My Parents' New Bedroom

Are you ready for a crazy amount of pictures?

Welcome to my parents' new bedroom...



You've come a long way, baby.


The drapes are really the focal point of the room. I love how they turned out. And the yellow Home Goods lamps really pop against them.



Someone asked why we didn't buy vintage lamps and just paint them yellow. The idea crossed my mind at one point, but between the cost of lamps, paint and new shades, I thought it was a better use of our time/resources to just spend the $39 on these. Also, I wanted a ginger jar shape, or something similar, with a smooth surface. Anything with more pattern or texture would have been too much with the drapery fabric.

The nickel alarm clock is from Target. The blue decanters are vintage and the tray is from IKEA.



Here's the other side of the bed. Do you spy the tins we spray painted from Home Goods? The side tables are painted in RL's Hopsack and the bed is RL's Smoked Glass. Many of you asked about painting the furniture here. It's always a good idea to prime and put a coat of sealer on furniture that gets a lot of use, like bedroom furniture does. Remember that the secret to a smooth and long-lasting paint finish is multiple thin coats with drying time in between!



The small sunburst mirror is from the Home Goods clearance section ($10, I think). The yellow rosette pillow is by Dwell Studio for Target.



The white duvet is from IKEA. It has a lovely pleated detail that makes it look more expensive than IKEA bedding usually looks. The quilted coverlet at the foot of the bed is from Home Goods.



We bought the down Euro shams on clearance at Home Goods and made new covers out of the Robert Allen yellow ticking stripe from Home Fabrics and yellow piping from Joanns. Mom was so sick of sewing that she decided not to put in zippers and just made envelope slips.





The botanical prints series is one of my favorite parts of the room.



If you'd like to purchase the same book we used to make this print series (Wildflowers in America), there are sellers on Amazon basically giving copies away. Some are only a penny, plus shipping. Not bad for 400 botanical prints! There are all sorts of gorgeous, colorful prints in the book. We went with yellow, white and blue flowers for our print series here.


We didn't finish this project before I left, so my mom just sent me pictures of this little footstool that she reupholstered in the subtle leopard print.



It belonged to my great grandparents years and years ago. I think my mom swiped it from our old family cabin. :)



In case you didn't notice, my parents' bed is really high off the ground and this small stool helps the little kids climb into grammy and granddaddy's bed for morning cartoons.



My Grandpa Russell made my mother's cedar hope chest, so it has a lot of sentimental value to us. It really needed a paint job though.


And I think the addition of some decorative moulding did just the trick to break things up a little. We also reupholstered the seat cushion with a soft floral. The pale blue bolster is from IKEA.




My parents' en suite bathroom got a serious make over too.


New paint on the oak cabinets (Zinsser primer first, then two coats of Martha Stewart's River Mist).



New black marble floors. Bath rugs from Home Goods.


A new shower curtain that my mom sewed using the Lee Jofa Hollyhock from Home Fabrics. I had her sew it extra long (about 85"). We re-installed the rod at the taller height. It's amazing how that simple change really opened up the room.



Then, of course, there was the mirror project. We hung this IKEA mirror on top of the old boring sheet mirror using 3M picture hanging strips.



It really took things to the next level and I can't wait to use this idea again in another project.






And lastly, here's the vanity area. My mom turned a second hand (and broken, I think?) dining table into a console table by cutting off the end and adding a pair of legs to the back. Looks great, right?


It used to be an antiqued white color, but we gave it a fresh coat of Martha's Magnolia Yellow. The little bench was purchased at a vintage shop for $12. We reupholstered the seat in a pretty damask that mimics the wall color.



Didn't the circle mirror project turn out pretty? I think it's sort of like a feminine version of a Captain's mirror.



The floral wooden appliques were purchased at Michaels and adhered with a little wood glue before painting.



We hung the mirror low enough to be useful while sitting and high enough so that you can see yourself while standing.



The photoless frames (whoops! ran out of time!) are from Home Goods, as are the blue lacquer boxes. The curvy gray box on the end used to be a hideous gold (from Marshalls clearance aisle), and I think it looks great now, painted in Hopsack. The tray is from IKEA and the other accessories are vintage.



Phew! That was a lot of photos! :) Last ones:



Hope you enjoyed this little tour of my parent's overhauled master bedroom. True that it was a lot of work to accomplish in a week's time, but we had so much fun doing it together.


