Monday, January 10, 2011

Bedroom makeover

After so many months, we finally did a complete bedroom
makeover! So much time was spent into making it imperfectly lovely. =)
We mostly used things we already had, thrift store or yard sale items
and lots of handmade. We estimated the total cost of the makeover
around $250! At the end I ran out of time to find good deals and ended
up buying a new curtain rod, as well as the material to make the bed spread,
bed skirt and a few of the pillows. I've been all over blogland collecting ideas,
so I'll be including links to the sites that I can.

Here is the BEFORE.. we never bothered to invest in a bedroom suite but I'm
happy we didn't because we had an opportunity to get creative!


Door to headboard idea I see everywhere I go, so might as
well join in. Funky Junk Interiors has a very unique headboard.
She shows that anything goes! The white bedspread inspired by
Dreamy Whites. Those are the two blogs I've followed for a year
probably! Very inspiring ladies.

Pallets to shutters to frame the mirror made by my husband.
The chair was sitting by the curb, so was the tall dresser!
Definitely can't pass up free stuff. The desk was given to us
as well. Winnipeg has generous people. =) You just need to
keep your eyes open. All these things are solid wood. People
are crazy.

The simplest window treatment you'll ever find. No sewing
involved. Cheese cloth hung over a rod and tied with ripped
cotton fabric strips. The bedside table (phone table) off

The words I painted on the window treatment
go like this "I wake up this morning, Lord; the sun shines through my windowsill. How can I help but praise Your name!...Each day Your mercies are new, refreshing to me as the dew; You are my bountiful supply." Inspired by
The Shabby Chic Cottage.

40 or so rosettes for now. The goal is to keep adding.
Candle holders handmade from spindles.

I realized the bed skirt would have to have a couple seams
so instead of trying to hide them I decided to draw attention
by clustering rosettes. Works for me.
Tin sheeting.. gotta love that texture. I checked out The
Sugarbayer Company
, and fell in love the way they used the
sheeting on their doors. That's when I thought of the desk sitting
in our garage. Yes I went and dumped another project on my
husband. Ok he says he enjoys making things for me.. =) I'll
give him a break now. Without him I wouldn't have gotten very

I have no idea what that blue thing is.. All I know is that it's
solid wood, and looking much better in a chippy blue.

Most of my projects include raw edges. The reason? It's
the simplest way of making anything, and it adds such lovely
character. The crochet rug handmade and inspired by my
sister. You can see her rugs at Pioneer Home.

Chicken wire jar lotion dispenser first seen on Beautiful Nest.
Wall hanging inspired by Beyond the picket fence.
I've been transferring images to fabric and happy how these
turned out with the raw edges and vintage feel. The photo
stitching inspired by my friend Vera. Our family photo shoot
was done by Simply Rosie Photography. Check out her work!

I hope you enjoyed the tour!


Pioneer Mom said...

WOW! Very impressive. Thank goodness for crazy people who throw their good stuff away. Here in Belize there aren't as many crazy people, they can't afford to be! By the way, that blue jar looks mighty familiar...:)

rosie said...

Oh I'm in love!!! now come do my room! LOL. It's a project I've been wanting to tackle for a long time, this may have inspired me enough to just do it.

but really Rosella, it's gorgeous just like I expected it to be! Now I want to come see and touch it all physically. Oh and I love what you did with the pictures, so creative!! Awesome job!

Corlana said...

this is awesome! i really wanna see how that tin works.. its so cool! and you just gave me a bunch of ideas:) i want white in my bedroom too. always have. It looks great Rosella! great job!

Fern said...

Love love love!!!! You did such a good job. its beautiful

Cook Family said...

Wow Rosella! You outdid yourself... everything looks so beautiful. You have amazing talent!

Rosella said...

Thank you guys!
Go ahead take all the ideas you want. :) I'm happy to be an inspiration although I get my inspiration from people like all of you as well as other places.

The Louden Clan said...

Rosella, I'm in love with your room!!! It's all so beautiful and I'm finding myself drawn more and more to all shades of white!!

Lisa @ Fern Creek Cottage said...

WOW! Your bedroom is so very lovely!! I just adore the fabric rosettes you've used in your bedding. The pillows are great and all your unique furniture pieces have such charm. I'm going to put a link for your bedroom tour on my facebook page. :)

Rosella said...

Thank you!
Lisa that is very kind of you.Thanks again. :)

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

Hi there~ It's beautiful. I love the colors, and the serene beauty! It is absolutely lovely. Stopping by from SNS~ Nice to meet you! :)

Terry said...

Dramatic transformation. Love it all including the fantastic pillows.

kpaints said...

Fantastic, what a wonderful job! It was very 'fine tuned' it!

Coveting A Cottage said...

I found a similar "table" like your chippy blue painted one about 6 months ago. I debated on the color for a while but ended up painting it a creamy white. I gave it to my sister for her home office as a cute stand for a small decorative bird cage. :)Beautiful bedroom by the way!

Rosella said...

Thank you everyone!

Kim @ Cheap Chic Home said...

Wow, you've gotten a lot of inspiration and really made it your own. Your room looks wonderful, you must really be enjoying it!

Aja lee's Sweet Life said...

This is lovely! I am stopping by from Funky Junk Interiors. I am now a follower : ) Aja

lucy said...

it's awesome! i especially love all the rosettes:) and all your handmade work, i know you'll enjoy it more since you worked so hard on it and made it personal!

Anonymous said...

i am so curious as to how you painted on the cheesecloth...I bought some to do something similar for my daughter's bedroom and just can't figure out how to do it so that it looks that neat!! Did you use paint, or marker, or "puffy paint" ?? I would appreciate any tips! I LOVE LOVE all white/cream decor!! Thanks! Holly =)

Rosella said...

Thank you Holly! I printed the words out on paper, and simply put the paper underneath the cheesecloth. You can see the wording through the cheesecloth. Grab fabric paint and trace the wording. Surprisingly the paint set nicely on the cloth without soaking through. Hopefully this helps!