I love being able to connect with my blog readers, and sometimes it leads to meeting in person. Robin and I were messaging back and forth on Instagram, she was looking for ways to support her sons wellness, who was getting sick all the time. Found out she lived around the corner from me so I dropped her off some oils and a diffuser. She gave me a tour around her home. I snuck a picture of her master bedroom, and told myself I would be back to makeover her bedroom. This time of year I especially love being able to give the gift of comfort and safety. Plus it is a gift that will last all year!
Robin recently moved from Connecticut from Texas after a pretty traumatic divorce. I know how hard it is to be a mom, and I can’t imagine doing it alone and in a new place. I told Kevin about Robin and we agreed to give this sponsored post to her. We partnered with The Company Store to pick out any of their great bedding for Robin. So I put together a quick design plan, a must before you buy anything!!! We wanted to do this SPEEDY so Robin would be set up for Christmas.
Robin works from home, which is great. The only room in the house with a door is the bedrooms and her bedroom is really big, so it can double as the office. But she does conference calls and really didn’t want the bed to be seen. She thought the only spot for her desk was on the main big wall. Well, we came up with a new plan where the bed wouldn’t be seen when she worked. But rather than “work” be the focus when you walked in her bedroom “relaxing” is the focus- the bed!!!
The gorgeous bedding is from The Company Store and totally inspired this room! The velvet floral duvet is even more gorgeous in person!!!! All of my recent bedding is from The Company Store, I love all the options. I ordered her our same flannel sheets, but in gray, they are so soft and cozy.
Robin was really touched that we did this for her, she is the sweetest!!!! Giving the gift of a good night’s sleep is one of the best gifts! The Company Store makes it easy to make the holidays even more memorable with their exclusive collection. Explore their sheets and bedding sets, holiday throw blankets, and more to make the perfect gift. Read to the end to shop the post!
I ended up giving Robin the two blush linen pillows I had from The Company Store (they sold out, but I linked similar below). I have the other two, so we can be pillow sisters! When shopping for for bedding I always shop by materiel. Linen and velvet are favorites! They look so rich mixed with cotton too. Texture really makes the look.
If you follow me on Instagram you saw I found the nightstand above for $20 at Goodwill! I would say it is an upgrade from cardboard!! We just spray painted them in Rust-Oleum Chalk Paint (Chalked Linen White Ultra Matte Spray Paint). We did lightly sand the larger nightstand, but in the past I typically don’t sand at all. Then we did seal them in Rust-Oleum Chalked Matte Clear Spray Paint (highly recommend sealing).
The large vase on the left I found at Goodwill for $3!!!
Best of all the view of the gray wall and plants is what you see when Robin is on a conference call! She could even put a bookcase on that wall by the window so it looks like she is in an office!
And one of the biggest changes we did was add board and batten to the wall behind the bed. You can really find any tutorial on this on Pinterest, so I didn’t do a tutorial. BUT I will say that we almost didn’t do the board and batten wall because the baseboard molding and the crown molding is at an angle. All Kevin did was used his saw and did a mitered edge. You can see in the photo below how good it looks. Then he filled in the gaps with caulk.
Walls are painted in Gray from Benjamin Moore (same color as our master bedroom- yes, it is just called “gray”)
Robin teared up and was very thankful for this bedroom makeover. I am thankful to have met her and to be able to bless her with a cozy place to relax! I received the nicest email from Kelly. I am sharing it below, in hopes it will inspire you to find ways to “fill a need, when you see a need.”
Hi Brooke,“I follow you on Instagram and I love your style. You inspire me on a daily basis. I am just emailing you to tell you how wonderful it is to see you doing the makeovers for people who might have some needs. I am referring to your recent post on doing a bedroom makeover for your neighbor around the corner. You mentioned you are going to provide a bed for her. I just wanted to say I know how grateful she will be. After my parents divorced when I was 11 my mom did not have a bed to sleep on. She made sure my sister and I had beds until we could get one for her. She was sleeping on the couch until a friend’s family heard about it and gave us a bed. Your post brought back that memory and I just wanted to say you are such a thoughtful person and not only do you inspire me to own my own style but you also inspire my heart with your kindness. Thanks. Just thanks. Kelly”
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