Sunday, July 12, 2009

I can't resist a par-tay!

I wasn't going to post tonight, but I can't stand missing a good party, so here I am! The Nester is having a Price Your Space party, so I wanted to share how I completed our entire master bedroom for what I think is a pretty good price. Many of you have seen this room about 15 trillion times, so bare with me.

Our four poster bed is one of my favorite pieces of furniture in our house. As we built our house, I stalked it at Bombay Company for about six months. Then I stalked it a bit more for about a year after we moved in. I kept asking the staff if it was going to be discontinued any time soon, my heart all a-twitter with fear that my budget constraints would keep me from getting it:

All told I waited almost two years. Ughhhhhhh people. I should get an award for that kind of patience. Bombay used to send out 40 percent off coupons and finally, I got one at the right time. I got this beauty for $600! King-sized, four poster bed folks. For $600. Yummy.

The bedside lamps in that pic are gone now though. I spent $20 each on new lamps, spray painted them and stenciled the lampshades for some bling:

Our fireplace used to be peachy grodiness and we spent about $115 to redo all the tile. You can see the before here but the beautious result is this:

Don't worry, I swear the brass in on my list to paint. (I know I keep saying that.)Speaking of the fireplace, I shared how I made my wallpaper art here. This filled the large space over the fireplace for around $20 (I already had the wallpaper):

This armoire was one of my first pieces of "real life, post-college" furniture, and it was a gift from my Mom. It was completely countrified, but I spent $10 to redo it and now we really love it: The dresser is an antique that was my great-grandmother's. Sorry you can't see it well here, it's beautiful. I would have taken a new pic but our room is kind of a pit right now, so there. you. go. The mirror was a $10 garage sale find, the lamp was around $25 at Hob Lob:
The wall thingys were free from hosting a Southern Living party. The bedding was a STEAL on eBay. I waited till the end of the auction and scored it (the duvet, two shams and two pillows) for $25. YEP. They lowered the price at the end of the auction, to get it sold. The other pillows were about $50 total at HomeGoods.

I made the drapes myself with silk fabric. I used a coupon and even with a ton of yardage (to make them super long) they were waaaay less than $100. I don't remember how much they were, but I know I would never spend more than $60 on window treatment fabric:

Our side table was another after-graduation Target purchase, but I have no idea how much it was. We used to use it as an end table. The chair was a garage sale find for $15. I've never bought anything upholstered second hand, but this one I just fell in love with: My cutie fringy pillow was $7 on clearance at Sears. And my lamp was a thrift store find that I redid with spray paint and ribbon. It was $35, which is waaaay higher than I'll usually spend on a lamp, but I loved the shape of it:
(Sorry for the hodge podge of pics -- I'm taking them from a bunch of posts!)

I looked high and low for an affordable storage bench for the end of the bed, and finally just found these rattan chests on clearance for $55 each at Tar-jaaay:
Oh, and no bedskirt. Just a $10 fitted sheet. Thrifty is my middle name!!

The whole room adds up to a grand total of under $1200. It taken about five years to get it to this point. Not too bad to make our room the cozy, warm space that it is. OH! And paint -- so let's add on another $40. Please don't check my math skills, it's late. I'm not so good at that anyway.

To see more pics of the room, go here. And if you missed my last post, check out my table runner pillows! Lurve them!!

46 comments:

  1. Still love this room! And I'm always sooo impressed by your thrifty finds...but then again you are the "thrify decor chick" so what else could we expect? :-)

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  2. You have a wonderful room, and I'm so jealous that you have a fireplace in your bedroom! Romantic. I like what you did with the black cabinet, painting the Fleur di lis on!!

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  3. Such a pretty room, Love the dresser area, and your bed is gorgeous! What a bargain on the bed, too!! Thanks for sharing with us!

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  4. I may steal that fitted sheet bed skirt idea. I hate frou frou, but need something. Loving the colors in your room!

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  5. I love how you find creative ways to fix what you don't like! :) And kudos for you for being so patient with that bed!!! Visiting from The Nester's party. :)

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  6. Your bedroom is just gorgeous. I love that you have a fireplace, and that bed is just fabulous. Beautifully done. Hugs, Marty

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  7. Wow! I am in love with your bed, and I am totally jealous of how inexpensive it was. I love it. Do you ever plan to drape fabric or something on it? Sheer white fabric on a poster bed is so relaxing for some reason. Love it all! :o)

    -Monica

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  8. your bedroom is beautiful! i don't think i'd ever leave :) thanks for your inspiration.

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  9. The bed was well worth the wait. Its gorgeous and you bedroom looks like a perfect little haven!
    Great work!

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  10. its beautiful!!! I LOVE the bed! :) just stunning and what a great steal for $600!!

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  11. Fantastic and full of character. Thans for the tour! Come and see me!

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  12. It's always a pleasure visiting your bedroom again. I love the bed and the simple fact that there's a fireplace in that bedroom... sigh...

