This room redo only cost me the price of the new iron bed and mattress, plus the chair rail trim, but all the rest I already had! Can't beat shopping your own home for an outcome like this, can you?
So let's start at the beginning of this room redo...
I already had the paint. I purchased it at a garage sale from a friend who decided she did not like the color...and she sold two gallons to me CHEAP. I then took it to Lowes where she has bought it and found another color that I liked better and they made these two gallons the color I chose. Did you know that you could do this? Yes, if you don't like the color, just pick another closely hued color and they will retint your already tinted paint FREE! I had previously told this to the girl I bought the paint from, but she said she was not interested in doing this since she already painted her room with other paint.
Now here the walls are painted but I still have that green wallpaper trim on the upper walls. I purchased chair rail trim and painted it the trim color. I then had my young and cute, handy dandy handyman come over and install the trim. Hubby caulked and I put on another coat of paint.
I also freshened up the upper white paint on the wall with flat white ceiling paint that I already had.
Now on to the decorating. Of course, I already had the drapes, dust ruffle and accent pillows. I had made them from the last transformation on this room. I did have to make the two new black and white check pillow covers to act as shams, however, I already had the fabric in my sewing room...
The wall decor...on each side of the bed, I used vintage cabinet doors that were out in the garage. A friend had given them to me because she didn't know what to do with them. I painted them the trim color and just leaned them against the wall. On the right side, I took a very old wire flower basket my hubby's grandma gave me and made it into a hanging light. I had picked up a couple of swing arm hooks years ago at a garage sale and used one in my kitchen. This one was just in my basement stash. I attached the hook to the freshly painted cabinet door and hung the new light from it.
And painted the frame black, sans the middle artwork.
I hung it on the wall and use it to 'corral' various collage pieces from around the house.
This black wooden piece was the top of a vintage easel. I cut it off and painted, "Relax & Stay A While". Now it's hung with a black and white ribbon. I also painted the tassel and had kept these vintage baby pictures. They are rare to find the same baby in three different poses. She is crying, laughing and just looking cute.
I also brought back the chair I had upholstered to look much like a MacKenzie-Childs chair...
Lastly, I brought back the two shadow boxes of my baby sweater and hubby's baby outfit.
Above them, I 'stole' the wooden piece from the powder room wall, and placed it above these shadow boxes. The two little shelves has two little aluminum urns that my son made for a test in machinist school. I use them to hold taper candles.
Next to that is a very old and very cool full length mirror...
Believe it or not, I got it at a thrift store for $2 years ago and it has been sitting in my hallway until now. The silver is wearing off but that just makes it better in my book.
I hope you were inspired by this reveal and to show that you can shop your home and change the look of a room with a bit of creativity and very little money.
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