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$100 Room Challenge- Master Bedroom Refresh Reveal

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One of the easiest and most inexpensive ways to transform a space…paint.

You may be tired of hearing me say this, but seriously the quickest, in my opinion easiest, and cheapest way to transform any space is to paint it. Paint can be tricky because lighting in the space is everything. Which is why our master bedroom came back on our project list.

The baby blue wasn’t cutting it anymore

In an attempt to rescue our master bedroom from the PSL color that only a Starbucks Barista could tolerate, I painted. However, the color was reminiscent of a baby shower and not so much a master bedroom.

Never forget where you came from.

Enter the $100 Room Challenge from Erin of Lemons, Lavender, and Laundry. I wanted a refresh of the master bedroom, but didn’t want to spend a ton of time or anymore money.

Budget DIY, $100 Room Challenge
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First thing I did was paint the accent wall.

I had fallen in love with Riverway from Sherwin Williams when I did the makeover in my master closet. Since I had a ton of paint left from that project, it was a no brainer that it would be the accent color behind the bed.

Paint tip: Have a color you love, but like a different brand more? Most paint stores can mix it for you. All the paint for this room was mixed at Lowe’s even though the accent color is from Sherwin Williams and the other three walls Benjamin Moore.

I love how the headboard is a statement in the room now.

Of course last week I shared the star of the show, the faux headboard inspired by the hand carved wood headboard I found on Etsy.

I call it more of a functional piece of art than an actual headboard, but the wow factor for this piece made the room everything I hoped it to be.

A comfy little reading nook.

The other three walls were painted White Dove by Benjamin Moore, but again mixed at Lowe’s to keep cost down. I already had one can left from a previous project, but needed a second can. This allowed me to also paint all the trim and the base color for the headboard.

Layering textures adds interest even though the all and the furniture color is the same.

While the walls now matched the dresser and nightstands, painted a few years ago, the texture of the dresser helps it to not all blend in.

Subtle changes can make a big impact.

All the bedding was left the same, with the exception of the adorable pillow I found at Target .  The pillow gave a boho touch to the bed and tied nicely into the headboard. The curtains are drop cloth curtains that I also already had and was using in the room.

The white lumbar pillow is an outdoor pillow from Target.

Let’s talk bottom line, how much did this all cost?

Headboard total: $43.67

Paint: $38.13

Pillow and little birds: $26.99

Total: $108.79

So yes, I did go over the $100 budget by $8.79, but the pillow was totally worth it to me. I am so happy with the way the master bedroom turned out and can FINALLY mark it off my list of projects.

Let’s take another look. Boy does it look great with the barn door we made. The trunk is actually a find from World Market when I was in college over 20 years ago. (And now I feel really old.)

Instead of feeling like my eyes are being assaulted or a constant reminder I picked the wrong color, now I feel a sense of peace.

Don’t forget to check out the other amazing room reveals from the $100 Room Challenge below!


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  1. Wow! what a change. You are so right about paint. I love the blue. It’s so serene and that headboard is like a work of art. So smart. Great inspiration for everyone on a budget.

    1. I love orange too, in small doses and not on my bedroom walls 😉 I definitely love the color too, it’s just enough of a pop.

  2. WOW, Brooke, this is amazing! Your room looks so beautiful, and that headboard is a showstopper. Such an awesome DIY project with a huge bank for your buck! I also totally would have splurged on that Target pillow – definitely the perfect accent piece on the bed. Enjoy your “new” master retreat! 🙂


  3. Brooke, this is one of my favorite room makeovers. I was so invested in this headboard when you were doing it on IG stories and it turned out even better than I thought it would. Great room and great wall color.

    1. OMG Sherry you are the BEST!!! Seriously, that is the sweetest comment of all!! I’ll tell you, for a minute I was on the fence on how this was going to turn out and then I just went with my gut. So glad that I did!

  4. Fantastic job! I am loving the headboard you made, it is such a perfect way to copy the one your couldn’t afford! Where did you get that bed skirt that drapes on the floor like that, because I want it in my life.

  5. That headboard really is beautiful in this room! I love the color scheme, and with the barn door… perfection! And while you may have gone a little over budget, that pillow is SUPER cute! Thanks for participating in the challenge and sharing all your creative inspiration!

  6. Wow! what a transformation. I love the blue color, the power of paint never ceases to amaze me. Also, the headboard came out fantastic!

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