Saturday, January 23, 2010

The accidental Bedroom remodel

I swear I had no intention of completely re-decorating my bedroom. I had this dresser (isn't that the way it always starts?) It was old, ugly and I hated looking at it every day. So after diner I decided to re-paint it. It would be an hour long project, no big deal right? Zach was eager to help me with my project!Well as I was painting I also started thinking...that's when it started. I was thinking that not one piece of my bedroom furniture matched, and that was because none of it was from the same place. My big dresser was my mom's, the headboard was old and very out dated, the other dresser came from the side of the road, and so on. The majority of it was white or cream. So I started with the ugly dresser, and made a shade of cream from three different shades I had around the house. The next step was to sand, and then glaze with my new favorite Ralph Lauren glaze! Then I decided to sand and glaze EVERYTHING!The dresser of my mom's was already cream and had silver hardware that I just replaced a few years ago, so I was not about to go get new hardware, in fact I was not going to spend a penny on this re-do. I just used some spray paint, and voila! They were now a nice shade of espresso! I found an old door in the garage that I painted with the same cream from the dresser, sanded and glazed as well. Why quite while I was ahead, I also sanded and glazed the nightstands, the picture frames and a couple of old windows I also had in the garage.It has now been almost 24 hours since I started to paint this dresser, I did sleep for about 7 hours, but otherwise I have been working non-stop! Now keep in mind, my room was not even in bad shape, in fact I just posted about it not so long ago HERE, but take a look at my before and see if you can notice all of the things I found a way to re-use! Here is the finished project! I must say I love it even more! I was able to re-purpose a ton of stuff, use what I already had, and give my room a brand new look for, yup you guessed it $0!!!!

Try to ignore the white patches on the walls, just waiting for the Spackle to dry from where we had to fill all the old nail holes! Then I can do a little touch up painting!
I love how this head board turned out! And the photos above it, were 11 x 14 photos that I wasn't really happy with, so I did some editing, printed them out on my own computer 81/2 x 11, and made mats out of scrapbook paper.

The numbers are from my cricut, just use vinyl and that's it! More cricut vinyl on the wondow below too! SO after I did the words for this I realized that I spelled fairytale wrong, but I am out of white vinyl! LOL!
Do you recognize the mirror from the old post?? What about these candles...
I must say, Thank you road side dresser, I have now transformed my entire room thanks to you! Take note - that Scentsy pot on the dresser, currently melting cinnamon vanilla, my room also smells heavenly!

92 comments:

Treasia Stepp said...

It turned out to be beautiful. I love the headboard and the picture display above the bed. It's all very nice. Great job.

Sheri said...

Looks really really great. Now I need to go click the link and see the before!

Jeanette said...

Everything looks great! I love how your headboard turned out.

ALVN of WhisperWood Cottage and Junkologie said...

Amazing! That is true creativity and hard work!! All the artwork you created is fabulous! I think I need a cricut...

Amy

Tracy's Trinkets and Treasures said...

I love your headboard! The whole room looks great.

Elizabeth (blue clear sky) said...

Amazing how some paint can inspire such a great project. I love the new look.

the thrifty ba said...

love the whole headboard/kid photo thing!

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Everything looks fabulous! I love the RL glaze too.

Funky Junk Interiors said...

Awesome Missy! You so made the right call on the light paint and glaze. Your furniture has the perfect amount of pop.

That headboard. Ohhhh I love the headboard!

I love it all but I'm also head over heals in love with the smaller window with the 5 in it.

My new washer and dryer created a new tile floor, stripping wallpaper and repaint. And that created a new floor in my entry way because they were joined. Which created painting all the woodwork and walls in there too, blah blah blah.

Yup, I totally get it. :)

Donna

Cindy said...

Wowsers!!!! Love all the changes! Cozy and unique and I love all the windows everywhere. They add such cool architectural detail. How do you attach the pictures to the glass panes?

Love it!

SweetMelissa said...

You're my kind of girl!! First of all, mixing those three paints together? I just can't get though a project without doing that!!! Glad I found someone else who does too! This post is great inspiration for me cause I plan to a bit of a bedroom makeover soon too...thanks for sharing!!

the fiCkLe piCkLe said...

