the biggest changes-so far

This bedroom project has been slow coming.
One major reason why is, as always, lack of mula so I'd been looking around for the best deals-which caused the delay.

I still have a few little odds & ends I want to add, but so far I'm very pleased with it.

Again, here is the before picture:
Not bad, just needed a change & more color. And here are the after pictures:
One major lesson learned: When decorating a bedroom, buy the bedding first & paint the walls to match the bedding. I did it the other way around & had a hard time finding the perfect bedding.

The walls are a light meadow yellow color, that I painted all in one day, two coats, all four walls-without any help of the hubby. Huurrrahh for me! And thank goodness Mr. One took a four hour nap.

I decided to keep the lampshade white as well, I like the simplicity of it.
Thanks for those who gave me input on it.

The best part of the whole room is the bedding. Why you ask? Well, I found this bedding online & debated on ordering it, it wasn't too pricey, but more than I wanted to pay. It was around $90 online+shipping. I ventured out to Ross, Marshalls, TJ Max-those kinds of stores & after a few weeks I was feeling very discouraged. Then a week or so later we were doing a little grocery shopping at Sam's Club & the Hubs said, "don't they have bedding here?" We figured it would all be too far out out of our price range, but decided to take a look anyway.

And there she was. It was like a gift sent from God! It was the exact same bedding I wanted to order online, just sitting there in the middle of the isle, on the floor, all alone. There was a price tag on top of the package that said....drum roll please....$38.00!!!!!!!!!!!!
I couldn't believe my eyes!
Now, you see why the bedding is the best part.

I am still working on the wall hangings. The frames I like, but I am going to add more updated pictures, with brighter, vibrant colors in them. I repainted the star in the before picture white & may hang it above the bed...not sure, still deciding. I also may sew curtians for the glass door, which is next to the bed (you can't see in the picture) which goes out to our porch.

It didn't turn out just how I had planned, but we are very pleased with it anyway.

The total for an almost complete bedroom makeover: $70 dollars.
Not bad.



  1. mary, it looks sooo good so far! I can't believe the deal you got on that bedding! And the color actually looks great with the walls. It almost looks more yellowy next to those walls. Way to go! Post more pics when you finish with the other details :)

  2. I love it! And I am so glad you got the bedding you were looking to buy.

  3. That looks great! The room looks very cozy and comfortable as well.

  4. Hey I was wondering where you do all your work/painting? I am always wanting to update old pieces but don't feel like I have a place to do it in my tiny apartment with no yard or garage. Just wondering if you have ideas.

  5. Hey Melissa, I do most of my paintings in our porch. We have an room off of our bedroom that isn't insulated so it's hard to use it for anything but crafting/painting & storage. If I can't do it out there, I do it on my kitchen table. Just be sure to cover the table & floor with newspaper.