Purple Bedroom

Kev and I surprised my Mom with a quick “happy birthday” guest bedroom makeover this past weekend, so I thought I’d share some pics of what we put together for her here on the blog today!

It’s always fun to hang out at my Mom and Randy’s. There are pretty kitties at almost every turn…

…and there are so many fun things to look at around their house…

We started the redo by gussyin’ up their guest room bed with some new linens we got on eBay and at Target the week before. After that, we went out to pick up a few more things for the room at some local flea markets. We took my Mom with us, but we didn’t let her see anything we bought for the room. I snapped this funny pic of her over my shoulder on our way to Alyssa’s Antique Depot in Milton, FL…

Kev found an armoire he thought would be perfect for the room while we were at Alyssa’s. Here’s a little video he shot right after we got it loaded into our vehicle…

(Apparently Mom and I both like blue and white striped shorts!)

The next day, while my Mom was at work, we got to work making over a couple of our flea market finds. A pair of brass wall sconces got sprayed with Rustoleum’s oil-rubbed bronze spray paint, and an old parlor table got cut in half and painted Magnolia White. (Some leftover paint my Mom had in one of her closets) We also added a 12″x18″ piece of wood (we got them cut at a local home improvement store) to the top of each half (with Liquid Nails), to give them a little more surface space. We anchored each table-half to the wall with little metal L-brackets from the home improvement store.

Here’s a couple shots of the guest bedroom before we cleared everything out…

And here’s what we had fun putting together that day!

Of course the antique Jenny Lind bed stayed, as did the lavender walls, which are painted a Martha Stewart color my Mom picked out several years ago. She can’t remember the name of it, but she said that it looks very close to a couple of new Martha Stewart colors called ‘Phlox‘ and ‘Orchid‘. The ceiling fan came down, and my Mom is on the hunt for a pretty little chandelier to put in its place. The basket above the bed came from the Pottery Barn outlet in Georgia a couple years back, and the letters I hot glued inside it came from Paris Market in Savannah, Georgia. The wood and metal-trimmed letterpress boxes on the wall to the left of the bed came from Alyssa’s. They were $7 each and I just hot glued some of my Mom’s shells inside each of the compartments. The accessories on top of the armoire and on the bedside tables also came from Alyssa’s.

The Matine Toile duvet cover and standard shams (in “Lilac” by Pottery Barn) were eBay purchases, and the white channel-stitch F/Q quilt is from Target. The green-trimmed (white polka-dotted) sheet set is also from Target, and the (Pottery Barn) accent pillow in front was another eBay score. Here’s a close up of what it looks like:

We would have loved to throw in a new (old) painted hardwood floor, and maybe a great, Dash & Albert-style rug…

…but this was a one day fluff, and we were pretty plum-tuckered by quittin’ time that day!
(We did everything while my Mom was at work the day after we went shopping together and revealed it to her when she got home!)

All in all, it was a super fun room to revamp and we’re thrilled that Mom and Randy are happy with the new look!

Happy Weekend!


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Comments

  1. says

    Geez! That room looks great :) You can come over and decorate my house on any given one day! Cant wait to see what else you have coming up! I have just recently became a follower, and I love every single room you have done :)

  2. Sabrina P says

    You guys always do such a great job. Lovely shade of lavender mom! the toile choice is great. Just goes to show what a dramatic impact basic things can have.

  3. says

    So pretty!! Is the wall painted wood-paneling? We have one and I’d rather just paint it, not demo and hang sheetrock.

    (I love the video…y’all are skinny girls to fit in that seat!!)

  4. says

    absolutely lovely.
    you two are so clever and make beautiful rooms together!!!
    as always – thanks for sharing.
    love it!
    cheryl xox.

  5. Laurie says

    Hi Layla,
    Would you consider doing a post on how you find great things on eBay? Hints on search strategies? You always seem to find the very best stuff!

  6. says

    Oh your Mum must be so happy…. such a lovely room. I’m with Laurie (above) I was just thinking ‘How do you find such lovely things on Ebay?’.

  7. says

    It’s so cute!! I love your flea market finds too:) I am excited to be heading to a flea market in our area at the end of July!! I am working on finally re-doing our spare bedroom!!! So fun!

    ps…i’m having another little give-away at my blog!! Stop on by if your get a chance:)

  8. kelly says

    It changed the whole mood of the room (in a very good way!) “Quiet” is THE perfect word for the whole feel of it now. And you CUT THE TABLE IN HALF!!! What a smart idea. So is it nailed on to the wall like a “shelf with legs” maybe?
    kelly in georgia

  9. says

    Beautiful job creating a peaceful place for guests. I especially like your idea of cutting the parlor table in half to create two bed side tables. Did you get the painting displayed on the armoire at Alyssa’s?

    Your Friend,
    Deborah

  10. Lisa says

    THIS is why I love following your blog! You can make ANY toom go from an ordinary room into a magazine shoot AND you do it in a way that makes it look easy enough for we “NORMAL” people (not just interior designers!). Thanks for all that you share with us!

  11. Beverly Palmer says

    The things you guys come up with are amazing! Who would have ever thought of cutting a table in half? Layla and Kevin, that’s who! Love it!!!!!

  12. says

    I don’t care for purple, but was excited to see what you’d done with a purple room, ’cause I knew you two would make it work. What a beauty! How wonderful that you’ve given this to your mother and got to enjoy spending the day with her doing it! So now I have to look at purple a little differently.

