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From a Burn Pile Mess to a White Bedroom Sanctuary for Less

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I desired to try my hand at creating a white bedroom, but didn't have any furniture on hand other than a simple bed frame. Turns out all I needed was a gate from the dump, an old door from a neighbour's burn pile, and an old vintage dresser and rusty gate from an estate sale.
This accumulation of broken down junk created a free bedroom sanctuary even a cat would love!
Now to get him to move over...
  • from a burn pile mess to a white bedroom sanctuary for less, bedroom ideas, home decor, painted furniture, repurposing upcycling
This bedroom, which I jokingly deemed "White Trash", was a compilation of one big mess. Brought all together, it created a little white retreat!
  • from a burn pile mess to a white bedroom sanctuary for less, bedroom ideas, home decor, painted furniture, repurposing upcycling
The before... ugh. New paint but no life whatsoever.
  • from a burn pile mess to a white bedroom sanctuary for less, bedroom ideas, home decor, painted furniture, repurposing upcycling
Desiring a unique headboard, an old door from a burn pile and a gate from the dump married a sheet of clad metal siding from someone's farm. Would my crazy idea work?
  • from a burn pile mess to a white bedroom sanctuary for less, bedroom ideas, home decor, painted furniture, repurposing upcycling
A rusty old headboard created the perfect frame for these antique mirrors. LOTS of layers is the key.
  • from a burn pile mess to a white bedroom sanctuary for less, bedroom ideas, home decor, painted furniture, repurposing upcycling
Desiring a shabby lampshade, this shade cover was made from torn cotton material right on top of an exsisting shade. No glue, no sewing!
  • from a burn pile mess to a white bedroom sanctuary for less, bedroom ideas, home decor, painted furniture, repurposing upcycling
Let's add some other junky detail, such as a pallet beam with jars acting as candle votives along the window sill.
  • from a burn pile mess to a white bedroom sanctuary for less, bedroom ideas, home decor, painted furniture, repurposing upcycling
The secret to a dreamy bed is 'the messy look.' I even give lessons. There's a knack to making a mess it appears! :)
  • from a burn pile mess to a white bedroom sanctuary for less, bedroom ideas, home decor, painted furniture, repurposing upcycling
Prettiest looking trash ever, don't you think? Visit even more details at the blog link below.

To see more: http://www.funkyjunkinteriors.net/2009/11/bedroom-makeover-part-3-reveal.html

Ask the creator about this project

  • Hannah V
    Hannah V Brooklyn, NY
    on Jul 7, 2014

    Wow, seriously gorgeous! Love your design style! And yes, I too can relate to comfy cats who hog the bed! :)

  • CK
    CK Mandan, ND
    on Aug 13, 2014

    Super pretty!

  • Melissa Leach
    Melissa Leach Statesville, NC
    on Aug 15, 2014

    What awesome results. One man's/woman's trash is another man's/woman's treasure!!!

  • Peggy
    Peggy Punta Gorda, FL
    on Sep 21, 2014

    The little touch of black & white on your bed is perfect!

  • *swoon*

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