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Farmhouse Master Bedroom Grand Finale

{deep breath} It’s done. Our year-long journey of remodeling to give us our farmhouse master bedroom is complete. If you’re new here, there’s more to the story that meets the eye. We are a family of 8, but not when we started this project. Having lost two babies mid-term just before expecting our 6th child was enough pressure, but when baby came 6 weeks early it put EVERYTHING on hold.  Our full baby story is here.

To catch new readers up to speed, here is the before of our bedroom…

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I’m not going to fuss around…Are you ready?  I am!

With all the work involved in this project, I first want to give praise to God for blessing our family beyond measure, and to my family – my husband and kids. Without their efforts and love, it just wouldn’t have come to fruition.

You’ve seen how we’ve refinished our floors, created a faux barn beam ceiling, added plank walls, and finishing touches, now join me on a tour through our refinished (an all mine) bedroom…

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Come on in and see for yourself how to change a room with a DIY attitude.

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Every aspect of our room has a story.  I am not a department store shopper (cringe at the thought, actually) and prefer my choices have meaning. I hope you don’t mind that I’m going to share with you how everything came to be as well as the cost, so that you can see for yourself this look is achievable.

Let’s start with that gorgeous antique chandelier.  I told you in my last post, that I found not one, but a pair of these on eBay for about $80 each. I had bid on several before and was trying to keep it around $60-$70, but since it was a matched pair I stretched a bit. It was crazy bidding on two auctions ending within three minutes of each other. The seller misrepresented them and told me they were complete with all crystals and found them to be missing some. She relented after I questioned her and refunded me the cost of replacements.

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If you’re not picky and are patient, you will find such treasures yourself.  Can I just say I giggled like a school girl when it was up and lit because not only was it pretty, but I could walk into our room with light on.  amaaazing… Budget-Friendly French Farmhouse Master Bedroom Makeover Final Reveal by Prodigal Pieces www.prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces

Also in my last post, I showed you how I took a curbside find antique piano face and turned it into our closet transom. After painting and glazing, I was just in awe of the detailed craftsmanship and carving.

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Below the transom, we took some reclaimed barn wood and ripped it with our table saw to make a curtain rod. I found curtain rings at Walmart on clearance to hang up a curtain style cover.

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I found 6 matching curtain panels at Goodwill the day I needed them, and the total for them was around $6. I didn’t even have to alter them, they were perfect as is.  For privacy’s sake we generally will keep the curtains closed while hosting guests like this…

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…but for our daily use, I added an antique knob from a door I snatched curbside as tie-backs.  No worries, I used the door on our basement entry – I’ll have to show you sometime.

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Couldn’t ask for more than free, right?

Our behind the door shelving was a tad ugly initially, because it was stained orange and had huge corbels underneath that made storage difficult. We wanted to reuse them, so I sanded them down and refinished them, but also yanked off those corbels and replaced them with iron shelving brackets I found on eBay. I like the dark contrast of the wood against the white.  If you like the cotton branch display, I have a video tutorial on how to make them here.  Everything else here is thrifted or found curbside.

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We did use the corbels on our new window boxes we built – we never throw anything away that can be reused. (BTW, my shelves don’t look like this on a daily basis…my shoes go there, but didn’t think you’d like to see my clod-hoppers hanging out!)

After purchasing some farmhouse goods for my shop, I found a pile of hand-forged nails in the bottom of the box and knew exactly I would be using them to create a coat rack with some of our leftover reclaimed barn wood in my room.

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I tend to collect hats, and have oodles in my stash, but this one came from Goodwill and cost a quarter, and the basket was the same price at a garage sale. Can’t beat it!

Our antique vanity mirrors came off a custom order I did awhile back, and since I love the frameless style, they would be perfect to add depth to our otherwise boxy room.

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So pretty, right?

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My mother gave me an antique bubble glass frame to use as I like or put it in my shop.  I couldn’t let it be sold and knew it would look perfect in our room.

