Sunday, August 12, 2012

Country Cute Turquoise & Red Bedroom Makeover

If you follow me on Facebook you probably saw some sneak peaks of a project I have been working on.  I am not completely finished with it, but wanted to go ahead and show what I have got so far.  Plus, I would love to hear your suggestions and ideas for the spaces I need to fill {hint hint}.

Here is the bedroom before. 


 It was actually my oldest daughter's room.  The bedrooms in our house are very small and this is the "big" bedroom.  Hardly enough room for a bed and dresser.  It is challenging I tell ya!  My younger girls share a room and they wanted to get twin beds instead of sharing a full size bed.  The only way I could do this was to switch their rooms.  It was quite an undertaking because for having such small rooms they all have a lot of stuff!

I am a mean mom and refuse to have any sort of character theme {Victorious, Justin Bieber, etc} because they seem to outgrow that so quick.  I prefer something a little more timeless....something country....something cute.  My kids are pretty understanding of my picky~ness!... At least I think they are!

When they mentioned twin beds I knew I would love old iron headboards.  I kept my eye out for some, went to an auction with antique beds, and surfed the internet.  I found this one from Layla Grayce.

  
This was it!!  I love everything about the headboard.  The antique look and the great details.  However, I didn't love the $1,320 price tag for each one!!!  This little headboard became my inspiration for the bedroom, but unfortunately that very important fact of keeping to a budget got in the way.

Since I was in love with the red headboard I wanted to go with a very soft turquoise or blue for the bedding.  Then I found this and knew it would be perfect!!!  I love the mix of floral, stripes, and polka dots!!!  It was from Annette Tatum, but this one must be discontinued.


Once again, the $230 price tag for the duvet cover, $65 for the euro sham, and $70 for the accent pillows was out of my budget and I needed 2 sets of everything.  I really love it though!

I set out to create a room like I have envisioned, but on a doable budget.  After searching online for bedding that I liked, I ended up ordering from a catalog I got in the mail..ha!  I had seen the bedding online, but things look different in a catalog and I really liked it.  The colors were a little brighter and bolder than the previous set I liked, but I had a 40% off my entire purchase coupon so I snagged  these 2 sets from Pottery Barn.


The sheet set wasn't the one that went with the bedding, but I wanted the mix of stripes and floral and I think it works well together.  It is also from Pottery Barn.  The sheets were backordered a couple weeks and so the fine folks at Pottery Barn sent me a $10 gift card!!!


I ended up finding an affordable headboard at Cymax Furniture & Home Decor online for $119.  No tax or shipping and they offer discounts as well.  It took about 2 weeks to get it, but for free shipping I was fine with it.  It looks much better in person than it does online.  The red color is exactly what I wanted...more of a barn red.  I had plans to age it up a bit when I got it, but I am so happy with the color that I am not going to touch it.


Here is what we ended up with.


The paint color is Sparkle by Valspar.


The rug is from Kohls and I got it super cheap at $19!!!  I wanted a red and white striped rug, but I couldn't pass this up being so affordable.

The feed sack pillow cases scream country girl!!!  I ordered them from Jeffer's Pet Supply and they were $14 each.  There are 2 different styles to choose from.  Check them out!


I painted their dresser {for like the 5th time} white and added some french country red stripes to the drawers.  The empty pictures frames were all free and I rattle canned them!!!  The hideous closet doors....ugh.  I want to replace them because I DESPISE, DETEST, LOATHE, sliding closet doors.  What is the point of them?  Ugh!!  If I don't get them replaced soon I am going to paint them white.  I am tempted to take the doors off and hang curtains to hide what is inside.  At least we could get in the closet then.  These doors are nothing but crap~tastic and fall of the tracks all the time anyway.  Can you tell I HATE them?


The red stand between their beds is one I have had for years.  It received my favorite rattle can paint....Rustoleum Painters Touch Ultra Cover x2.  I have used a lot of spray paint in all my years of crafting and this is by far the best!!!  I used Colonial Red for the stand and frames.


I spray painted monogrammed letters for each of the girls and attached a fabric flower like the ones I made here.  Then attached ribbon to hang it from.  I spruced up and old lamp we had by trimming it out with some red ribbon.  Books are displayed in a wire basket that I picked up at a second hand store.  The red clock I snagged at Dollar General {I have to say, I have gotten some great finds there lately}. An old mason jar houses some potpourri.  




The red bandana style pillows were from the Hob Lob.  I happened to be there the day they were marking them 70% off.  I think I paid around $7 each for them.  I added some red bandanas to the windows to tie it together.



Now, this is where I need your help!  


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Future plans for the room....I plan on getting rid of the mini blinds and getting white roman shades {maybe adding some ribbon to them}.  Then replace or {GULP} paint the closet doors and trim.  I have new white sheers to hang up that are embroidered....just haven't got around to doing that yet.



My girls are thrilled with their new "country cute" room.  What do you think?

{{{HUGS}}}
The Farmer's Wife
 
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35 comments:

  1. Take some pictures of the girls in a country theme that matches the color scheme and let them hang them on their wall. You can always add a couple smaller frames around a bigger one with some bandanas. That helps make it their room.

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    1. Thanks, I have lots of country theme pictures of the girls!!!

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    2. GREAT idea, but get them printed on canvas!

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  2. Love it, the head boards great! I too just did a Red room . I sugest a bulitine board on big wall for their special things with Red tacks. Collage of Red frames with or with pictures , can put hook on wall with favorite item and place frame on it.

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    1. The bulletin board is actually what I had in mind. I have old cupboard doors {like the one I made a chalkboard out of} that I thought would make a great bulletin board. I also thought about putting a sisters quote on it. The have TONS of 4-H ribbons they could hang on it.