LOVE the headboard! You've inspired me to get going on my bedroom.

Amy@TheLemonCottage said...

LOVE the door.
Okay, I LOVE the whole room, but that door really makes me happy!

Gorgeous!
You are so darn talented.
~Amy

Amy Kinser said...

It all looks great. Good job.

Rest now...

AM from White House, Black Shutters said...

Thank you for posting this! I was looking for inspiration for the area above my couch and remembered some old windows in my attic.

I just finished a post about the space and it'll be up tomorrow morning. I can't wait to get started on the project! :)

AM from White House, Black Shutters said...

Forgot to add how GORGEOUS this room turned out! What a great transformation, your hard work paid off!

La Tempête said...

Hi there, came over with the Link up party at Beyond the Picket Fence. Great redo! I love it. Your hard work really paid off.

Be proud!

And now, for a rest, or another project...?

Jodi said...

It's gorgeous! Great work!

bec4 said...

OM Goodness these ideas are all so fabulous. I love the headboard, and the window photo frame.

Magic Brush said...

Wow... I LOVE those windows!!!! where did you get the vinyl lettering???

Joyce said...

Oh my, that looks amazing!!

Danielle @ Transforming Home said...

Wow - looks great! I love rooms that are personal and creative like this one, but also tailored and classic. And I had to look at "fairytail" for almost 2 minutes before I realized how it was spelled wrong!

Danielle

Vivian said...

Your hard work paid off. It looks great.

dee dee said...

This turned out fantastic! Love the headboard!... Dee Dee

Sjn said...

I love it all! Shabby chic at it's best!

Carolyn @ My Backyard Eden said...

I love your bedroom. It's amazing how paint can unify things! I also have a bunch of unmatched furniture in my bedroom. Thanks for the inspiration! I love the headboard especially.

I'm having my very first Mcklinky party on Wednesday. I'd love it if you'd come by and post your room!

Sue said...

LOVE it all. BUT you HAVE to take a picture of you all in your bed under a number...that would be adorable!!!

Low Tide High Style said...

Just beautiful! I love the painted headboard and the pictures!

Kat :)

Angie @ The Country Chic Cottage said...

Wow!! I love it!!

Nancy said...

Fabulous! I'm starting in the Master Bath and moving to the M Bedroom. I so hope I can do as well as you did. Thanks for the inspiration. My budget is exactly the same as yours! :-)

Anny said...

HAHAHA what a great project it turned out to be though! I love everything you did :D

Jenny @ Words on Wendhurst said...

Great job redoing the room on a $0 budget! Everything looks so sweet and pulled together. Love the pics of your kids over the bed. Too cute.

Emily @ Frilly Details said...

What a cozy room!!! Great job on the remodel. Love all the details and the photographs.

Kim@Simply Domestic said...

Just found your blog off of A Soft Place to Land. Love the headboard!!

Empty Nest Full Life said...

Looks great!!! And love to see that sweet boy helping with the dresser. Jackie

Cat said...

Wow, this turned out just beautifully. Everything looks amazing.

Michelle Rayburn said...

You have fantastic ideas! I'd love to have you link up on one of my Friday link parties sometime. I love all things windows and doors!

Michelle
www.TrashToTreasureDecorating.com

Sabrina said...

Great job...I especially love the old window with the photography artwork. Are those your own photos? LOVE that black edged look.

Jenglamgirl said...

LOVE IT ALL!!! AMAZING! love the colors everything looks great!

Traci@ Beneath My Heart said...

The room looks great! I love painting furniture too. Yours turned out fabulous. Thanks for sharing!

Gay Vaughan said...

This is awesome! May I come "shop" your garage? Lol, I can't believe how much stuff you already had to make a great redo!! I love how it all turned out.

Merrie said...

I love your makeover, the Fairytale picture frame, and love-love-love the fact that you weren't afraid to share it after discovering your spelling mistake!

Heather@ theherberfamily.blogspot.com said...

