Two Mortgages Too Many

Cosmetic updates get a home ready for sale to free a couple from paying two mortgages.

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Hide CaptionShow CaptionA new color palette and matching window treatments take full advantage of the unique architectural elements in this room.
Before, this bedroom had mismatched window treatments and damaged walls, but it still had lots of potential. Now, its potential has been fulfilled, and this room is gorgeous. The walls were painted three shades of green to highlight the room's height and architectural detail. The wall behind the bed is re-covered in beadboard to help ground the space and add more interest to the dormer wall. A new crystal chandelier adds elegance and draws the eye up to the lofty ceiling. Finally, radiator covers conceal the big cast-iron radiators and provide decorative shelf storage.

Cost breakdown:

faux finish $87
beadboard $160
chandelier $250
radiator covers $300
bathroom upgrades $350
floor refinishing $80
paint and accessories $770

Total: $1,997

Master bedroom makeover products

toss pillows: HomeGoods - 192663
toss pillows: Linens ‘N Things - Havana 18 x 18 Blue 085989485345 and 10 x 19 Chocolate artwork 086569336682
duvet cover set: Overstock.com - Hepburn floral 10397699
paint: Benjamin Moore - Nob Hill Sage 450, Norway Spruce 452 and Cedar Path - 454 (all eggshell)
standard bed pillows: Wal-Mart - 002569500448
fabric and grosgrain ribbon: Hancock Fabrics 001281658, 001524404 and 001518315
chandelier: Lowe's - 29-inch, nine-light black crystal 1265559

Bathroom makeover products

towels and shower curtain: HomeGoods - 091569, 084619 and 148178
wall art: HomeGoods - 41635
mirror: HomeGoods - 011379
shower rod: Tuesday Morning - 000007161447
light fixture: Lowe's - two-light 226809
floor tiles: Lowe's - 12 x 12 Italia Stn Bianco peel and stick 81117
sink faucet: Lowe's 4-inch 44493
silk flowers, ceramic pot, foam and clay: Wal-Mart - 084344100089, 004762500631, 004650193687 and 002844451858
radiator covers: Colors Furniture

Guest bedroom makeover products

storage baskets: JCPenney - 781/9999
twin comforter set w/matching toss pillows: JCPenney B722-87773D
fabric, pillow form and grosgrain ribbon: Hancock Fabrics - Ivy 000767632, 000578880 and 000976373
sheets and pillowcases: Linens ‘N Things - Wellesley 085989453433 and 085989483297
Euro pillow and bedskirt: Linens ‘N Things 0796337836599 and 030473085464
paint: Benjamin Moore- Baywood Brown 1234 (eggshell)
bronze leaves wall art: Burlington Coat Factory - 706-70694909
light fixture: Lowe's - three-light leaves flushmount 155438
lamp: Lowe's - 31" antique bronze leaves 153484

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