Farmhouse Style Master Bedroom Remodel

We were beginning to work on our master bedroom (FINALLY!), and I wanted to show you the progress we’ve made so far with our farmhouse style.

To get you acquainted with our project you must know a few things. We live in a 1952 ranch Gunnison Home, which is basically an old-school manufactured home.  You can read more about them here.

When we bought our home 13 years ago, it was carpeted throughout, even in the kitchen, and we knew that had to go.  Much to our surprise, when we pulled up the white carpet in the living room (ugh, yes, white!) we found gorgeous red oak floors.  Score!

That led us to take up the rest of the carpet in the bedrooms, except the master.  Too busy with babies to mess with our room yet.

Enter current situation:  With baby #6 on the way, it was time to finally do something with our room.  After all, I deliver my guys at home and I want it to be in style!

We pulled up the carpet expecting to find the same gorgeous floors that we found in our boys’ room…wrong. Someone had glued down the carpet to the floor at some point, so there was adhesive all over that lovely floor.  Eek!

Here’ what the start looked like…

Dated Bedroom Mess Before Farmhouse Style Makeover | Prodigal Pieces |

This is the other side wall, which looks similar because it’s a 12′ x 12′ room.

Farmhouse Style Bedroom Before Makeover | Prodigal Pieces |

And then there’s the closet…

Closet Bedroom View Before | Prodigal Pieces |

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My awesome hubby took this project on alone – I’m not at the point of being able to get on hand and knees with baby bump and already aching back.

When he works 10-12 hr. days, the only time to make progress is in the little bit of evening you get and on weekends.  So…every night for two weeks he would grab the bottle of Krud Kutter Adhesive Remover and his scraper and work in small patches to remove the gunk.

Cleaning off Carpet Adehisive on Hardwood Bedroom Floors by Prodigal Pieces | www.prodigalpieces.comLet’s just say this guy has patience to deal with this awful mess inch by inch. You might wonder why we didn’t just sand the floor down. However, sanding was not an option because we would blow our whole budget on sanding pads alone.

Removing Carpet Adehisive on Hardwood Bedroom Floors by Prodigal Pieces | www.prodigalpieces.comWith the adhesive removed, it was time to sand.  Instead of paying high rental fees and high costs for sanding pads, we used a belt sander which cut the costs by 80%.  It just means hours on the knees…again.  I told you he rocks!

Sanding Hardwood Floors by Prodigal Pieces | www.prodigalpieces.comIn case you’re wondering how to attempt this yourself, we started with a 50 grit paper working diagonal both ways, then moved on to 80 grit in the direction of the grain. To finish, we used a 120 grit for the final sanding.

Aah.  Floor is sanded and ready for the next step, stain.

Our finished desire is a rustic farmhouse style bedroom with a French flair and we decided to give it an aged look by using a Sunbleached Stain by RustOleum.

Rustoleum Sunbleached Stain for Floors in Farmhouse Style Bedroom by Prodigal Pieces | www.prodigalpieces.comUsing a cast-off sock, we applied the stain, being sure to take off the excess within a 5 minute or so span.  The floor only needed one coat (as the label states) and was really easy to attain what we wanted.

Weathered Stain on Farmhouse Style Bedroom Floor by Prodigal Pieces |

Sunbleahed Stain on Farmhouse Style Bedroom Floor by Prodigal Pieces | www.prodigalpieces.comFor the topcoat, we used Rustoleum Satin Floor Finish with a lambswool applicator. The first coat only had to dry for 3 hours and then we could apply the next coat.  Overall we applied four coats as the can recommended. Easy!

RustOleum Satin Floor Finish in Farmhouse Style Bedroom by Prodigal Pieces |

Sunbleached Bedroom Floor by Prodigal Pieces | www.prodigalpieces.comSeriously, it is a gorgeous finish and the pictures don’t do it justice. Remember, we’re in the dead of winter here in the northeast and the sunny days are few and far between. Plus, we’re working mostly in the evening.

Even without the walls and ceiling done, it already feels fresh.

Although it’s a slow process for us due to lack of time (we are a family of 8!) we are enjoying the progress. We can’t wait to show it to you completed.  Share if you love it too!

Farmhouse Style Master Bedroom with Sunbleached Gray Floors by Prodigal Pieces |

To see the next steps, head below…

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In case you didn’t think we were nutty enough, we also have been tackling our farmhouse style master bath…oh what fun!

Now onto the ceilings and the walls! See the farmhouse style details below:

DIY Faux Farmhouse Barn Beam Ceiling by Prodigal Pieces | www.prodigalpieces.comDIY Farmhouse Style Master Bedroom Reveal by Prodigal Pieces |

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  • ANNE

    It looks fabulous Larissa! Although now I’m afraid to pull up the ugly laminate floor that’s been installed over the old fir floors in my house. I don’t think I could handle doing what you guys did to a 600 square foot space.

    February 26, 2014 at 2:42 pm Reply
  • [email protected] Design for Living

    Love that color. Gorgeous!

    February 26, 2014 at 5:17 pm Reply
  • Jessica Kielman

    I am dying over your floors…they are the exact color that I have wanted for years…I had no idea it was doable! Thanks, Larissa!!!!

    February 28, 2014 at 11:17 am Reply
  • Pamela

    It is going to look gorgeous! Our next room makeover will be our master as well but we are no t lucky enough to have wood under our carpet so still trying to figure out what direction we will be going.

    February 28, 2014 at 12:26 pm Reply
  • Jennifer Schmitz

    looks great! I’d love to see a large picture of the whole room. Its a gorgeous floor!

    March 1, 2014 at 12:49 am Reply
  • Dear Emmeline

    Lovely! We have a LOT of wood floors to redo in our “new” home! It was built in 1910. Hopefully they’ll turn out as awesome as yours!

    March 1, 2014 at 12:27 pm Reply
  • [email protected] A Life

    Amazing floor and wonderful husband! 🙂

    March 13, 2014 at 4:47 am Reply
  • Mary Beth

    I LOVE your floors ~ those are what I have in my dream house (that is still in the building phase in my mind!) 😉

    June 10, 2014 at 2:26 pm Reply
  • Lori Young

    Beautiful Larissa!! And what an amazing husband you have!!

    June 10, 2014 at 2:30 pm Reply
  • Nadia Hartley

    Well done! Keep up the good hard work and enjoy the fruits of your excellent ideas and finishes that are very impressive
    considering that your are doing it on a shoe-string! Thank you for your inspiration and look forward to your future projects.

    July 25, 2015 at 4:35 pm Reply
    • Larissa

      Thank you, Nadia, it’s so nice to hear. We’ve completed our bathroom and are now putting the final touches on our boys’ room, soon to be revealed. So glad you stopped by!

      July 26, 2015 at 3:30 pm Reply
  • Teresa Criddle


    August 8, 2015 at 1:07 pm Reply
    • Larissa

      Awww…thank you, Teresa! We worked so hard for so long and it felt SOOOO good to have it done.

      August 10, 2015 at 3:17 pm Reply
  • cheryl B.

    What a blessing.

    May 28, 2016 at 1:40 am Reply
    • Larissa

      An absolute blessing. Thank you, Cheryl. 🙂

      May 30, 2016 at 7:08 am Reply

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