Ok confession, I have a new favorite room in the house and I’m so excited to share it with all of you today! Up until this point, Miss E’s Nursery has been my favorite room, but the Master Bedroom has quickly taken the lead. And rightfully so, everyone needs a master bedroom retreat, right?
As many of you know, I’m all about frugal decorating and keeping costs down to a minimum and this room was no exception. So this is a true Master Bedroom Makeover On A Budget. By having a clear idea of what I wanted, recycling pieces I already owned and doing some thrifty shopping, I only spent about $175 on this makeover. Note, the entire room isn’t finished yet so that includes what you are seeing today.
You’ll also notice that the room is a little more ‘glam’ than any other room in our house. I went a little more Mid Century Modern than I originally planned and definitely stepped out of my comfort zone, but I have to admit I absolutely love it.
My goal was to give this space a big facelift. I wanted to brighten the space and make it a little more modern and a little more me. I was originally worried about keeping the dark furniture, but by lightening the walls, adding more white and completely changing the design, I now see this furniture in an entirely different way. I actually like it again!
For the walls, I chose Cosmopolitan by Benjamin Moore Color Stories. I am in love with how the gray wall color turned out. In the day light it has a little more tan hue to it, but in the evenings and at night it is the perfect color of gray.
Then, I used white acrylic Paint by DecoArt paired with the Fuji All-Over Stencils by Cutting Edge Stencil to create the wall pattern. This was my first time doing a large stencil project and I love how it brings a whole new dimension to the room. I have to admit, it wasn’t an easy breezy project but it was worth it in the end.
For the longest time I have been swooning over the vintage brass pharmacy lamps. But their price tags can run up to $300 which is not even near my budget. I ended up finding these lamps at IKEA for $30 a piece and I spray painted them gold. Major score in my book.
I also gave the furniture a little face lift by spray painting the hardware the same gold used throughout the room. I can’t believe how different the whole set looks in this space and with the new gold accents. Just shows how anything is possible.
I just HAD to have a deer silhouette in this space. I have been wanting one forever and this was the perfect time to make my purchase. This little guy came from Z-Gallery and only cost me $50 (which is actually a big purchase for me!).
I found the frames on sale at Ben Franklin Craft Store and gave them a coat of spray paint to achieve the look I wanted. I paid $45 for all three. I was hoping to find them at the Goodwill for less, but I couldn’t pass these up since they were exactly what I wanted.
All of the bedding was found in our guest room. Since the room is rarely used, I didn’t mind ‘borrowing’ it for our new space and the best part is I didn’t have to pay a dime.
I made the pillow using an old pillow case, blue painter’s tape and some good ole’ spray paint. I think it makes the perfect little accent pillow against the black and white pillows.
Almost all of the accents found in this space were repurposed from things I already had around the house and given a coat of spray.
And if you missed my Inspiration Post, here is what the room looked like before.
Some Thoughts On The Makeover Process:
I used the Fuji All-Over Stencil by Cutting Edge Stencils to create the wall pattern. This was my first time doing a large stencil project and I love how it brings a whole new dimension to the room. I have to admit, it wasn’t an easy breezy project but it was worth it in the end. One thing I quickly learned was that acrylic paint works much better than latex paint for the stencil. It goes on much smoother and doesn’t bleed as much. With that said, as much as I love how the stencil looks, I had to do a lot of hand touch-ups. Here is my tip, stenciling takes a lot of time so don’t expect to be done in one nap time! If you are thinking about starting a stenciling project, you can view a great tutorial here. Just plan for it to take you a few days.
For the walls, I chose Cosmopolitan by Benjamin Moore Color Stories. I am in love with how the gray wall color turned out. In the day light it has a little more tan hue to it, but in the evenings and at night it is the perfect color of gray.The Color Stories shades are all made in their premium Aura paint and it doesn’t disappoint. While it will run you about $65 a gallon, it is worth every penny. I painted the light gray directly over a dark blue wall and it was completely covered in one coat. Yes, one coat. I did a very light second coat for a few touch-ups but that’s it. I was extremely impressed with the quality of the paint and I will probably be going back to it for future projects.
My Cost Break Down:
Both Lamps: $60
Deer Silhouette: $50
Spray Paint: $8
Everything else I repurposed from around the house or the previous room and a big thank you to Cutting Edge Stencil for providing the stencil for this project and to Benjamin Moore for providing the beautiful paint color.
And this isn’t he last you will be seeing of this room, I still need to finish the rest of the space too. But you’ll have to wait a little while for that :)