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home: modern bedroom makeover

Last year we finally caved and moved our "master bedroom" from the first floor up to the former guest room so that we could be across the hall from Evan's nursery (after a few months of having him in our room on the first floor). We turned our former master bedroom into the super useful family playroom.

Shortly before moving our bedroom into this space we had planned to do a guest room makeover with white walls and colorful feminine decor (aka a room where I could just do whatever I wanted with the decor without compromise). We got as far as painting the walls white and picking out a few items for the makeover before we made the decision to high tail it upstairs.

When we moved upstairs we stayed with guest bed and frame (handmade by Kiel) that was already in the space. We just swapped out our more comfortable mattress. We had to get really crafty with clothing storage since this is such a small space with minimal closet storage. We picked up a vintage locker set that allowed us to hang clothing and also scored a great tall boy mid century style dresser to put next to it. Kiel created under the bed storage for more clothes and the rest we stuffed in the closet. We went with it for about a year until just a few months ago when we did a little makeover with a new wall color (man do those dark walls actually open up the space!) and breadboard ceiling, decluttered (we really had to think hard about what we actually use with such limited storage) and spruced up some of our storage solutions. We tried to keep things as budget friendly as possible since our needs and style are constantly changing. It was tricky and took some time but we were finally able to get this space to look nice while also accommodating all our needs!

Here are the photos of the finished space! We also did a few fun DIYs since we were tight on space and needed custom dimensions. See the bottom of the post for the full source list and links to the projects!

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Wall color- dark gray, custom swatch from Lowe's

Bed- handmade by Kiel

Bed spread- vintage (estate sale)

Pillowcases- old school Target find from college (discontinued)

Toss pillow- Target

Rug- Target

Night stands- DIY

Side table lamps- IKEA

Curtain rod- World Market

Curtains- Nate Berkus for Target (discontinued)

Triangle Shelves- DIY

Framed floral art- Print by Arrow & Apple, framed by Framebridge

Pendant lamp- Rough Luck Studio

Mirror- handmade by Kiel

Dresser- craigslist

Under dresser storage bins- Container Store

Rope hanging mirror- DIY

Lamp- Target (discontinued)

Locker- vintage from Eclectiques, pegs used for hanging jewelry

Hangers- eBay

Colorful storage boxes- World Market (discontinued)

Other accessories- mostly vintage/ thrifted