Front Bedroom Reveal- September 2013

Our front bedroom has been many things since we have moved into our house 4 years ago. Ever since I moved my office desk into the living room from the front bedroom, the room has been a “catch all” for all of my projects, extra home decor, and my hoard of craft supplies. I wanted to give it a fresh feeling & make it a room of relaxation where I could go and read a good book, nap, & even blog. In fact I’m currently writing this post in the front bedroom & I’m obsessed with how cozy and relaxing this space is. I knew I wanted the walls to be a fresh and bright color, so I went with Glidden® paint’s Fresh Linen which is a beautiful creamy white that really made the space pop! For summer I wanted to add pops of mints, turquoise, & floral for a fresh and relaxing space. O, & did I mention I wanted to do this all on a budget? That’s right. I literally wanted to spend basically nothing on this makeover & just use things I already had. & I accomplished that with only purchasing a few goods for the space. I think to get a good grasp on this makeover we need to see the evolution of this room…

The bedroom before….


& a few years later this happened with a fresh coat of paint…

After painting the walls with the stripes a couple of years ago, I was a little nervous that it would be hard to hide the stripes with the white paint. Great news! Glidden paint makes paint with primer built right in. Sign me up! I used the Glidden High Endurance Plus™ in Fresh Linen. It took 2 full coats to cover the stripes properly with letting the layers dry in between. & because I’m ocd I put a 3rd coat on just that one wall because I wanted it to be perfect. One of the other main reasons we went with such a bright neutral color as well is because we are going to be putting our house on the market soon so we wanted to get our house ready to sell & I think these fresh white walls are the perfect step in selling our home!






This DIY Fabric garland was so simple to make and really made a bold focal point above the bed. I wanted the room to feel fun & to inspire creativity with pops of color. You can go {here} to see how I made the garland.


I created some art for a large empty wall by using wood planks, wire, & post cards from an etsy shop. This DIY wire art display was so easy to make & added another fun element to the space. You can go {here} to see how I made it .



What do you think of the front bedroom makeover? Isn’t it crazy what a can of paint can do? I love how bright the space is now & how fresh and clean the room looks. Have you painted a room in your home lately?


This post is sponsored by Glidden paint, but all thoughts and opinions are my own.


  1. Love! Great Job Elizabeth!

  2. love it! the tassel garland is fabulous!

  3. I think you just helped me chose a paint color for my bedroom…thanks for sharing your pretty front room.

  4. Very pretty! Tell me more about your lights, please! Did you make a cover for the cords?

  5. Very beautiful and relaxing! Great job!

  6. I just love it all. I can’t stop pouring over the photos. :)

  7. Would love to know how you made the lights! Love all of it!

  8. LOVE the Gallery wall..!! You have such fresh and fun taste!

  9. Love it! You have such a beautiful design style. I am in love with your “be still” letters on the wall! <3

  10. I love this, it’s so wonderful!

  11. So loving it Liz! Congrats and Kudos!!!!!! I’ll be watching you and your work on here :) If you don’t mind, I’ll invite you in my humble place My craft&scandi style/ loft Style :)

  12. So sweet :) It is a lovely space with a comfortable vibe! I do like the paint color, because ti allows the other accent colors to pop. It will make it easier in the future to blend in new accent colors! I adore the front pillow on the daybed, where did you get that?!?

  13. I love the “be still” on the walls. Did you DIY those? I’m a newish reader, so just seeing those for the first time.

  14. Yours looks great! We recently painted our daughter’s room a really cool color – they love it!

  15. I love it! Especially the fabric garland, it makes a great statement and so unexpected. TFS!

  16. we just painted our hallway!

  17. The bathroom in my basement!

  18. i need to remove some old wallpaper and paint my kitchen

  19. Liz I love those lights that would be perfect for my kitchen can you tell me where you got them :)

  20. Susan Smith says:

    I’d love to paint my family room. It’s still white from when we first moved in and I’d love to add some color to the walls.

  21. I love what you’ve done. I need to paint my living room and give it some personality.

  22. I love this room! Found you via the Shabby Nest frugal friday features. You did a great job! Did you buy the deer or is it a DIY project? Love it!

  23. Amanda Sakovitz says:

    I havent painted a room in awhile

  24. Amanda Sakovitz says:
  25. I have not recently painting anything in my home but AM getting ready to paint almost all of it! I truly believe that what a paint job can do is amazing! Your makeover is awesome!!

  26. Can you tell me more about the lights on either side of the daybed? We are in a rental home with MINIMAL lighting and I need lighting for fall/winter SOON and these look like they might work. Finding non hardware required lighting isn’t easy! ;/

    Thanks so much!

  27. Thomas Murphy says:

    I just painted my bedroom.

  28. Thomas Murphy says:
  29. My bedroom hasn’t been painted in years. It needs an update.
    Thanks for the contest.

  30. Wow! That paint color looks beautiful with the green.

  31. I’m in love with that deer and the chalkboard?! behind it!!! Where did you get him? Etsy? I’ve seen some similar there, but I love love love what’s behind him too!

  32. I absolutely live the color of the dresser in your front bedroom! It’s the perfect subtle greenish-turquoise. What color of paint is this?!


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