Bedroom Makeover – Pottery Barn Inspired

Pottery Barn Inspired – Bedroom Makeover

My bedroom makeover began with this issue of Pottery Barn

I knew I had a sheer swag

there was one time in my life when several of my windows had their swag on.  

Sometimes I’m glad that I keep stuff, like swag.

I placed a basket on top of an ottoman, layered a wooden tray, with a few old books at the end of the bed and added a corbel.  I wanted to recreate a natural look like the one in the photo using things from around the house.

I took photos from different angles, turned the lights off and opened the blinds trying to get the lighting just right.

I guess it took me a little too long.

Miss Murphy was ready for a nap.

And that’s how the

Murphy Bed

edition evolved.

I’m sharing my bedroom makeover at Debbiedoo’s Magazine Copycat Party

I hope you join us this week for the rest of Spring’tacular!



  1. 1
    Susan says:

    Love your makeover! Very nice job.

    Miss Murphy is adorable!
    Susan recently posted..Spring Break

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    debbie says:

    Your makeover is just beautiful Debbie. I love that you had everything to do it with. GOrgeous bed too. Love your doggie, so cute. Thanks for sharing this lovely makeover with the party. See you later on.

  3. 3

    Hi Debbie,
    What a great makeover & copy cat! Your bed is just gorgeous and Murphy is so sweet!
    She looks perfect on you bed…
    What a great magazine cover too!
    Well done!
    I Just love all of it…
    Have a great day today…
    All the Best,
    Christine @ Stonehouse Living recently posted..Fun with embellishments…

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    ange says:

    Beautiful job Debbie! I like your Murphy bed version the best, it looks so cozy and cute with the addition of Murphy. Hope you are having a wonderful weekend!
    ange recently posted..Pinerly?

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    cassie says:

    it looks BEAUTIFUL, debbie! i absolutely love it! and i love your cover shot!
    cassie recently posted..I Paid It Forward

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    Sarah says:

    The Murphy edition made me LOL! Too cute, and love how your room came out, I’ve always dreamed of someday having a bed like that. :)
    Sarah recently posted..Yay! I think…

  7. 7

    That’s too cute!! Looks just like the PB cover :)

  8. 8

    Gorgeous bed! LOVE your murphy bed pictures! Oh my goodness what a cutie! You’ll have to give Miss Murphy a hug for me. :-)

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    Vanessa says:

    Debbie!! You are amazing! I absolutely love your incredible copycat and frankly like it a million times more than the original…it may be due to Miss Murphy joining in but no matter what it looks gorgeous! :-)
    Vanessa recently posted..Praying for your Kids Series…Part 2

  10. 10

    Another great job. And, Miss Murphy is so cute!!
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    Gina says:

    That is an awesome copycat! Girl, you rocked it!
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    Michelle says:

    Debbie what a wonderful and gorgeous haven you have created!! Love your inspiration and LOVE your room even more girl!! That bedding is beautiful.


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    Ann says:

    I love this! Your Miss Murphy is right at home up there on that bed. My little dog is too. Your swag is delightful. The monogram is such a nice touch.
    Ann recently posted..Nesting Bunny

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    Hahaha, we all know who’s in charge…same goes in my house. But if I take too long they are at my feet so I just get dog butt shots. 😉 Great copy cat…I’m pinning it. :)
    Karah @ thespacebetweenblog recently posted..foto friday 3 {curacao}

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    Martina says:

    Love the Murphy edition!! Great copy!
    Martina recently posted..A tale of a table

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    kim says:

    Debbie, your bed is gorgeous. Love your copycat and your dog is the icing on the cake.
    kim recently posted..Inspired by My Favorite Designer….mantel makeover

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    Fabulous! The copy is perfect! Love your magazine cover and your dog just makes it!!
    Jan @southernjunkin recently posted..Here, Copy Cat, Here

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    bj says:

    Girl, you did a fabulous copy cat. I love your pretty bed and your dog is precious.
    Isn’t this such a fun party…I look forward to it every month.
    bj recently posted..Here’s MY take on it…..

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    Country Gal says:

    Lovely make over especially with a pooch in the photo ! Have a good day !
    Country Gal recently posted..Weekend Visit

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    Shannon says:

    OMGee. I so snort-laughed when Murphy hopped up on the bed! Classic.
    Again, you knock my socks off lady. You are so dang talented your room surpasses PB.
    What a dreamy space to lay your head at night.
    Mr. Fresh sure is lucky to have you around to make things perfect 😉

    PS-And Murphy too, to get to snooze on that beauty!!
    Shannon recently posted..Beach Chic Spring Bench

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    MariaElena says:

    Your makeover is just beautiful! Gorgeous bedroom!

  22. 22

    How cute! I love your entry…you even put copy on your photo like the one in the Pottery Barn catalog! Truly, you nailed it!

