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A picture of our master bedroom headboard and our nightstand.

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Building Our Master Bedroom Headboard

Building our master bedroom headboard couldn’t have been easier and it’s made such a huge difference for our bedroom. I’m sharing my easy tutorial below. We’ve been slowly making progress in our master bedroom. I shared the budget design plan several months ago, and then the last update I shared was our night stand makeover […]

Building our master bedroom headboard couldn’t have been easier and it’s made such a huge difference for our bedroom. I’m sharing my easy tutorial below. We’ve been slowly making progress in our master bedroom. I shared the budget design plan several months ago, and then the last update I shared was our night stand makeover […]

A picture showing the budget master bedroom makeover plan.

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Master Bedroom Budget Makeover Plan

Is your bedroom lacking some style? Ours too! Below I’m sharing our master bedroom budget makeover plan that includes several affordable options to create a space we love!  We’ve been hitting our 2021 house goals hard these last couple of weeks with hopes we can knock several lingering items off of our to do list. […]

Is your bedroom lacking some style? Ours too! Below I’m sharing our master bedroom budget makeover plan that includes several affordable options to create a space we love!  We’ve been hitting our 2021 house goals hard these last couple of weeks with hopes we can knock several lingering items off of our to do list. […]

Four Reasons We Chose Carpet For Our Bedrooms by The Wood Grain Cottage

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Four Reasons We Chose Carpet For Our Bedrooms

Since I recently shared the tutorial for installing our laminate flooring throughout the house, I wanted to also share the four reasons we chose carpet for our bedrooms rather than installing the laminate floors. To be honest, we thought long and hard about installing the laminate in our bedrooms as well, but in the end, […]

Since I recently shared the tutorial for installing our laminate flooring throughout the house, I wanted to also share the four reasons we chose carpet for our bedrooms rather than installing the laminate floors. To be honest, we thought long and hard about installing the laminate in our bedrooms as well, but in the end, […]

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Guest Bedroom Headboard Makeover

The guest bedroom is moving along, which is so nice to see since the room sat as a complete danger (aka, junk) zone for months… When I decided to give this room a much needed refresh, one of the elements I knew I wanted to keep, was the headboard. I originally made it 10 plus […]

The guest bedroom is moving along, which is so nice to see since the room sat as a complete danger (aka, junk) zone for months… When I decided to give this room a much needed refresh, one of the elements I knew I wanted to keep, was the headboard. I originally made it 10 plus […]

Guest Bedroom Dresser Makeover by The Wood Grain Cottage

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Guest Bedroom Dresser Makeover

There’s nothing quite like having overnight guests coming to give you that needed push to get your guest room in shape… that’s right, my cousins came to stay with us for a night, and it completely motivated me to get the guest room to a state where it could actually function as a guest room! […]

There’s nothing quite like having overnight guests coming to give you that needed push to get your guest room in shape… that’s right, my cousins came to stay with us for a night, and it completely motivated me to get the guest room to a state where it could actually function as a guest room! […]

Painted Guest Bedroom Wall by The Wood Grain Cottage

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Painted Guest Bedroom Wall

Well, I finally painted the guest bedroom wall. I knew it would probably be a little bit tricky since I was going from a white plank wall to a dark black/green wall… and I was right. This was one of the more time consuming walls I’ve painted lately, but it was worth the extra time! […]

Well, I finally painted the guest bedroom wall. I knew it would probably be a little bit tricky since I was going from a white plank wall to a dark black/green wall… and I was right. This was one of the more time consuming walls I’ve painted lately, but it was worth the extra time! […]

Guest Room Plan by The Wood Grain Cottage

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Guest Room Plan

With the office almost done (we only have a few things left to do!), I’m starting to turn my attention to our guest room. And I have to say, I am pretty excited about this room… I think it has something to do with the fact that our last guest room pretty much just stored […]

With the office almost done (we only have a few things left to do!), I’m starting to turn my attention to our guest room. And I have to say, I am pretty excited about this room… I think it has something to do with the fact that our last guest room pretty much just stored […]

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Master Bedroom Dresser Night Stand

Bedrooms need storage, and there’s no better way to add that than by converting a dresser into a night stand. It offers more storage space, all while giving the flexibility of size, shape, and form to match your decor style. See how I transformed our master bedroom dresser into a night stand… One thing I’ve […]

