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Master Suite Remodel Surprise

So the wife leaves for a 30 day African missions trip and I decide to tackle my first bedroom renovation project. Mind you I have done little projects here and there, but nothing of this magnitude. I was truly only going to repaint the room, but was quickly overcome by the desire to spruce it up a bit. As you can see by the before pictures it was “okay” compared to other rooms (whichever those might be) but still dark, aged and in need of help. I wanted something cozy, cottagey, resort like. I was stepping out in faith because my wife knew nothing about the project and I would not have her input. Shhhhh, it’s a secret. This would really test how much I think I know her.
Master bedroom and bath remodel using thrift store finds and re-purposed items. The first daunting task was to repaint all the wood trim to white and prime red walls. Then the walls were painted a light yellow to give the room some air. The windows were framed out entirely from recycled wood and the shutters are thrift store louver closet doors that were cut and reassembled to size. Same was done for the door leading to pool area. All frames used in the room for decor were thrift store finds that were repainted. The crates are from Michaels™ and were stained and decorated by, you guessed it thrift store finds. Lifted vanity off ground and gave legs. Used recycled wood and bead board wall paper to create raised door panels from the flat Formica doors. Removed Formica counter top and used recycled wood from a closed local restaurant. Closed out medicine cabinet and used recycled molding. Both sinks were recycled from someone™s back yard. Gave texture to upper portion of walls (Spanish lace and applied bead board wall paper to bottom half. The large eight foot long mirror was left in place and divided by the same recycled wood shelf and framed out to look like two separate mirrors. I removed the soffit fluorescent lights and rewired for two separate fixtures. The ladder was made from recycled ballet bars and wood from a closed dance studio.

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  • Brandi
    Brandi Atlanta, GA
    on Aug 14, 2012

    Hey friend! Of course you know how much I love your remodel.

  • Donna R
    Donna R Lumberton, TX
    on Aug 14, 2012

    So the wife hasn't seen this yet??? If not, prepare yourself because she is going to cry a river! Not only is she going to LOVE this room, she is going to be so overwhelmed that you did all this for her. You have some very creative ideas, so many interesting things! Love it all, especially all those special touches of hangers, ladders, shelves out of crates, etc. While she has been out doing the Lord's work, so have you!

  • Jean Wiegand
    Jean Wiegand Cape May Court House, NJ
    on Aug 14, 2012

    Omar, this is gorgeous!! Of course she will love it, and you for doing it! You are definitely a 'keeper' :) May God continue to bless you & your wife and your marriage♥

  • Leslie D
    Leslie D Las Vegas, NV
    on Aug 14, 2012

    She is going to be floored! That is so thoughtful and she's going to LOVE it...and you'll already be in the right room when she thanks you! LOL

  • Cindy Mink
    Cindy Mink Winston Salem, NC
    on Aug 14, 2012

    Awesome, and so thoughtful of you! I too love all the special touches and thought you put into this room. You are both blessed!

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