Master Bedroom Makeover on a Budget
I never liked how our master bedroom looked, specifically the paint color. The tone of the blue was just ‘off’ somehow. I usually LOVE blue and our dining room, living room and office are blue, but there was just something about this blue that wasn’t doing it for me. So, I never really finished the room in the first place.
We’ve had this Tommy Bahama bedroom set for about 7 years. It’s okay. My husband and I both like it. I probably wouldn’t pick something like it out today, but I figured my husband wasn’t gonna let me buy a whole new bedroom set so I better find a way to decorate around it. The rest of my house has a 'coastal/beachy' look but this bedroom set makes me think more 'Caribbean/tropical'. It is Tommy Bahama after all. I was thinking white with green accents would look much better. And to top it all off I was trying to do all this on a small budget. When I told my husband I wanted to paint it white, he told me I was on my own. He hates to paint.
So, I painted all by myself. Well, the kids kinda helped, but I did most of the work. And guess what? Painting kinda stinks. Especially when you don’t have a ton of time to do it, in between kids after school activities, homework, running everyday errands, trying to go to the gym, and blah blah blah. It took longer than I thought it would take.
Here is how it turned out. Looks a whole lot different.
I ordered the duvet cover from Wayfair for only $36.99. This duvet is super soft, nice quality for the price, and the perfect color. The euro shams came from Wayfair too. I wanted plain white and these were the cheapest ones I could find at $17.99 a piece. The euro shams are the large square pillows and the covers can be EXPENSIVE!
I found the curtains on Wayfair too and think they tie everything together nicely. They are a little more ‘crinkly’ in person than I expected but I like the color and the print so I kept them.
The above prints I got on etsy.com. I recently discovered that you can download all sorts of amazing photography and artwork on etsy for really cheap! Did you guys know this? Am I the only one who didn’t know this? I found these on the shop called GoodVibesMotel and they cost around $7 each. Once they are downloaded to your computer, you then have to upload them to one of the many websites that can handle printing. After shopping around a bit I found out that Walgreens prints poster sized prints. Many places don’t. I found a coupon online for 40% off and ordered both 2’x3′ prints right from my computer and was able to pick them up the same day! They came out to a little less than $20 a piece. Then I bought these frames at Michael’s for 50% off. Aren’t they cute?
I downloaded these prints for FREE. I bought the 11×14 sized frames at Michael’s when they were buy one/get one free.
I had this picture that I took printed onto a canvas for a little pop of color. Overall I think the rooms looks so much brighter now and I love it.
Here is one last Master Bedroom Makeover Before/After. Looks a little different don’t ya think?
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Published October 24th, 2017 5:12 PM
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Maureen Georgetti on Sep 22, 2020
It looks great! If you really want to complete the coastal/beachy look you want, I would bleach the dark furniture also.
Sandra on Feb 10, 2021
This is certainly beautiful. I agree about the old color. And now your room is so inviting. I am doing mine over soon and you have given me some really good ideas. Lovely room.
The House house on Feb 12, 2021
Thanks! I'm glad I could help.
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