Tuesday, April 10, 2007

The Bedroom Makeover!

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Finally I have photos of my bedroom makeover to share. First of all, it's not completely finished. I'll point out everything that needs to be done as I go through the pictures....


The wall color is showing up brighter and darker blue than it really is. I painted it this color a couple years ago and I think I'm going to go a little lighter sometime soon. My parents bought this bedroom set for my sister in the 1960s. When I moved out of their house in 1979 I took it with me and it's been my bedroom set since then. It was in horrible shape but I couldn't afford to get a new one so I decided to paint it. This is something I have wanted to do for years.


These are the mirrored closet doors. The lace panels don't match...I'm still on the hunt for 4 nice panels (2 for the closet and 2 for the window) at a good price.




I was surprised when I stripped the mirror and found out it wasn't really wood, it's molded plastic with a woodgrain imprint in it. I added the rose appliques.



This shelf was made by my dad. I still need to decorate it better. For now I just threw some things up there but everything is the same height so it looks messy. The little white slip was mine, it's a size 2T. The little white Stride-Rite shoes belonged to my kids. My son painted the picture on canvas of the grapes when he was around 9 years old.
The queen size headboard I found for free on Craigslist. I added the cherub and rose swags. I wish I had the lady's email address who I got the bed from, I would love to show her what I did. You can't see it in the before shot but it had initials carved into the wood.


I still need to make the lampshade covers and paint one of the lamp bases. I still haven't taken my sewing machine to the shop because I just know it's going to cost me at least $100 to fix it.


I fell in love with this quilt which I bought from Summer's Cottage. She has beautiful things. I also have her link on my sidebar. Sometimes I go to her Ebay store just to window shop...pure beauty!



This is the sign I ordered that I'm patiently waiting for. I first saw it on Flickr and then saw she had a website and it was for sale. It was a $100, which was out of my budget. I loved it so much that I kept going back to her website to see if anyone bought it. When I saw she reduced the price to $50 (which was still out of my budget), something came over me and next thing I know, I'm on Paypal buying it! I sure hope I get it soon! It's been about a month since I ordered it.

47 comments:

Melissa said...

Your room is beautiful Cindy! And the part I like best is that it's a rental done on a tight budget. That's so much more realistic than other makeovers that cost thousands of dollars in a 3500 square foot house! Thanks for the inspiration!

Gayla said...

I knew I'd be impressed, but WOW! This makeover is dramatically beautiful! I just love all the little touches, and I especially love you did it for yourself, you did it with makeovers and paint, and you did it in BLUE!!!! I just love everything. I think I could just dream away my cares and worries in a little feathered nest like this. I'm really happy for you! I hope you get your pretty cottage sign soon!

Candy said...

So lovely and pretty!

Lallee said...

Cindy, it's absolutely beautiful. I think this will be an inspiration for many. The headboard is my most favorite I think. I helped a newly single friend redo her bedroom. I did it in these colors--walls and linens. I wanted to paint her furniture in the worst way!
Congratulations.....you will enjoy this for a long time to come.

StarXLR8 said...

Pure cottage romance! You did an awesome job - I love the touches on your headboard especially. Congrats and sweet dreams!

Meg said...

oh, Cindy, just beautiful!! I love all the before shots, it shows us the hard work that you did. The paint job is terrific on the furniture. I love it - it looks like an adorable room from a favorite b&b. Nice job!

lilcottageshoppe said...

Oh Cindy, that is absolutely beautiful! I especially love your bed makeover, but all of it is just to die for! You are so inspiring!

Jen @ The Cottage Nest said...

It's beautiful, Cindy! I can't believe what a great job you did with that bed! It's amazing. And inspiring.

Ashley said...

AREN'T YOU THE ONE! That is bee-utiful! I love it. I love that old bedroom set! It all looks very, very pretty and yummy to jump into on a warm spring evening with a pile of magazines or a good movie (fresh outta the bath, of course!)! Mmmmm! Blessings!

Southern Heart said...

Cindy, you did such a wonderful job on your room. I'm amazed at your talent, and also your vision for your personal style! Very, very lovely~

The Feathered Nest said...

As my daugher would say "You Rock!" What a beautiful makeover. I love the before and afer shots, I love that you did it yourself, I love the romantic appliques you added, and putting those lace panels over your mirrored closet doors in ingenious!

