Bedroom Makeover: Putting it All Together

Guest Bedroom Makeover
Day 12: Putting it All Together

**Note: This is part of a 12-step bedroom makeover series. Find the previous steps at the bottom of this post.**
Hooray! Operation: Make-Guest-Bedroom-Not-So-Scary is complete! Of course, I think it will take a few months (years?) for this room to really and truly "gel." But that's okay.
 
My goal was to decorate this bedroom for as little money as possible. Like, $5. Okay, not quite. Realistically, I wanted to keep it under $100. I'll let you know how I did, but first, let's take a moment to enjoy a photographical montage, shall we?
 
Yes. Yes we shall. Remember where we started:
 
 
 
 
Okay, not like I think I'm so cool or anything, but I feel like incorporating just a few low-cost yet creative bedroom decorating ideas has made a big impact.
 
Below is a photo of the first view of the room from the doorway. The curtains are a little long, but I haven't found the energy to take them down and re-hem them just yet. Heh.
 
 
 
 

Those Petit Bateau onesies on the wall are meaningful on many levels for me...here's a closeup of part of their awesomeness:


 
 
Recognize the chevron rug? I actually ordered a different rug for this space but decided I liked it (the new one) better in the master bedroom, so I swapped.
 
 
I need another nightstand in the corner there, but it's a tricky teensy space, and I'll have to find just the right thing. Also, a clock of sorts would be great to add somewhere.
 
 
 
 
Have I mentioned how much I love my little pallet board bedside table? Yes? Many times? Oh. Well, then, ditto to what's been said before. (Times two or three.)
 
 
 
 
And in case you're wondering where all the games and unsightly binders ended up, they're in this Ikea Billy bookshelf on the other side of the fabric-backed one. This arrangement of bookshelves? It rules. Much better, takes up less space, and it can hide-yet-keep-accessible stuff on one side and be pretty on the other. Win-win.
 
 
 
Part of the guest command center, complete with note paper (hanging via clothespins on a rope line), mints (which the kids found and have significantly depleted), pencils, and coat/purse hooks. I even sharpened the pencils. Yes. Applaud.
 
 
 
 
 
 Found this suzani on ebay and hung it on the random bare wall between the door and the closet. I'm not thrilled with it, but I'll survive. And it'll do for now.
 
 
 
 
Okay. Moment of budgetary truth.
 
Complete Budget Breakdown:
$10 - headboard mounting hardware
$12 - pom trim on curtains
$19 - clamp lamps + spray paint
$3 - rope for hanging curtains & mirror
$3 - suzani fabric wall hanging
$15 - shelf-back fabric
$7 - bedding towers/Greek key trim
$12 - flat sheet for back of duvet cover
 Everything else I had on-hand, was repurposed, or was free.
 
TOTAL: $81
Wowie-wow-wow!! Under budget! That, like, never happens. Ever.
 
And now, may I just share a heart-warming story with you all? I've found my husband lying on this bed no less than three times in the past few days since finishing the bedroom makeover.
"You like the room, hon?" I asked him on the latest occurrence.
His reply: "This room is awesome. You did so great...I don't even want to leave."
 
Yesssss! *wipe a tear* Seriously. That's what home decor is all about - the feeling you get when you're in a space. Don't you think?
 

  Anyways. I hope you've maybe gleaned some bedroom decorating ideas for yourself and enjoyed this makeover as much as we did...and do...and will. (Especially my parents, whose room this has become when they visit.) Now I'm going to sit back and relaxy-lax for a little while before I embark on my next endeavor.
 
If you're interested, check out other bedroom ideas in my master bedroom makeover... or find living room ideas...or, heck, just take a tour of the whole house!
 
 Check out the previous steps to this bedroom makeover:
Day 2: Paint Walls
Day 7: Nightstands
Day 10: Bedding
Day 11: Throw Pillows
 
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42 comments:

  1. This is amazing - love what you've done and your style! Newest follower and can't wait to see what else you're up to!

    Come visit my blog too - www.barefootbysea.com

    Jessica

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    1. Thank you, Jessica. I'd love to come by!

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  2. I've loved this Brittney - Such fun, simple changes that made a lovely room! ( And I've been dreaming of a blue-grey basement for our house since your painting post :)

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    1. Debbie, THANKS! Seriously, you're like queen of all things awesome, so that means a lot to me, coming from you.

