Shabby Chic Bedroom Ideas

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By using both chalk paint and Behr paint this bedroom furniture went from outdated to shabby chic gorgeous! Great bedroom ideas for budget makeovers.

Since I seem to be one of those distracted bloggers that can’t keep all the balls juggling in the air I have to tell you I never finished sharing our budget bedroom makeover from last year.

Yes, last year!

I used to be so organized as a stay at home, homeschooling mom of five.

For heaven’s sake. WHAT HAPPENED?

Life happened. The end.

Anyhoo, this project combines both interior paint with chalk paint. The furniture was a hand me down but was way too ornate for my style and our new room. It was, however, incredibly well built and once I convinced my husband to let me paint it I was ready to go!

Tim has used Behr paint for years. YEARS. It’s his go to paint for his painting business even though he’s not working that job right now (read that wild and crazy story here.)

He had already painted the walls with BEHR Premium Plus Ultra, Interior Eggshell Enamel, Pewter Mug 770E-3. 

By using both chalk paint and Behr paint this bedroom furniture went from outdated to shabby chic gorgeous! Great bedroom ideas for budget makeovers.

Disclosure: Behr Paint provided compensation for this post but we have loved and used Behr products for years!

You can see part of the dresser and also the armoire before our makeover with fabric, chalk paint and Behr paint as well.

By using both chalk paint and Behr paint this bedroom furniture went from outdated to shabby chic gorgeous! Great bedroom ideas for budget makeovers.

Here’s a bit of the detailing and a view of the handles on the drawers.

By using both chalk paint and Behr paint this bedroom furniture went from outdated to shabby chic gorgeous! Great bedroom ideas for budget makeovers.

Here we have the finished product! In our small bedroom it’s hard to get a good angle but I think you can tell the difference!

By using both chalk paint and Behr paint this bedroom furniture went from outdated to shabby chic gorgeous! Great bedroom ideas for budget makeovers.

Here’s a good before and after of the exact placement on the wall. Pretty amazing difference isn’t it?

Gray and Coral Bedroom Makeover - Marty's Musings

By using both chalk paint and Behr paint this bedroom furniture went from outdated to shabby chic gorgeous! Great bedroom ideas for budget makeovers.

Tim did the the more detailed work with the gray paint and I concentrated on the larger areas. 

You can see part of the dresser and also the hutch makeover with fabric, chalk paint and Behr paint as well.

I loved mixing chalk paint and and Behr interior paint. 

You can see part of the dresser and also the hutch makeover with fabric, chalk paint and Behr paint as well.

Both paints distress equally well although you do have to be a little more aggressive with the Behr paint. For someone like me who was a novice with this project it gave me the freedom to experiment without being afraid of messing up.

You can see part of the dresser and also the hutch makeover with fabric, chalk paint and Behr paint as well.

I love how this project turned out and completed the bedroom makeover.

By using both chalk paint and Behr paint this bedroom furniture went from outdated to shabby chic gorgeous! Great bedroom ideas for budget makeovers.

Our go to paint for this project was Behr Paint 780F-5 Anonymous in Interior Eggshell Enamel.

By using both chalk paint and Behr paint this bedroom furniture went from outdated to shabby chic gorgeous! Great bedroom ideas for budget makeovers.

We also used the same color on our painted side table

Painted Side Table Before and After - Marty's Musings

and our fabric covered and chalk painted armoire.

With a little bit of chalk paint, fabric, creativity and hard work this furniture makeover goes from drab to fab! You'll never believe how great it looks!

You can find all of the Behr colors we’ve used in our home in this post. For more ideas on the use of color check out the Colorfully Behr blog.

What is YOUR favorite color to use in your home?

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Comments

  1. Diana says:

    I remember when you did this room and I love how the dresser turned out.

    • Marty Walden says:

      Thank you, Diana. I still have at least a couple of projects to share but I’ll get there eventually!

  2. What an amazing difference! I like how you said you liked using the latex paint because it was a bit more forgiving – that’s great news if it’s the first time distressing painted furniture!

    • Marty Walden says:

      Hey, girl! I’m a little slow sharing, aren’t I? I still have a couple of projects left from this room! I think I’ll never run out of things to say (and Tim agrees!) I do love how the mix of paints turned out. It was indeed my try at painting furniture. I had done a few little accessories but we attacked this room on the spur of the moment when it iced. I always have to have my colors picked out ahead of time!

  3. I love how it turned out. So pretty! I love this style!

  4. Beverly says:

    Gorgeous! I love everything about this. It looks amazing! Thanks for sharing on Snickerdoodle Sunday. Pinned and Tweeted.

    • Marty Walden says:

      Thank you, Beverly!

      • Beverly says:

        Stopping back by to let you know your gorgeous makeover is one of our features at Snickerdoodle Sunday today. Hope to see you there for this week’s party!

  5. Wow, I love this transformation. Wish I had your DIYability (is that a word? It is now!) Thanks for sharing with Small Victories Sunday Linkup. Pinning to our linkup board and hope you found some great posts to visit this week!

  6. Suzan says:

    It turned out just gorgeous Marty !
    My all time favorite color combinations to boot – what a difference !
    xox

    • Marty Walden says:

      Thanks, Suzan! It’s one of my favorites color combos, too!

  7. Lauree says:

    Great job on your furniture redo! It’s hard work but so worth it to upfurnish pieces you already love.

  8. Audrey says:

    I was just thinking of doing this to my kitchen cabinets yesterday! Love how your bedroom came out.

    Thanks for sharing on Creative K Kids Tasty Tuesdays.

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