When Yansy sent us her amazing forest-inspired bedroom makeover we couldn’t wait to share the play by play. Here’s her letter:
I wanted to share with you my finished master bedroom since you were the inspiration behind the Forest Wall. I would love to know what you both think of it. Of course I borrowed the idea from your old dining room chalk project. But instead of doing chalk and sealer I just used white chalk to trace the pattern on the wall and painted over it instead. I didn’t copy the pattern from anywhere (it’s something I came up with and that’s probably why it took me 5 hrs from start to finish). I would suggest that people use chalk first as opposed to going right to paint, that way they can make sure that they are happy with the end result (great idea guys!). After months of trying to come up with things to do in this room (and since the wallpapers I like cost a small fortune) I decided to create my own. I must say I’m very pleased with the way it turned out! Thanks for the inspiration! -Yansy
Here’s the room before the big makeover:
And here’s the same space after Yancy’s awesome DIY Forest Wall:
Isn’t that an amazingly lovely bedroom to retire to after a long day? Thanks so much for sending the gorgeous before and after photos our way Yansy! What do you guys think? Do you love how she created her own wallpaper of sorts for a fraction of the cost? Oh and don’t forget to drop in on her blog to learn more about her project from start to finish!
Jane @ the Borrowed Abode says
This is just downright kick-ass. I’ve been wanting to put my pencil to the wall, so to speak, but haven’t decided on a location to try out a free-hand mural. This inspires me to get crackin’!
And what a great, low-cost way to add visual intrest!
I’m curious as to what color the walls are painted…I’ve been on the hunt for a blue and brown for our bedroom for months…and after a wallful of testers, no winner yet!
Good question! Feel free to pop on over to Yansy’s blog (see the link at the bottom of the post?) where she just might have that info for ya- and can certainly answer any and all questions. We’re sure she’ll stop in over here as well, but her awesome blog is definitely worth a visit (or 500!).
No WAY! That is just jaw-droppingly gorgeous. The before was nice, but this room is now just plain stunning. Thank you so much for sharing it! I am off to see more from her blog.
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Fantastic switch from traditional to hip! The color choices are awesome and I love the little details like the lamp on the turquoise tray. Awesome!
Jill Stigs says
Looks fantastic! Props to Yansy for doing such a great job.
She must be so proud of the new room (not just that wonderful mural wall)!!
Graphic wall pattern with that stripped rug is fantastic!
That CHAIR!, the lamps, and robin’s egg blue tray all give me goose pimples!
Wow, this is probably the best reader redesign to date. Love the unexpected color combo, and I’m having major chair envy! Gorgeous!
Kasey at Thrifty Little Blog says
I’ve seen this on her blog before :). It really is a gorgeous room!!
heather s. says
I’m not crazy about the design myself but it definitely adds pizazz to the room and I can appreciate the hard work that went into it. What I love though, is the chair! Gorgeous!
WOW I love this!
Lauren F. says
Sara @ Queen of the House says
I LOVE that chair!!
What a fantastic reno! WOW! I love the wall, lamp, and chair, but everything is just fantastic. Job well done!
I WANT that chair!
Megan @ The Southern Nest says
I love that wall graphic, but I am loving that color blue even more. What a great makeover! The punches of color like the orange blanket and patterned chair are awesome, and not overwhelming at all. Great job, Yancy!
Holy Cow! I love the modern look and bright colors! Really goes together nicely.
Love Love Love this! Awesome job Yansy!
Wow! What a transformation!
Great job – I love the modern feel your room has now!
Wow, I love it! It looks like a totally swank hotel suite! What fun! Great job, Yansy!
WOW!! What a gorgeous room.
I am IN LOVE with the painted and recovered chair, it’s a beauty
The new room looks great– and I LOVE the chair!
Jenny @ Words On Wendhurst says
Fantastic makeover! I like so many elements of this room, but especially those beautiful lamps!
Sarah @ In A Dream says
Wow what a transformation! The style of the room is so different. It looks great!
