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Before and After: A Very Carrie Bedroom

TeamSugar member Ashley moved into her first house seven months ago, and wanted to redecorate her bedroom to reflect her taste and personality. She decided to use Carrie Bradshaw's blue bedroom as a guide for making over the boudoir. And the best part? Ashley says that "using existing furniture, bargain finds and DIY I spent very little."

To see how she changed the look of the bedroom,

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Ashley used Benjamin Moore Electric Blue paint for the wall color, and scored the white lacquer desk for $100 at the Pottery Barn Outlet. She noted that it had a couple of nicks, but she was able to cover them with appliance paint. For the art, she bought inexpensive photo frames from the dollar store and the craft store and sourced art through cheap prints at sales, and even printed some with her printer and photo paper.

"Basically I plotted out the major pieces I wanted and scoped out bargain décor stores, linen sales, or thought of a DIY way to make it happen," explains Ashley."It only took me about a month and with my existing furniture and the projects I spent less than $500, linens, curtains, paint, vanity, table, and all misc décor items. "

I love the change that Ashley made to her bedroom, and her cheap and chic makeover proves that you can accomplish big decorating changes on a minimal budget. Definitely check out the gallery for more views of her smashing, very Carrie bedroom.


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egripp egripp 7 years
Hi, where did you get your sleigh bed from? Also, did you paint your dresser black or is it chocolate brown?
KyleighMarie KyleighMarie 7 years
OH MY WORD!!!!!! Where, my dear, did you find your light fixtures?!?!?!?!?!
MissKate919 MissKate919 8 years
Looks really good!! Love the color and how the dark and light accessories go so well with it. And I have to say your bed is beautiful! Where did you get it? Is it black or a dark brown? Great job!
aimeeb aimeeb 8 years
Hmmm not really my style.
talrocks talrocks 8 years
GRRREAT blue!!!!
SplAshley SplAshley 8 years
No offense taken the before was the realtor picture from the house listing before i purchased it- the green paint was not my choice and I changed it soon after i moved in- I actually just got the bed as part of the house purchase all the decor in the before was the staging stuff
Xemena Xemena 8 years
wow
fashionhore fashionhore 8 years
And I don't quite get how people like the before ... no offense to Ashley, but it looks like it came from the 60's era. The after is much more chic and sophisticated!
fashionhore fashionhore 8 years
You did a really great job with the paint job, very impressed! I have a similar idea in mind for my room, but using orange and a huge b&w photo. I just have to find the right photo. Well done chica :0)
karen-zoo karen-zoo 8 years
Wow the room really was dreadful before. I like the transformation!
SplAshley SplAshley 8 years
The dresser I used was actually an Asian/Eastern style from Pier One that I had already- It had these round brass pulls and I replaced them with glass and silver "diamond' shaped ones- very glam- you cant see it in the pics- but it made the dresser look completely different- the dresser is a bit wider at the bottom and I was surprised that the pulls alone made it so different.
expresso14 expresso14 8 years
Very cool - I love the dark wood dresser.
hithatsmybike hithatsmybike 8 years
WOW! that looks so fantastic! I love the bright blue, it improved the room 200%!
fashion4ward fashion4ward 8 years
So beautiful, I'm so jealous! I cannot wait to see how she did it.
kurniakasih kurniakasih 8 years
Nicely done! I'd love to see pics of the room too when all the lights are on :D Btw, cool light fixture!
OHmeetsBK OHmeetsBK 8 years
Lovely!
c4rolin3 c4rolin3 8 years
I really like the different sized photo frames above the bed too :)
c4rolin3 c4rolin3 8 years
Wow, it's sensational. I do love CB's room in SATC- before and after. I like the before here too but the after really blows me away. I always thought blue would be a cold/masculine colour for a bedroom but it's really amazing here and looks fantastic. Going to have a better snoop through the pictures now and try to keep my green eyed monster at bay!
Kalliefornia Kalliefornia 8 years
Ahh I love it!
kscincotta kscincotta 8 years
I really like the Before version, but the After version is phenomenal! Very well done!!
GlowingMoon GlowingMoon 8 years
I'm in the minority here. I prefer the before more because I find the blue paint too oppressive in that room. Generally, I like the color blue, but in this case, I think it's a matter of too much of a good thing. JMHO.
Smacks83 Smacks83 8 years
Jealous? Why yes, yes I am.
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