One Room Challenge | Week 3: Budget Friendly Master Bedroom Makeover

Welcome to week 3 of the One Room Challenge where I am making over our master bedroom on a very tight budget. Who am I kidding? I don't have a budget, my goal is to spend VERY little!  I started out with a very loose plan of what I was going to do, but this past week nailed down the direction I am going to go! Feels so good!

If you are new here, my hubby and I live in a rental home where I  have been slowly adding our touch to our home using creativity and ingenuity! You can visit my last 2 One Room Challenge makeovers where I re-designed our kitchen with renter friendly updates and I revamped our son's old bedroom into my sewing room!

Currently, I am re-imagining our master bedroom. If you want a recap, you can visit week 1 and week 2. I am trying to re-use items that we already have in our master bedroom, and shopping the house.

Lately I feel the whole influencer/blogging world is all about creating discontent with what we have and the feeling that our homes are inadequate. My goal is to show you that you don't need to tear down walls, buy all new furniture or rip up flooring to have a beautiful home! I am being very selective in what I am bringing into this space.

If you follow me on Instagram, you would have seen how I managed to paint half the bedroom this week.  I painted the walls where there was no furniture, and hopefully, I have a free evening where I can move furniture away from the other walls to finish painting. But when I was done painting, I didn't like the colour, so I re-painted with Cloud White!

In addition, I managed to track down an ornate mirror at Homesense. It is a bit too Liberace gold for me, so I hope to tone it down.

One day I want to reupholster the mid-century arm chair that was part of my parent's living room set from the 70's but in the meantime I am slipcovering it.

This chair is the inspiration! Hello, gorgeous!
Not wanting to spend a fortune on velvet fabric,  I tracked down forest green velvet drapes on clearance at Ikea!

This week's to-do list:

  • Finish painting walls
  • Slip cover arm chair and sew bolsters
  • Find longer legs for armchair
  • Tone down gold on mirror
  • Spray paint wall mounted light fixtures
  • Replace hardware on dresser.

Be sure to pop by the One Room Challenge blog to see what the featured designers and guest participants are up to!


  1. Looking good! We're doing a spend-as-little-as-you-can makeover too!

    1. Glad I am not alone! I'll be sure to check it out!


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