Bedroom Makeover

Last Thursday at about 10 a.m. I walked through our master bedroom and decided I was tired of it looking like an afterthought.  I didn’t want to spend much money and wanted a new look.  I gave Robynn a call, and she picked up a couple cans of antique white spraypaint, a package of dropcloths and brought some leftover paint from one of her recent projects.  We also gathered a handful of things from our basements that we weren’t using and incorporated that as some new decor pieces.  By 6:00 that evening I had a new bedroom!!

BEFORE

AFTER

Notice the new dresser!  Don’t you love it?  Robynn had that light green paint and I gave it a distressed look with some leftover brown paint I had.  Spray painted the hardware, and ta-da!  And check out the curtains. Those were made out of drop cloths (yes the stuff that painters throw on the floor).  We cut it down the middle seam and then hung them.  No sewing…how EaSy was that!?

Close-up of dresser, BEFORE!

And….AFTER!

Another view…BEFORE

And….AFTER!!

I had an old door in our shop and decided we needed a headboard.  And notice all the picture frames, shelves and end tables…spray painted those antique white!  It lightened up the room without having to repaint the walls.  Woohoo!

Having a fun master bedroom has been something on my “liVe-it liSt” and how great it was to accomplish this in a day, by utilizing the resources I had.  Big thanks to Robynn and her daughter for coming out for a couple hours to help.  I’ve been sMiLing in my dreams ever since!

{By the way…because I am a perfectionist I had put off working on this room ever since we moved in (4 years ago!).  Last week I decided that if I kept waiting for the perfect moment and perfect decor strategy…well, let’s be honest…it probably would have never happened.  Sometimes you just have to GO WITH IT!  I can always change something in this room later (like make the headboard an official piece by adding some more wood trim, repaint the walls, etc) but for now I can enjoy a new look.  I may not have picked the green dresser paint had I thought this room out in more depth, but it was FREE paint, and much to my surprise my husband thought it was “cool” ;) Sometimes the things we do on a whim turn out to be something we love the most! }

~Lara

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5 responses to “Bedroom Makeover

  1. Jenny Long

    Very cool! I rearranged our living room furniture a month ago and even doing something as simple as that can help you bring a new look to your home!

  2. Hannah

    Lara, just started looking at your blog. Thanks for sharing! As a perfectionist, I also struggle with waiting for the perfect time to do the perfect makeover, and it never happens. Using resources I already have and just “going with it” seem to be the solution. Thanks for sharing! -Hannah

    • HI Hannah! Glad you found us on the Suede Sofa! I am so glad I could help! Yes, being a perfectionist is a blessing and a curse, but “letting go” can sometimes give us the best results. You’ll have to keep me posted on the room you are going to “go with it”. You go girl!! ~Lara

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