      My other thought was using half of one of our old barn doors. It would be so big and bulky though.

      Thanks for the ideas!!!

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  3. mirrors of various sizes and shapes might make the room seem bigger.

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    1. Good idea!! I have a full length mirror that I didn't show in the pictures. It is between the closet door and the bedroom door. There is just enough room in their tiny room for it. It does help make it seem larger!

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  4. Have them make their own and then they can enter them in 4-H next year. My daughter's is going to state fair. She put fabric on a canvas and had sticky letters cut on the Cricut and then spray painted over it and removed the letters to have the fabric show where the letters were. If you get to the state fair in Grand Island, check it out.
    Melanie

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    1. Yes Melanie, I will have to check it out. My daughter has a quilt going. Should be exciting!!!!!!! Love the idea of letting them make something. Gosh, what would we do if we weren't scrambling at the last minute to get our projects done...lol!!

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  5. WOW! LOVE it ALL! Love the bedding, the bed frames, the pillow cases, the paint colors, the way you reused so much of what you already had!!! Really, really nice job, Jodi! Love all the special accents, too!

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  6. What I think is you need to not worry about the two empty walls in their bedroom and come be horrified by my house. Then get to work straight away making my home country and comfortable!! Please :)

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  7. Janelle OppenheimerAugust 12, 2012 at 10:58 PM

    precious, Jodi!!! Love it!

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  9. how 'bout adding white wainscoting around the room? it would add more depth and also add to the country charm. :)

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    1. I so wanted to do board and batten like I did in the kitchen makeover. I still might!!!

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  10. It looks beautiful! I love everything that you did to this room. If I was a Mom, I'd be asking my daughters what they wanted. But I love the ideas of a bulletin board/barn door on the bigger wall.
    The shorter window wall would look lovely with shelves or hooks to hang ribbons on.
    Speaking of hooks, that dresser would look adorable with some clear glass knobs.

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    1. Too funny about the knobs...I should have added that on my list of what I have left to finish up the room. The dresser does have knobs. I painted them red, but haven't put them back on yet...ha! I did pick up some glass knobs at the Hob Lob last week to make a coat rack to hang behind their door. Great minds think alike!

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  11. Such an adorable room! And I LOVE LOVE LOVE that feed sack pillowcase!! I'll definitely have to check out that site. My thought, even before I read the previous comments, about the empty walls was a bulletin board for each girl to put some of their personal things on. Put a cute little bunting at the top (something similar to the one I found here: http://www.aspoonfulofsugardesigns.com/2010/10/bliss.html) and it would be super cute.

    Thanks so much for your input on my Facebook page dilemma and for your sweet comment on my new curtains.

    (Also, not sure if you know it or not, but you have your settings as a "no-reply comment blogger." So anytime you leave a comment on someone's blog it makes it difficult to respond. Just a heads up in case you didn't realize it.)

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    1. Great idea. I could use their 4-H ribbons for the bunting..... yeah I like that idea!!!

      I enjoy your blog and I have to say that scale you picked up the other day is almost making me drool. I want a white one really really really bad. Kind of like I want a lot of things...ha! After living here for four years I have finally decided to start decorating. I love to decorate, but after basically gutting the house and refinishing it I didn't have the energy to do much. Last week I finally put some decorations up in my kitchen.

      Did you start a facebook page yet?

      I think I have the "no-reply comment" thing fixed. Thank you for telling me...I had no idea. Wonder what I have been missing out on....

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  12. I was scrolling down and enjoying your article. The above two beds are so beautiful particularly the color combination. I can guess you are so lovely so is your idea.

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  13. So cute and so much brighter!! Good job!

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  14. oh my gosh - this is adorable!!! Where do I start...
    1. The term "rattle canned" is hilarious and I love it!
    2. Rustoleum 2x paint is THE BEST. The only place around here that carries it is the farm store!!!
    3. My barnwood art would be cute in here! Except, with your long expanses of wall, I'd turn the barnwood the other direction and put the pictures on there that way.
    4. Then, on the opposite wall, some old fencing or bailing wire or something with clothespins to hang the girls' art?

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    1. I love all your ideas!!!!! Would you mind if I use your scanned pictures?

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  15. I love this Jodi! You're so talented. I like all the ideas in the replies, but also think a chandelier of some sort would be cute.

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  16. How about a bulletin board for each girl. Do the bulletin board in the red paint you used for the table and make the centers pink. You could paint a cork board with pink and paint the frame the red. ... M O M

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  17. Hello, my name is Jodi also!!! I just saw the neatest thing on HGTV... and it would be PERFECT for the big wall. Buy 2 large wrapped canvases, draw a silhouette of a rooster (or whatever animal you so choose) and only paint the inside of the silhouette. The one on TV was painted chevron pattern and it was adorable. You could use varying shades of red and turqoise? I am going to do this in my daughters room :)

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  18. I am in love with this room.

    In LOVE with your blog.

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  19. Oh this is so adorable! I just "stumbled" onto your blog looking for something and LOVED the whole thing, colors and patterns. Its also the same size of my daughter's room with the same window and closet together! AND....My name starts with an A and my sis's with an E! WHAT a coincidence haha.
    Just had to share...great work.
    :)

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    1. Amanda, thank you!!! Welcome to TFW blog!!!

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  20. I love it. ALL of it. So vintagey. I am now coveting your quilts, which is the hunt I was on that led me to your blog. WANT. Do you remember the name of the quilt? So sweet of a room!

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  21. I really like the wall decor ideas for country style bedroom. They are simply amazing. I really enjoyed reading this post. Thanks.
    You may like to check Cute bedroom ideas for small spaces

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