Friday, April 29, 2011

My ReDo with Purpose - Completed!

I have finally completed my bedroom "redo with purpose"!!!!  I am sooo excited to share this with all of you.
I was going to terrify you with before pics but they has disappeared off my computer.  :(  I do not know what it is with me and before pics.  At least I blogged about the dark cave that was my bedroom, here's the link if you really want to see it.   Yess it is dark, and messy and unorganized and lacking all flare.

This is a new section, I figured out how to post before pics.  Thank God and technology for the snipping tool.
So this is my bed (hangs head in shame) it is not fabulous,it is not tidy, it is not picture worthy.  Actually this is as neat as it got most days.  It is made out of a core door, mattress foam and fabric.  I loved it once,....years ago, in a far, far place.
This below is the clutter corner to beat clutter corners.  I even removed some clutter just so it wouldn't look as bad as it really is.  Everything in my room was brown!!  I tried to break it up with a patch of blue on the chair but that was a fail.  Brown walls, brown rug, brown dressers, brown chair, beige trim.  I was living inside a Hershey bar without the benefits of chocolate! 
Brown dresser I found at a thrift store for 40 bucks.  Nice and old but veneer going south. 
Yes, that is a bamboo stick being held up by duct tape and staples.  Don't you love my window treatments?
The other window is just fabric and staples. 
Yeah, that was my room, and it was even darker before I changed the light out with this ceiling fan.  It had only one light bulb.  Oh, and behind the curtain there are sagging mini blinds.  Just the cherry on the top.  Now you can truly appreciate what was done.  Now back to the previous blog.

So I was inspired by this picture of things I can never afford.
Isn't it pretty?  I was even going to get a stuffed dog just to complete the room.  Then I became obsessed over the chair.  I came back to reality and let it go.
So without further ado.
Complete TAAAAAA-DAAAAAAA!!!!!!!! 
New bedding and reupholstered the headboard.
Painted everything white! 
my side 
his side


I have also come to love my chair even more than the one I was obsessed about. 
cool huh? 
back to the wall.  Yes I still have the other window, but that has to be replaced and then I want to make a shutter and paint it the color of the walls.

Yep, I like it.  It feels like a real bedroom.


  1. Well Done! And for a much better price than the inspiration room.


  2. thank you Heidi!!! It feels so good to be out of the brown and into the green :)

  3. Aren't the "Befores" horrible to share? But man, do they underscore when you have triumphed for cheap! It looks airy, amazing, and very restful. You can really just shuffle in there and let the day melt away. Nicely done, Bambi.

  4. Thanks so much Sunni!!! Even my husband (who is a man of little words and even less when it comes to decorating) said it looked nice. I am still reeling from the gushing :D heheheehhe
    I can't wait to see your redo Sunni, I know it will be fabulous!

  5. Yes, I did miss this post! What a makeover! Are you sure it's the same room? ;) That colour would have scared the bejeezes out of me, but you have made it work! Don't think I didn't notice all of the hard work you put in to it; painting furniture is on my list of least favourite things to do, but it is so worth it in the end.