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Ashy’s Desert Nomad Bedroom Makeover Reveal

I am seriously so excited to show you guys how my 16 yr old SIL Ashy’s room makeover turned out!  I am SO in love with it I want to move in and camp on the green couch!!

A really cool thing about this room is how little we spent on it.  The entire room makeover cost less than $1500. Daaaang!! (It doesn’t hurt that all of the amazing furniture was thrifted.)

There were a few challenges that we faced in this room.  The biggest one being that it needed to be functional for as many teenagers as possible.  It is a really huge room, but there was a lot of wasted space.  Because the room was so big, and there was only one light source, we needed to brighten it up.  Also, closet doors.  When we replaced the flooring a few years ago we refused to put the bi-fold doors back on because they were just too ug.  So we needed to come up with a solution for that.

The entire inspiration for this space came from this piece of art, and using Sherwin-William’s Chip It! tool to make it my own.

Let me remind you what it looked like before we got started.

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This is what it looks like now:

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Click through to see the rest of the reveal!

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So good right!?

If you have a room that only has one light source and constantly feels dark, the best thing that you can do for your space is to paint the walls white.  It instantly changes everything!  In this room we painted everything my favorite shade of white (Sherwin-Williams High Hide White) and DIYed temporary fabric wallpaper for an accent (tutorial here)

I also added a really simple (and perfectly retro) painted diamond to break up the giant white wall where the bed used to be.

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I have so many favorite things in this room, I don’t even know what to start talking about first!!

Lets start with the double bypass sliding closet doors.  We loved the lightweight sliding barn door that we did in my MIL’s office so much that we decided it just needed to happen again in here.

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The rope pattern was totally inspired by my 4th grade teacher (thanks Ms. Wheeler!) do you guys remember doing projects like this when you were little?  Instead of doing a large install on a wall, I thought it would be cool to try it on something different!  The rope is just basic clothesline from Home Depot that I coffee stained.  A 2 part tutorial is coming for these doors.

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The vintage green velvet couch is such a show stopper.  I found it for $65 and it is in pristine condition.  We gave it a good cleaning and took off the skirt to update it a little.  All of the art on this wall is thrifted.  The DIY copper chandelier was a really fun project, and I am itching to make another one!

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I found the white resin deer head at a local store called Urban Renewal.  If you are ever in St. George you should stop by, the always have the coolest vintage finds!

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The coat rack was a last minute project and took just a few minutes (tutorial coming!).  I love it when things are pretty and functional!

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The brushed brass and Lucite table was a $12 Restore find that I have been hoarding for a year, waiting for just the right spot.

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I love the sort of jumbled mess of the hanging planter and cafe lights (tutorial here!)

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The copper peg shelves are exactly what the dr. ordered for this side of the room.  They are sturdy and functional but visually don’t take up a lot of attention.

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Painting the inside of your closet (like we did with Sherwin-Williams Naval) is a easy way to get a lot of bang for your buck.  I think I need to do this to all of the closets in my house, so that they will look pretty enough to keep clean!

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(Isn’t my sister the cutest painter?)

 

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So what do you think!?  I am pretty impressed that the design for this room stayed exactly with what I had planned.  That doesn’t happen very often (Nugget I am looking at you.)  I also love that it is super attainable.  Its pretty awesome what a little paint and a few thrifted finds and plants can do to a room. 😉

Massive thank you to my friends at Sherwin-Williams for sponsoring this project!!

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65 Comments

  • Leslie 04.12.2014 at 17:42

    I must have that bed!! I’ve been searching for SO long to find a vintage (Queen) bed frame… any advice?

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  • Heidi 04.12.2014 at 17:47

    This is an awesome makeover! I don’t know if I would have ever through to move the bed in front of the window, but now that it’s moved it wouldn’t make sense anywhere else in the space. And all the copper touches – amazing!

    http://jax-and-jewels.blogspot.com

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  • Olga 04.12.2014 at 17:52

    I love you! Nothing more to it, plain and simple – LOVE YOU!

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  • Ashley 04.12.2014 at 18:05

    Love it! And if you want your own deerhead/wall vase, you can get it here: http://www.whitefauxtaxidermy.com/deer-head-wall-vase-stag-deer-head-faux-taxidermy-white-ceramic/

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    • Mandi 04.12.2014 at 18:07

      Awesome!! Thanks Ash!

      xo
      m

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    • Emily 18.02.2015 at 22:19

      Just an FYI..I would look for another distributer of the deer head vase. I fell in love with this room makeover and needed the deer head vase to complete a similar feel I was going for in my sons room. Unfortunately, I purchased this deer head vase from that etsy seller and it has been a nightmare. Only half it’s face was gloss painted and the nose has a big crack in it. I am trying to return/exchange it and the sellers are less than accommodating. :(

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  • Becca 04.12.2014 at 18:08

    Great job, its gorgeous :) Can I ask where the rug is from?

