beach bedroom makeover

Our master bedroom makeover is pretty much complete.  There are still a few accessories to put here and there, but hey, the Taj Mahal wasn't built in a day (you thought I was going to say Rome, didn't you?)
On one of my earlier posts in July, I showed you some of the before pictures.  Here it is:

Here was the before:

We really liked the red, but we'd had some kind of red element for over a decade.  It was time for a change.

Here's the rest of the room~

tray ceiling before....

and after!

the side table with the new fabric and trim that I purchased yesterday during my thrifty treasures!

my seashell prints I ordered from All the wall plaques between the prints were previously gold:

I repainted them in Oyster White craft paint, and then rubbed it with some dark brown stain.

all new look!

The same was done to the formerly gold lamps, this time in pale blue....

windows treatments during the day...

...and in the evening.

my husband is an avid reader, so it made sense for him to have a small bookcase for his nightstand.  The seashell shadow box from my thrift store purchases the other day has a newly painted frame and looks great!

the mirror was also in gold formerly, and is now a shabby white.  I added the pale blue ribbon as a faux hanger.  The shaker four poster bed we've had since we were first married- my dad made the bed for us as a wedding present.  :)

Remember the dresser I purchased from Aunt Bee's last month?  Here it is, in it's new color.  I really loved it in the green.  I was kinda sad to paint over it, but it just didn't fit into my scheme.  I actually painted this white originally, but it was just screaming for some color.  I spray painted it in Baby Blue.  This area is still under construction..... I still need some more to fill in the wall area!

(in it's orginal state)

even my perfume got in on the accessorizing.

And finally, my buddy Bella, who stuck with me all afternoon during my ceiling project....isn't she cute?

Thanks for letting me show you my makeover!  Most of the items were shopped or reused from the house; the comforter /quilt was about $40 from TJ Maxx, the prints were about $20 online, frames $18 from Craft Warehouse, thrift shop seashell shadow box $6, blue dresser was $56 from Aunt Bee's, ceiling paint $13 from Lowe's, fabric and trim for side table was $25 (In Stock Fabrics), curtains were on clearance from Lowe's for $20, and new lampshades were from Target for $32 for both.
$230 total!

I'm linking up to:
Transformation Thursdays at the Shabby Chic Cottage
Somewhat Simple Strut Your Stuff Thursdays
Between Naps on the Porch Metamorphosis Mondays


  1. What Brand of paint is the blue... I looked twice, did I miss it?
    It is so soft and peaceful. I have the same Target lampshades and love them.

    I wish I could hang a mirror over the bed but I live in Earthquake country, so I can't... such a beautiful redo.
    Thanks for coming to visit me!

  2. It's Lowe's Valspar. I love waking up to the color in the morning!
    Thanks for visiting me as well, I love your home!

  3. Hi Denise! Thank you for visiting me and becoming a follower! I am following you now! What a great blog! I love your bedroom! That quilt is perfect and I love what you did with the mirror above your bed!! The ceiling turned out so great as well!! Nice job on everything!!!

    Bella is adorable!!!

  4. Thanks Michelle! I am enjoying your projects so much. Thank you for stopping by and visiting me.

  5. Wow, your room looks awesome! I love how you painted the ceiling. The color scheme looks so relaxing and calming.

  6. What a great room! I love the blue ceiling and color you chose. I have painted our bedroom 3 times in the last year... before I finally found the right shade of blue! And I HATE painting. I always love when others share their paint color choices.
    Also, that mirror over the bed- love it!

  7. What a great the room, tranquil and restful.


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