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I intend to fill it with old family photos, but for the time being, I found a creative laundry soap ad to stick in there, and used an old thrifted lace tablecloth, doily, and a pair of ladies gloves.

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The genius behind this advertisement is perfect.  Why not appeal to the man in this way…hahaha…I love it.  And I love the details of this hand-carved frame.

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Even the wastebasket came from my childhood home and has its quirks, but creates that texture I’m looking for when decorating.

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Our window trim and treatments came together so well and I was nervous because I was pulling this all together in my mind.  As I mentioned before, the curtains and valances were thrifted for about $3, and the rods I found on eBay for around $20.  Now my room is so light and bright, and I love being in here!

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Never take for granted adding natural elements you can find outside your own home. These grass tops are from my flower beds and the vinegar jug came from a dozen set I scored for FREE off of Craigslist.

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While fleatiquing, I happened to nearly fall over flat when I saw this gorgeous laundry basket with cart. Price tag: $65. Those perfectly rusty wheels and chippy paint just made me swoon! I also found another one with an old wash tub top, and it quickly sold in my shop. I seriously could have kept them both.

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It’s the perfect place to store my bed pillows while were sleeping, and I stash my jammies there during the day.  The shed door behind it I found during city clean-up and kick myself daily for not grabbing the other (fussy kid syndrome made me leave). The dried floral wreath was at Goodwill for fifty cents.

Can you believe we were without furniture in our room for over a year?  Yes we had a bed frame and a couple of tables I found curbside to put a lamp on, but we lived out of boxes. ugh.

We originally had my parents first bedroom suite in our room, but since it was not quite our style and I so desired some furniture of our own, (though I hated to part with their set) we sold it and had a replacement budget of $350. After scouring Craigslist for the perfect piece, I found this chippy white cabinet and it was the perfect size for my wall space.  Cost was $225.

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The laundry basket on top in from my childhood room.  I used to stash my stuffies in it in a corner of my bedroom. The doily is from Goodwill.  Doesn’t it look fantastic there??

That purchase left me with $125 to find the rest of our furniture.  Again, on Craigslist I found a mirrored dresser about an hour from us for $75.  The guy kept asking us if we’re sure we wanted it since it was junk. His wife just wanted it out of the house (we think he was drunk). No problem…we’ll take it off your hands…tee hee hee.

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It does have ample wear and missing some trim, but I just can’t touch that finish, and check out that inlaid rose woodwork…wow.

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Maybe one day I’ll refinish it, but I love its character for now.  Junk…yeah right.

The chair beside the dresser came with a set of 3 a lady was selling for $15 each on Craigslist. I fell in love with the textured velour upholstery and its deep color wood. The other two I sold, but this one was for me.

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You would have kept it, right?

The lamp on the dresser came from a local garage sale for $15.

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So if you’re doing the math, I still have a bit of credit in our furniture budget. I guess you could say it went the pillows on our bed. The crocheted ones were thrifted for fifty cents each and I stitched up the large pillows from some my mom gave me for about $6 in fabric.

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My initial room show was one of our level 5 down comforter I scored off of eBay for $50 (new, opened).  But for summer months, I found a vintage chenille bedspread on eBay (again) for about $40 and also use my great aunt’s handmade quilt for lighter warmth.

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Aren’t those textures delish?

Budget-Friendly French Farmhouse Master Bedroom Makeover Final Reveal by Prodigal Pieces www.prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpiecesWe are so absolutely blessed to be able to do things like this ourselves and on a tight budget. With all costs roughly figured, our remodel total was around $500. So amazingly wonderful!  There are no words to express our gratitude and delight on this project.  Although I wasn’t able to deliver our sweet babe at home as I’ve done with my other children, it’s now a place we continue to cuddle and read stories, snuggle and enjoy each other.

I hope you’ve enjoyed following along with us in our makeover. Do take note our house has more than one room that is getting a makeover, so be sure to become a follower to see more fun.

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Now on to finish our bathroom remodel. It’s a good one!