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  • AnnMarie 04.12.2014 at 18:19

    This whole space is great, but the furniture! Ack, HOW DO YOU DO IT?? Maybe I lack vision, and that’s why I can never score anything awesome.

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  • Amanda 04.12.2014 at 18:29

    Oh man -Christmas came early!! I have been anxiously waiting for the reveal and it does not disappoint. I really like that it’s funky and bright, with just the right amount of quirkiness and casual cool. Love it!

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  • kelly 04.12.2014 at 18:31

    I’ve been waiting for this reveal for so long and you killed it. That bed frame alone is worth more than $1500. I don’t know how you could leave this room behind, it’s just so great and so much of you is in it. I love your retro art but I’m curious why you didn’t paint it on a canvas, is it just too flat or something. It’s great on the wall but I move art around all the time so I would want it portable. What are you thoughts?

    As always, your blog is my favorite!

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    • Helen 06.12.2014 at 13:38

      I totally stole Mandy’s idea but painted it on plywood for that same reason – I move furniture and rooms too often to commit to the wall.

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  • Lauren 04.12.2014 at 18:56

    Stunning. I died over the diamond design painted on the wall when you posted it and I loooooove all of your details all over the room. The copper, the navy closet, the couch, THE PLANTS. All so good.

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  • Chelsea Jean 04.12.2014 at 19:08

    omg omg omg, Mandi STOP IT! This is too good, I can’t even take it! Did Ashy scream, jump up and down, cry?! I would have done all three. Also, you just made it impossible for her to EVER leave for college, so I hope there is one she can commute to near by! Now, please come over and do my room. Please and thank you!!

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  • Trinitee 04.12.2014 at 19:10

    Seriously?! I don’t think I could love this room more! So much inspiration! Thank you for your brilliance!

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  • Susan 04.12.2014 at 19:43

    Wow. I knew it was going to be awesome! She is one lucky girl!

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  • Hillarey 04.12.2014 at 19:48

    I’ve been dying to see this, I thought you’d never reveal all your hard work!!! I love every inch of this room, kinda wish it was my own!!! I especially love the bright white walls and the painted closet wall!

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  • Deonna at the Child at Heart blog 04.12.2014 at 20:49

    This is my favorite room so far. It’s like you took all of my favorite tutorials you’ve done recently and put them in one place…super excited for the ones to come. You are a true talent :)

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    • staci 05.12.2014 at 04:15

      I think this room is great, too, but favorites are still Dylan’s bedroom makeover (the current one with the colorful hexagons) and Alicia’s office makeover…..I’d take either one of them (or both!) in my house!

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  • Debbie Gregory 04.12.2014 at 20:55

    It looks amazing. I am really eyeing those closet doors. I show my husband evey time you use them and have several places in my house I want to use them. Amazing. One question, where did you put the tv?

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    • Lisa E 05.12.2014 at 13:43

      Had to do a double take. My maiden name is Gregory and have a sister named Debbie, lol.

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  • Sue 04.12.2014 at 21:05

    Mandy, this room is fabulous. How awesome to have a room like this as a teen or adult!

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  • Ryesha 04.12.2014 at 21:08

    AWWWWWWESOME! That’s all there is to say, stunning!! Can you tell me where you get your plants and succulents??? Maybe it’s cuz you live in UT?? Any advice of an online shop? I live in NY.

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  • Heidi 04.12.2014 at 21:23

    Love everything about it! What a great space, cannot wait to see the closet doors tutorial! Where are the rugs from? I need both, please don’t tell me they were also thrifted!!

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  • 204 Park 04.12.2014 at 21:46

    Ooh I have been waiting to see this room reveal! It looks fabulous, another stunning room! xo, D

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  • Courtney Sherwood 04.12.2014 at 22:17

    I’ve been watching your blog to see this room reveal…it looks amazing! Love your work!

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  • brittanyMakes 04.12.2014 at 22:55

    I’m obsessed with this transformation! I love everything you did in this space, especially that rope detail on the sliding doors, smarty pants you are!

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  • Bridget K. 04.12.2014 at 23:12

    One of my fav of your room reveals yet! Love.

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  • katherine 04.12.2014 at 23:29

    it all feels so effortlessly stylish! … even the price tag on the top copper pipe of the coat rack 😉 it really looks awesome!

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  • Anna @annabode 05.12.2014 at 01:18

    Like you, I have too many favorite things in this room! But I wanted to say I especially love the new position of the bed–what a difference it makes!

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  • Amanda M 05.12.2014 at 04:09

    in LOVE with that rug

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  • panda flannel 05.12.2014 at 04:50

    this turned out so amazing! i’m with everyone else on the bed placement—i usually HATE when furniture is at an angle, i think it looks tacky and overdone, but you absolutely nailed it, functionally and aesthetically. just a super effective rearrangement of space.

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  • panda flannel 05.12.2014 at 04:58

    also, are you going to do a full sources post? i gotta know where you got those white cafe lights!

