Neutral Bedroom REVEAL – Lowe’s Fall Makeover

Bridget & CaseyOctober 6, 2016 Comments

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Well the day if FINALLY here! It’s time to showcase the big reveal of our Fall Makeover with Lowe’s Home Improvement. We have so much to chat about with you guys. We want to dive into the busy day, all of the DIY projects, our favorite parts of the space, etc. But that’s A LOT of info, and we know you guys just want to see the space already.

diy-playbook-lowes-makeover-progress-volunteersSo today we’re going to show you a ton of pictures of this gorgeous new space (there are A LOT!), as well as a source list for all of the main products we used. Then we’ll break down all of the details into more posts over the course of October. Sound like a plan?

Before we get started, let’s bring you up to speed on the Lowe’s Fall Makeover series.

Let’s Review

Back in August, we took submissions from homeowners all over the Chicagoland area to receive a room makeover from Lowe’s Home Improvement. We read through dozens of submissions, and decided to go with a newlywed couple who live in Homer Glen, IL. Lowes_Fall_Makeover_BEFORE_April_Mike_Bedroom

Over the past few years, Mike & April have each endured lots of loss in their family and these newlyweds were in need of some joy and happiness. As new homeowners, they were overwhelmed by the task of creating a home that reflects their style, so their master bedroom space was neglected.

lowes-fall-makeover-mood-board.14 PMAfter meeting with this adorable couple, we came up with a gameplan to transform their dark bedroom into a calming & bright oasis.

If you want to dive even deeper, be sure to give these posts a read.

Now let’s get to the good stuff…

Before & After – Master Bedroom bedroom-lowes-makeover-beforelowes-makeover-bedroom-revealbefore-bedroom-loweslowes-makeover-bedroom-reveal-bed-closet-doorsbedroom-lowes-makeover-beforelowes-makeover-bedroom-reveal-wide-bedbedroom-lowes-makeover-beforelowes-makeover-bedroom-reveal-wide-window

Pretty darn dramatic, right?! It’s so much brighter and feels so much bigger.

I think it’s safe to say we have some very happy homeowners on our hands!

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We revealed the new room to April & Mike last Sunday morning. They both helped out on the big makeover day, but we didn’t let them in the room as we started bringing all of the final pieces into the space. They slept in their spare bedroom Saturday night, so Sunday morning was officially a surprise reveal of their new master bedroom.

When we opened the door to their new space, they were OVERWHELMED! For 2 who are normally very chatty, they were both pretty speechless. Ha! We took that as a good sign.

The Bedroom Details

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To make the room feel brighter, we removed all of their old window treatments and replaced them with filtered bamboo shades. We also added blackout curtains and a simple black rod to one of the windows (following the steps from this post). Since April often works night shifts, she wanted to be able to sleep during the day in this bright room. So those blackout curtains will definitely come in handy!lowes-makeover-bedroom-reveal-curtains-window-benchAnd doesn’t the window seem huge now? We brought the rod about 8 inches outside of the window frame, and 2 inches down from the ceiling. That makes the window appear way bigger than it is!

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One of our favorite items in the room is the new sleek ceiling fan from Lowes.comlowes-makeover-bedroom-reveal-fanWe were shocked at how much we loved this contemporary piece! It emits light, keeps the bedroom cool, and adds some major style to this space. Mike & April were happy to see their outdated fan gone forever. lowes-makeover-bedroom-reveal-pillows-headboard

Okay let’s chat about this bed. It’s a stunner. Their bed used to just sit on the floor on top of the box spring, and these newlyweds were excited for a “grown-up” bed. This tufted bed from ATGStores.com fit the bill perfectly. We love the gray color and are obsessed with the footboard and the duvet tucked in all neatly. lowes-makeover-bedroom-reveal-bed-nightstand-verticallowes-makeover-bedroom-reveal-casey-pillolowes-makeover-bedroom-reveal-black-white-lumbar-pillow

Fluffy pillows help bring the bed together and added some pattern to the all white duvet.