So... you wanna come do my room? Your room turned out gorgeous! I love old windows, and can't wait to get my hands on some!

Thanks for taking part in Talented Tuesday at My Frugal Family! Don't forget to come back next week!

Patti said...

Love your room...especially the headboard. Room wall color is fabulous!

Jen C. said...

Inspiration at it's best! Looks great!

CRAZYMOM said...

WOW! You might be the most creative person EVER! It looks great!!!

Teresa said...

I feel like I just watched a TV makeover of a house. You did a great job! I am the same way, an idea pops in my head and there is no stopping me. Especially with painting cuz as soon as you do one thing everything else looks dull so you keep on going,and it's the perfect time of year for it. Nice job. Glad I found your blog.

Crazy Daisy said...

WOW! I love it! I am particularly interested in the door as a headboard! Very awesome!

jennifer said...

Yeah, but having a fairy tail might be nice too :) I would keep it just like that - you made a memory.

The room is STUNNING!

Phyllis AROUND THE HOUSE said...

I think zack did a great job, loved the headboard with the numbers, wish I knew how to do the numbers, love the whole look,,,,I am a new follower, come for a visit,,,

Sylvia said...

Just beautiful....so glad to see you had a little helper...lol

Sylvia

Rita said...

Excellent job. Beautiful room. Time well spent.

Sarita said...

I love the window project, I might just have to try that out. I have that contact paper that's in your drawer, too!

Leigh of Bloggeritaville said...

FABULOUS!!! You did an amazing job! I love the door project, as well as the windows. I am drawn to those. Will be featuring you tomorrow!
Great work!
Thanks for linking up to Thrifty Thursday!

Leigh
Tales from Bloggertiaville
www.lbratina.blogspot.com

Marsha's Mpressions said...

OH! You did such an amazing job on everything. You are very creative to think of such interesting ways to reuse your items! Love the window with photos and the numbered door too! Thanks for sharing!

the7daggetts said...

That looks really great! Your door headboard is AWESOME! Love it all.

fawnda said...

I love love love love love your room... the door headboard, the vintage window frames, the colors... love love love love love! Did I mention that I love it? ;)

Kimm at Reinvented said...

Wow, I wish I could "accidentally" decorate a room and have it turn out like that! Awesome.

twopeasinapoddesigns said...

My favorite is the headboard...but anything you can find on the side of the road and make beautiful - you love it so much more don't you?! Way to go!

kayellen said...

Oh my goodness what an adorable blog~~

Love your makeover too~~

So nice to meet you:)

xoxo
Kay Ellen

The Whispering Creek House said...

wow! what a nice accident! what kind of paint did you use on you r dresser?

michelle@somedaycrafts said...

I wish I could find junk like that! Your room is beautiful! love the old windows and door headboard!!!

Melissa said...

This is a great project. YOu did an excellent job. I love the old window frames turned picture frames. Very creative.

nancygrayce said...

All I can say is WOW! I love that headboard! What a great use for an old door! It's great! Makes me wish I was brave enough to attempt something like that!

Carolyn @ My Backyard Eden said...

Thanks so much for linking up to my "Make it Yours" party!

I just love this room! I think I'm going to start saving up for a Cricut. I love the vinyl lettering you've done here.

Thanks again!

Kristan said...

Wow that's amazing! You're certainly brave and ambitious, but look how awesome it turned out! So jealous!

Debbie said...

Certainly worth your while because it turned out fantastic!~ I just bought the same scentsy burber:)

sanjeet said...

Everything looks great! I love how your headboard turned out.

Work from home India

Michelle Rayburn said...

Thanks for linking up to my blog hop! This is my favorite post of the week.

Michelle
www.TrashToTreasureDecorating.com

design_aholic said...

What an amazingly happy accident! I don't even need to see before photos- your work is amazing! I just love the white with the glaze. I've yet to try my hand with that product, so you've pushed me over the edge now. I'll be purchasing soon. :)

Thanks for linking up your victory for VOTW @ Design-Aholic. Make sure to come back again, I can't wait to see what you have next!

