Ok, I'm over three weeks late with this post! I didn't make the challenge deadline due to a few glitches (carpets were installed a week late, my dad had a brief health issue that landed him in the hospital), after which we sort of lost our momentum. The room has been finished for about a week, but the weather has been so crappy around here that there wasn't a good day to take pictures. But enough with the excuses!! I've had a lot of people asking me to see the results, so I'm glad that you guys are still interested!
Here are the before pics to refresh your memory of what we started with.
And now for the results!
A little bit better, right? Although I showed the pics to my brother today, and his response was "Nice, but what was wrong with it before?" Such a guy thing to say! Anyway, the homeowners are thrilled with the results, so that makes me happy!!
I wanted to share some of the details of how we transformed this dated bedroom with a 90's country feel into a relaxing retreat with a casual yet sophisticated vibe.
One of the biggest changes to the room besides the shiplap accent wall was replacing the carpeting. I'm in love with these textured carpets. The flooring guy at Home Depot tried to talk us out of these because he said they were not soft enough for a bedroom. After much debate we decided that beauty would win out over comfort. But I have to tell you, with the plush padding under them, they actually feel very soft on the feet! This is why I don't generally listen to men - hahaha!
And I can't tell you how much they brighten up the room (plus they match this adorable guy!!).
I shared in an earlier post how with some white chalk paint and new drawer pulls this old dresser
was transformed into this beauty!!
There was also a coordinating chest of drawers, but in order to avoid the matchy matchy look, I decided to swap it with this chest I've had in my shed for about four years. I found it on Craig's List and had painted it this emerald green color for my daughter's college room.
With some leftover paint from the shiplap wall (Sherwin Williams - In the Navy), it now looks like this:
Last but not least in the furniture transformation category were the nightstands. You might remember from a previous post that I planned on using this gorgeous chest from Gabby Home (which retails for $1250) as inspiration.
I was looking for something with a similar shape, but it needed to be much smaller in width in order to fit the space. I found something similar on OfferUp, but they sold before I had a chance to get them. As luck would have it, I came across this small chest at Ikea that was the perfect size and price ($99) but not exactly pretty!
I painted two of these using Annie Sloan Louis Blue chalk paint with a wash of Rustoleum Aged Gray chalk paint and finished with Miss Mustard Seed's antiquing wax. The black metal base and drawer pulls were then spray painted gold. To complete the look, I stenciled on the lines using masking tape and gold paint. Here's the finished product for a fraction of the cost!
In my post where I shared my plans for this room, I told you how I got this amazing John Robshaw fabric for $5/yard because it had a flaw running down the entire middle. Once the flawed section was cut out and stitched back together, I followed this tutorial for making pinch pleat drapes.
It was relatively easy to follow, just time consuming. Not too shabby for my first time ever making curtains! I love how the right curtains can really dress up the room.
I'll leave you with a few more pics and thank you all for following along on this challenge. Bummed that I wasn't able to meet the deadline, but am looking forward to doing it in the 2018 Fall One Room Challenge. If you want to see the amazing results of all the other participants, click here