A Beautiful Bedroom Renovation

Welcome to the 86th Metamorphosis Monday!

When Amy first purchased her one-hundred year old home in Florida, she had a vision of how she wanted each room to look. She knew she wanted the rooms to be comfy but she also wanted them to have a touch of elegance.

Today, I’m sharing how Amy transformed her bedroom…the Before and After is truly stunning. As you can see below in this Before pic, the walls were lime green and Amy wasn’t at all thrilled with the chandelier and broken blinds.

Another Before pic…

Now for the fun part…the After:

Good-bye lime green walls and not-so-elegant chandelier. Now the room has a wonderful airy feel with the softest of powder pink walls. I LOVE that chandelier!


So romantic and beautiful!


Amy had always wanted a window seat in her bedroom. Since the room didn’t have an alcove for one, she created a window seat feel with a blanket chest by adding a folded blanket as a cushion and some pillows to make it extra cozy. Isn’t this fabulous? Any of us could steal this idea and make it our own in one of our bedrooms.

When you visit Amy’s blog, she has the source for where she found her Carolina Cottage Hope Chest. I was surprised at how reasonably priced it was…very pretty!


Love the dress form Amy found on eBay. It was originally black and she painted it a soft ivory in keeping with the feel of the room. The pink sash is the perfect finishing touch.

Amy found the plaster plaques in a local antique shop. The cute trinket boxes on the floor are from one of my favorite stores…HomeGoods.


Amy really wanted the look of a beautiful Victorian writing desk for her room. She had spotted one at Ballard Designs.com for $349 (Anne Secretary Desk). Smart girl…Amy checked Craig’s list and found the same desk for only $100! Now that will make you a Craig’s list believer! Wow!


Amy has the cutest pic on her blog of her kitty, Thumbelina testing out the chair she has in front of the desk. 🙂

Amy dressed up her lamp shades by hot gluing white frills and pink rosettes to the bottom and top. Amazingly, the art in the picture frame was printed off the computer. Amy explains in detail at her blog how she found the pics online and used those to create her own beautiful art for her bedroom.

Amy thanks so much for sharing your beautiful bedroom renovation. You’ve really inspired all of us by sharing the many creative ways you designed this lovely room.


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  1. Melissa Miller says

    Susan it looks beautiful and very classic Victorian. What a truly remarkable transformation. I really enjoyed the tour.

    Happy Labor Day!
    ~Melissa 🙂

  2. marty (A Stroll Thru Life) says

    This really is a stunning transformation. I love the softness of it. Beautifully done. Hope you have a super holiday. Hugs, Marty

  3. Wow, I'd love to sleep in that room!


  4. Karen- The Graphics Fairy says

    What an amazing transformation!! Such a pretty room! Thanks for sharing a new blog and for hosting this fun party.

  5. Christi @ A Southern Life says

    That is one stunning transformation. what a lovely job. I think I could stay in that bedroom all day! The dress form is my favorite – with the pink sash it is just perfect. Very pretty and feminine. Lovely!

    Christi @ A Southern Life

  6. Confessions of a Plate Addict says

    Wow, Susan! What an amazing transformation…so dreamy and romantic! Amy did a fabulous job! I hope you are having a great Labor Day weekend!…hugs…Debbie

  7. Susan, Thank you so much for featuring my bedroom transformation for Metamorphosis Monday! Hope you have a wonderful Labor Day! 🙂

  8. Awesome transformation into a beautiful pink paradise…

  9. That is beautiful! Very girly and soft.

  10. Dandelion and Daisy says

    What a wonderful bedroom….cozy, classy and comfey!

  11. Its So Very Cheri says

    It is so beautiful.

    Thanks so much Susan for another wonderful party.


  12. shannon i olson says

    What a beautiful room! Great color and love the chest!

  13. Happy Cottage Quilter says

    Beautiful transformation!

  14. Angie@Echoes of Laughter says

    Thank you so much for sharing this beautiful bedroom with us! It is gorgeous! Angie xo

  15. Thatdroom is gorgeous. What an amazing transformation. Thanks for hosting again. I hope you're having a wonderful weekend.

  16. Hope you are enjoying your new computer!

    The transformation is beautiful. Amy's old chandelier is very much like the chandelier in my first apt. in Harrisonburg VA. My apt. building was built in the 30's, and each apt. had two of the of those types of chandeliers. I have no idea of their worth, but it was a sweet memory seeing Amy's old chandelier! I love what Amy has done with her room, it certainly is more restful looking!

    I hope you have a wonderful day off tomorrow!

    From Virginia

  17. Misti of Studio M Designs says

    The new room is incredible! I am having a hard time convincing myself that it is the same room. Fabulous!

    So glad I finally get to join in again. It has been too long!


  18. Wow! What a sweet and welcoming bedroom. Looks so cozy and warm. I love all the natural light! Thanks for introducing us to this wonderful blog…I visited and her home is so charming!