-Amy

Its So Very Cheri said...

PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE say yes.
There are too many cute things and I can not just pick one picture and do this justice. Can I schedule to do a Feature of this room make over for Tuesday. It is FABULOUS. I love it. If you have any additional pictures you want to add to it, a tutorial on the "door shelf thing" would be fun--LOVE THAT piece.
Don't forget about my give-a-way starting tonight.

Cheri

Nicole said...

Wow! I love the look you achieved. Everything looks wonderful! Thank you for sharing!

pk @ Room Remix said...

So many great ideas here for reusing. My favorite is the headboard! Love it. Also really like the way you did the photos above it.

Marianne@Songbird said...

Yep that's how it starts, you start thinking while painting, dangerous combo.
But look at that result! Love the creative use of the doors, and love the windows with pictures and text. Very inspiring.

Heather@ theherberfamily.blogspot.com said...

This AMAZING room transformation is going to be featured tomorrow at the Talented Tuesdays link party at My Frugal Family!

Please feel free to stop by the blog and pick up a "Featured At" button!

FleaMarketTrixie said...

Amazing, I love all the projects you did, great job and I bet you were tired when you got done.

Tracy Suzanne said...

Hi Missy. Wonderfully creative job. Love all the re-purposing you did. The fairytale frame is so cute. I love how you involved Zach.

Hugs....Tracy :)

Its So Very Cheri said...

Hey--I can not find your e-mail. I don't know if it is buried with the zillions of e-mails for the give-a-way OR if I accidentally deleted it. I have been looking for the past 2 days and it dawned on me--JUST GO TO THE PARTY POST and contact her again. Sometimes my brain is TOO overloaded.

e-mail me--
Cheri.Peoples@live.com

Cheri

Miss Mustard Seed said...

Wow, it all looks great! I love the headboard and the use of the window. You really used your creativity to make your pieces work well together. Wonderful job!

southerninspiration said...

Oh my gosh, that looks amazing!!! I love all your creative touches!! So, so cool!

Suzanne

Craft Junkie said...

Wow--those little projects really snowball. I love your picture/word collage--and didn't notice the spelling mistake until you pointed it out!

www.thehusaileybunch.com said...

Here visiting from Marketing Monday! Have a great day...
oh so VERY cute...LOVE everything you did here!!!!

Frugal Mom said...

I adore the headboard! Stopping in from Marketing Monday!

www.thehusaileybunch.com said...

Hi..

Just stopping by to let you know that I nominated you for an award! Check it out:
http://bit.ly/thestilettoaward
Have a super Tuesady!!!

Jill

Jan @ bobbypinsboardwalk said...

I featured your fabulous door and bedroom in my blog:

http://bobbypinsdesignotebook.blogspot.com/2010/02/door-with-shelf-serves-as-wall-art.html.

I used one picture and inserted a direct link back to your blog.

Feel free to grab a "Featured" button at the blog sit, if you like. What a wonderful inspiration you are.

www.welovequilting.com said...

So beautiful. Can you tell me what color the walls are?
Thank you
Chris
www.welovequilting.com/blog

Dee said...

Love the headboard and pictures above it! Great wall color, can you tell more about it? Looks very rich!

Jennifer said...

I just love the pictures from your room in this post. I can't even remember how I initially found it but I've saved the link to it for several weeks and keep coming back to it. Your door headboard is my inspiration piece. I found a door at a local thrift shop and am anxious to start on this project. Hoping it turns out as nice as yours!
I love seeing all of your projects...talented!

Leslie said...

all of this looks so amazing. great stuff...i love old doors and windows

treasuringthemoments said...

Very nice. I really like the color on your walls.

Cynthia said...

Can you say"AMAZING".....

I'm a new blogger....stopping by to say Hello....

Cindy
Design Love
http://designlove-cynthia.blogspot.com/

Karen Mary Butterfly said...

I love this. You did a lot of work. You crack me up...spelling something wrong would be my trick! I just bought my first roll of vinyl and transfer paper for my new Cricut (Christmas present) I am very excited to try it!! Thanks for the inspiration!
Karen