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Laura said...

Wow you did an amazing job! Well done!

Katherine said...

this is unbelievable. i love it!

Ms. Bright said...

That's an awful lot of work in such a short time!!!

The color scheme is great and I love the drapery!

Great idea for the "builder's special" mirror! What a great look!

Lorelei said...

You (and your family) are so talented! Gorgeous

Jenny @ Words on Wendhurst said...

I can't believe how much you accomplished in such a short amount of time. The room looks amazing.

A Perfect Gray said...

wonderful...thanks for the inspiration!

modGIRL said...

Great job!!! Amazing results:)

Acanthus and Acorn said...

You are so right about the panels, they are the star! All of it is so wonderful. Now your parents can catch some really pretty zzzzz!

Jeze said...

Wow. What a sanctuary you created for your parents! I would probably never get out of bed if that were my bedroom!

KathyT said...

WOW! Just outstanding! This is my new inspiration for my master bedroom. I was thinking just last week that yellow and grey are a fabulous and sophisticated colour combo - thanks for all the pics and details, your blog is amazing!

Allison said...

lucky parents! great job.

daniella said...

Lovely! Simply lovely. Love the color combo of grey and yellow - it never gets old for me. And what a neat idea with the Ikea mirror! Gorgeous. Great job, your mom is lucky and blessed to have a daughter like you :-)

Erin said...

Simply stunning! I could look at these pictures all day. The whole room is perfection!! I absolutely love the console table that your mother made (and the color you chose for it). It's now obvious where you get your ingenuity!

boops said...

wonderful room, thanks for source info, and details of what you did. giving me some inspiration to tackle my own projects.

Laura Casey Interiors said...

It looks fabulous! Such a great job!

Donna S said...

Love everything about the room. I love the yellow lamps, I'm never daring enough to mix in bright colors like that. I need to be more daring. I love the little details too, that's where I struggle mixing and matching accessories, ugh! Want to come to my place next???

Thank you so much for sharing the source for your botanical prints. Last year I did a similar project for our living room but the prints were found online and printed so the quality is poor. I already went to Amazon.com and ordered my book! I can't wait to put in some nice new prints!

I linked to the post with my botanical photo.

Laura said...

Wow, this is beautiful, and has given me some great ideas for a makeover of my own. What is the drape fabric? I love love love the pattern.

Pieter said...

AMAAAAAAAAAAAAZZZZINNG!!!!! I've been waiting for this reveal since your first post. I'm so inspired to finally sort out my own bedroom! Well done!

Erfs said...

Such a great project! Although, I feel a bit guilty as all I do when I go home is eat and go discount shopping.

Ms. Manor said...

Love everything! The IKEA mirror over mirror idea is genius and everything looks fab...u...lous!

Jen said...

i wish that was my bedroom!! do you have another free week...now that you've done it once maybe it would only take 3 days or so...hahhah...

you all are so quick, talented & crafty! thanks for sharing such a beautiful transformation!

Julie B. said...

I am so impressed! It's amazing!! Thank you for sharing!! I always get such inspiration and wonderful ideas from you.

Betsy said...

This looks amazing! I love the drapery fabric! One question- I noticed the glass soap dispensers in the bathroom. I've been looking for something just like that. Do you mind sharing where you found them? Thanks!

Jo said...

you are so amazing! i'm completely inspired!

Becca said...

Yay! I love this! Thank you for sharing this--so inspiring! Keep up the amazing work!!

Michelle said...

Absolutely GORGEOUS. I can't believe how quickly you accomplished everything. You are superwoman.

Sarah C said...

Fabulous job, good photos and luck family to have you.

southerninspiration said...

Looks amazing!!! Love it!

Suzanne

simply seleta said...

Oh my goodness...it's stunning. I'm with you, the Barbara Barry panels are a gorgeous focal point in the room. This morning after dropping the kids at school, I made my latte and sat down in anticipation of seeing this post. And it was so worth the wait!!!! Thank you for sharing this.

{Amanda} said...

great job! thanks so much for posting the B&A photos...you did a lot transforming existing furniture & I really appreciate the tutorials and ideas {I want to replicate that mirror trick now!}

Brigitte said...

I am amazed that all this came together so quickly. It looks fantastic!

