Before we left, we finished up about 90% of our bedroom! We are still waiting on our rug and I need to restyle the dressers a bit, but I couldn't leave for the summer without sharing it.
Here is the before (you can see more before pictures here):
Here's the scoop on what we did. We sold our big ol' sleigh bed and opted to make an upholstered headboard. We already had the wood from a previous project and I found the fabric for about $5 a yard at Home Fabrics. I bought the foam/batting and the nailhead trim at Joanns. I think the whole project cost about $60 and was super easy!
We changed the layout of the room so that the bed is centered in the room. We added legs to the nightstand so that it's the same height as the dresser. The legs were purchased from Lowe's and then stained to match. I debated for awhile on whether to add them or not, but I felt like it balanced out the room. We really only have the one wall, so our dresser had to double as a nightstand and a dresser. I posted inspiration pictures here for using a dresser as a nightstand. To create even more balance, we purchased two matching lamps from Home Goods for $30 each.
We bought floor length curtains at Ikea. Our previous curtains were too short but were hidden by the bed so it didn't matter. When we pulled the bed away from the wall, the curtains looked so silly sitting a foot away from the floor. We also added artwork. We purchased two prints from Nancy Ramirez. I used frames I bought last summer and then ordered custom mats and glass from Michaels. I absolutely love them! We also hung the A + B from our Summer Rental Redesign project in Chicago two summers ago. I also hung two small needlepoints I found at the thrift store.
We painted the bench that was once in the living room and added it to the foot of the bed. No one loves it more than Rilo...she likes to stand on it and look at herself in the full length mirror several times a day.
We kept the same paint color and main pieces like the dressers and bedding. Even though there weren't too many big changes, I think that the new layout and headboard plus the other smaller changes make a big impact. I can't wait to see it with an appropriate sized rug...I think it will totally complete the space!
Artwork (with framing/mats) $120
Needlepoint Art $2
Nightstand Legs $20
8x10 Rug (not pictured...yet) $300
Total Cost: $602
We also sold our bed for $250, so we really only spent $352. Not too shabby I think!