Here is my favourite room from my Greg’s Condo project.
This is the Master bedroom reveal. And this was my starting point
See my original post here: Master Bedroom
Here is how I pulled this together
First thing: Clean and get rid of all of the junk. Greg had really not been living here for a few years, and when you don’t live somewhere, it never gets vaccuumed or dusted. So, the accumulation of dirt can become overwhelming.
Also, its tough to reno with lots of “stuff” in the way. Here are some options:
- Sell stuff online (help to pay for the new stuff!)
- Donate to charity
- Make a trip to the dump
- Or if you are like us, and live in a condo building with a big dumpster, you can use that
Another part of the cleaning was the carpets, which came up pretty well, considering that they probably hadn’t been cleaned in TEN YEARS. The bedroom carpets came up the best, as they had the least traffic. Plus if you need to cover up trouble areas, a throw rug is your friend.
A fresh coat of paint is always excellent bang for your buck. In this room I used my favourite colour, which I also used in the kitchen. Behr’s graceful grey. I used Behr Frost for the trim. I love the smell of fresh paint.
There were two small end tables but they were not really the correct finish for the room.
I painted these using Rustoleum Silver spray paint. When I did the first one, I sanded it down ,and then sprayed. But because it is a very thin veneer over MDF, it wore down to the particle board very easily. So, for the second one I primed it instead, and then spray painted. This is the better method. Here is what they look like painted
The bedding I purchased online from Joss and Main/Wayfair. I love online shopping, especially when they ship for free. You can go here to shop for the same or something similar. The bedding is Ashley reversible comforter set in Grey.
I really love the look of this. The cat and the dog also like it. Unfortunately the cat drools, so he's not allowed in there anymore 🙂
The curtains are from IKEA.
All of the following items came from Home Sense. I LOVE Home Sense!!!!!!
- Throw pillows for the bed
Here are the bits and pieces that I merely re-purposed:
- The shag rug I already owned
- We left the existing IKEA hemnes dresser
- The chair in this photo, we actually scavenged from the parking lot of our building. When someone moved out they left it behind. It was far superior to the chair that was there, so the old one went in to the bin.
- The mirror was a left-over that I had from a bathroom renovation, which included a mirror with the vanity
- The headboard I made myself. See here for my post on how to do this: DIY Diamond tufted headboard
- Paint (Home Depot) $40
- Bedding (Wayfair) $125
- Mirrors (Home Sense) - square $120
- Mirror (Home Sense) - round $20
- Lamps (Home Sense) - $120
- Rug - owned
- Dresser - owned
- Mirror over dresser - owned
- Chair - scavenged
- Curtains (IKEA) - $25
- Curtain Rod (Walmart) - $20
- Headboard - constructed $120
The whole bedroom update came in under $600. Wouldn't you spend $600 to make your room look this cozy and warm? I would! I did!
You can do this too! No, really you can. Just go and find your inspiration, and then get cleaning, de-clutteing and shopping.