One Room Challenge Master Bedroom – Week Two


It’s week two and I’m ready with a plan and making progress. If you were not here last week let me remind you what’s. Twice a year Linda of Calling It Home hosts the  One Room Challenge, during this event twenty design bloggers take on the challenge to transform one space in just six weeks. Every Wednesday, the designers document their progress while sharing their sources and professional advice. In addition to following along, everyone with a blog, (that’s me!) is welcome to join the fun as a guest participant by linking their own room transformations to Calling It Home.ORC

So here’s the plan, I have been dreaming of a faux bamboo bed for a while now so when we decided to upgrade to a king bed I immediately thought of this vintage Henredon bed I had seen at one of my local antiques stores, Spring Valley Antiques. The dealer was able to sell it to me for $225, a bargain compared to the bed I was originally considering, plus I think a bed with a foot-board may have been too much for the room once we went going king size.


Here is a reminder of my inspiration room by Oly Studios, I love the way the green and coral complement each other but because I am living in a rental I can’t use a bold wall paper like this one.


Instead I am looking to the bedding to bring in most of these colors, thankfully I found this Pottery Barn Lyla Garden bedding 


and several other fabrics and notions I think will pull the look together.


I’d like to use the ribbon to create a dramatic banded curtain and valance set design  like one of these.


So now that you know the plan let me share what I have actually accomplished…

This week I was dealing with wallpaper border that had not been properly hung and was bonded to the paint (yes the same wallpaper border I was dealing with way back in September.) After hours of scraping, peeling, sanding and mostly destroying the top eight inches of drywall I had to go back and make repairs.


I spackled the holes and gouges with a joint compound that included primer and sanded the wall back to its original self.

Pulling the pale blue grey from the bedding I decided on a bright new coat of  Valspar Morning Lake applied with my awesome Purdy painting tools I received from our One Room Challenge sponsors (thank you, thank you, thank you!)


With a little hard work and these super tools magically my master bedroom is no longer horrific!


I can’t tell you how happy having the wallpaper border and the ugly brown paint gone makes me feel.


So good in fact that I couldn’t help but test out the new/old headboard against the new paint.


Oh yes, I think I’m gonna like it here!

Want to see what everyone else is working one? Be sure to stop by and check out the linking participants and guest bloggers.




  1. God, Maggie, the before wasn’t good, but with the new paint I realise how BAD it really was! Your ORC is off to a good start. 🙂

    • Thanks, I am always amazed at what a difference a new coat of paint makes. It is so much brighter now and even looks bigger now I’m ready to get this room tackled!

  2. it’s going to be amazing!!!!

  3. Brynne@The Gathered Home says:

    Oh man! This is going to be sooo fabulous! I adore that mix of fabrics and patterns at that headboard is INCREDIBLE!

    • I love this headboard too. It is a little low but I was able to tweak it a bit to make it work ( tune in next week….)

  4. That headboard is gorgeous, and what a steal! Also am loving the new paint. Much imporved:)

  5. Love that faux bamboo headboard!
    I can’t wait to see it in the bedroom…

  6. Maggie I adore the direction that your room is headed towards! You did SO much better than I did in my room this week.

    I would love for you to share this post at Thoughts of Home on Thursday. I think our readers would really enjoy it!

    Good luck in the upcoming week!

    • Sure thing Laura, I’ll stop by and check it out. And by the way Round Top is an excellent excuse not to get any work done! Better luck next week.

  7. houseupdated says:

    Maggie – this is already looking so, so good! That wall color – gorg. I want it all!!

  8. Hi Maggie…I absolutely love the green and coral color scheme…so cheerful. And that headboard is awesome! Looking forward to seeing the finished room.

  9. You have a great design plan and I especially love the paint color.
    Thank you for linking to Thoughts of Home on Thursday.
    We are so glad you are here.

    White Spray Paint

  10. 1. That is my dream bed (#nobambooleftbehind) and 2. you have mad bargaining skills !!! (#loveabargain)

    • Thanks Marcie, I had been eyeballing this bed for a while which means I knew it had been sitting for a while, I guess the dealer was ready to get it off their hands.

  11. That is my dream headboard and I can’t believe you found it for such a steal! What a great start to your room! It looks great up against the new paint! Is there anything more frustrating than wallpaper that won’t come down? Bet you’re glad to have that bit done!

  12. Total score on the Henredon headboard! I feel you on the wall patching/filling/sanding… But the walls look amazing! Looking forward to the outcome. Your design plan is beautiful!

  13. Mary-The Boondocks Blog says:

    That is one gorgeous bed. And the colored sheets are looking full of Spring time festivity. Looking forward to seeing the rest. I host a l new link party and would love to have you join us at Sweet Inspiration. It runs Friday to Tuesday.

  14. Huge fan of the whole color scheme–the paint looks great! Great headboard! Looking forward to seeing moooooore!

    • Thanks Britt I loved the dark green in your guest room and anything pink/ is fine by me. I’m just glad to have the wallpaper border gone the rest is a bonus.

  15. What a paint can make, right? The wall color looks fresh, clean and beautiful. And your room plans are fabulous! Xo

  16. I love that bed. I can’t wait to see what you do. Loving the colors and the large leaf pattern definitely looks gorgeous with coral.

  17. oh my love, that bed!!!!!! it is gorgeous. I have one that is similar but with straight lines and in a full size. I used it in my little girls room and painted it an eggplant purple (i purchased it on craig for $10) I love it then and I have been searching high and low for a cane bed for me….officially jealous. lol!!!!

  18. This is amazing! I can’t wait to see the final product! FOLLOWING!

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