Bedrooms need storage, and there’s no better way to add that than by converting a dresser into a night stand. It offers more storage space, all while giving the flexibility of size, shape, and form to match your decor style. See how I transformed our master bedroom dresser into a night stand… One thing I’ve […]

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Bedroom Night Stand Makeover

Before I gave this bedroom night stand a makeover, it was dark, dated and a little depressed. See how the power of paint and a little bit of hard work transformed this beautiful night stand! I’m slowly working on our master bedroom. It’s always been the room that “collects” things. If I don’t know where […]

Before I gave this bedroom night stand a makeover, it was dark, dated and a little depressed. See how the power of paint and a little bit of hard work transformed this beautiful night stand! I’m slowly working on our master bedroom. It’s always been the room that “collects” things. If I don’t know where […]

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Easy DIY Ruffled Bed Skirt

Slowly, project by project, our master bedroom is making small strides. Getting this room in shape is on my project goal list for the year and it’s one room that really needs it. I have no idea why it seems to “collect” the miscellaneous decor items, but it does. And every time it collects a […]

Slowly, project by project, our master bedroom is making small strides. Getting this room in shape is on my project goal list for the year and it’s one room that really needs it. I have no idea why it seems to “collect” the miscellaneous decor items, but it does. And every time it collects a […]

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Thrift Store Headboard & Footboard

I seriously cannot contain my excitement for my latest thrift store find…. Eeee! On a spur of the moment decision, I stopped by our local thrift store. I scoped out the downstairs and then made my way upstairs (YES, our thrift store does have 2 floors… AND I live in a small town…?!). I had […]

I seriously cannot contain my excitement for my latest thrift store find…. Eeee! On a spur of the moment decision, I stopped by our local thrift store. I scoped out the downstairs and then made my way upstairs (YES, our thrift store does have 2 floors… AND I live in a small town…?!). I had […]

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Master Bedroom Curtains

Our house is basically curtain-less. Yes, we do have bamboo blinds, but they’re a bit see through… My husband thought I was insane, literally, when we got them in the mail. He wanted me to send them back, but I couldn’t. I had to give them a chance… They have really grown on me. Some […]

Our house is basically curtain-less. Yes, we do have bamboo blinds, but they’re a bit see through… My husband thought I was insane, literally, when we got them in the mail. He wanted me to send them back, but I couldn’t. I had to give them a chance… They have really grown on me. Some […]

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Master Bedroom Progress: Part 1

If you’ll notice, I have deemed the master bedroom a series. This would be Part 1. Yes, we have made some progress. Lots of it really, but there’s still so much to do! I’m not going to get overwhelmed, I’m not going to get overwhelmed. 🙂 I’m a big believer in white bedding. It’s so […]

If you’ll notice, I have deemed the master bedroom a series. This would be Part 1. Yes, we have made some progress. Lots of it really, but there’s still so much to do! I’m not going to get overwhelmed, I’m not going to get overwhelmed. 🙂 I’m a big believer in white bedding. It’s so […]

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Style Board Series: Master Closet

I’m pretty sure that I have closet envy. Yes, it’s possible. And yes, it’s serious. Right now the hubby and I share a small closet. He has half and I have half. Or he has a 1/3 and I have the rest. Whatever. However you look at it, we’ve crammed that baby full and the […]

I’m pretty sure that I have closet envy. Yes, it’s possible. And yes, it’s serious. Right now the hubby and I share a small closet. He has half and I have half. Or he has a 1/3 and I have the rest. Whatever. However you look at it, we’ve crammed that baby full and the […]

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Style Board Series- Master Bedroom

Heya!! Happy Friday to everyone and welcome to another post in the Home Inspiration Style Board Series! Last week we talked about the design for my future office (which I’m still loving, but have thought of more ideas) and today the focus is all about the master bedroom. These days it’s all about a soothing […]

Heya!! Happy Friday to everyone and welcome to another post in the Home Inspiration Style Board Series! Last week we talked about the design for my future office (which I’m still loving, but have thought of more ideas) and today the focus is all about the master bedroom. These days it’s all about a soothing […]

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