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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A girly office for me: makeover-before and after.

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I said it! I wanted a girly office! It may not be PC, but if I am juggling 3 different “revenue sources” I need a pretty space!  This has been a work in progress for over 3 years. This is where my office started 3 years ago: DSC_0343 And, my first step was to buy this desk at Pottery Barn on New Years Eve of 2012! The Printer’s Desk.  It was the floor model!  FYI…. I am on a list of potential buyers who are interested in Pottery Barn’s floor sample sales.  And, a sales associate actually called me! pb desk So I had my dream desk, but my space was still dark. And, now I had a dark stained desk. And, my paint makeovers and diy shelf were now looking too dark for the space!   Hmmm… DSC_0444 So to see the vision I had to clear the room. Sorry for the grainy photo! officeduring And with white ceilings and new paint.. it started to brighten up! DSC_0005 Along the way, I painted the diy shelf I made the year before and I repainted the filing cabinet and added new hardware.   So easy! officebefore6 So my back was to the windows behind me.  I  needed access to my printer…. like constantly. So it was lodged it the corner below the windows! officebefore4 I spent a lot of  nights just moving furniture around the room. Yep, fun winter nights while waiting for Scandal to return! And, a funny thing happened. I found my groove and the furniture fell into place.  Photos: officeafterwide3

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Photo:  My favorite wall!!

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FINAL:

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RESOURCE LIST AND LINKS TO PROJECTS:

Window Curtain: Ikea ($20.00 for 2 panels) STORAGE BOXES MONOGRAM BULLETIN BOARD BOOK CASE MAKEOVER SUBWAY ART: ONE KINGS LANE FILE CABINET MAKEOVER

 

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