Well, it would’ve been a quickie if I didn’t have a hundred projects going at once…mine always come last. 😂 This entire project could’ve been done in a day and the price tag, as usual was tiny….here’s the back story.
My Granny has fabulous taste, and a need for a fresh style. Seriously, she rearranges her furniture all the time, buys new comforter sets & couches, and constantly swaps out her wardrobe. The old gal loves her some change. I don’t even know how she hasn’t traded my Pa in after all these years. She hasn’t, and I’m glad…I love them both, and I LOVE getting their hand me downs.
Having a blast at karaoke! 🎤🎶
Soooo… I got a hand me down comforter set… a monchrome gray/black/white… and I just HAD to use it. Even if it meant painting and recovering damn near everything. Our bedroom was done in creams and browns with pops of muted teal, orange and lime. Headboard was a brown leather. Walls were toasted oatmeal with a teal accent wall.
After a week of staring at the bed in a bag taking up space in my living room, I’d had enough. I jerked out all the furniture and painted with a Walmart version of duck egg blue. Skip the chalk paint, y’all, it’s quadruple the price, twice the work, and the finish isn’t much different than latex…
The pieces were painted already, so I skipped sanding. Do yourself a favor and remove the hardware. It takes five minutes off and back on, and you can save your sanity for something better. There’s plenty of ways to paint your pieces- I like to use a Shur-Line edger.
You get a nice, even finish and you don’t have to tape off anything or paper the floor. (Maybe your should, but I don’t😝). I’m fairly careful when I paint, so I didn’t empty the drawers.. but y’all know your limits. Two coats, dry between, and you’re done. I almost forgot- I spray painted the brown lamp a shiny gold, I think I was in a glam mood that day.
Bedding ✔ Furniture✔
Next, the fabric projects.. two lampshades, a headboard, and the chair.
The square lampshade was a piece of cake. Fabric glue/nip/tuck done.
The bell shaped..omg. I almost quit right there. I wanted to use that toile fabric so flippin bad though. I’d have done video tutorial, but y’all wouldn’t have learned a thing except how many bad words I know.
He must have been sayin something real good…
The headboard just went from one leather to another. I’ll get y’all a tutorial for it, super easy! The chair nearly blinded me, so beware when you choose a fabric that you’re gonna have to stare at for a while.
Three yards of fabric, a thousand staples and an hour worth of work…… here’s whatcha get.
Two things left on the list. A black curtain & change the accent wall. I’m not too picky about curtains, I did use two panels and tie back to one side so they would appear fuller.
Last, the wall that almost caused a divorce. Chris swears it’s pink, but it is the prettiest shade of coral. (He should be happy, my first choice was bubblegum pink)
And there you have it, folks. A one day dramatic makeover for $100 or less. Hope y’all enjoy! Email questions to firstname.lastname@example.org and sign up to receive our latest blog posts!