Last friday I showed you all my new nightstand and if you couldn't tell I'm super in love with it!
I really had this urge to update our bedroom because I wasn't loving anything about it. I needed it to be more neutral. There was too much going on and nothing was working for me.
The first thing I did was get rid of every accessory in the room. I needed it to be bare bones to start with. I stripped the bed down to the white duvet and took down all the pictures, wiped the nightstands and dresser clean so I could start fresh. The first thing I noticed was that I hated the black and white nightstands we were using. I did spend some time looking for new ones but couldn't find anything I liked that wasn't going to cost me some serious cash. I even searched Craigslist for something I could makeover and nothing! So it was my two misfit nightstands or nothing. After a week of making them over, Im so happy with how they both turned out!
I moved the bed to the other side of the room. I felt like the nightstands in front of the windows was just too congested. There was so much going on there but the rest of the space was neglected!
This also made the room feel so much bigger.
Before the window panels were just to heavy in my opinion so instead of using two panels on each window, I cut one panel in half, hemmed the edge and added one sheer panel in the middle. This got rid of the bulkiness and also added extra privacy during the day when the curtains are open.
Here is the second night stand that we made over. It used to be painted black. This is what it looked liked after stripping the paint and sanding it. The color was beautiful! We have the match to this in Averys room (currently its painted white) and Im thinking that we are going to need to makeover that one the same way!
The next step was bedding. I just kept thinking to myself, keep it neutral!!
I shopped the house a little and this is what I came up with. I made new white linen covers for the three Euro shams with material I already had. In front of those, I added three linen pillows (they actually came with our sofa) and then my napkin pillows. If you're like me and don't like using the matching pillows that usually come with a sofa, this is a good alternative. I don't like them on the sofa but I love them here!
Brian and I each have our own chair, which I pretend is for reading but we both know its for throwing our clothes on!
The room feels so much more peaceful to me which is exactly how your bedroom should feel. I'm super happy that we were able to make this room over for little to no money at all. Just a few supplies for making over the nightstands. Everything else I already had. I would like to add in a rug at some point but we also have plans to change out the carpet to hardwood and so I may just wait.
I also have big plans for a light fixture for over the bed. I have had my eye on this one for awhile now but Im waiting because I want to find something similar for a little less...go figure!