Here’s the past bedroom posts if you’d like to read it from start to finish:

Farmhouse Style Master Bedroom with Sunbleached Gray Floors by Prodigal Pieces www.prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces DIY Faux Farmhouse Barn Beam Ceiling by Prodigal Pieces www.prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces DIY Farmhouse Style Master Bedroom Reveal by Prodigal Pieces www.prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces

 

Farmhouse Style Bedroom Makeover with Trim and Bling :: Part 2 by Prodigal Pieces www.prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces

90 replies on “Farmhouse Master Bedroom Grand Finale”

Lovely! A testament to hard work and ingenuity! I just bought a door very similar to the one you have behind the laundry basket cart. I’m thinking of adding a chalk board to the top and maybe some hooks. You must be so happy to have your bedroom all done, sleep well!
Susanne.

Wow! You truly do have a gift! I think it is amazing that you are able to balance taking care of your 6 children while home schooling, blogging, remodeling, all while also running a business!! I thought I was e very organized person, but you probably could teach me a few things! I love old things myself because like you said, they have a story! Love your room and look forward to your next project!

I love hearing about where and when you found all the pieces for this makeover! It sounds like we are “gathering” kindred spirits – just about everything in my home was thrifted or found on Craigslist too! I’m in awe at how much you guys were able to accomplish for just $500! Inspirational!

Love your bedroom!! All the texture and history is awesome! I like that each piece has it’s own story. Love the way you did your ceiling and the panel as the transom on your closet is just gorgeous! Great job!

Girl you knocked this one out of the park! Such a beautiful bedroom now and I love all of the shabby chic touches!

WOW!!!! Hard to believe it is the same room!!! LOVE !!!!the piano top!!! Amazing what some people will send to trash…you were just at the right spot at the right time. I am so glad you were able to salvage that piece…..it would have been gone forever 🙁 Maybe, a little Devine intervention??!!! Everything looks so great…..enjoy the fruits of your labor!!!! I bet you stop by the room just to gaze!!!….you deserve it!!!
Addie

Oh Larissa, It is absolutely GORGEOUS!! The true meaning of a farmhouse bedroom with all the stories behind the things in it. It was a delight to read about it all. Priceless!!

Larissa,
First of all, you have such a beautiful family, and a wonderful story. I just “found” your blog through Hometalk, and I’m happy to say, I’m a new follower!
Not only do I really love your French Farmhouse style, but also the way you are being great stewards of what God has given you by reusing, repurposing, thrifting, junking, etc. to get that look! AMAZING!

I’ve recently completed three projects simultaneously: a Dresser-turned-TV Media Console; my old Hope Chest got a new lease on life; and a $3 garage sale nightstand. I’d love it if you’d hop on over to my blog to check them out.

Blessings, Juju

I am 100% with you on not being a Dept store shopper – I look around my house and have no store bought furnishings other than mattresses, linens and electronics. I love that everything I own has a story of where it came from and the thrill of the chase is such fun, as you know! I love your swing arm curtain rods – I have not seen those before so am now stalking for a few sets of those for my bsmt. The Piano face is stunning what a great re-use of that! Your bdrm looks fantastic so much inspiration in many of the projects you tackled and I am sure you are happy as can be in that beautiful room after roughing it for so long – I have been there and done that! Can’t wait to see what you do in your bthrm!

Great minds think alike, Kari! 🙂 I am certainly is looking for more of those curtain rods too…dibs! We are trying to wrap up our bathroom this coming weekend and putting the final details on during next week. Fingers crossed!

You know it funny, Audrey…I really do think I needed that year long wait to complete our room so I could find all those treasures. God knew. 🙂 Thank you for your compliments!

I remember talking to you about the room ages ago, and I can’t believe the journey that this room meant for us as a family. Thank you for taking the time to stop by and show me some love!

Wow, it all looks amazing! I love the laundry basket on wheels! Great idea to use that for the pillows! I’m going to be on the lookout for something similar – my pillows get thrown on a chair and are in the way! I’m now following you. Came over from The Altered Past party.

