I have no idea how to knock-off room makeovers in a week or two. Even a 30-day challenge would be a HUGE stretch for me. In addition, my rooms RARELY turn out exactly like I envision. Instead, ideas change and evolve depending on what salvaged pieces I find and grow attached to. The process of acquiring and painting pieces, repurposing and restyling what I already have, collecting thrift art, knick-knacks and trying my hand at LIVE houseplants again (unfortunately a few haven’t made it), it’s all part of the fun. 🙂
Today’s summer Salvaged Style Bedroom Makeover is no different. It’s been almost a year of tinkering – but I can finally say this room is SO ME! I’m officially smitten with how it’s all come together and can’t wait to share the entire before and after with you.
Here’s what I started with. The wallpaper from the previous owner was still up and the room hadn’t been painted or decorated since I originally moved in.
A BIG difference to this bright and airy AFTER, right?!
You may remember I painted over the wallpaper – then last week added a faux brick wall. I’m loving the texture it adds and the 16lb 3m Command Strips DID work to hold it up.
It’s definitely a cleaner more spacious modern look, don’t you think?
For the cost of paint, faux brick material, and a few new items like the lighting, throw pillows, 2 new mirrors, and a few plants, this room looks totally different.
THIS POST CONTAINS AFFILIATE LINKS TO PRODUCTS I USE. YOU CAN SEE MY FULL DISCLOSURE HERE.
- Headboard – SALVAGED
- Night Stand – SALVAGED
- Plant Stand – SALVAGED
- Vintage Dresser w Mirror – SALVAGED
- Thrift Art – SALVAGED
- 2 Side Chairs – SALVAGED
- Long Dresser – SALVAGED
- Mirror – HomeSense
- Throw Pillows & Throws – HomeSense
- Brick Wall – Home Depot
- Easel Holding Mirror – SALVAGED
- White Drapes – Ikea
- Bedside Chair – SALVAGED
- Bench at End of Bed – SALVAGED
- Plants – Ikea
- Wall Clock – HomeSense
You may remember I was using the mandala stenciled night table but I switched back to the original wallpapered nightstand. I find this one fits perfectly without blocking the door to the crawl space/cedar closet.
Opposite to the bed is the thrift store salvaged dresser that I restyled in Annie Sloan’s French Linen and the curb shopped chairs which were painted in DB’s Buttercream – then DIY reupholstered.
I love the contrast between the furniture and clean white walls.
This mirror was bought at HomeSense and the easel it sits on is so old I don’t even remember where I bought it from. Pairing them together makes for a perfect dressing mirror.
And check out this whimsy art which adds a pop of color. Old thrift store frames were used to scale it up and create the illusion of a larger piece.
This HIS and HER French Bull Dog duo puts a smile on my face – quirky – just like me.
I’ve been collecting thrift art the last couple of years and have incorporated pieces throughout the room. Florals and botanicals are my favorite. They add cheery summer color to the room.
I added a mix of live and faux Ikea greenery. I’m going to do my darndest at keeping them alive and well.
The elephants were found at a flea market for $20!… I couldn’t resist.
It’s not something I think about daily, but I’m so grateful for my home and this space. As I write this, I’m sitting on my comfy bed with a green tea beside me and the morning light pouring in. All these salvaged finds that have been repurposed and reloved to create this room, I feel comfortable and at home in. This room really reflects ME… and I’m so happy I get to share it with you!
Thanks for dropping by and I hope you have a spectacular day my friends. I’ll be back next week with another curb-shopped furniture find and makeover. It doesn’t look like much now but it’s going to be a cutie. XO
DIY Weathered Wood
No Mess Wet Distress Dresser
DIY Bedroom Chair Upholstery
How To Paint Over Wallpaper
Annie Sloan French Linen 80’s Headboard
DIY Faux Brick Wall
I’D LOVE TO HEAR WHAT YOU THINK OF MY BEDROOM MAKEOVER. IF YOU HAVE ANY TIPS YOU’D LIKE SHARE OR HAVE ANY QUESTIONS, FEEL FREE TO CHIME IN… I ALWAYS LOVE HEARING FROM YOU.
