French Farmhouse Master Bedroom Makeover Reveal!

Come see how I turned my dark and dated bedroom into a French farmhouse inspired calming retreat in my master bedroom makeover reveal!

I’m so very excited to finally be sharing my French farmhouse inspired master bedroom makeover reveal as part of the One Room Challenge! This has truly been a labor of love, and though not everything is in (yes, sadly 🙁 ) I’m still so excited to share it with all of you!

To be honest, there were times I didn’t think this would actually get done in time. There have been several mishaps and missteps along the way. But here it is, and I couldn’t be happier with the result!

And now come on in ~ I’m sharing all the details of our French farmhouse inspired master bedroom makeover!


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gorgeous blue and white master bedroom makeover

stunning French farmhouse style room master bedroom reveal

As I’m sure you’ve noticed, there is something missing! And that would be the new headboard! 🙁 Ironic since it’s probably one of the things I was most looking forward to.

Sadly, the upholsterer that I hired did a terrible job. And since it was only finished a few days before the deadline, there was not time to fix it or buy something else. So, I will be pursuing a new headboard – immediately!

I’m so looking forward to relaxing in here and watching TV comfortably (something we’ve never been able to do!) And I will be sure to update the post and share it here when it comes in!

Just to refresh your memory, here is how it looked just six short weeks ago!





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It feels so different! The whole space just feels lighter and brighter – and serene. I keep walking in here multiple times a day to look at it! 


Paint Color

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The other thing you might have noticed is that the walls are definitely not Edgecomb Gray! When I shared the paint color in last week’s post, I really liked it on the wall, but after living with it for a couple of days, I realized that it just felt too heavy for this north-facing room.

And the other problem? The gray tone made the new molding disappear! We added it to create a little architectural interest in an otherwise boring room, so it disappearing wasn’t really what we were looking for.

I had originally considered doing a white, but then oddly, I never painted sample swatches of any whites the first time. So, back to the paint store I went! We sampled White Dove and Cloud White, both Benjamin Moore, and immediately I knew the white was the way to go.

My husband even agreed – and believe me, he was not too crazy about re-painting! But once it was done both of us were really happy we made the change. Not only is the room much lighter and brighter now, but the molding that my husband worked so hard to install looks so much better.


Night Stands

master bedroom makeover reveal french country style room in blue and white

And as is often the case with decorating, the change in the paint forced some other changes as well. Once the walls were white, I knew I didn’t want the nightstands to be white as well, so I changed them to a soft French blue.

They were painted white first, and then I custom mixed two Annie Sloan Chalk paints to get the blue color (a mix of Svenska Blue and Paris Grey). I distressed them so that you would see some of the white coming through just to make them look a little older and not newly painted.

This is only about my fourth time painting furniture of any kind so the pressure was on, but I must admit, I’m pretty thrilled with how they turned out!


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The lamp was already here, I just changed out to some lighter shades from Pottery Barn and I added a little bit more gold to the base with some Rub ‘n Buff in Gold Leaf


blue dresser in french country master bedroom chalk paint




master bedroom makeover gorgeous pottery barn linens

The bedding is all from Pottery Barn and I am seriously in love! The minute I saw the Belgian Flax Linen Diamond line – and the fabulous mineral blue color – I knew it would be perfect! Their bedding has always been one of my favorites, especially their linen lines, and these are so pretty in person.


pottery barn linen bedding mineral blue flax linen

The bedding is a mix of white, flax, and mineral blue linens. And I had a custom made lumber pillow done by the company who made the drapes for me.


Speaking of which, they also dramatically changed the feel of the room!



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french farmhouse inspired master bedroom with bergere chair The drapes are a simple French pleat and are done in a flax linen. I’m also going to add a woven wood shade, but just didn’t have time to get that ordered and finished in time. Another thing I’ll be pursuing next week, haha!


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And how cute is this adorable Xavier table from Aidan Gray?! I have a lot of Aidan Gray items in my home as they are such gorgeous pieces and I love that they are all European inspired designs. And since I don’t have a ton of space over in this area, it’s the perfect little table for a book or a cup of tea!


Another dramatic change to me? The rug! I always knew I wanted a rug in here, but once it was in the room it was amazing to me how much it added to the space!



