Skip to main content

Stuck inside, My Master Bedroom Makeover

Hello everyone,

As I write this post, I am seated at my desk, looking out the window. The view is fantastic because I have the best apartment in the complex, in my opinion! Every day I get to look out at the picturesque panoramic views of the golf course. But, the best part is watching the sun dance on the rippling water in the pond and the ducks taking their daily stroll. 

Today, like most, the workers are busy readying the facility in anticipation of the course reopening. They are preparing for the once steady stream of golfers who frequented the trail, before social distancing. 

I love this quote by Benjamin Franklin 
"Don't put off until tomorrow what you can do today. 
I couldn't agree with him more. 

I said all of that to say, it's time to put it in high gear. Instead of being bored, aggravated, complacent, and down-right mad, I choose to make the most of an unpleasant situation.

Today's post is all about getting things done now, and the steps I am taking to make it happen. When the stay home order was enacted, I pulled out my to-do list from two years ago and tweaked it. Then, I decided to work on things that I deemed essential to making my life easier/better and doable with my budget. 

The master bedroom is where I decided to start. Ya'll, it was a blank canvas with a queen-sized mattress set. A few months ago, I started working on the space. It's coming together, but not close to being finished. Below are pics of what I have done so far.


I found the peacock tapestry at Goodwill. The colors captured my attention, and the $4.99 price tag sealed the deal.

This is my bed before. Stop yawning I know it's boring!

Thrift Store Finds

 Since my budget was ridiculously tight, I headed to one of my favorite thrift stores, Goodwill. I scored big. I was able to purchase several decorative pillows, pillow shams, and a duvet cover. In total, I spent approximately $30. The black, white, gold, and green will liven up the space. I figure you can't go wrong with this color combo.

I decided on black, white, and gold. I will use the green shams elsewhere.

The antique head/foot board arrived just in time. It adds presence/character to the bed.

I love the tone on tone white comforter with the palm tree detail. I purchased it several years ago on clearance.

I took the tapestry and stapled it to an old picture frame, and hung it over the bed as a focal point. Then I dressed the bed. I added comforter at the foot of the bed to add interest and to keep me warm on chilly nights. 
The green lamps that I love  are perched on a dinner tray stand, and the other a bar stool. Not cool! I am in the process of looking for nightstands, a bench for the foot of the bed and a low profile dresser. 

You like? I certainly do. This space is a far cry from where it started. 

What projects are you doing around your home? I would love to hear about them.

Chat soon...


  1. Mandy Lou aka Oil LadyApril 14, 2020 at 9:50 PM

    Lory I live it. I probably need to be stuck in my master so I can get something done. You sure know how to put it together ma’am.

    1. Thank you, now is a great time to get those projects underway/finished.


Post a Comment

Popular posts from this blog

My Fall Table

There are only nine days left until Thanksgiving. And I am so excited because I get to share it with close friends and family. By the way, the grand baby will be here too! Yay! Ok, back to the post.   My Fall Table turned out quite lovely if I must say so myself. This year instead of using a table cloth, I used a variety of fabric samples swatches to cover the table. So, what do you think? I love all the different colors patterns and textures, and they actually play off each other nicely. And I am hoping the fabric sample table cover will be a great conversation starter as well. I will let you know how it goes. Spode  China and pumpkins from the Dollar Tree who knew? Initially the table had two fall wreaths and two lanterns. You can see it here. But I had to remove one of each to make room for the table settings. You know how I love animal print. I think every room needs a little touch of it. How about you?             

Easy Last Minute Ideas For Fall

The count down has begun! Can you believe there are only 8 days left until the turkey is carved? So, today I figured I would share some easy last minute ideas to get you through Fall/Thanksgiving Holiday. So let's get started! These diy wreaths may look quite intimidating but on the contrary they aren't at all. To get this look you will need a grapevine wreath, garland of your choice, floral wire and ribbon. Simply take the garland and place it around the wreath. Once the garland is in place attach it to the wreath using floral wire. Next, add the bow and hang the wreath. Project complete! Your family and friends will be impressed. For best results make sure that the garland is long enough to cover the entire circumference of the wreath. If the wreath above is still a bit much, why not give this wreath a try? The only things needed are a grapevine wreath and ribbon of your choice. Now make a big bow and attach it to the wreath. Voila!  I used a pipe cleaner/chenille

How I decorated my Christmas Tree/Foyer for less than $30

 I am over the super excited to bring you one of several posts revealing how I decorated my Christmas Tree/Foyer for less than $30.Yes,you heard me right. And I must say it looks quite fabulous, but before the reveal can take place, we have to go through the process. Sorry!!! So, keep reading to find out how I transformed the space for so little. Each year I try to incorporate creative ways to decorate my home on an extremely tight budget, and this year was no exception. But in order to get the ball rolling on this project, I needed some inspiration. Well, my inspiration came via a promise I made to my grand baby. I promised her that Zsa Zsa(that's me) would decorate a Christmas tree she would love. However, with that being said, I also knew the design/decor had to be whimsical and playful enough for her. But it also had to appeal to the adults in the family as well. (mainly me) So, I put my design thinking cap on and came up with a plan, that I thought would appeal to both partie