Master Bedroom Makeover
New curtains, Clean blinds, DIY tie-backs & a fresh Bulletin Board
Just let me say in advance our room is in no way finished but as I have mentioned before I am sharing the updates within my blog to keep myself motivated and because as much as I like seeing a “Before and After” post where the room was remarkably changed in one day it simply isn’t possible for plain folks like me.
In all honesty I have not been able to complete as much as I would like due to my limitations but I am proud of the progress we have made.
This is where I owe a HUGE thanks to my hubby and daughters.
That being said, let’s check out this week’s progress!
This first thing I did was makeover my bulletin board from drab brown to coordinating grey and blue.
Check out the details here.
Then we stripped the curtains and blinds (remember I cleaned the windows in Bedroom Makeover Update #1.)
Today I tackled the dreaded task of the enormous (or so it seems) blinds.
They were not pretty.
I do dust them each week or so but I have gotten out of the habit of wiping each individual slat.
Thankfully, it was only dust and not more than a few specks of dirt.
I will be including a “How I Cleaned My Blinds” post in the next few days with pictures and details but here is a before and after photo to give you a hint of the “fun” we had.
(Actually it wasn’t as bad as I expected.)
After battling, the removal, cleaning, drying and hanging I admit looking at the shiny clean blinds feels pretty good.
Why New Curtains?
I was unable to find a bedspread I wanted that met all my criteria.
Pet hair, lightweight, easy to clean, matching my bedroom and in my price range.
This would be why I have had this comforter set for over 5 years and it took me several years to settle on this one.
So what is a girl to do?
Change the curtains!
I resorted to ordering the navy blue curtains I had used before but had removed due to damage prior to the cat declawing.
I spent several hours online looking for curtains after I gave up on bedding and still wasn’t sure what I wanted because the colors all seemed wrong and the prices were too high and honestly, I was just plain frustrated so I quit looking.
Yesterday morning I woke up to an EPIPHANY. The curtains I wanted to match were already hanging in my living room (DUH!).
I simply went in and checked the label.
Then logged on-line looking for the brand.
Target had them and I could have it arranged for my husband to pick them up on his lunch hour THAT day.
They were Buy One Get One 30% OFF.
I got the set of lined, light blocking curtains for less than $18.00 (tax included).
I was so excited since I had expected to spend upwards of $40 or more.
I love the solid colors curtains but after making the mini flowers for the bulletin board I decided it would be fun to make material flower rosettes for tie-backs as well.
It was so easy!
I whipped up these two tie-backs and rosettes from the $1.99 Goodwill find I stumbled on last week.
It took me less than 30 minutes (while watching TV on the sofa) to create the flowers and just 10 more minutes to create the tie-backs.
I love the way they look and hope they will help bring the room together when I complete the additional accents.
The “Handmade Tie-back how-to” will be our next “Workshop Wednesday” post.
It was not on my original plan but they were just too simple to pass up doing a demo.
One last look at the (almost) completed area.
New curtains up, tie-backs created, windows, blinds and desk scrubbed clean, bulletin board recovered and wall clean.
Now to find a solution to storing the cricut, printer and modem.
I am also trying to convince my hubby to build me a beautiful window cornice even though it’s freezing outside.
What do you think?
Wouldn’t this me the perfect touch?
Photo and instructions found from the Family Handyman here.
Of course, I am not sure it is in the current budget and that we can build it in this beautiful bi-polar Illinois weather so I will stick it in my Pinterest file for “Hope to Do this Spring” and imagine it’s up there until then.
Master Bedroom Makeover Budget Check-In
Here is a breakdown of the $100 Budget so far.
Please remember this includes the closet and organizing items.
Lowes Metal 8 ‘ Shelf and Braces $27.77
Goodwill King Size Grey Sheet $2.12
TARGET 42 X 84 IN Curtains (2) $17.46
Ribbon for Bulleting Board (I had on hand) $2.12
Current TOTAL: $49.47
Do you want to follow our progress as we purge, clean, organize and “makeover” one room on a budget?
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