My Very First Room Makeover Reveal!

I‘m honored to have a guest blogger today!  I’ve featured Miranda’s creativity before (here) but I am so excited that today she is sharing her bedroom reveal HERE!  Never-before-seen! From boring to full of cottage character, I think you’re going to enjoy it as much as I do.  Miranda is the blog author at Just Drink a Coke. She’s a stay-at-home mom and wife and loves to craft and a thoughtful sweet blog friend.  She’s had some awesome DIY craftiness that you’ll want to check out. Miranda’s mantra?  “Use what you have!”
Here she is:  

Hi, I’m Miranda from Just Drink a Coke., and I’m so excited to reveal something that I’ve been working on for a while now.  The suspense has been killing me.  So, here it goes!

Drum roll, please!
Here is a look at my very first room makeover.  Woo-hoo!  I’ve been saving it for Roeshel here at the DIY Showoff because she is the queen of before-and-after makeovers.  So, thank you so much Roeshel for giving me this opportunity.  Now get ready.  Fasten your seatbelts.  It’s going to be a fun ride!
Here we go:
Here is our master bedroom before with two different gray colors on the wall.  We just couldn’t decide what color to pick.  I think that picking the perfect gray is very tricky.  We wanted a gray that had a hint of blue in it.  So, we went with the color on the right.  It’s called Steel, and it’s by Valspar. You’ll see it in a minute.
 More blah.
That’s right.  We actually did not even have a headboard.  I thought that the euro pillows gave the illusion of a headboard.  However, looking at these pictures, that is clearly not the case.  Whoops.
Bam!  Now this is what I’m talking about.
I had envisioned a clean, simple, vintage look for our bedroom, and I think I just might have achieved it.  I put clean white linens on the bed, an old white quilt at the foot with it’s euro shams at the top, and pillows made from my husband’s shirts.  For the headboard, I told my husband that I wanted him to go get some barnwood from his dad.  Of course, he was like, “What?”  So, I told him that he would just have to trust me because I had a vision in my head.  Scary, right?
Here it is from the backside before we brought it up to the bedroom.  All we did was take some barnwood that was from his grandpa’s old barn and nail it to two 2x4s.  If a board was too long, we just broke it.  Too easy!  Don’t you just love how it’s jagged and uneven?
 This little antique needed a makeover, too.  I ripped off the old fabric which was off-white and replaced it with white fabric.  I actually cut up one of my tablecloths that I never use for this project.  That’s actually one of my mantras:  Use what you have.
 As you can see, I stapled the fabric to the wood with a staple gun in a pleated fashion.  It really gives the look a three-dimensional texture.
 I also replaced the old white handle with a glass handle to make it a little fancier.
 I put those same glass handles on this armoire.
 They did look like this… very blah.
 Ahh.  Much better.
 Now this old rocker has a little story behind it.  I got it at a yard sale when I was pregnant with my baby girl, and the man gave me a deal because I, and I quote, “was in the family way.”  Too funny!  When we got it home, I started taking off the old fabric so that I could recover it.  Man, oh man, I had no idea how old it was.  After taking off several layers of dingy fabric, I realized it was stuffed with horse hair!  Holy moly!  What a find, right?  Anyhow, my aunt and I did recover it with this beautiful paisley fabric and olive trim.  It is one great rocking chair now!  It has a Boyd’s Bear Easter bunny sitting in it that I received when I was a kid.
 For my nightstand, I used another old piece of furniture turned sideways.
 I sat a beautiful crystal-like lamp from Target on top of a Pottery Barn Bedrooms book (how apropos, right?) to give a little extra height.
 Our other sidetable is yet another old piece of furniture (it seems like that’s an ongoing theme here- old stuff, but I’m calling it vintage to make it sound better…lol).  It sits under a collage of vintage pictures, two of which are my mother-in-law and my grandmother-in-law when they were babies.
 I’m sure you’re now like, “What the heck is that old ironing board for?”  Well, let me tell you.  My father-in-law gave it to me last week, and I immediately thought, “Desk!”
Oh my goodness, when I started taking off ALL of the layers of fabric from underneath that old ironing board cover, the dirt started to fly.  It was capital G, Gross!
 It was worth it, though, it makes the perfect little desk when it’s on the lowest level.  Oh, and let’s not forget the new white curtains.  They were only $15 a panel at Bed Bath & Beyond.  Now that’s a deal!
 There’s room to write or use my laptop on this little ironing board.  Now I just need to find the perfect little stool to tuck under it at this summer’s yard sales!  I’ll keep you updated 🙂
 I used an old Pottery Barn flower pot for my pencil holder.  Don’t you just love it?
Well, that’s all I’ve got for you…I’m pooped!  Time for a Coke!I’d love it if you’d stop by sometime on your next Coke break.  We always have a lot of fun!


Isn’t it beautiful?  I love it.  The new ‘old’ headboard. Barnwood is one of my favorite things right now. How about the throw pillows made from her husband’s old shirts? So cute!  The old furniture is perfect – the old ironing board as a desk? Clever and just the right size.  I also love the personal old pictures.  

Miranda, I think it’s a dream bedroom.  You did an amazing job at creating a comfortable retreat full of vintage charm!  I look forward to the next DIY on your list! 🙂 Thank you so much for sharing your transformation!

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