HOME MAKEOVER FOR RENTERS

Bedroom Makeover: Furniture

I always thought to myself, “One day, I’m going to have great bedroom furniture!” But for some reason, I was never willing to spend any money to make that happen. After reading books such as The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up, I realized that I want to be surrounded by things that I love. And I don’t love our bedroom furniture.

The Beginning

When I first moved out of my dorm room, I knew I needed to find a bed as soon as possible. I sure as heck wasn’t dragging a (really old) obed from Cape Breton to Moncton. It would surely cost me less to buy something second hand.

Fortunately, Max has always been there for me. He is actually the one who went to pick up our current bed frame and our old mattress. I loved that bed and used it ever since then. But last year, we finally admitted that it was time for an upgrade. We shopped around a bit and found one that we both loved – a pillow-top mattress!

That is literally the only piece of furniture in our bedroom that we paid for. On each side of the bed, we have end tables that were given to us by a friend who moved to Sherbrooke – merci Paul! We also have an old second-hand dresser that my dad bought for me when I first moved to Moncton and a chest that my mom bought for me that same year. Just to put it in perspective, I moved to Moncton in 2009.

The Makeover

Our goals for the bedroom makeover in terms of furniture are as follows:

  • Paint the bedside tables
  • Replace lamps (or their lampshades)
  • Get rid of the chest and/or dresser

I started priming the first bedside table and I’m really excited to show you guys the results at the end of this bedroom makeover. I’m hoping it will really give the bedroom a brighter look and a lighter feel. Here’s the progress so far:

I’m undecided whether or not I really want to keep the dresser. To be quite honest, I’d rather just get a new one. I repainted the one we currently have and although it looks nice, it just doesn’t fit in with the rest of the decor.

But I am definitely getting rid of our chest. It wasn’t holding much, and it’s taking up too much valuable space.

As a side note, I should mention that I will be selling whatever furniture we aren’t keeping so feel free to let me know if you’re in need of these items!


As a recap, I would just like to say that the bedroom is probably the easiest room to improve when you’re a renter. You can change the decor and the furniture so easily. And did I mention that it doesn’t require you to spend a ton of money?

 

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