My personal master bedroom renovation. My goal was to create a quiet, clean, modern beach like retreat for my husband and I. We have lived 3 places the last 20 years, a two bedroom apartment, a townhouse we bought as our first home and our current home. We never really did anything to our bedrooms. Our first home was a new build, we moved in with white walls. They were still white when we left.
As our kids have gotten older we have encouraged them to have our house be a hangout house. We encouraged them so much, our 1700sf house is usually filled to the gills every weekend with teenagers in each room and we are now confined to our bedroom. So why not celebrate our 20th anniversary buy creating a little retreat just for the two of us?
This was a last minute decision so we had a super tight budget to work with so I did all the work myself in the room. For the exception of some heavy lifting, hardware installation and attaching the headboard to the bed.
Two of my dear friends came over to help me hang the wall paper on the accent wall. None of us had ever hung wallpaper before, but that didn’t stop us. All in all it wasn’t too bad, however, I do believe I would hire a professional next time. This house is older and not level, the angles of the ceiling upstairs were also a challenge. Otherwise it was pretty straight forward.
I purchased two ‘new’ dressers from Facebook Market Place and refinished them both. The one dresser I had wanted to strip and have as a natural wood piece however, it was way darker than I had anticipated so I painted the whole thing. (check out the details HERE) The other piece I was going to have all natural but incorporated a little paint on it as well. (you can see that HERE) Both turned out perfectly for our master bedroom renovation.
Ceiling height is definitely an issue. It’s pretty low, around 7′-6″ at the highest point and then there are the angled areas which really cuts down on wall space. The ceiling fan hangs a little low, but we can both walk under it, only our 15 year old is too tall to fit under it. Since there isn’t much wall space for hanging decor I went with the wallpaper as a focal point.
My husband is color blind, doesn’t like clutter and together we love the beach! That’s what the inspiration was for our master bedroom renovation.
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click on the photo below for links to some of the items I used in creating this room renovation