    Donna

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  13. hello:) you are so creative! i just love to see you turn gross into eye candy. i also wanted to say thank you for coming over to visit my blog:) it was so nice of you to come on over.
    blessings,
    aimee

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  14. What a lovely room on so little money! And I love the bed story -- we've done that too -- waited a couple of years to get something way marked down!

    Martha

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  15. Love the mantle effect, really well done!

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  16. You did a great job here Sarah! I know all about stalking Bombay for deals on their stuff, except I didn't score as well you. I'm glad you showed several pics of your bedroom; it looks like a fairly large room.

    Nicely done!

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  17. I love the fireplace and the tiles! When you paint the brass I bet you'll love it and wonder what took so long :)

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  18. I stalked Bombay and got the same bed :) Love painted cabinet with the fleur de lis!

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  19. Your stle is amazing!
    Please check out my blog if you have a minute.

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  20. I love your thrifty-ness!
    Check out my flea market finds post too at www.wedeventdesign.blogspot.com
    I would love the chest I have featured but it's a bit too $$ for me, maybe I'll make a counter-offer, or... just be as patient as you and wait it out!
    Thx for the inspiration!

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  21. You did an amazing job. I just posted a blog about my $30 bathroom makeover but you clearly blew it out of the water with the work you done.

    Bravo

    ~Stopped by via SITS~

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  22. I love your room, that patience you had with that bed is to die for. I don't have an patience so that is incredible.

    I love the window treatments and the art above the fireplace. I have written down the way you did that art work so I can try it one day...when I have time. :)

    Rock on, your bedroom is beautiful.

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  23. It's gorgeous! Love the colors you used :)

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  24. Beautiful Room. I love reading your blog, you have inspired me to look around in place I have never thought of before. You mentioned on your blog post that you were going to paint the gold trim on your fireplace, How are you going to do that, b/c I have the same issue and we are getting rid of gold. I would love some advice or tips. Thanks.

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  25. Patience is indeed a virtue. Love the bed!

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  26. Your bed is gorgeous Sarah!
    What a deal is right. I miss Bombay Companay...:(

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  27. I do love this room! Your patience has paid off, don't you think? It's a beautiful space. Makes me want to install a fireplace in our bedroom.

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  28. wow that is a freaking amazing deal on that bed! i'm jealous; love it! great room, i LOVE the fireplace. =)

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  29. Beautiful! I love the bed and the wall color!

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  30. OMG! I'm so glad you did this post because I too did the textured wall paper on canvas and could not for the life of me remember where I saw it... it was YOU! Yay! You! Now I can give credit where credit is due. Love the space!

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  31. Love your room! You're lucky to have such a large bedroom.

    I had a fireplace like yours in my old house and I just took out the brass trim. It came off quiet easily ( I didn't even have to paint it)and it looks great without the brass.

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  32. Absolutely love the bed. Good for you to be so diligent and wait for the right time.
    Sandy

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  33. And I thought Thrifty was your FIRST name! :)

    This is a gorgeous room!

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  34. Stenciling that lampshade: gorgeous! Really impressed with your skills here. You know how to repurpose, and do it with elegance. I'll be checking back!
    Brenda

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  35. You did well! Your room looks like you spent a million bucks!!

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  36. Have you tried pullign the brass off the fireplace? In our old home our brass decor thingies were magnetic and were in place as such so all I had to do was pluck them off and then viola black. Your bed is gorgeous definitely a well desereved purchased after all that patience! Wish I could be that patient! I'm sure my husband wishes too :)

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  37. i had the same ugly brass on my fireplace. i sat down one day to do something about it and gave it a little tug and it was stuck on there with a magnet!!! problem solved, hope it it is that easy for you, go on, i know you are dying to try it.

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  38. Hello! Are you still having the error pop-up messages when you access your blog on IE? Hope not! Cheers!

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  39. I still have my mouth gaped open at the $25 bedding. Amazing!

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  40. Wow...your bedroom is awesome! You really know how to save money and still have great style...love it!!!

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  41. Ha! I love how you say Tarjaaay....People look at me like I'm crazy when I say that...now I know I'm not alone! lol!
    I can't believe that you did such a great room for such a low budget, too. Pretty amazing!

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  42. Hello Sarah - Love, love your bedroom! It's beautiful. Everything about it is fabulous. Worth the 5 year wait! I especially like that chair and the antique dresser and mirror. Thank you for sharing!

    Blessings,
    Marie
    http://emmacallsmemama.com

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  43. Wow, you got your bed at amazing price! Patience is a virtue, right?

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  44. I just wanted to share the same thing about the fireplace. I saw that on a decor show on HGTV. They took a little screwdriver, pried it off....it was held on with a magnet. Wouldn't that be fun if the same with yours! Good luck. New and enjoying your blog! Keep up the good work!

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