  13. says

    So pretty. I’m on the hunt for twin beds like that for my daughter’s room. BTW……My parents came to my house for dinner the other night, and my mom told me my house was looking very “Lettered Cottage”. :) Best compliment ever! :)

  14. Laura says

    ONE DAY? And it included shopping? You two are amazing! Most of us can’t achieve that in one week. One month. One year. What kind of vitamins do you take ’cause I need some of your energy? Can’t wait for your show- “Layla + Kevin= Decorating Heaven”!

    • Layla says

      Well, I had to go back and edit the post a little… :-)
      We actually shopped on one day, and re-did the room while my Mom was at work the next day. We surprised her when she got home…it was so fun! :-D

      • Laura says

        Okay. I’ll edit my comment too. TWO DAYS? You are still amazing! And I did enjoy the tutorial on “How to pack 3 people in a front seat with a gear shift while still obeying the law by wearing a seat belt.”

  15. says

    I wish I was part of this family!!! LOL

    Gosh, you guys are simply amazing. Everything seems to be so easy for you! I mean, I know it’s NOT, you work hard, but it’s your talent that makes everything so beautiful and better.

    Wishing you a beautiful long weekend!

    xo

    Luciane at HomeBunch.com

  16. Marcia says

    Love the idea of the old parlor table cut in half to make the little night tables. How did you anchor the parts to the wall?

    • says

      Hey Marcia! I anchored the tables to the wall using two small L brackets from the home improvement store on each. Thanks for stopping by! :)

  17. Lorrie says

    My mom and I often end up wearing similar outfits! I’m glad we’re not the only ones. Great room makeover. I loved the parlor table cut into two – great look for the price of one table!

  18. says

    Oh so fabulous! I’m sure your mom is thrilled! It’s so much fun to make a such a difference that fast. And I’m always impatient and that works for me…lol!

    It looks like you found a little something to keep you busy in the Florida heat. :) We are off to Savannah next week and I can’t wait to check out the shops!

    ~Kim

  19. victoria says

    please oh please oh please help me with my house. i LOVE your style and need you advice and touches in my dining room and living room. i don’t know where to start and feel so overwhelmed.

  20. says

    Layla, love the new look you and Kev gave your mom’s guestroom. Looks so much more cohesive and inviting.
    I am so glad to know that I am not the only one who will sit buckled up with another person in the car in the name of getting something I bought home. : ) You and your mom are too cute in your matching shorts.
    LOL @ Kev, he was right about not wanting to get eveyone dizzy with that pan to the back of the car with the camera.
    Thanks for sharing.

  21. Sharry says

    Love the room! I was so surprised when you mentioned Alyssa’s because I shop there all the time. You never know what kind of goodies you’re going to find and usually at very reasonable prices.

  22. Wendy says

    Love love love the serene feeling! I love purple and green together and have stronger tones of them as a combination in my living room. =)

    Love the QUIET artwork.. what a fun idea!

  23. stacy lovoy says

    Shame…Shame on you for painting those spool side tables! HA! I love the spool bed! I bought one just like it for my daughter’s room.
    Your mom’s room looks beautiful! She must be so proud of her talented daughter and son-in-law!

  24. says

    I think it is really sweet that you did such a nice thing for your mom! What a wonderful memory, good times.It turned out really well. I just LOVE the flea market! Enjoying your blogs.

  25. Stevie says

    Hi Layla!

    When I saw that you were in Milton, Fl I almost had a heart attack! I live in Navarre!

    By the way…LOVE the room

  26. Tina K says

    How I wish we were BFFs and neighbors or relatives in real life. You could help me SO much with room conundrums!

    This looks so lovely and peaceful. Have a great holiday weekend!

  27. says

    You guys are just flat out amazing. I can not believe what you were able to pull together in one day and (I’m assuming) a limited budget. The “quiet” in the basket is my favorite touch. I think I’m going to have to re-create that look somehow in my guest bedroom.

    Happy Birthday to Mom!!!

  28. Roxanna says

    Oh my, what a difference. So refreshing and lovely. What a wonderful gift to your mom. I know she couldn’t be happier. Oh………I like blue and white shorts too, he, he.

  29. says

    I need to be better about taking “before” pics…That makes a world of difference when showing your makeovers! I bet your mom was crazy happy! So cute! Best, Katie

  30. Nancy says

    Dang, I wish you were my daughter! I love the lights and the half tables and I love the bed but I have to say, it seems the foot is higher than the head which would lead me to think the bed was “backwards.” Am I confused? (Entirely possible!)

  31. says

    Wow, It looks Fabulous! I have that exact wardrobe in the back of the studio, now i need to go and pull it out and re-do it! thanks for the inspiration!

    I hope you got my email regarding the cottage!
    xoxo

  32. says

    What a beautiful, peaceful room! I’m next, right? lol Next time you two are in PA…we have a couple of bedrooms that scream chaos. Walking through the bedroom door induces stress and a fidgeting compulsion to organize, not relax! haha! ;)

    Wonderful birthday present. It’s no surprise that she loved it!

    Have a happy 4th!

  33. says

    Oh my goodness I have one of those parlor tables! I wonder if I would be brave enough to cut it in half????? the room looks amazing!
    have you ever done anything to transform mirrored closet doors???
    We are trying to transform a couple of bedrooms.
    Janita

  34. Sabrina Siyufy says

    I love the room! I live in Pace and actually have a booth at Alyssa’s. It is called “Clutter”. Small world:) I enjoy your blog, and think you are so talented.

  35. says

    I keep finding myself coming back to this post, I am just so smitten with what you all can do with a space… unbelievable!

    xoxo,
    Jen

  36. says

    You two are darling! Glad you got that seat belt on! Your mom must love the new room…you made points with moms everywhere! And who would have thought to cut the table in two for night stands?
    Barbara, The Treasured Home

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