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Onto our fauxdenza…lowes-makeover-bedroom-reveal-fauxdenza-tv-plant

Didn’t it turn out dreamy?! We used kitchen cabinets from Lowe’s and we stained plywood for the tops and sides to give it a finished look. Using the same steps from this post, it turned out beautifully. This piece provides plenty of storage for the homeowners, without taking up a ton of real estate in this space. lowes-makeover-bedroom-reveal-fauxdenza-hardware-brass

Plus, the brass hardware really elevates this piece and makes it even more high-end. lowes-makeover-bedroom-reveal-frame

And the top of the fauxdenza provides room for meaningful accessories, like this framed photo of April & Mike on their beloved scooters. lowes-makeover-bedroom-reveal-plant-pot-fauxdenza

Plus a plant (in a cool planter) to add some life to the room. lowes-makeover-bedroom-reveal-closet-bench-fauxdenza

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The small blank wall between the closet & fauxdenza was just begging for something extra. We added a bench, sheepskin (which Mike referred to as a “pelt.” hahaha!), and brass mirror to this little area.

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And we absolutely love how the round mirror reflects the gorgeous gallery wall above the bed.

Which brings us to that…

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Honestly, we were a little hesitant to add the gallery wall over the bed. We just didn’t know if it would feel too crammed over the high headboard.

But after putting it up there with craft paper, we decided to go for it and hang the art. We are so happy that we did!

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More about the art coming to a blog post soon, but we’re obsessed with the variety of art and frames above the gorgeous bed. lowes-makeover-bedroom-reveal-vertical-nighstand-lamplowes-makeover-bedroom-reveal-candle
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As you guys know we love adding personalized items to every home, so a room can really tell the story of the homeowners. Mike’s sister provided us with these hardcover books that used to belong to Mike’s dad. We put them on his nightstand so he’ll have a little piece of his dad close by. lowes-makeover-bedroom-reveal-jewelry-watch

We also added Mike’s Dad’s watch to the nightstand tray. It was so wonderful to see Mike’s reaction as he noticed all of these small touches in the space. He truly was blown away, and we tear up just thinking about it.

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Since the couple already had new carpet in the room, we just added some pattern with a large ruglowes-makeover-bedroom-reveal-bed-closet

And last but not least, we need to discuss one of the biggest DIY projects of the day. The new closet doors!lowes-makeover-bedroom-reveal-closet-door-straight-view

We used their existing bifold doors (which were incredibly dark & outdated), and gave them a fresh look with lattice, white paint, and sleek black handleslowes-makeover-bedroom-reveal-closet-door-hardware

We will dive into the step-by-step for this DIY project really soon, but let’s just say it’s an easy (but tedious) project that we’re planning to do more of in our own homes!

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Master Bedroom – Shop the Look

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THANK YOU!

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There’s no way this room would have come together without the help of our family & friends, and our hardworking group of volunteers from Lowe’s Home Improvement. They were all rock stars and dedicated their Saturday to help us get the job done. We’ll go into more details about the crazy day of DIY tomorrow on the blog.

lowes-makeover-bedroom-reveal-homeowners-diyplaybookBut until then, consider us very happy girls with 2 very happy homeowners!Bridget and Casey Signature

Still to Come with the Lowe’s Home Makeover…

Wait there’s more!! Be sure to tune in over the next few week’s for even more scoop on this new space including:

  • Behind the Scenes of Makeover Day (tomorrow!)
  • Closet Door DIY
  • Gallery Wall Info
  • Plus….2 VIDEOS showcasing the entire project! lowes-makeover-bedroom-reveal-mike-april

 

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  • shawnna griffin

    hey girls great job! The room looks so good! Love all the white!

    • Thanks so much Shawnna! We’re really happy with it.

  • shawnna griffin

    hey girls great job! The room looks so good! Love all the white!

    • Thanks so much Shawnna! We’re really happy with it.

  • Austin Schneider

    Incredible!!! Y’all did an amazing job. Also, great to know it’s possible to get white blackout curtains! I want white curtains desperately but my boyfriend prefers curtains that can cut down on the light and heat. Never thought I could find both!

    • Thank you so much Austin! Casey made her white curtains black outs and she LOVES them so we knew it was possible and could totally work in this space. PLUS — no sewing is always a perk in our playbook. 😉

  • Austin Schneider

    Incredible!!! Y’all did an amazing job. Also, great to know it’s possible to get white blackout curtains! I want white curtains desperately but my boyfriend prefers curtains that can cut down on the light and heat. Never thought I could find both!

