Bedrooms and Bunk Rooms – Makeovers

Last week, I took a “working retreat” down to the Florida panhandle to focus on my online exterior color course. When I returned, it dawned on me that I never posted the befores and afters of some of the bedrooms and bunk rooms in the beach vacation house project I completed last spring! On this frigid winter’s day, I thought it might warm me up a bit to share them with you!

This beach vacation rental has basically three master bedrooms – all three have king-size beds and adjoining full bathrooms. I showed you the makeover of the largest of the three bedrooms here. The second master is on the same floor as that one, and here’s the “before”:

before tan bedroombefore

We cleared out practically everything in this room to make way for an entirely different feel, but we did keep the shades and the ceiling fan. The new wall color is Benjamin Moore Steamed Spinach 643, which I’ve previously used here and here.

You can find similar palm leaf bedding here.

banana leaf bedroom makeover by the decorologist

The third master is the smallest and is located on the main floor with the living room and kitchen, which is great for anyone who can’t or would rather not climb stairs. Here is the “before” in all its multi-colored glory:

before

Although there’s still plenty of color in this bedroom, it’s a brighter and more peaceful place in the “after.” The wall color is Benjamin Moore Silken Pine 2144-50, which is a fresh and fantastic off-white with a hint of mint that I used for the majority of this house.

floral bedding in seagrove beach vacation rental

I was so happy to find this beautiful flamingo pillow – the fringe tie in perfectly to the wood tones in the bedroom furniture.

flamingo pillow

There are two bunk areas that are now in the house, so let me show you how those spaces started out. First, let’s go up the stairs again to the second floor. This was the stairwell before the redesign:

before

Again, Silken Pines was our palette-cleanser! A new stain on the hardwoods and black paint on the handrails and newel posts helped, as well.

Between the two masters on the second floor is a wide hall with a built-in bunk bed, rather than a true bunk room. This is the “before:”

before

I swear, y’all, there were so many different wall colors in this house!!!  We decided to go for a more sophisticated, but still child-friendly, hallway bunk area.

bunk room makeover by the decorologist

This dresser was originally a part of a set that we painted to coordinate with the new bedding.

Finally, you go up another flight of stairs to the small tower room with an attached sundeck. It’s all windows up here, which necessitated adding an extra heat/air system that nestles into the ceiling. It’s called a mini-split, and is a great option for room additions or repurposed areas that need extra heating and cooling to make them more functional year-round. In its “before” state, there was a rumply old pull-out sofa up there where it was too hot to sleep.

before

We repurposed the space as another bunk room – this bunk bed includes a trundle beneath. With the new heat/air unit, it’s as pleasant as the rest of the house.

bunk room in vacation home

Don’t you love the tufted floor cushions that kids can use to sit on while playing video games in front of a flat screen television? I did, too – but they are no longer in the beach house. I can’t fathom how someone renting the house would blatantly steal them, but that’s what apparently occurred. 🙁

When on vacation here in October, we had to evacuate for a few days early because of Hurricane Michael. While Seagrove Beach was not impacted, nearby Panama City Beach and Mexico Beach were mercilessly pummeled. While we were in the area last week, we decided to join a group of volunteers from an amazing disaster relief organization to help with hurricane clean-up about an hour from where we were staying.

hurricane michaelthe aftermath of Hurricane Michael – Panama City Beach, Florida

To my surprise, we were assigned to assist the chainsaw team working at a cemetery. We cleared debris, hauled and stacked cut logs, and uprighted overturned gravestones and floral arrangements.

Mr. Man sustained a minor injury while trying to show off by doing an overhead press with a jagged log (now that it’s healing, it looks like I gave him a hickey). It ended up being a day of contemplation and gratefulness, followed by a great night’s sleep and a lot of sore muscles . . .

If you’d like to see the entire beach vacation house or maybe even rent it out yourself, you can find it here!

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Laura P.
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Laura P.

Hi Kristie, Where to begin?! So much fabulousness in one post! First, kudos to you and Mr. Man for volunteering in the Panhandle. The devastation is going to take a long time to recover from, and it’s nice to see that people still care long after the storm is no longer a news story. I’m sure your efforts were appreciated and I hope your husband is much better now! The makeover is stunning! I love seeing the additional rooms, as well as the links back to where you used that gorgeous green in your own home. It, together with the… Read more »

Robin
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Robin

I love it. Great job. What a transformation! The neck injury story made me chuckle lol

Michelle
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I loved the Benjamin Moore Silken Pink paint color, and the hallway bunk beds. What a wonderful getaway!

Lynne
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Lynne

Kristie, what lovely rooms! You are always an inspiration … in design and in your willingness to help others!

Elizabeth Scruggs
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So, SO beautiful!
another incredible job my friend!

Lezlie
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Lezlie

I love the owl lamp!

Pam
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Pam

What a difference! It is all fabulous! Do you know if the white curtains in the first makeover can be purchased locally or online? They just might work for me. Thank you for volunteering. I’ve heard the area still has a long way to go and much more to do.

Jennifer
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Jennifer

Love the green room!! You are so talented. You took an over-decorated house with too many colors and turned it into a peaceful+ beautiful, relaxing retreat.

Jackie Weldon
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Jackie Weldon

What a gorgeous transformation!!! Love this one SO much. Can you tell me where you got the window treatments for the flamingo pillow room? Thank you!

Sheri Bruneau
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What a beautiful transformation. From loads of color to sophistication. Such wonderful choices were made to give this a massive update. Well done!!

Carla Aston
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Great job, Kristie! The paint alone made a huge difference, but all the furnishings made it so inviting!

Janet
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A beautiful transformation, Kristie! And a nice respite to look at pretty beach house decor while in the frozen tundra of the northeast 🙂

Leslie Carothers
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Leslie Carothers

Hi Kristie ~ What a beautiful job you’ve done on these transformations! That gorgeous off white with a touch of mint color you used is definitely misnamed by Sherwin Williams -> Silken Pink? Yikes! I never would have looked at it seeing it by that name, but I LOVE the color seeing it in these rooms you’re re-designed. Growing up in FL as I did, my Mom used a similar but more intense version of that minty green on her walls, so it really brought back memories to see a paler (and prettier!) version used here. And I love that… Read more »

Jeri Cerutti
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Jeri Cerutti

You have such great vision – and awesome follow through. And bless you for helping with the hurricane clean up, my heart really goes out to all of the people affected by natural diasters.

Cindy
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Cindy

What color blue did you use on the dresser across from the bunk beds?