Home Improvement: Our Bedroom Progress

Our bedroom has been a tough project for me.

Working my thrifty chic magic in a room my husband has to live in was a challenge.

If I lived on my own, my bedroom would look a lot like my guest bedroom. Vintage, floral and romantic.

But in order to make my husband comfortable in his own bedroom, I wanted to keep this room neutral with pops of color and oriental accents which he likes.

I still have have more accessorizing to, do but we have come a long way baby.



We removed all the carpet and installed new hardwood floors throughout the upstairs(all before our wedding day).

You can read about this project here.

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Picking paint colors

Decided on Behr Studio Taupe

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Once we got back from our honeymoon, I moved in myself and all my stuff and started girl-a-fying the place.

I always get questions about where I score finds for my house so I included some specific details following the pictures.

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I basically read everything that Barb Blair at Knack had written on furniture painting for Design Sponge and then I dove into this dresser.

When my grandmother was in high school she actually purchased this dresser and mirror with the other furniture from this post.

My paint and waxing job is not perfect, but I love it.

And my grandmother is so pleased because it’s gotten a second life.

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The jute hardware is from Etsy store, Kris Kraft. Kristi was great to work with!

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White Tray- Pier1 $20

White Decorative Coral (from this post) – Goodwill $2

Gold and White Striped catchall- One Kings Lane $20

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Please ignore the fact that there is a random topiary in this picture. Thank you for your cooperation.

Old wooden folding chair- Pickens Flea Market $5

Lumbar embroidered Pillow- Pier 1 $20

Vintage oriental lamp-  Southern Housepitality $50

Wool oriental rug- Carolina Consignment $100

4 Black acrylic plates with mother of pearl- Palmetto Home and Garden $25

Then I made my curtains

I made these simple lined drapes. You can read about them in this post.

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2 Upholstery chalk drawings- The Plantation Shop $75 each

 2 Pagoda silhouettes- Esty shop, Pink Pagoda $30 each

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Painted bench- The Picken’s Flea Market $5 (covered in foam $10 from Hobby Lobby and remnant fabric $5)

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Vintage oriental silk  painting- antique store in Philadelphia, $20

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Blue ceramic lamp- Feather Your Nest $27

The crocheted topper on my nightstand was a wedding gift made by a dear friend . Thanks, Judy:)

Silver bowl as a catchall for earrings, etc- Goodwill $1

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I made the Euro pillows from leftover curtain fabric; I found the 24×24 pillow forms brand new at the flea market for $3.

Navy and white silhouette pillows- Southern Housepitality $7 each

Large metal circle mirror- Real Deals $78

White duvet cover- Goodwill $3

And last by not least our bed. You can read about this huge black miracle bed in this post.

What do you think?

13 thoughts on “Home Improvement: Our Bedroom Progress

  1. Love that dresser! I’m wanting to paint two pieces of furniture (side tables). Will be my first time and I don’t think I have it in me to make it a long detailed process. I’ve done some research on Annie Sloan chalk paint. Have you tried anything like that?

    1. The process was almost therapeutic which is weird because usually I don’t like long drawn out projects. No I have not tried any chalk paint. I just used satin paint from home depot. I did use a really nice wax product that I purchased from Greystone Antiques. I loved the finished product:) and the fact that I didn’t have to poly coat it.

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