master bedroom: details and pricing

23 May 2012

Wait! I found an even sweeter before :) Here is our master when we looked at our house:
Okay, now we can begin breaking it down!

from the above picture,
-the paint is a custom color I mixed with leftover paint, but then I ran out. Yea, you can read more here. Basically, I was trying to match Behr’s wheat bread, which I found as a top greige on Pinterest. (actually, I called Kristin from Lowes and made her look it up for me so I could get the testers, thanks KRISHIN!!) So, let’s call the paint Wheat Bread by Behr, I put the samples up to my paint I mixed up and they are basically identical. Quart I had to pick up because I ran out: $10
-the mirror above the bed was provided by Kirklands. free
-the headboard was a diy you can find here.  $40

may-2012-027-1_thumb1the chalkboard was free! more here.

may-2012-007-1_thumb2We kept the same bedding we had in our Texas home, with the addition of a new coverlet from Target $80
and this Ralph Lauren pillow from TJ Maxx $15

The bamboo shade is from Overstock. $27
The curtains. The curtains!! Here is the story in the longest, most drawn out form possible. I saw the curtains online at Home Depot. Hmmm, those might be pretty in the bedroom. AND they come in 95” lengths. I’m just going to order one to see if I really like it. It comes….I tear it out of the package, pin it up with a pushpin, I love it. Just what I’m looking for~Martha makes some beautiful curtains. These are heavy, lined, PERFECT!  I let time go by, it stays tacked to the wall. I finish painting. Well, almost. I put the rod up, then the curtain. Oh, yea! I need another one. Go to the website, and you guessed it: they are out of stock. Arrgggghhhh. Okay, Melissa. Don’t panic, use your brain. How about we just cut it in half? They are big and full and it might work to have one half on each side.Out come the scissors. I don’t like the way it looks…too skimpy. So now I have one panel cut in half…
I call Home Depot. Are you SURE you are out of stock?? The nice lady says, yes, but I can give you the manufacturer’s phone number. I call them, she looks it up and says she can get back to me in a few days. (Amy at Spring Global…nicest person ever.) She calls me back the next week, they found one, and says if I send a check, they can ship it out to me. I send her a check, I see that they cash it on our online banking. I wait. and wait. and wait. for over a week and a half….nothing. I call Amy, she said they shipped it..oh wait, no they didn’t. So I wait another 4 days and finally get my second panel. If you look really closely, you’ll see that the right panel is nice and normal. The left panel is cut in half and just kind of tucked together. And that is the story of the curtains in our bedroom. $65

-the lamps were from our previous room, with new shades and jute trim. $25
-the magazine holder on the side of the dresser that we use as a wannabe nightstand was from TJ Maxx. $15

-the lamps and shades were from Tuesday morning~a birthday gift from my Grandma.
-basket from Target $15.00
-the dresser was $75.00 at the thrift store.

-the monogram plates were from our previous master bath—more here.
The frame is just a frame we all ready had that we spray painted.

I think that’s it?? Total: $389.56 for a new to us bedroom.
Let me know if you have any questions in the comments below~thanks for reading!signature_thumb2


  1. Gorgeous! I love how you made such an impact on your space with so little money. Thanks for sharing it.

  2. Janicepierce1/7/14, 10:52 PM

    Oops! I found the link! Sorry. Thank you so much I love this idea. Jann

  3. You make it look so easy. I'm trying to do neutrals, with a red accent wall, but it's tough to match beige and tan and white and cream. It's more difficult than it sounds! Or do I just not worry about it too much?

  4. Wowee wow! It is such a lovely and graceful room, Melissa. :) And I had to laugh about the curtains, but they look great. :)

  5. BlueClearSkyElizabeth1/8/14, 4:57 PM

    Your bedroom is beautiful and I think it is fantastic that you achieved this so cost-effectively.

  6. Lori Bernstein1/8/14, 4:57 PM

    Beautiful! And on a major budget - wow!

  7. Wow!  So much difference for such little $$$.  Nice job!

  8. looks wonderful!!!

  9. melissa*320 sycamore1/8/14, 6:10 PM

    Hello, Kathy! I've seen it both online and in the store. Good luck!

  10. melissa*320 sycamore1/16/14, 10:46 PM

    No clumps, just not enough paint! :) It was all pretty fresh paint...I haven't run into that problem yet.

  11. MelissaMacGregor1/16/14, 10:56 PM

    Great job Melissa!! I love it!!

  12. Really love the colors in your bedroom. Absolutely gorgeous.

  13. Fabulous.  I would LOVE to find a dresser exactly like that (not that I have anywhere to put it)!  

  14. I always love bedrooms with a window and a drape on it. I love it when a morning sunshine and sun rays is draping through the window then to the drape and finally to my face. And you just have one beautifully done.


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