Before and After: This Furniture ‘Dumping Ground’ Gets a Master Makeover
Ashley Crites, one half of the team of Relative Renovations, described her master bedroom as “bland, gray, and the dumping ground for old furniture”—not exactly an ideal place to spend a third of your life. So when she had the opportunity to take part in the One Room Challenge, she knew exactly which room to choose.
Inspired by Brady Tolbert’s gorgeous tufted headboard, Ashley chose a deep green velvet to upholster headboard panels that span the width of the room. Foil-backed grasscloth wallpaper went up on the top portion of the wall, and helps to brighten up the space.
While she felt the room had become a “dumping ground” for furniture, there were a few pieces she wanted to keep, like her grandmother’s dresser. By mixing antique pieces with modern elements, like her light fixtures and tabletop decor, she was able to stay true to her original design which embodied the “eclectic and collected” feel, all while keeping her costs down.
Custom pillows can be a splurge, so when Ashley wasn’t able to find pillows she liked, she whipped up some luxurious cognac velvet and mudcloth custom pillows on her own, for a fraction of what she would have paid retail.
The deep green from the upholstered headboard panels is repeated on an adjacent wall, this time with paint. It brings the drama and creates a visually stunning moment with a gallery wall and unique chair that was found at a local flea market.
To see more of the makeover, visit the Relative Renovations blog. Thank you for sharing your master bedroom with us, Ashley!