When we first walked through this house, there was no doubt we would have our hands full with cosmetic upgrades, if we chose to buy it. But this prospect was really exciting, since we also had the opportunity to make it exactly what we wanted. So, we jumped in with both feet and I’m so excited about this Master Bedroom Revamp.
My goal was to create a romantic Parisian inspired space.
Here is the completed master bedroom. I wanted a bright bedroom, and did I ever get it. Sometimes, too much of a good thing, isn’t so great (lol), especially with an east facing window. The sun can be annoying when we’re trying to sleep in.
This pic was taken on one of the walk-throughs before we actually moved in. I honestly didn’t have much hope for this master bedroom at first. I can’t believe how tiny it looks in this picture. No so romantic, huh…..
After ripping out that dated pink carpet, adding some fresh bright paint to the walls, and white trim work, this master has been transformed.
The jumping off point for the whole colour scheme was this pretty (and romantic) damask wallpaper. It’s a cream colour, with a very subtle grey damask pattern. I purchased it at a Habitat for Humanity store for $1.50. They only had one roll though, so I knew I had to make it count. The subtle blue paint is a custom colour I had them mix up at Lowes. Custom meaning: I simply chose a colour that was close to what I wanted, and asked them not to add as much blue. lol.
It was a shame to have to rip out all that carpet, especially since it was in decent shape. Not sure why anyone would have chosen that colour (especially in the last 5 years), but hey, everyone’s tastes are different, Lucky for us, this house had been on the market for nearly 3 months with nary an offer, and I’m pretty certain all the carpet was to blame.
Switching the placement of the bed to this wall was a good decision in the end. It was tricky at first trying to figure out where to put the bed, since the room is long and narrow. Plus, since I added the wallpaper and trim, putting the bed in this location is a long term commitment.
Adding the wallpaper, trim work around the bed, and chair rail took me a whole day. Adding the wainscotting panels took another half day. I used the Devon panels from the Home Depot, which run about $11.00 each. I find them very easy to work with, since they are already pre-fabricated, and just need to be nailed to the wall, caulked and painted. I used a nail gun to secure them, but I’ve also heard that a strong adhesive can also be used. And to answer the question about Darth Vader; yes, it is him on my husband’s night stand.
Here is a close up of the flooring we used. It’s an engineered hardwood called Coffee Bean from Columbia Flooring. A local store here in Bradford had it on clearance for $10/box. We bought every last box they had, and it worked out to about $0.30 per square foot. Boo ya! Online, this same flooring costs $4.99 per square foot.
New lighting was installed to add to the romantic feeling. This room was also in dire need to some actual light (since the previous ceiling fan only gave off a whopping 60 watts of light), This was purchased through Overstock.ca for $89.00.
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