Bedroom make over

/Bedroom make over

Bedroom make over

A client who wanted to move in an appartement that she bought a few years ago, visited me for getting advice how to redecorate the “olf-fashioned” bedroom that the former owners left her!

And yes indeed the room looked terrible old-fashioned as you can see on the before-pictures here below!

So we started to draw a perspective of the room and my client was so excited about it and decided to do the make over as we had proposed!

The perspective drawing of the bedroom.

Before : The wall where the bedhead will be.

Before : The entrance side to the bedroom.

Before : The wall with the former dressing wardrobe.
Looked awful, isn’t it?!

So we started with an oak parquet floor.

For the bedhead we choosed another fabric.

My client wanted to use creamy colours to bring in some light into the room.

After : By hanging the mirror on the bedwall , the room seems to look bigger .

After : On this side (entrance side) we brought in wall paneling.
Because our client needs her dressing to bring in into the bedroom, a closet is incorporated in this paneling. And to gain place we added a sliding door as entrance door.

After : The wardrobe wall.
In the middle, above the drawers, is put the TV screen , hidden behind doors.


On the woodpaneling and on the wardrobe we applied the “Peinture de Paris” painting technique. It is a technique where is used a wax as finishing coat.

I know it’s hard to see on those pictures but it gives the paint a beautiful look.

On the picture here below ( from another work ), maybe you can see the wax coat a little bit better.

Peinture de Paris

I hope you enjoyed this make over!
All pictures : Lefèvre Interiors


  1. Mrs. Blandings Friday, September 18, 2009 at 12:31 PM - Reply


  2. Greet Lefèvre Friday, September 18, 2009 at 12:35 PM - Reply

    Thank you Patricia!!


  3. mah Friday, September 18, 2009 at 1:07 PM - Reply

    This is a beautiful room! (now) I would love to hear more about the wax treatment. The mouldings in this room are beautiful as well. The clean beautiful lines and colors are so soothing.

  4. Debra Friday, September 18, 2009 at 1:40 PM - Reply

    Enjoy it? I love this make-over! Could you come to Maine and re-do my bedroom with all of that gorgeousness???

  5. Greet Lefèvre Friday, September 18, 2009 at 1:46 PM - Reply


    I thank you so much for your sweet comment!


  6. Susan Friday, September 18, 2009 at 2:10 PM - Reply

    The transformation is magical! I imagine that the owner is so excited that she can hardly get to sleep! I know I would be!

    Susan S

  7. Fee Friday, September 18, 2009 at 2:23 PM - Reply

    Wonderfully transformation, I love the wardrobe wall, with the inset lighting.

    Lovely to see a before and after post.
    Truly wonderful blog.

    Fee x

  8. un abril encantado Friday, September 18, 2009 at 2:26 PM - Reply

    …fantástico…realmente acogedor y un lugar nuevo…felicidades, Lourdes ferrandiz

  9. for the love of a house Friday, September 18, 2009 at 2:46 PM - Reply

    A stunning transformation Greet! Your cabinetry is absolutely beautiful.
    A question for you about the Peinture de Paris… is that a "clear" (no color) wax that is used in the process?

  10. Lisa Friday, September 18, 2009 at 3:03 PM - Reply

    How nice to find you via French Essence.
    Your makeover is absolutely beautiful! Fabulous millwork & lighting. I look forward to visiting again soon.

  11. Anonymous Friday, September 18, 2009 at 4:30 PM - Reply

    What a beautiful room. I love the wardrobe wall.


  12. Room Service ~ Decorating 101 Friday, September 18, 2009 at 6:45 PM - Reply

    You do beautiful work…five stars!!! I know she was thrilled and this room will forever be in style. Great job!

  13. Maria Killam Friday, September 18, 2009 at 7:57 PM - Reply

    Beautiful what you did! And interesting the comment that you left, Europeans are truly farther ahead then Americans in every aspect of design!

  14. Pamela Terry and Edward Friday, September 18, 2009 at 8:07 PM - Reply

    Such a wonderful transformation! I know your client was thrilled! Well done!

  15. Berta F Friday, September 18, 2009 at 8:34 PM - Reply

    … muy … muy bueno … y muy elegante. esta sala …. me encanta el estilo belga … y los muebles belga ….. Berta

  16. Donna Friday, September 18, 2009 at 9:12 PM - Reply

    Absolutely beautiful…who wouldn't want to wake up to all that creaminess…well done!

  17. Trouvais Friday, September 18, 2009 at 9:43 PM - Reply

    Hi Greet. I've heard of that paint technique and would love to try it…thanks for the example. It must be so gratifying to have made such a HUGE differnce for your client. Trish

  18. diana Friday, September 18, 2009 at 10:38 PM - Reply

    very beautiful and sophisticated…,, I am ready to move in. I want to learn about the wax treatment. just lovely.

  19. Julie Saturday, September 19, 2009 at 1:21 AM - Reply

    It looks absolutely gorgeous. It looks as if belongs to the room. Great job Greet.

  20. AnnaVallance Saturday, September 19, 2009 at 2:22 PM - Reply

    That is a fantastic makeover!

    When can you do our bedroom?

  21. Jermaine Saturday, September 19, 2009 at 4:00 PM - Reply

    Stunning transformation! The beautiful cabinetry and woodwork gives such credibility to this space. You added so much beauty and functionality with your design. Nothing but sweet dreams for this apartment owner.

  22. Julie@beingRUBY Sunday, September 20, 2009 at 2:50 AM - Reply

    Wonderful transformation Greet

    The sad tattered wallpaper can be seen here in some older Australian apartments too.. you can almost smell the stale air. What you have created is fresh and relaxing. You client must be delighted with these results. Have a great weekend. Julie

  23. Carol Ann Sunday, September 20, 2009 at 4:12 AM - Reply

    Lovely…just lovely
    Excellent lighting placement…Great job!
    Regards, Carol Ann

  24. Room Seventeen Sunday, September 20, 2009 at 4:42 PM - Reply

    Zo, nu even een Hollandse reactie tussen alle Engelstalige berichten. Het ziet er fantastisch uit Greet, complimenten!
    Groetjes Hennie.

  25. Haven and Home Sunday, September 20, 2009 at 5:15 PM - Reply

    Looks fabulous!!!!

  26. My Notting Hill Sunday, September 20, 2009 at 5:54 PM - Reply

    Beautiful! The wax treatment sounds so interesting. I've seen it applied to furniture but not to walls. I'm off to google it!

  27. Aimee Sunday, September 20, 2009 at 11:11 PM - Reply

    Gorgeous!!! I love, love the finishing details of the room. It is so elegant and warm…

    If you get a chance, stop by my Blog and say hi! I just put up a new post…
    Have a great day,

  28. Anci Monday, September 21, 2009 at 5:05 AM - Reply

    It's nice to see how a room can look that beautiful. You have really succeed with it. I wanna see more !


  29. Cote de Texas Monday, September 21, 2009 at 7:18 AM - Reply

    Wonderful! the closets are gorgeous!

  30. Maria Killam Wednesday, September 23, 2009 at 10:35 AM - Reply

    I especially loved the closet millwork, so beautiful!

  31. Mikaeel Wednesday, August 4, 2010 at 6:11 AM - Reply

    Thanks for sharing such beautiful designs. Such designs are very attractive.

    With Regards
    Mirrored wardrobe sliding doors

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