May 10, 2011

A little bedroom makeover

I don't watch heaps of TV - I'd rather sew at the end of a day to unwind. But if I do happen to find myself on the couch with a cup of tea I always seem to flick to any 'lifesyle', 'makeover', 'DIY' show that might be on. I LOVE seeing before and after shots of homes, gardens, rooms and always sit there thinking - I could/should do that!

Well I finally jumped in and gave hubby and my bedroom a little spruce up/makeover. This is the BEFORE:


Nothing hideous just not very welcoming or 'us'. When we moved into our home late last year we spoilt ourselves and bought a brand new bed that we love and also had white plantation shutters put in. Since then we hadn't touched our room and I was starting to let my mind wander about adding a splash of colour when I decided on yellow! Mixed with some charcoal, grey and black I had found my colour palette and went hunting for some bedroom goodies...


I decided to do this all in secret and waited till all the bits and pieces I had ordered online arrived before I put them all in our room. That night hubby came home from work to a whole new room (and loves it).

AFTER:






Not great pics but you get the idea.

L & V letters, R letter, O letter, E letter, ornate yellow frame, vintage yellow clock, custom I love you alphabet print, For Like Ever poster, Matt Blatt wingback armchair from eBay (bargain!!), floor lamp, doona cover and sheets from Sheridan POP range - you have to check them out! you can play around with a virtual bed to mix and match sheets, pillows, doonas etc!!, Pillow cases from eBay, European pillow cases the armchair cushion and the small throw cushion on the bed I made myself from fabrics I bought on etsy and eBay. Photos are ones we had and I wanted to put up to make the room more 'us'.

We have a 'new' room and I had a ball putting it together... I'm tempted to pull out as paintbrush now to add some yellow stripes to one of our walls.... look out!
Giggles

6 comments:

ColorBee said...

Awesome makeover! Great job:)))

Anonymous said...

Lovely! I am happy to see my alarm clock in your new design!

polka dot skies said...

It looks wonderful! I love the colors you selected and the chair in the corner is fantastic!
We are working on our den right now--can't wait for it to be finished!
xoxo Elizabeth

April said...

Soooo neat! Love the colors and the way things came together :)

Belinda - Nest Design Studio said...

Love the chair!

Gracie's Cottage said...

Awesome makeover...love it when my little treasures find the perfect home!

Jan