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Oh this is a post I have definitely not mastered yet. I have worked hard this past year to makeover my bedroom but it isn’t quite finished yet. But even with the few projects not done (a DIY headboard, making some kind of sitting area, and decorating), I still wrestle with making and keeping a bedroom a sanctuary.
It has come a long way from this though (my husband’s not very pretty furniture) and the before….
To this! I bought a set of furniture from $40 at a yard sale and refinished it – tall dresser before/after and veneer repair here, long dresser before/after post here, $20 dresser now used as nightstand, and another small dresser used as nightstand. I also painted some DIY stenciled curtains, we bought new mattresses and a bedframe from IKEA, and I bought some new bedding from the Better Homes and Gardens collection at Walmart and added a bunch of thrifted pillows. So you can definitely create a beautiful bedroom on a budget.
And I transformed this weird nook…
Into a built in bookcase!
But too often the piles of laundry end up on the bed, the bed isn’t made, and “stuff” just piles up all around the room and on the flat surfaces.
I got the dressers cleaned off, dusted and rearranged this past week in an earlier challenge so my goal this week is to get the rest of the room cleaned up (along with cleaning out and switching out seasonal clothes from drawers and the closet).
And hopefully I can even get a little sitting area set up with a yard sale chair I need to bring in there – still looking for a cushion and a lamp.
So join me – let’s work on making our bedroom a sanctuary this week – may be something you can do this weekend.
Challenge: Work on making your bedroom a sanctuary. Clean off flat surfaces, if you don’t already… work on making the bed every day a habit, freshen up things – maybe get rid of some things or rearrange some things.