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    • Mandi 05.12.2014 at 06:22

      I found them at Target! They had orange lights in them and I switched them out with white ones left over from Christmas.

      xo
      m

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  • sally 05.12.2014 at 05:56

    I love it all! The shelves are brilliant. I want to copy that diamond right away. The closet doors. Everything. Well done.

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  • Janelle Bess 05.12.2014 at 05:58

    Love love love this room. That couch is awesome and am totally loving those closet doors- can’t wait for that tutorial! Also, really love the bed placement- I must admit I was not expecting that, and thought you would use that space as a ‘sitting/hangout’ nook since you mentioned that was a priority for your SIL in your room design. So so clever. And last thing- totally 100% agree that plants make ANY space better…. always!!!!!! :) Great job sister!

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  • Lindsay 05.12.2014 at 06:03

    oh my gosh, this as almost too fabulous to handle! seriously gorgeous and so full of personality and life!

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  • Jenn Kelly 05.12.2014 at 07:04

    Ooooh! So glad I saw this today! This room would make a wonderful she-cave for me. :) Just love the green sofa!

    Jenn

    thecremebruleeblog.com

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  • Kelly 05.12.2014 at 13:30

    This is seriously impressive Mandi. The details are amazing (the rope art on the closet doors!). You just always keep out-doing yourself! Ashy must LOVE it – what an amazing place to hang out with friends!

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  • Mary 05.12.2014 at 13:34

    Great room!!! …and I love your little nod to Cara. I see Shortcake in that bowl!!

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  • Lisa E 05.12.2014 at 13:45

    Love the room. You have such a gift. Have to ask, however, what happened to that white furniture piece? Loved it.

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  • Tania 05.12.2014 at 16:07

    WOW! It looks so great! I love all the vintage accents and the way you’ve arranged the furniture, what a lucky girl!

    Tania

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  • Colleen 05.12.2014 at 20:28

    I love this! This is basically my dream room

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  • Corinna - For My Love Of 05.12.2014 at 22:54

    Fantastic room reveal, again, Mandi! I love the mix of textures and styles. You really do find all the best thrifted stuff!

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  • Aaron 05.12.2014 at 23:09

    The bypass looks great! Are you going to provide close ups so we can see how you got the bypass to work?

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  • Rachel 05.12.2014 at 23:51

    GORGEOUS!

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  • Sandra P 06.12.2014 at 01:34

    You are AWESOME!

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  • AnnW 06.12.2014 at 02:47

    Another fantastic room! I could pick this room out as yours in a blind test! Well done.

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    • Eva 07.12.2014 at 08:55

      Huge fan of your work and this is my Fave yet. Very inspiring as I do my own DIY renovation

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  • Julie 06.12.2014 at 04:52

    Love your styling! I noticed the mannequin head holding glasses! Would love to know where you found it?! My daughter would love one! Thanks. :)

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    • Mandi 06.12.2014 at 05:59

      Hey Julie! You can find them at Pier 1!!

      xo
      m

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  • Sue 08.12.2014 at 13:07

    Love this. Love your heart for your sister in law. So lucky to have loving family like you.

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  • Kate 09.12.2014 at 18:29

    Where are the rugs from??

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    • Allison 10.12.2014 at 19:08

      I second this q! I’d love to find something like the blue rug.

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  • XpressDecorators 10.12.2014 at 08:31

    This is such a splendid design! And more than that, you didn’t even have to spend a lot and you got a turnout like this. Even the coat rack as a last minute addition is pure awesome.

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  • Gwen, The Makerista 11.12.2014 at 16:24

    love where you put the bed, Mandi, it really opens the space up! Looks amazing, and teenager would be lucky to have this room!

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  • Sharla 28.12.2014 at 02:23

    So I’ve been admiring your work for some time now. Obsessing over it really. All I can say looking at this is dang girl!!! You’re good!!! I thought I was talented but when I look at this my jaw drops. I wish we could hang out. I am truly inspired by you to say the least! Keep the projects coming girl! Your mind is an explosive device full of creativity.

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  • angela 31.12.2014 at 11:09

    That is amazing!!
    I’m dying to know where the hanging light fixture beside the painted diamond is from?!

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    I just saw your post on Pinterest and am absolutely obsessed with the lucite coffee table. Is this vintage? I’m assuming it is but wanted to ask just in case it isn’t and you know where I can snag one. Thanks so much.

    Adeniz

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  • Mariam 28.01.2016 at 05:10

    I LOVE that green couch. If she ever decides she doesn’t want it… please save it for me! :) Haha. In all seriousness though – gorgeous room!

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  • Jess 13.05.2016 at 18:20

    Oh My Goodnesssss! That deer head is the most adorable thing I have EVER seen!

    love your blog! :)

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  • alisha 20.05.2016 at 04:50

    where did that bed frame come from?! please bless it was not thrifted.

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    • Mandi 20.05.2016 at 14:36

      Thrifted (sorry!!)

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