Welcome back if you have been following along, however, if you are new to our One Room Challenge please take a look at where this makeover began with week one and week two. During this time we have all had our challenges just to find everyday items such as hand soap and wipes.
Our bedroom makeover is no different while trying to source materials and decor we have found that items are out of stock and the companies have no idea when or if the item will ever be available again. Okay, that means being creative is that much for valuable during this challenge. Please visit all the participants in the ORC and hosts so you don’t miss any inspiration.
I wanted to share the design plan for the master bedroom makeover so you can see the direction of the makeover plan.
DIY Master Bedroom Makeover – Window Install\Recessed Lighting
Taking a Look Back
Do you remember those unsightly water-stained popcorn ceilings? How about those fogged windows?
I said a sad goodbye to them both this week, but let me clarify I was not sad to see them gone, but sadly I have missed out on my gorgeous view for so long.
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- Popcorn ceilings removed
- Window install
- Recessed lights install
- Bedside table lamps
- Floor lamp
- Fabric for headboard and chairs
- Throw with pom poms
- Fabric for pillows
- Folding side table
This past week has been like Christmas in May with all the deliveries.
We have checked off a few big projects too such as replacing the windows and installing recessed lights.
How to Replace Windows Video
Tools and Supplies
- Chaulk gun
- Hammer 3 lbs
- Claw hammer
- Utility knife
- Countersink drill bit and drill bit
- Impact driver
- 5 in 1 tool
- Heat gun
- Cordless drill
- Measuring tape
- 4-foot level
- Speed square
- Extension cord
- Angle grinder
- Ridgid vacuum
- Tar paper
The photo below shows a side by side photo of the before and after replacement window. The replacement windows we choose are single hung.
- Single-hung windows
- Double-hung windows
- Casement windows
- Dormer windows
- Awning window
- Sider window
- Picture window
- Hopper window
The overhead lights on our master bedroom ceiling fan are rarely used. We enjoy illuminating the room with lamps instead. The room has a 12-foot cathedral ceiling and the ceiling fan light bulbs do not illuminate the corner of the room, therefore we need more lighting. We decided the easiest way to illuminate those dark corners would be with high hat lights (aka can lights and recessed lights) in addition to the ceiling fan lights.
The lights we installed are energy-efficient white LED recessed downlight was made by Commerical Electric they were in a four-pack for either 5 or 6″ recessed light can. Before installing the light fixture you can adjust the color from a wide range of choices such as warm white, soft white, neutral white, bright white to daylight with the integrated switch.
This how-to install recessed lighting video I made during the last ORC when we updated our Laundry room/Mudroom the technique is exactly the same.
These style of recessed ceiling lights have the baffle trim included with the light kit, thus making these easy and inexpensive to install.
I was so excited to cross off some more items from my to-do list this week.
- Add shiplap to the wall with windows
- Paint the ceiling and walls
- Replace all trim and baseboards
Install recessed lighting
- Removed the old carpet and install new flooring
- Order woven-wood Roman shades
- Window treatment hardware order
Order pillow inserts
- Purchase plants
Have artwork and antique photos framed Order bedding fabrics
- Make bed skirt and pillow
Thank you so much for your visit today.
See you next week with our room makeover updates.
Have a great week,