Hey there! I’m super excited to share my bedroom makeover with you today. It’s been almost 10 years since I and the hubs built this massive headboard. I painted it, and that’s about as far as I got before I ran outta gas and money. Know what I mean? The most fun thing (to me) about this whole makeover is that nothing matches, and it was all DIY. It’s a hodgepodge of styles and designs. Follow along with me as I walk you through the changes and new additions. I’m delighted with the results, and it didn’t cost me a fortune.
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The Wall Color… it changed everything!
The very first thing I did was paint the wall behind the bed. I chose a color that I thought was a darker gray. As it turned out, it has a hint of blue to it. It was a happy accident because I L-O-V-E it! Next, I removed the mirrors from above my nightstands and replaced them with these metal and wood cathedral wall decor. I like the way they compliment the headboard as well as adding height to the short nightstands. My room is on the small side so having larger nightstands isn’t an option.
And can we have a moment for my headboard? Thanks to my favorite DIYer (hubby) for helping my vision come to life. I love how grand it makes my small room look. Sorry, I don’t have a tutorial on the headboard as it was built before I started blogging. But if I ever do, I’ll update this post with a link. Pinky swear!
Accent Wall Color SW 7665 Wall Street from Sherwin-Williams
The Main Wall Color SW 7016 Mindful Gray From Sherwin-Williams
Sliding Barn Door Window Decor
My favorite part of this whole makeover is my new addition of sliding barn door window shutters. Curtains are just overrated in my book, but I needed something other than blinds to make our bedroom makeover complete. The hubs and I did a quick 1 day DIY project and nixed the curtains. We love the new clean look. And yes, there is a tutorial for those.
The Manly Corner – Bedroom Makeover
Welcome to the manly “corner” of our bedroom. You can tell how small our room is in this photo. I like to call it cozy. It’s not like we spend a lot of time in there other than sleeping, so I’m okay with it being smaller. I found this vintage dresser and painted it blue. Another blue pop in the room and it looks nice with the accent wall color. Sorry, I can’t get far enough away to get a photo.
Maybe my next home will larger. I’m still holding out for the old farmhouse that I can make my own. Why do we always want what we don’t have?
Because my headboard and bed were so tall, my nightstands looked like dollhouse furniture. LOL. I solved that problem by adding furniture feet to them both to make them taller.
Another pop of blue I used in our bedroom makeover is this glass vase I painted. Yes, it’s glass with a beautiful rust patina.
Vintage Chest – Perfect Storage
This sweet little vintage chest is a great addition to our bedroom makeover and serves two purposes.
- It’s great storage for those decorative pillows when not in use.
- It also serves as a springboard for our little Chihuahua…Tallulah. And I’m certain she will love the new bedding I chose. She’s such a diva!!!
Metallic Painted French Provincial Dresser
Last but not least is this vintage French Provincial Dresser in warm silver metallic paint. THIS girl has got to have some GOLD in the bedroom. I painted the dresser with Modern Masters Metallic Gold Paint, and I adore it.
I’m so very pleased with how it all came together. Here’s proof that you don’t need to buy a new bedroom suit when vintage furniture is so affordable, and the paint colors are endless. Thanks so much for joining me for this makeover. I hope this inspires you to try your hand at DIY and consider using what you have. Just a few simple changes can create great results, and my bank account is still in the green. 🙂
*All links for this bedroom makeover and projects are listed below.
Until the next project… xo, Do