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french country master bedroom gorgeous pottery barn blue and neutrals rug

It’s the Reeva rug from Pottery Barn in the 8 x 10 and I am seriously in love! Why have I never had a printed rug anywhere before???!


french country master bedroom makeover reveal gorgeous antique mirror

This French inspired mirror is one of the few things that stayed! It hangs between the doors to the bathroom and the walk-in closet.



french country master bedroom makeover Wisteria white oak chest

This serpentine gorgeous chest is also from Wisteria and is such an improvement over the dated dark wood dresser that formally sat here! 


Wisteria white oak chest french farmhouse style room

The previous piece was also very deep and not the best choice for the room. This chest is the perfect size for under the TV and I love the natural white oak color!


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master bedroom bedding blue and white gorgeous pottery barn linens



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intaglios gorgeous artwork wall gallery decor

The intaglios are from a wonderfully talented Etsy artist that I found on Etsy! She does all custom work, so you can pick whatever particular intaglios you want, and you can either frame them yourself, or she will mat and frame them for you. 


gorgeous intaglio artwork

I had her frame them in a simple gold frame, and I’m completely smitten. She did a beautiful job, and they are even more stunning in person! If you are looking for some, I would highly recommend her work. As I mentioned in the post from Week 3, these are something I’ve been wanting for a few years and I’m thrilled to finally have them. 


master bedroom makeover blue and white ginger jar with white roses on chest french farmhouse style decor

Thank you to Linda of Calling It Home for creating the One Room Challenge. I love not only the creativity and design that I find here, but the spirit of community as well.

Also, I’m pretty sure this master bedroom makeover would not have happened as quickly had I not had the motivation that the ORC provides. I’m already thinking about my next one! (just don’t tell my husband, haha! 😉 )



And if you missed any of the previous weeks and want to catch up or just see where I started, you can get to all of them below!

Week 1 | Week 2 | Week 3 | Week 4 | Week 5


french farmhouse master bedroom makeover reveal gorgeous chandelier and bedding blue and white room

French country chandelier is the Salento Chandelier (you can read more about the chandelier dilemma in Week 3!) And though I bought the bench a couple of years ago, I was still able to find it – it’s still around!



I can’t thank you enough for following along on this adventure! I’ve loved getting your comments and input here on the blog, as well as on Instagram. And I hope you love the master bedroom makeover reveal as much as I do! 

If you want to find any of the sources of the products I’ve used, I’ve linked them below. Also, where there isn’t the exact same item, I’ve found some similar items for you as well!


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Master Bedroom Makeover Detailed Source List

Paint: Trim and ceiling are Cloud White, Walls are White Dove, both by Benjamin Moore

Furniture: Chest is the Serpentine French Commode from Wisteria | Nightstands are vintage, painted in Annie Sloan chalk paint in a custom mix of Svenksa Blue and Paris Grey, similar for purchase here | Bergère chair is thrifted, similar here, here and here | Table is the Xavier table from Aidan Gray | Bench is the Clairette French Bench

Artwork: Mirror is the Carved French mirror from Wisteria (discontinued), similar here and here | Custom intaglios done by Anne Joseph Designs

Drapes: Custom made, almost the exact same here

Bedding: Belgian Flax Linen Diamond Euro Sham in Mineral Blue | Belgian Linen King Sham in Flax | Custom lumber pillow | Belgian Flax Linen Duvet in White | PB Essential Bed Skirt in White | Belgian Linen Geo Coverlet in Flax (discontinued), similar here

Chandelier: Quorum Salento Chandelier

Table Lamps: old, purchased at Home Goods | Lampshades from Pottery Barn


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If you enjoyed this post, be sure to check out the posts below for more French inspired decorating ideas!

French-Inspired Home Office Makeover Reveal

50+ Fabulous French Farmhouse Decor Finds at Amazon

How to Find French Farmhouse Antiques for Less!

50+ Fabulous French Country Finds at Walmart


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  1. This is so beautiful and inspiring! What are your floors in the room?

    1. Thank you Susie! The bedroom has off white carpet. I wish it were hardwoods but not yet!

      Thanks so much for your kind words and for stopping by!


  2. Your bedroom is absolutely gorgeous! What an awesome job you have done! Enjoy

    1. Aww thank you Teri – I so appreciate that!!


  3. carole leone says:

    Your bedroom looks lovely! You also mentioned your paint dilemma. Instead of getting cans of paint I’ve ordered pre-painted samples from Samplize. They have all of the SW and BM colors plus others. The 12″ x12″ samples come painted with the actual paint and have sticky backs that can be moved from wall to wall. Just a suggestion!