Cassie said...

amazing! I absolutely love everything you do!

Melkorka Kjarval said...

wow! amazing! what a great job you both did! congrats!!

paula said...

she must be thrilled! it looks gorgeous.

Diana said...

did you cover the boxspring with a fitted sheet?

Bailey @ peppermintbliss said...

I don't know why I would be surprised by how amazing this turned out considering your past work, but still. Wow.

Megan said...

Love it! I would never want to leave if it was my own!

~Megan

layersofmeaning said...

Great job! You both did an amazing job!

Terese said...

Awesome job! I love the color palette and all the details. Such a genius idea with the embellishments on that round mirror. The curtains really top it all for sure. I also love the splashes of yellow esp. that awesome pillow on the bed.

Natalie - Nephos Design said...

Its gorgeous! I love the curtains! Also my mom and I both own that Ikea duvet cover because we also couldn't get over how much nicer it looks than the usual Ikea bedding, and for the price it can't be beat!

Amy said...

Congratulations! Amazing work!! Thank you for sharing everything.

michelle from Six in the City said...

Great job!
I think my favorite thing is the drapery. Very modern yet warm.

Budget Wise Home said...

I love it! Can't believe you tackled it all in a week. I love the colors and fabrics--especially that shower curtain. I so want to try the layered mirror. What an impact that made. This was a fun project to follow you on.

Andrea J said...

This just happens to be my favorite color scheme, it's great. I think my favorite take away idea is the mirror over the mirror - it's fantastic.

Jenny at LGN said...

Diana - We did use a fitted sheet on the box spring! I totally forgot to mention that in my post. I might have to do an update there.

Betsy - The glass soap dispensers are from Target. I LOVE them and hope Target never discontinues the line. I've been putting them in every client's bathroom for almost two years now. They are so beautiful and well-made. I totally recommend getting one for every bathroom and your kitchen sink.

Thanks for all the nice comments every one! Big virtual hugs all around.

j

Erin said...

This is gorgeous! Amazing job. I'm so inspired right now!

You mentioned your parents have an en suite bathroom. I'm very curious about your take on the best way to treat that. I'm on the verge of re-doing my own, and I'm unsure as to how closely I should try to mimic the look of my bedroom in the bath. I'll bet I'm not alone. Perhaps you could be persuaded to post about this sometime? :)

La Maison Fou said...

Love the new updated look; what a special treat for your parents! What a great daughter, I am sure they are so proud of their new digs!
L.

Taylor said...

INSANE!!!!!!

Julie Ketchum said...

I am so glad I stumbled across your blog! I love all of your ideas and have become addicted to reading it! Your parents' new bedroom is beautiful!

Jennifer said...

looks beautiful! bet the love it! and now I see clearly where you get your handiness :)

thrift store gal said...

absolutely beautiful!!

you have such great style! sophisticated but not stuffy!

LOVE IT!

Joanna said...

You're amazing! Can't believe you did it in one week. I am so taking the ikea mirror trick and doing it in my master bath! Thanks for a great post.

Laura@JourneyChic said...

W.O.W. You have some mad skills, and apparently your family does, too! I love my mom dearly and she's quite skilled at sewing and painting; but if we had to do all this in a week, I think we would throttle each other!

Lovely Little Nest said...

You have done a FABULOUS job on both of these rooms! Love the curtains, the yellow vanity, and all of the little accessories! I really like that you kept your grandfather's chest but painted it to fit the room. Amazing job!

P.S. Did you make the curtains yourself? If so, where is the fabric from?

Jennifer said...

OMG!!! Love the bedroom. I have a black bed and was thinking about painting it white but you just changed my mind. I have always loved grey and yellow but didnt know how to incorporate it into my decor without it looking to modern and you have just proved me wrong. Love Love Love the curtains and the yellow table. I am going to have to give the grey and yellow a whirl. Thanks for the inspiration.

Design Esquire said...

Everything is just stunning. I've been looking forward to this post, and it didn't disappoint! It sounds like you have a very talented family, too!

Oh -and thanks for the link to the book. I just ordered one at an insanely good price! Thanks!

Rachel Joins the Fray said...

You are an inspiration!

Emily said...

So inspirational, thanks for posting such great ideas.

Londen @ Sixty-Fifth Avenue said...

