Our Dramatic Bedroom Makeover!



If you’ve been following me on Instagram you know that I’ve been participating in the official One Room Challenge on behalf of Glitter Guide…. meaning I had 6 weeks to dramatically transform our bedroom. Well, let me just say it’s been whirlwind of emotions, hard work, set-backs, unexpected money and frustration. But, we are done! And it was worth it! We now have a beautiful bedroom and have seriously added to the value of our home!!! However, I’m excited to take a break from home projects for a while now :)

You can get ALL of the details over on Glitter Guide but I thought I’d share a few before and after’s here!!

To start here’s an overview of the room — blah, blah, blah! It was like this for a YEAR!

And here is what we have now!

We replaced the carpet with hardwood flooring, added a new sliding door with curtains (instead of blinds) and installed crown molding, baseboards and trim. We painted the walls (Cornforth White from Farrow & Ball) and got rid of our horrible old fan and installed this sleek Haiku Home beauty!!

Here’s some more before and after shots!

Piper destroyed these blinds, we usually had them closed and our room was no where near as bright as it is now!

I love, love, love our linen blend curtains from The Shade Store. We can easily pull them closed for privacy and at night. So much easier than those pesky mini blinds! We didn’t plan on replacing the doors but had a few issues with the flooring so we had to and I’m glad we did!

Our reach-in closet was in pretty bad shape. We ripped out the metal shelves and rods during our master bath renovation and had always had a big dresser in it (actually the blue one not the one shown) and a curtain hanging in front instead of doors. We opened up the space – previously the closet extended past the doorway but it was just wasted space you couldn’t access! So we took down most of the wall on this side of the room and extended the opening as far as we could to our bedroom door.

I drew this sketch up, purchased supplies from Home Depot and had our contractor install the interior. We had a few issues with his attention to detail, but thankfully my Dad fixed the problems. He also installed the four beautiful doors we ordered from Metrie.

Austin’s sad little area for doing school work got a little face lift too!

The before:

And the after!

My dad built our shelves and I love how they turned out! I think eventually we will build a cabinet for hidden storage and have space to put our little TV :)

And finally, our dresser was replaced and we hung a mirror!

This is the dresser that was actually in our closet since we moved in a year ago.


All after photos by Anna Reynal

Interior Design



Our Dramatic Bedroom Makeover!


  1. Your new room looks amazing! Makes me want to give our bedroom a makeover :)

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