Old World Master Bedroom Redesign

A master bedroom gets an Old World-style makeover. The Double Take team re-creates a $138,000 Old World bedroom for less than $2,600.

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Hide CaptionShow CaptionFurnishings and accessories in the inspiration room are expensive — this room is created at a fraction of the cost.
The elegant four-poster bed in the inspiration room has hand-turned posts with a custom-stain finish. The piece is valued at $9,800. Halili found a bed with the same proportions and a very similar style for $719. To mimic the woven-textured headboard on the designer bed, a faux-paint technique is used. Latex paint is mixed with a glazing medium so the paint will have a slow drying time. The paint is spread out on the headboard, then a combing tool is dragged over the surface in each direction to achieve the woven pattern.

Hanging from the four-poster bed in the designer room are $600 draperies that were custom made from woven grass. To replicate the bed curtains, scrim fabric is used. The edges are hemmed and the trim is attached with heat-activated adhesive fabric tape. Total cost for the project is $54.

Tip: Scrim is a fabric used at movie studios and in theater production to get all sorts of special lighting effects. It is inexpensive, at about $5 a yard, and has a really nice texture that can be used for all sorts of applications besides draperies.

For all available product information, click on the After photo of the room.