See how a boring master bedroom is transformed into a very cozy space.
Host Joan Steffend and designer Sara Trosen turn an outdated master bedroom into a private retreat.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.
$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.
$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.
$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.
$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.
$53 - Accessories
$489 - Total Cost