Thursday, November 6, 2014

one room challenge ~ a craigslist bedroom reveal


Thank you so much for stopping by to check in on the One Room Challenge Reveal
of my friend's master bedroom. If you're just now catching up she's the sweetest,
hard working, single mom, who went through a divorce last year - and was most
 deserving of a fabulous master bedroom for herself.  
I'm most excited to share that a big budget wasn't in the cards and her stylish new
 room is brought to you by several Craigslist scores, Walmart, Ikea and DIYs!
 But first, a huge thank you to Linda @ Calling it Home for her work putting
the ORC together, and endless support and encouragement!  

I mentioned before that she was a neutral loving girl, who didn't want to commit to
color, but her favorite rooms she kept showing me had pops of color, she went out of
her comfort zone big time and agreed to this 'daring' combination. :) We went with a
neutral background that she could easily change up.
BEFORE
 First up was rearranging the furniture, placing the bed under the window and white
 paint from top to bottom immediately opened the room up.  Craigslist score #1,
 the over sized lantern is a great scale for the high ceilings. Craigslist score #2, 
the Wisteria x- benches we had reupholstered in a linen blend leopard. 
 The neutral upholstered headboard from Walmart is impressive quality for the bargain
price. We chose a simple silhouette against the busy combination of  windows and panes.
 The bed covering the windows (although not ideal, but our best option)
 wasn't a concern in this sun drenched space with a southern exposure.  
Craigslist score #3 - We were beside ourselves when these vintage Drexel campaign
chests showed up for a steal! They're large and offer amazing storage and surface
 space for a lamp and pretty styling (a bonus). 
She found the gorgeous pair of lamps at Homegoods, when we were trying them
 out I thought it would be fun to place the pillow fabric on the diagonal to repeat that
element, but it meant we needed more fabric and a little miracle worker to help us
 out last minute ~ we are so fortunate to have the BEST seamstress,
 thank you sweet, Erika, you are a gem!
We added Greek key trim to give the fur throw a custom detail. 
   BEFORE
 She thought we could keep that brown beast - not a chance! 
Thank goodness for Craigslist score #4, something unique to disquise the tv, and after 
a makeover with Annie Sloan chalk paint (more to come) she's using it as a media
 cabinet and dresser.
BEFORE

The tv component is right under the vase and book. 
And, it gives off a beautiful, warm glow at night, we're pretty smitten with it.
Craigslist score #5, this huge ornate mirror popped up one day, eeek, it was
perfect for our big blank wall! We paired it with artwork from Homegoods. 
 

She had her handyman add molding to the flat closet doors, and we painted it metallic gold.
Thanks for all your input, you guys won her over! :) 
ONE MORE BEFORE


I'll be sharing all the sources and prices and details of our budget friendly room
 on Monday. 

Thank you so much, dear friend for sharing in the stress and mess of the ORC!
I can't tell you how happy it makes me that you love your room! 

And thank YOU you my awesome readers, I so appreciate your support! 

There are 90 more amazing room reveals that everyone has put their heart into,
I know you'll love the inspiration at Calling it Home here.

If you'd like to check out my past One Room Challenge Reveals:

Spring 2014 - My Kitchen
Fall 2013 - My Master Bedroom
Spring 2013 - My Bathroom


Joining Sarah @ Thrifty Decor Chick December Before & After

107 comments:

Shannon said...

Pam, you always rock it! I expected no less. It's so, so beautiful! The nightstands are gorgeous, and I love the painted cabinet. We did it! Congrats!

Judy said...

pam, this project you did for your friend is simply stunning! the gods must have been favoring both of you with such fantastic "steals"! i love the bed, bedding, well, just everything. i also have ordered a gray upholstered headboard from WM and it's just waiting for me to gut and re-do my daughter's old bedroom...hopefully soon!

looking forward to all the sources and i'll be pinning this room fo' sho!

Scrappy Pink Corner said...

Amazing transformation. Beautiful work. Ana

Krystine @ www.KrystineEdwards.com said...

BEAUTIFUL Pam!!!! I love that you moved the bed in front of the window, it just makes the space so much inviting! The colors, the bedding, the headboard, all the details are stunning!

Diana @ Your Day Simplified said...

Wow, you have worked your magic once again. Her bedroom is gorgeous!! It is still very serene even with the little pops of color. You are the master of craigslist!

Lisa @ Shine Your Light said...

The Queen of Craigslist, you are!! Pam this room is so soft and lovely, you did such an amazing job. I love the white from top to bottom, with that little pop of pretty coral. And your CL finds!! WOW on that black dining room hutch completely transformed into a TV cabinet with all that storage, it's stunning!!!! Thank you for sharing how this beautiful room came together and that a room like this doesn't have to cost $$$$$$$$$$! I hope your friend enjoys this retreat so very much!

