It’s been a long time coming, but we’re almost done with our bedroom makeover..for now. I started this project about six months ago because our bedroom was the most neglected room in the house. A bit of fresh paint, some new bedding, and a few home decor touches and you won’t even believe the transformation. But first let’s start with the before!
My hubby bought our very old farmhouse without me even seeing it. I kid you not I cried the first time I saw it. I was a princess back then. I had no idea what beadboard was before I started this little blog of mine. The wood panelling scared me and I wanted it gone but after all the fixes we made moving into the house, we just didn’t have it in the budget to do a complete renovation.
These are the listing photos and I knew the orange wood wasn’t going to cut it. We originally painted the walls two shades of grey and put in all new pergo flooring but I still didn’t love our bedroom.
The first thing I did to get this bedroom makeover done was a fresh coat of white paint. We chose the color “Marshmallow” in the Sherwin Williams HGTV home line in eggshell. Because the walls were panelled, I used a larger nap roller to get in all the nooks and crannies. This way I didn’t have to go back and cut in with a paint brush.
The white paint helped brighten up the whole space and made our bedroom seem larger even though it’s already a big master bedroom.
I gave our dressers a quick paint makeover too. They were hand-me down dressers and were in good shape except for the fact our whole bedroom set didn’t match. The large provincial dresser got a makeover using White Linen chalk paint and I used Coco chalk paint on the tall french provincial dresser. I distressed the edges with sandpaper and sealed with a poly.
I then built some open shelving that cost less than $20 so I could swap out home decor easily. I created a simple tutorial so you can build some too! These help draw the eye up and make the room appear taller as well!
I also found this wingback chair on Craigslist back in college for $30! It was in great shape but the fabric was an ugly red color and had been faded from sitting in the sun. I mixed up some even parts Annie Sloan Old Ochre chalk paint and water and painted the chair. Yes, I painted fabric and it’s holding up fabulous and looks like a totally new chair!
The final step to our bedroom makeover was all new bedding. When they say new bedding can completely transform a room, they weren’t kidding! This is by far my favorite and most cozy room in the house now!
We also swapped out that aged ceiling fan for a new antique looking one that I fell in love with! I really would have loved a chandelier in this space but the function of a fan was too much to pass up.
The last addition to our bedroom makeover was that flea market sign I whipped up one night. I used to make signs for vintage markets and had an extra one laying around that I had never finished. It was the perfect size for above our headboard and fit our farmhouse theme perfectly!
There you have it friends, an easy bedroom makeover without any extreme renovations. The plan eventually is to totally gut this room and the master bathroom but for now we are in love with the transformation this bedroom makeover underwent!
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