Coral & Gray Bedroom Makeover – ROOM REVEAL

This room started out as a space whose door was shut all the time.  My nephew had moved in with us for a short time years ago and that was his room.  When he decided to move back home my heart broke in half so I didn’t open the door for a long time.  I finally decided it was time to create new memories in that room and it was really cathartic to envision a new space for our family and the guests that enter that house. So 18 months ago I started that process.  Today it is complete.


It all began with a feature wall of grid molding.  That set the tone for the space.  That followed with a gorgeous gray color paint (Stonewall Jackson from Dutch Boy) on the three remaining walls.  I knew I wanted a soft upholstered headboard against the lines of the molding.  Unable to find fabric I liked at the price I wanted, I set out to paint, stencil and upholster a headboard.  That headboard also got me featured in Better Homes & Gardens magazine (May 2013 issue).


gray-stenciled-headboardSources: The coral pillow cases I found at Goodwill, the striped gray square pillows are from IKEA, the tan and coral lumbar pillow was a gift from my photo shoot from BH&G, that was from West Elm called Chevron Stripe Ikat Pillow (no longer available). The stencil for the headboard was the Angora All Over Stencil from Cutting Edge Stencils.

The only piece of furniture that was in the room prior to my revamp was the nightstand that I found curbside and painted.


Then I set to adding little details in the room.  One of my projects many of you loved that I did last year was my stacked end table shelf in the corner.


I decorated it with fabric covered books, shells and some gold animals I found on clearance at Target as well as some brass bowls that I found at Goodwill and painted silver.  I also created a sign that read “The ornament of a house is the guests who frequent it” to hang over the shelf.


In another corner I finally found a home for a chair that I literally spray painted three times and upholstered twice as well as the conversation piece of the room: my wood crutches lamp.


The little table I painted and stained as well that holds the tabletop succulents. (Pssst… the tiered succulent planter on the table is one of my Lowes projects that I will show you in August).  Oh and that lumbar pillow used to be on the bed and it was made from an old granny shirt I found at Goodwill.

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The last piece of the room I worked on was my favorite and the biggest splurge of the room: my serpentine dresser.


That art piece was swapped out for the wood shim starburst mirror I made.  I ended up spraying a couple of $6 lamps from Goodwill with some coral spray paint and adding new shades from Target (Threshold™ Lamp Shade Stitch Mod Drum).


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And there you have it!  Who wants to be my guest?  I hope you enjoyed my guest room makeover!  It has been a labor of love.  I DIYed nearly every aspect of the room and I am quite proud of it.


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