It looks so pretty! I am not a yellow lover, but it really looks great in the room.
Your parents have to be thrilled with you!
I have the same wildflower prints, I love them.

Isabella & Max Rooms said...

Well your parents must be beyond thrilled, what a gorgeous transformation and on such a quick time frame!!
Janell

Krisn'lil said...

GORGEOUS!! Seems your whole family is talented! Did you happen to sand the cabinets in the bathroom first or just Zinnser?? Curious b/c i have the same horrible cabinets and would love to do this:)

LindsB said...

Stunning room!! I cant believe you did all that work in a week!! And you are right, the curtains make the whole place, I love them!

Trish said...

I WISH my parents would let me get ahold of their house for a week! It looks like a beige monster threw up in there! Maybe if I forward this post to my mom.....

Dreams of Perfection said...

Dang Jenny-You MURDERED that completely! I keep saying over and over how gray, turquoise, yellow w/hints of black are a killer combo. You totally did that.

Tamstyles said...

love!

Sandy said...

Well done! Just lovely - thanks for sharing. Clever use of decorative mirrors on top on builder's sheet mirrors. I should try that with my two bathrooms.

Teacup Lane (Sandy)

MB said...

Everything looks amazing! You should be really proud of yourself! Well done!

Naomi said...

Wow! I especially love the bathroom changes. The mirror was a great idea.... And I love that those gorgeous curtains are reflected in it!

Meredith said...

Love the curtains in the bedroom!!

Jack and Annie said...

Love it! What a wonderful gift! I absolutely love what you have done! Does your dad like it too? :)

nameisgrace said...

this is so beautiful! i wish you lived near me. i need you to help me decorate my house with fun colors! you're the best. xo grace

Beth Wooten said...

I cannot believe you! I absolutely love the gray, butter, and misty blues... perfect and fresh and comfortable.

There were so many ideas in these posts that I want to steal! You're an inspiration!

Kelley said...

Fantastic! I've been eagerly checking back everyday to see the "after" pics.

One question... I want to raise my shower curtains as well, but I don't know what to do about a liner. Do you buy a longer one or use something else?

Amnah said...

Beautiful!! I love each and every room that you do. Thank you for more inspiration and great tips!

Liz @ It's Great To Be Home said...

Gorgeous, yet again!! Your use of color and pattern is always so inspiring. Can't wait to see what you do next!

Kendra @ My First Kitchen said...

It's awesome. Straight up awesome. I'm ready to tackle my bedroom now.

Anonymous said...

It looks fantastic Jenny!! And so fast and frugal. Thank you so much for sharing all the photos. Sounds like you come from a long line of very talented people. What fun!

Elisa @ whatthevita said...

I am SOOO going to steal that bathroom mirror idea. That is perfection! I will definitely give you credit, but I WILL DO IT.

The Brick Cottage said...

You are too amazing! I really admire the way you coordinate such a variety of fabrics. And a week!? Ahhhmazing!

Anonymous said...

I think it looks simply beautiful. LOVE the trick of hanging a mirror on a mirror. Clever!

And hooray for giving the kiddos a a boost into that lovely bed for morning snuggles. I love that.

jbhat

Susie @ Maddie's Nest said...

Cannot believe you pulled off such a transformation in such a short time frame. No wonder you came home exhausted. Awesome job!

Anonymous said...

Oh I bet Mom and Dad are thrilled it looks wonderful...I love your color choices...I am always in the market for a yellow and I just love the one you used.

Thanks for a wonderful post....

I love those mirrors I almost did that, we too have one of those huge mirrors....I framed it instead, came out great !!

All the best,
Kathy :)

Decor I Adore said...

Looks gorgeous, I love the yellow lamp against the curtains. I wish I could sew so that my curtain dilemna can come to an end.


And yes, I've also been wanting four of those soap dispensers. One for each bathroom and two for the kitchen.

Polly R said...

I love the transformation! You've done so much! I love the mirror idea and the fabrics on the curtains and the stool by the dressing table are gorgeous!
xx

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Barbie said...

Ahhhh! I'm dieing! You did SUCH an amazing job. Love the use of colors. So current, fun, and refined. Thanks for yet another inspirational project.

The Countess of Nassau County said...

Your parents are lucky folks.

AnNicole@Our Suburban Cottage said...

The room is absolutely gorgeous! Your parents must be thrilled.