Cathy said...

Dang girl, you are the queen of craigslist! Every one of those pieces is so ideal for that room! Love the pop of color and the various details you added to pull it all together. Your friend is one lucky lady to get design help from one of the best. Bravo to you both!!!

Stephanie said...

This room is beautiful. I love the neutral background w/ pops of orange. It's a lovely transformation & I know your friend is so, so happy. Awesome job.

Shelley | Crazy Wonderful said...

Holy moly!!! This is one stunning bedroom! I'm beginning to think you must have made a deal with the devil to be able to score so many amazing pieces on Craigslist ;D

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

WOW Pam!! Stunning makeover!!

Nancy {at} powellbrower at home said...

Pam you are a genius and she is so lucky to have you as a friend and stealth designer!! I cannot believe your CL finds!! Wow they are all amazing and my favorite is that whirte buffet- gorgeous and such a statement! Congrats on your huge sucess friend! Xo Nancy

Ange said...

Oh Pam, what a beautiful room you created!!! I love all of it, the benches, the armoire, fabric choices, mirror and lamps! I am sure she must be so happy to have such a pretty space for herself.

René said...

Holy cow this is gorgeous! Those chests were an amazing find! Beautiful!

Maison Blanche said...

THis is GORGEOUS! Love it all! Especially the new painted media cabinet! One question- it looks as if the view of the tv is blocked by the door configuration. It looks as if the middle door is stationary? Or did you figure out a way to work around that? I would like to do something similar and would appreciate any input :)

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Oh, Pam, this may be your best work ever! Love it and what a great idea transforming that hutch. You are the Craigslist queen.

Kris @ Driven by Décor said...

Pam, you absolutely outdid yourself. I couldn't agree more with Kim - I think this may just be my favorite makeover of yours yet! You friend must be absolutely giddy over the stunning space she now has. Love every last bit of it!

Karena Albert said...

I am amazed by this gorgeous makeover. The colors used are perfection and I adore the lamps for a bit of glam! Craigslist reigns!!

xoxo
Karena
The Arts by Karena

Dianne said...

Well you are both talented and lucky! What great finds and you knew just what to do with them !!! The room is so pretty and polished. Best makeover yet!

SHERRY HART said...

Damn girl....I want that room! It is full of goodness....not sure where to start! Moving the bed was brilliant. That TV cabinet and those chests were such a score. I love the addition of the coral color....Pam you did a super fantastic job on this room!!!

pam {simple details} said...

Maison Blanche - You smart cookie! I'll be posting more about it, but it is stationary, we've had a professional look at it and will be hinging it to the door next to it, but he couldn't get us on his schedule before the reveal.

Michelle Woeller said...

Once again, fabulous! You pulled everything together beautifully and I LOVE the white tv cabinet! Elle

Jennifer @ Dimples and Tangles said...

Pam, there are no words! You are a star designer! I can't believe how perfectly those nightstands fit beside the bed, and I'm SO glad your client trusted you to add the pops of color, they're just right! Loving the gold trim on the doors, I plan to try the same thing on my pantry. Pretty sure I would cozy up in that room and never leave! Well done, my friend!

Dana Frieling said...

Pam, you are a miracle worker when it comes to making inexpensive finds look like a million bucks! I LOVE this room. It's so inviting and the pops of color totally make it!

jana bek said...

Pam, the space is simply stunning! Hard to believe it's the same room! You stretched your budget in an amazing way - those drexel campaign chests - so so good! Your client must be thrilled with her beautiful new bedroom. XX jana

Denise Greenwood said...

Wow! Pam, I'm speechless!! What a beautiful restful space! Great job friend :)

Crissy @ House of Marlowe said...

Really, really beautiful Pam!

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

I gasped!!! Simply Stunning!!!!!....you are the Craigslist Queen...i have staring at all the beautiful details of which you are also the "Queen" of!!...Cannot believe that headboard is from Wally World...amazing!
And so glad that she did not want the brown beast as that cabinet is fabulous....Another magnificent One Room Challenge!!!

Decor To Adore said...

Wow~ An absolutely stunning space! I love the lamps and what scores on Craigslist! As a fellow 6 week participant the six weeks was indeed a challenge and you rose up. Well done!

Anne Holscher said...

How is it you hit a homerun every time? Gorgeous, I love it!

Doreen said...

Beautiful room!!! Love everything especially the media cabinet.

lori said...

