After 8 years of yellow walls and a lacking theme, I decided to changes thing. I am also on a very tight budget, so what's a girl to do? Go to Home Depot, Ikea, Wal-Mart and Craftster of course!
I wish I had before pictures, but I was so excited to get started once I had the paint that I forgot until I was half done.
I picked a chocolate brown and a sort of light teal colour called sweet rhapsody because I guess the people at Behr couldn't think how to describe it either). The paint guy thought I was nuts when I told him my colour palette. I rather like it though and my dark and tiny doesn't feel so dark and tiny.
I did a bird silhouette theme. And the very talented Korok here on Craftster made my some lovely thrown pillows back in the fall and are completely and totaly perfect. My original plan was to make a duvet cover to match however my sewing skills are minimal. So when I saw a comforter that matched pretty well at Wal-Mart for a whooping $20, I snatched it up.
I reused the paper lanterns that I had bought for my grad party this past summer and the curtains are the same ones I've had for years.
Due to a serious lack of space (seriously, my room is tiny...) I made a make-shift vanity out of a picture frame shelf and mirror from ikea ($26 total!). I channeled my minimal fine art skills to paint the bird and grasses mural under the shelf. And to make the space less boxy, I removed the closet doors and painted the shelving inside. I put my bookshelf and old night stand inside. I used Ikea storage boxes in there to make up for the lack of closet space.
Here's a better shot of the mural. It's still a little wet so there are weird looking spots. I used a picture I found on google as a reference, but the whole thing is done free hand.
My old dresser was just way to big for my space so I got another bookshelf from Ikea and I used it as a TV stand/dresser. It's a much better fit. I've had the DVD shelves for years, I just moved them and turned on in to a stuff shelf (not the shot glass collection shelves on the right lol). To supplement from poor over-full bookshelves, I put up some floating bookshelves formy Twilight and Harry Potter books. I may or may not have said "Wingardium Leviosa" and giggled when I put the Harry Potter books up there.
On top of the TV, I put another ikea picture shelf and painted from more birdies up there. I used stencils for those ones.
Just a closer shot of the birds.
The best part is that a complete room redecorate and reoginize cost me under $350!