Bedroom Makeover Update

Bedroom Makeover Update

Well, I’ve been working away on our bedroom makeover (introduced here), until progress suddenly ground to a halt. A lot of the parts and pieces are collected, and some DIYing is underway, however this week I was bitten by a nasty cold… All.Week.Long. 😐 So frustrating.

Here’s a little peek anyway.

This is part of the palette that was already in place, and won’t be changing (read more here, here,Β andΒ here), so it became the jump-off.

Duvet, Drapes, Quilt Rack

You might remember an area rug was part of the new plan. These are the options within the rug budget that made the shortlist, and I’ve since chosen one.

Rug Potentials

Which one do you think I chose? I know, two very different textures, two very different looks!

And you might remember, I showed a long, low MCM dresser factored into the plan. Well, I kind of became a ‘Used Finds’ junkie, scouring the ads like a daily habit, week after week with little to no luck. And then finally one day, there it was!

Used Victoria - MCM Dresser, Mirror & Highboy

{Used Victoria}

A DIY option (at least for me), but definitely along the lines of what I had in mind. This came as a package deal with a mirror and a highboy, because the seller wouldn’t split the set apart. But for the price, it’s a deal that’s hard to beat since they are Honderich piecesΒ c. 1960s, and nice thick walnut veneer.


Did you know the veneer in older pieces is much thicker than now-a-days, therefore a better option to sand? And the base wood tends to be of a higher quality than what you get now. Something to keep in mind if you’re looking for a used find. I say, the older, the better!

Here’s a look at my workshop right now. Notice my other Used Find in the background? Hint: the doors are removed.

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Since so much of the space depends on the MCM dresser, I’ve been working on it first, even though I had the glass door cabinet before it.

The top is fully sanded and complete, and this is where I left off when the retched bug decided to take over. GRRRR. So frustrating. Oh, did I already say that?

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It feels like the cold is starting to break, so I’m hoping to get the sanding finished up this weekend. You can see I have the the finicky areas left, and I still have the drawer fronts to do. And I’m dying to get my hands on the other Used Finds cabinet, too! These pieces will have completely different finishes, and I can’t wait to get the pretty party started!

Are you working on any projects right now? Any makeovers to do?

Thanks for stopping by!

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Photographs by Sheila Zeller unless otherwise stated.



16 thoughts on “Bedroom Makeover Update”

  • Wow, you have been busy – That dresser is rad!! And it was a total deal I love it when a plan comes together:) I’m really excited to see your room come together Sheila…it’s my turn to oooh and ahhh while you do all the work πŸ™‚ Feel better soon Chiquita…I hear this weekend is good painting and sanding weather.

  • I hang my head in shame. I have completed exactly nothing in my bedroom reno. Maybe when the kids go back to school I can finally get something accomplished. Looking great. I can’t believe how much work that was for you. I seriously hope you were using an electric sander.

    • I am definitely using a sander! Are you kidding me? I have one that’s perfect for the grooves and tiny spaces, and then I’ve borrowed another one from my Dad that’s better for the larger surfaces. Now… I just need to get back to it! This cold totally knocked the wind out of my sails, and I haven’t gotten up and sailing again. πŸ™ Thought I’d be able to a few days ago, but it just didn’t happen. So my friend, never mind already! No hanging your head in shame allowed!!!

  • Love that MCM dresser – that was worth the wait and patience. I’ve started scouring Craigs List again for pieces that we’ll be able to use in our next home. I recently emailed two people – one for a twin bed and one for a settee – Hoping to hear back on them (fingers crossed). Hope you’re feeling better!

    • Thanks, Shauna! The weather is definitely starting to turn around for us, so finally I can sink my teeth into some of these bigger projects. Love it when spring has sprung! πŸ™‚

    • Awe, Mamma – I’m sad you’ve been sick, but totally understandable… don’t worry about getting things accomplished – you’re accomplishing something pretty incredible at the moment. All those other things will wait! Big Hugs!! xo

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