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Transform a bedroom

A blah bedroom turns into a grown up sanctuary with navy and gold accents. If your bedroom is in need of a makeover, take inspiration from this project.


If your bedroom is feeling a little boring, take inspiration from this modern makeover that transforms a bland bedroom into a wonderful sophisticated space.  

It's the small changes that make a big impact in this bedroom, and with the exception of new bedding, these are projects you can quite easily do as DIY projects. For example, if you already have an upholstered headboard, cover this with new fabric that complements the colour scheme that you want to introduce into the room. In this instance a mottled grey weave dresses the headboard and highlights the deep blue bedding.

No headboard... no problem!

Making a headboard is easy-peasy. All you need is a piece of 16mm BisonBord (buy and have cut to size at your local Builders), a thin piece of foam, some batting and your fabric. Layer the board, foam, and batting and cover with fabric before stapling this as the back with a Bosch Tacker or heavy-duty stapler. It really is that simple. We have plenty of ideas in our Bedroom Craft section for easy headboards for any style of bed.

Space to store

Every bed needs a bedside table or two, and you can make your own unique bedside table at a fraction of what it would cost to buy ready made. Replicate this West Elm reclaimed wood and lacquer bedside table using SupaWood, pine and Rust-Oleum 2X gloss spray paint for an affordable designer touch.  

The bedside table has a simple design that you can easily knock off as a home DIY project. All you need to make your own is 16mm SupaWood for the frame, 12mm SupaWood for the drawer, and a piece of pine for the drawer front.


4 of 450 x 450mm 16mm supawood - top / bottom / sides

2 of 176 x 428mm 12mm supawood - drawer sides

1 of 176 x 368mm 12mm supawood - drawer back

1 of 368 x 416mm 12mm supawood - drawer base

1 of 196 x 450mm 22mm pine - drawer front

1 of 440 x 470mm 3mm white masonite - backing board

Your choice of knob or handle

2 of 400mm ball-bearing drawer runners and 16mm screws

4 of legs

Rust-Oleum 2X gloss white spray paint

Find all the materials for this project at your local Builders Warehouse.


To finish off your new bedside table you can use reclaimed wood or pine for the drawer front. I discovered a way to make ordinary pine look like the reclaimed timber. The trick is to use Woodoc Gel Stain and some common household products to age new timber and make it look authentic.



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