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I thought you painted the bed French linen.. now it’s white?
I was thinking you’d share your thoughts about that transition… Sorta disappointed…😏
But! I think I like the white better.
I have a similar bed that I’m getting ready to do over, so I’m glad to see it both colours!🙂
Hi Shannon! Yes, great eye! It was French Linen and I decided to change to white. Part of the fun of painting furniture is it doesn’t have to stay so it changed when I did the faux brick wall. I’m glad the 2 colors have helped you decide on your headboard/bed. Have fun and I’d love to hear how it turns out for you. 🙂
What paint did you use for the headboard and the detail on the headboard? Did you use a clear wax?
Hi Diane. The bed was painted in DB Cotton and the detail Buttercream. I was going to wax it after I was done but I don’t think I ever got around to it!
Nicole Taylor says
I think your bedroom make over is fabulous.
Tranquil, elegant and so inviting.
Aw, thanks so much Nicole! I’ve been enjoying the makeover so I’m so happy I finally finished. Thanks for dropping by. 🙂
So inviting, worthy of a country Bed-N-Breakfast. Love your style..
Now to get the rest of my home worthy of a B&B…lol. Thanks so much Tracy. 🙂
You “KNOCKED IT OUT OF THE PARK”, DENISE! Looks Incredible! Thanks for sharing your gift with us!
Aw, thanks Ellen! Thanks for dropping by and sharing this makeover WITH ME. 😀 XO
What a gorgeous room makeover Denise! You have amazing style but I’m not surprised because your furniture makeovers are always stunning. I’m impressed by how everything came together organically over a period of time. Beautifully done!!!
Thanks Nicki! So glad you like the makeover. And I like the way you phrase that… “organically over a period of time”… that’s exactly the way I like to do things – and it sounds so much better than “it took almost a year”. 😉
What a difference! I’m still swooning over your faux brick wall. Such a calm and relaxed looking space and I love that everything in the room has a story.
Thanks Marie! I’m really happy with how everything came together too. Now back to painting furniture and picking another room to start on. Maybe my office. It hasn’t been updated for over 10 years either! ps Hope your wrist is feeling much better. XO
Christy James says
I love your bedroom, Denise! It is beautiful and so inviting and airy ! I love that every single piece tells a story!! XO
Thank you, Christy!!! XO The more rooms I restyle I’m sure the faster I’ll get, (I have no idea how you do it my friend… and so well at that!) but regardless, every piece was a labor of love and definitely has a story. 🙂 Always love when you drop by. Have a good one. 🙂
Linda at q is for quandie says
The entire room is gorgeous Denise! And I love it when people do ‘real’ room makeovers, the kind that don’t happen overnight and on an unlimited budget. Thanks for sharing 🙂
Thank you Linda! Big compliment because I love what you’ve done with your gorgeous home. 🙂 And ya, this is as real as it gets around here. If someone offered me a million dollars – I still couldn’t pull off a room makeover overnight…lol.
Debra Wise says
Forgot to ask where you got the black standing floor lamp? I didn’t see it in your post and if I overlooked it I’m sorry for asking.
Salvaged..lol. You can see the exact floor lamp (just the top of it) in the left-hand corner of the 1st “before” pic. It has a frosted glass lampshade on it. I removed the glass shade, painted the entire lamp black and added on a black cage shade that I bought from Walmart which was really inexpensive. Gave it a totally NEW look. I’m glad someone noticed it… thanks! 🙂
Debra Wise says
Gorgeous room and even more so that you furnished it with makeovers. Love it! Thanks for the inspiration.
