Mini Bedroom Makeover

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I have been looking for a new comforter for our bedroom for months.  That is pretty frustrating for me because when I am ready to change something, I usually have a pretty good idea of what I’m going for and make a decision/purchase fairly easily.

The problem this time was the color of our bedroom walls.  They are kind of an orange-y color.  I like the color, but it really limited my options when it came to comforters.  Ones that were predominately white were nice and crisp and matched, but my husband reminded me that they probably wouldn’t stay that way long with animals (and kids) in the house.

I don’t mind painting, but there are a couple of other rooms I’d like to paint before I repaint ours.  So the search went on.  After lots of looking around and a couple of returns, one day in Kohl’s, I found a comforter that I loved.  This one below is not it, but a second choice.  The one that I really loved was very plain and you had to buy everything individually.  We also liked this one and it came with everything…for about half the price.  So we decided to take it home to test it out.

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Lo and behold!  We both liked it!  But now the other decorations we had going on in there weren’t working.  We had had those decorations for a long time and decided to just do a mini bedroom makeover.

So I went to Hobby Lobby for some inspiration.  Luckily, that day both their frames and big letters were on sale for 50% off.  I picked up some frames and some letters and laid out a design on the floor at the store.

The frames I originally picked were white and ornate.  I liked them and my husband did, too, but I thought the room was getting way too girly, so I exchanged them for the ones made from reclaimed wood, which I ended up liking better anyway.  I also picked up a vinyl quote to add below because, well, I like words and quotes.

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The first thing to do was to break out the level, hammer and nails and decide on spacing for the frames.

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Next the letters needed to be hung.  I hung the frames, but I asked my husband to hang the letters.  The holes on the back were all uneven and he is much better with that sort of thing.  I’m more of an eyeballer and he’s more of a measurer.  I’d go with the measuring route when hanging the letters.  He was willing so I let him roll with it.

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He did a great job!

Everything was coming together nicely and it was time to add the vinyl quote as the finishing touch.  This time I measured and leveled.

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Once it was in place, I wiped it down with a warm cloth and slowly peeled the paper away.  I went with the verse “This is my beloved, this in my friend.” ~Song of Solomon 5:16

Update:  A reader brought it to my attention that the verse reference Song of Solomon 5:36 shown in the picture is incorrect.  The correct reference is 5:16.  I have no idea why it is being sold with the incorrect verse number on it.  I will be peeling that part off!  Thanks, Ana, for bringing that to my attention!

We also changed out our dark, heavy curtains for crisp white linen ones from IKEA.

And there you have it!  Our mini bedroom makeover.

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For more room makeover inspiration, check out my dining room makeover here!

Comments

  1. Where did you get the comforter from?

  2. Did you get your vinyl scripture at Hobby Lobby too? Love it!

  3. Hi Maria! I did get the vinyl scripture at Hobby Lobby. And thank you!

  4. Where did you find the letters & the frames

  5. The bible verse is incorrect….it is 5:16. :)

    • Hi Ana!

      You are absolutely right! There isn’t even a verse in Song of Solomon 5:36. I never even thought to question it. I guess I will be peeling that part off! That is so weird! Thank you for bringing it to my attention. I will make a note of that in the post.

  6. How big are the frames and the letters? And is that a double, queen or king bed? I want to do this badly, Hobby Lobby is the only one with the letters/frames I like, but I have to drive an hour to get there so I want to online shop first. Love the room!!

  7. Hi Whitney!
    I’m glad you like it! The bed is queen sized. The letters are 12 inches high and the frames are approximately 22 1/2″ by 18 3/4″. I completely understand wanting to look around before making the drive. Hobby Lobby usually puts the letters and open frames on sale for 50% off on the same week. The vinyl quote was also 50% off at the same time I bought the letters and frames. Check their ad before you make the trip to make sure they are on sale because you can save a lot of money that way! Thanks for looking!

  8. Beautiful idea, thanks for sharing! We dont have a headboard so this is perfect!

  9. Thanks, Carey! I’m glad you like it!

  10. What is the brand or name of the comforter set? I am on the Kohl’s website now & cannot find it :(

  11. Hi Katie!
    It is Kohl’s Home Classics Kashmir 10 piece comforter set. http://www.kohls.com/product/prd-c32088/home-classics-kashmir-10-pc-comforter-set.jsp

  12. Do u remember what your paint color is called? I love it! Were hunters, and my husband wants orange somewhere…but I don’t want bright orange anywhere but on my vest. Lol thanks! And is that a focal wall? If so, what other wall colors did u put with it? That would be the hard part in our bedroom!

