This is the beginning of a bedroom makeover series I plan to do for y’all. I have a pretty tight budget and a very strict timeline to complete it in, but I couldn’t be any more excited to have the opportunity to show y’all how to turn a room in your home into something beautiful while staying under budget and on task!!
I talked a little about our upcoming move with the military here. Y’all got a real life glimpse of the mess that is our garage. Please don’t tell my husband. I like to pretend that he is blissfully unaware of the mess I created out there. For the record, that photo is an accurate display of what is constantly going on in my mind.
For some reason I have convinced myself that this move, unlike all of the others would be different. I refuse to leave this house with any of our junk. Every room has to be organized and perfect so that when the movers come to pack us only the things I want will make their way to New York. This mentality sparked the idea that after years of leaving it unfinished, I would create a master bedroom space that we can love forever, or until I get the redecorating itch again. Here’s a little back story to how I found myself in the middle of a bedroom makeover during this chaotic move!
It all started with the death of our box springs. We replaced the mattress not too long ago, but we kept our 15 year old box springs. Unfortunately they couldn’t handle our growing family and snapped under the pressure of 3 dogs (one being a 110lb great dane), our toddler, and the 60lb weight gain between my husband and I. I refuse to take credit for all 60lbs. After doing research, we decided the best option for us would be going to a platform style bed. The budget is tight, so finding something that wasn’t completely ugly and that I could incorporate into the eclectic farmhouse style that I love was a challenge. I am a faithful amazon prime account holder, so I chose to search there first. After hours of indecisiveness, I finally settled on this Platform Bed by Zinus. You can check out a full review, and a video of us putting it together here. I really could not be any happier. Of course it’s never as simple as getting a new bed, although my poor husband thought it would be. It makes absolutely no sense to him that I would redo a room just a few weeks before moving, however we have successfully reached the point in our marriage where he doesn’t question me. (He just puts up with me, and I do all of the questioning)
Luckily for me I can hide behind the blog, and use it as an excuse to redo our room for under $500. I have to say spending that much money on any room is completely out of character for me, and quite frankly makes me want to vomit. There is very little in my home that’s “new”. However, for some unknown reason the one room that should be an oasis for us is the only room in my house that I’ve paid little attention to. Before having a kiddo, it was probably our favorite room to spend time in, watching movies or doing… whatever (I’m sorry box springs). I’ve noticed through the process of redecorating our bedroom that doing a modern spin on the “farmhouse” style with a strict budget isn’t easy because of the growing popularity. Supply and Demand. Shout out to my high school Economics teacher Mr. Robertson for teaching me what that term means. I’m sure he would be proud to know that my year in economics would prepare me for the shock I would feel when I saw that a magnolia wreath can cost as much as $60. I nearly passed out right in the middle of Hobby Lobby. I’m excited to go through the process with ya’ll before it all has to be packed away while we move on to our new adventure. Now that you know how we arrived at a complete bedroom makeover, check out the other posts about the process, and of course the FINAL product. Also, be watching for a series of posts from Erin about her living room makeover! She is going to show all of us how to redo a room for little to nothing using things she already has around her house! I am so excited for that!!
Before I close, I’d like to publicly announce to my incredibly understanding, supportive, and handsome husband, that spending more than $20 on a room in our house WILL NOT become a “thing”. I hope.
These are photos of the hot mess that was our bedroom. The decor was a mixture of “shabby chic” and “nautical country”, paying tribute to when we lived within an hour of the Florida coast. I am all about an eclectic mix of decor, but nothing about our bedroom before was an example of eclectic in a good way.