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  3. I love it!! It's beautiful and cozy, if you didn't have such an amazing master bedroom, I'd consider moving downstairs. :)

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    1. Hah! Yeah...no. We have too much stuff in our real bedroom. :)

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  4. You did awesome Brittney! I love the story about your husband...so sweet!

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    1. I know, right? I was tender'd out as well.

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  5. This is a great redo. I love the room and what you paid is even better. I have a link party called Wednesdays Adorned From Above Blog Hop and would love to have you share this and any other posts with everyone. It runs from Tuesday night through midnight Sunday. Here is the link to the party.
    http://www.adornedfromabove.com/2013/01/wednesdays-adorned-from-above-blog-hop_22.html
    Debi and Charly @ Adorned From Above

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    1. Done, Debi. Thanks for the invite.

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  6. Seriously amazing, and feasible.

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    1. LOVE the combo of "amazing" and "feasible," Cossette. Thank you!

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  7. The back to back shelves is a brilliant idea for being able to still use a guest room as storage. Really enJOYed this post.

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    1. I think it really helped open up the space...and it gave us back a whole wall. Double bonus!

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  8. Wonderful! I love that headboard, so cute!

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    1. Thanks, Bethany! I love it, too. So much so that I kind of want to put pallet boards all over every wall of my house. Heh. Just kidding. (kind of)

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  9. This looks great! Thanks for sharing. Found you via My Repurposed Life - Catch as Catch Can Linky Party. We are now following you via Pinterest.

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    1. You're welcome, I'm happy to share. :)

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  10. You did a lot with a small space--nice job! I love the lamps over the bed :)

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    1. Thanks. Every bedroom in our house is a small space. Actually, come to think of it, every SPACE in our house is a small space. Helps the creative juices, I guess.

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  11. Wow! What an amazing transformation! The room looks so peaceful now. I love the wall color and the framed onesies! Very cretive!

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    1. Thank you, Selene. I wish I were an excellent photographer and could capture the serenity. It's better in real life. And I can't believe my baby doesn't fit those onesies anymore. She's only 9 months, but she's growing too fast! *sniff*

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    2. I totally know how you feel! Mine is 2 and I swear it feels like I just had her yesterday!

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  12. I found you from the Show Off Friday link up. I absolutely love the bedroom redo you did, and bonus points on doing it so frugally! I just started a new Saturday Spotlight Linky Party on my blog this week, and would love to have you stop by and share! http://angelshomestead.com/saturday-spotlight-1/

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    1. You got it, April. Thanks for the invite.

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  13. Absolutely lovely and serene. Paul is totally right about the room. I think I'll drift by for an eyeball tour!

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    1. And might I suggest resting both eyeballs while you're here. Just to, you know, get a real feel for it. :) Thanks Joyce.

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  14. It looks fabulous. What a nice, cozy and thoughtful place for your guests.
    Ruth

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    1. What a sweet comment! Thank you, Ruth. It actually looks darker in these photos than in real-life, but that's what you get when you're not a professional photog. :)

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  15. Oh Yeah! You have done such an awesome job. I love the shelving idea... I actually showed my hubs... I'm all for clever storage! :) Thank you for sharing your inspiration - You've made me do a little re-thinking for our home :)

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    1. Hooray for re-thinking homes! I lie awake at night doing that very thing. Fun!

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  16. I think my comment got lost (interrupted internet). I love your DIY details. Awesome transformation! Under budget too? Great job!

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    1. This room is definitely a study in DIY. That's what happens when budgets are allocated elsewhere... :) Thank you, lady!

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  17. beautiful room! you've done a great job. funny about the backside of the bookshelf. :) out of sight=cool!

    gail

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    1. Haha. Yes. Out of sight = messes don't exist. Same goes for my kids' bedrooms when their doors are closed, apparently... :)

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  18. Thanks so much for sharing your bedroom redo – it looks fantastic! I've featured it on this weeks Saturday Spotlight – come on by & check it out. :)

    http://angelshomestead.com/saturday-spotlight-2-features/

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    1. Aw, thanks, April! Seriously. That brightens my day. :)

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  21. I love the afghan at the foot of the bed, was that homemade and is there a pattern you could share? Thanks :)

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