    Miss Bloomers

  19. Perfect for a young girl! So feminine.

  20. Jenglamgirl says

    Hi Susan THANKS SO MUCH FOR HOSTING. you should of seen my mouth when I saw the room… it fell open. JUST STUNNING, AND BEAUTIFUL IN EVERY SINGLE WAY. what a DREAM! hugs, JEN

  21. No way, just would never leave that room.

  22. No way, just would never leave that room.

  23. Such a gorgeous room. so relaxing and serene.

  24. Hi Susan,

    Glad your new computer's working out well for you — looking forward to seeing all the wonderful posts and Houzz Ideabooks you'll create with it!
    Thanks for showing us Amy's bedroom transformation — so beautiful! I'm glad she kept the ceiling as it was — it's perfect with the soft, romantic look she's created.

    Hope you have an enjoyable Labor Day tomorrow. Keep cool and stay safe!

    Warmest regards,

  25. Cabin and Cottage says

    What a transformation! Such a beautiful and sweet room–Thanks so much for hosting!

  26. Rachelle @ Adventures in Creating says

    What an amazing before and after! Thanks as always for hosting a great party!

  27. Hi Susan! Thank you for sharing Amy's room and her blog. Her bedroom is so beautiful and she's got style! I'll go and see her.
    Thanks again for being our Dear hostess and hope you have a wonderful Labor Day!
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia 😉

  28. Well I am not a girly girl but I do love what she has done with this room. Gotta go check her out. Thanks for showcasing another blogger.

  29. This is, indeed, a soft and romantic room. Thanks for showing..
    and thanks for hosting.
    hugs, bj

  30. Jenny @ Words on Wendhurst says

    That is a beautiful transformation, thanks for hosting!

  31. That's an ultimate make-over. Like a room of a princess. Fantastic.

  32. Cassie @ Primitive & Proper says

    that room looks pretty darn close to what i imagine heaven to be! gorgeous and soft!

  33. A beautiful transformation! Amy has vision. She did a lovely job of bringing a soft touch to this room. Great job! ~ Sarah

  34. Adorable room, thanks for sharing! I'll pop on over to Amy's place too!
    – Meg

  35. Purnima@a creative project says

    Wow.. Awesome makeover..I cannot believe how beautiful the earlier dull room looks like after painted and the white and pink accessories.. .. its so beautiful.. I am so inspired!!!

  36. Are you kidding!! That is the most beautiful, heavenly, romantic bed room ever!! Thanks Susan for sharing and hosting! 🙂

  37. BTW I stopping by Amy's blog. Commented and followed. She has a wonderful gift!!!

  38. Tales From My Empty Nest says

    What a gorgeous bedroom!! So feminine. Great job. Love & blessings from NC!

  39. I am a new follower, thnaks for hosting!
    The bedroom metamorphosis is amazing!! 🙂

  40. Wow! What a transformation! Amy's room is truly adorable. Thanks for featuring it, Susan..Christine

  41. ♥The Sweet Life♥ says

    Hi!! You have such a creative blog! I am following I invite you to follow me if you like. Enjoy your week!

  42. Jess @ Frugal with a Flourish says

    Fantastic redo! Love it! Thanks for sharing and thanks for hosting!

  43. Susan (My Place to Yours) says

    Susan, you're always so gracious to help us "newbies" get noticed. Thank you! What a treat it is to see Amy's transformation — and visit her blog. Thanks for sharing, and have a great holiday!

  44. Laura Ingalls Gunn says

    Oh my! This room is truly pink perfection. What a lovely transformation.

  45. gnee @ Singing With Birds says

    What a perfectly pinked bedroom! Great feature, thanks Susan.

  46. So gorgeous room:)))
    Thanks for hosting.
    Hugs, Biljana

  47. AshTreeCottage says

    What a darling transformation!!

    Susan and Bentley

  48. Gorgeous room, such a beautiful soft shade of pink!

  49. Sweet, pretty and oh so feminine!
    And love the wire form and wood floors!

    😀 Lynda

  50. Lisa's Creative Home says

    Oh what a wonderful room redesign. Its just gorgeous! Thanks for the tour:)

  51. What a beautiful transformation, this girl has a GOOD EYE!!! I will go to ther blog and say Hi to her too! Hope you had a great weekend! XO, Pinky

  52. WOW! What a transformation! So very calming and lovely now! Thank you for sharing this. I wish I had something to share this week!

  53. what a dreamy, girly bedroom! thanks for sharing and for hosting met monday!

  54. Sue (Someone's Mom) says

    That is what I call a makeover! I actually am not even a fan of pink and I love this room. It is so soft and you just want to curl up and read a book. She is very talented and I will check out her blog!

  55. laurie @ bargain hunting says

    A big thank you to Susan and to Amy for sharing this beautiful room make over. It IS hard to believe it's the same room! laurie

  56. I so want to live in this room! Love it!

  57. Susan,

    Congratulations with all the comments and links!
    But I admit, I am stumped, what is the ceiling treatment in your post? Doesn't look like a paint treatment, but doesn't look like old accustic tile either…inquisitive minds wanna know!


  58. I can totally see the difference! Your bedroom looks way better now. I love the wall paint, it’s so comforting and it kind of gives your room a girly look at the same time. You have a lovely chandelier and pillows, too. All in all, it’s a beautiful and elegant bedroom!

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