For the last seven weeks I’ve been a guest participant in the One Room Challenge. I have been working on our master bedroom to create a colorful and fun, yet still calm and cohesive space. And as always, we were on a small budget, so this room makeover included lots of DIY projects and using what I already had.
As a reminder, here is what it looked like seven weeks ago.
And on the to-do list:
Finish installing some remaining pieces of trim Caulk, fill nails holes, and do two coats of paint on the trim and doors Install one last pocket door hardware Create an inexpensive accent wall Makeover some yard sale bedside tables Upholster the bed Add some art to the walls
- Develop a better system to reduce clutter
The first week I finished installing the trim and painting two coats of semi-gloss trim paint. The wall color is Benjamin Moore Grey Owl in an eggshell finish, and the trim paint color is Chantilly Lace in semi-gloss.
Polka Dot Accent Wall
I created a polka dot accent wall using inexpensive vinyl dots. This is a quick an easy way to create an accent wall, and it can easily be removed if I get tired of it.
Reupholster the Bed
I also reupholstered the bed using navy blue herringbone fabric to fit in with the green, blue and maroon color scheme. For the bedding I decided to go with white sheets, a blue coverlet, and colorful patterned pillows.
I refinished a pair of end tables that I found at a yard sale using a pale green mix of General Finishes milk paint.
Picture Frame Art
For the art above my dresser, I bought four matching white picture frames from IKEA. I put in a few pieces of art that I already had, including a picture I re-purposed from the tissue paper canvases I made a couple years ago. For the rest of the art, I printed out some colorful patterned prints that matched the colors of the decorative cushion covers.
Above Tony’s dresser I put some colorful fabric samples in the same matching IKEA frames. Sometimes all you need are some splashes of color, and these colors make me happy.
I also spray painted a gold mirror and hung it on the last bare wall.
And as for reducing clutter…well, that’s an on-going battle. Right now everything that was on top of the dressers and all over the floor is in a laundry basket in the closet. I will organize that someday.
Master Bedroom Makeover Final Touches
One of the best things I did to make this room feel cozy and warm was bring in an area rug. I took the one we already had from the girls room, and switched theirs out with another one we had in the basement. I found a throw blanket that had all the colors that I was working with. There are quite a few different colors in this bedroom, but as long as there’s at least three instances of each color I feel it is all cohesive. I also bought a few cut flowers from a local flower shop. I realized flower arranging is not my skill, but I still love how they look in the bedroom
Now our bedroom is clean and neat, and colorful. I would say I achieved my goal of creating a finished space, that isn’t bland and boring anymore! I’d love to know your thoughts on this master bedroom makeover. What is your favorite part of this room?
A huge thanks to General Finishes for sending me paint for the bedside tables, as well as ForeverStudio for sending me more dots to finish the accent wall.
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So many great touches in this space, Jessica! I am still loving the polka dot wall and the pops of color the night stands add. Congratulations on finishing; now time to enjoy!
Sim Wierdsma says
wow .. looks fabulous
Julia at Home on 129 Acres says
I love how the bed turned out. The herringbone fabric looks great. Altogether, it’s such a personal, thrifty space. I love seeing you use–and reuse–so many pieces.
Kat Calavera says
It turned out great, Jessica! Such a relaxing and inviting space. Your renovations are so resourceful and have such a personal touch! Congrats on a successful ORC.
It looks fantastic Jessica! What a transformation!
It looks fantastic! The polka dot wall, those cute green tables, your decorating! Fabulous job!!
You did such a great job! I love the textile mix in here!!
Bethany Reynolds says
Such a transformation! I’d recommend Kon Mari for your clutter solution. Love the spotty wall too!