Bedroom Refresh With New Paint & Upcycled Decor

January 26, 2023

The last time I shared this bedroom, it was brown, and decorated with vintage hunting and fishing decor.

I just refreshed this room with new paint, and decorated it with my upcycle projects and some vintage items.

I painted this chest about 15 years ago.  The whole bedroom set was a colonial set from 1976 celebrating the bi-centennial.  I have had it since then.

I didn't sand the pieces but I did prime the furniture with Zinsser Primer with Shellac,  I then painted the set with Rustoleum Paint in Heirloom White.  

All of the brass hardware was removed and I filled some of the holes with spackling.  I purchased two different wooden pulls and some wooden knobs.  I painted them with Rustoleum Hunt Club Green.  

The paint was really still in good shape so I just repainted the knobs and pulls with Painters Touch Flat Black paint.

I've had the picnic baskets for many years. The thick book is a vintage dictionary.

This little rocker was my mom's when she was a child. She is 91 years old now.

A view of the bedroom from the doorway.

I replaced some old roller shades with new ones from Menards,  I hung inexpensive curtains from Ikea on the existing rods.  I hemmed them with Heat N Bond iron on tape.

In early 2022, I upcycled an old bentwood chair with a stencil and chalk paint HERE.

The chair picture, from a consignment shop, was slated to be sold but I never got around to it.  I like it again in this room.

I actually ditched the hutch mirror that went with this set. 

I actually like the detail on the dresser but the mirror dated it.

The burlap runner is 8" wide burlap ribbon.  It has raw edges.

The cloche on the painted and stenciled platter was a repurposing project HERE.  The jewelry mannequin, from a thrift shop didn't look anything like this when I purchased it HERE.

This was a dated wall pocket from a thrift shop that I upcycled in 2017 HERE.  The frame is from an antique shop.

The top tray from a thrift shop was upcycled in a blog post HERE.  The bottom thrift shop tray was repainted and a decor transfer was added HERE.

I printed off botanical prints from the Graphics Fairy to fill this thrifted and shutter frame upcycled way back in 2015 HERE.

An ugly metal tray toolbox was spray painted and decorated with decor transfers in a blog post HERE.  It's great for corralling small items on dresser top.

Here is the dresser with the old hutch mirror.  The hutch was handy for displaying duck decoys.

I'm so loving this white, clean, fresh palette.

On the left is a two drawer, wooden lateral file cabinet painted in the same color as the bedroom set.

A bedroom TV is a must in this house.

A metal child's folding chair upcycled with paint and stencils can also be wall decor.  The details for this chair and 15 others can be found HERE.

My dad's confirmation photo hangs in this vintage hanger frame HERE.

While trying my hand at monochromatic stenciling, I upcycled this thrifted table organizer HERE.

I had this upcycled firkin table in another bedroom but I think it works perfectly in here as a nightstand.

I had the mattresses and bedding for a twin bed, and didn't want to buy more.  The bigger beds are in the other bedrooms.  This one will be for me when I have company, or for my granddaughter.

I purchased the twin upholstered headboard from Wayfair.  My first Wayfair purchase, and I am very pleased with it.

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Thanks for reading my blog, Carlene

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  1. What a lovely refresh! - Briana from Texas

    1. Looks really fresh and lovely! Great displays of all your projects and up-cycles. I especially like the plant on your mom's little rocking chair. I'd sleep in that room in a heartbeat, Carlene!


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