I'm off to look at your old post to find out what fabric you used on the drapes. Love them!

priscilla said...

this room looks beautiful and gave me some great ideas for redoing our bedroom.

Centsational Girl said...

Amazing redo Jenny - way to (again) knock it out of the park ! The fabric adds such modern flair and the pops of yellow I adore ! Amazing what a week of elbow grease combined with impeccable style can do - way to go girl ! I'm sure your mom is delighted. And proud !

Lindsey said...

I LOVE it! Especially that yellow table! What a fabulous transformation!

Sara said...

Love! It was so great to see how you transformed the room from start to finish. Thanks so much for sharing and you offered up some great tips I will be using in the future!

Katie said...

wow! love the grey/yellow!

Susan said...

this is so stunning! these colors are right up my alley, too. i love it!

Matti said...

I'm a new reader yo your blog, and I thank you so much for all the time you spent writing all this out. I am in the process of re-doing my tiny space, and I love this color scheme. It's actually the one I was thinking of using before you changed yours up. So, I have gotten a lot of great ideas from this, and it's fun to see the project all come together. Great work!! Thanks so much for sharing your talents with me!

Hamptontoes said...

Lovely room. The window treatments are fabulous. Excellent job and thanks for sharing with us!

Abbie said...

What a transformation!! Love the patterned drapes. I need to get to a town that actually has a fabric store!

Kristy said...

Thanks for sharing ... so many amazing ideas to use in my own bedroom.

pve design said...

If your Mom ever decides to dis-own you, come straight to my house. I love your work!
Speedy!!!
pve

Katherine said...

The mirror on mirror idea is completely genius!

NAF said...

fabulously beautiful! I'd love to see a fuchsia pink or fire engine red pillow in there. Just one.

amesh said...

ok, so where's the address? am so moving in! the room is just gorgeous, my oh myyyyyy! u're so talentedddddd!

Erikita said...

Fantastic job! If you ever do a Q&A over this transformation could you please include where you purchased the full length mirror that is just to the right of the bathroom and what you used to hang it up with? Thanks!

Carolyn said...

wow. mirror on mirror is wondey!

Petertammenson said...

Fantastic! And those luscious drapes! Love it with those chic yellow lamps!

Kim at Yellow Brick Home said...

So gorgeous! The mirror job in the bathroom is something I'd be down to try in our own home.

Thank you for sharing this beautiful room!

Dagny @ Beautiful Living said...

OMG, comment galore!! LOVE the finished result! The curtains are fabulous and the mirror on mirror look is to die for! Makes me want to change the deco mirror in my bathroom!

Navy Bean said...

Absolutely GORGEOUS!! You did such an amazing job! I'm obsessed with your blog and your endless creativity!

Felicia & Brandon said...

That is crazy good, Jen. Brandon keeps saying that once we have money we'll have to hire you! :) Glad you and the fam are doing well!

Alison said...

I LOVE the mirror idea...I will absolutely be doing this in my master bathroom! Thank you for another amazing idea.

alliehoopes said...

you've left me inspired to get to work!

Melissa said...

Gorgeous room - what a transformation on such a short time! I love it and bet your mom does as well. Thanks for sharing with us.

Jaime said...

It's so beautiful! I am loving all the yellow :)

Sarah La Rose said...

AMAZING JOB!!! I LOVE this room! The curtain fabric is what makes the room. I love that you started with it as your inspiration. Your parents must love it!

Design Darling said...

you never cease to amaze and inspire. bravo on another perfectly executed project!

marymary said...

You are a genius. And I'm coveting those lamps.

Pam @ bibbidi-bobbidi-beautiful said...

I love everything- Those drapes are stunning!

Laurie Jones said...

The room turned out incredible and definitely has your style stamp on it. I love the use of colors and how they all come together. There are lots of favorites for me, the shower curtain, the mirror over mirror, the color of the bathroom cabinets, the yellow table and of course the hope chest! Great job!!!

Jennifer Powell said...

I have loved watching this project come together, really great job! Cheers!

amyks said...

That room is gorgeous...I love how you reused their exsiting furniture, but totally freshened it up with a coat(or two) of paint. I can't believe you accomplished all this in a week's time. BRAVO to you and your mom and sis.

Anonymous said...

oh.my.goodness. - so gorgeous!

one quick question - where did the small white frames for the print series come from? i am looking for similar frames for a series from a calendar that i am dying to hang! thanks so much!

