When we decorated our Master Suite, after we added on 7 years ago, it was with another home in mind, our “Dream Home”. Over the years, as we have sold off our dream land, and put aside the floor plans we had.
It was a chapter closed, the bedroom was starting to bother me. It represented the ornate home we planned on living in, the one the Lord asked us to walk away from.
I told you more about that here: Home Sweet Home.
So, I saved up some money and decided that when I found the perfect comforter, one that would allow me to keep the 3 mustard-gold walls, I would switch over sets.
(I would paint the one red wall, another color, from whatever comforter I could find.)
I wanted a shabby chic vintage farm look, without breaking the bank. And I knew finding that mustard gold might just be impossible. My online searches were turning up nothing, not even at Bed, Bath and Beyond. So I waited.
While running errands in Florida with Drea, we stopped at TJ Maxx. I never shop anywhere but clothes section when we are there, because we are usually flying home, or crammed in the Flex with no room to spare. THIS time was different, we had the motorhome to travel in, praise the Lord. So I ventured over to bedding and couldn’t believe the first thing I saw:
At the end of the aisle, on the clearance rack, was a Mustard comforter in a beautiful simple pattern.
Upon closer inspection, I see it’s the last King sized on the shelf.
And then, the moment the clouds parted and I heard the Halleljuah chorus…..
It was marked down to $40 from it’s already reduced price of $200!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Forty dollars for the whole king set?! YES PLEASE! I could tell right away it was the exact color of my 3 mustard gold walls at home. What are the odds?! Such a God thing!
I knew I needed to bring another color into play, so the whole room wasn’t just mustard and white. I went to décor and the bathroom section next, and found some gorgeous aqua accents. I knew that would be my NEW color scheme!
They even had a bathroom set to match it, with both colors! PERFECTION! I walked out of there with a King bed set, a canvas print, 2 candle sticks, 3 accent pillows, a wooden vintage shelf box, 8 towels/hand towels, 2 bath rugs and a shower curtain for $350. I knew I could sell my set and décor for around $200, because it was in great shape. And I did!
That means for $150, I got to almost completely redo my room. Now obviously, I needed to buy paint and find a few more décor pieces, but that is pretty darn good if I do say so myself! 🙂
I worked SUPER hard when we got home Friday afternoon to unload, clean and do laundry and put everything in it’s place, so that Saturday morning, I could reward myself with a trip to the paint store.
I found a GORGEOUS aqua that matched my accent pillows perfectly. My favorite paint is Behr from Home Dept.
Can you believe ONE coat of Behr Aqua covered a deep red wall? Wow. That never happens, especially not to cover RED!
I failed to tell you one other amazing detail, we stopped at our families furniture store in Ocala, Fl on the way out of town, to say bye to Uncle Chad.
While we were there, we fell in love with a huge black King bed set. We have been waiting to buy a King bed set for 12 years now. We had a dresser we had been using, but it really was for the boys room. And, quite frankly, we were ready to get our bed off the rollers it was on, and have a real bed, with real nightstands, instead of tablecloth ones.
If you are ever in the Ocala, Fl area, you really should swing by. The Carriage Trade Consignment Furniture has a variety of new and gently used amazing furniture sets, bedroom sets and much much more. It’s a 30,000 square foot building chock FULL of furniture! You all that is HUGE! And soo fun to wander around in, treasures await around every corner!
And you can’t beat the price, a 5 piece King bed set like ours runs $5,000 easy. At Carriage Trade, you pay so much less, about 30% of the original price. And because they have both consignment and new, you can mix and match to your heart, and budgets, content.
Check out the store on their facebook page, and give ‘em a “like”.
They have new photos of new items all the time, because the stock is constantly changing each day.
Tell Chad, that the 4 little Ferguson’s sent you, and I bet you get VIP treatment! Wait, they do that for everyone. Hmm, ok, tell him we said hi at least!
Before and after:
I am SO happy with how it turned out, Dale loves it too, every time he walks in he says, this is just so relaxing and nice.
The bathroom cabinets were given to us for FREE by my sweet aunt and uncle, and we have been meaning to paint them for 7 years. When we put them in, we were just moving back into our home after 3 months of living at my moms, while they finished our master suite add on.
We had just had Tylan, in fact, we came home from the hospital to my mom’s house for those 3 months, because the house was not liveable. All these years later, it was just one of those things that didn’t get done, you know?
There are 3 rooms in the bathroom area of the master suite, the big walk in closet, the sink room, and the shower/toilet room. It’s hard to get pics with the orangey light, but I did my best.
BEFORE & AFTER Sink area: From oak to black.
Fun, right? The colors are off in these pics, due to the orange light regular bulbs produce, but it’s the same gold and aqua and black as the bedroom. I like how one room just flows into the other now.
Now that we are out of debt, we plan on starting on some of the other house projects that have been on hold. It feels SO good to pay cash for these big projects, and know God blesses things done in the correct order.