It's Met Monday & Blue Monday....

Hello my friends! Welcome to "Met Monday" & "Blue Monday"!

This is my second time to participate in "Met Monday"...it has been so much fun! Hosted by our very own "hostess with the mostest"...Susan over at Between Naps on the Porch! Please do stop by her place and see her beautiful porch transformation! Also you will find a list of blogs that are participating in "Met Monday"! Ahhhh...to create and transform!!!

Whew...talk about squeezing things in...hehe! It is also "Blue Monday" hosted by Sally over at Smiling Sally! She has some beautiful blue going on over at her place and you will also find a list of participants there! Go...go...go and check it out!!!

Blue Metamorphosis in the Master Bedroom

Before beginning, let me just apologize for the very poor quality of these "before" photos...bad camera and very poor photographer (that would be me!)

In the beginning...there was decor...it was a small step, but nevertheless a step ahead! Our master bedroom has an adjoining bath that is open to the room. I know...I know...this concept has freaked alot of people out...hehe! But let me assure you, we do have a lock on the bedroom door....so if privacy is an issue for you...no problem! I used burgandy to decorate the master bedroom in the beginning. This is a photo of my first attempt at decorating our tub area. Note the white walls and terra cotta border tile.

Yet another small step forward...my "ode to decorating"! I decided to try to add a little seperation between the bedroom area and bath by adding burgandy and gold shears! I also painted the terra cotta tile border a very pretty burgandy color. One of the largest transformations to this room was the faux wall treatment that I did....an antique gold....done in a Venetian plaster effect!

This next photo was taken during the same time period...just a different view. Note the vanity!

Total rennovation...Our new blue and brown master!

I enjoyed the burgandy, olive green, and gold...but it was time for a change! So during the summer of 2007, rennovation began!

Besides changing the colors of the room to blue and brown...we updated our bathroom. We tore out the carpet and added an old looking Venetian tile to the floor....and put in a new vanity! I just love my new vanity...love the "Old World" look of it! We also added an oil rubbed bronze faucet.

As you notice, I changed the burgandy and gold shears to a plain soft gold shear...hung straight down instead of swagged. I just like the feel of the shears...not only does it offer a bit of privacy but it really softens the hard lines of the columns between the bath and bedroom area!

Just another view of the bath area....a few new accessories!

A view of the little iron shelf that I added above the toilet...

Full view of the bedroom....
New seaside blue drapes....I purchased the drapes from Penneys, they're called Panache and made of taffeta...they are some of the most beautiful drapes I've ever saw! They hang so beautifully!!! I added new bedding, also purchased from Penneys..it's a very heavy comforter and just perfect for the cold Colorado winters. It's done in a soft chocolatey brown and seaside blue.

Close-up of the new bedding

A new dresser and accessories. I also added new wall art! Oh yes, I forgot to mention that we also replace the carpet in the bedroom area...you can kind of see it in this photo.

Close-up of the new wall art. I found the pretty plaster panels at Hobby Lobby for just $4 each...on sale, of course! hehe!!! They have a touch of seaside blue on them...can you see?

I also wanted to change out the art above my bedside cabinets. I used pretty blue and brown scrapbook papers, arranged them in a frame...sooo easy and really inexpensive! I was happy with how they turned out!

and there you have it, my friends! The story of our master bed and bath "blue metamorphosis"!!!
I'm so happy that you stopped by for a visit...I love to read your comments...so talk to me...hehe!!!
Have a marvelous Monday!
Love ya'll,


Mom in High Heels said...

What a lovely, serene space. That bathtub is to die for. I like the colors. Great job.

SmilingSally said...

I do love that soft shade of teal blue. Have you checked into putting in an envelope door? That might be a solution. Thanks for sharing. Happy Blue Monday!

Bo said...

Hi Chari...I'd call this "Extreme Makeover"...it was pretty before, but this looks stunning...the colors are yummy! ;-) Bo

Unknown said...

What a lovely transformation! So warm comfy & serene!

Anonymous said...

What is a fabulous job.This looks like heaven.It really looks like a designer did it.Keep up the good work honey...Ann

Missy Wertz said...

Beautiful job on the MB and MBath! Happy Blue Monday!

