Monday, June 21, 2010

Bedroom Makeover... A work in progress

The bedroom transformation has been a few years in the making(in my mind at least) We still had the "contractor" white walls from 13yrs ago. Somehow our room became the catch all of the house and never really seemed inviting. Our furniture is from the early eighties and a hodgepodge of odds and ends.
The new bedding I received for my birthday a few weeks ago, finally spurred me on to do something in this very neglected room.
So we started with the paint. I picked a creamy color from Valspar called Moose Mousse for the ceiling and Universal Umber for the walls.
We found this great iron headboard and footboard from a garage sale for $40.00 It also has an iron canopy piece that we will show you after it gets repaired. I ended up taking the eighties dresser outside and painting it (more on that process in a later post) I will be replacing the hardware  too. Here are the before pictures.
See what I mean about the storage(junk) and hodgepodge room
This is not a "true" before because the old bedding has been replaced by the new.

Gotta love the eighties furniture : ) 

The clock above was a gift from a friend(love it)
This picture is just to let you see the "great "headboard
(It was a water bed leftover : )

Okay now for some better pictures

Nothing above the bed yet, because the metal canopy will fill in the space

The dresser is still a work in progress

Aside from the blue carpet (that I have to live with) I love this room!
I will continue to share the progress with the decorating as I go along
Did you notice the lamps? They are the same lamps in the before pictures, with new lamp shades. I got them at Lowe's on clearance for $7.48 each. A great way to make an old lamp look new again.

Linking to the following parties:


  1. I love your new bedroom! It is gorgeous! You are so talented in all areas and I just love the detail on the bed, headboard and footboard! Windows... ooohhhh weeeeeee beautiful! You keep at it girlie and it'll be just like you want it before you know it! Have a blessed evening! HUGS!

  2. Love the new color and the bedding is gorgeous. I too, have "stuff" dropped in our bedroom. We also have hunter green carpet that we have to live with, too! Keep up the hard work!

  3. Debbie,
    I so love that new THRIFTY bed...looks outstanding! Thanks for coming to my NIFTY THRIFTY TUESDAYS PARTY...I hope you have a good time:)


  4. Love it girl! You have done an awesome job. But, I wouldn't have expected any differently from you. You are good! Be blessed. cindy

  5. I'm lovin' your beautiful "new" bedroom! I love the bed and the lamps! Wonderful job!

  6. Coming along nicely - LOVE the bed frame!!

  7. beautiful bed!!!!! your room is coming together so nicely!!!!

  8. Just that new bed frame makes such a difference. It's so pretty! Everything is coming together so nicely!!

  9. It looks great, Debbie! I love that headboard and footboard; what a great find! I think the dresser is looking good and it will all come together.

  10. Love, love, love the new bed (what an awesome find), love the new bedding, love the paint, love the dresser make over....

    .....Love the Decor!!!

  11. Wow I love it! The bed is amazing!! I am hosting a giveaway and I'd love it if you stopped by!

    Laura @ along for the ride

  12. i love your new metal canopy bed!

    from SITS :)

  13. LOVE the change! The dresser looks better too. Did you change out the hardware? It looked like it. I love changing out hardware to make something appear new.

  14. Great makeover! Love the wall color!


  15. I LOVE your room!!! It is so wonderful and sassy all rolled into one girl!!!

  16. Oh, Debbie, this is shaping up so beautifully! Swoon for that iron bed, and the paint color is wonderful. (Our old bedroom was a hodgepodge of furniture we had when WE were kids- I refused to move it across the country.)

  17. Debbie!!!
    What an inspiration!
    Your bedroom is transforming into the most beautiful area.
    The bed frame = Gorgeous!
    and your new lamp shades...
    Keep up the good work.
    Lovin it.
    xoxo~kathy @
    Sweet Up-North Mornings...

  18. AMAZING! Your room is completely transformed! I love how your dresser is coming along~ it looks vintage-gorgeous now, not eighties! And the bed frame is beautiful, and is the perfect match for the new bedding. (Which also is beautiful, by the way!) Can you tell I LOVE this makeover?! It's true~ I love it all! :) You did a fantastic job on everything!

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  20. Oh I love the change! What a steal on the bed, I keep hoping to stumble across one of those someday.

  21. Why is it we always seem to put our room last! It is always that way for me! I love what you have done so far...lovely!


  22. Hi Debbie, I love this bedroom makeover, it is fantastic! Great bedding, and I love the rod iron bed. Nice nice job!