master makeover

SEVERAL months ago, our bedroom underwent a major facelift.  We had been living with a drab paint job, and a hodge-podge of colors….just not the serene, peaceful bedroom look we desired.  Some additional “before” pics can be seen here ,  back when we did a quick headboard fix while keeping everything else the same.

The “before”:

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After about a week’s worth of hard work, here is the “after”!



For our bed, we re-shaped and re-uphoulstered the headboard using a jigsaw and new fabric (which was purchased on sale at Jo~Ann’s).  We also traded in our old comforter for this one, found at Homegoods for a steal!



The walls are Valspar’s “Frosty Grass “.  We framed an old map of Baltimore, which is actually for sale by the sheet at Su Casa for $5.  The flamingo is a re-print of artwork my parents have at their house…I have always loved it, so for our last anniversary they gave us our own! : )


The window sheers are from Target’s Threshold line, as is the cream wool area rug.


This garden stool was probably my biggest splurge in the whole room.  I found it for $70 at Homegoods and scooped it (I ended up getting 10% off for a mark on it, which I was later able to remove)….Jason {very nicely} gave in to my begging and let me keep it after I brought it home…I told him if I didn’t buy it right when I spotted it, it would be gone from the store…us girls know how Homegoods works! ; )  Oh and please ignore the toddler fingerprints on top.


While Jason was doing a masterful job painting the walls, I transformed our bedside tables with Annie Sloan’s chalk paint in “Paris Grey”.  You will see her product featured in many of my subsequent posts–as soon as this project was done, we were hooked!  Here’s my plug: it’s awesome.  No need to prime, prep, or sand.  It goes on beautifully and leaves a soft, velvety, distressed finish.  You then rub clear wax on top to seal.  We’re hooked.  Our running joke over the last few months is if it stands still long enough in our house, it will get chalk painted.  If you live in our neck of the woods, Laissez Faire in Timonium is an excellent Annie Sloan retailer, and they sell tons of furniture that has already been painted using her products.  Great for inspiration!


We replaced the old wood blinds with white blinds in the windows…

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An up-close of the headboard…we chose a herringbone print which I turned on its side to avoid having to cut it up and sew!

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You can see a glimpse of Jason’s chest of drawers, which we also painted in the Paris Grey.



I will always be a proponent of the transformative powers of a little paint and fabric!  We are so much happier to spend time in this room…it’s a far cry from when we moved in, and feels much more grown up and established.

Thanks for letting me share our makeover with you!


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