I am finally done!!
As with every DIY project it takes some time!!
You can go back and follow this journey from beginning to end,
with out interruptions if you want.
Here are all the links:
For me the savings and the beauty totally equal the Happiness Factor!
If you're new to Batchelors Way, I do just about everything on extremely small budgets by buying used items and sale items but with out sacrificing taste.
Let's start by going back to where the room started. Pretty much a big white box.
You can go here to read more about where we started and read about the floor plan change.
I know nothing too disgusting, but nothing exciting either!
Oh take a mental note of the mirror and dresser. They stay!
There's my ceiling fan. It stays but gets up dated!
Without further ado let's see how this Master Bedroom turned out!!
Scroll down through all the pictures and then once you have checked it all out scroll back up and I'll tell how I created this on a budget!
Each point has a link for more info!
- Saved on paint my mixing paint I already had leftover from other projects or I got it from the dump's free paint pickup and drop off program. (It's a match to Autumn Haze by Glidden)
- Saved money by using what I had, and reused headboard, night stands and dresser.
- Blue quilt is from Target, called Anna by Home Classics. I love that it is cotton and washes easily. (I have 6 kids and 1 dog!) I got it on sale at Kohl's Department store for $38.99 for a King!
- Revamped existing lamps with spray paint. Replaced lamp shades with second hand shades and painted the stripes with a free paint sample.
- Saved on extra tall curtains by converting shower curtains from Target into bedroom curtains.
- Bought a second hand $10 bench and recovered it with fabric from a second hand store for $15!
- Made my own fan chandelier out of PVC pipe and things I had.
- Wall treatment made with MDF boards bought on clearance for $2.34 for a 16' board! It cost less than $50 for all the boards for this room.
- Cute blue bird on table was bought new from Big Lots.
- Recovered second hand chairs with fabric I found at Walmart. Each chair ended up costing $62.
- Refinished second hand nesting tables with blue spray paint.
- Bought extra large mason jar second hand for 25 cents. Tinted them blue myself and added silk flowers bought at a second hand shop.
- Used mirror I already had. This mirror now holds a secret I will reveal below.
- Crown molding purchased from the Restore for $20.
- Green rug under bench $20 from Walmart.
- Everything on the collage wall is from second hand stores. Some items left as is and some spruced up with blue spray paint.
You can't have too many can you?
Well my husband thinks so, but he loves me sooooo much he puts up with my gaggle of pillows!!
Even though pillows give you that finished look, they can be pricey and soon ruin your budget.
Here's how I saved on pillow prices:
- The lovey green pillows across the back are from my couch, I just covered them with some clearance fabric from a home fabric store. I think the fabric was $5.
- The large lovely white pillows with the navy squares as well as the textured white one were free! Cast offs from my neighbor.
- The green striped feather pillow I bought 'as is' from DI for $2.
- The navy hounds-tooth pillow and tiny green pillow were fabric samples I purchased for $2 each. I folded them over, sewed them up, and stuffed them with stuffing from old pillows I had.
- Last but not least is the floral pillow that I made from placematts I got at the Dollar Store. This was actually my inspiration piece for the the color scheme for the whole room!! The back is made of blue striped fabric that I already had. I then used a feather pillow form from Ikea.
That's $19 total for all those pillows!!
Accessories, this is my favorite part.
I wanted accessories that gave a pop of color and that made me happy. And I always love to throw in something whimsy or unexpected. But once again, accessories can really reek havoc on your budget. I think you might be surprised at what you can buy used. Everything on my dresser, (the collage above) was bought second hand except the green pears in the jars, and our junky old digital clock and cover (lower right corner of collage). Yes, our clock is junky, it's missing some buttons. We like it on this dresser facing the bed so we can both see what time it is at night. But I didn't want to see the clock from any other point in the room, so I made a cover for it out of scraps of balsa wood. Then I covered it with blue chevron scrapbook paper. Simple, yet beautiful to me!
If you are asking like my kids did, "Why is there a dog on your dresser?"
The answer is, I like him!
He is just the touch of whimsy I love and it IS my room.
OK, here's a few more accessories.
- Revamped this used clock with spray paint.
- Cute green bunny from DI for $1.
- Architectural piece I bought for $10 and added the homemade sign below it from scrap wood.
It has secret storage!!
Go here to see how we did this!!
Now, I want to show you something you can't see in any of these pictures. We moved our bed in front of the window and the curtains hang behind the head board. I wanted them to hang and not get squished by the headboard, so I added scraps of wood to the back of our head board as spacers. They only touch the wall in four little places, keeping the curtains in nice waves not flattened. I put a spacer at the top and bottom of each side of the window.
Just a funny little detail I wanted to share.
OK, back to the lovely part of the room!
Over all, I'm very happy with my room and so is Les!!
So that makes it a successful redo!
I hope you enjoyed this reveal, but more importantly, I hope I have inspire some one out there in blog land with an idea of how they can get the room they want for less.
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