I am so excited to share with you the process of our bedroom makeover. This process began in May, and we are now in October. Life with three young kids might be part of this six month process, but i like to think it was more about dreaming and creating to MAKE our favorite things ourselves.
I look at this picture and I am blown away that our room used to have a more “haphazard” and “messy” feel.
The dark wood headboard created a much darker feel in our room. We originally painted this room with a $5.00 can of oops paint from Home Depot five years ago. We didn’t love the color, but we were planning on moving and knew a “clean” coat of paint would be more appealing than the dingy beige we had before. While painting the green, we decided to use another left over paint to create a brown accent wall.
It was a mess, and as we have stayed in our house and not moved its been a goal of ours to fix up this space. Unfortunately, it has been low on the list of priorities. We finally had time and space to start fixing it up, and it started with this beautiful mirror my husband made for me for Mother’s Day.
That is the one of the best presents I have ever received! For our eight year anniversary, we gave each other a new bed. We upgraded our queen to a huge king size with nice firm mattresses.
This new bed helped me complete my king size rag quilt. I made it on a small budget and yet it has an anthropology, bright, fun feel without costing a fortune. It has become one my most prized projects ever.
Our room is small with only one wall without windows or doors. The only way for us to both have a dresser is to have two tall dressers side by side. Still trying to fix this wall, although we are attacking the piles on top.
We needed a new headboard, since we only bought a metal frame with our new mattress. You got a glimpse of the DIY headboard that we created on last week’s Friday Project Spotlight.
I have posted a few pictures on Twitter and Facebook this week showing glimpses of how it looks hanging in our room! I have been so excited to share with you all of these pictures.
We picked Rain Water from Behr paint as our new room’s color. With all the bright color in our mirror, quilt, and headboard, we knew we needed a subtle color on the walls to let everything else pop.
It took two coats, but we got it painted! I am a mess when it comes to painting. Fortunately there’s no shortage of blue tape and brown paper to help keep me in line!
Oops! Who paints in jewelry!?!
The color goes on looking pretty close to white. I was at first a little nervous that it was too light, but as it dried it became a really pretty light blue. I love the color!
Seeing my headboard on the wall might have made me just a little giddy! I have a feeling this room could become one our more used rooms. 🙂
Everything really does pop more and have a more feminine touch without hopefully feeling too girly! Caleb was pleased that we chose blue for the walls since his “daddy has to sleep under a ‘girl’s’ blanket.”
That shag/t-shirt rug I got on clearance at Kohls sometime this summer for $4.00!?! I bought it in a heartbeat and didn’t even know what I would do with it. I just knew it was a great deal and I loved it. Don’t you love finds like that?
Another find for me was that purple/turquoise chair. Do you remember seeing it in my Ohio Auction post? It was a great free find that looks so much better with a coat of spray paint.
We all love to hang out in our room now! It is so fun that every one of our rooms is starting to feel like “us” and as “complete” as crafters can ever say. I think I need to post a tour that is more professional than our last home tour.
Thank you so much for checking in on my Friday Project Spotlight! Do you have a big project you are in the midst of working on?
Update: I have since added some new throw pillows to our bed, and I love all the color they bring!