"Master" Bedroom Makeover - Reveal

I recently updated our humble little bedroom with a gray, yellow and black color scheme. It's not a gigantic master suite but it's comfortable, cozy and reflects our tastes. I love the way it turned out and the best part is, the whole update was under $400!

I love this upholstered headboard because I can easily recover it when my tastes change (in a month or two, HAHA). For this project, Jesse cut a plywood board for me and then I stapled quilt batting to the headboard, followed by this gorgeous yellow and white damask. Jesse then mounted it on the wall using a French cleat (really need to do a tutorial on how to make this).

For this jewelry organizer I used leftover fabric from the headboard project and stapled it to cork board squares from the office supply store. Then I clipped simple binder clips  to the cork boards and screwed the clips to the wall. Finally, I added some push pins and voila! An inexpensive, cute and functional jewelry organizer!


This little danish modern tray was  a Goodwill find. I usually put my watch, wedding ring and the day's earrings in it before bed. By the way, I love vintage costume earrings; they just make a girl feel fabulous. 


I also wanted to share this thrifted wall frame turned post card hanger because it gave me a way to display my beautiful Ansel Adams post cards (another estate sale find - three bucks!). I started with a solid wood frame at a thrift store on my way home from work for $8. It originally had a dingy brown stain so I primed and spray painted it black. Jesse helped me wrap bailing wire around screws on the backside and I used binder clips from the jewlery organizer project to hang the post cards.

Feelin inspired?! Here's the budget break-down and resources:
paint, including doors and trim - 80
  gray paint is "Stormy Weather" from Olympic @ Lowe's
2 faux roman shades (fabric from JoAnn) - 32
white duvet cover (Target) - 40
yellow and white chevron blanket (Tuesday Morning) - 15
headboard project (fabric from Hancock) - 50
jewelry organizer (cork board from Staples) - 10
postcard display project - 18
2 bedside lamps (NFM.com) - 80
2 frames above bed (Hobby Lobby)- 40
    I purchased the prints in Paris several years ago
Pedestal makeup mirror (Homegoods) - 15
A few things aren't listed because we already owned them before the project, I figure they don't count towards the makeover budget. If you're curious about something, give me a shout!
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  1. Lovely bedroom with just the right amount of that yellow! I've been wanting to do a headboard. Yours is awesome! I'd love for you to come link up at The Makers! We will be picking a blogger to feature at next weeks party and the collection closes tonight. So come link up! Hope to see you there.
    Corey @ TinySidekick.com