Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Bedroom makeover...need your help

So I'm wanting to makeover our bedroom a bit.  It's never really been "done".  Mostly because I didn't want to spend much money it.  And, I still don't so I'm going to have to get creative.

Right now we have chocolate brown and a little deep red in there.  I'm thinking I want to add some chocolate brown zebra in there just to jazz things up a bit.  I have no idea if zebra prints are still "in" or are on their way out.  I don't care.  I like it.

I'm not going to go all crazy like this:

I'm thinking just recovering our lampshades with zebra....if I can find chocolate zebra fabric anyway.  Living in a town where Wal*Mart is the only "fabric store" makes it difficult.  Ohhh..and if I could find some scrapbook paper with that pattern I could makeover a few things for super cheap.

Ok, anyway, here's where I need your help.  We have just a basic metal frame on our headboard or anything.  I really want to raise the bed up 4-6 inches but don't want to buy those bed risers at the stores.  We'd need two sets which would be around $40 and that doesn't equal cheap.  So what I'm thinking about doing is taking the wheels off the frame and setting the legs on bricks.  I read about it here.  So, have any of you tried bricks or anything similar?  Did it work?  I'm thinking this sounds like a cheap, easy way to lift our bed up a few inches.  But, I really don't want our bed to fall some night when I'm sleeping either.

Any thought, tips, or suggestions would be appreciated! :o)


Joanna said...

As for the brick thing, I'm not sure how that would work out. I've never done it. But, it really sounds fairly safe. {I would go for it}

Have you tried searching online for the choc zebra fabric or scrapbook paper? I'm sure you could find it online some place.

I am with you, I like zebra print whether it's in or out! I have just a few touches of it in my living room right now. :-)

Nicolle said...

I love the zebra and I think it's still very much in style!

I don't have any advice on the brick thing, although I think it sounds like a great idea. I'm always game for easy/inexpensive fixes. I wish I was more help. Our master bedroom will probably never be "finished". It's my least favorite room in our house.

Frizzy said...

You could also try cutting a thick wooden post to the height you want the bed to be raised. I'm not sure if it would cost more or less than a brick but I would think it might hold it's shape better.

I like the colors you've chosen and the print. How about just covering an accent pillow or two in the fabric if you can't find the paper?

Hope all is well with you. I hope to blog more regular now that life has returned to normal.