Larissa, Wow your bedroom makeover is amazing and I can see all the work and love you put into it. I love that chandelier, it’s so amazing and the colors, the texture the closet ransom I could go on. Thank you so much for sharing it at our party too. have a great day, Lisa at Concord Cottage xo

Thank you for taking the time to stop by, Wendi. I know how busy you are! We are elated our project is done and looking forward to the rest of our home being complete as well…sigh.

I am SO happy I found your blog! I LOVE your bedroom! I love, especially, that everything has a story. I initially saw the wood treatment on the ceiling and really want to do that in our house. Love everything!!

Yay, Anita!! Thank you for your kind words. I believe I’ve been to your blog before and have admiration for what you do. I’m going to have to head over to peek around. 🙂 Have a great day!

So glad to have you, Tammi! That lamp was for sure a rarity and you should have seen my face when I walked up the driveway and saw it. Not too long ago I was moving it off our our upright grand piano and the top globe fell…I caught it with my foot and broke the fall. Thankfully it survived…whew.

This is my first visit to your blog. I’m coming over from Miss Mustard Seed. Your bedroom is beautiful. I’m getting ready to redecorate my own and you have inspired me. I love the painted cabinet, curtains, mirrors, everything!

So glad to have you, Becky! It’s wonderful to hear that our work is well-received. Now if we can just complete the rest of our home, I’ll be happy as a lark. 😉

Hi there, just found your amazing bedroom reveal at MMS. It is truly beautiful, every bit of it. I love so much about it, you’re new cupboard, that laudry basket and cart, the chandelier, the transom, so many stunning features. Well done. Am enjoying your blog and your shop. Is postage to Ireland really free or a mistake??

Hello! So glad to have you stop by. It’s funny because my husband just asked me while standing in our bedroom, “The room is done?”…ummm yeah. Poor fellow he’s used to me changing it up, so he breathed a sigh of relief. 😀 As for shipping, we state in the listings to contact us because we base it on your location since we get a nice discount from my husband’s workplace costs. If you have something you’re interested in just send me your postal code and I’ll get you a rate. Thanks!

Hi Larissa, hi how are you? I just wanted to pop back to let you know GREAT NEWS your being FEATURED tomorrow as one of our MOST CLICKED links so you’ll be seen across all 6 blogs this week. Woo Hoo. Please come on back in the morning and join the party again. have a great night, Lisa at Concord Cottage

What a transformation..it looks amazing!! You are incredibly talented..and I’m sure the Lord is truly happy with how you are using the talents he has blessed you with..well done.
Cheers..from down under!

Thank you so much, Trish. I certainly hope He is and we are blessed with the ability to do such work ourselves. I’m so glad you took a minute to leave a sweet note. 🙂

Wow…I love the room. I’m doing something very similar in our guest room. I scored two BEAUTIFUL dressers from my late Grandmother’s home and I have come up with all sorts of ideas from Pinterest. I’m excited to finish the room. I found many inspirations from the things you have shared. Beautiful room! I hope you are enjoying it!

Your room is just lovely! Our Master bedroom is about 3/4 finished and I’ve saved the ‘big’ stuff, paint and the bead board chair rail for last since I prefer sleeping in the bed. After the holidays these ‘big’ items will be finished and the vintage celing fixture I scored from eBay for around $30 this past February can be installed (finally). It’s too hard to manage two or three ‘makeovers’ in the same house simultaneously and we were vintaging out our kitchen when I saw the light fixture and knew it would be perfect for the bedroom. I made the quilt already for the bed and have crocheted a throw for the bench at the foot of the bed, details add so much dimension to a room, but the ‘messy’ part of paint and putty is upon us! You did a fantastic job on your room, so reminiscent of the farm my dad grew up on in eastern Canada before emigrating to the US. Great job!

Hi Larissa! Such a gorgeous project! Thank you for sharing. I am wondering if you would mind sharing the type of table saws and tools you used to cut and install the wood beams? I am just starting to collect tools for my own DIY projects, and have been asking people for their ‘go to’ tools that enable them to do work themselves; looking for good used tools! thank you

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