DIY: Re-Designing Our Space!

Two days in to the New Year, Landon and I were shooting fellow Interior Designer / Architect Tara Marshall's home. It left me feeling pretty inspired. I love her space a lot and she is super great at changing a space on a budget. 

Our house is pretty nice! The main common areas have been our main focus for the past two years but I have been really wanting to do something with our master bedroom. I really wanted it to be more of an oasis and to create a space that we could wake up feeling inspired (especially because we are both professional creatives.) Our master bedroom is a very odd shape and is very big so I am working in sections. I don't want to over-whelm myself and I want the space to be functional and useful while I make the changes so I set out to make it easy, fun, and attainable with my schedule. 

We are on a budget! So I wanted to spend the least amount of money as possible. Luckily, I had everything I needed to re-do the 'dresser space.' So it was free! Yippee! I decluttered, grabbed a blank canvas and painted a picture to get rid of our ikea one, and grabbed different accessories from around the house that I could use to re-awaken the top part of the dresser since it became a place to just put random stuff. We also have a large collection of paint supplies so Landon is going to help me paint the dresser. 

Here is a quick before and after! :) 


before

Photo taken with my iphone when the inspiration struck! (of course at night time) 

Photo taken with my iphone when the inspiration struck! (of course at night time) 


After

What I did:

  • Painted a canvas (creative and fun) to bring a different look to the space and made sure to fill up the wall a bit more because we have such high ceilings. 
  • Grabbed large books from the house to add some colour and height.
  • Added a little greenery! Landon and I love plants but we are terrible at keeping them alive. I snagged this fake olive branch from a larger vase that's in our kitchen haha. I was originally going to go out and buy something from Michaels but I realized there was enough in the house to go around.
  • Filled up the surface as full as I could without making it look too cluttered! I wanted it to be full so that the temptation of leaving things on it would be minimal. 
  • I am planning on spray painting the handles of the dresser gold as well as the base. Quick and easy! 

My little helper... <3 

 

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