Sea Salt Bedroom and Lawyers Bookcase Makeover
I have spent so much time working on my kid’s rooms in the past and have ignored mine for years – until now! I spent the past week giving it a total makeover and I’m so thrilled with the result!
I wanted to create a more peaceful and serene space. Part of this was to clean out the room and get rid of a ton of clutter. That alone felt fantastic! I then chose a very soothing color palette…
Sea Salt: All of the colors above speak to me and I decided on Sea Salt for the walls. The color is serene, calming and complements my bedroom furniture perfectly.
Mindful Gray and Repose Gray: I wanted to keep my existing curtains as they are tailor made and lined. Actually, my mother found these curtains at an estate sale and they ended up being the perfect fit! They also just happen to be in the same color range as the Mindful and Repose Gray – perfect.
SW Tradewind: My newly thrifted and painted nightstand in General Finishes Persian Blue brought in that shade of calming blue. I also incorporated the glass cabinet that I found on the side of the road a few weeks ago. I learned through my viewers that it is actually called a Lawyers Bookcase and I painted it in General Finishes Millstone and the interior back was painted in Persian Blue (again a shout out to a viewer who had that great idea!) By the way, I was thrilled to find that the top of the bookcase has a working light inside!
Here’s a quick recap on my thrifted finds that I have added into my bedroom. Each one has a link to its original “Before and After” post with pics.
A Finished Settee Before and After
Persian Blue Nightstand Before and After
Drab to Fab Farmhouse Chair Makeover
For this bedroom makeover, the following were the only new purchases and the total cost:
One gallon of paint that I had color matched at Home Depot in Behr Premium Plus Ultra for $30.98, a lamp from HomeGoods for $29.99 and a new rug from HomeGoods that was an amazing find! It was discounted to $130 and I grabbed it. It was truly my lucky day because the colors and size are perfect and it really pulled the room together! I also treated myself to the pretty little vase with white hydrangeas (again from HomeGoods) for $14.99.
Here are a ton of pics!
Here is the room now!
The only thing left is for me to purchase new bedding (I have my eye on Wayfair!) and to frame a few of my kids artwork from school to hang. It feels so good to wake up in a space that makes me smile!
Oh Suzanne! It looks so lovely! You will not believe this, but just an hour ago I painted colour samples on my wall of SW Sea Salt and SW Watery!! It’s incredible now seeing your post!
Not sure whether I asked this before (Might have), but does this colour read as a green in reality? On my wall, I’d almost call it an olive green colour, and yet in the photos, it looks a blue. I know computers will vary the colour, but the difference is profound. Yours looks great! I love the rug, too. What colour is the lovely bedside table?
Hi Elisabeth! Sorry I was having problems with my site and am only now able to reply. The bedside table is in GF Persian Blue and the wall color is definitely NOT a olive green. I need to get you that number off the tin. I’ll be back in touch soon!
Beautiful! What a difference paint makes! Stunning!
I love everything about your room. It’s so beautiful!
Thank you, Linda!
I love the wall color and the bedside table color and the rug is the cherry on the top! The room is restful and gorgeous!!!! Your hard work paid off! Lovely!!!!!
Thank you, Sue!
Your bedroom looks like it should be in a country cottage or even a serene bed and breakfast! I loooove it! soo pretty and simple! that lawyers cabinet turned out awesome! (It’s too bad that you couldn’t find the original owner of it, to show them how Awesome it turned out to be!)
Great makeover lady!
Hi Stephanee! Sorry my site has been having issues and I couldn’t reply until now! Thanks so much regarding my bedroom! My daughter said we should take a pic of the bookcase and leave it on their doorstep lol! Amazing what some paint can do! Cheers 🙂
Sea salt is a gorgeous color. It is so soothing and restful. i bet you are thrilled with your bedroom, it looks beautiful.
Hi Debra, Sorry my site has been having issues and I am only just now able to reply! Sea Salt is such a fantastic color. I wish I had painted my room earlier. It really has made all the difference in the space and I actually enjoy being in here now!
Cynthia Chilson Finger
I love your new room, Suzanne! You’ve used many of my favorite colors, which are just perfect for a serene, restful bedroom. And that rug! LOVE! I’m on the hunt for one for our dining room, so I best get my bootie to HomeGoods! Thanks for sharing, Cynthia
Hi Cynthia! Thanks so much! My site has been acting up (again) so I only just am able to reply to your comment! I’m using the lawyer’s bookcase in my room and it is perfect for all of my small bits and pieces – what a score! Definitely check out HomeGoods for rugs. They randomly choose some to put on sale and you just never know what you may stumble upon! Cheers!
Cynthia Chilson Finger
p.s. Are you using the lawyer’s bookcase as a nightstand? So clever! It turned out beautiful by the way! Ccf