Elaine said...

Amazing. Well, that book isn't so cheap on Amazon any more. Looks like more demand drove the price up! I'm looking to do over my bedroom the rest of the way, in a different color palette of celery green, white and taupe, and chocolate brown. I really like the ideas you've shared.
Thank you!

Kathy {ourcreeksideplace} said...

Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful. I have a vanity just like your mom's and you have inspired me to paint it.

littledaisymay said...

Wow! I love it ALL!

Anonymous said...

Fantastic! I would love to know more of your of your "how to" paint furniture. It seems to be a signature of yours and i'll be undertaking some projects soon and would love to know how you do it!

One of the things i'm concerned with is lead exposure if I sand down vintage furniture that's been painted. Do you just primer and paint, or do you sand? Do you use the mini roller to avoid the brush stroke texture?

Thanks so much for all the inspiration!

cvjn

Anonymous said...

Fantastic! I would love to know more of your of your "how to" paint furniture. It seems to be a signature of yours and i'll be undertaking some projects soon and would love to know how you do it!

One of the things i'm concerned with is lead exposure if I sand down vintage furniture that's been painted. Do you just primer and paint, or do you sand? Do you use the mini roller to avoid the brush stroke texture?

Thanks so much for all the inspiration!

cvjn

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

Jenny, what a great job you did on this. Your mom must be so happy & proud of it. Love it all, the pop of yellow in there is so unexpected, but really makes the look. And the drapery fabric totally looks great in there.

Anonymous said...

Martha Stewart who? I seriously think the woman should consider retiring and hand over the reigns to you. You amaze me every time.

VictoriaArt said...

Total success!
Congratulations, it is faulous!

XX
Victoria

Nichi said...

Wow everything went together perfectly. Awesome job! I think I love the drapes the most, the look of pleating without the pleat is cool!

Nancy@marcusdesign said...

What a great team your family makes! You must all be so proud :) Great job!

Amber B. said...

I love this! You have such a gift for combining fabrics and colors. I love to see your work. Thanks for sharing!

Shannon said...

it looks beautiful! i saved so many of them as inspiration photos for a room of mine someday!

i just love love LOVE your style. thanks for sharing!

kfarro said...

you are awesome! love all of it especially the drapes and the layered mirrors. great job!!

Morgan said...

Wow, this is amazing! I'm so truly impressed and INSPIRED to go tackle a room in my house! Thanks for sharing!

You are so talented :).

Sarah @ Dream In Domestic said...

You are amazing! I love how you mix fun, quirky colors in but keep it looking fresh and sophisticated. You are a DIY queen with an eye for style! What an inspiration!

angela said...

UNBELIEVABLE!!!!! I LOVE IT! I am totally in awe, and amazingly inspired by your work. You have a gift, my girl, and you use it well! Thank you for sharing it with us!

angela | the painted house said...

Beautiful! And the best thing is how much of the original furnishings you used.

(I have the same IKEA duvet cover and love it) :)

Jenna said...

I am speechless! You are amazing, fantastic, incredible, marvelous! WOW! Thank you for sharing this inspiring make over - I'm (quite obviously) in awe!

Lauren said...

jenny you're just incredible!!! love everything you do!!

the details are amazing & i just love your mirror idea.
xoxo,
lauren

Grace said...

You have made such a serene bedroom now, with lots of interesting details, and materials and patterns that coordinate so well. What a job well done!

KatieJ said...

I love it! Her room and bathroom (befores)are very much like mine, you have me really wanting to redo my bathroom!! And you totally sold out the affordable copies of that book for Amazon, I had to peek and there are only a couple expensive copies now- ha! Good job though, it is really pretty.

la la Lovely said...

Wow.....looks so fabulous! You are so talented! Love everything about it!

Morgan said...

Ohmygoodness! Beautiful!

Will you please come make over my house right now?

Tiffany said...

Love it!! I have a project that seems rt up your alley! Check it out at www.Latdah.blogspot.com. Can't wait to try my hand at those curtains your mom made- thanks for the close-up pics!

Molly @ The Creative Maven said...

That looks so great! I honestly couldn't visualize it when you showed all the pieces - but it's amazing! BTW, checked out that book on Amazon... maybe you caused a sell out because there were only a couple used ones at about $50 a pop! :)

brianne said...

great job! i'm sure your parents are so grateful and proud!

