master bedroom makeover

I wasn’t sure whether to title this post Master Bedroom Makeover….

….or Rapunzel let down your long hair.

When I was little I used to pretend I was a princess in a castle.

Take your pick.

Sleeping Beauty.

Snow White.


Or my personal favorite…..the queen of the castle with her long cascading locks….


master bedroom wooden sign

My first thought was that I wanted a bed with curtains.

Actually my first thought was, “Should I paint the room dark navy and purchase red tartan bedding?”

But the curtain idea changed all that.

master bedroom

I needed inexpensive curtains, so I went with drop cloths.

Straight from the aisle of the home improvement store.

Simple and neutral and if you squint they look like linen.

I hung them from the top of the bed on clip-on rings….

…..and started braiding my hair.

master bedroom seating area

I kept the rest of the bedding simple.

White and khaki with a down comforter and a duvet cover from IKEA.

And I added a few spring touches here and there.

master bedroom scrabble tiles

master bedroom armoire

Little bits of green and scrabble tiles and lots of white dishes.

I kept the seagrass rug that I’ve had for over four years.

And the gray painted armoire.

master bedroom sign

master bedroom refresh

But the best part?

It’s perfection.

Almost as wonderful as being a golden braided hair princess in my new castle. 🙂

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  1. Image for Pam Pam

    A beautiful room! My drop cloths have portions that have been added to make them wider. Do you have a source that doesn't do that or do you just work around that seam? I enjoy your blog, it makes me smile.

    1. Image for Mah Mah

      Hey Pam, almost any of the drop clothes over 6x9 will have a seam, sometime they will too. I find the best ones at Walmart and sometime Lowes. Also if you wash and bleach them they not only look like linen but feel like it too.

        1. Image for MaryS MaryS

          I buy from Lowe's and Home Depot as well. Do NOT get them from Harbor Freight. They are not as heavy. I buy the 4 x 6 size (at least I thing that's the size) and the package says they are 8 oz. Have had good luck with them.

      1. Image for MaryS MaryS

        I've made quite a few things from drop cloth including slip covers for sofas. I ALWAYS wash and dry prior to sewing. Bleach?? Do you use Clorox or another type of color fast bleach such as OxiClean?? Thanks..

    1. Image for Thistle Wood Thistle Wood

      I wish I would have done that! It probably would have made them softer. :) I'm always in too much of a I just hung up the curtains and sprayed them with Downy Wrinkle release. :)

      1. Image for Colleen@LilacDriveDesigns Colleen@LilacDriveDesigns

        The bed looks great! Washing them is tricky...they like to shrivel up. I've worked with drop cloths a lot! If you have a couple of hours (seriously) to spend ironing them on high heat with some spray starch, go for it...otherwise, I'd stick with not washing them until you absolutely must...speaking from experience here :) I've even tried to steam them with little success. I've dyed them, painted them, cut them, you name it. HomeTalk even asked me to put together a drop cloth inspiration board which they featured. I love using unexpected fabrics like drop cloths or table cloths. Right now I have table cloths for curtains in the living room and they look great :)

  2. Image for Terri Terri

    Gorgeous make over..... Love the dropcloth curtains... No sew at all??????? Also see a little "Jo Jo Gaines" I think... the ..."Let Whatever You Do Today...." Is that a Waco Tx. item by chance??? lolol!! ( I am actually in need of a new mattress set in my bedroom .... thank you for sharing about this one!!!) I hate shopping for these type of things.... :)

  3. Image for Nan, Odessa, DE Nan, Odessa, DE

    We need a DETAILED tutorial on the drop cloth drapes, please. Brand of drop cloth, sizing, preparation of drop cloth, care of drapes using drop cloths. Does drop cloth come in colors? Has any one dyed them? Added trim? Lovely room, so restful!

  4. Image for Patricia Patricia

    I've seen drop cloth curtains used outside on porches to protect from weather but inside? Must know more! I second or third or whatever the tutorial request...

  5. Image for barb barb

    Beautiful master bedroom. The bed curtains reminded me of when I was a little girl wishing I had long hair... Once a year my mother washed the window shears, you know the ones. I would drape those over my head using a clothes pin attached to my short hair and pretend I had long hair, just like Cinderella. I WAS Cinderella for a glorious day :)

  6. Image for Barbara Bussey Barbara Bussey

    I need a detailed tutorial on how to get out of bed and over to the gym! The room looks wonderful, without a doubt.

  7. Image for Kathleen Kathleen

    Me, too, on the tutorial requests! Drop cloths used to be so HEAVY ... ?!? are they a little less so now? I can't imagine getting what I had "way long ago" up on those rods! I used it for stretching really large painting canvases. That aside, this room is GORGEOUS! Love the signs, and the soothing color ... everything! p.s. Wake me when it's time for the Blue Apron, please?!

  8. Image for Shelley @ Calypso in the Country Shelley @ Calypso in the Country

    I always loved The Princess and the Pea.... Your room looks beautiful So soft and relaxing. When we got my son a new bed a couple years ago, we also bought him the Beautyrest. SO comfortable and my husband has been saying that we need to replace our mattress with one. You will love it. Shelley

  9. Image for Peggy Peggy

    You are so full of awesomeness! Loving the bed! I may have to get you to come and help me as I am thinking drop cloth curtains in my bedroom. We will see. Until then I will drool over your bedroom.

  10. Image for Kathleen Kathleen

    Thanks, Colleen! I will definitely have to revisit drop cloths! KariAnne ~ I'm so enchanted with this makeover! I thought when you were wondering about your floors that this entire room could not get any better, but you always amaze me: I'll never think "never" again!!! (TeeHee!) And, we're also ready for a new mattress set ... so your recommendation is very timely and much appreciated. It's just not a really fun thing to buy, and easy to delay ... so we have! Maybe this is our prompt!

  11. Image for Jane Jane

    This looks fabulous...I wash my drop cloths about 5 times and use a lot of fabric softener...they are like butter! And no wrinkles. We need a mattress sooooo badly. My daughter, the interior designer I am always bragging about, says that mattresses need to be replaced every nine years. Ha!! Yours is so pretty, I wouldn't be embarrassed to have someone see the bed unmade! :) Jane xxx

  12. Image for Allie Allie

    This is beautiful! I don't know if I love the laser cut sign or monogrammed pillows more! My fiancé and I are moving into a new home soon. I'll have to save some of these ideas!

  13. Image for Sharon - Her Organized Chaos Sharon - Her Organized Chaos

    What a gorgeous room! All the little touches make it perfect. I really love the curtains around the bed. It adds more depth to the room. I would love if you shared this at Totally Terrific Tuesday this week. Thanks for sharing. Sharon

  14. Image for Missy McClendon Missy McClendon

    I was wanting to know where you got the painted sign with the song about hoping you dance? I've been wanting that song on something in my home. Your room and home are so beautiful!!! Missy

  15. Image for Kelsey Kelsey

    Gorgeous!! We are in the process of redoing our master bedroom and I went navy. We have a yellow, navy and gray color pallet. I love how the drop cloth curtains turned out - I would have never guessed!

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