Master bedroom makeover is finally complete.
See how a dark and cluttered room gets an affordable transformation.
If you have read any of my other posts you know I have a tendency to jump right into any project. I just always figure I can fix it if it goes array. But this one took me awhile to pull the trigger. You know when you have this beautiful vision and you're just not sure you can pull it off? Well this was one of those visions.
The master bedroom had been neglected for quite some time. What is that about anyways? Why does it seem like the place that is supposed to be a retreat rarely gets serious TLC? Maybe this one was so tough was because I wanted it right. I wanted the space to fit both Hubby and I.
Hubby lives a simple life. He doesn't ask for much. Simple pleasures like the remote next to his chair makes him happy. Living with me has tested his patience many of times. For me I'm still searching for that zen. Lucky for me he understands that the challenge of projects makes me happy. So when I need him he is there to tackle angles, lighting, plumbing, etc. ... the things I can't seem to figure out.
Thus the bedroom needed to have that simple feel good vibe.
Are you ready to see how I achieved this?
Master bedroom makeover is henceforth revealed!
I really had no idea how dramatic new window treatment would be. I decided to let the window speak for itself so kept the walls bare of anything.
I added a new curtain road and switched out the curtains. These I found at Goodwill several years ago but didn't have a heavy duty rod to hang them from.
We also added 3" trim boards. Amazing how just a bit wider trim adds to a window. We also added trim around the plank wall and two doors.
Aprx. total window treatment (and trim cost) cost: $45
The color on the wall is Behr's Offshore Mist Premium Plus Ultra which is about $36 per gallon.
After the walls were painted, we then moved to adding a plank wall.
For this project we purchased 8 underlayment Common: 7/32 in. x 4 ft. x 8 ft. sheets and had Home Depot rip them to the desired widths. Total cost: $72 dollars.
The paint is Behr's Ultra Pure White eggshell which was about $34 dollars. I already had the brushes and rollers so saved money there.
Read more about our plank wall here.
Another stage to the bedroom makeover was turning my drab funky dressers into a compatible pair.
Since I used the pure white paint and already had the Plaster of Paris this was a pretty affordable project.
You can read how I made these ugly ducklings into swans here where I also include a materials list.
The next major transformation were the bypass closet doors.
I am still in awe at how these turned out.
Since I used the Ultra Pure White paint and had leftover underlayment boards, the only cost was the hardware.
Total cost: $25
You can see how I transformed these blah construction grade closet doors into faux barn doors here.
One of the things I am discovering about design is the power of lighting. It's similar to shoes. The shoes you choose can really make your outfit pop or can also work against your outfit. The problem with both is finding one that is stylish, classic, durable, and affordable.
Boob lights are like tennis shoes with skirts (unless it's a tennis skirt than by all means). And in my house, there are a lot of tennis shoes.
So when I found this one on Amazon I knew it was just what my room needed.
Installation was a bit of a challenge. Hubby did need my hands to help adjust the chain link and hold pendant as he attached to the anchor.
This was when he finally said he was done with indoor honey-do projects for awhile.
But isn't she a beaut? I mean it's the icing isn't it?
Total cost: &75 dollars
And there you have it. I look back at the pictures and I wish you could have seen what the room looked like before. Now I have this beautiful space and this new found confidence.
I have learned that letting an idea simmer is a good thing. Slowly I am finding my zen.
I would love to hear your story. How have you found a way to calm your thoughts? What room are you most proud of? What's holding you back from tackling a home project?