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Here is my favourite room from my Greg’s Condo project.
This is the Master bedroom reveal. And this was my starting point
See my original post here: Master Bedroom
Ok, if you don’t want to go and read that post, here is the basic gist of it: A room is a room. 4 walls, window closet. So, no reason I can’t make my room look like my inspiration room (go read the post for the Inspo) We are not talking major construction, or for that matter even minor construction. Just some paint, a few new pieces, some repurposed pieces a little DIY and a good clean. Here we go…
Here is how I pulled this together
First thing: Clean and get rid of all of the junk. Greg had really not been living here for a few years, and when you don’t live somewhere, it never gets vaccuumed or dusted. So, the accumulation of dirt can become overwhelming.
Also, its tough to reno with lots of “stuff” in the way. Here are some options:
- Sell stuff online (help to pay for the new stuff!)
- Donate to charity
- Make a trip to the dump
- Or if you are like us, and live in a condo building with a big dumpster, you can use that
Another part of the cleaning was the carpets, which came up pretty well, considering that they probably hadn’t been cleaned in TEN YEARS. The bedroom carpets came up the best, as they had the least traffic. Plus if you need to cover up trouble areas, a throw rug is your friend. Not that I was covering up, I just love the feeling of shag under my feet in the morning. I think it makes. the whole room look that much snugglier…that’s a word right?
A fresh coat of paint is always excellent bang for your buck. In this room I used my favourite colour, which I also used in the kitchen. Behr’s graceful grey. I used BEHR Frost for the trim. I love the smell of fresh paint in the morning (Apocalypse Now reference 🙂 Just adding a more modern neutral colour over that weird orangey colour, made a world of difference. If you can do nothing else, do paint.
There were two small end tables but they were not really the correct finish for the room.
I painted these using Rustoleum Metallic spray paint. When I did the first one, I sanded it down ,and then sprayed it. But because it is a very thin veneer over MDF, it wore down to the particle board very easily. So, for the second one I primed it with Zinsser Primer instead, and then spray painted it. This is the better method. Zinsser Primer is my go-to, before I paint anything that needs primer, for sheen or colour. It’s got AH-mazing coverage and dries super fast. Here is what they look like painted. If you have the budget for new night tables, go ahead and buy some. But if your budget is tight, maybe go and see what you can find at the second hand store, because you can always use paint to up-cycle it and make it work with your colour scheme. I’m pretty sure you could pick up a couple of beauties like these ones for about $5 each!
The bedding I purchased online you can find it here!
I purchased this bedding 2 years ago, and it has stood up fabulously!! We use it in our guest bedroom, and often all four of us (Greg, me and the cat and the dog) are all sprawled on the bed, and it still looks great, and the pleat/tucks have not let go. Plus it’s super soft and comfy. It was a great solution, and makes a nice looking guest bedroom. Plus I think it’s cheaper than when I bought it! Too bad that I stole those nice Mirrors and put them in the new master bedroom.All of the following items came from Home Sense. I LOVE Home Sense!!!!!!
Here are the bits and pieces that I merely re-purposed:
- The shag rug I already owned
- End tables re-fnished
- The headboard I made myself. See here for my post on how to do this: DIY Diamond tufted headboard
Total is under $600! Wouldn’t you spend $600 for this space, I would, and I did! You should too! You could probably pull this off for even less, if you are thrifty and a good second hand shopper.
If you want to check out the rest of the condo update, which I happen to think is pretty fabulous, click here to check it out.