This is the second in a series of posts we’re running in January on the theme of refreshing, revamping and reorganizing for the new year. Spoonflower staffer Kelly Baugh recently became a proud, first-time homeowner and went right to work on refreshing her tired bedroom.  Check out her room’s fresh new look below!

Bedroom redo

As far back as I can remember I have wanted to own my own home so that I could remodel it and make it my own. I bought a townhouse about six months ago and quickly got to work on what might be the ugliest bedroom ever.


Well, maybe not ever, but it wasn’t my taste at all! This was an especially fun project for me to work on because both of my super-talented parents helped me out. To keep the costs low, we did all of the work ourselves! I think the carpet was original to the house built in 1985, so that was the first to go.

Floors and doors

Then my Dad installed laminate wood floors. The new floors coupled with light gray paint, new closet doors, a new fabric-covered headboard, custom drapes made by Mom, and all of my little touches, really pulled the room together.

Kelly's headboard

A fabric covered headboard is a great way to add big impact to a bedroom. I followed this tutorial which was very helpful. The fabric I used was Holli Zollinger’s “Gray Circles” printed onto Spoonflower’s linen/cotton canvas.


I made up my curtains using another Holli Zollinger design called “Coral Yellow” printed onto organic cotton sateen. The pillow was sewn from Alicia Vance’s “Bohemian Mod” printed on heavy cotton twill.


For my telephone table I looked to Design*Sponge for inspiration and this one was perfect!  I didn’t use Spoonflower fabric for this particular project, but Zoelle’s “Marigold Chevron” printed onto linen/cotton canvas would be very similar to the fabric I used.


My dog Leo’s bed was made from Holli Zollinger’s “Afro Text” on linen/cotton canvas.

I love the simplicity of the room now. It turned out exactly as I’d imagined!