Jul 4, 2012

Bedroom reveal - before & after



This post has been a long time coming.... for those of you who don't know, we bought this little house last year and moved in after our wedding 5 months ago. It's a cute little 1940's place and one day we hope to rent it out to tenants.

This picture above is the Before of our bedroom... we LOVE our ginormous marshmallow of a bed. When we moved in one of the first things I did was switch to plain white curtains, but other than that we hadn't touched it until the last 2 weeks.



I saw some yellow fabric from Amazon called Robert Allen Vintage Blossom in Citrine and knew it was me - trees, birds, and the colour yellow are all my favourite things. My mum kindly sewed 2 pillows from the fabric.

We bought these sheepskin rugs on sale and I love them... stepping out of bed onto them is awesome. And the sheepskin ugg boots are my lifesaver.

These teacups were a wedding present from a friend and they ended up being my inspiration for most of the room - a combination of dark + light, with little pops of gold and fuchsia. I also love the Asian influence and carried that through into the pink pillow which is Chinese satin.
The pink fabric was $6.50 and I sewed the cushion this morning in a rush because I'm so impatient. Typical..  The black cushion was $19 at Ezibuy.


This is the whole room from the doorway. It's odd shape means the bed has to go against the window... oh and there is a LOT of wood in our house. All the floors, trim and joinery are old native New Zealand timber.


I'll be honest - this side of the room isn't my favourite. The dresser is usually covered in clothes because the wardrobe is super tiny (like 55cm wide tiny!) but I moved the painting there from the living room to brighten it up a bit and it works for now.

A final before and after:




Thanks for coming on our bedroom tour and seeing this new part of "the Nest Project"!

You can see the rest of our house here



9 comments:

  1. Can you please pimp my house someday/my room today? Chur

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  2. Wow, your room is beautiful! I love the oriental inspired pieces!!!
    I really wish I would move my room around, but there is just too much stuff in it *sigh*
    Dreams In A Poppy Field...
    xox

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  3. Ditto the above comment. You're awesome Amy!

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  4. That is a fine transformation!
    Love the nightstands with the brassy handles.
    And I love my UGG`s too;)

    Lovely greetings...

    http://pudel-design.blogspot.de/

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  5. I love what you did with the room! It's bright and airy and most important, conducive to sleep!

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  6. love it! where are the side tables from??

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  7. I love it....so bright and airy. I love the big window. Nice job. Xo

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  8. The room seems so much more light and airy! I'm currently redoing my bedroom too so I'll be taking some tips :)

    Monochrome Magpie

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  9. I love it! It has such a calm and relaxed feel to the room. Do you mind me asking what colour paint you used? I have been looking for something similar for my lounge and dining room - it's the perfect grey, not too light and not too dark. Kate xo

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Thanks for your comment. You are awesome!