Saturday, May 12, 2012

Bedroom Makeover - Before and After

I wanted to share what's been going on at our house this week!  My youngest daughter was ready to move out of her crib, so we decided to move our girls in together. Several days of painting and rearranging later, the room is finished!

This was our older daughter's room before:
And our girls' shared bedroom after!
The process:
First, we searched for matching twin beds that I could paint.  Found these lovely Ethan Allen beds on craigslist:
I painted them Old White and gave them a coat of wax, and they looked completely different.  I love the pale creamy white on these beds - I think it really fits the curved lines.

Next, I searched for old gold frames at our local Goodwill and garage sales, and was able to find quite a large selection.
Also found this cute mirror at Goodwill:
I painted the frames Old White, distressed them, and waxed them, and did the same thing to the mirror - only in Antoinette Pink.
We moved my youngest daughter's dresser into the room (painted Old White and distressed with pink crystal knobs) and added matching distressed lamps. I also painted the mirror over the dresser in Antoinette Pink and framed it with a huge empty frame (painted Old White and distressed).
We needed more storage than one dresser could provide, so I moved my older daughter's chest into the open closet. Distressed shutters and a fabric covered canvas complete the cozy little closet.
I was super excited to find a vintage chandelier at an antique shop in town - every shabby chic little girl's room needs a chandelier. :-)
Last but not least, I wanted to add some color over the beds - so I bought blank canvases at our local craft store and fabric to cover them.

And the finished product!
The girls are thrilled, and I'm pretty happy with it too. :-)  If you are redecorating a room in your home and would like me to custom paint your furniture, please click on the "Contact Me" tab above - thanks! I also have a cream dresser available that would work beautifully in a room like this one - look down a few posts to find it. :-)


  1. Wow what a transformation! Beautiful! Thanks for sharing! Camille and I just got a dresser at a yard sale and I think I'll try the Annie Sloan paint on it. I love all of you peices! Any tips?

    1. Hey Holly! I would say just go for it with the chalk paint! :-) A natural bristle brush that's about 2'' works the best... and you have to work fast because the paint dries so quickly. I would invest in the large wax brush too - it's expensive but makes waxing so much easier. Most people have the most trouble with waxing - so just be sure you really work it into the piece, and then give it at least two days before you buff it. I'd love to see a before and after picture when you're done! :-)

    2. Thanks for the tips, I've made notes and will take before and after pics! Wish me luck!!

  2. Good luck! :-) Can't wait to see the before and after!

  3. Beautiful Work!! Wish You were located close to our location to paint my treasure finds for my daughter Bella's room:) You are Blessed with talent!