Thursday, August 13, 2009

The Reveal: $500 Bedroom re-do

Hello Loves,

It’s Thursday and I just have to say I’m wiped and frankly surprised that Jon is still married to me.

I always find that any type of home renovation tests a relationship and this room re-do was no different.

Even though Jon didn’t say it I’m certain he thought I was nutty for taking this one on. Not only was the time frame very tiny, the budget was teeny tiny and my mom who was suppose to be my partner in crime for this room re-do left on vaca on Tuesday and oh yea I have a guest room to finish and a dining room tackle in my home as well along with work.

So poor Jon got lots of eye lashes batted his way and helped me, build, hang, move, clean, etc.  Did I mention he has also been getting home around 8/8:30pm each night and that’s when, “Can you please help me” which you know really means, “Can you just do it yourself”.

So thanks darling! So happy you still love me! For better or worse, right?

Ok no more typing. I’ve teased enough and hopefully the room lives up to your expectations.

A little reminded of the before:











Because I’m all about keeping it real I’m adding a shot of the TV. I know it’s an eyesore, but it’s a part of the room and where the bed was originally.


One final hoorah!



I hope she likes it and that you all like it as well. I’m actually more nervous to see your comments instead of Danays!


Ok I’m off to go pick up Danay from the airport. I’ll report back with her reaction.


Tomorrow down I’ll break down the costs for you.







Blogger StylishHeather said...

Wow! Looks amazing - I bet she'll love it!!
Can you come be my sister too?

August 13, 2009 at 12:50 PM  
Blogger Blueprint Bliss said...

OH my gosh. I love it! Great work!

August 13, 2009 at 1:02 PM  
Blogger beachbungalow8 said...

wow, great job Camila! I'm sure she's thrilled!

August 13, 2009 at 1:07 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

WOW! It's a totally new space. Love the use of pattern. And thanks for showing the TV. Way to keep it real :)

Can you give a little cost breakdown?

August 13, 2009 at 1:08 PM  
Blogger Collins said...

It turned out amazing...sure she will love it!!!

August 13, 2009 at 1:12 PM  
Blogger maryjayne said...

I love it! The fabrics are great and I love the jewelry board too! Great way to organize and showcase great accessories! I bet she will be thrilled. I LOVE doing surprise makeovers for family or friends, its such a rush, hehe :)

August 13, 2009 at 1:13 PM  
Blogger ms. less is always more said...

Wowzas!!! That is one great look on a budget! I am really liking it! Way to go!

August 13, 2009 at 1:14 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great job! I love the pin boards, esp. the one with the jewelry. I'm sure she'll love it!

August 13, 2009 at 1:16 PM  
Blogger LindsB said...

Holy friggin crap, that is AMAZING!!!!!!!!

Camila, you are quite the magic worker- that room is so beautiful and I cant believe you only spent $450 on it!! Seriously if you sister does not freak out and love you forever then can I move in?

Fab job- I love love love it!

August 13, 2009 at 1:21 PM  
Blogger Re:Fresh Design Studio said...

Great job! I love the fabric on the headboard soo much! I also love the jewelry board as well!!

August 13, 2009 at 1:24 PM  
Blogger Laura @ the shorehouse. said...

If she doesn't like it I'll gladly move in. :-) I love the bed!

August 13, 2009 at 1:28 PM  
Blogger Design Esquire said...

Wow! Your sister is very lucky! The room is beautiful, you did a wonderful job!

August 13, 2009 at 1:33 PM  
Blogger Flavia @ Estilo Home said...

What a great job! The room looks great. Even though it was there before, I love the brown crown molding and how it sort of frames the whole room.

P.S.: Love your blog :)

August 13, 2009 at 1:35 PM  
Blogger Erin said...

Dang $450?! That's amazing!!!

I too love all the fabrics (especially the love love!) She's going to be beyond thrilled! What a lucky sister!

