Makeover!


Since we've been married, I've been busy collecting things and adding "feminine touches" to our house. My main focus has been the living and kitchen area, mainly due to the fact we entertain in our home so often!

But, on Monday, I realized that our master bedroom was lacking in the romantic department. Since I'm trying to save money on the side for a variety of other projects, I decided to do a "mini" makeover if you will. I set a very small budget and also decided to "shop" around the house for new items of interest to add to our room.

The biggest decorative item in our room that I wanted to replace was our lamp. Not that it was a bad lamp, it was simply too masculine and would suit our guest bedroom (or even our office...) much better. I began shopping for lamps, but no luck.

Enter Yard Sales... I ended up finding a lamp base at a yard sale that I fell in love with. Then began shopping for a lamp shade. So here are my "treasures" if you will...


Bargain Finds:


Lamp Stand: $3, Yard Sale!


Lamp Shade: $4 Clearance at Kirklands!


Wire Ribbon: $7 Hobby Lobby Find

Total: $14


The lamp was much taller, and with the ribbon, it has the romantic touch I was looking for. So it was the perfect replacement candidate for the lamp in our bedroom.

The next items on the list were curtains, switching out our end table, adding some flowers, and new pillows for our bed...So I did some price comparising shopping on Monday night. Then I made a list of the items that a liked, and reworked our color scheme to include chocolate brown, latte & a Tuscany red.

The After:




Pillows: $20, Kirklands
Curtains: $7, clearance at T.J. Maxx
Flower arrangment: $8 Kirklands
End Table: Free, was in our guest room... ;-)

Recognize the lamp?



Josh helped me hang the curtains, and I made the changes in just a few minutes. Now we have nice romantic "get away" for our room now. Bliss!


Now, if only I could curl up with some ice cream and movie in bed...doesn't get much better than that!



Love,
Mrs. Southern Bride

46 comments:

  1. Very pretty makeover....and done bargain style--my favorite=)

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  2. Just a few touches and it looks a lot softer - great job!

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  3. It looks GREAT! You did an awesome job :)

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  4. oooh! so pretty... love those pillows!

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  5. Great makeover...and done on a budget...thanks for sharing the pictures!

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  6. Awwww. Nothing like a romantic getaway in your own house. You've got a good eye!

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  7. fabulous makeover!! it turned out great! :)

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  8. How pretty! I love the red. It's so fun to decorate!

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  9. I really really like the pillows! Nice touch!

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  10. it looks so much better! the simple touches really made it a lot more romantic!

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  11. i like! it's amazing what a difference a few small changes can make!

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  12. Cute! I really like the idea of the ribbon around the lamp shade!

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  13. This is so pretty! =) You did a wonderful job with just a few touches! I'm very impressed!

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  14. Love this little makeover! You are so clever and resourceful!!

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  15. It definitely looks more cozy now! Sometimes the little touches are what makes it all come together, great job!

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  16. I like the touch-ups...looks really nice! (I LOVE Kirklands!!!)

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  17. I love it! I hope the beau lets me have feminine touches in our house after we're married...

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  18. Amazing what a lil touch up can do. :)
    Looks great Lady.
    I love to decorate and add something that makes a different.
    **very nice**

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  19. Such a classy and comfortable makeover! I love it!!

    I also love that you looked for bargains! I love a good bargain!

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  20. Beautiful! I know how much fun (and how much work) this can be. We just bought our first home, so I've been super busy decorating. I also have been trying to find bargains!

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  21. It's fabulous, and really shows what a difference you can make on a budget.
    Your old lamp is the same one I have in my son's old bedroom, which is now a guest room. I adore the ribbon on your new lamp shade!

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  22. pretty make over, simple and crafty little changes can make a massive difference!
    Rianna Bethany xxxxxxxxxxxx

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  23. good job :) your bed looks so inviting and comfy.
    movie and ice cream is the best :) :)

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  24. Isn't it great when just a few little changes make such a big difference! It looks fabulous!

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  25. wait a min...ice cream, movie...what about also your hubby??! lol:)

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  26. The makeover looks great! I love those pillows and that lampshade is so pretty with the ribbon!

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  27. the upgrade looks cute! kudos on a more feminine romantic bedroom:)
    Happy Tuesday!

    * stop by for the dose of random today! lots of updates(Halloween's coming).. and more random:)

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  28. It looks so much warmer! Very Romantic!

    I would have never thought to put the ribbon on the lamp shade, but it is beautiful. I can't believe how much some new curtains and new pillows can change the look, too. I love the color scheme, for sure.

    Way to go. I'm very impressed with the dramatic changes on such a small budget!

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  29. Amazing what a few changes can do...your bedroom looks very lovely, xv.

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  30. Oh my gosh! Gorgeous! And congrats on your bargains! That makes shopping even more fun when you get deals like that!

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  31. Great style!!
    stopping by from SITS

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  32. Great style!!
    stopping by from SITS

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  33. Isn't it fun making a house a home!

    Just blog hopping from the SITS roll call.

    Happy Tuesday!

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  34. stunning !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! let me know if you make the simple sauce.........! I hope you like it as much as we do....

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  35. It looks beautiful! But, I gotta tell you, your "before" picture looks better than our "current" picture.

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  36. So pretty!!! What a wonderful makeover!!!

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  37. the "After" looks great! that lamp makes all the difference, i love it!

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  38. Love the warm colors- now is the perfect time to make your bedroom cozier- with Winter coming. love the ribbon on the lamp... a sweet touch.

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