It would mean the world to me if you would take a minute to go and vote for me! Once my submission is posted on their Facebook page, all that you have to do is "like" my photos.
Prepare yourselves for the most picture-heavy-post yet. With serious reservation, I present to you our bedroom as of 2 weeks ago:
To be totally honest, the blue walls don't look horrible in these pictures, but they were just far too dark for me and rather over bearing. I wanted my bedroom to feel like a calm and soothing sanctuary. I had actually originally intended for the color to be more of a slate gray when we started, but it didn't turn out the way I had anticipated. The mismatched furniture, lack of wall decor and accessories and blahzee bedding made for a very boring and average room. Average just didn't do it for me.
So, after many very lonnnnnng nights, our bedroom now looks like this:
|Henredon night stand re-finished by PW in a faux mirrored look|
|$9 Clearance Walmart lamp painted with a $2 thrifted lamp shade re-covered by PW|
|Front pillow- Target $12, Shams and Euro Shams sewn by PW, White Coverlet and Teal Silk Duvet- gifts|
|Temple picture- PoppySeed, frame painted by PW|
|Dresser- IKEA, French Wingback Chair- reupholstered and painted by PW|
|Antique silver kettle- family heirloom|
|Sunburst Mirror- Family Dollar $10... not kidding|
|White curtains- Potter Barn, sewed by PW to add Waverly Cross Section fabric and extend length, Frames- Family Dollar $3 each, updated by PW with scrapbook paper and removal of glass, Curtain rod- made by PW for $2|
Quite the difference if I do say so myself. I am so very pleased with the end result. The best part about this makeover was the cost. Just about everything in this room was a DIY project, a gift, or something I already owned. I will post pictures and tutorials soon on how I did the following:
- Installed chair rail and casing, tutorial HERE
- Revived my vintage Henredon nightstands to create a faux mirrored look, tutorial HERE
- Painted Walmart clearance lamps
- Recovered $2 thrift store lamp shades with my own fabric and ribbon
- Added a geometrical print to my existing Pottery Barn curtains (purchased on sale at downeast home) to extend the length and give them a modern and masculine quality, tutorial HERE
- Made my own 104" curtain rod for $1.98, tutorial HERE
- Sewed Euro shams and regular shams, tutorial HERE
- Re-upholstered and painted a vintage French Wingback Chair, tutorial HERE
- Painted and assembled my own picture frame for my Salt Lake City LDS Temple
- Used $3 frames from Family Dollar and scrapbook paper to create a beautiful display above our bed
*** Update: Check out my post HERE on how
Had I not worked so furiously to finish this makeover in time for the Ivory Homes Contest, my bedroom might not have looked like this as of last night at 9 pm:
Miraculously, the stars seemed to have once again aligned for me so that tonight I get to rest peacefully (and longer than 4 hours thank goodness) in this beautiful haven:
Thank you for reading and allowing me to share my crazy hobbies and passions with you. I will post the link to vote for my entry as soon as it's up.
** Update: thanks to the support of you wonderful readers, I won 2nd place in the contest!!! ***
Signing out for a much needed rest,
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Also special thanks to Tatertots and Jello for posting on their FB page about this makeover!
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