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Oh Chari where do I start...this just awesome what you and Russell have done...that bathroom doesn't evn look like the same room..I love this auga blue it so spa like..one word WOW!! great job..thanks so much for sharing all your wonderful pictures with us..a BIG pat on the back girl..love ya sis..hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Anonymous said...

Hi Chari,
What a lovely, lovely makeover on your bathroom and bedroom! I really like it. So Happy Blue to you and Happy Met Monday to you!!

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Oh, you did such a nice job! I absolutely love the blue you used... what a great color! The whole thing looks so restful and pretty. I know you must be thrilled with the outcome! Thanks so much for sharing with us. I loved seeing it!

Happy Blue Monday...


Sheila :-)

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Hi Chari,
Your pics are great and I love the new look. The vanity and iron shelf are the perfect touches. Your bedroom is so serene and pretty,love that dresser too, and the scrapbook art is very clever and cute ! cindy

Cami @ Creating Myself said...

Love your color scheme & I love that vanity!

xinex said...

Your bedroom and bathroom are both gorgeous, Chari! I like what you did. The color is fabulous and that Venetian plaster wall is stunning. I like your shelves above the commode, great idea, and I like the cherub there. You are so talented...Christine

Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

Oh Chari! I love your new spaces! The paint colors and the fabrics are just gorgeous! You have transformed the master bath into a real spa! And your bedroom is so tranquil! I don't think I'd ever leave! Have a great week...Debbie

Melissa Miller said...

I love this Chari!
What a beautiful change to the softer Blues and Browns.
Your new bedding is gorgeous!
Love the way the tub views out into the room.
How unique!
I adore the Blue finial with the hanging tassels.
What a wonderful change and rooms to enjoy!

I've been meaning to join Blue Monday soon with our MB and bath as well.
The only rooms in our home I decorated in those colors.

Have a wonderful evening my friend.
~Melissa :)

Tomarie said...

Chari..what a beautiful transformation!! WOW! I actually think it's really cool that your bath area is in your bedroom...very fancy smancy hotel/spa like!! Love it!
The colors you chose are gorgeous! Great job! L~

akawest said...

You have a lovely style of decorating...very inviting. Thanks for sharing.

Anonymous said...

Happy Blue and Met monday! You have done a great job of updating! The color choices are so appealing.

Kathy b

Salmagundi said...

Loved your new linens and curtains - so elegant!! Have a good week. Sally

Michelle, All Home and Love said...

What a gorgeous space. I think it looks fantastic!

Nanna said...

Great job! the colors are beautiful! Happy Blue Monday!

Kat said...

This is gorgeous. You did a fabulous job in here. Great colors and textures, and I love the bedding. Kathy

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Oh Chari.. your make over is fantastic!! I enjoyed seeing the pictures of your master bedroom once again.. hadn't seen the master bath area. it is truly lovely. How's your other project coming along? Hope you're doing well my friend.. hugs ~lynne~

Anonymous said...

Hi Chari
Happy Belated MET & BLue Monday
WOW is all I can say. I LOVE the sheers that surround the bath now. You did a great job.
That was Extreme for sure.
Love Claudie

janet said...

wow, wow wow, what a beautiful space, thankyou so much for sharing...absolutely beautiful

Designs on 47th Street said...

Lordy Mercy! What a great job you did! It's just perfect. You are GOOD!

I especially love the wall treatment and your new vanity. How clever to put the sheers around your tub.


Terrie's Lil' Piece of Serenity said...

Chari, I love the transformation. Browns and blues are my new favorite colors. I really would love to redo our bedroom & masterbath. You did such a great job. Thank-you for the wonderful inspiration. You are so talented. I love what you did with the scrapbook paper. Your bedding is beautiful. And I love.. the drapes. Hugs, Terrie

lvroftiques said...

Oh Chari it looks beautiful!! You did a fabulous job!! I will never share my master bathroom! It is a builders special from the get go! Seriously needs a major transformation and before I touch the mess, I'm coming to get help from you! It's all so wonderfully romantic! *winks*

Sharing with Sherri said...

Awesome transformation on your bathroom!! So elegant and current!!
Beautiful bedding ensemble too!!
You have excellent taste!