The day is finally here… the reveal of our bedroom refresh! If you missed it, you can see my original plans here. I’ll admit, I strayed from the original plans slightly and this so called “refresh” turned into more of a full blown makeover. As I began tackling this project, I really started to think about what to do to make this room more comfortable and functional. I love antiques and knick knacks, but in this small room, it just makes it seem cluttered. So, I started to simplify. That meant getting rid of the catch all gallery wall, removing the bulky antique piece in the corner, and only putting pieces in this room that I truly love.
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So, how about some before pictures?
This is what our room looked like last March after my first bedroom reveal. Sure, it looks a little better. Got some fresh paint on the wall, but if I’m being completely honest, this space still didn’t work for us. We still didn’t have enough storage for our clothes and although the nice, bright white quilt was an affordable bedding option at the time, we nearly froze to death every night.
And this is what our room looked like a little over two months ago. I guess you could say this is my “I’m over it, but I’m not quite ready to take the makeover plunge look.”
Here she is y’all!
That wall. Can we just talk about that for a sec? I had originally planned on using a stencil, but at nearly $50 for a stencil plus shipping, I had to come up with another plan. I attempted to make my own stencil out of a plastic table mat, but the pattern didn’t look quite good enough for an entire wall. Then I thought, why don’t I just tape it off? How hard could it be, right? Wrong! I started this wall, this ONE wall on Saturday and it took me until Monday evening to complete it. And the really really sad part was when I finally finished, I stepped back, gave it a long hard look, and all I could think was “hmm, I don’t know if I like this” Wah, wah, wah. I liked the pattern, but the gold paint I used looked orange against the black. So, about a month later, I swallowed my pride and repainted all the stripes using my favorite Martha Stewart’s gilding paint
. Luckily, I didn’t have to re-tape anything and it only took about 2 hours to do. Now I can say that I really love it and I think it makes such a huge impact instead of just a bare black wall.
The next big project on my to-do list was repaint our bed. Our bed has been passed down through my family for I don’t know how many years and seen many different colors. Since I’ve had it, I’ve never gotten around to giving it a fresh coat of paint and truth be told, it needed it, desperately. I wanted to keep with the antique look, so I gave it two coats of my favorite Rustoleum Metallic Gold
spray paint. The fresh coat of paint gave this ole’ bed life again!
Bust | Girl Boss | Black and White Frame, Marble Obelisk, Gold Mirrored Tray: TJ Maxx
And those beautiful campaign dressers. To own a campaign dresser was like one of those things on my home decor bucket list that I never in a million years thought I’d actually find. They’re so beautiful, but sooo expensive. How could a gal like me that’s ballin’ on a budget ever own one of those? Well, one day, completely on a whim, I decided to give the Habitat Restore a try and sure enough there they were. I almost didn’t believe what I was seeing. I quickly grabbed the tags, took them to the counter, and paid. As I was paying the guy asked me if I needed help loading them into my vehicle and all the excitement over my insane find came to a screeching halt. I drive a two-door car. How in the world was I going to get these things home? Well, I wasn’t too sure, but they would come home with me one way or another. I ended up getting my brother-in-law to drive me there in his truck to help me get them. If you’re reading this, thanks Jake!
Anyway, they were originally a dark brown, so, I gave them a few coats of Rustoleum Semi-Gloss White
spray paint and polished the brass with some Brasso
and now, they look good as new.
Brass Bamboo Tray: Thrifted | White Ceramic Dish: Hobby Lobby | Gold Ornate Frame: TJ Maxx | Glass Jewelry Box: Thrifted
Ever since I put this chair in our room, Baby cannot get enough of it. She has good taste, what can I say?!?
There ya have it gang! I hope you all have enjoyed our room reveal and thank you so much to Rustoleum for providing paint for this project!Linking up here, here, here, and here!