That "before" room was so ugly, dreary and in desperate need of an "ex-orcism"! I know, because I own it! I am the lucky and blessed friend who received Pam's amazing room makeover. I could not love it more! It is bright and cheery, but at the same time a serene and peaceful retreat. I'm pinching myself and can't believe that it's my room. I can't thank you enough, sweet friend. I am overwhelmed by your kindness, support, and off-the-chart talent. You are simply the best! (Thank you to sweet Erika too!).

Kim said...

WOHOO!!! This is FABULOUS!! Way to go Pam and lucky you Lori!! Congrats on a beautiful transformation!! xokim

Michele Q said...

Absolutely Amazing - so beautiful. I would love to know your secrets for scoring such incredible finds on Craigslist - please share!

autumn said...

wow! i am in awe of your incredible craigslist finds! the room is just what your clients needed, i am sure---it is serene, and feminine and comfortable and elegant! well done!

ElevenGables said...

I am in awe. Everything is so very beautiful! You can wave your magic wand over my master next!! BRAVO!!!! xox

Patty Day @Pattys Epiphanies said...

Just three words!
IT IS AWESOME!!!!!

Jodie | Sypsie Designs said...

This room is beyond fabulous now and I absolutely love the colors! I'm still picking my jaw up after seeing all of your craigslist scores! Congrats and cheers to finishing the One Room Challenge!

Annabode said...

Love what you did with the closet doors!

Laurie from Laurie Jones Home said...

It turned out incredibly beautiful! Just goes to show how great a room can turn out when someone steps outside their comfort zone! You did an awesome job!

Brandi said...

Oh how beautiful, Pam! You worked your magic once again. Love all your awesome Craigslist makeovers.

Kristin@bliss-athome.com said...

So pretty Pam ! I just adore that bedding :) xoxo

Andrea at Opulent Cottage said...

Just gorgeous! I love every single thing about this! Looking forward to your source links.

aquahausblog.com said...

I am so impressed. While yes, the space is gorgeous, I'm amazed that you did all this with Walmart, Craigslist..etc. Basically, it is the product of genius designing and styling. The re-arrangement of the bed was so smart, and those nightstands!! Excellent job, bringing design to all..and especially for your sweet friend. Happy she has a sanctuary of her own.

Carrie @ Cosy Carolina Interiors said...

WOW!! This is so beautiful, Pam!!! I love that you did this for your friend! Your CL finds are divine. And that headboard is from Walmart?! Get out of town!! :)

Casa Vilora Interiors said...

Wow! What a beautiful room! I could just move right in. You did an amazing job!

Amy C. said...

Holy moly Pam! You nailed it! What a lucky friend to have someone so talented finish her room. I love everything about this space! Great job!!!

mrs. V | Chez V said...

Outrageously jealous of your mad CL scouting skills. First those Drexel campaign chests and then that to die for armoire - which is perfect in that space. Super smart to move the bed! What a transformation a little paint and placement makes! Glad your client trusted your instincts b/c the colors are gorgeous. And don't get me started on that greek key trim on the fur throw. Beautifully done on a budget - major SKILLZ!!!!

therelishedroost said...

I always love to se what you get off of Craigs list I never have shopped on it, always nervous about it but you seem to do great! Really fresh and fun!

Rosa said...

I'm blown away by your Craigslist finds. What strokes of luck! Totally inspiring to see another designer's project consist almost entirely of thrifted bargains...that's what my ORC space is about too!
This bedroom is beautiful and tasteful. Love the neutral+coral color combo. And I believe EVERY room needs a touch of leopard. Bravo!

http://rosabeltrandesign.blogspot.com/2014/11/one-room-challenge-project-parisian.html

Kim@The Green Room Interiors said...

Pam, what am I going to do with you? This bedroom makeover is sooo good! I know it must bring a smile to your friend's face every time she walks in that room. Can't pick a favorite - I love it all! You are awesome.

Tracy Laverty said...

Pam, you really did an amazing job in this room! I love the touches of coral and that hutch you painted looks so classy. Really, you have such a gift for design! Bravo!

Carol@6WilsonBlog.com said...

Oh Pam!! So gorgeous! Brilliant rearrangement, and the cabinet came out amazing!! I love the color, too. So great.

Sam @ Away She Went said...

It looks amazing! I love that it was done with Craigslist finds and other budget pieces. It definitely doesn't look like a budget makeover!

Simply LKJ said...

Pam, the room is just stunning! Elegant, yet understated. Perfection!!

epinteriordesigns.com said...

Such a calming and beautiful space! Well done, well done! Love all the creative and functional solutions with your Craig's list finds! Congratulations on a truly beautiful room!

sarah sofia knepp said...

