Friday, November 2, 2012

From Drab to Fab

There ya have it folks. Either under, on top of, or knotted around that nasty 80's inspired bedding is where all of the hot, steamy, sweaty action has occurred for the past 20 years. It never really bothered me much because the rest of my house is so full of color that I call it a crayola crayon box. The bedroom was just sorta like that black sheep of the family that you keep hidden away from the rest of society. But, you know it's time for an update when your redneck husband, who still wears jorts, says, "we gotta get rid of that damn 80's paisley bedspread". Hey, ya don't have to tell me twice mister anti Carson Kressley. I AM ON IT!!!!


I mean look at this shit. Talk about uninviting and drab, drab, drab. The only positive thang I can say about this decor is that it was definitely snoozeville, and we are in the bedroom for Gawd's sake. The bedroom walls had never been painted since the house was built in 1995, so it still had the boring speck paint on the walls. Now as much as I love Uncle Jeffy, the man is cheap. Gettin' him to spend a dollar is like pullin' an impacted molar. He's thinkin' we can slap a coat of paint on the walls, go to Target and buy a new bedspread, and call it a day. Uh, not exactly much of a redo huh? So, after much negotiating and hiding the designer's invoices from el cheapo, we decided we had to keep the furniture and do our best with that restriction. Uncle Jeffy laid down the law and said the deal breaker was gettin' rid of his big ol' bed that he has come to love so much. Okey dokey then.

VOILA!!!! All nice, new, crisp bedding mixing some pricey items with some budget finds. Although the picture doesn't show it, the spec white walls, have been painted a nice tranquil blue. I'm lovin' the custom bench and pillows. Plus, those fancy schmancy curtain like thangs actually close around the bed for some private time. Sorta makes me feel like a queen!
 
And that hideous drab chair and its evil twin have been recovered to create this little sitting area. How about that cute white table I found at a second hand store for 30 bucks?????? I had an artist paint the same pattern on top as the custom bench below the bed.  Sometimes I freakin' amaze myself. But by far my favorite part of the room is:

OH YEA BABY!!!! Just think of the possibilities!!!!!!



Design credit to Shannon Darrough and Lindsey Cheek of Poplin and Queen

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20 comments:

  1. You are so funny! Hide his Jorts. I love the redo! I need to make over my 80s bedroom too. You gave me some inspiration. Have a good weekend.

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  2. That's "where the magic happens." Where's the disco ball and lava lamps?????

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  3. The redo looks way more colorful, the better it looks the more time one will want to spend there to, which can't hurt or maybe it can haha

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  4. oooh, love the new look, I always approve and work with lighter colours!
    I'd personally skip the horrid animals skin, whether it's fake or not... imagine human skins in animal caves and lairs.... :(

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  5. I love EVERYTHING!! I especially love the bench and matching table, and the zebra rug. Great job!! Can you come recover some of my furniture please?

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  6. I Love it!! Did you have the bench at the end of the bed custom upholstered? It is FABULOUS!! You are giving me some inspiration!! Thanks for sharing it with us :).

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  7. A zebra skin rug in the bedroom. The possibilities just don't end.

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  8. Love. Love. Love. Can't go wrong with the zebra rug. Pretty much amazing. I was a co-host with the blog walk today and wanted to stop by and say hello. Now following GFC. Stop by HomePayge:)

    xo
    Roni
    www.thehomepayge.com

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  9. Now I'm inspired to get cracking on our drab bedroom. You're quite the designer. Thank you for sharing.

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  10. Oh Deb! Lovely. My fav parts are the bench and table that go together. Nicely done!!!

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  11. I that a zebra skin rug? Oh my got, I want one!!!

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  12. I'm following you from Friday Chaos.

    Everything in the room looks great. The choices make the bed look completely amazing. The bench is my favorite item (awesome!), and the matching table was a brilliant idea. :)

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  15. I'm following from the weekend blog walk. You are too funny. Your makeover looks great. I like to change up our bedroom every once in a while...it keeps it interesting and makes me feel like I've got a new room & I'm a new woman!

    C. Michelle Ramsey
    http://cmichelleramsey.blogspot.com/

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  16. OMG! Seriously that looks amazing! Creepy question... can I get in there? It looks soooo comfy!

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