Sunday, April 10, 2016

Thrift Store Room Makeover #2 - Master Bedroom

The second Thrift Store Makeover in this series is our Master Bedroom.  It is almost completely made up of thrifty finds and diy projects.

It always amazes me to see how a room evolves.  The Master Bedroom in this house has been one that has taken many changes, but I think I finally have it the way I want.  Thanks to a little paint, fabric and some fabulous Thrift Store finds.

This was the before when we first moved in.   I used all the odds and ends from our previous home since this room was about half the size of the master bedroom in our previous home.  Downsizing is always hard, you have to use what will fit and make do.   A simple upholstered headboard, family photos over the bed, antique washstands for nightstands and really simple decor.  (These were all leftover pieces from my antique primitive days.)

A small settee and chair and that was about it.  Not really reflecting my style, just bits and pieces from various rooms from the past.

All the changes started when I found this headboard at Hotel Liquidators for $75.  I knew it would be perfect for my transformation.

 Some paint and distressing and this is how it turned out.  I love it.  You can see my painting tutorial here.

 I brought in a buffet I had in the garage for one side of the bed and added some new accessories.  The buffet was a Goodwill find for $25.  Worked great for a dresser for a while.

 Great lamps from Hobby Lobby on sale for $29.99 and a few seafoam and aqua accessories for DH side.

 Paintings that were previously in the hall got moved in here and some new candles and a fern added to my side.  Shopping the house can change up things for a whole new look.

 This was the look for a while, better but still not great.

 Then I found this nightstand at Goodwill for $12.99 and refinished the top.

 This is exactly what I was looking for, now to find a dresser.

 A couple of months later I found this beauty at a used furn. store for $79.99 and refinished it to match the nightstand.  You can see my dresser refinishing tips here.   I love this piece, and the storage is fabulous.  Gorgeous detail on the old hardware.  This piece is made by Drexel around the 40's or 50's. Solid and so heavy.

 Now it was starting to look like my vision.  I really like the new pieces and it reflects a much more elegant and put together style.

 This side of the room across from the foot of the bed had an armoire and chair from our previous home.  The armoire holds the tv and has great storage.

I found a fabulous $15 French style chair at Goodwill that helped add the finishing touches to the bedroom.  I replaced the upholstery on the arms and gave the wood a wipe down with walnut stain to refresh it and it looks like a million dollars.

Here we are a few months later with some new bedding and drapes, but all the furniture has stayed the same.  The drapes are Ikea that I added ribbon trim to and I also made the matching pillow shams from a sheet and ribbon trim. You can see my tutorial for the drapes here and the euro shams here.

Shop for classic pieces that will stand the test of time and you'll have a space you will love for years.

I am so enjoying this room and it definitely reflects my style today.

Headboard - $75
Nightstand - $12.99
Dresser - $79.99
French Chair - $15
Ikea Drapes - $34
Total - $216.98

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  1. I can't get over the difference that painting the headboard made! Every change you've made is perfect. Your room looks lovely.

  2. You are the refresh on a budget Queen dear friend! Love the pop of pink.

  3. Marty, you did a terrific job on your bedroom. It was nice seeing how you changed things up over the years. You have a great eye for detail and what you can do with it.

    Enjoy your weekend. We are getting rain and hopefully some will be coming your way.


  4. A very enticing room on not a lot of money!

  5. Wow! Just beautiful are an artist! Thanks so much for sharing this "how to".

  6. Very nice! I'm trying to refresh our master bedroom without spending too much. All my bedroom furniture is honey oak. I'm so over it but my husband loves it. Ugh! Lol

  7. I love the way you gradually built a new look from bargain finds. And what a look! I'm hoping to do the same with our "empty nest" bedrooms.

  8. The Before was nice, but the After is gorgeous! Just a few subtle changes make a big difference.

  9. Your room is gorgeous ( as is the rest of your house) Loving that french chair

  10. Love your bedroom! It's interesting how it evolved. The headboard is just perfect in there.

  11. The headboard looks great since you painted it. With that and all of the other additions you made a very elegant comfortable bedroom.

  12. You have the magic touch, Marty. Your bedroom is so lovely!

  13. I love the headboard and the draperies with the boarder looks amazing! Happy Sunday!

  14. Just a beautiful transformation :)

  15. Love the touch of trim to your drapes. Hard to see what type of shades you paired them with?

  16. I think I have that exact same dresser. It was my grandmother's. Mine too needs some refinish help!

  17. I never would have guessed. Love it!