Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Thrifty Bedroom Makeover Before and After

 This is yet another room makeover, following my Quick Desk Makeover. This weekend I'll add my painted bed frame (it's outside drying) paint the room, and hang more art. But so far it's already a big improvement over the BEFORE:

Cringe in horror - this is the room AFTER about an hour of cleaning and organizing. Yes, I could barely walk in here. I blame my 50 hour a week job and a million other commitments for this mess of monstrous proportions.

I know this is a subpar and boring "Transformation", but it's better than the bedroom at my new apartment has looked before. After paint and some better balance this room will look much better.
 The Desk Corner. I'll hang some curtains on this side too.
This small thrifted "table" (actually a tray and stand) cost me $3 total. I can't believe I forgot to brag about it in Monday's Thrift Post. I bought it at a very beautiful thrift store.

This Quick Makeover took about two hours, I did it while listening to/watching the beautiful Interstella 5555 on YouTube. I only slept for 3.5 hours but it was worth it. Settling into this new apartment has been a slow and satisfying process, but it's time to pick up the pace! 

This post is linked to: Welcome Wednesday / Works for Me Wednesdays / Creative Therapy Session / Show and Tell / Penny Pinching Party / We Did it Wednesdays / Make it Yours Day / Whatever Goes Wednesday / Room to Inspire/ Women Who do it All / Hoo's Got Talent / We Can Do it Cheaper

30 comments:

  1. It looks cute! I knew there's nothing a little cleaning won't change:) I am now following you thanks to Welcome Wednesday and it would be nice if you could share back the love here!
    Happy Welcome Wednesday!

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  2. Thanks for the love, I'll check out your blog shortly :)

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  3. your bedroom is super cute! I love it!!

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  4. and the stand is perfect! I love your comforter too!

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  5. It looks great, I like the bed moved (and made-ha ha!). That little tray table is darling.

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  6. looking good so far. I really like the art wall with the maps and that lamp at your desk

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  7. this is great..i'm actually doing a bedroom makeover that for now will not involve paint or furniture, so it's nice to see your "after." i love that desk corner with your maps and other great finds.

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  8. What a nice looking bedroom! I am a new follower from Welcome Wednesday, so glad to have found your blog. Hope you have a wonderful Wednesday!

    Eloise
    Mommy2TwoGirls
    http://mommy2twogirls.blogspot.com/

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  9. Doesn't it feel so much better walking in there now? Great job! Thanks for linking to We're Organized Wednesday.

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  10. Wow...you did a great job.. Following you from Welcome Wednesday. Pls follow me back too @ http://masalabowl.blogspot.com/

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  11. WOW! It looks great! Looks like your night of little sleep was worth it :) -- you did a great job!!

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  12. Stopping by from Welcome Wednesday! NICE work on the room makeover!

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  13. Sometimes it's the littlest things that make us happy! Nice job, love the little tray and stand table!

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  14. Don't you just love when everything is organized. The transformation is great!

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  15. Looks great! Love your little thrifted nightstand tray table! Your comforter/bedspread whatever is really cool too!

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  16. Looks great! Existing follower checking in from Welcome Wednesday. Look forward to hearing back from you.

    Lots of yummy love,
    Alex aka Ma, What's For Dinner
    www.mawhats4dinner.com

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  17. It looks great.

    I'm following you now from Welcome Wednesday, please check out my blog & follow me back

    Abi

    www.angeleden.blogspot.com

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  18. Such great colors in those fabrics! Great job!!!
    xoxo,
    Kim

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  19. Place is looking great! I am now following you from Welcome Wednesday.
    Stay Fabulous
    Chara
    http://www.charasjewelcandy.blogspot.com/
    www.charasjewelcandy.etsy.com

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  20. WOW That is awesome! I can't wait to see more! I am a new follower from Wobble Wed. I like your blog! I hope you will visit my blog and follow me. Check out all the giveaways while you are there. Have a great day! Heather www.livingonloveandcents.blogspot.com

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  21. Stopping by to say hello with Welcome Wednesday. Hope you are having an amazing week! Would love to have you visit my blogs.

    www.Felissahadas.blogspot.com
    www.TwoLittleCavaliers.blogspot.com

    Felissa (Davinia & Indiana too)

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  22. Happy Welcome Wednesday!

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  23. It looks so nice - I like it!!

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  24. I like your nightstand table too. $3 is a deal. I have a thrifty blog too. Http://www.thriftymommastips.blogspot.com/
    and http://www.thriftymommasbrainfood.blogspot.com/

    Following you now from welcome wednesday

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  25. I'm your newest follower! Great blog! I'm starting to decorate and paint in our newly (still not finished) house, so this was a great read :)


    I'd love it if you'd stop by and follow me and then take 2 seconds and vote for a photo I entered in a contest! Instructions are on my blog post from today titled Have you voted yet?

    Thanks!

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  26. Really cute!

    Following you from Welcome Wednesday! Please follow me back!

    Amy
    The Thrifty Thumb
    www.thethriftythumb.blogspot.com

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  27. I think it turned out so cute! Thanks for linking up to Hoo's got talent!

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  28. I agree, 110% better! Great job! Thanks for linking up to We Can Do It Cheaper!

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  29. What a great makeover!

    Just wanted to say THANK YOU for participating in this week's WELCOME WEDNESDAY! We hope to see you weekly! We are so happy we get to follow your cute blog! You can help spread the word about our great event by grabbing our button!

    Kristin & Jaime
    Take It From Me
    http://takeitfrom-me.blogspot.com

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  30. Your after pictures look awesome! I love your style. Also, you make me want to clean up my crap.

    Thank you for participating in the Creative Therapy Session at Life in the Pitts.

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