    I am linking from Debbiedoos.
    Ricki Jill
    Ricki Jill Treleaven recently posted..Debbiedoo’s Magazine Copy Cat Challenge: Spring Edition

  23. 23

    Your bed looks beautiful and the dog is the perfect finishing touch. PB needs one. 😉

  24. 24
    Marcy says:

    Pottery Barn is going to contacting you to style they’re next catalog! What a beautiful room, and Miss Murphy is the star of the shot! ~Marcy
    Marcy recently posted..Spring Fever

  25. 25

    Isn’t it fun to try recreating a room “look?” You did a great job, Debbie. I like all of your elements and how you labeled your photo to look like a catalog :).
    Kim @ Cheap Chic Home recently posted..Pottery Barn Family Room

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    Rondell says:

    First off I love Miss Murphy so cute, the bed is gorgeous and I too sometimes keep things that I’ve used later!

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    Shelia says:

    Your bedroom is so gorgeous! Your copy cat is wonderful!
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia 😉
    Shelia recently posted..Copy Cat Party at Debbiedoo’s

  28. 28

    Beautiful! Your bedroom makeover is so pretty and well done!
    Pam @ diy Design Fanatic recently posted..Copycat Challenge

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    Cindy says:

    Oh girl, your rendition is beautiful! You have a lovely bed and your linens are fabulous. I love your little Murphy and how you made your photo look like a Magazine cover, you’re brilliant. Thanks so much for coming by my blog and leaving a sweet comment!
    Hugs, Cindy
    Cindy recently posted..Copy Cat

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    Jann Olson says:

    Murphy is so cute! Who can blame her for wanting to take a nap on such a gorgeous bed? I saw that bed in PB and thought it was so pretty. Yours is every bit as lovely! I am now a new follower.
    Jann Olson recently posted..Springtacular Copycat Party

  31. 31

    Fabulous copycat. Your room is gorgeous!
    Pat@Back Porch Musings recently posted..~Copycat Challenge~

  32. 32
    Miss Kitty says:

    This post is just so darn cute from the photos to the clever writing. I love how you added text to your photos to make them look SO MUCH like the Pottery Barn catalog photo. Your dog is adorable too and love how you edited the photo text to adapt to him being in the picture.
    Miss Kitty recently posted..Burlap Door Hanging

  33. 33

    A lovely makeover.
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  34. 34
    CAS says:

    Oh my goodness, Debbie, your bedroom is beautiful! You certainly captured the PB look & improved it!

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    Olivia says:

    I love it! And Murphy is just adorable!
    Olivia recently posted..How to Wrap A Wrist!

  36. 36

    I still can’t get over this makeover!!! ABSOLUTELY GORGEOUS!!
    Erin @ How to Nest for Less recently posted..Spring Bucket List {free printable}

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    Angie says:

    This is awesome! You did such an amazing job! I love your dog too, is that a goldendoodle or labradoodle? I have a goldendoodle, just love these dogs, they make great additions to a photoshoot! Super job!

  38. 38
    Lorrie says:

    Wow! Great job, I love your bedroom! I’m now a follower

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    Karen says:

    Gorgeous Gorgeous Gorgeous!!! you nailed it. Your room is fabulous.
    Karen recently posted..Jeanne D’Arced

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    Pamela says:

    Debbie this is beyond fabulous lady!! I just LOVE It!!!!
    Pamela recently posted..Mystery Project

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    Pottery Barn’s got nothing on you and Miss Murphy! She should be modeling in the PB catalog! Glad you got your swag on – looks fab!
    Kelly @ Eclectically Vintage recently posted..New Link Party in Town! & It’s a Cinch Mantel Makeover

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    Becca says:

    A+++++++ … you did an incredible job, Debbie, recreating that gorgeous bedroom from PB! I love the swag and how you added the fun vignette at the base! Your monogram looks awesome, too … might have to borrow that idea somewhere. :)
    Becca recently posted..Easter Dining Room

  43. 43
    Kristine says:

    I’m lovin’ that Murphy bed!!! Made me giggle. You did a beautiful job!
    Kristine recently posted..Spring Has Sprung In My Girls’ Room: A Reveal and a GIVEAWAY!

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    Melody says:

    Wow! It’s absolutely beautiful! Great job! What a “dreamy” place! :)
    Melody recently posted..Comment on Button Front Dresser by Your Turn! Wild Wednesday!

  45. 45

    Debbie- great copy cat. Your dog is the perfect prop though!!

  46. 46
    Mimi says:

    Elegant and sophisticated! Thanks for sharing.
    Mimi recently posted..6 Free Online Decor Magazines You Don’t Want To Miss

  47. 47

    Oh, this is so pretty! Would you come style my bedroom, please??
    Korrie@RedHenHome recently posted..Chippy Enamel Flower Bucket

  48. 48
    Laura says:

    Love it Debby, love the way it is styled, especially the Murphy picture! Take care, Laura

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