Friday, October 17, 2014


Back in late December I shared a list of projects and plans I wanted to do around the house.  One of the things listed was work on our bedroom.  Every house we have lived in, our bedroom is always left for last and then rarely ever gets done.  
My list was just so that I could have it all written down for my grand plans around the house.  I am a visual person and like to see my lists written out.  You can find that list HERE.  

The first thing on the list for our room was to get a new comforter from Fingerhut.  I really did like it, but after getting it and the matching curtains it was getting costly.  Then came the obsession with the color turquoise and the Bed Bath and Beyond catalog that had a comforter I fell in love with.  You can see that post HERE.  

Then we got that Bed Bath and Beyond Comforter and it was perfect. You can see that post HERE.   It was also what finally made me get my butt in gear and actually do some work in our room.  

So FINALLY I am going to share what our room currently looks like.  It is done for the most part, with just a few small things I still have in mind for it.  But I love how far it has come so far.  

I love this collage I made.  This is how it has transformed from the time we moved in, to how it is right now.  Well kind of from the time we moved it, we had that comforter, but a totally different bed.  But it started with an oak bed, and nightstands, and furniture with this green and tanish comforter and tan curtains, with white walls.  
Then the picture on top is the way it was when we were waiting for the rest of the furniture to be delivered after they brought the wrong bed.  We slept with our mattress on the floor for a week or so. 
Then we had the new comforter with the new furniture, with still white walls and the other accessories that matched all the old stuff. 
 Then this bottom picture is how it is now, new comforter, new furniture, new paint on the walls and matching accessories for the room.  

Here are a few before and afters to show how the room has really changed.  
One thing you might notice in this picture is the lamps.  In the original before paint we had these same lamps. I looked around for new lamps and lamp shades and I cannot believe the prices of those things.  Holy Moly there was no way I was going to spend close to $100.00 just for 2 new lamps and lamp shades.  So I did the next best thing and spray painted the lamp itself grey and then since I still had no luck with the lamp shades, I painted those too.  They were cloth like most lamp shades, but kind of a plastic like material I guess you could say.  So I spray painted them with several coats of white glossy paint and perfect. 
I also changed all the curtains.  I really loved the ruffle curtains and had all my intentions to make them, but came across a good deal on all of them through Fingerhut and ordered them all at once.  Even one for the bathroom shower.  
I also added the rug to the room, which really adds that pop of color right there in the middle.  I love it and got it on sale at Target.  

After I painted the room, I moved a few things around too.  In this corner of the room we had a chair and a lamp and a plant stand and some randomness thrown on the wall.  It was just a whatever corner.  So I moved the tall dresser (which I still want to paint black when I get a chance) and put the tv in that corner.  It seems to give the room more balance and I love not walking into this big tall dresser right when you walk into the bedroom. 
I have a plan for that wall vase as well, I have my eye on this flower greenery bundle at Hobby Lobby and it has turquoise flowers in it.  I never seem to be there when it is on sale, and want to use my coupon on other things.  :)

The left picture is where the dresser and tv were, right when you walk in the room.  Now I moved the trunk over there, and hung a frame and some candle holders on that small wall.  I want to add a wood sign under the frame.  Now to me it doesn't seem so cluttered right here when you walk in the door. 

Over here on the other side of the closet doors I added color to the little metal stand I had. I added a shelf under the clock and added a candle and a tiny framed picture of my dad.  I am not fond of the silver pot, so I might change that to black and add some greenery.  

Over on this little wall by the window I just added a grouping of black frames with some family pictures in them.  
They are old frames I have had in here or around the house and I just spray painted them all black to match.  

I took this accent pillow off of our couch because it matched perfectly.  Until I find another one I just leave this one in here.  I got that on clearance months and months ago at Target.  

This frame was originally by the But it is the one I filled and moved over to the other wall.  

Here is what the dresser looked like before the paint, and you can see that frame over there on the wall.  

Here you can see how I updated the dresser by adding some color to it.  I painted the LOVE sign, and bought the little turquoise frame at Target.  I also got the tiny tea light candles (I know they are hard to see) on clearance at Target. 

I also gave the candle holders an updated look to match the room. I sprayed the candle holders a bright silver metallic color and got flame less turquoise candles at Hobby Lobby when they were on sale for 50% off.  

I even gave the flower pot a coat of color.  I kill plants so they never survive here I swear.  So I plan to plant some fake greenery in here.  :)

Here you can see a small glimpse into the bathroom how it was before with the tan accessories and now with the walls painted and a new rug and towels.  
I got the rug on sale at Target, the shower curtain (which is really just a curtain like in our room) through Fingerhut.  I got the matching towels at Walmart.  

I know I didn't share how the space in the bathroom looked before, but I thought I would share how it is now.  
The shelf matches the other one I hung in our room and came from Target, I used to have both hanging up right here, but liked the look with just the one and more accessories on the wall.  I had the vase and greenery since forever ago.  I got the perfect matching wash cloths at Target on sale.  I got the pretty little glass jars at the .99 cent store.  I got the iron wall hanging at the swap meet for $1.00. 

So this is pretty much how our bedroom has transformed completely since we moved here.  I LOVE our room and love just looking in at it all and how it has come together.


1 comment:

  1. I LOVE it!!! It looks like a whole new room!
    I've slowly been trying to convert our room to gray and teal. I still have oak furniture and tan curtains. Ugh. Slowly getting there :)
    I absolutely love what you did in your room and wish you could do mine!