Red & Pink Bedroom Makeover

This bedroom makeover has been in the making for several months. And it not only involved the bedroom, it also morphed into the adjoining bathroom, because let’s face it, they need to match a little bit!

The design started with this amazing wallpaper I found at Katie Kime back in the fall (they offered it with a pink background back then). I had no idea how I would accessorize the room, but I had to have the pink and red lobster wallpaper. Call me crazy, but my emotions never lie. I got this frame from an antique mall and decided to not put anything inside it…letting this wallpaper be the art. And the old gumball machine is something we’ve had around for years.

The room was a clean slate when I found this headboard on Marketplace for $30. I painted it Honky Tonk Red by Dixie Bell paint.

This cute picture was in my studio; I bought it a few years back at an antique mall. The lamp was on the clearance aisle at Hobby Lobby, and I painted it the same red and used a pale pink paint for the flower.

I also found this dresser on Marketplace and got it because I liked the curves. It also got the same paint treatment along with some embellishments of the carvings along the side.

When I went to pick it up, it was in bad shape…probably from someone leaving it outside for months. The top was ruined particle board. So, I covered it up with some faux leather that I glued down. I replaced the knobs with these ceramic ones that I found on Amazon.

I also did a chair makeover with a metal chair that I had tucked away in my closet. Years and years ago, it was my mom’s vanity chair .

I had covered this seat probably 15 years ago and never touched it until last month.

I painted it pink and embellished the roses—it just had too much potential to leave them with no color. I covered the seat in a pink velvet.

This vanity was already part of the room—I found it on the side of the road a few years back and snatched it up. Back then, I painted it Gecko by Sherwin Williams. I replaced the knobs with more from the pack I got on Amazon. The mirror had belonged to my grandmother, and I gave it a paint job to match the room.

Once I had the lobster wallpaper on the walls, Annie Selke approached me and asked if I wanted to do a room makeover with some of their bedding. Of course I did!

I couldn’t resist the Playful Posies quilt. Then, I selected the pink/coral quilt to act as the base for layering the color. It would have been easy to do a white base, but I wanted the challenge to see if I could make it work.

Then, I selected the pillows in various patterns. I was drawn to the madras plaid pillows, and the reverse side of the floral is a green dot. Then I took a big risk and went with the orange pillows, and added in a king size sham on top in the floral.

After selecting the bedding, I set my sights on this woven cotton rug that had all the colors.

When my daughter suggested moving the bed in front of the window, we suddenly had a lot of space at the bay window. I knew I needed something to go there, so I pulled out this settee from my storage and gave it a makeover.

I just happened to have enough check fabric left over from a previous project and decided to paint the frame the same pink I used on the chair. I found these cute flower pillows on Amazon in pink and green.

I also got this throw blanket from Annie Selke, which looks cute on the bed or the settee!

The bathroom showed the biggest change between the two rooms. It had yellow painted walls with white wainscoting. Nothing really spectacular.

I installed wallpaper from Annie Selke and got the matching shower curtain.

The crisp white towels with the green trim and the striped rug helped break up all the floral.

I dared to paint that wainscoting pink—Loveable by Sherwin Williams. That alone made a huge difference in this bathroom and I’m so glad I did it!

The chrome vanity light had seen better days, but I didn’t want to replace it. So, I used Dixie Bell Slick Stick for a base coat, and then I painted the fixture pink.

This is such an easy upgrade and change to old light fixtures. Spray paint works great on these vanity lights, too.

I purchased this cute vintage swimsuit watercolor on Etsy and got a frame from Hobby Lobby. I used another one of those knobs from Amazon on the medicine cabinet.

And just like that, the whole space came together in a completed look of pinks, reds, oranges, and greens. I know it’s a lot to take in at one time, but I love it.

I reused so many things found around my house and studio, just moving it from one space to another. And I did a ton of DIY projects with paint—which is always my first go-to for a quick change. If you want to watch a tour of this space, go to my YouTube channel by clicking here.

I’m learning more and more that living a full life is about taking risks. And I’m so glad I did in this room. What are you holding back on doing? You need to just go for it! I guarantee you’ll be glad you did.


I'm Wendy Conklin, The Chair Stylist.

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