Master Bedroom Makeover On A Budget

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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.

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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!

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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You can view inspiration for this room here, and more on my Pinterest Board.

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

Frames: $45

Accessories: $10

Spray Paint: $8

Total: $173

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.

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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 :)

Sharing this project at some of the parties here along with Today’s Creative BlogTipJunkieHome Stories A 2 Z, Funky Junk Interiors, The Shabby NestMy Repurposed LifeThe Shabby Creek CottageThrifty Decor Chick, Serenity Now

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Taryn is the owner/editor of Design, Dining and Diapers, a lifestyle blog that focuses primarily on DIY home decor, seasonal crafts, easy recipes and just being a mom! She is all about making things for less by upcycling thrift store finds, using what’s on hand and transforming dollar store finds. Taryn lives in the greater Seattle area with her husband, 2 year old daughter and newborn son.

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Comments

  1. says

    Love, love, love it! Great color combinations. I’m typically not a big fan of gold, but it works with the black and gray so well. Looks great! And that wall is fantastic. Although, it looks like a scary amount of work :) Beautiful job! Thanks for sharing :)

  2. says

    This is so beautiful! I love all of the gold accents and what a great idea with the spray painted pillow! You are so thrifty and have beautiful taste, I love it!

  3. says

    Taryn, I am completely impressed with your stenciling job. Way to go! It’s just beautiful! You must be so proud. And I love the look you were able to achieve with a can of gold spray paint, including the striped pillow. You’re very resourceful! Can’t wait to see what you do next. Have a great day!
    Debbie

  4. says

    Love everything you did with the room. That wall had to be a labor of love AND I’m a bit obsessed with antlers and deer heads now so I am swooning over yours. The makeover on the lamps was genius. Like I said I LOVE everything you did!

  5. says

    Your before and after is such a huge difference and I love how you accomplished it without changing the furniture. My favorites are the stencil and the lamps!

    Angela

  6. says

    oh Taryn, it looks great! I was thinking as I saw the first picture…”I love those lamps…I wonder where she got them” ….I’ve seen the ones at Ikea and knew they didn’t come in gold but for some reason I have a brain block when it comes to spray painting…i always forget it’s an option! lol. anyways..amazing!

  7. says

    Hi Taryn,

    I found your blog through the Benjamin Moore facebook post and wanted to say that I LOVE your room! I’m a sucker for anything gold, so obviously the lamps and frames struck a chord, but when I read that wall pattern was stencilled… by hand!… I was blow away. Amazing job. Can’t wait to check out the rest of your blog!

  8. says

    This looks fantastic Taryn!!! All the gold details really make the space. You’re so right about those pharmacy lamps- they can be outrageously expensive! Spray paint is definitely my best friend when it comes to budget makeovers, and you really used it well. Bravo for trying the stenciling. I’m not sure I would dare try that and I don’t even have a little one running around. Great work! :-)

  9. says

    Wow! The master bedroom looks fantastic and I love the paint color. Gotta love Benjamin Moore, they’re the only paint I use. A little costly but so worth it…looks amazing!

  10. says

    What a gorgeous transformation – and I can’t tell you how impressed I am with your stencilled wall!!!
    I tried it in my office and it was an epic fail lol – I have one row done and gave up……………
    And I’ve really fallen in love with gold again – so your accent colors melt my heart!
    Beautiful beautiful job!!! Now make sure you actually spend some time in there! lol
    XOX

  11. says

    Truly attention to details pays off! I love the gray walls with the stenciling most of all. I think if they had stayed plain gray, the look would have been more muted. The white helps lighten the room up.

    I would love for you to link your post up to Frugal Thursday Rewind!

  12. says

    Love this, thanks for sharing! It’s amazing what a little gold spray paint can do isn’t it :) I’m your newest subscriber by the way, can’t wait to see more!!

  13. sonia says

    This is so inspirational ..i will be getting married soon and will have my first home with my soon to be husband..We don’t have a big budget especially with all the expenses that will go in to the wedding…Your blog is teaching me the value of creativity and hard work and I love what its taught me. I can;t wait to take your tips and tricks from the your blog and apply them my fiancé and I are so excited!

  14. Sue in RI says

    I just found this blog and love it. This bedroom is amazing. Would you mind sharing the exact gold spray (Brand and color name) paint you used for the lamps and dresser hardware, please? Because of you, I see a trip to IKEA in my future, even though it’s almost 2 hours away…

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