Master suite done at the flip house

Hello friends! I realize it has been absolutely forever since I’ve posted here. I just returned from two months of training related to my job with the National Guard and have now jumped right back into finishing the flip house.

This crazy mama has been burning the candle at both ends for awhile working on the last 10 percent of the flip. I’m hoping to get done by the middle of this month, and then I can focus on sharing more with you about this insane awesome exhausting growth experience. 😉

In the meantime, today I wanted to show you the brand new master suite at the flip that is done!

Here’s a before of the space, which previously served as an attic.

Master-Suite-before Master-suite-before-2 I had a lot of space to work with, but also a lot of challenges. I hired a wonderful contracting crew to do the build, which was the best decision ever! I was blessed to find a man at my church that came highly recommended, and he brought in his own folks to help. I won’t share names because I’m not sure they would want the publicity (plus I’m a little stingy with my contractors). 😉 But they did an absolutely amazing job.

Master-suite-construction-3 Master-suite-construction-2 Master-suite-construction Daryl Dale-trimwork

I also hired a drywall finisher for this space. He did a great job as well. After this project, I definitely have a new respect for the professionals that do this work.

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Here I am painting the space after the drywall was finished. My clothes are a good indicator that I am not a professional painter by any means.

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And now, for the finished bedroom space …

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The master closet is fully lit with two lights and offers a lot of room. (I took the closet doors off temporarily to spray paint them white.)

I had beautiful neutral carpet installed throughout the bedroom.

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I used my favorite white Zinsser® Ceiling Paint for the ceilings and a slightly darker grayish white called Powdered Sugar for the walls. As always, I would recommend using an eggshell finish from Valspar or Sherwin Williams for the walls. These are my favorite brands for producing a smooth, even finish. The trim got an slightly off-white, semi-gloss paint.

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I had a pocket door installed at the master bathroom entrance to avoid any obtrusive doors from swinging into the hallway or bath spaces.

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I love the versatility of the nook area. It could be used as an office or reading space, or it would also offer great separation if multiple kids are sharing this room. I particularly like the raised ceiling and recessed lighting.

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And now, for the master bathroom …

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This is probably my most favorite room in this home. I feel like the space was used perfectly. I particularly love the counter space.

Master-suite-vanity Master-suite-shower Master-bathroom-vanity-top Master-bathroom Bathroom-vanity-closeup

Many of you said one of the things you’d like to see incorporated into this home was built-in shelves. So I had these installed in the master bathroom. They make a great spot for keeping linens, etc.

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For the flooring, I installed luxury vinyl tile from Lowe’s, which I grouted. This is my new favorite flooring product, by the way. I’ll be installing this same tile in my own kitchen this summer.

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So what do you think of the new master suite? I believe this will make a beautiful, comfortable space for a family very soon. I am hoping they are as pleased with it as I am!

DIY beadboard shaker peg coat rack

I am thrilled to report I am done with my beadboard shaker peg coat rack! I am so proud of this project because I did it all.by.myself without asking anyone for advice or help. AND I used scrap lumber for most of the build. Plus I learned how to use a new saw. Yesss! 

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This two-tiered coat rack is super functional for our family because it has a lower rack that is within reach of the kids, an upper rack for adults, and tons of pegs for all our coats. Plus it’s located in our garage right where we enter our home, which is really convenient.

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Below are step-by-step instructions for how to build your own two-tiered beadboard shaker peg coat rack.

Step 1: Start by adding a swath of beadboard wallpaper on the wall that is the width and height of your project. (Tip: Be sure to place your wallpaper so the framing boards will overlap the edges slightly, preventing the seams from showing.)

Beadboard-wallpaper

Step 2: Install two shaker peg coat racks over the wallpaper – a higher one for adults and a lower one for the kids. I ordered mine very inexpensively from this Etsy shop. (Tip: Be sure to screw your racks into studs, so they will support the weight of a lot of coats.)

Step 3: Attach boards on the left and right sides of the coat racks. Attach a bottom board to serve as the baseboard. I used leftover 1×3-inch pine boards for this, screwing them into wall studs. (Tip: A counter-sink drill bit pushes screws slightly below the surface of the wood, allowing for easy coverage with filler and paint.)

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Step 4: Rip a piece of scrap plywood for both the top shelf and the board above the top coat rack. I used my new favorite tool to do this, the Ryobi® 10-inch portable table saw. I’m happy to report no fingers were lost in the process. 🙂

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Step 5: Make your own shelf brackets out of the remainder of the plywood. I cut mine out on my miter saw. I attached the brackets using screws, but there is probably a better way. 😉

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Step 6: Use a brad nailer to attach a piece of window/door casing below the top shelf and to attach the top shelf to the brackets and back board.

Step 7: To hide the unsightly, raw edges of the plywood (and the screws in the shelf brackets), iron on a strip of birch veneer.

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Step 8: Sand the rough spots, caulk the holes, and prime and paint.

I used my favorite Purdy® brushes* to prime and paint all the raw wood, paying particular attention to the knots. Pine knots can bleed through paint, so be sure to prime these areas very well before painting.

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(Tip: A quality paint brush can make ALL THE DIFFERENCE when cutting in around edges, helping paint glide on smoothly and providing a straighter line.)

After priming and painting the boards, I taped off the whole project and spray painted it the same color as our window and door trim. I used my beloved HomeRight® Finish Max sprayer to do this. Enter to win your own here.

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Done! A flawless paint finish on my new coat rack.

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What do you think of the results?

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Special thanks to Ryobi and Purdy for providing, at my request, the table saw and paint brushes needed to complete this project. 

Beadboard shaker peg coat rack progress

If you didn’t catch the original post on this project, I’ve been building a mega, coat-rack-of-all-coat-racks in our garage. My goal is to add some serious storage for all our jackets, backpacks, etc., considering we have absolutely zero closets on our ground floor.

I started by adding a swath of beadboard wallpaper on the wall next to our garage entrance.

Beadboard-wallpaper

Next, I installed two inexpensive shaker peg coat racks over the wallpaper – a higher one for adults and a lower one for the kids – that I ordered from this Etsy shop.

I added 1×3-inch pine boards on the left and right sides of the coat racks. I also added a 1×3-inch board on the bottom to serve as a baseboard.

Garage-pegboard-coat-rack

All the boards I used for this were scrap pieces I already had on hand. (Major thrifty points scored here!)

I ripped a piece of scrap plywood for both the shelf and the board above the top coat rack using my new favorite tool, the Ryobi® 10-inch portable table saw. I’m happy to report no fingers were lost in the process. 🙂

Using-Ryobi-table-saw

I made my own shelf brackets out of the remainder of the scrap plywood. These I cut out on my miter saw.

Plywood-corbel

I used a piece of leftover window/door casing for the decorative trim below the shelf.

To hide the unsightly, raw edges of the plywood (and the screws in the shelf brackets), I ironed on a strip of birch veneer.

Iron-on-birch-veneer

Birch-veneer-over-plywood

Next, I’ll sand the rough spots, caulk and level all the holes, and prime and paint. I’m hoping to share the finished project with you next week.

The coolest part of this whole thing has been the fact that I did it all.by.myself from start to finish, without asking for any help or advice. Yesssss!!!

Special thanks to Ryobi for providing me with the table saw necessary to complete this coat rack. As always, all opinions, projects, and blood, sweat and tears are 100-percent mine.