Master Bedroom Retreat, Part 3: Furnishings, Decor & DIY Painting Dresser, Side Tables

Master Bedroom Retreat Makeover
Dresser Painted in a Royal Blue

In this eight-post blog series, I’ll review the step-by-step details on how my husband and I transformed our master bedroom, walk-in closet, and bathroom – all do-it-yourself and with budget-conscious decisions, materials. Follow along from the beginning of our journey to the project completion for inspiration, encouragement, and knowledge that you can put to use.

In the last post, Part 2, we reviewed DIY Walk-in Closet Makeover. Here, we review Furnishings, Decor & DIY Painting Dresser, Side Tables in Part 3. You can easily jump between all parts of the project here:

Let’s Get Started with the Furnishings, Decor, and DIY Painting Dresser, Side Tables

Following the room wall painting and the closet makeover, we replaced the furniture pieces, bringing in a sitting chair we got on discount off the floor of Target, four pieces from Model Home Interiors Clearance Center (Elkridge, MD), including three which we repainted and replaced the drawer pulls on, a piece we got marked down from an antiques mall in historic, downtown Ellicott City, Maryland that was closing down (later replacing the drawer pulls with some that we found online), a bed with drawer storage from Pottery Barn (we used a substantial online coupon on this and opted for a higher-quality piece than some of the poorly-made pieces you’ll find in your favorite search engine results), and finally a small piece from TJMaxx that we can place charging phones and magazines in the corner.

(Related: Painting Bathroom Vanity & Furniture Guide)

We also nabbed a set of lamps at Model Home Interiors Clearance Center, a “Life is a Beautiful Ride” window painting from the Mushroom Festival in Kennett Square, Pennsylvania, a burlap pillow with our wedding date from Etsy, a dual-purpose vertical mirror at IKEA, and a faux peony flowers & vase online. For window treatments, we installed wood blinds from Lowe’s and completed the look with curtains and rods from Bed, Bath & Beyond. We used ebates for shopping rebates and online coupons wherever possible.

Once these pieces were together, it was now time to tackle the wood accent wall.

Next up: Master Bedroom Retreat, Part 4: DIY Wood Planked Accent Wall – adding a modern look with discount, real hardwood flooring.

Mom of three littles, and a small business supporter, Amy Lynn, is the woman behind the Saving Amy blog, covering a broad range of topics with an ultimate goal to encourage and inspire you to save both money and time.Have a sunny day! Have a sunny day!