Birthday Present: Bedroom Makeover

“Today is the oldest you’ve been and the youngest you’ll ever be again.” – Eleanor Roosevelt

Feeling loved today with a life-size cake and new jewelry
Feeling loved today with a life-size cake and new jewelry

Whelp, today is my birthday! I have a feeling twenty three is gonna be a good year. I am so excited to share my birthday gift this year: a bedroom renovation. Over this past weekend, I have spent long hours with the help of family to finally turn my bedroom into a sanctuary for me and my husband. The gift of time is so precious and I am grateful for family members who dedicated the time this weekend to help me while hubby was out hunting.

Take a look at my bedroom before the makeover. I HATED the white walls and lack of décor. I feel like I have put off doing anything fun in my room because no one sees it. I am thankful I took the time the paint the furniture over a year ago, because that is the only color and décor existing in the room throughout these pictures.

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Honestly, spending an entire weekend laboring over a renovation does not sound like a fun birthday present to some people, but I loved it! My younger sister practically spent the entire weekend with me and we had a blast staying up way too late and getting a serious arm work out painting. Best part: singing Disney songs at the top of our lungs the entire time. We may be adults now, but we can never act like grown ups when we are together.

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I used the color “Perfect Taupe” by Behr. Their paint and primer in one is a great time saver!

My in-laws came over on Sunday to help me with a big project: a pallet headboard. I came up with the idea after looking at this post on fiveoeight.com and my engineering father-in-law created his own version. I had these pallets left over from my wedding which my sister-in-law made for me and they’re really special, so I wanted to find a way to keep them in a useful way. The headboard idea was perfect! My dad also sacrificed his Sunday to help me (and I mean sacrifice, as I didn’t turn football on)! He showed me how to attached the headboard and get all of my decorations up on the wall.

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I love my family! Seriously, the gift of time is greater than anything one could buy in the store! #blessed

It was a lot of hard work, but it totally paid off. Now I have a comfy room to relax in and enjoy a book on the new love seat. When hubby came home from hunting, he was really impressed with the room which made it all even better! All in all, I spent about $400.00 on the room upgrades ($100 on paint and supplies, $150 on new bedding, pillows, etc., $100 on a love seat, and $50 on all the extra construction items, frames and what not). I love to have a beautifully decorated home, but I also encourage functionality. The dog kennels are still in the room and will remain, but that’s life! It is impractical sometimes to look like a Home and Garden magazine 24/7 🙂

The frame above the headboard is from World Market and features our wedding vows. The navy pillows and bedding were purchased on Amazon and the middle pillow was bought at Walmart.
The frame above the headboard is from World Market and features our wedding vows. The navy pillows and bedding were purchased on Amazon and the middle pillow was bought at Walmart.
I was so excited to get a love seat for reading and a storage spot for my pillows (rather than the floor). The pillows and throw quilt are from World Market and we purchased the couch for $100 on craigslist. The wall is decorated with pieces from our wedding.
I was so excited to get a love seat for reading and a storage spot for my pillows (rather than the floor). The pillows and throw quilt are from World Market and we purchased the couch for $100 on craigslist. The wall is decorated with pieces from our wedding.

I think it’s important that we have places in the home that are just for us. The rest of the world may not enter our bedroom all the time to enjoy it, but that’s okay! The space is OURS and we get to enjoy the coziness all be ourselves. I think it is worth the time to make your own mini getaway within the home.

The day is young and I am off to enjoy more birthday fun. If you have questions about my bedroom renovation, please comment and I will be sure to respond!

xoxo Taryn

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