Master Bedroom Reveal – An Unexpected Makeover

When a decorator gets an idea, she has to run with it, right?

Thus is the case with this master bedroom makeover. If you’ve been following since the beginning, you may remember the first makeover just about a year ago. Well, it never felt quite right, but I had moved on to other projects and it was “good enough.”

Now, I’ve got lots on the “to-do” list for this year, and the master bedroom didn’t even make the cut…so why is it the first thing finished???

A couple of months ago I decided to use the shutter headboard elsewhere in my home so out of the bedroom it came. Then I realized I had to replace it with something but had no idea what. I knew I wanted to add more natural elements and warmth and texture, but how?

If you are a follower of Pamela at PB&J Stories you already caught a glimpse of the new headboard when I shared my painted mirror project. (As you can see, distressed won!)

I was Pinterest surfing and came across this project by Vintage Bliss. Inspiration struck as I remembered I had our old hollow core closet doors stored in the garage. I hoped it would be the right size, and though it was a little wider than the bed, I thought it was just right.

All of a sudden here I was completely immersed in a bedroom makeover. I went to my favorite store, Country Roads in Orange, California (ahem, fivetimesintwoweeks), looking for new pieces to complete the room. (It may be a sickness.)

I’m so grateful to have my amazing friend to bounce ideas off of. (From one Princess K to another, thank you from the bottom of my heart.) She found this beautiful bench for me at where else, Country Roads.

A quick coat of poly and she was ready to go.

The dresser was part of last year’s makeover.

I added each of the vignette elements.

I grabbed some vintage books from the unused (in 20 years) church library to give the lamps some height and switched out the shades.

Dropcloth curtains are cheap and effective, and add the perfect amount of color and texture. Tied with burlap scraps to finish them off.

An old frame and iron bird hooks hold my necklaces (all three of them).

I tied a scrap of dropcloth and twine around a small mason jar, added a wire hanger for a cute little hanging vase.

I had to include a special new fluffy pillow in the corner for my sweet kitty (mostly to keep her off of my bed!).

And finally, a framed printable reminds me of what I’m striving for each day – to let go of the junk and live in the moment every single day.

I’m loving it all and know that this is exactly what I wanted!!

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you enjoyed this little tour. I’ll be sharing some details later in the week. Now maybe I can get back to some of the other projects I’ve been working on!

I’ll be linking up with:
My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia
Evolution of Style
Savvy Southern Style
At the Picket Fence
French Country Cottage
Common Ground
Miss Mustard Seed
Funky Junk Interiors
The DIY Showoff



Owner at Yellow Bliss Road
Hi! I'm Kristin and I'm the creative mind behind Yellow Bliss Road, where you'll find tons of recipes, free printables, and a little decor and DIY thrown in for good measure. Life can be complicated, so I am all about simplifying wherever I can - from food to decor to DIY - because I believe that it doesn't have to be elaborate or extravagant to be amazing. I am a single adoptive mom with a daughter in Preschool and a son in Kindergarten. My kids are a handful, I'm exhausted and most days my house is a mess - and I'm okay with that!


  1. says

    Yep. The headboard is FABULOUS! Perfectly frames out the fully goodness of the bed. Everything really came together. It’s wonderful =)

    PS-I know Country Roads! I’m a SoCal girl and we shop Orange Circle too. (when I go home to visit)

  2. says

    Wow, Kristin you did an amazing job! I’m loving everything you’ve done. I don’t know that I could pick just one thing. They all go together soo well. The headboard is a great focal point in the room. You must just love being in there now! =)

    ~ Catie

  3. says

    You truly did an outstanding job on your room. I love this beautiful makeover and all of the elements that you included with your every thought to detail. What a blessing it was to share ideas with you on this amazing makeover that you created. Well done!!!


  4. says

    Your room turned out great! I love all of your pillows and am especially fond of your kitty!! I have a few of them myself. Have a great week.

    Take care,

  5. says

    Oh, Kristin! It’s a dream! Stunning! I love every single detail, girlfriend! I want that room! You deserve a relaxing space to rest – only, you’re not going to want to leave that room! I love it!

  6. says

    I love it. I am so copy carting, dang you auto correct!, catting your curtains! Thanks for sharing all of your cute ideas. Sleep well…

  7. says

    I really really love your bedroom. It has a vintage look and feel, yet it has abit of a modern vibe too with the addition of your lovely lamps. Your headboard is awesome! Thanks for sharing!

  8. says

    Hello, I too found you at SSS and had to RUN over and see this beautiful room! I love the headboard!! We have something else in common~I too adore~Country Roads! Come visit me at when you have a chance…
    I’m your newest follower and also adding you to my sidebar to enjoy more of your beautiful blog~
    HUGS, kathee

  9. says

    Your bedroom is so beautiful! I’m so glad you have a gorgeous retreat, a necessity for a single mom!! You seriously did an awesome job- loooove it!!
    xo Becca

  10. says

    It’s lovely Kirstin! You did an amazing job. Love, love, love the colors. I’m a ‘neutral’ kinda gal in the bedroom too(when it comes to colors). ;)

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