Thank you, Debra! It takes some time to do it this way but every piece tells a story. 🙂
Betty baker says
Oh Denice this room is absolutely stunning. I just love it and it has given me a wonderful idea. Keep up this fantastic blog….Betty from Wasaga Beach.
Hi Betty!!! Thanks so much. It’s much more me, that’s for sure. And I’m so happy it’s sparked some ideas neighbor. 😉
Love it! I want to do it too now! White is so clean and refreshing!
Hi Karin! Thanks. 🙂 And ya, I’m a sucker for white rooms. 🙂
Louise Ryan Granger says
What an amazing change to the bedroom, just amazing! I love everything about it.
Thanks so much Louise! And I was just on Pinterest… I appreciate the PIN! 😀
Carli Eitnier says
Another beautiful creation! You are so creative and have an eye for putting things togethet. I love the standing mirror, I did a double take on the bed….gee it looks so different…love it!
You inspire us!!
Thanks Carli! I had some art sitting on that easel many many years ago but for the longest time, that easel has been tucked away in a corner. When I saw the mirror at HomeSense I was hoping they would work together. MMM drilled a couple of holes closer to the bottom and voila! 🙂
I love the before and after! Thank you inspiring us with your creative ideas.
So glad you like it Nancy! Have an amazing day and week. 🙂
That is my kind of room makeover(thrifted and redone), and it is so perfect! Great job!
Mine too… we’re like kindred spirits Toia! 😉 It takes a lot longer than shopping online or at furniture stores, but it’s SO MUCH fun. And I can honestly say, having a one-of-a-kind room is kinda neat too.
😍😍😍 Its gorgeous!! You did a super job. What is the square footage of the room?I’ve been working on mine for close to 2 years. No lie. I’ve been camping out in different bedroom. Unfortunately for me I’m one of those people who have several projects going at once. And in a tiny house that makes for the two bads; CLUTTER and. CRAAAAZY! But I’m getting there and posts like yours are so inspirational. Thank you.
Thanks Mari! 🙂 And I totally get a room evolving and taking 2 years to complete until it feels right… and the clutter! Did you know that creative people often have cluttered areas? True fact. 🙂 Whenever MMM comes over to a mess (usually when I’m trying to figure out styling or staging), I laugh and say I’m in my creative “Einstein” mode. 😉
Sorry Mari, I forgot to add the square footage in my last comment. The room is approx. 14×12 so 168sq feet. This is a 1 1/2 story so the high slanted ceiling gives it a spacious feel too. 🙂
I adore your bedroom makeover. I could live there. Thanks for the inspiration!
Could you share the paint color on the wall.
Thank you, Cathy! And the walls and brick aren’t even a real ‘color’. I picked up this Behr Paint and Primer All in one Eggshell/Flat and left it un-tinted. It’s the pure white right off the shelf. 🙂
Hi Denise. Your bedroom is spectacular. I can’t believe all your beautiful furniture was once discarded. So glad you were able to save such beauties and create such a peaceful space. Quick question, where do you find your pre-loved art? Thanks for sharing:)
Hi Monique, and thanks! I’ve been finding my thrift art at thrift stores, yard and estate sales. I have to give my sister big credit though. She has a good eye and scopes the good ones out better than I do. Often it’s the frames that throw people off because they’re really dated – but the actual paintings are lovely!
Susie @ Chelsea Project says
Beautiful job, Denise. Love all of your salvaged treasures. Especially love the brick wall. I may add this feature in my man cave makeover. Thanks for the inspiration. ~~ Susie from The Chelsea Project
That’s a huge compliment coming from you because your home is GORGEOUS Susie! And I think that brick wall would look amazing in a man cave. It can be painted any color, it’s inexpensive AND removable without damaging the walls. I think that’s the part I like best because I know eventually I’ll get bored and want to switch it up..lol.
This is stunning! My bedroom wants to be this when it grows up😂
LOL… thanks so much Cindy!
Thanks Susan! 🙂