

    I love the colors you have chosen!! Looking forward to watching your progress 🙂

  6. Jessica
    October 5, 2017 at 3:50 pm (5 months ago)

    I’m doing our master bedroom too, and it seems like we have similar projects on the go!

  7. Lindi
    October 5, 2017 at 4:07 pm (5 months ago)

    Looks amazing!! Love the design plans! I can’t wait to see how it turns out!

  8. Emy
    October 5, 2017 at 7:04 pm (5 months ago)

    Love that teal! I’m looking forward to following this makeover!!

  9. Sherry Cole
    October 5, 2017 at 8:15 pm (5 months ago)

    You vision for the room looks beautiful! My dog photobombs all my room photos also. I can’t wait to see your reveal.

  10. Libbie Burling
    October 5, 2017 at 9:40 pm (5 months ago)

    Beautiful! Love the color. Can’t wait to see the final results!

  11. Diane Rath
    October 8, 2017 at 9:52 pm (5 months ago)

    You’ve got some major projects to tackle! I’m especially excited about the reupholstering of the bed frame- can’t wait to see it!

  12. Tash @ The Dreamhouse Project
    October 9, 2017 at 12:03 am (5 months ago)

    I love your inspiration board! The colours, the wood, the artwork, all of it! This is going to be so so good. Can’t wait to see the cabinet you build. Excited to follow the progress! ?

  13. Kat
    October 9, 2017 at 12:29 pm (5 months ago)

    Hey Casey!

    I’m doing my master bedroom for the ORC too! I love the idea of a fabrics board as separate from a mood board. There’s something so tactile and ambient about it. Looking forward to seeing the update!

  14. Choice Furniture Superstore
    October 27, 2017 at 1:41 am (4 months ago)

    This is awesome. Lovely colors you chose. I really like this. Thanks for sharing this post.


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