Christy said...

This is absolutely incredible. I love all the photos, and your commentary about how and why and such. Just loved it! Thanks so much for sharing it with us!

Rachel said...

Lovely, as always! I love how much simply painting the furniture spiced up the room. I also love how you hanged the ikea mirror over the existing mirror ... you're too good.

Julie B. said...

HI! This is just silly to comment on but I just have to...if it even matters to your parents: the handles on the nightstands are on upside down compared to the before pics. Silly but I noticed...maybe you wanted it that way :)

SogniSorrisi said...

What a difference. Amazing!

erica@ moth design+luxe life said...

Saw this on secrets of domestic bliss... but thought I would come and say FANTASTIC! at the source!

Anonymous said...

I might be a little obsessed with this room. I LOVE the drapery fabric.

emily said...

Beautiful!

pretty smitten said...

Wow that is fantastic. I am so impressed that you got all of that accomplished in such a short period of time. And thank for the TONS of great ideas I can use in my house!!

Emily said...

Absolutely stunning!

Suzanne Brasuell said...

Did you use the wipe on poly that you have used in the past on the bed? I love everything you have done. You should win some sort of award! Are you going to also share the budget for the project?

Anonymous said...

Lovely! What color did you use for the walls?

Shelly @littlemrsdoitall said...

Wonderful work! The curtains really make the space. I cannot believe how much you guys accomplished in such a small amount of time.

littleshop said...

Really fun watching this come together, it looks great. And thanks for being so detailed about the paint and fabric...that River Mist might be what I've been looking for! Awesome job.

Briel79 said...

Looks great!

Christine said...

Beautiful!!!!

compulsively compiled said...

I love how you have such a complete vision and put it all together at once. No piece by piece for you. It looks amazing. I'm dying to try the mirror on mirror in our master bath.

Shelbie said...

Than looks really nice. Very neat and clean looking. Thanks for all the pictures. oh and I love what you did with the bathroom mirror!

Nicole said...

i do really like the room; I think that the color palette is incredibly sophisticated and interesting. The fabric that you used for the curtains gives the room a huge amount of personality. I think that painting the bed was a good move because you need something dramatic to stand up against that pattern. But for that reason, I do think that you need some piece of art above the bed that is bigger and more dramatic than the mirror. For me, it doesn't feel balanced. I also would love to see some pretty glass handles in the bathroom- maybe a trip to Restoration Hardware is in order?

Sarah Michelle said...

i love how you did this all so affordably! my husband thinks that if it doesn't cost a lot of money, it won't look good in our home! i'm sending him a link to this post so that he can see how wrong he is :) great job!

radhi said...

omg, you are amazing! thank you so, so much for your fantastic blog. and thank you for giving so many useful & affordable decorating tips. there are no words. just thank you!

Becca said...

This is gorgeous! I am dying to get home and do something similar to my own bedroom now.. you've inspired me! I can't believe that it only took you guys a week - amazing!

Rachel said...

I have a question about raising the shower curtain similar to Kelley's question... What do you do as far as a shower curtain liner at the 84" height?

I tried raising my rod to 84-ish inches tall, but the liner's now too short. It barely brushes the edge of the tub. I'm kind of scared to take a shower now for fear of water splashing past the liner.

Do I need to go buy a longer liner? Or hang the liner lower than the shower curtain rod? I have the curtains ready to go, but can't shower in it until the liner mystery is solved. :)

It turned out amazing, beautiful, colorful, and peaceful. Perfection! Man, now I wish I had a partner in decorating crime...

Lauren (downtown polish) said...

I love your blog and the bedroom looks fantastic. You've given me so many wonderful ideas!

Sara said...

I love the bathroom mirror idea! Super original. And I'll have to agree with you on the botanical prints, one of the best parts of the room. Thanks for the ideas!

Roodmama said...

Wow!!!! Just absolutely beautiful!!! I am completely inspired!!! Thank you for sharing!

JMMiller said...

My question is what are the dimensions of the curtains and the shower curtain? I have been wanting to make my own curtains but I have realized that the fabric is only so thick so unless I sew two panels together, they won't be wide enough. Any suggestions??

Jenny at LGN said...

Thanks for all the sweet comments!