I saw the before picture and expected one wall changed, but then I scrolled down and my jaw dropped! Total transformation! FANTASTIC job with design elements- I’m not sure I’d be bold enough to do it myself, but I almost wish I was ;)
It doesn’t even look like the same room! And am loving the splashes of orange.
that chair makes me want to learn how to re-upholster things! Also, great orange accent with blue inspiration for your client from yesterday.
totally cool…totally jealous!
Love the redesign! I also have weird corner windows and for the longest time didn’t know how to position the room around them. Thanks for a fresh perspective and I love the graphic wall mural!
great color’s! There is just something about trees. I did one in our nursery free hand too. Love the chair too!
Amy @ Renovation Innovation says
Great makeover! I love the contrast of the dark brown with that gorgeous blue color and the pops of orange. I’m not usually a fan of dark brown, but I htink the space looks fabulous – especially that chair! I wonder if they reecovered the chair themselves or bought it from somewhere?
Don’t the lamps echo the wall graphic to perfection!
Jennifer S. says
Very nice. I like the orange throw on the bed with the blue and brown.
Thank you everyone for your sweet comments and to John and Sherry for the delightful surprise. I just moved this past weekend into a new place and seeing my old bedroom on here makes me miss it so much more. I’m currently at work and replying from my blackberry while I supervise the painters as they paint my new office and I’m also picking out furniture options for a house I’m staging tomorrow. I promise to answer of all of your questions later when I can gather my thoughts better. I’m so overwhelmed by all of your comments. Thanks again for the wonderful support John and Sherry and if you find yourself in Miami please make sure to call me, I would love to show you my city!
P.S.The lamps I found at Home Goods, which happens to be my favorite place for inexpensive accessories. The chair was a gift from my mom which I painted and reupholstered myself, it took me 8hrs but I was able to save $400.
Anna See says
Oh my gosh! I am in love with this room, from the color scheme, to the wall design, to that gorgeous chair! Well done!
Today I blogged about something called Chalk Ink that I discovered over the weekend. I wonder if it would work for this kind of project. It’s kind of like a paint pen.
Ooh interesting idea! If you take on any Chalk Ink projects we’d love to hear how they turn out!
I would love to know where Yansy got the fabric she used to reupholster the chair. Its awesome!
K*OS! (Keep On S'myelin!) says
LOVE the room! I’ll have to pop over to Yansy’s blog and find out where the lamp, chair, etc. came from.
OMG! That is the coolest wall for a bedroom!
Those trees are so beautiful…
I love the blue/brown combo.
Do you think Glidden’s Gentle Tide would work well with chocolate brown as well?
Oh yeah it would be soft and rich and lovely.
Way to go, Yansy! I was so excited to see you featured on YHL! What a beautiful room, even though it’s in your old place I know you’ll work your magic in your new house too. Congrats!
Holy Canoli! That room looks AMAZING! Great job!
Love the trees and the fabric on the chair is uber chic!
That room simply ROCKS! WOW! Great job! I love the trees – amazing.
Mrs. S says
Hello bedroom savers! I have a dark brown wall in my MBR and have had decorators block for over a year now! It’s such an inspiration to see a room like this! Thanks Yansy for the beautiful pictures, and Home Goods is a bargain hunters paradise…I LOVE that place!
i love the story of how you guys came up with the chalk and fixative, sherry…
Bridget B. says
@ Amy, the chair looks like it’s upholstered with Patricia fabric from Ikea. (you can tell I spend way too much time there if i recognized it from a picture :) http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/00124581
The reno looks awesome! I would love to do something like this on a blank wall we have in our living room, but I have no artistic skill. Youngsters, are there any tree decals that y’all know of?
Good question! We don’t know of any off the top of our heads but we love sites like http://secure.wonderfulgraffiti.com/
Also maybe you can google or search for them on ebay? Hope it helps!
Marcy Tate says
The forest wall is simply beautiful