Master Bedroom Makeover for Less Than $500
See how a boring master bedroom is transformed into a very cozy space.
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Host Joan Steffend and designer Sara Trosen turn an outdated master bedroom into a private retreat.
$40 - Paint
The walls are painted a muted green hue for a soft neutral against the jewel-toned window treatments and bedding.
- wall paint: Behr - 380F-6, River Bank
$153 - Window Treatments
The windows are first dressed with sheers and then ruby- and eggplant-color fabric panels are attached up high on the wall, spanning both the entire window wall and wrapping around the two corners.
- sheer panels: Wal-Mart - Mainstays, 60X81 White Regina
$43 - Headboard
An old door is framed with painted porch spindles and used for the headboard.
$43 - Pillows
$35 - Nightstands
Since the nightstands were just a bit shorter than needed, they add craft balls onto the legs with double-ended screws to reach the appropriate height.
- wooden balls: Jo-Ann Fabrics
$40 - Corner Bench
One corner is outfitted with a built-in bench and upholstered seat.
$5 - Drawer Pulls
The homeowners' existing dresser is updated with paint and new drawer pulls.
- drawer pulls: Home Depot - 781266134813
$88 - Mirror
The homeowners' existing full-length mirror is attached to a piece of plywood and framed with mirror tiles that Trosen enhances with a distressed finish. To create the rustic effect, she first applies a paint remover to loosen the protective backing then scrapes parts of it off (steel wool can be used in lieu of a scraper). Next, she dabs on a patina solution then finishes it with brown and black paint to create the rustic, weathered effect.
- beveled-edge mirrors: Home Depot - Stanley
- antiquing solution: Jo-Ann Fabrics - Triangle Crafts, 357110094
- paint stripper: Home Depot - Bix, 7485610220
$53 - Accessories
- beaded lamp: Jo-Ann Fabrics - Medina Lamp
$489 - Total Cost
Host Joan Steffand and designer Susie Burke turn a bedroom filled with secondhand furnishings into a first-rate retreat.