Tuesday, November 8, 2011

gray & yellow master - updated and revealed!

i finally got our little bedroom make-over finished.  well, i finally got it photographed.

it's not much, but i'm really pleased with the change.  our room was in need of something.  it wasn't awful, but it wasn't fun.


 kind of bland, and not much going on.

so, i browsed around pinterest and showed you pictures of ideas i had in this post.

well, here she is!  just a little fancier.

i got the idea from here to have some empty frames.  i really love the pop of yellow on the gray walls.  i got these frames from TJ Maxx for like $6.  they were gold and kind of crazy.  i took out the glass, spray painted them yellow and then hung them.  easy and i love it!

the black frame below has some yellow fabric in it.  no glass.  i planned on leaving the glass in, but then i broke it trying to get it out.  i actually like it better this way.  fabric is just a fat quarter from Joann's.  i think maybe $1.  there was plenty for both frames on either side of the bed.

as you saw in the first post about our bedroom, this wall of photos didn't move or change.  well, it's kind of changed now.  all of these pictures have been replaced with our more recent pictures that i showed you in my last post.  the only thing i added was the word "family."  i found it at Michael's in the dollar bins.  

the silhouette print doesn't really go with the color scheme (it's kind of a pinky red), but i love it too much to move it.  it was a valentine's gift last year.  in the middle of the hands, there is a little s + j.  they can be found here.  such a great website with so many sweet things. 

this is shaun's side of the bed.  i did the same thing with the yellow frames you see about the chest of drawers as i did on the other side.  i decided not to put them in the exact same spot on his side because i didn't want too much symmetry. 

what i did add to his side of the bed was our monogram.  i got the idea from pinterest, of course. it's hard to tell in these awful pictures, but i found some pretty yellow paper from Micheal's and just printed on the paper using our home printer.  it was easy, cheap, and i really like the way it turned out.

here's the other side of the room.  not much changed here.
the only thing different is this lamp.  it was there before, but it was brown wood with a cream shade.  the lamp was pretty much the exact same color as our dresser.  so, i sprayed it the same yellow as the open picture frames and bought a new shade.  i really like the shade, but i'm not sold on it in here.  i origianlly wanted a white drum shade, but that is strangely hard to find.  at least in the budget friendly places i'm looking...

also, above the lamp is the art i told you about in the first post.  i found the art here on pinterest and just decided to give it a whirl.  the canvas isn't as big as the nice expensive one, but it's a good size for our room.  it was really easy and turned out cool.  i gave it to shaun for our anniversary this year.

here is a closer look at our bed and the pillows i made.  i LOVE them all!

i loved the idea of the simple monogram pillow that i found here, so i bought some charcoal gray fabric and sewed a C on to some white fabric i already had.  the smaller gray and yellow pillows were made from fabric i already had.  and the big chevron pillows were made from some fabric i bought just for this little makeover.  they were actually my starting point of yellow.  i've been crazy about wanting chevron somewhere lately, so once i saw this fabric, i knew it would be my yellow.

so, that's it!  what do you think?  i think that total for everything was right around $100.  some new bedding, new art and a few DIY projects can really go a long way!  the only other thing i want to update are the bedside lamps.  i think these are too small, but i haven't seen anything out there that i like, so they are staying.

any suggestions?  what color should they be?

thanks for taking a look!  have a great tuesday!

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