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It’s been a long time coming, this room…and this post. I have already told you about this construction project, this  dresser,

this nightstand, this bed,

this headboard,

these comforters,

this frame,

this frame,

this wreath, this closet,

and these doors:


But let’s back up a bit and take this from the beginning, shall we?

This is what this room looked like when we moved into our home 3.5 years ago:

I’d say it was actually about the nicest room in the house…but was sort of awkwardly long and narrow:At first this room was our guest bedroom and the narrow nook was my sewing space. But then we decided this room could serve us better. We decided to change it up so that this side of the room was a nice, big walk-in closet (You can see lots more pictures and read about the details of this endeavor here).While we had the room stripped for that construction project, I convinced the hubby that we also needed to raise the ledge that went around the perimeter of the room. As I told you in this post, I am really not a fan of the low ledge that you often find in garden level rooms…but I DO love the look of board and batten. So we raised the ledge, added some molding, and painted it white. It sounds simple when stated in just a few sentences. In reality, it was quite a project.

But I do love it SO MUCH more. At almost eye level, it makes a perfect leaning ledge…

So this is our new Master Bedroom:With our new walk-in closet.

And a nice big king-size bed:

We are loving it.

I shared the progression of the closet side of this room a few weeks ago. Here is a quick composite outlining the major stages the bed side of the room has gone through:(The above composite skips over the in-between period in which the room was done enough to live in, but still under construction.) Here are a few snapshots of that time period, just so you know how far we’ve come.It’s a bit scary.But we made it work.And just in case you haven’t had enough with the pictures yet, here are some more!So there ya have it, our garden-level guestroom turned master suite:

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If you are new to my Big Bedroom Swap Around Project, click on the following links to get caught up:

Click here for an overview of and introduction to our project.

Check out this post about the ways we determined bedroom #1 was not really meeting our needs as our guestroom/sewing room.

Check out this post about the ways we determined bedroom #2 was not really meeting our needs as a nursery.

Check out this post about the ways we determined bedroom #3 was not really meeting our needs as our master bedroom.

Check out this post about our new plan to make bedroom #1 our master bedroom.

Check out this post about our new plan to make bedroom #2 my sewing room.

Click here to see what our needs were for the bedroom #3 and click here to find out our plans to make it a kids’ room SLASH guestroom.

Click here to see the kid’s room all painted and ready to move into.

Click here to see construction updates on the new master bedroom (bedroom #1).

Click here to see construction updates on the new walk-in closet (bedroom #1).

 Click here to see the new kids’ room (bedroom #3).

And Click here to see the Walk-In Closet in the Master Suite (bedroom #1).

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  1. Ashley @ The Latest Find says:

    Thanks so much for visiting The Latest Find, I’m following ya back! =) I love your room makeover, it looks great. I love the white board on the wall, and how it gives extra space to display pictures. Big closets are always a plus! Looking forward to more of your posts!

  2. jessie@saavysavings says:

    Hi! Thanks for stopping by! First can I just say WOW! What an AWESOME makeover! This is amazing – it really looks great! What a transformation! Love the decor – especially the blue furniture! I love color! Now following! xoxo Jessie

  3. Tracy @ Cotton Pickin Cute says:

    Hi Alisha. Thanks you for such sweet comments about my family pallet sign. Gotta love making friends and the warm feeling you get when someone reads your post and takes time to comment!

    Your room turned out amazing! You’ve got a great eye for decorating and a talented hubby. I know all about those inbetween times of remodeling, and they’re no picnic.

    Love your blog and I’m now a follower.
    Hugs…Tracy @ Cotton Pickin Cute

  4. Sally says:

    Thank you so much for your sweet comment on my blog! Your transformation is AMAZING!! I love the board & batten & the color of your dresser & nightstand too. It looks great! I’m now following your blog.

  5. Emily says:

    Oh my goodness what a fantastic transformation!! Congrats!! And thanks for the “keeping it real” shots of the process. 🙂

  6. Whitney @ The Rooster And The Hen says:

    Oh man, that is quite the project! You’ve now got a magazine bedroom that you must love! This project would be perfect for our linky party featuring “Transformations” called Repurpose-Remodel-Reveal, I know our readers would love to see it too! (It starts tomorrow- Friday, March 16th 2012 at 7:00 am and reoccures every 1st and 3rd Friday)

    -Whitney @ TheRoosterAndTheHen

  7. Barbara says:

    Stopping by from link party at Tatertots & Jello…love your new bedroom! The dresser and nightstand color are FABULOUS. The woodwork is incredible! Excellent job:)


  8. mcvick says:

    i now have bedroom envy. wow. just wow. great job! we’re also in the midst of a bedroom/master bath remodel and my husband’s gonna kill me cause now i want that ledge!

  9. Deborah says:

    What an amazing transformation! It’s beautiful. I love the board and batten ledge and I’m jealous of that gorgeous walk-in closet! Visiting from Craft Envy. Have a lovely weekend! Deborah

  10. Anne says:

    Yikes what a job!! Love the panelling look and the touches of aqua – you must be so delighted with it! It looks fabulous.


  11. gail says:

    Your room is beautiful! A lot of work, but well worth it for sure!
    I love the new look. Thanks for sharing @ catch as Catch Can.

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