Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Drab to FAB Bedroom Makeover


One of my very favorite presents from our wedding was the bedding that my boss bought for us. At the time I was in love with dusty blue and brown so when I came upon this bedding, I jumped at the chance to register for it and was so lucky to receive it as a gift because it was definitely the most expensive thing on my registry. For a long time I really loved it, but after 6 years of use, I was starting to get a little tired of it- to say the least. It is pretty, but definitely on the "safe" and boring side... I was ready for some COLOR.

What do you think... Did I end up using too much color?? 
I think NOT! 
I love it!! ;)


My bed frame is from Ikea... Best $99 I have ever spent! Love this metal bed. My bedding is an ebay find but it is originally from Bloomingdales. And my curtain panels are from World Market.

The pillows... I love how different they each are, but yet they go well together. The bird pillow on the left is the Easy Pom-Pom Pillow that I made a few months back, the green velvet is from Pier 1 (recent purchase),  the flowery orange lumbar is from Pier 1 (recently purchased), and the recycled fabric pillow and the bird pillow on the right are both fabulous Homegoods finds (recent purchase).

The thing I love the very most about this room are the three fabulous bird canvases that I found for SUCH at good deal at Homegoods. Each piece helps to tie together the whole look of the room. Gotta love Homegoods- definitely my favorite store!

These two large bird canvases were $29.99 a piece. I can honestly say that I love these birds more than any other artwork I have ever seen in my life. What a lucky find! You can't see it too well but there is oil paint brush marks when you get up close and it looks so awesome paired with the gold shimmery paint that the artist used in over the top of the canvases (I am pretty sure they are prints, but then they were hand embellished with brush strokes for that extra touch of awesomeness. Sadly I can't make out the artist's signature- but whoever they are, they are genius in my book! Love this style!)

The third bird canvas is from Homegoods too- $19.99... Are ya kidding me... what a steal! I love the grunginess of this one. 

I got the picture frame from Pier 1 (recently), the little green birds from Homegoods  (recently), the turquoise lamp from Pier 1 (a few years ago), nightstand from Gardener Mill (a few years ago), and of course the canvas is from Homegoods (recently).

I love my gallery wall, but the wall is so big that I am considering using a few more things to fill it up.. what do you guys think?? Also- I think I may paint the orangish-red frame at the top chartreuse green... again- what do you guys think??
I got the butterfly picture at Homegoods, the square picture (typewriter, scrabble tiles, chair and bingo card) at Target, and then the decorative frames are all from Cut It Out except the very bottom left double stacked frame is from Poppy Seed Projects- I met them at SNAP and love their stuff!

Did you all see the way I am storing my sewing supplies in my bedroom on a sewing shelf? It is my favorite thing to look at in my room.

I got this big orange frame from Cut It Out Frames and I got the SLC temple Print from Rustic Peacock.


This lamp base is from Target and the lampshade is one that I made over with a stencil. The mirror is a cheap mirror that I got from Walmart right after we got married... It was black, but I spray painted it lightly with green spray paint. The light coat of spray paint didn't get into the cracks so the black is able to show through to give it a more rustic look. The turquoise bird is from Hobby Lobby, and both picture frames are gifts from my wedding.

All in all, I am so pleased with my new bird inspired room makeover. (My poor hubby jokes that he feels like he lives in an aviary! ha ha) I love all of the bright colors. It is so fun to wake up to in the morning and I love spending time in there throughout the day!

32 comments:

  1. I'm in LOVE! I wish I had money to fly you out here to help me with my new house! Ha ha... but seriously. Looks great!

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  2. This is definitely fab!!! It makes me happy just looking at it - it's so bright and cheerful!

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  3. I LOVE YOUR BEDROOM!!! It just looks soooo pretty! I have a pretty boring room with no color and I am in the process of brightening it up too. Making a dresden quilt with lots of color (all on a white background). I love how you found such awesome deals on some very inspiring artwork! I guess I never really thought of putting any art in my bedroom. LOVE IT! enjoy waking up in there! - Katie

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  4. TOTALLY FAB!! This room is awesome! I love all of the color and happiness!

