I feel like this post has been a long time in coming. I started to reinvent my master bedroom sitting room back in April and I am finally ready to share it with you today. It started off when I added shiplap to the fireplace which you can see here. Today I am going to share the rest of it with you and show you how to reinvent and revamp your space on a budget.
I feel like our master bedroom and sitting room were the last two rooms to get a revamp. Actually, they never did really have anything done to them other than paint changes a few times. We are planning on adding hardwood in the fall. I am so ready to ditch the carpeting. Who knew that a little 12 pound pup could wreak so much havoc on my carpet? The boys don’t help matters either. Even though the rooms are not 100 percent complete because we haven’t done the hardwood yet it still feels like a completely reinvented space with just a few changes! I will share the master bedroom portion in a later post. Today it’s all about the sitting room which is where I spend my time watching all the shows that my husband or boys would never, ever watch. Yep, I am a reality tv closet watcher!
I love this reinvented space. The tv stand/credenza was a Goodwill find. It cost $40 and it is solid. Each drawer is over 15 pounds. Yes, I weighed them because that thing was a beast to move upstairs. Once we got it upstairs we added casters so I could move it around with a bit more ease.
Originally, I had this piece in my sitting room…
There is nothing wrong with the piece, it was lovely but it just did not fit the space. It was too short and the depth was too deep. I wanted something to fill the space and draw the eye up. That’s where the shelves came in and I have to say that I love them! I adore them. Here, take another look at them!
How to Reinvent Your Space on a Budget
So let’s start at the beginning. I found the stand at Goodwill for $40 which was a steal. I know this will sound bizarre but I cannot wait to decorate this at Christmas time. Yep, I said it!
So this is what it looked like when I spotted it at Goodwill…and it was love at first sight!
This piece is huge. It is 76 inches in length and I am obsessed with it! I gave it a light sanding, primed, and painted it with a flat white paint that I had on hand to brighten up and bring light into the navy blue sitting area.
Do the candlesticks and tobacco baskets look familiar? Yep, they were originally in the sunroom downstairs. My husband wanted a larger tv so the decorative accessories had to go…for now anyway. I have plans to dress up the extremely large tv that now dominates the sunroom that he has taken over! I changed the color on the smallest candlestick and went with a charcoal color instead of the pale blue which you can see here.
Adding Shelves to Draw the Eye Up
Next we added the shelves. This is such an easy and inexpensive DIY. All you need is Simpson Strong Ties (I found mine at Home Depot) and wood of your choice. On this project we used pine 1″ x 6″ x 8 ft lengths. I wanted the 2 inch thick pine but Home Depot didn’t have what I was looking for in stock and once I get started on a project, I don’t want to wait, so we improvised and trimmed the boards out to give it more bulk.
I sprayed all the Simpson Strong ties with black paint. While they were drying, I marked the studs on the wall with painters tape and decided the best placement for each shelf. Once the ties were dry, I screw each tie to a stud. I placed one on top and one below the shelf. Then I slid each shelf into place, and screwed the Simpson Strong ties into the shelf. It’s a very easy process and the impact to me is huge. It totally reinvented the space. I will share more on my shelf styling over the weekend.
I hope you enjoyed my newly reinvented space done on a budget! I am completely enamored with it and it did not break the bank!
Until Next Time,