  4. Elizabeth says:

    Hi! I am considering the Reeva rug for my bedroom. I am wondering if you have had any experience getting stains out of yours? I have two small dogs who have an occasional accident and wondered if the wool content would make stain removal difficult. I use a little green steam maching on my polypropolene rugs with no issue. Thanks for any update you can give me.

    1. Hi Elizabeth! Thanks for asking. I LOVE the Reeva rug!! I have had my dog throw up on it a few times and it’s cleaned up very well. It’s also a neutral and very patterned rug so not a lot shows. In my experience and from what I know of fabrics, wool and natural fabrics actually clean up better than synthetics and that’s been my experience here as well. (Similar to clothing, it’s way easier to get bad stains out of cotton than polyester). Having said that I know some stains can be difficult so I can’t guarantee it, but I would think a steam cleaner would work well on it.

      Good luck and hope that helps!


  5. Annette L. Brennan says:

    Every little detail works together to create a relaxing and calm environment. Mission accomplished!! I especially love
    the bedding with the rug. Might I ask where did you get the Rug?

  6. I’m in love with every inch of this beautiful bedroom – especially that gorgeous blue bedding!

  7. Hi Sheila-
    I’m a new subscriber and so excited to find you! Love everything about this room! Is your room carpeted? I have a carpeted room and would like to add a rug. How do I know what size to add? Is it ok to add a rug on top of carpet? I’m loving the bedding!! That linen is perfect! Thank you fir your inspiration!

    1. Hi Kim! I’m so glad you found inspiration here! And yes, my room is carpeted! You absolutely can do a rug over carpet (I did!) and size would depend on the size of your room. Just make sure you don’t go too small. 8 x 10 is usually good but if your room is larger, you may need a larger size. You definitely don’t want to go too small!

      Thanks for stopping by and I’m so glad you found me!


  8. Joy VanDeMortel says:

    The room is lovely! I appreciate you sharing how your thinking evolved and you made changes along the way to improve the final result Sometime a plan on paper or in your head doesn’t look right when you execute so you need to adapt and update to get the final result you wish.

  9. This is so beautiful. What a great job you (and your husband!) did. Greatly appreciate all the tips and source information. By chance do you know who makes the fabric you used for accent pillow on the bed and chair? I need some yardage for a kitchen window shade – have been hunting for this same color palette. Any info on fabric specifics would be greatly appreciated. Love your blog – a treasure trove of beauty and great inspiration.
    Thank you!

    1. Hi Beth and thank you so much!! I’m so sorry but I don’t know the name or maker of the fabric. I feel awful because so many people have asked me! There is nothing mentioned on my receipt and since I went through dozens of fabric books and it was last year, I don’t remember what it was called. So sorry – wish I knew!

      Thank you again for your kindness and for subscribing!


    2. Beth,

      Try using reverse google imaging. Take a photo of the fabric/pillow and upload it, if it is out there, you’ll get the info you need, if not it will provide you with very similar fabric. I’ve been very successful in finding various items through this method.

      Good luck!

  10. Hi Sheila your bedroomisjust gorgeous. Our frenchstyle bed is arriving today and I can’t wait to get fluffing it all up. Thanks for the inspiration Yvette

  11. Your bedroom makeover is beautiful and inviting. Makes me want to think about what I can change in my bedroom. You’ve got my mind spinning. Love the look you choose.

  12. Your space is so absolutely beautiful – serene and beautiful in every way.

    I love it everything about this space. It is perfect.

    1. Aww that is so kind! Thank you so much Janice! and thanks so much for stopping by!


  13. Just beautiful! Wondering which two Annie Sloan colors you mixed together and in what ratio? Thanks!

    1. Thanks so much Nicole!

      For the nightstands I used Chalk Paint (the original Annie Sloan brand). First I painted them white but then didn’t like it, so I ended up deciding to paint them blue. I then used two colors over the white, Svenska Blue and Paris Grey – about 2/3 blue and 1/3 grey I then sanded and “aged” it and when I sanded it down you could see a little white showing through. Hope that helps!


  14. Beautiful transformation. I absolutely love it. One question is the tops of the nightstands. Did you paint them? They almost look like a type of stone or marble.

