Thursday, April 10, 2008

Bedroom makeover





Well, I am finally back with some pics of my progress in the bedroom make-over.
I did finish the room in chocolate brown and a dark taupe...the molding is white and the ceiling is a dove white. I actually had all the paint on hand just had to buy another gallon of the taupe from Lowes. The only other thing I puchased for this room was the headboard. I went to a local antique shop and found this oak headboard and footboard but as it turns out I am storing the footboard for a later time and only going to use the headboard in this bedroom. The room just can not handle that much furnitre for now...
All the other furnishings I had on hand so all I did was sort through what I wanted to use and then get at it...It has taken me a little longer to get things done because my DH came home 2 nights ago and wanted to put up some sections of fencing that I had been wanting...so we spent that day working outside...I will post a pic of that fence later. Yesterday we went on a date for the evening so I only worked on the room for a little while.
The half of the room that you can see is finished...the bedding and sheets I had on hand from my stash of conforters and quilts...so no cost there. I went with a white top sheet and two white pillow cases just to brighten up the room and to tie in the dust ruffle (and the molding too). The two shams are a coloniel blue with brown trim which matches the other side of the comforter.
Now the other side of the room I am still rearranging the furniture so for now it is really about 3/4 done. I wll share more pics when I complete the other side of the room...I may even get to work on that today LOL.

5 comments:

Rosie's Whimsy said...

Love your bedside table! :-) Rosie

Cottage Contessa said...

Oh sweetie! You did a fantastic job, the room looks so lovely and relaxing! I love the way you've tied everything together, it looks terrific!
Amanda (aka Cottage Contessa)

Meggie said...

Looks great so far, Dianntha! You sure do know how to redo a room on a skimpy budget.

Linda said...

Dianntha...you room looks lovely. I love the way you co-ordinated everything and all your special touches.... your new headboard is gorgeous. I like the sun catcher too. Hugs, Linda

Our Red House said...

Your bedroom looks wonderful. I am glad you had the confidence to use a dark wall colour. It makes the room so stylish.

Kate