Bright and Relaxing Master Bedroom Update – {One Room Challenge – Week 3}

Well guys, we’re halfway through the One Room Challenge and I’ve hit the decorating wall.  One part due to dread, another part due to money, and another part due to a little week-long pseudo-ORC that sprung up last minute, which I can’t wait to show you next month ;)

Light, calm, and coastal master bedroom in the One Room Challenge!

affiliatedisclosureshortI haven’t made as much headway this week but here’s where we are on the list:

update lighting to these wall sconces
decide on a paint color and paint walls  SW “Ice Cube”
new duvet cover
– update algae print frames with chalk paint and burlap mats
– repaint wainscoting SW “Extra White”
add euro pillows (I REALLY want these) Using the PB pickstitch euros I have on the daybed until I can afford my dream ones
– 8×10′ jute rug under the bed
– two X-bench ottomans to replace leather bench  Ordered the World Market gray ones yesterday, they are on sale plus I had two coupons
get an oversized clock
– new rectangular mirror over the dresser
new solid ivory/white curtains? Keeping the old ones
artwork on each side of the window? Nah
– new floor-standing fan and/or desktop fan
procure new decor for dresser and nightstands Done for the most part

Now, I’m having the hardest time finding just the right new, rectangular mirror to go above our wide dresser.  There’s this big round clock on that right wall now and those square canvases on on the far left wall so I need a mirror that is rectangular.  For some reason, there aren’t as many awesome rectangular ones as round or square ones and I just can’t find one that is eye-catching but not gaudy.

Light, calm, and coastal master bedroom in the One Room Challenge!

So if you follow me on Pinterest, you’ve probably seen me pinning a crap ton of mirrors then.  They’re either perfect and too expensive, or not quite perfect and affordable.  Since I am purchasing new ottomans, rug, bedding, mirror, and maybe the fans for this room, the budget of everything is super tight so I’d like to spend under $100 on the mirror.  Here are my top contenders so far (not all under $100 of course, but you know, inspiration):

Mirror options for a rustic, neutral, and coastal master bedroom


I’m leaning towards 6, 7, or 10 but like them all!

As far as the other items on my to-do list, my mom and aunt will be here this weekend and they’re chalk paint pros so I’ll have them help me redo the algae print frames and I’ve got my thrifting ace Rosalie after some vintage/rustic decor for the nightstands and dresser.  I’ve accumulated a few finds from the clearance rack at HomeGoods for them too.

Light, calm, and coastal master bedroom in the One Room Challenge!

Repainting the wainscoting has been put on the back burner and I already know I will put that off until like the last week.  SOOOO don’t want to do that!

See you next week with hopefully a mirror choice!

Catch up with all the other linking participants here, see my Week 1 and Week 2 posts


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14 thoughts on “Bright and Relaxing Master Bedroom Update – {One Room Challenge – Week 3}

  1. Holy smokes! There’s almost nothing left on that list!!! You’re killing it girl! Looks like you found a ton of great mirrors, but I’m thinking I like numbers 4 and 7 best. Can’t wait to see what you decide!

    1. Yeah, but I’ve left the not-so-fun stuff for the last :/ #7 was up there for me too, I’m just worried the wood will look just like our floors. I should just design my own mirrors ;)

  2. Even a little progress is still progress. Your list is looking good though, you have a lot crossed off!! I really like 7,9,and 11. Good luck!

    1. Aw, thank you Shonee!! #11 was one I was instantly drawn to also but then I started getting worried that it’s bars/lines would clash with the bars/lines in my big round clock that’s now right next to it…what do you think?

  3. I always hate when you can’t find that one thing that you know is awesome! You can see it in your head…. you just can’t find it in the real world. You should totally design your own mirror to whatever look you want… haha! I guess I’m a rebel because I like #8… good luck, looks like you’re killing it!

    1. Or you see a picture of the perfect one but it’s from an interior design house/boutique store somewhere far away and you can’t buy it. Grrrr!

  4. Can’t wait to see the finished room! Love mirrors 4 or 7 – good luck searching! Kirkland’s is always my go-to for affordable, good-looking mirrors!

  5. I’m right there with Betsy, I’m crushing on #8! Can’t wait to see everything when it’s all done.

  6. Dang, Emily! You’re owning that list! For some reason, mirror #11 stood out (I guess I’m a sucker for the geometric look), but I love the clean simple look of #10 too. Looking forward to seeing your choice and I can’t wait to see the big reveal!!

    1. Thanks! If I can just get myself to paint that wainscoting though :/ I’m really leaning towards simple and white so #10 is still one of my top contenders.

  7. I really like #8 too. Of course it’s one over the $100 mark. I’m mirror searching this week too. I just wish I could find the perfect one… here’s hoping for some mirror success this week.

    1. Thanks Erin! My amount is probably going to get raised anyway since I can’t find the right one. Mirror shopping STINKS!! There are soooo many pretty round ones but rectangle? Notsomuch. Sending you good mirror dust :)

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