Pam, this is absolutely beautiful! Kudos to you for pulling it off and for doing this for your dear friend! I did my master bedroom last ORC round & came across the same Walmart fabric headboard with nail head trim. You would never know it was Walmart because it's so fab, especially with the fabric and bedding you choose! I love how airy the room feels and those campaign night stand with the lamps, SCORE! I have to say I loved how you transformed the china cabinet and I'm still waiting for the perfect one to show up on Craigslist for me to repaint for my home office! It's been a pleasure participating in ORC with you!

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

pam, it's amazing and my kind of budget! i love to see rooms that are beautiful and realistic money wise. LOVE it!

Erin Dove said...

This room turned out so beautiful, Pam! The colors and everything are just perfect. Congrats on a job well done and for finishing the challenge :)

Dana Casey said...

a great big transformation, and it looks beautiful. what great finds on craigslist...those campaign chests and the buffet/hutch oh my! dana

Jessie said...

This bedroom is super gorgeous! I love all your craiglist finds especially the campaign chests! Adore the pop of colors too! Very well-thought out room, I am swooning over every details! You did a marvelous job, Pam!

Jessie
www.mixandchic.com

Stacey {steward of design} said...

So very pretty Pam! Your friend must be so excited about her room now.

Mary said...

Hi Pam,
Your friend must be over the moon to have such a beautiful room. I was in her shoes at one time. To have a room like this to retire to at the end of the day, would have been a God send!
Heck...I'm remarried & I'd still love a room like this. Your hard work just proves you don't have to spend a ton of money to have a beautiful space. She's lucky to have you as her friend.

Shannon Fox said...

GOR-2-tha-GEOUS.
Can't wait for the deal deets.
You rocked it lady!!!!!

Albertina M. Cisneros said...

OMG!! I love it! You had me at gold trim!! hehehe. Beautiful, beautiful. I can't get over the amazing bedside tables and the dresser+cabinet....and painted in white...perfection. The Craig's List scores are just amazing. What a beautiful job. Congratulations!!

Jenny said...

Pam!! You did an AMAZING job! So many beautiful elements that make the room feel as though it was pulled together over time - such a great, 'collected' look. I love the idea of using a china cabinet as a media unit - way better than the usual! And I can't even believe that headboard is from Walmart! Shut. UP! Wonderful job - you have such a great eye!

Improvement List said...

This room is amazing. Love the color combination and all of the accessories. This makes me want to put a little more effort into my craig list searches! Great job on the room.

Sabrina S said...

Wow what a great transformation! These craig list finds are simply amazing!

Carrie Corson said...

Your bedroom turned out beautiful! You really did an amazing job! It is styled so perfectly!

Jen (House of Ruby Jean) said...

Pam, you are amazing! I love everything, it all looks great together! Great job:)

Amber B (Simple Dwellings) said...

What a stunning transformation, Pam! I love all of the thoughtful details. That hutch makeover is amazing!! Great job as always!

Julie Taylor and Danni Greenwalt said...

Pam...it looks so good...I love the hutch and the pillows...the colors look beautiful in there.

sarah m. dorsey said...

Oh it's so pretty!!! what an amazing transformation!!

Abbey Ofs said...

This is so pretty, just pinned! Did you make that throw pillow on the bed or make it with Braemore fabric? We carry it :) http://www.onlinefabricstore.net/braemore-journey-fruitty-fabric-.htm

StagerLinda said...

Love that you could turn the fabric to mimic the pattern on the lamps and paint the molding on the doors gold. It makes me clap my hands! Those details are de-light-ful! The entire room is wonderful.

Mallory said...

Pam- You continue to out-do yourself! This is stunning in every way!!!

Angela Neese Rathbun said...

Of course I am not surprised in the least, but this space you've created is just stunning. I can't even pick a favorite detail, but the transformation of the black cabinet to the white is pretty fabulous! And the gold detail on the closet...love!

Kristen @ Pursuing Vintage said...

The room looks amazing! And I really think I might steal your idea to use a china hutch as a dresser/tv unit. I need something similar in my room.
Amazing work!

Linda {Calling it Home} said...

Such an amazing transformation, Pam. It was also fun to see what your decision was on the chandy. So many great details. You kill me on your CL finds. Pretty!!

Delia said...

I love it all! So bright and cheery!

Katie {Miss Dixie} said...

I am so impressed with how this room went from drab to fab! I love the layers of neutrals and gold with the pop of coral. actually, I'm digging this color scheme for our room! please come do mine next!! amazing CL finds, per usual! gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous.

Julia Konya said...

Sorry, I'm so so late but my blog move knocked the wind out of my sails. It's so absolutely gorgeous. What a phenomenal job.

