It's done! Our bedroom is done being updated, cleaned, and organized! (I'm clearly excited about this.) Check out the before photos, and a crazy amount of "afters" below.
The gallery wall above the bed proved a little challenging, but I'm proud of our resourcefulness and all the ways we filled weird spaces to complete it.
Kristie and I made these lamps ourselves! Full DIY coming soon.
Our nightstands are actually pieces from an old desk belonging to my mother. A former boyfriend made it for her when she was in her 20's, using old wine crates as the drawers.
The dresser is the project that has made the most visual impact on the room. No more icky green color; it's now bright and white, and makes the room feel bigger somehow. I found vintage brass knobs on eBay. I also repainted that old jewelry box and glued buttons on in place of little knobs.
I used a Martha Stewart tutorial to make travel keepsake kits. Those boxes are full of favorite things collected during a family trip to Spain and Portugal a few years ago, and during our honeymoon in Cuaraçao -- coins, ticket stubs, seashells, postcards...even a Caribbean Coca-Cola bottle with which Kristie was enamored. I love having these memories organized and accessible.
I was also happy to have an excuse to reframe this heart print, which we've had for ages (I would love to credit the artist, but Kristie got it at a craft fair 10 years ago and we can't remember who made it!).
Reading nook updates, complete!
I found this wire basket at TJ Maxx for $6.99, and spray-painted it bronze to match the dresser knobs. I'm a big fan of the unusual storage options it offers for random books and this fake really easy to take care of plant.
My great-great-grandmother knit this blanket! My aunt gave it to me after repairing it a little. It's one of my favorite things. I'd love to use it every day (it's very warm and I love that it's an heirloom), but I'm worried about too much wear and tear, so instead it decorates our rocker.
It's so satisfying to be done, down to the last detail. I didn't really keep track of what we spent this time around (as opposed to redecorating the front porch) because...I don't know. I got distracted searching for billy balls. I think this will probably be the last major redecorating project we tackle for a little while. The craft room has been on our list for ages, but I want to have the chance to just relax and enjoy our home without scrambling to improve everything.
Have you done any redecorating lately?