Master Disaster: A Master Bedroom Goes from Yellow to Hello

By Brittni • Updated on 11/06/2014

Master Bedroom Vanity from a Vintage Dresser

It’s been almost a year since I made over the master bedroom of my friend Jordan’s home. Where does the time go?! And today, I’m finally sharing the full reveal, over on Curbly

A little back story… Jordan and her husband Chris’s old master bedroom was filled with oversized furniture and accessories that made the room feel crowded and unfinished. And the walls had been painted by the previous owners a yellow mustard color.

So, to make the space a better fit for this young couple, there were a lot of changes to be made. Even with a modest budget of roughly just $1,200.

If you check out the before shots, you’ll see just how many changes were made. Starting with paint…and guess what?! It’s not white! Of course, white is my go-to color for walls. But I went with a light grey instead (Reflection from Sherwin-Williams), so the space would feel a little warmer and the white window trim would pop.

Bedroom Makeover Reveal

I wanted the space to feel fun and inviting, but also mature and not overly feminine. So, I incorporated pops of color throughout the room, with accessories and artwork, to balance out the neutral walls, without overwhelming the room.

DIY Spray Painted Bedside Light

A Bedroom Makeover with Pops of Color

Naturally, there were a few DIY projects to tackle for this makeover, and I’ll be sharing most of them on Curbly over the remainder of the week. There’s a DIY lighting makeover, a large scale DIY art project, dip-dyed pillowcases, and more.

Here are a couple of of snippets from the DIY projects I tackled…

DIY Large Scale Artwork

DIY Large Scale Artwork

How to make large scale artwork for $10 or less.

*Jordan hand painted the For Eva Eva art piece. And the abstract landscape is by artist, Rebecca Hoadley.

DIY Dip-Dyed Pillowcases

Plenty of Pillows

How to dip-dye pillowcase the easy way.

Master Bedroom Makeover Reveal

And my favorite…this DIY stool makeover, which I’ll be sharing on Curbly later this month. Check out the entire bedroom reveal here.

Big thanks to Jordan for inviting me into her home, to make over her space!

Photography by Sarah Eddy // Concept and styling by Brittni Mehlhoff

8 comments | Click here to reply

Sure Jeannie. It’s from West Elm.


this is beautiful! May I ask where you got the rug from? I love the white with pops of color


Thanks Kimberly.


I love how open and welcoming the bedroom looks now! I’ve been looking for a seating option for my office, and that stool just might do the trick! I’m going to keep an eye out for that tutorial. Also, I can’t wait to try those dip-dyed pillowcases!


Thanks Jessica! Glad you liked it.


I have looked at Curbly’s blog….so I’ve seen the finished results…don’t worry I won’t spoil it for anyone…other than to say it looks amazing!

Jessica Rose

Thanks Emily! Yes, you should definitely try the dip dyed pillowcases…you don’t even have to mix up the dye! If you head over to the link on Curbly, you can see how I did it. So easy!


It’s beautiful! So fresh and bright, and full of life 🙂 I love the idea of dip dying the pillowcases, i’ll definitely be trying that!
Emily xx

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