Bethany DeVore said...

Oh my goodness Pam, this room is seriously amazing! I can't stop looking at all the pictures! You are the Craigslist queen!

tara martel said...

speechless! this is an absolutely gorgeous space to say the least. i remember being really impressed with your CL finds a few weeks back. every single angle shows me something else to adore. what a sweet thing to do for your friend, i bet she loves it! great job!

Elizabeth @ The Little Black Door said...

It turned out wonderfully. What a relaxing and special place to start your day! I love it!

Vel Criste said...

I'm so blown away Pam!!!!!! Another fanta-bulous job dear! this room definitely doesn't look like it was done on a budget, it's so elegant and love the mix of patterns all around! Can you do my room? pretty please, hope we lived close by each other, would definitely give you full hand in re-decorating any room in my house! Love it all!

Tiffany said...

Oh my goodness! The cabinet, the closets, the fabrics! So so gorgeous. Congrats to you and your friend. I bet she just loves it.

kate@willowinteriors said...

First, sorry I’m just now getting over here! I hit publish on my room and ran out the door on vacation. Secondly…what a transformation!!! I love every little thing...that bed (walmart!!!), the lamps, those benches are gorgeous!!!, and all of your other craigslist finds! Absolutely stunning! I'm sure friend is thrilled! Well done!!! And lastly, I am still chuckling over your photos and confession on LBD...hysterical!!! :)

alissa {33shadesofgreen} said...

I am amazed at all your beautiful Craigslist finds...wow! I'm drooling over the Drexel nightstands and Wisteria benches. What a lovely space. Amazing finds!

Amanda said...

This bedding is gorgeous! Where can I find it??

pam {simple details} said...

Hi Amanda - Thank you!! All the info, including fabric for custom pillows is in this post:

http://simpledetailsblog.blogspot.com/2014/11/orc-craigslist-bedroom-details.html

Storybook Apothecary said...

such a cool bedroom makeover!

{Hi Sugarplum!} said...

That was so much fun going through all 6 weeks at once...almost made it look like it was easy! ;) I totally remember following along last year, and am just as blown away seeing it all a second time. You gots skills, my dear!!! xoxoxoxo

Morgan Beek said...

Which style and color is the headboard from Walmart? I love it!!

pam {simple details} said...

Hi Morgan - It's Better Homes & Gardens - Grayson in Oatmeal. Thanks so much!

Jessica Greene said...

Love the media cabinet make over! Beautiful! Where are the curtains from?

pam {simple details} said...

Hi Jessica - They're IKEA - Ritva Panels - $25 per pair. My favorites, I've used them several times.

Katie Trent said...

Just kidding! I just saw the above comment! Sorry! I would still love to know the size though! Thanks!

NOLA Nurse said...

I absolutely LOVE the lamps!!!! Do you know who they're made by?

pam {simple details} said...

Hi NOLA Nurse - The lamps are Drexel, we found them at Homegoods.

Unknown said...

What color paint did u use for the room?

terri jones said...

LOVE THE NEW DECOR!! I have a question about the upholstered headboards. We just purchased one and I love it but I am not sure if the mattress is suppose to cover some of the fabric on the headboard, I Would like more of it to show but not sure if thats just how its suppose to be or if it should butt up right where the fabric starts from the metal legs? Need Help! thanks!

pam {simple details} said...

Hi Terri, If you scroll down to the fifth photo you can get a peek of ours, the mattress is right at the bottom of the fabric. Since mattresses come in different heights that will determine how high it sits. I've used D-Rings attached to the back of a headboard before to hang it directly on the wall at the height I desired. There was some space between the bottom of the headboard and mattress but my pillows covered it up. That might be a solution for you. Good luck!

pam {simple details} said...

Unknown,

The white paint is Benjamin Moore Simply White.

Unknown said...

just so fun. great inspiration for my guest room redo. thank you. just curious where i can find sabu dove gray fabric?

Ashlyn said...

Question: On the media cabinet, how did you configure the doors to view all of the tv? I'm assuming there is some rigging of the middle panel, so they all move for movie viewing.

Absolutely beautiful! If you let me in on the middle panel secret or I can figure one out myself, I may be doing this to my hutch! :D

Amanda Wihebrink said...

Is the headboard the oatmeal color or what color is that? It looks great!

pam {simple details} said...

Hi Amanda, It is oatmeal, but I recently ordered one for a client and the color was off. Not sure if it was a bad dye lot?? The good news is shipping and returns are free, they will pick up from your location. Another good option is to pick up at your local store, you could check it out and return there if you weren't happy with the color. Good Luck!

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