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Before and After Painted Floor Bedroom before


Do y’all remember what this bedroom looked like when we bought the house back?

Here’s a picture as a reminder.

The walls were painted SW Blonde (I know because I watched my mother paint them when I was in college).

There was a fireplace on one wall.

There was carpet on the floor.

There was a textured border at the top of the room with a piece of molding.

There was a cut-out in the wall (not really sure why this was there).

We made changes along the way. If you’ve followed the blog for more than five minutes you may have seen them. We painted the walls and painted the ceiling and took out the fireplace and the ceiling fan and pulled back the carpet and painted the floor a solid tan color.

It was all a quick fix until I could concentrate on the room and make it into the bedroom that would fill my heart so full of joy it would almost burst at the seams.

One day I knew it would happen.


Today is that day.

WAIT until you see what this room looks like NOW.

(Here’s a hint: the only thing in the space that’s the same is the bed.)

Before and After Painted Floor Bedroom before side view


Before and After Painted Floor Bedroom

Here’s one more side view of the room.

I wanted to show this picture so you could understand the layout of the room. It’s such a good room with tons of space.

But it’s awkward space.

It’s shaped like an L (or really in these pictures a backwards L). The top of L was functioning as a sitting room with a television and chairs. There was a large piece on this wall with bookshelves and drawers and television. At the bottom of the L is where the fireplace used to be and we had a bed on the back wall and a dresser at the very bottom of the L.

My goal?

I wanted to take out the sitting area and add a dressing area with additional closet space and an official dressing table and mirror. It took a little imagination, pondering a few painted floor ideas, and reworking a few things, but the dream is now a reality.


From this.

Before and After Painted Floor Bedroom after


Before and After Painted Floor Bedroom pillows


Before and After Painted Floor Bedroom wicker organizers


Before and After Painted Floor Bedroom dressing room


To this.


Just looking at these pictures made me so happy.

The space is so useable now.

Let me give you a 360-degree tour of the space.


Before and After Painted Floor Bedroom


This is the view of the room when you walk in the door.

This wall is where the fireplace used to be. I went ahead and added the picture in for reference and to give you the perspective.

The fireplace is long gone now, but the bed was originally on this wall. Now, there’s a pull-down desk  with a cabinet on top on that wall (the chair pulls over when you use the desk). There’s a smaller television inside that top cabinet. Right now you can see it when the cabinet doors are open, but I’m going to order a stand that pulls out so you could see it from the bed as well.

I’ve listed all the sources for everything at the end of the post.

If there’s something you have a question about that I missed, or about our painted floor ideas, just let me know in the comments.

Before and After Painted Floor Bedroom side view


Before and After Painted Floor Bedroom make-up organizer


Before and After Painted Floor Bedroom dressing table and chair


If you stand on that wall and look back toward the door, you’ll see the new dressing area.

I ordered this dressing table that came with a mirror (that didn’t really work in this space). I took the mirror off the back of the piece and added the round mirror that was originally over our bed.

The dressing table is FULL of those drawer organizers that I love that keep everything in its place and a little vintage organizing on the top for make-up brushes and these wicker organizers with leather handles for cotton balls and q-tips.

There’s a leaning mirror against the wall that was originally dark brown, but it’s spray-painted white now to blend in with the walls.

These chairs are vintage and they used to be in my mother’s dining room here at the house.

Before and After Painted Floor Bedroom closet





Across from the dressing table, I added these super inexpensive closet units on the wall.

Here’s a glimpse inside to see how I organized everything. I organized the shelves inside the cabinets with these amazing sweater/top organizers.

I originally ordered large brass handles, but I returned them because the knobs just worked better.






And at the bottom of the L?

We have the bed.

It’s decked out in these new AMAZING American-made cotton sheets and beautiful duvet coverlet and quilt with Euro shams and new throw pillows and a giant down comforter.

There’s the best mattress topper and these amazing hotel pillows and it is literally the coziest bed we’ve ever had.



There are the prettiest new linen curtains at the window (you won’t believe the price).

With new gold curtain rods and clip-on brass curtain rings that close so easily now.

And the windows let the sunlight dance across the floor.


But my favorite thing about the room?

The thing that made the biggest change and opens up the space and makes the room feel even bigger and adds a layer of pattern to the room?

This painted floor.

