You have to see this to believe it!
My master bedroom has undergone a major transformation.
When looking at my bedroom on the Parade of Homes yesterday, I was feeling a little insecure that maybe it didn’t look as good as I had hoped.
But when I looked back at the “before” pictures of my room, I cannot believe how far it has come.
I love my new bedroom. It truly feels like a master retreat when I walk in the room.
Here’s the recap of where I began:
I had a cherry bedroom suite that I sold on Craigslist for $700.00. One of my kids puked on my comforter (seriously), and I had to throw it away, so I didn’t even have a complete bedding set. I really hadn’t done much to decorate the room except throw some pictures up on the wall.
Here is my awful “before”…
And here is the “after”
I did not change the wall color or the window treatments. Those two things can cause a lot of stress. :) I knew I wanted the walls to be neutral, and I liked the way the curtains matched the color of my fireplace.
I think the wall color is called Navajo White by Porter Paints. We painted it five years ago, so I’m not real sure.
The curtains I got at Homegoods a couple of years ago for $8.00 a window. It was only $16.00 for all four panels! You can’t beat that price.
See how much space the king sleigh bed took up? I had it up against that wall because it was the only place it would fit. I tried moving the bed in front of the window one time, but it looked horrible. When you walked into the room, all you could see was that HUGE footboard. So the bed remained on this wall…
When I tried the four poster bed in front of the window…I loved it! The bed was my mom and dad’s bed, so I didn’t have to purchase a new bed which helped a lot with my makeover budget. And it’s a king bed, so we were able to use our same box spring and mattress.
One of the things I didn’t like about the layout of our old bedroom was that you saw our tv as soon as you walked into our room. So one of my goals for my makeover was to find a piece of furniture to hide our tv in.
Now our tv hides in this black armoire that I got at a habitat store for 40 bucks.
It was missing the back, so my husband added one.
He also built some shelves inside to add more storage, so the total project cost us about $90.00.
We removed the ugly ceiling fan from the middle of the room.
The fireplace was the hardest thing to accessorize, and I am still not crazy about it. All of the items on the mantle were things I already had.
The picture of the boys was a 16x20 wall canvas that I won last year in a giveaway at Reluctant Entertainer! It has been in our foyer for a long time, but I decided to frame it and put it on my mantle.
Believe it or not, I already had this frame that I wasn’t using and it was a perfect fit! The frame was gold, so I painted it black and wiped off the edges with a wet paper towel right after I painted it so the gold would show through.
I love the way it turned out! I took this picture last year on the road directly in front of our home. I love those boys!
The bed used to be against the only “solid” wall in the room…
…now my new dresser resides there. The dresser used to be green, and I bought it at an antique mall for $210.00. It was the most expensive purchase for my room.
The little lamp was a $10.00 purchase at an antique mall. The mirror frame was $4.50 and the blue vase $1.00, both from Goodwill. I got the wall mirror at Lowe’s for $25.00. It isn’t exactly what I wanted there, but it will have to do for now. I am still looking for a mirror or something else to put there.
But I love what the mirror says…
Here is the “before” view of the other side of the room…
I love watching tv from our cozy (dare I say romantic) bed.
“After”…Look at all that floor space!
The accessories on top of the armoire are things I gathered from other parts of my house. :)
Here is another picture of my bed with my lamps all lit up…
I was having a hard time finding lamps for my room. I knew I wanted lamps made of glass, but I really couldn’t afford them.
I found these lamps at Garden Ridge for $24.99 a piece, plus $9.99 for each shade. They were exactly what I was looking for. I almost got them, but since I didn’t have much money left in my budget I decided not to.
The next day, I was talking to a family member who told me about some lamps she saw at Garden Ridge that she thought would be perfect for my room. (She follows my blog.) :)
It ended up we were talking about the same lamps! She felt like that was more than a coincidence and told me that she felt led by the Lord to buy them for me. What a blessing!
I just absolutely love them!
I was going to put a skirted table on this side of the bed, but couldn’t find any material that I liked. I’ve had this metal side table for years, and it was currently living in my den. I decided to save some money and use it in my room. It actually works pretty well.
I didn’t want this side of the room to look too “weighted down” with bulky furniture, so this piece keeps it kind of “light” and open.
The large pitcher on the bottom of the side table was a $5.00 find at Goodwill. It was an ugly tan color, so I spray painted it white!
I love my new lamp on my ($25.00) vanity too!
I don’t know if I ever mentioned that I bought the white coverlet and pillow shams from Sears. It is their Country Living brand. I got them on sale for a little less than $100.00. The tan pillow was my mom’s. I wanted to make some pillows with some blue in them, but had trouble finding material I liked.
I bought the frames on each side of my bed for $2.00 at the habitat store and painted them black. I printed the pictures off of my computer from Vintage Printables.
And of course, my favorite addition to the room is my chandelier that I purchased at Lowe’s for $145.00! I am so glad I splurged! Every girl needs a little “bling” in her room, right?
Here is the breakdown of my $700.00 budget:
$145-chandelier from Lowe’s
$90.00 – armoire
$210.00 – dresser
$25.00 – vanity
$25.00 wall mirror
$100.00 Country Living bedding from Sears
$36.00 Brown burlap/velcro bedskirt
$4.00 frames for both sides of bed
$10.00 – small lamp from antique mall
$25.00 _ (approx) miscellaneous accessories from Goodwill
$20.00 – two sets of white king pillow cases from Walmart
I did it!!!
And I love it!!!
If you missed any part of this makeover, just click on “Master Bedroom” in my sidebar labels, and you can see every project I did these past few months for this makeover.
Thank you so much for all of your comments and encouragement throughout this whole process! I promise you that I would have never taken on this makeover if it weren’t for this blog and everyone who reads it…so THANK YOU!!!!!
A couple of announcements…
Don’t forget that this Friday is my second linky party…
This is a chance for you to share the best DIY project that you completed in April. Please keep the projects related to DIY home decor or home improvement. Only one entry per person, and be sure to link your post back to my party.
If you don’t have a project to link up, you are still invited to come by and view everyone else’s. And I like to encourage everyone to visit at least 3 to 5 blogs and leave comments for others. We all need the encouragement! :)
Also, be sure to stop by Poppies at Play today to see the next four homes on their Parade of Homes! I have loved visiting everyone’s lovely homes!
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I am linking my master bedroom makeover up to these parties:
Have a blessed day!
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Love it. Love her.