Master Bedroom – Renovation Realities

The master bedroom is huge. A very long, wide room with windows to the outside, and even  interior windows overlooking the great room. The walls and ceiling had a cream color paint accented with brown crown molding and window trim. On the wall with the outside windows, we have a nice half wall of light gray brick veneers mortared to the wall. The whole room was just plain old.

We decided that on Labor Day weekend 2014 we would start the project- Friday to Monday. Four days of working around the clock.

If you are attempting to cover a wall with wainscoting, a nail gun is the way to go. This made our efforts so much easier.

The whole project cost us about $2000 and included all of the following materials purchased

– Paint (6 gallons)

-Misc painting items (tape, rollers, brushes, etc)

– Plastic Sheeting

-Two floating shelves

– 2 Bathroom fans

– Wood and trim for wainscoting

– two lighting fixtures

– several outlets, switches, and covers

– New hardware for windows

– Bolts for new bed frame

– Decorative mirror for bathroom

– New lighting fixture for Bathroom

– Wire shelving for closet

– Chandelier for closet

-Door handles

-Decorative baskets for closet organization

 

It took a total of 4 days to complete this project. Each day we would each tackle different projects making this a smooth renovation.

 

This photo was taken with the previous owners of the house. You can see the dark wood trim everywhere, cream walls, and ugly brick.

This photo was taken with the previous owners of the house. You can see the dark wood trim everywhere, cream walls, and ugly brick.

 

Moved everything out of the room and laid a tarp.

Moved everything out of the room and laid a tarp.

 

Started to paint! Walls, trim, and ceiling.

Started to paint! Walls, trim, and ceiling.

Other side of the room- bathroom and closet space

Other side of the room- bathroom and closet space

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Our room overlooks the great room (living room) there are decorative windows that fill in those spaces that we had to paint from dark brown to bright white.

Painting the decorative windows white in the garage.

Painting the decorative windows white in the garage.

Stocked up on all the wainscoting materials. Hint- A yoga mat on the roof of your car to prevent scratches is a great idea.

Stocked up on all the wainscoting materials. Hint- A yoga mat on the roof of your car to prevent scratches is a great idea.

Wainscoting time! We also added a beautiful framed trim to the windows to make them more grand

Wainscoting time! We also added a beautiful framed trim to the windows to make them more grand

Added the panels.

Added the panels.

End of day 3- put the first coat of white on the wainscoting and did a little clean up.

Final indoor windows

Final indoor windows

Added the window treatments

Added the window treatments

...very grand window treatments from the Martha Stewart collection at Home Depot

…very grand window treatments from the Martha Stewart collection at Home Depot

$2000 headboard we found on sale at Macy's for $200.

$2000 king headboard we found on sale at Macy’s for $200.

Lots and lots of pillows

Lots and lots of pillows

New bathroom shelving, mirror, lights. Freshly painted walls and ceiling.

New bathroom shelving, mirror, lights. Freshly painted walls and ceiling.

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Closet chandelier from The Home Depot.

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Decorative baskets from At Home (formerly Garden Ridge) which has household items at great prices.

Hallway from bedroom to the bath/closet suite. We put hooks up along with our laundry hampers. Also, we repainted the doors white.

Hallway from bedroom to the bath/closet suite. We put hooks up along with our laundry hampers. Also, we repainted the doors white.

And there it is. Four days, $2k, and some muscle soreness. The first few nights we woke up in our new room it was unbelievable. I highly recommend a little DIY home renovation. Not only is it nice to live in a wonderful home, but it also severely increases the home value.

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