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BEFORE & AFTER: My Pretty Master Bedroom Makeover!

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My master bedroom makeover has evolved since we moved in nearly 6 years ago. It was laden with wallpaper in every crack, crease, and crevice of this old 1973 home. I know it takes time…..so finally, I have created a bedroom makeover that I have always envisioned!

When we moved in, though, this is what was waiting for us. Sexy throwback curtains and all.

BEFORE

Master bedroom makeover before and after - 1970's bedroom with old wallpaper. - Thrift Diving

BEFORE (back when intercoms were hot):

Master room bedroom makeover before and after - Old wallpaper needs to be removed - Thrift Diving

We worked to remove the wallpaper, which was torture. I wouldn’t wish it on my worst enemy! LOL

Master room bedroom makeover before and after - Removing wallpaper before painting - Thrift Diving

 

Master bedroom makeover before and after - 1970's bedroom with old wallpaper that's being removed. - Thrift Diving

….and when we were done with our “mini” bedroom makeover, this is what we were left with, which is virtually how our room had looked for years: BARREN

Master bedroom makeover before and after - Sherwin Williams Rainwashed - Thrift Diving

It needed something more: a large carpet, some wall art, new bedding, Sherwin Williams Rainwashed, paint for the cheap IKEA pine wood….and crown molding!

(And P.S……we’ve been rockin’ the same ‘ole IKEA furniture since 2002. Yes, my friends, we’ve owned this bedroom suite, despite its falling apart. HA! Who said IKEA doesn’t last……….pssh!)

With some fresh white furniture paint and new bedding, it was starting to come together!

AFTER! – BEDROOM MAKEOVER

Master bedroom makeover before and after - Nicole Miller bedding, Sherwin Williams Rainwashed, painted headboard - Thrift Diving

 

Master bedroom makeover before and after - Sherwin Williams Rainwashed on the walls, painted nightstands, paisley bedding. Thrift Diving

 

Bedroom makeover AFTER

My Bedroom Makeover With New Carpet to Warm the Floor

Not only was our bedroom boring, but it was cold. Literally cold. It’s housed right over the garage, and if you know anything about bedrooms over garages, more often than not, you’ll get frozen in the colder months. Walking to the bathroom was like performing an act in the circus: watch the woman tiptoe on ice, ladies and gentleman! 

Temperatures are starting to warm up, but I finally had time and money to upgrade our barren bedroom to something that felt more “homey” and warm.

The first step in creating my bedroom makeover was starting with was new carpet.

My bedroom is so large (almost 17′ x 17′) so buying a remnant from Carpet One was within budget at nearly $400. I bought a huge 12 ‘ x 12’, and it came with a carpet pad. Pretty plush, actually.

You should definitely consider Carpet One for remnants.

 

Master bedroom makeover before and after - Preparing the master bedroom for carpeting. - Thrift Diving

I bought a floral runner for the entry to the room, for about $200. Altogether, I spent a little over $600 for flooring. Money well spent when my feet hit these babies first thing in the morning!

Master bedroom makeover before and after - Carpeting for the bedroom from Carpet One - Thrift Diving

I thought the runner pattern would “clash” with my thrifted vintage dresser makeover, but it doesn’t, thankfully!

Master bedroom makeover before and after - Pretty carpet and a painted dresser - Thrift Diving

 

Master bedroom makeover before and after - Pretty dresser makeover with bottom shelf removed for a book shelf. - Thrift Diving

I also really love the pretty vintage dresser makeover I did for hubby’s clothes!

Master bedroom makeover before and after - Pretty dresser makeover with bottom shelf removed for a book shelf, and Sherwin Williams Rainwashed. - Thrift Diving

 

Master bedroom makeover before and after - Vintage dresser makeover with painted body and stained wood top. - Thrift Diving

 

Master bedroom makeover before and after - Pretty bedroom wall paint Sherwin Williams Rainwashed. - Thrift Diving

And with the new bedding and painted nightstands, it looks great! My son loved my bedroom makeover, too!

Master bedroom makeover before and after - Bedroom makeover with Nicole Miller bedding in a paisley print. - Thrift Diving

 

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I love that my room feels so cozy! It’s the light-hearted, airy kind of bedroom I’ve always wanted but never had.  (The bedding was by Nicole Miller from Home Goods, but you can find Nicole Miller bedding on Amazon using my affiliate link, from which I may earn a commission).

Master bedroom makeover before and after - Nicole Miller paisley bedding from Home Goods - Thrift Diving


Master bedroom makeover before and after - Sherwin Williams Rainwashed and Nicole Miller bedding. - Thrift Diving
BEFORE

Before, my master bedroom had cold hardwood floors, outdated wallpaper, and old curtains.


Master bedroom makeover before and after - 1970's bedroom with old wallpaper. - Thrift Diving

Later…I Made Over Our Ikea Bed

After a while, our bed got really messed up and we needed to update the paint, so I painted our king-sized Ikea bed, which you can see here in the YouTube video.

 

 

But overall, with all the changes I’ve been making, my new master bedroom makeover looks beautiful!

(P.S. If you love the bedroom makeover paint color, click here to see my post on Sherwin Williams Rainwashed, which is my absolute most favorite color ever, hands-down!)

 

Master bedroom makeover before and after - Sherwin Williams Rainwashed, new bedroom carpet, painted furniture, and new bedding. - Thrift Diving

 

See the Other Parts of This Bedroom Makeover

One of the prettiest parts of this bedroom makeover was learning how to put up crown molding. You can check it out below:

How to Put Up Crown Molding Like a Novice

This post includes a 52-page guide to help you do it on your own!

 

Download: How to Put Up Crown Molding Like a Novice

 

How to Paint a Dresser in 10 Easy Steps

 

How to Paint a Dresser in 10 Easy Steps - Thrift Diving blog

 

Pretty Master Bedroom Makeover - Thrift Diving Blog

So what do you think of my master bedroom makeover? Leave a comment below and add to the discussion!

 

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83 Comments

  1. Love everything you did!! What colors did you use for your nightstand?

  2. Julie Rimer says:

    What an incredibly beautiful room it is now! Both chests of drawers are stunning. Your son is adorable. Wonderful work. Thank you for sharing.

  3. Love Rainwashed, my bedroom and kitchen are that color.

  4. Ruth Dubinsky says:

    The dresser is stunning!!! What a beautiful upgrade! Keep ’em coming, I love seeing your email appear in my inbox.. I know I’m in for a treat. Happy Thanksgiving!

  5. Meg Shepard says:

    I think it’s gorgeous. Absolutely love the paint color. I thought I liked Sea Salt until I saw Rainwashed, my new favorite. You are so creative and accomplished. Im glad i found you!

    1. Thanks, Meg!! I have to agree–Rainwashed is my favorite! I have NO desire to ever change the color of my bedroom, because I love it that much. Isn’t it great??!

  6. I love love love it!!!! You are so talented!!! Just stunning really xxxx

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