Gosh, I hope you get your sign soon. A month is a long time to wait. Maybe she's painting a new one for you?

Manuela

Anonymous said...

Your bedroom is simply beautiful. You did an amazing job on a budget of making a truly "romantic" and beautiful room that any women would love to move into. I love your Cottage Sign too. Sometimes, we have to treat ourselves with something special and your sign will look great. After all, you saved a bundle with your makeovers.

Connie

Rhoda said...

It's just lovely, Cindy. You've really put a lot of thought & care into putting it all together & it shows! Love the bed makeover, as well as painting the dresser white. You've really accomplished the shabby chic look with flair. What a great shelf your dad made too...I know you must cherish that.

Rhoda
Southern Hospitality

Dawn-Hydrangea Home said...

Cindy you have done such a beautiful job on your bedroom. I love checking out all of your new projects! Keep them coming!

cityfarmer said...

GO GIRL.......I cnnot keep up with you....wheew

The Decorated House said...

How pretty! I'm so happy I stopped by tonight and found that you had posted pictures. It's great that you took before pictures, or you would forget what you started with after spending time in such a relaxing room.
I know this was a ton of work! But it sure payed off.
Donna

Anonymous said...

I love the Cottage sign! I can see why you just had to have it. What is the name of the website where you ordered it? I would love to see what else she has. Thanks for sharing your pictures!
~~Mary~~

rozetta said...

Your room is beautiful and that bed is simply stunning. I love your decorating style and always look forward to seeing your pictures.

Your blog brings a lift to my day!

Mary said...

Well I requested you continue wowing us and you certainly did!! Cindy your bedroom should be in Romantic Homes or some such top decorating mag., it's just fabulous. What you've done with the furniture alone, painting and adding the bas relief elements, is gorgeous. What a huge job painting all those large pieces - I feel inspired now to get to my old sewing machine table which I'm planning to paint and use as a nightstand!
Mary.

For Love of Home said...

Absolutely Stunning, what a transformation!

Chris said...

I love your bedroom. I'm sure my husband would never let me do something so pretty and feminine.

Judy said...

It is beautiful, romantic, awesome, perfect, so impressive, there are not words to describe it. What a wonderful place to sleep.

Daisy Cottage said...

Cindy,this is just so beautiful! I really loved seeing this room.... soothing and just so pretty to see. Job well done!!
xo,
Kim

thriftshopromantic said...

Gorgeous room!-- and I love that you show some before and afters on your furniture revamping. The finished products always LOOK so easy, but it's always nice to share the inspirational truth. :-)

Lynda said...

This looks amazing! You've done such a great job with everything. That's a great idea to soften the mirrored doors with lace panels ~ it almost looks like another window. ♥

Liz said...
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Liz said...

Your bedroom is beautiful! Thanks for sharing such an inspiring blog.

Casa Mia * My House * said...

How beautiful.....really romantic.....

~Becca~Bluebird Rose said...

Cindy, it is beautiful! What a lovely transformation! It is pretty and peaceful.....
Oh, and that sign! I was admiring that on Flickr (especially love the little bluebird on it)..... so happy for you that you got it -- or rather that you are GOING to get it! Hope it arrives soon!!
:)

Suzy said...

Everything is sooo beautiful; I'm always empressed by creative people and all the time that goes into these projects. You should be so proud of yourself for a job well done!

diana said...

wow.wow.wow. you go girl... absolutely fabulous...we need to nominate you for hgtv !

Theresa N. said...

Pretty! I'm a fan of blue myself.

Nicole said...

You have created a beautiful sanctuary. It is romantic, calming, soothing, cottagey, cozy and a lovely reflection of you.

Betty Jo said...

Cindy your bedroom makeover is absolutely stunning! How gorgeous everything is. I adore the headboard, and your new quilt. Gosh I adore everything you've done. I truly hope you get the beautiful sign and soon. I would be a bit upset if I had waited a month already. Thanks so much for allowing us to walk through this transformation and to see the incredible results of all your love and hard work. xoxo

karlascottage.typepad.com said...

Such a lovely room, I have been day dreaming about lavander, it looks beautiful in your room. Makes me want to try it somewhere in my own home!

annewithane65 (Kim) said...

