I’m excited to share Lolly’s bedroom makeover today! Lolly is a friend who I’ve been helping makeover her house one room at a time.
I do the interior design planning and Lolly does most of the DIY. It has been fun for me to see how her hard work has been paying off!!
Here are the before shots.
And now the After!
There are several ways we saved money on this makeover. To begin, the drapes were only $5 per a”panel” (they are made from flat sheets). Hanging them 2-4 inches from the ceiling is a trick to making drapes look more expensive and the ceiling appear taller!
Lolly bought the bench at a stager’s sale for only $45 and the chandelier at a garage sale for $10. It was super brassy.
We spray painted the chandelier and her matching black nightstand lamps polished chrome with this exact spray paint (affiliate link). It’s my favorite for getting the polished chrome look! The matching black nightstands were from a garage sale too!
The feature wall gives a ton of bang for the buck!
She used (7) 8ft. long primed mdf 1×4’s which cost a total of $30. Below shows the order that she installed them with the arrow indicating that a level is a must for this project!
Lolly also paint all her brown trim and doors white as well as installed white casing around her windows which made a huge difference in brightening up the space! The subtle yellow paint on the walls is Behr Butter.
The white bedding is Pottery Barn which she got at a stager’s sale for only $50. The accent pillows and throw are from Homegoods. The quilt at the end of the bed was our jumping off point for the room which she bought at a garage sale for $10.
Lolly already had a large blank canvas she had gotten for a great deal in storage so we decided her bedroom would be the perfect place to use it! I got out some of my old wall paint samples and a couple of new little acrylic paint bottles and went to town! You can watch the progression of the painting below!
She added the “frame” which she made from wood spray painted the same silver spray paint as the lights!
We put the gallery wall together by combining frames she already had with frames she bought clearanced at Michael’s. We stuck to black, white, and silver frames to tie in with the rest of the room.
It was a lot easier to do the gallery wall then I thought it would be! We just played around with the frames on the floor until we felt like it was visually balanced.
Then you can use posterboard (it’s 50 cents at the Dollar Tree) to trace each frame and cut it out. We taped the pasteboard on the wall where the corresponding frame position would be.
Once all of the pasteboards were on the wall we moved them around until it looked right (this way you aren’t making a bunch of nail holes in the wall while moving the frames around).
Once the p0sterboard is all in place you can make the nail holes and hang the frames! We pulled the dresser in from a spare bedroom that was not being used.
It was oak so painted it black to balance out the black bed frame/headboard and nightstands across the room (tutorial for painting furniture black).
The last change to the room was the barn door. Lolly’s budget for the bedroom makeover was between $300-$500. Before the barn door, including paint and everything the makeover came to $300.
Because Lolly still had room in her budget she decided to include the barn door she had hoped for! She and her husband consulted many tutorials online to come up with what they did! Her husband made it for her and got it done just in time for Mother’s Day (total cost was around $200).:-)
Before we started the makeover I asked Lolly what feeling she wanted the master bedroom to exude and wrote her answer down, “clean, calm, fresh, elegant, and bright”. Her favorite style is farmhouse glam. How do you think we did?
I hope you got some ideas and were inspired in some way from this makeover! As always thanks for being here!! I hope you have a happy and safe Memorial weekend!!
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