Monday, August 2, 2010

Makeover Monday - Bedroom Ideas

This is a great bedroom makeover from MyHomeIdeas.com and was the perfect inspiration for my own bedroom project. It was a catchall space transformed from a junk room into a bright and fun bedroom using many items that were already on hand.

The reason this particular makeover caught my eye was the wall color, dresser and headboard. The lavender they used is very similar to the color chosen for my bedroom and the dresser is almost the same wood tone as the one that I will be painting.

I'm not a big fan of gold mirrors, but love the ornate style! A simple coat of paint brings whimsy to a traditional look. I'm more partial to white frames, but the purple works in this particular application and adds some fun.

The bold flowers in the bedding, dresser and chandelier offer a modern twist. It looks fresh, light and comfortable.

Now here's my space....the catchall room that originally was going to be the studio until plans changed and the studio then morphed into a bedroom. Small space, but lots of potential (:

Some of the MDF from those huge storage shelves was recycled for the living room makeover. It provided plenty of material to make the fireplace mantel, TV component stand and shelves to house baskets for storage.

The rest helped to create worksurfaces in the studio, but that's another post for another day (: I love it when items can be reused for other projects!

As previously mentioned, the walls will be a rich purple, curtain panels have already been sewn (who are we kidding...iron-on tape was involved) and the cedar dresser my Grandfather made many years ago is just waiting for a lovely coat of bright white paint and some knob changouts!

All of those boxes to the left are blocking a closet with double doors. I'm not sure if you can see them amongst the clutter, but the doors are sporting a "lovely" pair of round brass doorknobs. Those have been replaced with some glass knobs ($15 for the pair!!) to match the Claudia headboard purchased from Pottery Barn (got it on sale for $199!!!!) as seen below...

I absolutely love these colors, but I'm trying to utilize items already on hand to cut down on cost. A beautiful green matelasse coverlet and lavender striped quilt with dainty flowers will grace the bed. Of course "art work" for over the bed will be made by moi and I'm still debating whether or not beadboard will be added to the bed wall.

Maybe you guys can help with that one after photos are posted next week. I can't wait for you to see them, so make sure to check back next Monday for the bedroom makeover!!



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28 comments:

  1. What a gift you have. The flowers on the drawers are delightful and I love your colour schemes. Thanks for 'following'

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  2. I love the purple mirror. I cannot wait to see your makeover.

    olive

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  3. Both are beautiful room and colors. I will look forward to see you makeover.

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  4. I am lovin' that purple mirror frame and the puple-roses accented chest of drawers,and the lovely light purple/lavender wall behind it. I can't wait to see your finished re-do. Good luck!

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  5. pretty. very pretty are the plans for this space :)

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  6. Can't wait to see them!!! Looks like lots of fun (and lots of work!) ;)

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  7. Just found your blog! I love that dresser!!!

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  8. You made panels with iron on tape! We are going to get along swimmingly!

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  9. Wow, what a difference. Love the purple mirror. Sea Witch

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    ♥ Elle

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  11. Oh! I love this makeover. I'm a sucker for those modern white chandeliers. Can't wait to see what you do with your space. I'm in the process of making over our master. It's taking me a l.o.n.g. time. Trying to save money and do things myself really slow down the process, but make it more fun and satisfying.

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  12. awesome!

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  13. Just found your blog - now following! I can't wait to see your makeover, and I do love that dresser!

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  14. Beautiful and airy...love it!

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  15. Both rooms are great--can't wait to see what you come up with. Good luck and thanks for visiting and follwoing my blog. I am a now a follower of your blog, so with stick right with you during your room makeover--looking forward to it! Take care,
    Jeanette

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  16. Can't wait to see the finished room! I love the colors!
    lifeofperks.blogspot.com

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  17. Such great ideas, Michele! I really love that dresser and how whimsical the mirror looks with it's purple frame. I can't wait to see your room! ;) Paulette

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  18. I can't wait to see it. I came to thank you for the follow and now I am so excited! Your blog looks amazing. I will have to come back tomorrow and check things out. Thank you so much. :)

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  19. You are my kind of girl. I love the colors of your blog and banner.

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  20. I'm getting ready to makeover my bedroom and everything is being staged in my dining room... which you can barely get through. I will be glad when the house is back in order.

    I look forward to seeing the results of your makeover. Have a great weekend! La

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  21. Hi Michele!!
    Thank you for visit my blog. I am your newest follower too.
    Your makeover is so wonderful and beautiful, bravo:)))
    Greetings from Europe, Biljana

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  22. You make-over is spectacular! Looks like a magazine cover!

    S
    xo

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  23. I love makeovers!!! Thanks for sharing!

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  24. This post is just wonderful. I also love the lavender color. It is not usual but is certainly looks good. I am certain that this will inspire home builders Missouri and home owners alike. The bed covers are also beautiful. Overall, this room is just calming, inciting and relaxing. This is such an inspiration. Thank you for sharing.


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