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  5. I've been very excited to see this reveal! What a fun room, great job Ash!

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  6. Wow!! You did a wonderful job!! It looks so great! And the art is fabulous!!

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  7. Holy cow! It turned out so cute! It looks like it's from a magazine, you've got great taste, and a good eye! Congrats.

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  8. It looks awesome! So cheerful! Love all the colors together, and I definitely think your frame wall needs some chartreuse! What doesn't? ;)

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  9. I'm pretty sure I'm in love with this... it's perfect!

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  10. Fantastic makeover! The colour and pieces you chose make the room really fun and fresh and youthful! Utterly beautiful. :)

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  11. Wow! Love all the color and the bird accents. What an amazing makeover! LOVELY!

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  12. So colorful, I love it! Much better than the old :)

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  13. It looks awesome!
    I think painting the frame chartreuse would be perfect :)
    We have really similar bedding (your fun new bedding), and I have been using blue/white/cream accents, but the bright colors are really inspiring me...especially heading into winter. I feel ,y own makeover coming on!

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  14. Looks like my guest room and I even bought the drapes from Ikea too. Love what you did !}

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  15. How fun and colorful. I love every bit of it. The gallery wall is awesome. Great job!

    www.itsybitsypaperblog.com

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  16. What a great bedroom! Mine is in desperate need of a little TLC and some major color. Very inspiring!

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  17. I love it!! You asked if it was too much color and the answer is a big fat NO!! Adorable. I love bright colors in rooms(hubby does not--bummer). I give your room makeover a big thumbs up.

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  18. Very bold and beautiful!! I love how you pulled everything together. Very fun!

    Melissa
    redflycreations.blogspot.com

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  19. You did a GREAT job! I love the bold colors - I bet you smile every time you walk in there! I also LOVE the bird prints - racking my brain as to where I can put some!!

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  20. Ash, I LOVE it! It is visually stunning! I love that my eyes are drawn to everything! The colors are so great. You did an amazing job! As always, I am blown away with your amazing decorating talent. I love Homegoods. I think I will go over there today! My sister is in town. And just has asked yesterday if we couldget there while she was here.
    Yes, I say paint the frame, since you already have a red, orangy one on the wall.
    BTW..........hope y'all are having fun with Fancy Grandma. I know she is so excited to go on the campout! Haha! Bet y'all will have a great time. Love ya!

    Oh and if you notice my post time of 4:58am, it's because I can't sleep due to my ipad being missing, my stomach is just churning. Looked all over my house, nothing. :( today is garbage day and I think it's come to garbage search time. UGH!

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  21. I love all the COLOR! I'm in the process of redoing our master bedroom as well. My "before" looks similar to yours. I was in the same boat...I wanted some COLOR! So I made a very colorful patchwork headboard (it turned out great!). I still have more to do (art on the walls), and I like all the different colored frames you have. I may try that idea to finish off the room!

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  22. I love it! My whole house is bird inspired too

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  23. I love your new look! Especially the birds. I LOVE birds! I wish my husband would let me do something like that but.... no fufu allowed...ugh! Oh well, maybe I can sneek in a few pieces here and there. Awesome job! Looking forward to your next post!

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  24. I love everything about this room. The pillows look great grouped on the bed. I am a bird lover too. Great job!!!

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  25. Your room just makes me oh so happy! Love all the bold color choices! You rocked the space! I am totally pinning and using it as inspiration for my master redo. Love, love, love! Did I mention that I heart it?

    Happy Week!
    Tausha
    sassystyleredesign.com

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  26. I love birds too and I think the color is fabulous! I want to redecorate my bedroom so badly. It's never been pulled together, it's just thrown together. The only good thing about my room is the bedroom set, which my late, great-uncle made for me and my husband.

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  27. Oh wow, I love this so much!!! The colors, the frames--fabulous!

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  28. What a great use of color! I don't think I ever tire of seeing pictures as decor. We recently put up a "We DO gallery in our bedroom with photos of our six years together: http://www.dejongdreamhouse.com/2013/01/we-do-gallery.html

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xoxo, Ashley