Modern Vintage Bedroom Makeover

2 Materials
4 Months

Bearing in mind that the approximate national UK average for a three bedroom/two bedroom house dwelling is around 76–8m², you’ll understand when I say that sometimes it feels like you are living in a little box.

When it came down to decorating my tiny room, I really had to be smart with how i chose to use the floor space.

I dont really have a great photo of our bedroom before we started painting. But try and picture your standard rented room – magnolia walls with the addition of a built in ugly melamine wardrobe we weren’t allowed to get rid of it.
modern vintage bedroom makeover
And then heres the bed frame we ordered. We realised fairly quickly that because of its size (and my inability to check measurements when ordering online)  the bed could only go in one position – on the wall facing the door.
modern vintage bedroom makeover
In hindsight, a double bed would have worked much better. However, the normally chilled out husband was adamant that this was not going to happen…. ever.

Anyway, here are a few after pictures...

modern vintage bedroom makeover
The bedroom makeover all started from this mid century dresser I upcycled (you can read the full tutorial on how I got this  dip dye effect here).
modern vintage bedroom makeover
I created a one sided gallery wall over one corner of the bed - using ikea frames and vintage ones. I also used raw OSB wood for my wardrobe door.

modern vintage bedroom makeover
I also used one of the small alcoves in my room to make a cute little work space - as I was seriously lacking an office
modern vintage bedroom makeover
There are so many pictures to share, you can see the whole BEDROOM TOUR at the link below on my blog. I also share all the sources to everything I have used on there too

Suggested materials:

  • Wallpaper  (Milton and king)
  • Valspar paint

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1 question
  • Sob33930463
    on Jul 10, 2019

    As someone who loves furniture painting and always looking for ideas, I LOVED the bedside table. Fabulous!

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