Here is a look at my very first room makeover. Woo-hoo! I'm so excited for all of you to see it. It actually debuted over at The DIY Showoff a couple of weeks ago, but hasn't been seen here, yet.
Well, what am I waiting for? Let's get the show on the road. Fasten your seatbelts. It's going to be a fun ride!
Here we go:
Here is our master bedroom before with two different gray colors on the wall. We just couldn't decide what color to pick. I think that picking the perfect gray is very tricky. We wanted a gray that had a hint of blue in it. So, we went with the color on the right. It's called Steel, and it's by Valspar. You'll see it in a minute.
That's right. We actually did not even have a headboard. I thought that the euro pillows gave the illusion of a headboard. However, looking at these pictures, that is clearly not the case. Whoops.
Bam! Now this is what I'm talking about.
This little antique needed a makeover, too. I ripped off the old fabric which was off-white and replaced it with white fabric. I actually cut up one of my tablecloths that I never use for this project. That's actually one of my mantras: Use what you have.
As you can see, I stapled the fabric to the wood with a staple gun in a pleated fashion. It really gives the look a three-dimensional texture.
I also replaced the old white handle with a glass handle to make it a little fancier.
I put those same glass handles on this armoire.
They did look like this... very blah.
Now this old rocker has a little story behind it. I got it at a yard sale when I was pregnant with my baby girl, and the man gave me a deal because I, and I quote, "was in the family way." Too funny! When we got it home, I started taking off the old fabric so that I could recover it. Man, oh man, I had no idea how old it was. After taking off several layers of dingy fabric, I realized it was stuffed with horse hair! Holy moly! What a find, right? Anyhow, my aunt and I did recover it with this beautiful paisley fabric and olive trim. It is one great rocking chair now! It has a Boyd's Bear Easter bunny sitting in it that I received when I was a kid.
For my nightstand, I used another old piece of furniture turned sideways.
It was worth it, though, it makes the perfect little desk when it's on the lowest level. Oh, and let's not forget the new white curtains. They were only $15 a panel at Bed Bath & Beyond. Now that's a deal!
There's room to write or use my laptop on this little ironing board. Now I just need to find the perfect little stool to tuck under it at this summer's yard sales! I'll keep you updated :)
I used an old Pottery Barn flower pot for my pencil holder. Don't you just love it? I'll show you later how to make those super-cute wooden clothespins (it's actually just scrapbook paper and Mod Podge!).
Well, that's all I've got for you...I'm pooped! Time for a Coke!