Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Master BR Staging

I have to say that I have this weird-ish feeling about showing you my master bedroom.  It feels like I am showing you the deepest part of my life.  I'm not sure how I feel about that.  But really, putting your house on the market is a weird experience.  There are friends of mine who haven't ever been in my bedroom and now I am posting pictures online to sell it and letting total strangers meander around my house to look at whatever they want.

It's just weird.

Our master BR is 10 feet by 13 feet (plus a few inches).  Decent size for a 1960 built rambler.  We have a king size bed with a very large headboard.  That doesn't leave a whole lot of extra room.  But we haven't really cared.  However, in order to sell our house, the staging ladies recommended we remove the headboard so the room will more accurately reflect the size.

6040 Ensign Ave N, New Hope, MN 55428

Here is the picture of our master BR from the first round of trying to sell.

And here we are after completing their recommendations.

Same room, same bed, same big pillows just recovered differently.

And here is our little powder room / master half bath off our bedroom.

We moved the entire headboard out to the garage.
Added risers so we could have some more storage space underneath the bed.
Flipped the duvet to the plain navy side.
Got rid of some pillows and changed the coverings of others.
Added this quilt to the end of the bed for some color.
Took the lamp table from the LR and put it as a side table.

  • Bed risers bought at Wal-Mart for $7 and some change for a 4 pack.  We needed to buy 2 packs  because for a King size bed you need 6 risers.
  • White bedskirt/dust ruffle made from thrifted Queen size flat sheet.  Used the piece that goes between the boxspring and mattress from the previous dust ruffle.
  • White European pillow shams from a thrift store fabric purchase.  Paid $4 or less for about 4 yards of 60 inch wide white poly-something fabric.  Tied like this.
  • King size pillows--made simple white satin pillowcases from thrift store fabric hase for less than $2.
  • Quick reference for standard pillow sizes.
  • Paint for baskets in the bathroom is Rust-Oleum 2X Ultra Cover Paint + Primer Satin in Eden.


  1. A huge difference! What a blessing to have the staging experts! We reno'd our last house and were already pretty simple people but took the house to near bare bones to list and sell it. Every comment was how immaculate it was. It took 38 showings in 55 days but we got two offers the same day and sold it for like $1500 under asking price. I think the only reason it took so long was we had laundry in the garage. Anyway staging it right makes a world of difference and I hope it does for your family too!

  2. I can't wait to see the new house when you find one! I'm working on de-junking/simplifying our house right now and I love how empty it's feeling. It's nice to have more space and less stuff. Congratulations on selling!!

    1. Thanks Annette! I need to go look at pics of your kitchen renovation.



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