I don’t know why it took me so long to actually *do* something about our dull, dim, personality-less master bedroom and bathroom. Probably because those are the only two rooms in the house that our guests never see? Takes the pressure off for sure.
In this weekend’s Chronicle Herald, I’m showing off the final finishing touches we added to these rooms, and breaking down the total budget for the projects we’ve been completing all month long (hint: $300 CDN for both rooms).
We’ve reached the chevron-printed finish line in our Master Makeover in May. If you haven’t been following it closely (no offence taken), I’ve spent the month making over our master bedroom and top-floor bathroom (which is shared with our two small children).
We started off with two dull, dark spaces …
We kept the same furniture and repurposed bedding we already owned, about just about everything else in the two rooms is brand new.
Leading up to this week, we’d re-painted the walls (Benjamin Moore’s “Revere Pewter”), made no-sew curtains, hung new curtain rods, built and upholstered pelmet boxes, frosted the bathroom window, and created engineering print artwork.
For the final week, I finished the two rooms by adding five inexpensive finishing touches …
Everything was unscrewed, sprayed with a few light coats of paint (red for the bedroom, yellow for the bathroom), and screwed back together. We had a casualty with one of the red mirrors, though, so I planned something different for it.
We were able to get two completely new rooms for less than $300 — about $30 cheaper than buying one queen-sized quilt from Anthropologie.
(I think if I spent that much on a single piece of bedding, I’d be terrified to drool on it in my sleep.)
But that’s the beauty of DIY, isn’t it? Putting in a little elbow grease to create something for much, much less money than it would cost in a store?
Of course, DIY life means that when one project is finished, there’s another ready to begin. Check back next week to see what we’ve started in the kitchen!
Look back at the previous weeks of this makeover: