{Before and After} DIY Guest Bedroom Decor Makeover Progress

DIY bedroom decor makeover with serene, European inspired modern farmhouse style by Hello Lovely Studio

Our second home in Arizona has been

a kind of lab for me this summer…not so much

in terms of decorating, but for broader creative

expression, DIY, and artful exploration.

 

I spend a lot of time composing at the piano,

for example.

Yep, I have a piano here, and

it was one of the first things I bought

for the place…not a baby grand, btw.

There’s a teeny budget available at

this getaway, I have to be seriously creative with

thrift store finds, neighborhood estate sales,

and serendipitous dumpster discoveries.

 

While the DIY fixer upper in Chicagoland definitely

feels established now and reflects a modern farmhouse

decor style, the DIY home makeover in Arizona

is a challenge in a different way–no structural issues to

remedy, but the task to furnish it on a budget and help

it feel personal without our things from home.

 

Before we peek at the guestrooms,

I shared the DIY decor progress in the

master bedroom right here :

 

DIY bedroom decor makeover with serene, European inspired modern farmhouse style by Hello Lovely Studio
Simple, serene, budget friendly master bedroom makeover.

as well as

the kitchen remodel here.

Serene Nordic French style kitchen renovation with pastels and grey cabinets by Hello Lovely studio
Our DIY Kitchen Makeover

Our home has 4 bedrooms, and we are using the 4th

as a music room, and you’ll see below
it’s a vintage piano I rescued and
gave a makeover.

Wall Paint Color: Valspar Salute (7006-12).

My husband made all the DIY plumbing pipe curtain rods

for an industrial stroke, and we added a chandelier

I forgot to photograph!

 

Serene white piano in tranquil room by Hello Lovely Studio
DIY Bedroom Decor on a Budget by Hello Lovely Studio

Bless, you, Craigslist piano for $300!

The sound is incredible, and my dad

transformed it with chalk paint so

I could feel completely at home at it.

 

B E F O R E

 

Vintage piano painted white by Hello Lovely Studio
DIY Bedroom Decor on a Budget by Hello Lovely Studio

You may remember the Paris art print

above from another story.

 

Vintage white daybed with modern industrial Hektar Ikea lamp by Hello Lovely Studio
DIY Bedroom Decor on a Budget by Hello Lovely Studio

In this music room/studio,

I tackled a thrifty but time consuming

DIY shabby chic daybed.

 

I created a twin-sized “daybed” from one

half of a hand me down bunk bed set

we painted white (shocker!).

The bunks are from a family member

living in the neighborhood.

(I’m not just thrifty, I’m tres nostalgic!)

 

Vintage white daybed with Ikea Hektar floor lamp by Hello Lovely Studio
DIY Bedroom Decor on a Budget by Hello Lovely Studio

The Ikea Hektar floor lamp adds industrial plus

Scandi-modern style…and the white quilt

is vintage.

 

DIY bedroom decor makeover with serene, European inspired modern farmhouse style by Hello Lovely Studio
Chair: vintage; Desk: Vittsjo at Ikea; Art: Hello Lovely Studio

For the other two guestrooms, we outfitted them

with queen-sized beds and linen upholstered headboards

(similar ones right here), as well as Vittsjo desks (Ikea).

 

Here’s where bedroom #1 began when

we bought the getaway home!

 

B E F O R E

And how it’s coming along now as it

evolves into a calmer retreat…

 

DIY bedroom decor makeover with serene, European inspired modern farmhouse style by Hello Lovely Studio
A F T E R

For bedroom #1,

on the bed right now is a vintage Pottery Barn

aqua quilt…but here’s a quilt I have my

eye on for this bed.

 

Quilt by Birch Lane

I added two chairs snagged for just $5 each!

 

The first one…a Louis armchair, was found
at a neighborhood estate sale and still had

its store price tag on the bottom ($500).

Cool beans.

 

Shabby painted white Louis armchair by Hello Lovely Studio
$5 Louis chair from estate sale had $500 store tag on bottom…score!

The second one…is a thrifted, vintage,

Swedish-inspired wood chair to use at the desk.

 

DIY bedroom decor makeover with serene, European inspired modern farmhouse style by Hello Lovely Studio
DIY Bedroom Decor on a Budget by Hello Lovely Studio

I placed a Mongstad floor mirror from Ikea

in both bedrooms for function and light.

 

At the aforementioned estate sale, I also

snagged some really bad art in good frames which

I simply spraypainted black and stenciled

quickly and crudely for some edginess.

 

DIY bedroom decor makeover with serene, European inspired modern farmhouse style by Hello Lovely Studio
DIY Bedroom Decor on a Budget by Hello Lovely Studio

The Roman numerals (I used these in our master as well)

above the desk, represent our eldest son’s birth year…

when my heart

grew to a hundred times its previous size.

 

DIY bedroom decor makeover with serene, European inspired modern farmhouse style by Hello Lovely Studio
DIY Bedroom Decor on a Budget by Hello Lovely Studio

The lamp from Homegoods is one I like, but I’m

not loving it here, so it will probably mosey

and be replaced by something modern like

this lamp (which are in our Chicago living room).

 

Magnus Lamp by Latitude Run

 

DIY bedroom decor makeover with serene, European inspired modern farmhouse style by Hello Lovely Studio
DIY Bedroom Decor on a Budget by Hello Lovely Studio

Kids.

When yours is a teeny tiny budget,

you indeed spray paint a thrifted .69 plastic giraffe gold

and call it a day.

 

DIY bedroom decor makeover with serene, European inspired modern farmhouse style by Hello Lovely Studio
DIY Bedroom Decor on a Budget by Hello Lovely Studio

This may reflect a low low budget

and a lazy but loving decorator,

but frankly I’m okay with
how the vintage chair

and modern desk work with

wonky art and

thrifty finds in a

tight space.

 

DIY bedroom decor makeover with serene, European inspired modern farmhouse style by Hello Lovely Studio
DIY Bedroom Decor on a Budget by Hello Lovely Studio

 

Bedroom #2 looked like this when we

bought the place:

 

B E F O R E

 

DIY bedroom decor makeover with serene, European inspired modern farmhouse style by Hello Lovely Studio
A F T E R

For bedroom #2, the Roman numerals appear

again in our younger son’s birth year, when

my life as a mom of two bloomed into

a dreamy chapter of parenthood.

I learned to love as if I couldn’t be hurt,

and I laughed so hard and so much,

my abs were tiiiiiiiigggghhhhht, mama!

 

DIY bedroom decor makeover with serene, European inspired modern farmhouse style by Hello Lovely Studio
DIY Bedroom Decor on a Budget by Hello Lovely Studio

On the bed is a vintage Pottery Barn quilt,

and a comparable beautiful one is right here:

 

Marseilles Quilt

I found a soft blue throw with fringe (similar throw right here),

and created a linen patchwork custom pillow

with Shabby Chic Couture fabric.

 

DIY bedroom decor makeover with serene, European inspired modern farmhouse style by Hello Lovely Studio
DIY Bedroom Decor on a Budget by Hello Lovely Studio

Next to the bed is a small round side table

(similar table here)

and lamp with industrial/farmhouse style

(similar lamp here).

 

DIY bedroom decor makeover with serene, European inspired modern farmhouse style by Hello Lovely Studio
DIY Bedroom Decor on a Budget by Hello Lovely Studio

Above the Vittsjo desk is a quote panel I painted,

and on the desk a 1960s marble

base lamp thrifted for $7.

 

DIY bedroom decor makeover with serene, European inspired modern farmhouse style by Hello Lovely Studio
DIY Bedroom Decor on a Budget by Hello Lovely Studio

I removed the ugly covers from some

thrifted vintage books to add some

texture to the side table.

 

DIY bedroom decor makeover with serene, European inspired modern farmhouse style by Hello Lovely Studio
DIY Bedroom Decor on a Budget by Hello Lovely Studio

No brain surgery or overthinking required.
Simple, thrifty, and serene.

 

DIY bedroom decor makeover with serene, European inspired modern farmhouse style by Hello Lovely Studio
DIY Bedroom Decor on a Budget by Hello Lovely Studio

Secret:

The linen patchwork I created for the pillow

was born of scraps from the dining room

chairs my dad recovered for us!

Don’t you love it when you can squeze

a maximum amount of style out of

your splurges?

 

DIY bedroom decor makeover with serene, European inspired modern farmhouse style by Hello Lovely Studio
DIY Bedroom Decor on a Budget by Hello Lovely Studio

 

DIY bedroom decor makeover with serene, European inspired modern farmhouse style by Hello Lovely Studio
DIY Bedroom Decor on a Budget by Hello Lovely Studio

 

DIY bedroom decor makeover with serene, European inspired modern farmhouse style by Hello Lovely Studio
DIY Bedroom Decor on a Budget by Hello Lovely Studio

An Ikea Mongstad floor mirror

is great in a guest room.

 

DIY bedroom decor makeover with serene, European inspired modern farmhouse style by Hello Lovely Studio
DIY Bedroom Decor on a Budget by Hello Lovely Studio

 

DIY bedroom decor makeover with serene, European inspired modern farmhouse style by Hello Lovely Studio
DIY Bedroom Decor on a Budget by Hello Lovely Studio

 

DIY bedroom decor makeover with serene, European inspired modern farmhouse style by Hello Lovely Studio
DIY Bedroom Decor on a Budget by Hello Lovely Studio

 

DIY bedroom decor makeover with serene, European inspired modern farmhouse style by Hello Lovely Studio
DIY Bedroom Decor on a Budget by Hello Lovely Studio

 

DIY bedroom decor makeover with serene, European inspired modern farmhouse style by Hello Lovely Studio
DIY Bedroom Decor on a Budget by Hello Lovely Studio

 

DIY bedroom decor makeover with serene, European inspired modern farmhouse style by Hello Lovely Studio
DIY Bedroom Decor on a Budget by Hello Lovely Studio

Thanks so much for visiting our

progress at the Arizona getaway,

and I can’t wait to share more

updates with you!

 

DIY bedroom decor makeover with serene, European inspired modern farmhouse style by Hello Lovely Studio
DIY Bedroom Decor on a Budget by Hello Lovely Studio

 

Peace to you right where you are.

michele

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2 Comments

  1. August 30, 2017 / 3:11 pm

    Great job Michele! That Craigslist chair is a find! I bet that room took a few coats of paint to rid it of that lovely before color!!

    • August 30, 2017 / 4:34 pm

      thanks, cindy! craigslist is the best except when its me selling something on it…then, things turn creepy! 🙂

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