It’s so pretty in real life. It’s hard to tell from the pictures the difference that it makes in the space, but when you are standing in the middle of the room it just feels so FRESH.

And it’s just regular old plywood subfloor that we painted.

The new rug on top of the painted floor has just the right amount of contrast with the floor to make it feel a little vintage.


I’m going to do an entire walkthrough of the space on Instagram stories and I’ll try and film a YouTube video. I think the room will make even more sense when you watch it through the eyes of the camera.

And now?

Let’s take one more look.


From this.



Here are all the sources for the room.

If I missed something, be sure and let me know in the comments and I’ll add it to the list.


If you’ve made it to the end of this very long, picture intensive, before and after post?

I adore you.

Thank you for following along and let me know if you have any questions or there’s anything I can answer in the comments below. Also let me know your painted floor ideas!

We rock stars have to stick together. 🙂

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  1. Image for Anna Anna

    Wow 🤩! That is an amazing transformation. The painted floor is my favorite part! Had to order those drawer organizers… Thank you for the inspiration.

  2. Image for Debbie Debbie

    It is beautiful!!! Just like the rest if your house. It is really restful looking Cant wait to see the video. Great job!!

  3. Image for Veronica Veronica

    Omg, it’s so beautiful! I love the floor! The natural elements you incorporated! The colors make it seem like a swanky hotel! Bravo! Love love love!!

  4. Image for Kris Kris

    I clearly haven't had enough caffeine this morning. At first I thought your floor length mirror was another room. :) Anything you do is magical. What did you do with the wall cut-out? And I love your makeup brush holder. Super fun!

      1. Image for KariAnne Wood KariAnne Wood

        I’m actually going to do a post on this! I just folded them over and clipped them! That’s it! It was such an easy solution! Happy day! KariAnne

    1. Image for KariAnne Wood KariAnne Wood

      I’m actually going to do a post on this! I just folded them over and clipped them! That’s it! It was such an easy solution! Happy day! KariAnne

  5. Image for kim kim

    Do you have to stand to use the vanity mirror? I used to have a vanity with a tri-fold mirror and I loved it to be able to see side views and the back of my hair.

    1. Image for KariAnne Wood KariAnne Wood

      I have a small mirror I use on the dressing table to put on make-up and do my hair. I use the larger mirror to see the back of my hair when I'm done! I do have to stand up to see it! happy day! KariAnne

  6. Image for DeMarie Ingraham DeMarie Ingraham

    Stunning transformation. You nailed it. Bet it puts a smile on your face each morning you wake up and luxuriate in your accomplishment.

    1. Image for Betsy Betsy

      I purchased these curtains and I love them. I ordered a longer length and cut the top off since I didn’t want the grommets. My sister turned hers bottom up, made a rod pocket off the bottom end and cut the grommet end off and made a new hem.

    2. Image for KariAnne Wood KariAnne Wood

      I’m actually going to do a post on this! I just folded them over and clipped them! That’s it! It was such an easy solution! Happy day! KariAnne

  7. Image for Nancy Nancy

    Beautiful and relaxing. Where did you get the little vintage organizer for make-up brushes? What was it originally used for - possibly glass votive holders? Thanks for all the work you do for the rest of us!

    1. Image for KariAnne Wood KariAnne Wood

      They actually came from Hobby Lobby years ago! I found these that are super similar on Amazon (affiliate): https://amzn.to/3uGtVTK

  8. Image for Leslie Watkins Leslie Watkins

    Oh, friend, what a beautiful difference! I think that painted floor needs to be added to my upstairs bedrooms. Beautiful job!

  9. Image for Pam Pam

    This is a beautiful makeover. We are in the middle of repainting our bedroom and I am getting confused by all the white paint choices. Seeing your new space gives me inspiration and hope!

    1. Image for KariAnne Wood KariAnne Wood

      Julie, I'm actually going to do a post on this! I just folded them over and clipped them! That's it! It was such an easy solution! Happy day! KariAnne

    1. Image for KariAnne Wood KariAnne Wood

      They actually came from Hobby Lobby years ago! I found these that are super similar on Amazon (affiliate): https://amzn.to/3uGtVTK

  10. Image for Kim Kim

    Oh, my goodness!! What a beautiful transformation! I love everything about this space! What a beautiful, warm and cozy bedroom to relax in! You outdid yourself on this one!! Gorgeous!!

