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Austin Home Remodel Part 3 – Upstairs

This is the last part of our flip series and it includes the master bedroom, master bath and upstairs bathroom. There are two other bedrooms upstairs but we didn’t stage them and it’s just a gray room with new windows and new baseboards, you get the picture, right?

/ / / / MASTER BEDROOM / / / /

This master bedroom is HUGE! I thought our room was large at our house but this one was almost twice the size of ours. I loved the windows on both sides of the door and the natural light that came in from that part of the room. We love our wood wall so much in our own home that I decided to do the same thing in the master to make a statement.IMG_1524






/ / / / MASTER BATHROOM / / / /

The changes we made to the master bathroom were pretty significant! Mostly all cosmetic and very minor but all the small changes added up to a huge makeover. I did a back to back comparison with the before and after of the entrance to the bathroom, you can hardly recognize that “after” shot. In my opinion it doesn’t even look like the same house!¬†We decided to close off the entire bathroom so there was complete privacy to you know, use the bathroom. The fur down and the half ledge design made it feel like it was still the original house so we wanted to change up the design a little to freshen it up. Another minor change that made a big impact was the doorway to the toilet / shower. We extended it up and out to make a wider opening to make it feel more open. The other major change was the built in linen closet that was taking up most of the bathroom. The idea was to make it more open and airy which I feel like we accomplished well. We added in one more project to the master bath that took about a total of 5 days so I guess that wouldn’t be considered minor! We added shiplap to the entire bathroom to give it more texture as opposed to just painting the walls. The barn door finishes it off nicely and makes the whole project tie in the shiplap bathroom with the navy bedroom. We were really pleased with the outcome!

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/ / / / UPSTAIRS FULL BATH / / / /

Like I mentioned earlier, there are in fact two more bedrooms to this house but I didn’t post a picture because there’s not much to see! But this bathroom is the one that pairs with those two bedrooms just so you don’t think we flipped a 1 bedroom / 2.5 bath house. =)

This bathroom was dated and old so we installed a new vanity, mirror and light fixture to give it some life. A cool story about the vanity, it’s actually from IKEA. It doesn’t look like it though, right? Well that’s because we accidentally had to do an IKEA “hack.” For those of you who don’t know what that is, it’s when you buy something from IKEA and change it to make it look like it’s not from IKEA. So what happened was, Dustin and I were assembling the vanity together because…IKEA…and we accidentally drilled a hole too far into the front panel. I didn’t want to have the vanity go to waste so I asked my dad to cut raw wood fronts and re-attach them to the drawer. I was able to stain them the same color as the stair rails and there you have it. It’s nice to have a handy dad that recreate something just from a picture!GetMedia (17)




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  • Reply Cecilia April 20, 2016 at 5:35 pm

    Very nice! Love your IKEA hack even if it was unintentional!

  • Reply Kason April 26, 2016 at 11:05 pm

    Very nice work

    • Reply Meagan April 27, 2016 at 9:45 am

      Thank you!

  • Reply kassie July 30, 2016 at 9:09 pm

    Do you post where you get your items from?! I love so many of them and am currently in the process of designing a home!

    • Reply Meagan August 1, 2016 at 10:02 pm

      I don’t have a place where everything is sourced. Do you have a specific piece in mind? I buy a lot of my items from World Market, Magnolia Market, IKEA, Wayfair and Target. Please send me an e-mail with any other questions you might have, I’m happy to help!

  • Reply Stacy Klein August 7, 2016 at 10:49 pm

    What did you use for the wood accent wall and can you give me an estimate of what it cost?

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