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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Repurpose a Lantern to Organize

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Somewhere in the year 2010 I decided I could not have enough lanterns. I snagged them on clearance aisles, HomeGoods. It came to a head this spring when I would spend hours minutes re-arranging lanterns.  My family was getting a little worried. So I used our annual garage sale as an opportunity to lean out the collection.  Until, I had a mismatched, lonely, isolated wood lantern from Target clearance.  And, it taunted me.

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Fast forward a few weeks,  I got an idea while I was consolidating/organizing my wrapping paper.  Is there a rule that I have to stick a candle in the lantern?

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What do you think?

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