August 13, 2009 at 1:39 PM  
Blogger Emily said...

Great job! I love the jewelry board you made. How convenient, right? Your sister will love it!

August 13, 2009 at 1:40 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

WOW you did a FANTASTIC job! She is going to freak

August 13, 2009 at 1:41 PM  
Blogger Camilla said...

Love it! Especially the jewelry board/photo board arrangement!

August 13, 2009 at 1:47 PM  
Blogger Liz said...

Fabulous fabulous job! I love your mix of patterns, and how well you've shown that a beautiful room re-do doesn't have to cost an arm and a leg. I'm sure your sister will love it!

~ Liz

August 13, 2009 at 1:52 PM  
Blogger Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

I REALLY love the jewelry peg board. Would you mind sharing what you used to hang the necklaces on? :)

August 13, 2009 at 2:05 PM  
Blogger Wanderings of a Wannabe said...

she will love it!! it is completely transformed...night and day! GREAT JOB, all your hard work definately paid off. love the jewelry boards!

August 13, 2009 at 2:08 PM  
Blogger Dumbwit Tellher ♥ said...

Great job! Very happy place; how can she not adore it?! You would never guess you spent less than $500. Can you hear my applause?
You & your hubs deserve a night out. ~ deb

August 13, 2009 at 2:11 PM  
Blogger Stacy said...

Fantabulous! Love it all...very impressive given the time and budget. Can't wait to get the nitty gritty on all the projects.

August 13, 2009 at 2:18 PM  
Blogger Devon said...

And a hurrah is deserved indeed. Great work Camilla. I've been waiting to see the big reveal and was, as expected, not disappointed.

Love your husband. :)

August 13, 2009 at 2:19 PM  
Blogger Brittany said...

Looks awesome! I could not possible love that headboard fabric any more!!! OOhhh it's gorgeous!

August 13, 2009 at 2:45 PM  
Blogger Elena said...

wow Wow WOW!!! So pretty! I love the upholstered headboard, mirror above the bed, jewelry display, and especially the candle camouflage in front of the cable boxes. Nice! Can't wait for the breakdown!

August 13, 2009 at 3:03 PM  
Blogger PS~Erin said...

I love it! You did an outstanding job... Will you please come redo my room I'm sure Jon will totally understand :-) The headboard and wall with the jewelry and art (and candy!) are so great!!

Can't wait to see what your sister has to say about it!

August 13, 2009 at 3:09 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Amazing job! I really, really want to know where those lamps came from. Did you make the headboard and the jewelry display? Love them!

August 13, 2009 at 3:37 PM  
Blogger Dagny @ Beautiful Living said...

How did I miss this? LOVE the headboard and the mirror! You've done an amazing job, and I just KNOW that she's going to love it!!
Great job! :D

August 13, 2009 at 3:49 PM  
Blogger Yansy said...

I love it! You did an amazing job. I know she's going to love it. Please, come by when you have a chance. I have a design dilema.

August 13, 2009 at 3:50 PM  
Blogger Caitlin said...

You are such a good sister. I love the colors and I think Danay is going to love it too!

August 13, 2009 at 4:17 PM  
Blogger my favorite and my best said...

lovely. can't wait for the cost breakdown. and your sisters reaction shots of course. please oh please get your husband to sneak in there and get her reaction when she opens the door? one more favor won't kill him.

August 13, 2009 at 4:20 PM  
Blogger Allison said...

Love. What a good sister you are!

August 13, 2009 at 4:27 PM  
Blogger Gwen said...

I am loving that headboard! Now I want a sister who does cool stuff like this for me!

August 13, 2009 at 4:31 PM  
Blogger pve design said...

Bravo...well we are blog sisters after all. Room looks so great!

August 13, 2009 at 4:48 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Camila it is gorgeous! I would think I had died and gone to heaven if I came home to a room like that!! You are amazing and hands down the best sister ever!

August 13, 2009 at 4:55 PM  
Blogger Sidney said...