    • Hi Liberty! I remember seeing a color I liked in the Martha Stewart paint but had it mixed in the Valspar brand. The label says Apricot 4 Interior Eggshell. And although the color is definitely orange, it’s not too bright and is comfortable on the eyes, so I used it on all four walls. Our room isn’t that big, so it is broken up by furniture, doorways, windows, etc. It’s not hunter orange, but could be a nice nod in that direction. :) I love being outside and am always inspired by nature. I have a bundle of sticks in the corner, so you could definitely add more outdoorsy elements. Hope that helps!

  13. Hi…what size are the frames?

  14. Thanks for the great idea! I tried in our bedroom and love it! the frames are a tiny bit off but i decided that was enough hammering for the day. You can check it out on my instagram @greencat53 http://instagram.com/p/lQsekMgpq4/

  15. I looked at our Hobby Lobby and at Hobby Lobby online and I can’t find the letters. :( They look to be a raised Times New Roman, Rockwell, or some other sort of serif font. I even looked on Michael’s website and they didn’t have them either. Bummer! Guess I’ll hit up Google and see what I can find. We’ve lived in our house now for close to six years and still don’t have anything over our bed! lol. My husband and I both LOVE this idea. I’m just going to cut the verse with vinyl on my Cricut though. Could you tell me how tall the letters are? Thanks so much for the awesome idea!!
    Rebecca

    • Hi Rebecca! Thank you for your kind comments! That is a bummer about the letters. They were on the endcap of an aisle at our store. I also found the vinyl quote on an endcap nearby. Any letters would work though, so I hope you can find some that you like. The letters on the Scripture vary from about 3/4 of an inch to 1 1/4 inches. The verse reference is 5/8 in. tall. Please note that in the picture it says Song of Solomon 5:36, but it is actually 5:16. I’m sure your version will turn out great! Comment again and let me know how it goes!

      • Rebecca Ellis says:

        Hey Kristi! Thanks for replying! Just wanted to let you know that I did find the letters and frames on the Hobby Lobby website finally!! I thought they were wood letters so my search was completely off and then I just did a search for prismatic letters and I got over 2,000 hits! Took a while to go through them, but I was really excited when I finally found them after looking through a little over 1,000 items! :) The frames were easy to find. I got the usual 40% off on the most expensive item (a frame). I’m not sure what quote or verse I’m going to cut to go under it, but I’ll take a picture of it and let you see it when it’s done. I’m planning to make a quilt and sew some new curtains and redo the headboard and upholster the box springs so I can ditch the bed skirt. I also need to refinish the furniture; it’s been through two puppies that have chewed on it. ;) That whole project will take me a little longer though! But the first part is the wall hangings and I appreciate you sharing your awesome idea!! Thanks again,
        Rebecca :)

  16. Therisa Kirby says:

    Is this the link for the actual frames you used? Could not find them in the store! http://shop.hobbylobby.com/products/16-x-20-gray-barn-wood-open-frame-646984/

    • Hi Therisa!
      That looks like the correct frame. They varied in color quite a bit from brown to gray and appear to be reclaimed (barn) wood. Mine have a cut and nail holes in them. I got them when they were on sale for 50% off!

    • Rebecca Ellis says:

      Therisa, those were the frames I just ordered. I haven’t gotten them yet, but they seem to be the right ones according to the photo and dimensions. :)

  17. Wow…beautiful… Love that S & K frame

  18. Thank you so much for the idea! Here’s our copy-cat version. :)
    http://www.pinterest.com/pin/240942648788951431/

  19. Looks great! I would love it if you joined and contribute your awesome posts at my link party at City of Creative Dreams on Fridays :D Hope to see you there at City of Creative Dreams Link Party.

  20. I love this idea. My boyfriend and I are moving in with each for the first time and we have been going back and forth what to do for decorations. I like this because it’s not too girlie or manly, and he likes it too! Thanks!

    • Hi Tianda! Thanks for stopping by and taking the time to leave a comment! I’m glad you both like it! Let me know how it turns out!

  21. I love this idea! I think it’s so cleaver. I’m going to have to do this but instead of the bedroom I’ll put it up in the master bathroom since our bed is cornered. Thank you for the idea!

    • Thanks for checking it out and taking the time to leave a comment, Jessica! I’m glad you like it! I think it will look great in the bathroom!

  22. I love what you did above the bed. Very nice!

  23. I love your make-over. I just recently redid my room as well. I got the same scripture verse from Hobby Lobby. There is just one problem. The reference is incorrect. It shoudl be 5:16. I did let them know and after much correspondence, I did get a $10 gift card from them for it. I still have not been able to find #1 to replace the #3. Just thought I would let you know this info!

    • Hi Valarie!
      Another reader had pointed that out as well. I made an update in the post to reflect the correct verse. When I bought it, the thought never crossed my mind that it could be incorrect! I thank you for sharing that information and for stopping by!

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