Don’t you love the master bedroom retreat photos on Pinterest?¬† I have a whole board devoted to my fantasy master bedroom.¬† Unfortunately, my reality does not match my Pinterest board.¬† Follow me on Pinterest to watch the master bedroom makeover on a budget transformation.
Master Bedroom Makeover on a Budget
My current bedroom is very large; the result of transforming an older home’s garage into a master suite.¬† Based on past and current master bedroom standards I have nothing to complain about.¬† I have a full bath with jet tub, massive closet, and lots of square footage (I think the room is 20′ x 15′).
Fortunately, only the finishes need attention and they are easy to change.¬† This is a perfect opportunity for the DIY’er in me to change things up!
My husband and I have committed to tearing out every last bit of carpeting in our house.¬† After FOUR children, two dogs, and two cats the carpet has seen it’s best days.
We have chosen a beautiful distressed dark hickory laminate to replace the carpet.¬†¬† We are confident the laminate will hold up just fine.
I am starting with Pinterest, of course!¬† I started a board called ‚ÄúMaster Bedroom Retreat‚ÄĚ.¬† Here I pinned bedrooms, colors, furniture, accessories, anything that caught my eye and I would love in a master suite.
I noticed the same color scheme, furniture style, and bedding repeated in my pins.¬† An easy way to decide my style!
Step One – Take stock
Two side tables – one bamboo / rattan in a dark color; the other a walnut modern style
Antique dresser with mirror
Ugly 1980’s dresser, long and low.¬† Refinished in a dark walnut (yum)!
Walnut / cane antique chair
Antique hope chest
Step 2 – What does the Bedroom Need
Lighting — 3 amazing lamps; for the night tables and on the long low dresser
Hardware for dresser — Purchase pulls and knobs for the long-low dresser.
Area Rug — something large enough to go under and around the bed.¬† Neutral in color, but fabulous to walk on
Seating ‚Äď DIY time!¬† Make a padded cushion for the hope chest in a complimentary fabric.¬† Make cushions for the antique walnut chair.¬† Perhaps something with a stripe and the other with a texture or complimentary print?
Art Work ‚Äď A frame for the architectural drawing above the bed.¬† More art using my photographs above the long-low dresser?
Accessories — The room needs character and the best way to add personality is with accessories.¬† Books, art pieces, vases, etc.
Draperies ‚Äď New draperies in the same color palette.¬† I will probably make these to save on cost.
Step 3 — Get Started
Here is a small picture of the new bedding I found on clearance at a large retailer.¬† The color scheme is perfect for the style.¬† It looks like the bedrooms on Pinterest!¬† P.S. This is NOT my bed but the image on the bedding bag.
Tomorrow I will scout Salvation Army and Goodwill stores for lamps, decorations, and picture frames I can paint.
I’ll show you what I find and how I plan to transform it into the perfect pieces!