Create Master-Bedroom Elegance for Less Than $500
Host Joan Steffand and designer Susie Burke turn a bedroom filled with secondhand furnishings into a first-rate retreat.
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For under $500, the design team has turned this bedroom into a relaxing oasis. Read on to find out how they did it.
$64 - Wall Treatment
The walls are painted a light cream color to brighten up the room. The tile wall border is covered up with a wood border painted a darker color than the walls.
wall paint: Behr - custom color
$98 - Headboard
Two leather rag rugs are glued and stitched together and stapled to the back of king-size piece of batting-wrapped plywood. Two boards are attached to the plywood to hold the entire piece to the bed frame.
rag rugs: Target - Home Area Rug, 30"x50"/066 01 392
$65 - Bedding
Burke embellishes the homeowners' bed ensemble with covered buttons and a new silk bed skirt. The original bed skirt is fashioned into ruffled pillows.
bed skirt and accent pillows: Jo-Ann Fabrics - Silkglow, color - Camel, 6101182
throw: Target - Bella, Sandlewood Collection 060 22 008
$22 - Wall Lights
Two brass swing-arm lamps found at a garage sale are painted with a two-part rust paint.
lampshades: Target - Style 749, 02992 80620
$111 - Window Treatments
Dark-brown glass beads are stitched onto the tops of four curtain panels to coordinate with the dark wood tables and leather headboard.
curtains: Linens 'n Things - Savoy Panel, 54" x 84" color - Antique #678298125103
glass beads: Jo-Ann Fabrics - A Touch of Glass, 6mm 2-Tone Red/Gold
curtain rods: Jo-Ann Fabrics - Rustic Crown, 6209647 and 6209621
drapery rings: Jo-Ann Fabrics - Rustic Crown, 6210264
$17 - Shadow Display Boxes
Three shadow boxes showcase in each a plastic tumbler filled with pea gravel and silk flowers.
silk orchid stems: Jo-Ann Fabrics - Interior Accents, #7052830
plastic tumblers: Target - Pilsner, color - White 2202
A loveseat from the family room is brought into the bedroom and dressed with a cream slipcover.
Slipcover: Linens 'n Things - Sure Fit Slipcovers, Simply Suede, color - Sand #167327249 263
$27 - TV Cabinet
The existing TV cabinet is disguised with a decorative board secured across the front. The homeowner's wanted the TV to stay on the top shelf so Burke simply covered up the shelves they weren't using.
$22 - Shelf and Candles
A dark wood shelf with a tray of candles on top spans the length of wall above the bed.
candleholder: Target - Market Bazaar, 065100274
$498 - Total Cost
See how a boring master bedroom is transformed into a very cozy space.