Monday

Poppy and Gray budget room makeover

Last week my sister and her family went to the beach for spring break, so I seized the opportunity to surprise her with a little room makeover.  We've (her and I) been planning and talking about this room makeover for what seems like forever.  We settled on a paint color, she bought the paint, and then life got busy and it sat in the garage for a few months.  So when I found out they would be away for a little bit, I thought it would be great opportunity to get a jump start on things and surprise her.  

Here's a little background info on the room.  The walls have been the same color since they moved in almost ten years ago so it was definitely time for a change.  They originally had a queen size bed, but some sweet friends gave them a king sized mattress and box springs which meant they needed a new headboard and footboard.  My sister sold her bed and found another one for $50!  Of course it needed a little work, but I'll be sharing more about that later.  The budget for this makeover was pretty tight.  She sold a lot of things on Craigslist (including her bed) so that we could put that money back into the new room.  Eventually she would love to maybe get a different dresser and chest or paint her existing ones.   I also suggested switching on the mirror on her dresser but we just haven't come across the "right" one yet.  Also, my sister's style is different than my own which makes it a little challenging.  I wanted the room to feel like her and to be a space that she loves so I tried to keep that in mind.  She leans more toward rustic and cozy with a splash of color.

Enough about all that let's get to the good stuff.  First the "before" pictures because that always makes you appreciate the after so much more.





and after...


We are going to monogram this little red pillow eventually to add a nice personal touch.






I was so excited to come across this faux gazelle (?) head at T.J. Maxx.  It was already a great price but it happened to be missing an ear so they took off $11 which made it a steal.  The ear was actually made out of foam so it was an easy fix to just make another one and attach it.


For the styling, I used most of her existing accessories with a few fresh flowers thrown in to save money.





We ended up with a whole can of leftover paint after we finished the bedroom so I decided to carry the same color into the bathroom even though that wasn't part of the original plan.  I so wish I had taken before pictures.  The walls were a bright tealish blue color which totally clashed with the new room and the cabinets were painted cream.  It had been several years since she painted the cabinets and they were starting to show a lot of wear.  The shades on her light fixture were a swirly brown pattern.  They looked a little dated and dark so I just switched them out with some inexpensive clear ones.  I know you didn't see it before, but just that one thing made such a huge difference!   


We also switched out the shower curtain for something graphic and fun.
   

I was totally worn out after three days of working hard, but there's nothing else I would have rather been doing.  I love being able to help people by using my creativity.  I'm planning to do a few follow up on posts on some of the details of the room so stay tuned for that.  



Sources (in case anyone is interested):

Wall Color: Sherwin Williams Knitting Needles
Cabinets & Bed: Behr Marquee Magnet
Duvet: IKEA
Gray Euro Shams: IKEA
Red pillow: IKEA
Patterned Gray Pillows: Ross
Shower Curtain: Marshalls
Night Stands: Rast from IKEA
Hardware for Nightstands: ebay
Gold table: thrifted 
Gray Chair: IKEA
Taxidermy: T.J. Maxx

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24 comments:

Bethany DeVore said...

WOW! what an awesome surprise! it looks amazing!

Bethany DeVore said...

Aren't you the sweetest sister! What a great surprise.

Bethany DeVore said...

Gorgeous transformation! I love gray rooms!

Bethany DeVore said...

The room looks lovely. What an amazing transformation!

Bethany DeVore said...

Such a great change! Love the pops of color :) xo K

Bethany DeVore said...

What a fantastic surprise Bethany! I love the soothing scheme of gray, I'm sure she and her hubs were ecstatic! Great job!

Bethany DeVore said...

Wow, what a transformation! The color combo is stunning, Bethany! Loving those red lamps and the patterned bedding, and I spy your Ikea succulent! If you're posting about painting the bed I'd love to know what you thought of the Marquee paint. Fabulous job, I bet your sister is thrilled!

Bethany DeVore said...

Hey be my sister! Love it all!! That buffalo check! I need to refresh our mbr and you'reinspiring me to do so.

Bethany DeVore said...

Thanks! I've always wanted to use buffalo check in a room somewhere and it suits her style perfectly!

Bethany DeVore said...

Thanks Jennifer! I'm planning to do a post on Wednesday about the Marquee paint. Overall I really like it!

Bethany DeVore said...

Thanks Vel! She was pretty excited about it :)

Bethany DeVore said...

Thanks Kristin! :)

Bethany DeVore said...

Thank you!

Bethany DeVore said...

Thanks Amanda! I love gray too!

Bethany DeVore said...

She's a great sister so I was happy to do it for her :)

Bethany DeVore said...

Thanks Cassie! :)

Bethany DeVore said...

This looks gorgeous! I can't believe you did it all in one weekend!

Bethany DeVore said...

Such a bright, refined room! What a fun surprise - I would love to do this for someone :)

Bethany DeVore said...

How happy was she when she got home to this new beautiful room?! Such a fun surprise (for you and her!!)

Bethany DeVore said...

Bethany!! It looks so amazing, what a beautiful retreat you've created for your sister! I know she has to be thrilled! I love your pretty color scheme and all the great Ikea pieces! Thanks so much for sharing at Best of the Nest!

Bethany DeVore said...

It looks wonderful. Those colors are beautiful. I am so glad to find your blog. I love a good before and after! New follower! :)

Bethany DeVore said...

Thank you! So glad to have you here! :)

Bethany DeVore said...

What an awesome transformation! I can only imagine the look on your sister's face when she saw her beautiful new bedroom!

Bethany DeVore said...

Oh wow! You really worked magic on the space and it turned out absolutely stunning! Next time I leave for a weekend, feel free to house crash one of my spaces! ;) I really love all of the details and how you were able to take budget finds and make everything look so expensive. Job well done!

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