    1. Thanks so much Jo Ann! No, it is white marble. We used some leftover from the kitchen counters and had it cut to fit.

      Thanks so much for stopping by!


  15. It’s so beautiful! I love the colors and the linens and pillows. I’m so inspired by how you styled all your tables! Such lovely accessories!

    1. Aww thanks so much Kristin – I so appreciate that!


  16. So fresh and pretty — like a villa in Provence! Congrats!

    1. Aww wow!! That is the sweetest compliment ever!! Thank you so, so much!


    1. They are amazing!! I so hope you do – she does such beautiful work:)

      Thanks for stopping by!


    2. Where do you find small dressers like you ha e to use as night stands?

      1. Hi these are antiques. Small antique dressers work really well as larger nightstands!

        Hope that helps!


  17. Beautiful bedroom and so relaxing and pleasing to the eye. Details make it really special. It is what I aspire to in my bedroom. Thanks for the inspiration.

    1. That is such a nice thing to say! Thank you so much!


  18. Sheila your bedroom turned out beautifully! I LOVE the molding and that mirror and the oak chest. I think you did an amazing job painting those nightstands! And the blue looks stunning. It definitely looks serene. I’m sure you’re really enjoying it! Can’t wait to see the new headboard!

    1. Thank you so much sweet friend! As you know very well, it was a labor of love:)

      thanks so much for stopping by – I so appreciate the support!


  19. Cecilia from Georgia says:

    WOW you made it!! I have been following your ORC progress and remember you couldn’t decide about the mirrors over the end tables. I like the room without the mirrors because your moulding stands out so well. The intaglios are just beautiful and I am sure they are more so in person. You have done an amazing job, even with the set-backs. Now sit back and enjoy your new bedroom and maybe you will be served breakfast in bed for Mother’s Day!!

    1. Aww thank you Cecilia – so appreciate your sweet comment!! And thank you for following along!


  20. If you haven’t gotten one yet… check out for your padded headboard. I got mine there and Love it, not to mention the price was right. Wondering the bedside cabinets tops are painted wood or something else. The contest is perfect. Monterey Girl

    1. I did try Walmart – along with so many other online sources. The problem is the Cal King!! It’s either not available at all, or a back order of many weeks! (I think next bed will be a regular King, haha!)

      The nightstand tops are white marble. I had it leftover from my kitchen and had them cut to fit. Thank you for reminding me – I should have put that in the post!

      Thanks for your kind words and for stopping by!


  21. Linda Caminada says:

    Hi, your bedroom looks so beautiful. You did a wonderful job! I too am so excited to be going to Brooke’s farm. My sister and I are leaving today and will be going to the farm tomorrow. I would have loved to met you. Have fun!

    1. Oh how wonderful that you’re going!! You will have the best time – it’s so stunning in person!!

      And thanks for your lovely words about the bedroom! Have a great weekend!


  22. The paint color is so soothing but the touch of color from the night stands
    Really adds a touch of elegance. Great job!

    1. Thank you so much Darlene! They took me days to finish, so it’s so nice to hear that you like them 🙂


  23. Sharon Campbell says:

    It is absolutely perfect! Where is the print pillow on the bed (and chair) from?

    1. Hi Sharon! Thanks so much for your compliment!! The pillows were custom made by the person who made the drapes.


      1. Do you know a source for the fabric on the lumbar pillow on the bed? I really love it!

        1. Hi Sarah! Thanks so much! It was custom but I didn’t keep a receipt and I don’t remember the fabric name! I’m so sorry – I know that doesn’t help much!

          Thanks for stopping by though!


  24. All the changes you’ve made in this bedroom are really beautiful Sheila! I know once the headboard arrives it will only add to the elegance too. This looks like the perfect space to relax and unwind after a long day. It’s all just gorgeous, CoCo

    1. That is so kind of you! Thanks so much Coco!


    1. Thanks so much Shirley! I so appreciate that!


  25. Your room turned out so pretty! I love the color scheme… very serene and peaceful! Love the white walls with the color scheme, agreed, grey can be too dark sometimes…can never go wrong with white! The aiden gray table is so cute! I can keep rambling, but basically, it looks beautiful! Enjoy your new room!

    1. Aww you’re so sweet Angelina – thank you!! The gray was so much “grayer”, haha! It just felt really drab and heavy. Although ironically, I actually love the color, I just didn’t love it in this room.

