Last summer I decided to contact Kirsten from 6th Street Design School to get some help with our bedroom. At the time we were living in our old house with hand me down furniture that just wasn't my style. I really, really, really, REALLY disliked the room. I dreamed of having a true master bedroom, a room that we both loved. We were on a strict budget and I knew it was going to be a lot of work to pull the room together. I took a lot of inspiration from Michelle's bedroom and wanted to go bold and out of my comfort zone. Kirsten did a great job at helping us put together an inspiration board and I got to work right away painting our old dresser a cheerful yellow. The weekend we were about to paint our bedroom J suggested we start looking into purchasing a new home. Our master bedroom makeover was put on hold and a couple of months later we moved out to the 'burbs. The first thing we did was paint the bedroom. Last weekend after hanging up our no sew drapes, I looked around and realized that after many months, our bedroom makeover was complete. A lot of time, love, exhaustion and patience went into finishing up this room. Every bit was worth it. Without a doubt, I L O V E this room.
On laundry days or when I feel like changing things up, I switch our duvet cover.
The back wall color isn't consistent throughout the pictures. The color tends to change depending on how much light is coming in and what time of day it is (which is why in the last two pictures it looks so dark). The true color is a deep charcoal and the rest of the walls are a medium tone gray.
The color on the walls is Behr's Anonymous mixed in their paint and primer in one (I love that stuff) and the back wall is Benjamin Moore Almost Black mixed in Behr's paint and primer in one. Our nightstands are Rast small dressers from Ikea. I painted both of them Neutral White by Ralph Lauren mixed in Valspar's paint and primer in one. The knobs were replaced with knobs from Hobby Lobby. The yellow dresser was painted in a very cheerful yellow that came from the mistint aisle at Lowe's and given new hardware also found at Lowe's. The white chair is the first piece of furniture I ever painted! I used Behr's Ultra White in semi-gloss. Our zig zag yellow curtains were my first no-sew project and the fabric came from fabric.com. My wonderful and super talented mother in law made a new cushion and cover for the chair and I created a no-sew pillow to go along with it. Our lamps came from JC Penney's (they have a very affordable lamp selection!). Most of the art work came from Etsy and the random accessories were finds at Home Goods, Anthropologie, Ikea and West Elm.
The room is a good combination for us--a bit contemporary, a bit traditional, bright and cheerful.
A few things I learned:
*My husband would rather buy a new house than paint a room.
*It's ok to paint furniture inside, especially in the middle of a Houston summer. Make sure the paint is low VOC.
*Orbital sanders are the best tool when sanding down big pieces of furniture. A great investment and time saver. Same goes for Kilz primer in a can...it dries so much quicker!
*No-sew projects are great! I want to no-sew everything and anything.
*My husband hates hanging curtain rods, especially when there is a thick metal storm brace above your windows that you are completely unaware of.
*Turquoise, yellow and gray make me a very happy lady.
- Paint: Accent wall is Benjamin Moore "Almost Black" mixed in Behr's primer + paint in one. The walls are painted "Anonymous" by Behr
- Headboard: west elm
- Mirror: west elm
- Bedding: west elm
- Pillows: Target, Etsy seller "diypillows"
- Nightstands: Ikea Rast painted "Neutral White" by Ralph Lauren with knobs from Hobby Lobby
- Lamps: JC Penney's
- Curtains: Fabric is Premier Prints Zig Zag purchased at fabric.com
- Curtain rods: Target
- Chair: Old chair painted in Behr's "semi-gloss white"
- Chair fabric: Silhouette Turquoise from Calico Corners
- Dresser: old dresser painted yellow with "oops" paint from Lowe's, knobs/hardware Lowe's
- Dresser accessories: Lacquer box from Home Goods, white tray with books from west elm, white vases from Ikea
- Gallery wall frames: Aaron Brothers
- Prints on wall (left to right): floating umbrellas: ohbrooke!, "Love" yellow print: etsy seller "fieldtrip", peeling wood photo: etsy seller "hhhilaryyy", "You are all I need" turquoise print: etsy seller "rollandtumblepress", "Keep Calm" canvas from Bed, Bath & Beyond, Texas state print: etsy seller "qadesign", "Think Happy Be Happy" yellow print: etsy seller "theloveshop", Gray "Peace" print: etsy seller "fieldtrip", Fantine small photograph: etsy seller "ara133photography"