I can’t believe I’ve taken this long to show you how Gwen’s bedroom turned out!! Remember Gwen’s bedroom? I painted her furniture, made a new diamond-tufted upholstered headboard, make new draperies, and painted the walls a beautiful medium brown. I also updated the adjoining master bathroom.
This bedroom was redecorated on a budget. While I love showing you remodels that I’ve worked on, like Julia’s kitchen that I showed you last week, it’s really these budget makeovers that get me excited. Why? Because I know that not all of us have $50,000 sitting in the bank to hire a contractor to completely remodel a room. But for most of us, scraping together a few of hundred dollars over time to make some improvements to our room is a little more attainable. And those are the things I love sharing with you!! Attainable decorating ideas.
Anyway, before we get to to the “after” pictures, let me show you how this room started out.
|The bedroom is not very big, so this bulky bed, with a headboard AND footboard, was really overpowering the space and taking up extra floorspace. The builders beige wall color did nothing for the room, and the windows needed some attention.|
|There was definitely a need for new accessories. And again, those windows looked so bare!!|
|The other side of the bed. You can see where the master bathroom is in relation to the bedroom. Just to the right of the bathroom entry sits the chest of drawers, and to the right of that is the door into the bedroom.|
|Gwen’s original nightstand was given a coat of paint and then distressed and antiqued. The metal wall hangings were also painted and antiqued.|
|This drapery fabric is one of my all-time favorites, with a beautiful, subtle floral pattern.|
|The walls were painted in a medium brown, which really warmed up the room.|
|The framed print came from Hobby Lobby. I can’t remember what the little figurines are called, but Gwen collects them.|
|The window to the left of the desk was dressed with a simple pleated valance and a woven shade (my favorite shades from Home Depot).|
|Isn’t that just the prettiest little chandelier?! I love that little touch.|
|The plates were cheapies from Marshall’s, and the bird bell came from Hobby Lobby. The lamp was a gift to Gwen from a family member (I think), and the little painting on the piece of slate was done by Gwen’s mother.|
|Gwen already had the old books, which I think are perfectly and beautifully worn.|
|It really is amazing how paint can give a piece of furniture new life.|
|The nightstand to the right of the bed is from Hobby Lobby. We kept Gwen’s original comforter and shams, and added a new bedskirt (accented with remnants from the draperies), and new throw pillows from Bed, Bath & Beyond and Marshall’s.|
|Above the chest of drawers hangs another painting by Gwen’s mother.|
|And yet another furniture piece transformed with paint!|
|I love the worn edges and the original handles painted black.|
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