      Thank you so much for stopping by and for your kind words!


    2. Is your ceiling a higher on one side? I love the molding on the wall and from the Camera angle it looks like the ceiling may be higher on the opposite side of the room.

      1. No Dianne, they are even in the whole room. The ceilings are standard 8 foot which is why I couldn’t buy a bigger chandelier!

        Thanks for your comment!


  26. Oh Sheila, you seriously did the most beautiful job!! I love that mineral blue Pottery Barn bedding so much that I actually considered switching over from my blush pink. I showed it to Josh a couple of months ago and he said… But the pink looks so pretty! Can you believe that? Haha! So I just kind of stayed with it. But I love love love the mineral blue! I still want to change over. You have inspired me! That rug is just to die for and I love how beautifully it coordinates with the custom bolster pillow! The intaglios are divine and I just sent this to my friend because I know she will be wanting some of those will have to order them! Mixing the blue and gray chalk paint was a brilliant, it is just stunning!!!! I’m so sorry to hear about the headboard. I hope you can figure something else out. I walls look amazing. You work so hard so I hope you get to sit back and relax this weekend… You deserve it! So proud of you! Beautiful beautiful job, my friend!!!!👏🏼👏🏼💕💕💕 Magnifique!!

    1. Oh Summer – you are the sweetest!! Thank you for all your kind words – I am thrilled! You should contact her about the intaglios, they are so gorgeous!

      Thanks again for stopping by Summer, and for all your support!


  27. You did a stunning job for such a tight timeframe! It will really shine when you decide on a headboard. Fantastic design. 😊

    1. Thank you SO much!! I so appreciate that. And yes – I am so sad the headboard didn’t make it as it would have made a big difference – but soon!!

      Thanks for stopping by!


  28. The room turned out beautifully, even without the headboard! I LOVE those nightstands and the mix of color that you used. I’ll bet you’re happy to be done….well, almost done anyway. 🙂 It’s truly a lovely space.

    1. Thanks so much for the kind words Kim, I so appreciate your support! I can’t wait to pop over and see yours today!! Yay for being done with the ORC – well, “almost done” in my case, haha! 😉


      1. I feel so badly for you that your headboard didn’t turn out as you had hoped…that’s horrible. But I know you’ll get it fixed and it’ll be perfect. My mirror is incorrect but we put it in anyway. Tomorrow, though, the tub and faucet will have to be removed so that the glass company can access the mirror to fix it. Oh well. Guess I’ll wait until next week to take a bath! Lol!

        1. Haha, well I guess it’s par for the course right?! These things happen. I was SO bummed, and the woman was so awful about it!! But live and learn.I won’t be using her again;)

          I hope your mirror gets fixed and it all works out Kim – and that you can take a long, well-earned bath in that tub soon!!


  29. I live it so much Sheila! I can’t wait to see the headboard when it comes in and I think sometimes the hiccups pay off! The white walls and gray-blue side tables are perfect!

    1. Thank you so much Deb! I’m thrilled but of course, I would have been MORE thrilled with a headboard, haha! Thanks for your sweet words – I’ll be hopping over and checking out your bedroom today!!


  30. Carol Heartfelt Whimsies says:

    Every detail is elegant, timeless and serene! What a beautiful space in which to wake in the morning and wind down in the evening. Absolutely gorgeous! Love the subtle color palette! Enjoy!

    1. Thank you so much Carol! And thank you for popping over and taking the time to comment – it means so much!! 🙂


  31. Just beautiful! What a lovely, serene escape. Love your linens and custom pillow, your fabulous painted furniture, and those gorgeous custom intaglios (be still my heart!).

    1. Thank you, thank you!! What a lovely compliment!! And yes- aren’t the intaglios just stunning?! If you want some I highly encourage you to contact Ann Joseph designs – you will not be disappointed!


  32. Sheila, I couldn’t wait to see this room and it’s even more stunning than I imagined! I love all your beautiful pieces and your choice of colors. The nightstand color is just perfect – especially after going white on the walls. That gorgeous rug really does pull it all together too. Congratulations on another hugely successful ORC! I think you have motivated me to join in again on the next round! Cheers!

    1. Aww, thank you so much Shelley!! Your sweet words truly mean the world to me! And yes – you should do the next one with me!!!! Yes, yes!!


  33. Absolutely beautiful and so elegant!