Master bedroom makeover in the 1740 saltbox.
We’ve lived in this house for one year now and the master bedroom makeover is complete.
This before picture is taken from the MLS listing posted online and is exactly how the room was when we saw the house for the first time.
And now. I guess I like things simple.
The matching nightstands (with missing vertical side moulding) are from a friend and date back to 1850.
The mirrors above are inexpensive beveled rectangles with a wreath of greenery in front hung by burlap.
The full length wall mirror framed in wood is a DIY project, details here. The door on the right leads into the dining room.
Having all these mirrors brings a lot of light into the room.
There is a working fireplace although we have yet to make a fire in our bedroom. The fireplace is one of the 3 which all lead to a center chimney.
The door on the right leads to the front foyer and living room.
And this view above is from the dining room looking into the bedroom.
Below are a few other rooms I’ve made over so far in our home:
Dining room with exposed wood beams.
Cassie @ Primitive & Proper says
looks amazing so far!!! i especially love your kitchen! 🙂 but the bedroom is amazing, too!
the cape on the corner says
that mls listing is insane! good thing you were able to look past it.
Jen Woodhouse says
ACK! So gorgeous! I love how light and bright everything is!
Susan @ SunflowerHugs says
Your makeover is like a breath of fresh air. I love everything in it!
I just love your house so much.
I just love your house so much.
Kim @ NewlyWoodwards says
Talk about a transformation! Your room is gorgeous!
Our Pinteresting Family says
This is a beautiful transformation. The bed you build is just perfect in the space.
- Brittany aka Pretty Handy Girl says
I am in love with your bedroom! Actually, I love your entire home!!! The wood beams, and rustic doors. Your simple style really lets the architectural features of your home shine through.
BlueClearSky Elizabeth says
Your home has a lot of character that can not be found in newer homes like ours. I really like how you updated it and yet kept the simplicity of the era.
What a makeover! And what a beautiful room with so much character, LOVE the fireplace! And love the bed, beautiful! I've been reading through your blog and loving it, I'm your newest follower! 🙂
Cat W says
That before was so busy! I like your makeover much better. Love the whole feel of your house. Thanks for all the inspiration!
Jacqui Vienneau says
Hello Jamie! I just discovered you by google searching exposing wood beams in an antique house. Everything you do is really beautiful!
We just removed the living room ceiling in our 1723 home and are now in the process of adding sheet rock in between joists. Getting a lot of information on how to from your site. Thank you!
Would you share your paint color (walls and trim) in your master bedroom please? Would love to use them in the living room. Thank you – Jacqui
Hi Jacqui, great to hear from a fellow old home owner. Exposing the beams is no small task but I’m so so glad I did it (most recently here in case you missed it: https://jaimecostiglio.com/ceiling-makeover-exposed-wood-beams/
The paint colors in the master bedroom are Benjamin Moore: walls are simply white, trim is London fog