    • Thank you so much Austin! Casey made her white curtains black outs and she LOVES them so we knew it was possible and could totally work in this space. PLUS — no sewing is always a perk in our playbook. 😉

  • Emily Dunham

    This looks amazing! I love what you did with the cabinets under the TV. That bench is the perfect little touch – just really turned out so well!

    • Thanks Erin! The cabinets were so cost effective and really saved a lot of space! Plus, they came already built…. which was a huge plus!

  • Emily Dunham

    This looks amazing! I love what you did with the cabinets under the TV. That bench is the perfect little touch – just really turned out so well!

    • Thanks Erin! The cabinets were so cost effective and really saved a lot of space! Plus, they came already built…. which was a huge plus!

  • Erin

    i totally dig the FAN! MAYBE that’ll go in our bedroom (we have low ceilings in there) but it looks good that i could deal.

    You guys really outdid yourselves. added all the perfect touches!

    • We thought the same thing! So many people throughout the day could not stop talking about the fan — it’s just so gorgeous! Plus, it works on a remote control so you could control it from bed, which was another hidden perk! Thanks Erin!!

  • Erin

    i totally dig the FAN! MAYBE that’ll go in our bedroom (we have low ceilings in there) but it looks good that i could deal.

    You guys really outdid yourselves. added all the perfect touches!

    • We thought the same thing! So many people throughout the day could not stop talking about the fan — it’s just so gorgeous! Plus, it works on a remote control so you could control it from bed, which was another hidden perk! Thanks Erin!!

  • Whitney Regeth

    Oh my gosh!!! It’s beautiful! The room looks so much bigger! I’m obsessed with the fauxdenza. Great job ladies!

    • Thanks Whitney! We could NOT believe how much bigger the space felt after we painted the walls + trim. It quickly reminded us of the crazy power of paint. =)

  • Whitney Regeth

    Oh my gosh!!! It’s beautiful! The room looks so much bigger! I’m obsessed with the fauxdenza. Great job ladies!

    • Thanks Whitney! We could NOT believe how much bigger the space felt after we painted the walls + trim. It quickly reminded us of the crazy power of paint. =)

  • It looks SO AMAZING!!! Way to go girls 🙂

    • Awww, thanks SO much Gretchen!! You are too kind!!

  • It looks SO AMAZING!!! Way to go girls 🙂

    • Awww, thanks SO much Gretchen!! You are too kind!!

  • Kristen Ayotte

    The room looks amazing, I can’t even pick a favorite part! You gals did a wonderful job and I’m sure it was great to be able to help a deserving couple.

    • Thanks Kristen!! We are so grateful for the opportunity to “pay it forward”, especially with DIY & home decor!! =)

  • Kristen Ayotte

    The room looks amazing, I can’t even pick a favorite part! You gals did a wonderful job and I’m sure it was great to be able to help a deserving couple.

    • Thanks Kristen!! We are so grateful for the opportunity to “pay it forward”, especially with DIY & home decor!! =)

  • Monica

    You guys did SUCH a good job on this room! It’s light and bright, but still super cozy and warm! I love the fauxdenza and literally wrote it on my “must try DIY” list (it’s a real thing). Can’t wait to see the videos! Awesome work ladies!! -Mon

    • haha we need a must try DIY list! That sounds like a good list to have. haha.

      Thanks for the support Monica!

  • Monica

    You guys did SUCH a good job on this room! It’s light and bright, but still super cozy and warm! I love the fauxdenza and literally wrote it on my “must try DIY” list (it’s a real thing). Can’t wait to see the videos! Awesome work ladies!! -Mon

    • haha we need a must try DIY list! That sounds like a good list to have. haha.

      Thanks for the support Monica!

  • What a BEAUTIFUL space!!! It looks like a calm oasis.

    • Thanks Elise! It really is! It took a lot for us to not hop on the bed and take a nap when we were finished. ha!

  • What a BEAUTIFUL space!!! It looks like a calm oasis.

    • Thanks Elise! It really is! It took a lot for us to not hop on the bed and take a nap when we were finished. ha!

  • Danae | Made2MakeBlog

    Love how it turned out! Would you mind sharing where the curtains are from?

  • Danae | Made2MakeBlog

    Love how it turned out! Would you mind sharing where the curtains are from?

  • Summer Hogan

    It looks incredible ladies!!! I love the fauxdenza and all the soothing colors! Great job!

