This week, I am participating in Susan's Metamorphosis Monday at Between Naps on the Porch. It's been a while since I have joined in, but I thought I would share my
$75 Master Bedroom Makeover.
You see, we will be starting a master bathroom renovation in a few months, which will include removing and changing a wall in the bedroom. Before, we only had one wall that the bed would fit on because, as much as I love our bedroom - it is all windows and doors. With our huge king four-poster, there was barely enough room for two very, small end tables. You see, Mr Grits and I do not live on a Hollywood set, as much as I would have you think we do.
In real life, I have to have a clock, my reading glasses, my current book or magazine of choice, the tv remote, a beverage and my moisturizer close at hand. (Yea...I'm spoiled that way.) The old bed placement just wasn't working.
So, as you see....nothing fancy here. Basic bedding, leftover rugs, blah, blah, blah.
The only other placement which would allow two decent sized end tables was between two single windows.
Let me pre-face this blog posting by saying "I am NOT a fan of blocking windows with a bed."
But, with no other choice until the remodel - we made the decision to move the bed. My parents had purchased a quilt set for me in the Blue Ridge Mountains on one of our recent trips. It had been tucked away in my closet until the remodel. But, I decided I wanted to get it out and use it. So, I flipped over the comforter (seen above) to the solid side, added the new quilt, bedskirt and shams....and this is what I came up with...
Where did the $75 cost come into play? I already had four plaid panels purchased at Lowe's ($25 ea) - so I ran out and after three stops at three different Lowe's, found two more.
The other $25? I found the most beautiful silk, embroidered pillow at Marshall's that could not have been a better match with the new quilt. It's by Rodeo Home (as in Beverly Hills, not cowboys ) for $24.95.
Yes, I agree....it is simply deee-vine dahlings! (I feel so Zsa Zsa!)
...here's a better view...
(don't hate me because I have a beautiful pillow!)
The lamps were used in the Family Room before we bought new furniture and made changes to that room.
They were perfect in every way.
I added sheers that had been used in a bedroom two houses ago. Its a good way to allow light to filter in but disguise those ugly mini blinds which will be one of the first things ripped down when we remodel.
My leopard bench still works at the end of the bed...
The Chinese green lamp and damask covered chair were already there. I just switched the round shade to a square one to give it a more updated look.
I found the square shade at Goodwill this Spring, when Kathysue and Debbie at Confessions of a Plate Addict, and I met in Asheville. I paid $3 for it.
I think I will have it monogrammed a la Southern Whimsy style.
Here's a close-up of the quilt my parents bought me. Isn't it just lovely in chocolate, rose, golds and greens?
So I hope you have enjoyed seeing my $75 Master Bedroom Makeover. It may not be the best room layout, but for now....its not bad.
Please make sure you stop over at Susan's on Between Naps on the Porch to see all the other "Before and After" Met Monday posts.