Taking Control of Your Bedroom

taking control of your bedroom

In all the years of decorating and organizing, somehow our master bedroom always got ignored. It turned more into a storage catch all room than a relaxing Master bedroom. A few months ago I realized how embarrassing our room really was. It was a big project with a little budget so here are some of the things I learned along the way.

  • First set your budget. Mine was $300
  • Next set your priorities. Spend your money where it will make the biggest impact.
  • Look around for inspiration. I made a board on Pinterest all for the ideas that I liked and then let the ideas marinate for a while as I formulated my plan.
  • Declutter! Get rid of things that are just in the way. If you haven’t used it – stop storing it! Check out this post if you need some help getting rid of stuff!

Here is the before….it’s a little embarrassing but I’m keeping it real for you!

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DSC_7008My priorities were:

  • A headboard
  • A bed skirt that was long enough to cover all our storage under the bed
  • Paining all the furniture to match
  • New lamps that are actually for bedsides and fit on them!
  • Finding somewhere else for all my canned goods
  • New sheets

Our head board was the first project and I love how it turned out!

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All for just under $75! You can view the full tutorial here.

I also painted all of our furniture Behr Creamy White.

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I just took our original hardware and painted it Rust-Oleum Oil Rubbed Bronze which turned out perfect and gave a good contrast. I found our new lamps at Target! Our last lamps were way to big for bedside tables!

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I also rearranged the things on our bookshelf to make things look more orderly.

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I love it so much! It shows off so many things that are meaningful to us. For example this is my Grandma Irene’s jewelry box. I remember staring into it when I was a little girl looking at all of her lovely things. Those are also my first pair of shoes when I was a baby, and the Willow tree angel was give to me when I got back from Romania by one of my dearest friends.

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Everything on the shelves means something to me and John and it makes me happy that it looks so much better now!

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The little black box on the ground was made by my Grandfather for his mother to hold her sewing supplies. I use it to hold all my essential oils.

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Lastly over our dresser I wanted a new frame for the picture of Lake Cavanaugh. This is where my family had a cabin for over 50 years and where John and I had our first date! At this point I was out of budget though so I raided our wood pile for wood and John cut it for me. I glued it together using Wood Gorilla Glue which is my all time favorite glue. Its amazing!

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I love how the frame turned out and added to the casual beach feel of the room.

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I sewed some new pillow covers for our bed and recovered our laundry basket top to match the new fabrics in the room.

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On the front pillow I used an vintage button from my Moms old button jar to add just a little bling.

Lastly I simplified our sewing area too!

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Total cost of the whole redo $330. Just $30 over budget.

Cost breakdown:

Headboard – $75

Paint/supplies for furniture – $70

Lamps – $50

Fabric – $30

Bed skirt- $55

Sheets – $50

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Its amazing what a difference you can make with a small budget, a little work, and some creativity.

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Lisa

Previous author of Over the Big Moon. I shared my passion for home and family life! I love graphic design, DIY projects, cooking, and working in my garden! My favorite role is taking care of my husband and our 3 amazing and busy boys!

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