    1. Image for KariAnne Wood KariAnne Wood

      We used floor paint from Sherwin-Williams! Here's the link: https://www.sherwin-williams.com/homeowners/products/porch-floor-enamel The two colors are SW Front Porch and SW Extra White!

    1. Image for KariAnne Wood KariAnne Wood

      Sandi, LOL! I use color all the time, just not in this room! Here's a room I just did with color: https://thistlewoodfarms.com/before-and-after-bedroom-makeover-with-sherwin-williams-coty/ happy day! KariAnne

  11. Image for Tammy Tammy

    KariAnne, your bedroom is so dreamy. It has so much more character and charm with the remodel. I love how it turned out. I know you sigh every time you walk into this beautiful bedroom.

  12. Image for Laurie Laurie

    So very pretty! One question, is your bedroom on the second floor? I have a hard time thinking about not having carpet upstairs and the noise level.

    1. Image for KariAnne Wood KariAnne Wood

      Laurie, Yes! It's on the second floor---but in kind of random news---there's an entire 12" crawl space between the two floors so you can't hear anything! Does that make sense? happy day!KariAnne

  13. Image for Angela Angela

    Kari, you are a master! This bedroom/dressing area redo is so lovely. So airy and full of light. You've done it again! Thank you for listing the sources for each item. I have a question about one that I didn't see listed: the two scrolled wall decor pieces over the bed. I love the pair painted the same color as the wall. Would you be able to list the source for those two? Thank you!

    1. Image for KariAnne Wood KariAnne Wood

      They actually came from Hobby Lobby years ago! I found these that are super similar on Amazon (affiliate): https://amzn.to/3uGtVTK

  14. Image for phyllis phyllis

    I love this transformation and can imagine how relaxing it is to sleep in this room and wake to so many beautiful things to see and start the day. Others have asked my questions except for where the darker wood art is from above the desk/secretary and also the scrollwork pillow on the bed. You've given me more ideas to incorporate into our current neutral bedroom remodel. As always, your writing tells the story and the photos share the beauty. You are awesome. (purposeful choice of word!)

    1. Image for KariAnne Wood KariAnne Wood

      Phyllis, The scrollwork piece over the desk came from Hobby Lobby! Here's the link (and it's on sale right now): https://www.hobbylobby.com/Home-Decor-Frames/Mirrors-Wall-Decor/Wall-Art/Framed-Flourish-Wood-Wall-Decor/p/80938901 We painted the frame white! And the pillow on the bed is sooooooo old! I got it years ago at TJ Maxx! Happy day! KariAnne

  15. Image for Robin Gabrielle Robin Gabrielle

    Hi Karianne! Love the room! Where did you find the cabinet with the drop down desk? I’m looking for a cabinet/armoire for my living room to hide the tv.

    1. Image for KariAnne Wood KariAnne Wood

      We got it several years ago from IKEA (and I moved it from downstairs). I couldn't find it on their site anywhere now. :(

  16. Image for Michele Michele

    What a fantastic space!! Well done you! Absolutely not surprised that you accomplished this. Love all your designs ideas!

  17. Image for Linda Linda

    Kari Anne Love the new look, especially the floors! I am wondering where your hubby with the sparkling blue eyes gets to put his clothes? In the closet remake you previously did? Keep up the great work/ideas. You continue to amaze us all!

    1. Image for KariAnne Wood KariAnne Wood

      LOL! He has another closet through the doors on the left of the IKEA wardrobes! He's painting his closet doors as we speak. :)

  18. Image for Rebecca Rebecca

    Beautiful room! I'm curious as to the budget on this redo. I'm working on a couple of bedroom updates and would like a realistic number to budget (I understand you do re-use pieces.) Thanks!

    1. Image for KariAnne Wood KariAnne Wood

      Of course! The biggest splurge was the money I spent on the dressing table. Other than that? Everything else was about $500 (not including the bedding)!


    KariAnne, I love what you have done with your Master Bedroom! Everything is just so beautiful and amazing -- just like you!