Your bedroom turned out amazing...you should be so proud of what you accomplished!

Denise Fontaine said...

Hi Here I am! Thank You ladies for the lovely comments on the sign! they have inspired me which I needed in this gloomy weather we are having. My computer crashed in Feb.! Then I suddenly had a horrible lung infection,I sounded like I was smoking 5 packs a day! The high powered antibiotics wiped me out too.The universe has a strange way of saying stop! I just got back online today and emailed Cindy two times today to thank her and apologize for the inconvenience.I have more signs to paint now that I can breath again.Is the sun shining in California? We are at the tail end of a Nor'easter out here on Gilligan's Island.NE does have its romantic charm but there are minuses just like everywhere.My webdesigner A.D. Regan from Australia was making a website for me using the pink bike image...Gorgeous and darling to say the least!Ali is very talented and reasonable.
http://www.adregan.com//catalog.php?category=38

Denise Fontaine said...

Hi I also found a chippy pink hutch being thrown out on the side of the road here where I live To Die For! I could not believe my eyes! I will take a pic whenever the sun comes out again.
Cindy and lovely ladies I am also a treasure shopper if you need anything for your shops etc.Lots of Cape Cod pretties and in my cottage summer resort town.A famous collage artist that is on Oprah Winfreys website just bought one of my Nostaglia Beach collages embellished with lots of beach finds..she is from California too! It is still posted on my website to view.It has a huge ruby red bake lite button ..reminded me of the rubby red shoes in OZ.Right now I am painting 'cupcake' backsplash tiles for a shabby fufu bakery in NYC.Her wedding cakes have been in Bride magazine.Thank You Flickr..I am having a hard time getting my site back up..I hope I did not lose all my friends! Denise

Lora said...

It's so strange.. I came across your blog when I was redoing my dining room and kept thinking I can't wait to see how her room turns out (all the while, wishing I could speed up the process in my own room!). Yours turned out beautiful...it's amazing what a difference it can make.

I've finally finished my Dining Room and felt inspired to start my own blog after seeing yours, and so many other talented people out there.

Stop by and take a look when you get a chance...I'd love to receive your feedback!

So...what's the next project?

Lora

Cheryl said...

Wow! Love your makeover!

Teressa said...

Wow, you have given me such inspiration. I have been doing the same stuff with furniture I have found on CL. It's great when you are on a budget like myself. I am finding it to be lots of work but now after seeing what you have done, there is hope! You put so much love into your home. Thank you so much for sharing!

lily said...

I like hat lit shelf. Just small and sweat

Tânia said...

Hello, my name is Tania.
I'm from Brazil and researching romantic rooms, found your blog.
We live in a small apartment and is our first home!
I saw a store in a fabric with white and blue stripes and lots of roses, beautiful thought and bought.
But I do not know what to use as a screen and do some pillows, or if I make a skirt for the bed liner and a chair.
Anyway, I'll inspire me in this world of beautiful things.
Congratulations!

matthew said...

WOW! this is the fist time i saw your site and i have to say you and me have the same taste ,but u have more experience than me. (im 19) but i have a lot of the same things as u do cause i was looking closely in the pictures, like the silver brush set, and crystal light fixtures and such, but i also have the same breakfast tray the white one in you pix on the stand with the 2 drawers , i must say i can see u did something to it to make it look more aged and i love it i would like to do the same to mine as well but i don't know how or what to use , a lot of the furniture i bought of the site is too crisp white , can you help me out with your ideas? Oh another thing (the blues and whites also , my favorite color skim ) heres my email : matthewnoir@inbox.com

Anonymous said...

How lovely! Thank you for sharing your wonderful home and your techniques. You've probably already found your lace curtains, given the late date of this note, but if not--check Ikea -- they have some decent lace curtains for $14 per pair.

Barbe said...

Cindy, your room is awesome and so romantic. It reminds me of my first bedroom I got to decorated all by myself, same color scheme. Unfortunately, our burned down and the pics were lost. You can find a description of it on my blog: beezrentaldesigns.blogspot and see some of the familiarities. Looking at it made me very nostalgic for my old room as I was only 15 when I created it and was 22 and pregnant with first child when house burned. Thanks so much for the memory. I love your work.
By the way, do I need to go under html to add your buttons to my blog? Thanks again for sharing : )

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