Time For A Makeover

You know we add new pieces to our wardrobes seasonally so why not our homes?

 In the last 7 years we’ve moved twice taking us all the way across the country. I had redone our guest room not all that long before we left Virginia so I continued to use the same decor in each of our new homes. So fast forward to last winter and I decided it was time for an update.

I started by finally biting the bullet and painting the dresser that had been mine as a child. I’m always nervous when I put a paint brush to piece of good wood furniture, but boy am I glad I did. 



I love how the wood top turned out with the painted body.

 Next up I began the hunt for new bedding. I’d been using the same bedding in that room for 10+ years and it was high time to give it a refresh.

This is how it looked in Minnesota and basically the same in our current house.

I knew I wanted a lighter feel and to go a different way with the colors. (looking at the picture above and below they now seem kind of similar…go figure)

I love bedding from Pottery Barn and these are the patterns and textures I landed on. The navy is definitely different from what I’ve used previously and can be mixed with multiple patterns over time should I feel the need to change again.

            Paisley Quilt & Sham                         Navy Linen Quilt & Sham

I want to get a new headboard and store the bed that is currently being used. I feel like the posts chop up the room and want a more open, streamlined look.

Someone suggested a site I wasn’t familiar with for the headboard. Furniture.com. I’m all about shopping on line these days and saving myself time and running all over town trying to find what I’m looking for. I found 2 headboards similar to what I’m looking for, but haven’t pulled the trigger yet. I’m in no rush and want to be sure before I make my decision.

I’m also going to need some things to go on the walls and I’m thinking a light colored rug might look good at the foot of the bed and I actually found some of those on the same website. We stuck with very neutral colors in this house for resale since it’s not our forever home.

Here’s how it’s looking now in the process. Once I get a headboard I can tackle the rest and that should be pretty easy. 

So give me your suggestions and thoughts. I get on a roll with this and then I stall out. I always find furniture shopping to be somewhat overwhelming. I guess you could say I’m doing it in baby steps or bite size pieces which is not typically how I operate. I think I must be mellowing out in my “old age”.

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  1. August 3, 2017 / 1:59 pm

    Love the paint job! I finally painted my coffee table yesterday and need to seal it this weekend. It is so different, but I think I love it compared to my 1990s generic table!

    • August 3, 2017 / 2:37 pm

      THANKS! It's amazing what a coat of paint will do. Don't you want to just keep going by and looking at it. If you ever want to try and stain anything let me know and I'll tell you what kind of stain I used on the top. It was a gel and worked like a charm. My dad couldn't believe how great it looked.

  2. August 3, 2017 / 3:52 pm

    Love the look of your dresser 🙂 Awesome paint job !! I would love a new headboard too. The photo of the headboard on the right looks beautiful !!! Happy Thursday 🙂

    • August 3, 2017 / 3:55 pm

      Thank you Tammy! I love the way it turned out and even my mom who was anti-painting it liked it. #win Enjoy your day with your little sweeties!

  3. August 3, 2017 / 4:29 pm

    I love the new bedding and I adore the painted dresser! Isn't it nice you can keep something old and it has such new life? I can't wait to see it when you are all finished. <3

    • August 3, 2017 / 4:35 pm

      Thank you Sarah! I can't wait to see it finished too…LOL

  4. Sheila
    August 3, 2017 / 6:06 pm

    I love the paisley bedding – it looks more like a quilt than a duvet on your bed (which is what I prefer) – is your duvet cover insert on the thinner side?

    • August 3, 2017 / 6:18 pm

      Hi Sheila! Thank you. Yes, I'd say it on the thinner side. I don't even remember where it came from, but I'm sure it wasn't super expensive. Thanks for commenting. Have a great day!!!

  5. August 3, 2017 / 7:20 pm

    Hey Lisa! I have the same PB bedding. I purchased a few years ago when I was doing a bedroom update. I love it and it still looks great. I switch to the paisley comforter in the winter and put the navy at the foot of the bed. I like your chest too. I might go one step further with the update and change out the drawer pulls. Oh and still going strong with FWTFL! Really seeing results now! Lisa Shelby

  6. August 3, 2017 / 7:25 pm

    Hi Lisa! I have the same PB bedding! I ordered a few years ago when I was updating a bedroom. I love it and it still looks great. I use the paisley comforter for winter and put the navy at the foot of the bed. I like your chest also. I might go one step further with the update and change out the drawer pulls. Oh and I'm still plugging along with FWTFL. Starting to really see results now. Lisa Shelby

    • August 3, 2017 / 8:13 pm

      Hey Lisa! Well that's fun that we have the same taste in bedding! I almost did changing out the hardware, but couldn't find any I liked and decided they kept with vibe of the distressing and the integrity of the piece. Funny you'd say you're still plugging along. That's exactly how I feel. Still faithfully working out and trying to stick to the eating for the most part. I'm thinking about doing the round that starts Sept. 11 to see if I can shed a few more pounds before our trip to Hawaii in November. Great to hear from you. Miss seeing you everyday on our Team 3 page. Hope you are having a great week! XO

  7. August 3, 2017 / 9:31 pm

    I just love a good room makeover and painting furniture is my favorite thing. What a great dresser from your childhood. We are getting ready to remodel our kitchen and have the interior of the house painted. It was either that or move and I just couldn't do that right now, we've been in this house 21 years! My sister is a phenomenal interior designer so she always helps me, she shows me things and pretty much tells us what we need and we just hand over the credit card, lol! I can't wait to see how your guest room turns out, the headboards will make a huge difference! BTW, my sister recently redid her interior and she went with blue too!

    • August 4, 2017 / 5:11 pm

      Eeekkk, can't wait to see your remodel. There are so many beautiful choices. It's awesome to have a sister who's a phenomenal decorator and can steer you in the right direction. Hope you have a great Friday Kellyann!!❤️

  8. August 4, 2017 / 2:26 pm

    I love how your dresser turned out. It's so pretty! And I love that color of blue that you went with for your bedding.

    • August 4, 2017 / 3:40 pm

      Thanks Jenny! I hope to get it all finished one of these days…LOL

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