LOVE it! And so affordable too! I wish you would come make over my house!

August 13, 2009 at 6:00 PM  
Blogger Southern Aspirations said...

WOW! Great job on such a tight budget and timeframe. And yay for husbands helping out.

August 13, 2009 at 6:08 PM  
Blogger :::Lyzz::: said...

I love that you reveal almost everything about the room, not just the beautiful headboard but also the eye sore but necessary TV area. The room is a complete transformation from the before. Love it!

August 13, 2009 at 6:13 PM  
Blogger Christen said...

This is so beautiful :) You are such a great sister! What a wonderful present to come home to!

August 13, 2009 at 7:25 PM  
Blogger The DIY Show Off said...

It's beautiful! I'm sure she's going to be jumping up and down and crying like an HGTV While You Were Out show. (I would!)


August 13, 2009 at 8:03 PM  
Blogger layersofmeaning said...

It looks amazing!

August 13, 2009 at 8:14 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bravo, Camila! That's amazing considering how much time and money you had. She's going to love it! How could she not? :)

August 13, 2009 at 9:35 PM  
Blogger MyLittleHappyPlace said...

OMG! You KILLED it! Awesome, amazing, gaaaw-jusss!
She is one lucky lady to have such a sweet and talented sister!

P.S. - You need to do the whole put-camera-in-her-face-to-get-reveal-reaction pics for us! Ha!

Seriously, beautifully done - Congrats!

August 13, 2009 at 10:00 PM  
Blogger Pink Wallpaper said...

looks great! way to go :)

August 13, 2009 at 10:45 PM  
Blogger Dobbygirl said...

Wow! It looks fantastic. She must have been so blown away! Great job!

August 14, 2009 at 8:49 AM  
Blogger carlee said...

I can't even imagine how much work this took!!! It looks really, really good and on such a budget! You deserve a nice relaxing weekend with a big glass of wine!!!

August 14, 2009 at 10:51 AM  
Blogger carlee said...

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August 14, 2009 at 10:51 AM  
Blogger carlee said...

ok, so my post went up a few times and I tried to delete it. Just wanted to you know why I deleted my last post...TGIF.

August 14, 2009 at 10:53 AM  
Blogger Sweet Nothings said...

looks fantastic camilla!!

August 14, 2009 at 10:58 AM  
Blogger Lauren said...

AWESOME camila!!!!!!!!!!! sorry i'm late but it's beautiful!!!! she's going to love it!!!! i am crazy over the headboard fabric. you're amazing.

August 15, 2009 at 11:31 AM  
Blogger Catherine Hansen Peart said...

That is fantastic!! Well done, can't wait to see the breakdown.

August 15, 2009 at 7:11 PM  
Blogger maureen @ The Inglenook Decor said...

An amzing transformation indeed for a wonderful price! Kudos to you! This is awesome!

August 15, 2009 at 10:04 PM  
Blogger down and out chic said...

oh awesome job! love it!

August 17, 2009 at 10:18 AM  
Blogger Haven and Home said...

Camila it looks amazing, you did such a great job!

August 17, 2009 at 11:05 AM  
Blogger Sarah - La Jeune Marie said...

You are so amazing! I knew you would be so FAB as an interior designer and this confirms it. If you can do this for $500, I can't even imagine what you could accomplish with $5000! Mazel tov Camila!!

August 17, 2009 at 11:34 PM  
Blogger windhula said...

Awesome! I'm in the midst of a total room makeover myself. I'll be posting the "after" in the next week or so.

August 19, 2009 at 11:52 AM  
Blogger C.J. said...

you did a really nice job on that room. I too, love your blog. Thanks for keeping all of us in the "loop". Keep on keeping on.

August 23, 2009 at 10:41 PM  
Blogger Morgan said...

Where did you get that Beautiful mirror? I love it :).

February 8, 2010 at 4:17 PM  

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