Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Bedroom Re-do... Again

So what happens when you try to keep yourself busy over 5 years of waiting for a baby? For me...I re-decorate. A lot. This is the third bedroom overhaul since 2006. The room has been completely transformed from floor to ceiling. But this one...is my favorite! And a keeper. It's not changing again. Well, maybe when Mia goes off to college. LOL!
I know some of you are probably surprised by the classy understated look considering how colorful the rest of my house is. I wanted something more grown up and sophisticated this time.
The wall color is called "Milk Chocolate". I thought that was kind of appropriate for a chubby girl whose always on a diet. LOL!
Here's a before pic of the former bedroom decor. Well, at least from the second re-do anyway. That off center window always bugged me. Notice how in the above photo it appears the window has grown? It hasn't. Just using a design trick I've seen on the decorating shows. See? You really thought I had a giant window back there, didn't ya?
And going way back into the time machine to 2006...here's what it looked like then. Big difference in all three, right?
I decided to keep the patterns minimal and play more with the texture. There's the basket weave of the ceiling fan, blinds and chair. The lamp shades are actually burlap. The fabric framing the headboard is a waffle knit. And there are some sweater pillows on the bed.


Another before shot....
Sorry... I didn't feel like ironing the pillowcases. Although they clearly need it. Love these cute little side tables. I went with a round shape since there was so much square furniture in the room. I think it breaks it up nicely.
My mom is making another long decorative pillow for the bed out of the black curtain fabric. The same fabric will be used to recover the cushion on the chair. She again contributed to the room by sewing all the window treatments. And made sure to point out to me that she has now created the curtains for every.single.room.in.my.house. Thanks Mom!


I'm still waiting on a bench that's being upholstered for the end of the bed. It'll be the same burlap as the lamp shades.
Maybe I mentioned here the fabulous armoire I found on Craigslist. Gorgeous. Can y'all believe I only paid 50 bucks for it? I can hardly believe it myself.
But I just really wanted it to be black. So you know me... out came the paint.
With a little hard work I now have a gorgeous new piece to house my TV. For $50!! What a great find!!! I didn't realize until I was uploading these photos but it seems I've put the drawer pulls on upside down. I think I like it better this way. Maybe.
I spray painted the hardware with a nice metallic to match the new furniture. My sister saw the new bedroom today and had no idea it wasn't all from a matching set.
Here's another look back at 2006 with all the pine furniture, pink carpet, wood trim and doors and lovely floral stenciling. I guess you could say my tastes have changed a little over the last 5 yrs.
Doesn't even look like the same room....

I love love love my new bedroom! The carpet is luxurious. The colors are peaceful. The bed is so incredibly comfortable. I love falling asleep here every night and waking up each glorious morning.
Now...on to the next project.

32 comments:

Twin Mommy said...

It's gorgeous! I need you to come to my house!!

Two Kayaks said...

WOW!! It looks like something out of a magazine. Well done!

Michelle said...

It's beautiful! You should do interior design on the side. You know, in all of your free time. :)

Catherine said...

WOW!!!! This is absolutely GORGEOUS!!! Great job!

Catherine said...

PS - Love what you did to widen the window. That makes such a big difference to the entire room. You've giving me the itch to redecorate.

Lindsay said...

I love it. Love the wall colour, the furniture, what you've done with the small window. Everything.

M3 said...

Wow. Seriously, wow, it is absolutely gorgeous. Awesome job.

Rhonda said...

It looks fantastic!

Suzie said...

ROCK ON GIRLFRIEND!!!!! Your new bedroom is A-MAZ-ING!!!!

GGHadden said...

Love it! You did a great job and it does look relaxing :)

Amy said...

That's stunning!!!!

k1 said...

Gorgeous seems to be the prevailing adjective. It really is. Elegent, even.

Much better than the befores! Good job.

Michal said...

This looks fabulous! I love it- it's my dream bedroom!!! How did you mange to get the room I want? Great job!

Lisa~~ said...

Gorgeous!

a Tonggu Momma said...

Oh my lands, I LOVE it!!!! It looks like a room I would want to spend the whole day in. It's very different from your last look, for sure, but this is by far my favorite.

(Oh, and my momma is stressing about travel dates already. She wants to meet you. In a huge way. She is fascinated by the "cop becoming a single momma." *grin*)

Diana said...

I LOVE everything about this room....EVERYTHING!!! I am so IMPRESSED with your craiglist find. It turned out BEAUTIFUL!!

Shannon said...

I love it! I'm a huge fan of black bedroom furniture (that's what I have, too.) :)

Laurie said...

Great transformation. Very nice!

Coley said...

I L-O-V-E that photo/painting of the Great Wall!

kitchu said...

you for hire or WHAT?! damn woman.

Miche said...

Your room is SO lovely!

I saw your post on it maybe being 2 weeks...YAYAYAYAYYAY!

Laura said...

Wow! I love it! It looks much bigger now too. Very serence and calm... a good place to relax. Nice job!

Briana's Mom said...

I love, love, love it! So sophisticated!

Shannon said...

Oh wow!! It's gorgeous! You did an amazing job-as usual-but it is so snazzy now! The window, the colors, the textures. Wow. If you weren't waiting any day for your Mia then I'd beg you to come help me! One day though! =) Back to look at the pics again...

Tara dS said...

Hi, new to your blog... Hoping Mia shows up soon.

You will be glad you did these things BEFORE you got your daughter, trust me!

Carla said...

Did you seriously say play with the textures? Now I know the Chemlawn man is my real dad. I love the new room. The pink was too much for my tastes.

Lisa and Tate said...

WOW!! Your bedroom looks gorgeous!

Alyson and Ford said...

Ditto! It is gorgeous!! Good job!

Alyzabeth's Mommy

foodiechickie said...

Love love love love your new bedroom. You did a wonderful job. Good luck with your referral!

Karen Morgan said...

Was it hard to get the border off? I have to do that to two bedrooms and I'm dreading it.

shandastorm said...

I love it!!! Where did you get the comforter at? I've been looking for something like that...black and tan. Does it have a brand name?

Anonymous said...

Just found your blog and picture of your bedroom from 2011 i believe. I absolutely LOVE it!!! my bedroom is same color and i would love to find those curtains you used, or something similar.

Great transformation