Friday, July 15, 2011

Bedroom makeover the reveal

Finally I can post pictures of the bedroom makeover.  Now, don't think of high end designer makeover, I did this on a tiny little budget.

Drumroll please........

This was a very damaged table that I got at a yard sale for $2

What I did was to cut a piece of MDF and glued it to the top of the table for a smooth finish.

I painted it white and distressed it a little

This is the other side of the bed, I already had this table and was originally white.
 I wish there was a way to hide the lamp cords, they are an eye sore.

This it is a broken futon that we converted in to headboard, painted it white and added these things that I bought for $1.50

I didn't like the square shape of the headboard but with these (whatever they are) looks much better.
I just gave it two coats of paint, I like the "not perfect" look.
Remember my dresser?

And my mirror, here you can see the burgundy nightstands that I had before.  I had more pictures of those but they disappeared in the computer.

This is the look now, I replaced the bottom drawer, painted it white, distressed it, added new drawer pulls, some accessories and placed the mirror on top.

Picture at night.

Across from the bed I had this cheesy and ugly painting that I did several years ago.

More white paint, a chandelier stencil, french words and voila.

My garden chair got a makeover also

More white paint and a new pillow, now it adorns a little corner of the bedroom

The window got a little treatment, the light from outside didn't let me take a good picture.

The bed got a new bedspread, a white dust ruffle and some pillows sewn by me (sewing ruffled pillows is the hardest thing ever)

Those are the changes I made to the room, the walls were painted recently, so they will have to remain that color.

I almost forgot, the lamps got a makeover too, they were dark burgundy with lots of beads hanging from the shades, somehow that picture got lost too.

Full view of the bed. 

I made this sign out of mdf, painted the favorite french phrase of many people.

Always gotta have something to read by the bed

Now the bedroom has a serene feel, clean, airy.   I know it's a mismatch of furniture and accessories, without any style, but what else could you get for $80, I can't complain.

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  1. Ido, how beautiful! Your bedroom turned our great. Congratulations my dear friend!!! XO Angela and Renee

  2. Ido
    It is absolutely stunning and so lovely. What a terrific job that you did. I am so delighted to see all of the upcycling. Have a blessed weekend my friend


  3. Bravo! Bravo!

    Your cleverness and hard work have certainly paid off. You should be proud!

  4. Ooh la la! You put a lot of work into the lighter and brighter transformation, Ido. Well done! I like all the Parisian touches. That bistro chair is adorable. And though the ruffled pillows are a lot of work, definitely worth the effect!
    - Susan

  5. Ido this is an amazing makeover. Your room looks beautiful.

  6. You are so creative...what a fabulous job, especially with the $2 table. It all looks amazing!!!

  7. Your makeover turned out tres magnifique! White paint makes everything look better, don't you think? It really ties everything together perfectly. Anyone can go out and buy a room full of new an expensive furniture, and make it look good. But, it takes true talent to make the most of what you already have! Oh, my favorite thing in the room is that awesome Paris collage, love it!!

  8. This adorable change must be so satisfying to you! Everything is so sweet and beautiful! I love all the white of course, but all the frenchy touches are charming too! Wonderful job! On ANY budget!

  9. It is beautiful Ido!! Isn't it amazing what a little white paint can do??

  10. Ido,

    You did an amazing job! And for only $80??? This is ME, high fiving YOU! Woo!Hoo! I know you are going to enjoy your new look.


  11. Ido,
    Congratulations on an incredible makeover...I can't believe how much you did with $80.00! I'm so in love with your bedspread...did you add the
    center circle of fabric?? It all looks so lovely! Oh my...I'm totally with you on the ruffle making...way to diffucult for me!
    Hope you are enjoying the weekend and your new room!

  12. Great job, this is so pretty! Amazing what white paint can do. Everything came together so well, you had some wonderful ideas! Thanks for linking up with VIF, xo Debra

  13. what a gorgeous...gorgeous transformation!my bedroom is on my "to do " list and yours is my "vision!" it! I also wanted to say "merci" for visiting my studio and for your kind words about it! :)

  14. Your room turned out beautiful! :) I love how you transformed those pieces~ perfection! Hugs, Rachel

    French Farmhouse 425

  15. What a lovely and serene room. You did a great job with no budget! Well done. x Sharon

  16. You could have fooled me, that looks like a really high end make over! I looked over each picture twice, the bed and bed cover and pillows are fabulous


  17. It never ceases to amaze me what a coat of paint can do! Lovely changes and the book looks interesting. xo

  18. Wow! What inspiration! I love it all particularly that chest of drawers! Stunning.

  19. WOW Ido!!!!!! What a beautiful transformation!!! Everything is just gorgeous. I love all of the extra touches you put into it.
    ~Debra xxx
    capers of the vintage vixens

  20. Oh Ido it turned out absolutely beautiful...Things shouldn't be too matchy, matchy anyways...I think it looks tres chic. Excellent job my dear friend. I love it!

    Hugs and Kisses,

  21. Ido this is beautiful on any budget! It looks just lovely... good job Girl! Love the bed and who wants matchy matchy anyway?

  22. Wow! Your bedroom looks beautiful. I love the white painted furniture !

  23. That is such a fantastic makeover! I love the light colors, and the headboard is perfection, despite the imperfections! You did a fabulous job. Sometimes a small budget turns out to be a makeover's best friend!

  24. Wow Ido, Je l'aime...........beautiful transformation in your bedroom. I think your are one clever miss, you took your very nice BR and Voila! Its all magical and light and airy, and fluff as in French. Fab job..........Want to tackle mine????

    The French Hutch

  25. So pretty, you did a great job!
    You could use an older natural or white basket beside the table to hold books, magazines or whatever and hide that cord. Or try painting that darn cord with some Fusion spray paint. :)

  26. wow it really looks so pretty. i love your creative use of the futon!

  27. What a beautiful, restful space. You did a fantastic job, Ido.

  28. You did such a great job!! It is so pretty...the dresser is my would never know it was the same one. Enjoy your new retreat!

  29. Oooh la la Ido! J'adore everything you've done in your bedroom. Truly uh-mazing especially for the teeny amount of money you spent...holy cow! You're better than 'design on a dime'! How fabulous dearest!

  30. You have been buuuusy girl!!

    All looks fabulous!

    barbara jean