About the shower curtain - we purchased an extra long liner at Bed Bath and Beyond. Also, as an aside, I prefer fabric liners to plastic ones.

We did have to sew two widths of fabrics together to make the curtain wide enough. We used about six yards of fabric.

j

caitlin wilson said...

i love the mirrors on top of the mirror- what a brilliant idea!

Linda at Lime in the Coconut! said...

What a great job. Loved how you re-did things...the mirror on mirror was perfect!

michelle. said...

What a fantastic job! Surely magazine worthy. :) I LOVE the color of the bathroom cabinets - I'm keeping that one in mind for future painting projects.

FrenchGardenHouse said...

What a great make over. It looks so wonderful, and the best part is that this is something anyone could do in their own home. Lidy

James and Alyson said...

The room is amazing! If I had known you were in Mesa and had any free moment, I would have had you come over to our new house. I need lots of decorating help on that one. I've loved reading and especially enjoyed your recent tips on stores in Mesa. I just signed up for a workshop at Home Fabrics on drapery. It is just what I was desperately needing. Thanks!

DESIGN WAS HERE said...

Sadly my bathroom looks exactly like your mom's "before" bathroom. But thanks to your post and your amazing make over idea, I now feel there is hope in the near future.

Christy said...

oooooo the mirrors on mirros thing is so awesome!

Sarah Beau Bera said...

L-O-V-E it. And you.

Julie B. said...

I keep going back to the finished project pics. It is so awesome! It is so well put together! I love everything. I just got some awesome Drexel nightstands on craigslist that I've been stumped about what color to paint them. I will definitely use the color you used on your parents nightstands - they look perfect! Thanks so much for sharing your work - posting all those pics must take a lot time.

HannahM said...

Once again, a beautiful job! You may this look so easy!

Lindsay said...

I love the drapes...that fabric is to die for! I also love that you shop at homegoods...it's my go-to store for home decorating!

Sherri D said...

I LOVE the entire makeover! Beautiful! I actually bought the wildflower book and when it came, it was a mini-book....was yours like this, and did you have to blow up the images in order to frame?

Kate said...

It looks FANTASTIC! I adore the mirror on mirror look, and I think I even like yours better than the original - it is subtle enough that it works for a real, every day home, but it's still so fancy!

I love the 3M strips too, I use them for everything. How will they go in the bathroom, though? I've got a cheap mirror i want to hang on tiles, but I'm concerned they'll get dampe and fall off,a nd I'll be trapped behind broken glass in bare feet!

Kahli said...

I saw this lovely drapery fabric @ Debois Textiles today in Baltimore for 8-9 dollars a yard. That place is a goldmine! Lovely makeover

jmckay said...

I was just wondering about the curtains, I know you posted a close up picture of how they were made to fit into the curtain rods but I can't seem to find it now. I wanted to try that same technique. Was that done before the curtains were completely assembled? Is is similar to a button hole? Thanks! Any info would be helpful!

Jenny at LGN said...

The picture of the inside of the curtain panels is in the previous post. They are basically just large button holes sewn into a separate panel behind the actual curtain fabric. I will totally use this technique again. LOVED the results!

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Nicole A Allen said...

I love what you do! I've been getting some great ideas for my own home from your blog! I love the DIY table/ dresser project - going to head by Ikea to pick up the pieces I need! :) Also, your parents bedroom is amazing and I loved the art (flowers) and I went on ebay and picked up that book! thanks for all your great posts, if you have a chance, stop by my blog! thanks

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EmilyLauren said...

I think this is my favorite post of yours too! It turned out absolutelty stunning and so dramatically different than the before shots! I love your work and your blog!!!

jaclyn @ thelateafternoon said...

wow! your parents room looks great! i love the gray/yellow color scheme (its one of my favorite combinations) and that yellow vanity - love it!!

Anonymous said...

LOVE it! would you share where you bought the drapery fabric?

Muffin said...

This is absolutely gorgeous! I love all the colors. What color is on the walls? Just curious. I'm looking to repaint my office....

Allison Feldman Egan said...

TOTALLY AMAZING! what a great makeover! SO many great tips and what a beautiful final result! an inspiration! Love it!

Shapiro said...

Can you tell me what the paint color is for the wall? I love it all but I'm interested in knowing what that wall color is exactly! Thanks

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