  20. Image for Judi Judi

    Hi Karianne Like everyone else, I'm absolutely LOVIN' your new look bedroom. I do have one question though that I don't think anyone else has asked. It would appear that you've lowered the curtain poles, I thought that in general the advice is to have your curtains as high as possible, so could you please explain the logic behind this? Love the fact that you've gone for calm and relaxing colours in this room, it really works! Judi in the UK

    1. Image for KariAnne Wood KariAnne Wood

      Of course! I usually hang curtains as high as I can, but I was limited by these because I folded over the grommets, so I had to adjust the height for that! Hope this makes sense! KariAnne

    1. Image for KariAnne Wood KariAnne Wood

      The striped pillows came from Hobby Lobby (I couldn't find a link online). And the medallion pillow is SO OLD from TJ Maxx years ago!

    1. Image for KariAnne Wood KariAnne Wood

      We bought two storage cabinets from IKEA (make sure to attach them to the wall.) And I don't think they come in wood tones, but IKEA has tons of other options in wood tones!

  21. Image for Carol Tucker Carol Tucker

    Wow your bedroom is so beautiful and cozy. The floor is the bomb! You're right..great price on curtains..in earlier post you detailed how you changed from grommets...you used fabric tape or sewn? You're so much fun and talented.. Best of all..you're down to earth and relatable!

  22. Image for Mary Anne Russo Mary Anne Russo

    Your bedroom looks great! So fresh and clean! I really like the colors and how calming the room looks. The added closet space is great for all your new clothes and boots!!! Thanks for the inspiration!

  23. Image for Carol Granger Carol Granger

    Karianne, Wow! Your bedroom suite is absolutely beautiful and so inviting. The renovations are clean, crisp and so light infused and it's amazing how much larger the overall space looks. I knew you would do a great job but the end results just blew me away! Gorgeous, comfortable and timeless decorating. Thank you for sharing with us.

  24. Image for Gemma Richards Gemma Richards

    What an incredible transformation, hard to pick a favorite...those painted floors or the curtains.. Everything feels so peaceful and the room has harmony. If I could suggest one thing it would be to add a little greenery, maybe a nice tree in a basket or just a small plant somewhere. It can make everything come to life. Absolutely love what you did with the room!!

  25. Image for Sharon Sharon

    Love the room. I really like the calm colors. I also like the pillows on the bed as well as the curtains. I would have passed them by because of the grommets. Wish I could use them somewhere in my house. I am looking forward to your post on what you did with the grommets!

  26. Image for Sharon Sharon

    Wow what a beautiful transformation! I recognize the wooden plaques above your bed (I think) I had the same idea to put those above a king bed in our Florida property..I don’t yet have a headboard. Can’t tell because I only barely see them in the photos…how many did you use, how far apart and how high above bed and did you do anything special to make sure they are securely hung…. Appreciate any information you could share.

    1. Image for KariAnne Wood KariAnne Wood

      Sharon, Of course! We screwed right through them into the wall (we have shiplap walls---if you don't have shiplap walls make sure to anchor them). And we hung them about 5" apart! Hope this helps! KariAnne

  27. Image for Sally Sally

    As I sit here in a 100 year old house I just moved into, your bedroom is a dream! But I had hoped you would go into more detail on how you transformed the floor. Is that stenciled? How was it done?

  28. Image for Kim Kim

    Gorgeous KariAnne! It's stunning top to bottom. We're considering painting and wooden floor in our house. Would love to know what you used to seal it? Thanks!

  29. Image for Va in NC Va in NC

    Amazing job! Lived with plywood floors for a year in kitchen before being able to afford tile doing a house years ago. Wish had been able to talk hubby into painting them. Yours are great. And---Thank you so much for sharing sources. Have ordered so many items you have shared and love them all. Cant wait to get the sweater holders as mine keep falling over on the shelf. Hugs

  30. Image for Jodena Beale Jodena Beale

    Hi Karianne Do you remember where you purchased your night stands in this beautiful bedroom. They are so dreamy and I would love something similar. My husband will scream, but thats what they make music and loud speakers for. 😊 thank you so much, Jodena Beale. I just keep looking at this newly remodeled bedroom. Im in love

  31. Image for Laura McCoy Laura McCoy

    I absolutely love this transformation. It is so light and airy and inviting. I think the room would envelope one with a feeling of calmness. I especially love the painted floor. Did you have to seal the floor after painting? I'm very interested in this process!!

    1. Image for KariAnne Wood KariAnne Wood

      I used Sherwin Williams Porch and floor paint! We used Extra White and Front Porch for the colors! happy day! KariAnne

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