Room Makeover…Janae’s Master Bedroom

This past weekend was so much fun for me! Not only did I get to make a trip to Seattle to see most of my girlfriends from college but I got to do my first room makeover in someone else’s home! Now this project didn’t start out as a room makeover but it gradually progressed into that because we were having so much fun that we just couldn’t stop.

I got a text from my friend Janae one day that said “Our room is so sad! It needs a makeover.” I’m sure you all know this too well, it is so common that the last room in the house to get any attention is the master bedroom. Unless you have just recently moved in and are giving your guests a house tour, you just don’t usually take people into this room and therefore it tends to get a little neglected.

We started with photos of her room…here is the room before:

master bedroom makeover

So here is what we had to work with, the walls were already a great color, a nice shade of grayish-blue and the carpet accented them well in a nice charcoal color. The trim in the room was all in great shape in bright white and had nice crown moulding as well. Janae also had these beautiful sheer grey window panels that she wanted to incorporate into the new room. The first thing we decided was that the dark red accents needed to go as they were making the room too dark and she definitely needed a headboard.

We started looking at photos of headboards to decide on the look she wanted and we landed on a wood headboard that had a distressed look in a driftwood grey color. We were going to make the headboard ourselves and this would be my first major carpentry project so I started researching the “how-to”. I have always LOVED Ana White, if you haven’t been to her site, please check it out. This woman is amazing and posts 100’s of plans for all different types of furniture building. Janae decided on the Reclaimed Wood Headboard, so we went to Lowe’s and then got to work on it (I will post the full DIY on how to build the headboard this week so be on the lookout!). The headboard turned out beautifully and was exactly what we were going for.


Once we finished the headboard, we went on the hunt for bedding in the new color scheme, mostly grey and yellow with blue accents. At T.J. Maxx, Janae spotted this gorgeous quilt with colors that matched exactly what we were looking for. They happened to have matching pillow shams as well so we grabbed those and some sheer yellow curtain panels to replace the dark red curtains she already had. We found the sheets, bed skirt and yellow accent pillow at Homegoods.

master bedroom makeover

Next up was a little wall décor, Janae wanted a family photo wall above the bed so we grabbed an assortment of wood frames from Goodwill and spray painted them white. She picked out some photos and we converted them to black and white and had prints done through Walgreens photo center. Then we just laid the frames out on the bed and rearranged them until we got the desired look.

master bedroom makeover

We decided that since we told her husband Chris we were just building a headboard and that it wouldn’t cost him much that we should probably stop there. Didn’t want to shock is wallet too much 🙂 Ultimately, Janae spent under $300 to build and paint the headboard, and for the bedding, curtains and pictures. A quick and inexpensive update to make her master bedroom a place she enjoys relaxing with her family.

master bedroom makeover

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