So lets take a look at what I started with:
Not bad really. Other than no headboard and a duvet cover that is 20" smaller that the actual duvet so bunches everywhere and doesn't adequately cover when sleeping, thus many cover wars.
A quick refresher of the plan:
And the real deal:
No the transformation did not happen overnight. Or over a weekend. In fact I have been working on this for over a month. This biggest job was stripping and refinishing the furniture - not only the two nightstands you see in this picture but also a large armoire. Then making the headboard and upholstered base, sewing the duvet cover and bolster, and redoing the lamps and shades. Yup - all DIY.
The view from the ensuite:
I really like how the natural stump stools tye in with the new headboard.
The updated end tables work great with the headboard thanks to my inspirational kitchen photo.
A close-up of the textures I used in the bedding.
The small touch of the wood buttons also helps bring things together for me.
And the lamps got a paint job and a new shade.
Of course I'll be back with all the DIY details.
Building a timber headboard and upholstered bed.
What I learned about stripping furniture.
Painting the lamps and DIY wood shades.
Sewing a bolster cushion from a throw blanket.
Sewing your own duvet cover and shams.
One more peak since I love our new room SO much.
Of course it could use some window coverings and a sitting area still. I'll be waiting for inspiration and funds before I do any more in here. For now I'll just enjoy all that hard work.
What do you think?
Linking To: Simply Creation, Frugalicious Friday, Remodelaholic's Anonymous, Flaunt it Friday, Show and Share, Tickled Pink, Free For All Fridays, Furniture Friday, Link up with Liz Marie, Redoux Interiors