Master Bedroom Retreat Mini Makeover for $50

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The Master Bedroom.  I don’t know if it’s truly a retreat- it feels more like a HR department where every member of the house comes bursting in with questions, complaints, requests and major  announcements!  And we have a large master bedroom, so there is plenty of room for a waiting room of family members.  Take a number!  Here’s the before.  This photo reminds me how much a small change can  make a big difference. The pillow on the chaise shows a pillow from my son’s room.  Our room became his space “to get away from the family.”  I’m cringing at the terra cot planters.  The red drapes are from Pottery Barn, but I replaced them with this cheap, inexpensive, readily available alternative  HERE.

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This post is about how little changes, and a new coffee table for $49.00 can change the look.  This involved moving leather club chairs (I think they are more like a vinyl) upstairs and creating a waiting room retreat.

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The table is from IKEA and is $49.00!  It really lightened up the space. My house is full of dark colors.

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The mantel is always a work in progress, but I am working on adding “layers.”  I just added the little basket (a garage sale find) and it added some much needed  color.  The details on the  frame project are HERE.

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Fisher Price Basketball Hoop On Wall {saving floor space}!

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I am running in a race to benefit Pancreatic Cancer (Purple Stride) so I am reposting a fun project my friend came up with for my son’s room.

My son loves to play basketball. He plays outside for hours, but still loves to shoot in his room before bed (before school, before homework, before..).  The basketball  hoop and stand took up alot of floor space and was tipping over (with his ever growing strength).  So, my girlfriend came up with this idea! She is an organizational genius!  She used a wall  mounted bracket to attach just the backboard to the wall.  Genius!  Wish I could take credit for this idea!

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One of the best rewards from this project was it extended the life of this hoop. My son would have quickly outgrown the height of the hoop when it was on the floor.  Attaching it to the wall allowed us to place it much higher and extended the fun!

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