Last Updated on July 6, 2023 by lindseymahoney
Welcome back to week 3 of the One Room Challenge! This week I continued to focus on the bed and painted nightstands, which are the main focal point of the room.
To hide the old platform bed, I purchased a matte lasse bed skirt and it completely changed the look of the bed. I also purchased a white quilt so the green headboard would get all of the attention.
Check out the previous five One Room Challenge transformations:
DIY Bed Side Tables | Painted Nightstands
The original design plans included two skirted round tables.
I decided to pivot the design plans when I found an affordable fern table at a local estate sale that was perfect in this room. Not only did the fern table fit the style of the guest bedroom, but it now matched the height of the vintage sewing table on the other side of the bed.
To create a more cohesive look, I tackled a quick DIY and painted the nightstands white.
Unfortunately, after two coats of primer, two coats of paint, and a topcoat, the top was still yellowed and discolored.
I need to repaint the table with an oil-based primer to prevent the stains (probably from nicotine) from bleeding through.
On the other side of the bed is an old sewing machine cabinet that I took from my parent’s garage.
I felt a little guilty painting it, but at least it’s getting used in a home and isn’t in a landfill!
Honestly, I was getting a little uncomfortable with the budget for this room, so I am thrilled that I was able to work with items I already owned. The fern table was only $32 and totally worth it.
Painted Nightstand Update
The two bedside tables look fantastic together, even though they don’t match perfectly!
*For more tips and techniques for painting furniture, check out my ultimate beginner’s guide!
DIY Project | Upholstered Headboard
This past week I have also been hard at work putting together the headboard.
Like all of my projects, I did my best to find budget-friendly materials to keep it as affordable as possible. I started with a piece of $12 plywood from Home Depot.
I wanted 3″ foam padding for the headboard, but the cheapest option I could find was $125. At Walmart, I found 1.5″ memory foam mattress pads for twin XL beds and they fit my dimensions almost perfectly. Each mattress pad was $25 and I ended up using 3 for a total of $75 in spending.
Then I added two layers of batting for extra cushion.
And attached this green suede fabric that I found in the bargain bin at Joanne Fabrics which cost $27 total.
I attached buttons for a custom look and hung it on the wall using cleats.
The green suede fabric was definitely out of my comfort zone but I am thrilled with the end result. I almost went with a safe tan linen fabric, which would have looked beautiful, but this green is just so fun!
The freshly painted white nightstands work really well with the headboard and new bedding too.
Check in next week to see how the office side of this room is coming together! Head on over to the One Room Challenge blog to see all of the awesome design plans of the other participants.