• Mansa Krishnamurthy

One Room Challenge - Week 3: The Master Bedroom

I can't believe it ... it's week 3 of the One Room Challenge! Where has the time gone? We are officially half way through! As I write this, I am looking over my list of things for the master bedroom makeover, and I realize that I may have been overly ambitious! Nevertheless, I am going to continue to chip away at the One Room Challenge in hopes of turning my master bedroom into a blissful retreat.

Here is a look back at where my master bedroom started:

If you missed my purchases for my master bedroom retreat, here is a link to last week's post (HERE):

What are the things I accomplished this week? Well, I really spent the majority of my time on the design for the accent wall. I decided that adding trim would be the best way to add some architectural interest to the bedroom. I didn't want to do the traditional board and batten, but wanted a modern diamond pattern with some slanted pieces. Here is the design I came up with! I outlined the entire design on the wall with Frogtape. This allowed me to measure out the amount of trim I needed and also to visualize the design.

Since I am on a really tight budget and cannot afford to buy all new furniture for the space, I decided to repurpose my Ikea malm nightstands. I wanted something with a modern design, neutral in color, but with texture. I was rummaging through my linen closet and came across an old tablecloth that was the perfect shade of white, had a lovely sheen and had texture as well. I thought the easiest way to dress up my night stands (using what I already have) was to add this tablecloth to the drawer fronts using a spray adhesive! Much to my delight, it worked beautifully! I have a detailed video of the before and after on my Instragram stories, so be sure to check that out.

I am absolutely loving the texture and dimension this adds to the furniture. I also love that the original dark colors of the drawers peek through the table cloth, which creates a bit of contrast and gives the appearance of grass cloth. My plans for these drawers? I am going to paint the rest of the nightstands a light grey and add some chrome pulls! Stay tuned ... I'm so excited!

What else can you expect next week? I am really hoping to have the accent wall trim hung and painted so that I can start working on the DIY credenza. I also hope to unveil the awesome lamp I received from Maxim Lighting ... all fun things, so continue to follow along!

To check out the other guest participants and their One Room Challenge projects, be sure to visit this page (HERE). You don't want to miss the 20 featured bloggers (HERE). This is the time to follow along with your favorites and cheer them!

If you are as excited as I am about my One Room Challenge, Master Bedroom Makeover, leave me a comment below or check me out on Instagram under the handle @___simplicite___. Better yet, subscribe to my site and the updates will just land in your inbox. #oneroomchallenge #BHGORC


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