Master Bedroom Faux Molding Makeover


Happy Friday to you all!  Thanks for being patient with me.  I piled my husband, adult children, and two dogs (fed them Benadryl first) into the car for a four hour trip to see Matt’s first baby niece.  It was glorious!  What a beautiful baby.  But… I’m really tired today.  Zombie status.  I’d be the first one Michonne would slice to pieces.

Just a quick recap for all our new friends:  I had a really ugly mismatched master bedroom.  I had a budget the size of Danny DeVito.

She looked like a 4 year old trying to dress herself:


I knew the only thing I had in the budget was new paint and new bedding.  Everything else had to stay the same.  This was my vision.


 And here is the official reveal!  We still plan getting junky night stands and dresser to refinish (our current set is on loan from Gina), and hanging pendant lights.  (And of course I still detest the blue carpet.)  But can you believe your eyes?  New paint and bedding.  That’s IT.  It’s like the ending of an episode of What Not to Wear.

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When I was little my mom would pay me $0.10 for each pillow case I ironed.  Clearly I only work for paper, because I haven’t ironed a pillow case since.  So please excuse the creases in them.  We bought all of our bedding on Black Friday.  The sheets are from IKEA.  They are the EMMIE SPETS.  (20% off!)  I love the detail knit work  and the buttons.  It adds a great texture.  And the sheets are soft to sleep in too.  

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And would any post be complete without a heart-melting pictures of the brothers sleeping?  I submit to you, that it would not.

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The duvet cover and grey pillow shams are from West Elm.  It’s called the Organic Pintuck.  And according to the nice sales lady, it’s their most popular duvet cover.  And for good reason!  We also bought this on Black Friday for 10% off.

The throw is from IKEA.  It’s the gurli throw, which is ironic, since Aaron picked it out.  It should be called the manli throw.

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The bench is CRYING LOUD for a make over.  It needs to be reupholstered.  Bad.

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To say we love this new look, is quite the understatement.  Our bedroom actually feels like a sanctuary and a place to rest.  I’m so thrilled with the quick and dramatic transformation.

If you’re curious on how we painted the walls, check out the painted headboard tutorial, the faux moulding tutorial, and the Restoration Hardware knock off paint recipe.

Happy Weekending my Friends!

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  • LOVE IT! and I’m jealous you are able to maintain white begging in your house, haha

    • WITH DOGS. A white duvet would last less than one day around here! This bedroom is absolutely amazing. You did such an amazing job!

      • Haha! We’ve had it for a week, with our little bouncing pups, and it hasn’t seemed to get “soiled.” But I fully expect to be washing it often. We always wipe the pups good when they come in from outside.

    • Thanks Steph! I’m glad my dogs don’t get too messy/dirty. We went with ALL WHITE so we could easily bleach it.

  • Please please please don’t ever allow any children in that room! 😉

    • You know I won’t! There will be a child-catching-trap right at the doorway 🙂 Who knows when me and Aaron will even be able to have little humans anyway. I’ll probably end up buying a new duvet cover at that point.

  • bethany

    this is amazing, pinned it!

  • Pendra

    You have the patience of a Saint…all that taping (you should have bought stock in Frog tape), but it turned out soooooo worth it! I don’t know which I love more the Duvet or the furbabies, beautiful the both! I am ALWAYS drawn to white bedding but with a red-headed lil cocker and a big FAT black puddy cat (who shed so bad I could knit a duvet cover) I would have to wash every other day! Love the room hon, now get the bench covered so I can copy that too!

    • lol Pendra! The taping was the hardest part. But I wouldn’t say it was “hard.” Just time consuming. But I find that kind of thing therapeutic. And if that’s my therapy, well, there are things wrong with me! I was highly advised against white bedding, but I did it anyway! It might blow up in my face… We’ll see! Thanks for stopping by Pendra 🙂

  • ooh, it looks so lovely and soothing! I love the sheets. I want a duvet cover from West Elm, but I want it to go on clearance first. I’m playing chicken with them. And now your dogs match your bed!

    • Good call playing chicken with West Elm! Our duvet cover was my splurge of the project. The dogs totally match the bed: fluffy and white 🙂
      Thanks Gretchen!

  • Janel

    I love it! You actually gave me the perfect thing to do in ours. I have been dreading paining all the rooms.

    • Painting can definitely seem overwhelming! I always remember what my mom taught me: “One corner at a time.” Solid advice. It took me over a year to get to our bedroom. If you decide to do this, make sure to email me pictures! I’d love to see how it turns out!

  • eranfaraway

    I’m so excited for you! What a transformation!

    I saved up and bought the pintuck duvet in cream this summer. It’s held up beautifully so far, I hope you like it too!

    • I almost bought the pintuck duvet in cream, but I knew I wouldn’t be able to bleach it. Thanks for being excited with me 🙂

  • eranfaraway

    Also, matching your duvet to your dogs hair color is pure genius

  • mk_marie

    Great choice in bedding. West elm is my spirit animal!

    • Thanks M! I love West Elm. I have always browsed online, but Black Friday was my first time in the store at City Creek. I was in heaven. I told Aaron I was moving into W/E.

      • mk_marie

        I didn’t know there was one at city creek! I always go to gateway. This is the best news ever

        • Most of the good stores have moved from Gateway to City Creek. I love City Creek. Although Z Gallery is still over at Gateway. I do love me some Z Gallery 🙂

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  • This looks absolutely amazing! I am seriously loving it. I love the colors and the painted headboard. Stunning, great job!

    • Thanks Kristen! I’m so pleased with the turn out. What is your blog? I’d love to check it out 🙂

  • Lena Shannon

    I love what you did with this place! It looks great!

  • Beth @ Sawdust and Embryos

    Saw you over on B/E and said…. HEY I know that girl! LOVE this room transformation btw! The white molding is killer!

    • AH BETH! Thanks so much for stopping by! You make me feel like Miss America. I was so excited when Lindsay said she’d be featuring my room. It’s amazing what a little paint can do.

  • This is totally cool! Only thing I would have added (maybe somewhere down the road?) is to paint the furniture white. But then I’m big on white with grey 😉 And the puppies(dogs?)…to die for cute! Oh….maybe for now–till you can ‘officially’ recover the bench at the end of the bed, use a really fluffy white towel wrapped and stapled over it….or just lay it over the existing fabric. Totally cool room!

    • Thank you for the suggestions 🙂 I am actually borrowing the furniture from my big sister. So I’m not allowed to paint it. But I’ve been eye balling the classifieds for the right dresser and night stands to refinish.
      Thanks for stopping by Connie!

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  • Chaney

    First time visitor (and commenter!) here. This is awesome!! I’m so impressed by your whole makeover. Well done! I’m definitely pinning a few photos from this post!!

    • Kenz

      Hi Chaney! Thank you!!! I hope you’ll stick around! I’m happy to meet you 🙂

  • Hey Kenz, visiting from the Haven link up. I saw your bedroom in your home tour and the painted headboard and molding look SO good! I’d love to feature this on my paint color blog, and also if you’re cool with it I’d love to share the paint formula you worked up with Sherwin Williams. Let me know!

    • Hi Jena! I just stopped by your blog. It’s awesome!!! Thanks for stopping by 🙂 Thanks for wanting to feature this. I would be delighted!

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  • Shelby

    I just found your blog and I’m obsessed! I HAVE to know what breed of dogs you have! They are SO adorable!!!!

    • Kenz

      Hi Shelby! Thanks for stopping by 🙂 We adopted both dogs, and all we know is that they are Maltese mixes. Not sure with what though. We love them. Their temperament is great!

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