  • Summer Hogan

    It looks incredible ladies!!! I love the fauxdenza and all the soothing colors! Great job!

  • This is beautiful!! You girls did such a wonderful job!! Come do mine next?? =)

  • This is beautiful!! You girls did such a wonderful job!! Come do mine next?? =)

  • Trang

    Was it more cost effective to do the fauxdenza using the wall cabinets or the ones you used from Ikea? Did you mount it the same way you did for your guest room Casey?

    • It was about the same actually, as these kitchen cabinets from Lowes are about the same price as the Ikea ones. But I will say, we didn’t have to put the Lowes ones together (so that was a perk!)

      With the Ikea ones it comes with a large metal rod that you mount into the studs, and then you hook the cabinets onto that. For these ones we just screwed directly through the back of the kitchen cabinet and into the studs.

      Does that make sense?

    • Trang

      Yes, that makes sense. I actually went out at lunch time and bought a white wall cabinet at Lowes (on sale – cha-ching!), 4 taper table legs, and ordered the same brass door pulls from this makeover to make a mid-century side bar drawer to store my bourbon and alcohol collection. My new tiny house has very little space and so 1 wall cabinet is all the space I have. I am scared to mount stuff to the old walls of this house because I’ve found that it really doesn’t have studs, but rather concrete with firing strips behind the plaster walls!

    • That sounds amazing! You’re gonna love the brass pulls, they’re gorgeous in person!

  • Trang

    Was it more cost effective to do the fauxdenza using the wall cabinets or the ones you used from Ikea? Did you mount it the same way you did for your guest room Casey?

    • It was about the same actually, as these kitchen cabinets from Lowes are about the same price as the Ikea ones. But I will say, we didn’t have to put the Lowes ones together (so that was a perk!)

      With the Ikea ones it comes with a large metal rod that you mount into the studs, and then you hook the cabinets onto that. For these ones we just screwed directly through the back of the kitchen cabinet and into the studs.

      Does that make sense?

    • Trang

      Yes, that makes sense. I actually went out at lunch time and bought a white wall cabinet at Lowes (on sale – cha-ching!), 4 taper table legs, and ordered the same brass door pulls from this makeover to make a mid-century side bar drawer to store my bourbon and alcohol collection. My new tiny house has very little space and so 1 wall cabinet is all the space I have. I am scared to mount stuff to the old walls of this house because I’ve found that it really doesn’t have studs, but rather concrete with firing strips behind the plaster walls!

    • That sounds amazing! You’re gonna love the brass pulls, they’re gorgeous in person!

  • Kara D

    Fabulous! I think I am stealing your mood board for my room! Those closet doors are genius and I am salivating for your plans! There’s nothing in here that I don’t like… I heart-eyes the fan, the colors, the plant, the curtains, the “pelted” bench, the nightstands.

    I also really like how you did the “shop the look” with the hover numbers and information that pops up! Neat! Very creatively done!

    • So happy you like it Kara! We love the closet doors too and are planning to do them in our own homes!

  • Kara D

    Fabulous! I think I am stealing your mood board for my room! Those closet doors are genius and I am salivating for your plans! There’s nothing in here that I don’t like… I heart-eyes the fan, the colors, the plant, the curtains, the “pelted” bench, the nightstands.

    I also really like how you did the “shop the look” with the hover numbers and information that pops up! Neat! Very creatively done!

    • So happy you like it Kara! We love the closet doors too and are planning to do them in our own homes!

  • Teri Cosgrove

    Can you do a post about installing outside mount blinds? How to measure, where to mount, etc? Thanks!

    • That’s SO funny that you ask because we JUST got done writing one because so many people commented on how much bigger the window looks. It is scheduled for November 3rd!! =) Thanks for the suggestion, Teri!

  • Teri Cosgrove

    Can you do a post about installing outside mount blinds? How to measure, where to mount, etc? Thanks!

    • That’s SO funny that you ask because we JUST got done writing one because so many people commented on how much bigger the window looks. It is scheduled for November 3rd!! =) Thanks for the suggestion, Teri!

  • Niki

    What color is on the walls?

  • Thanks for sharing your thoughts, Sam! It may be hard to believe but that bed is actually the same king size mattresses as before the makeover, we just added a upholstered headboard and bed frame to their existing bed. Crazy, right?!