It’s done!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Too many exclamation points? Sorry. I’m just so excited that my master bedroom makeover is done. I actually like my bedroom now. I can’t wait to show you.
First, let’s remember where we started.
I had $100 to spend and a whole lot of mess to fix! Need I remind you about the hole in the wall? See it there peaking out from the moulding? Pathetic and sad.
Ok, I can’t wait anymore. Ready?
My bedroom actually resembles a space that adults live in.
Take a look around.
I raised the lamps but I was able to keep the sage shades (say that three times fast) because I planked the wall using the same technique as I used in my kitchen. You can read all about that here.
I still want to build a bigger nightstand for my husband. Something more like the size of mine so he has more storage and it utilizes that extra space between the existing nightstand and the wall. Unfortunately, that is tough to do with $100 but I will do it eventually.
This giant blank wall still needs the mirror put back up but after hanging there for 8 years, it decided that it couldn’t hang on anymore and one side let go. I need to create a new frame for it and then it will go back up. Add that to the To Do List.
I showed you the moulding around the closet in week 2 but now it is all pretty and painted. No more primed doors for us! That is actual, bonafide semi gloss on them there doors.
I lowered the TV because once I removed the cabinet, I realized how awkwardly high it was. It could only be lowered about 4 inches but it is a much better viewing height now. I also was able to tuck the cable box behind the TV so it doesn’t need to be on a flat surface. An eye that I stole from another TV in the house made it possible for me to still use the remote without it pointing directly at the cable box. You can see it right there on the top right corner of the television.
Tip: If you want to be able to hide your cable box or sound system behind closed doors, an infrared eye may help you achieve that!
I would like to add a gallery wall around the television and build a slim console table for that wall as well. I’m trying to decide between a console or a wooden mantle. I’m feeling like the mantle would be pretty but the height would be off because of the light switch. What do you think?
Once my closet moulding was done, it put the old, builder grade moulding around the bedroom and bathroom doors to shame. I couldn’t leave them the way they were. So I had to adjust the rest of my plans to account for the wood.
I cannot begin to tell you how happy we are that our bedroom actually has decorations.
I even snuck in a drawing of the venue where we had our wedding reception.
Have I told you how much I love my new bedroom?
Now having the experience of really enjoying my bedroom, the first piece of advice I will share with anyone who asks is, please please please make sure your bedroom is a space you love to walk into. It should be your sanctuary and have a peaceful feel, whatever that may be to you.
I had $60.21 let over after the closet. The plank wall was done with scraps of plywood left over from my dining room project, so that was free. I needed the paint for the walls, Elfin Green by Glidden, which cost me $21. The additional wood for the other doors and the windows took every last penny that was left.
My Number One Budget Design Tip:
Furniture is expensive, linens are expensive, curtains are expensive. Life is expensive! If you are in desperate need of updating a space but don’t have the budget, start by organizing it. Getting rid of clutter and excess stuff will make a big difference. Then, grab some paint chips and tape them on your wall. Look at them in the light of day morning, noon and night. Find a color that really makes you feel happy and paint those walls, or paint your furniture, paint something that needs a facelift. You will be amazed at the difference it can make.
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You can find some great resources for similar items to the ones I used in this makeover, here.
Don’t Go Yet!
Be sure to check out all the other amazing reveals for this $100 Room Challenge. And a great big THANK YOU to Erin from Lemons, Lavender and Laundry for putting this all together.