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Flip 4 Friday Feature: Master Suite

We have come A LONG way with the master suite at Flip 4. What started out as an exploded piece of bubble gum transformed into a space I love!

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What this room did have going for it was its size? It’s a huge room! Who doesn’t love a spacious master bedroom big enough for a king size bed and then some?!

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But what this room didn’t have going for it was everything else. Every THING else…from ceiling to floor. That salmon color was so, so overwhelming…and ugly…and who puts that in a master bedroom??

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The first thing I did was scrape those awful (glitter) popcorn ceilings. I can’t tell you how much I hate scraping popcorn, but it always make such a big improvement to the space! [Note: After you wet-scrape the popcorn, let it dry and it’ll sweet right up!] Then it was time to rip up the awful carpet.

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One long day later, all of the popcorn was off the ceilings, and I had smooth ceilings again!

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After the awful popcorn and hideous salmon pink was gone, it was time to slap some paint on the walls. Of course, I didn’t do the painting…I hired it out. I HATE to paint. I wanted a much calmer color than the awful salmon, so I chose Benjamin Moore’s Wickham Gray which I used throughout the home.20170515_204131

After the walls were painted, I chose greige carpet. I actually like carpet- even in living areas. I know most people aren’t carpet fans, but I think it’s still acceptable to put in a bedroom.

The next item on the list was to change out the door to the master suite. It was a plain hollow interior door, and I even painted it white…and hated it. I knew my plan B was to add a barn door since it adds value to a home, and I even priced the barn door kits at Lowe’s that come with a door. But $400…seriously?

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I did get the barn door hardware kit at Lowe’s and while I was there, I perused the clearance section. I found a beat up solid interior for $30! Well, actually it was $50, but I told them that price was stupid (ha!), so they knocked off $20! Using some leftover paint from Flip 3’s exterior, I gave the door a makeover!

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Another thing I thought was stupid was the price of barn door handles. The handles do not come with the barn door hardware kit. They sell the handles separately for $25 which I wasn’t about to pay. So I scoured the hardware aisle and found fence handles for $5! It was actually the perfect proportional size for the barn door and not a bad price!

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Switching out the hollow interior door cost me around $200…worth every penny!

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Speaking of doors, the exterior door leading to the screened porch was salmon…and solid…and ugly. I knew it had to go, and I wanted something that let in lots of natural light. Exterior doors can be expensive, but I actually found an affordable glass exterior door at Home Depot that was a perfect fit! I got the brand new handleset for the door at an auction for $40.

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Ditching all the salmon was the best part of this transformation! Choosing a neutral gray palette softened the room. The bones stayed the same- they just got prettier in this room!

As always I’m a fan of keeping what’s there when I can, but I can’t always keep everything. Sometimes ditching aspects is the best choice.

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4 thoughts on “Flip 4 Friday Feature: Master Suite

  1. Wickham Gray I love your choice of color!!!!!!!!!!!! and I love what you did to score the door, it is amazing!!!!!!!!!!! and I was laughing when I saw you said you ended up buying the fence door handle for $5 bc I would have done the same 🙂

  2. Totally agree with ditching the salmon paint and popcorn/glitter ceilings – UGH! Love keeping the windows and adding the one full glass door to let in even more natural light. The do-over is a really nice, calming look for this room.

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