My Master Bedroom Makeover
It’s time to reveal my master bedroom makeover. I’ve been working on it for a few months now. A little bit here, a little bit there. I’m so excited to finally show it off. And seriously, it’s about stinking time I paid some REAL attention to my master bedroom. Talk about last on the list. But you know what? It’s not that I didn’t want to decorate it, because I tried! It’s because I was standing in my own way of making it a beautiful space. On occasion, I find myself getting nervous about my decorating skills. Apparently I have some self confidence issues to work out. Don’t we all?!? I had attempted to decorate my room several times, each time failing where it counted. The room never felt like home. I never looked at it and thought it was beautiful.
I’ve struggled with decorating my room for years. I had so many excuses why I couldn’t do it. I didn’t want to spend any money, I couldn’t decide on the right style, our room has been a shared space with a tiny human and doesn’t deserve to look pretty. And on and on. Well, I finally came to the decision that enough is enough and that something has got to give. I’m usually a proponent of not settling but I did do a little bit of settling in order to move on and let myself decorate my bedroom.
So it wouldn’t be a true master bedroom makeover if I didn’t show you some before pictures of the space first.
These pics are from the past 3 years. None of these are amazing. None of them really speak to me.
Here are some before pictures…cover your eyes, if you must.
Did you look at them? Are your eyes okay? Do you want to run away as fast as you can and forget you ever saw those pictures?!?! Seriously though, they aren’t all that bad. Just not me.
What I wanted versus what I actually bought.
These were my non-negotiable items concerning the master bedroom makeover: I wanted our room to be peaceful, bright, airy, romantic, calm, clean, white and NON CLUTTERY. I decided the most natural decor would be french/farmhouse. I knew I wanted it to be mature but not stuffy and manufactured.
I knew I was going to have to be creative if I wanted to have a beautiful space on a small budget. The areas that I settled are numerous.
I wanted a beautifully ornate french headboard. Unfortunately, the ones I wanted were all way out of my budget. And yes, I searched Craigslist for years. So instead my dad and I made a garden gate headboard, which I am absolutely in love with.
I wanted beautiful linen bedding. But this would have set me back over $500.00. Instead I bought a duvet filler from IKEA, which has adorable pinstripe accents. I bought a set of pillowcases from HomeGoods that have ties on the back, which is the side I display them on. I then found a nice bed skirt at Target.
I wanted this beautiful antique gate hardware that I found on eBay, instead I bought less expensive (less unique…insert tears here) items from Home Depot and Hobby Lobby.
I wanted these amazing lights from a beloved online farmhouse retailer, instead I bought cute little inexpensive lamps from Hobby Lobby.
The only items I didn’t settle on were my clock and two accent pillows. These were major splurges for me and I’m so happy I bought them.
Here is the cost breakdown of what I wanted vs. what I actually bought
Headboard 1,500.00 100.00
Hardware 100.00 20.00
Clock 190.00 GOT IT
Bedding 500.00 130.00
Accent pillows 90.00 GOT IT
Lamps 400.00 30.00
I was able to give my bedroom a complete makeover for about $600.00. Even writing this right now, I think that’s a lot of money. And it is. But it was about time for me to invest some cash into the room that should be the most beautiful, warm and inviting room in the house. I did use a lot of items I already had around the house and in my shed. There were a few items I bought that I didn’t list because they were insignificant in price or intended for a different area in the house.
Master Bedroom Makeover Reveal
C + K wood sign was made by Ava Berry Lane. I added the frame around it.
I’m so pleased with the end result. Now I feel happy when I walk in to my room. It completely represents my style. Yes, someday I’d love to have my dream headboard. I’d also like to have linen bedding and a nice rug to cover my chocolate brown carpet (yay for rental carpet). I’d like to do something cute with the window seat. I know what I want to do, I’m just waiting for the money to do it. But those items weren’t in the budget and I wasn’t going to wait until I had enough money to do everything I wanted to do before I started. I can get those items as time goes by and as money allows. I’m happy for now!
And remember, you did it yourself and it will probably show. Embrace the DIY life.